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1975–76 NCAA Division I men's ice hockey season

The 1975–76 NCAA Division I men's ice hockey season began in October 1975 and concluded with the 1976 NCAA Division I Men's Ice Hockey Tournament's championship game on March 27, 1976 at the University of Denver Arena in Denver, Colorado. This was the 29th season in which an NCAA ice hockey championship was held and is the 82nd year overall where an NCAA school fielded a team.

Regular seasonEdit

Season tournamentsEdit

Tournament Dates Teams Champion
Utica Invitational November 27–28 4 New Hampshire
North Country Thanksgiving Festival November 27–29 4 Concordia
Syracuse Invitational December 26–27 4 Clarkson
Rensselaer Holiday Tournament December 27–29 4 Providence
Great Lakes Invitational December 29–30 4 Michigan
Blue–Green Invitational January 2–3 4 New Hampshire
ECAC Holiday Hockey Festival January 2–4 4 Clarkson
Yale–SAAB Tournament January 9–10 4 New Hampshire
Concordia Invitational January 14–15 4
Beanpot February 2, 9 4 Boston College

Standings[1][2][3]Edit

Conference Overall
GP W L T PTS GF GA GP W L T GF GA
Michigan State 12 9 3 0 18 57 49 40 23 15 2 193 176
Michigan 12 8 4 0 16 69 52 39 21 18 0 196 176
Minnesota 12 4 8 0 8 42 53 44 28 14 2 190 158
Wisconsin 12 3 9 0 6 49 63 38 12 24 2 153 177
indicates conference regular season champion
Conference Overall
GP W L T PTS GF GA GP W L T GF GA
Bowling Green 16 11 4 1 23 80 44 32 21 9 2 198 90
Saint Louis* 16 10 5 1 21 76 51 41 24 15 2 193 139
Lake Superior State 16 9 7 0 18 59 55 37 20 16 1 185 172
Western Michigan 16 6 10 0 12 62 75 34 18 14 2 176 158
Ohio State 16 3 13 0 6 49 101 34 18 15 1 213 155
Championship: Saint Louis
indicates conference regular season champion
* indicates conference tournament champion
Conference Overall
GP W L T Pct. GF GA GP W L T GF GA
Boston University†* 23 21 2 0 .915 141 77 30 25 5 0 182 108
New Hampshire 28 22 6 0 .786 163 97 31 24 7 0 184 108
Brown 23 18 5 0 .783 149 90 30 23 7 0 186 126
Clarkson 25 16 8 1 .660 135 114 31 18 12 1 170 146
Cornell 23 13 9 1 .587 127 98 29 18 10 1 174 128
Dartmouth 24 14 10 0 .583 123 112 27 16 11 0 140 123
Harvard 20 10 7 3 .575 101 89 26 13 10 3 134 125
Boston College 21 11 9 1 .548 115 96 29 15 13 1 158 135
Providence 25 11 12 2 .480 132 111 31 14 15 2 171 141
Rensselaer 23 9 12 2 .435 123 121 28 13 13 2 153 143
Vermont 22 9 13 0 .409 102 112 32 15 16 1 179 160
St. Lawrence 19 7 11 1 .395 87 102 27 11 17 1 128 144
Colgate 20 6 14 0 .300 88 126 25 9 16 0 117 153
Northeastern 23 6 16 1 .283 93 124 26 9 16 1 117 133
Princeton 23 6 16 1 .283 76 135 24 7 16 1 86 138
Pennsylvania 23 5 17 1 .239 85 141 26 6 19 1 107 163
Yale 21 1 20 0 .048 68 166 25 4 21 0 91 189
Championship: Boston University
indicates conference regular season champion
* indicates conference tournament champion
Conference Overall
GP W L T PTS GF GA GP W L T GF GA
Air Force 0 0 0 0 - - - 26 16 10 0 160 145
Conference Overall
GP W L T PTS GF GA GP W L T GF GA
Michigan Tech†* 32 25 7 0 50 190 134 43 34 9 0 255 177
Michigan State 32 20 12 0 40 154 139 40 23 15 2 193 176
Minnesota* 32 18 13 1 37 129 119 44 28 14 2 190 158
Michigan 32 17 15 0 34 157 141 39 21 18 0 196 176
Notre Dame 32 15 15 2 32 143 140 38 19 17 2 171 173
Colorado College 32 15 16 1 31 131 133 38 15 22 1 151 181
Wisconsin 32 11 19 2 24 137 151 38 12 24 2 153 177
Denver 32 12 20 0 24 120 140 39 16 23 0 165 175
Minnesota-Duluth 32 12 20 0 24 132 160 36 15 21 0 159 179
North Dakota 32 12 20 0 24 119 155 36 15 21 0 142 168
Championship: Minnesota, Michigan Tech
indicates conference regular season champion
* indicates conference tournament champion

1976 NCAA Tournament[4]Edit

  Semifinals
March 25–26
National Championship
March 27
                     
E1 Boston University 2  
W2 Minnesota 4  
  W2 Minnesota 6  
  W1 Michigan Tech 4  
W1 Michigan Tech 7*
E2 Brown 6     Third Place Game
  E1 Boston University 7
  E2 Brown 8

Note: * denotes overtime period(s)


Player statsEdit

Scoring leaders[5]Edit

The following players led the league in points at the conclusion of the season.

GP = Games played; G = Goals; A = Assists; Pts = Points; PIM = Penalty minutes

Player Class Team GP G A Pts PIM
Tom Ross Senior Michigan State 41 51 54 105 28
Mike Zuke Senior Michigan Tech 43 47 57 104 42
Steven Colp Senior Michigan State 39 40 54 94 56
Bruce Allworth Junior Ohio State 34 40 53 93 50
George Lyle Junior Michigan Tech 43 47 41 88 42
Stuart Ostlund Sophomore Michigan Tech 43 34 50 84 18
Darryl Rice Senior Michigan State 41 31 51 82 54
Chuck Delich Junior Air Force 26 44 35 79 45
Bill Gilligan Sophomore Brown 30 25 54 79 10
Jim Mayer Senior Michigan Tech 43 29 42 71 58

Leading goaltenders[5]Edit

The following goaltenders led the league in goals against average at the end of the regular season while playing at least 33% of their team's total minutes.

GP = Games played; Min = Minutes played; W = Wins; L = Losses; OT = Overtime/shootout losses; GA = Goals against; SO = Shutouts; SV% = Save percentage; GAA = Goals against average

Player Class Team GP Min W L OT GA SO SV% GAA
Mike Liut Junior Bowling Green 21 1171 13 5 0 50 0 .905 2.56
Tom Mohr Senior Minnesota 12 689 8 3 1 31 0 .905 2.70
Lindsay Middlebrook Junior Saint Louis 30 1767 - - - 88 0 - 2.99
Dan Magnarelli Junior New Hampshire 21 1230 - - - 65 0 .886 3.17
Jeff Tscherne Sophomore Minnesota 29 1766 19 9 1 103 0 .893 3.50
Mark Evans Sophomore New Hampshire 11 562 - - - 37 0 .850 3.95
Kevin McCabe Junior Brown 29 1619 21 7 0 107 0 .879 3.97
Bruce Horsch Sophomore Michigan Tech 31 1860 24 7 0 124 1 .898 4.00
Ernie Glanville Sophomore Denver 19 - 9 - - - 0 .882 4.10
Pat Tims Junior Lake Superior State 22 - - - - - - - 4.13

AwardsEdit

NCAAEdit

CCHAEdit

ECACEdit

WCHAEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "2012-13 CCHA Media Guide". CCHA. Retrieved 2014-06-29.
  2. ^ "2008-09 ECAC Hockey Media Guide" (PDF). ECAC Hockey. Retrieved 2014-06-29.
  3. ^ "2008-09 WCHA Yearbook 113-128" (PDF). WCHA. Retrieved 2014-06-29.
  4. ^ "NCAA Tournament". College Hockey Historical Archives. Retrieved May 19, 2013.
  5. ^ a b "1975-76 NCAA Division I Statistics". Elite Prospects. Retrieved 2016-06-04.
  6. ^ "NCAA Division I Awards". College Hockey Historical Archives. Retrieved June 11, 2013.
  7. ^ "Men's Ice Hockey Award Winners" (PDF). NCAA.org. Retrieved June 11, 2013.
  8. ^ "CCHA Awards". College Hockey Historical Archives. Retrieved May 19, 2013.
  9. ^ "CCHA All-Teams". College Hockey Historical Archives. Retrieved May 19, 2013.
  10. ^ "ECAC Awards". College Hockey Historical Archives. Retrieved May 19, 2013.
  11. ^ "ECAC All-Teams". College Hockey Historical Archives. Retrieved May 19, 2013.
  12. ^ "WCHA Awards". College Hockey Historical Archives. Retrieved May 19, 2013.
  13. ^ "WCHA All-Teams". College Hockey Historical Archives. Retrieved May 19, 2013.

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