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1976–77 NCAA Division I men's ice hockey season

The 1976–77 NCAA Division I men's ice hockey season began in October 1976 and concluded with the 1977 NCAA Division I Men's Ice Hockey Tournament's championship game on March 26, 1977 at the Olympia Stadium in Detroit, Michigan. This was the 30th season in which an NCAA ice hockey championship was held and is the 83rd year overall where an NCAA school fielded a team.

Regular seasonEdit

Season tournamentsEdit

Tournament Dates Teams Champion
North County Thanksgiving Festival November 25–28 4 Clarkson
Binghamton Invitational November 26–27 4 York
Brown Invitational December 20–22 4 Vermont
Great Lakes Invitational December 28–29 4 Michigan Tech
Syracuse Invitational December 28–29 4 Boston College
Rensselaer Holiday Tournament December 28–30 4 Rensselaer
Union Holiday Festival Tournament December 29–30 4 Union, Western Ontario
Blue–Green Invitational January 2–3 4 New Hampshire
ECAC Holiday Hockey Festival January 2–3 4 Boston University
Beanpot February 7, 14 4 Harvard

Standings[1][2][3]Edit

Conference Overall
GP W L T PTS GF GA GP W L T GF GA
Wisconsin 12 9 3 0 18 78 47 45 37 7 1 264 161
Michigan 12 7 5 0 14 68 61 45 28 17 0 260 211
Minnesota 12 5 7 0 10 46 56 41 17 21 3 177 202
Michigan State 12 3 9 0 6 41 69 36 14 21 1 145 189
indicates conference regular season champion
Conference Overall
GP W L T PTS GF GA GP W L T GF GA
Saint Louis 16 13 2 1 27 89 52 39 27 11 1 197 128
Bowling Green* 16 10 6 0 20 94 52 39 28 11 0 209 113
Ohio State 16 8 7 1 17 64 74 38 17 20 1 160 178
Western Michigan 16 5 11 0 10 52 79 37 17 19 1 179 180
Lake Superior State 16 3 13 0 6 56 98 33 10 23 0 139 197
Championship: Bowling Green
indicates conference regular season champion
* indicates conference tournament champion
Conference Overall
GP W L T Pct. GF GA GP W L T GF GA
Clarkson 23 19 4 0 .826 146 87 34 26 8 0 222 127
New Hampshire 27 21 6 0 .778 182 121 39 27 12 0 245 181
Cornell 23 16 6 1 .717 160 102 29 20 8 1 204 134
Boston University* 24 16 7 1 .688 142 110 34 22 11 1 198 160
Boston College 23 13 9 1 .587 125 106 30 18 11 1 174 130
Rensselaer 24 14 10 0 .583 138 131 30 17 12 1 184 168
Brown 21 12 9 0 .571 121 95 27 16 11 0 145 118
Providence 25 14 11 0 .560 124 105 30 17 13 0 146 128
Harvard 22 12 10 0 .545 92 78 26 14 12 0 108 95
Dartmouth 24 11 12 1 .479 136 118 26 12 12 2 146 124
Vermont 23 10 13 0 .435 105 103 30 15 15 0 141 122
Colgate 24 10 14 0 .417 110 144 28 12 16 0 128 170
Northeastern 22 9 13 0 .409 92 125 27 11 16 0 121 141
Pennsylvania 24 7 17 0 .292 93 148 26 9 17 0 105 157
Yale 23 5 17 1 .239 73 130 25 6 18 1 84 140
St. Lawrence 20 3 17 0 .150 86 147 28 8 20 0 134 182
Princeton 24 3 20 1 .146 70 143 25 3 21 1 72 150
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 - - - 27 20 7 0 170 104
Northern Michigan 0 0 0 0 - - - 33 19 13 1 174 130
Conference Overall
GP W L T PTS GF GA GP W L T GF GA
Wisconsin†* 32 26 5 1 53 192 122 45 37 7 1 264 161
Notre Dame 32 19 10 3 41 164 127 38 22 13 3 191 147
Michigan 32 20 12 0 40 183 151 45 28 17 0 260 211
Denver 32 16 14 2 34 154 151 40 21 17 2 206 187
North Dakota 32 16 16 0 32 168 158 38 19 19 0 202 184
Michigan Tech 32 15 16 1 31 143 150 38 19 18 1 177 178
Minnesota 32 13 16 3 29 135 144 41 17 21 3 177 202
Colorado College 32 11 20 1 23 156 170 40 13 25 2 194 209
Michigan State 32 11 20 1 23 122 171 36 14 21 1 145 189
Minnesota-Duluth 32 6 24 2 14 119 192 37 9 26 2 148 219
Championship: Wisconsin
indicates conference regular season champion
* indicates conference tournament champion

1977 NCAA Tournament[4]Edit

  First Round
March 20
    Semifinals
March 24–25
    National Championship
March 26
                           
        E1 Boston University 4  
  W2 Michigan 6     W2 Michigan 6    
  A Bowling Green 3         W2 Michigan 5
      W1 Wisconsin 6*
      W1 Wisconsin 4*    
      E2 New Hampshire 3   Third Place Game
  E1 Boston University 6
  E2 New Hampshire 5

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
Dave Taylor Senior Clarkson 34 41 67 108 70
Dave Debol Junior Michigan 45 43 56 99 40
Bob Miller Sophomore New Hampshire 38 30 59 89 45
Craig Norwich Junior Wisconsin 44 18 65 83 70
Mike Eaves Junior Wisconsin 45 28 53 81 18
Mark Johnson Freshman Wisconsin 43 36 44 80 16
Rick Meagher Senior Boston University 34 34 46 80 42
Lance Nethery Sophomore Cornell 29 32 46 78 18
Brian Walsh Senior Notre Dame 38 30 47 77 70
Ralph Cox Sophomore New Hampshire 37 40 36 76 50
Kip Maurer Junior Michigan - 38 38 76 8

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 Senior Bowling Green 24 1346 18 4 0 61 2 .901 2.72
Lindsay Middlebrook Senior Saint Louis 18 1058 11 7 0 54 1 .893 3.07
Julian Baretta Sophomore Wisconsin 26 1458 21 2 0 75 2 .905 3.08
Tom Talbot Sophomore Air Force - - - - - 64 - .905 3.40
John Peterson Junior Notre Dame 17 - - - - 70 0 .899 3.44
Peter Reynolds Senior Vermont 18 912 - - - 54 0 .878 3.55
Brian Shields Senior Clarkson 32 1850 26 - - 111 0 .896 3.60
Brian Petrovek Junior Harvard 26 1575 14 12 0 95 1 .864 3.62
Chuck Stevens Sophomore Michigan Tech 10 - - - - - - .882 3.67
Barrie Oakes Freshman Northern Michigan 21 - - - - - - .884 3.70

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 "1976-77 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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