1984–85 NCAA Division III men's ice hockey season

The 1984–85 NCAA Division III men's ice hockey season began in November 1984 and concluded on March 23 of the following year. This was the 12th season of Division III college ice hockey.

After the collapse of the entire second-tier division in 1984, most programs downgraded to Division III. As a result the size of the third division rose dramatically.

Despite the SUNYAC conference not sponsoring ice hockey, the member schools began holding an informal conference tournament that took place just prior to the ECAC West Men's Tournament. All game were considered conference games for determining ECAC standings.[1]

Regular seasonEdit

Season tournamentsEdit

Tournament Dates Teams Champion
RIT Tournament November 2–3 4 Wilfrid Laurier
Merrimack Tournament November 17–18 4 Merrimack
Cardinal Classic November 30–December 1 4 Plattsburgh State
McCabe Tournament November 30–December 1 4
Codfish Bowl December 28–29 4 Saint Anselm
Syracuse Invitational December 29–30 4 Colgate
Salem State Tournament 4
Williams Invitational January 4–5 4 Connecticut
Blue-Gold Tournament January 5–6 4 Merrimack
Spurrier Invitational January 18–19 4 Wesleyan
SUNYAC Tournament February 22–23 4 Plattsburgh State

StandingsEdit

Conference Overall
GP W L T Pct. GF GA GP W L T GF GA
East Region
Salem State †* 24 18 6 0 .750 109 77 33 24 9 0
Babson 22 16 6 0 .727 123 58 31 22 9 0 173 95
Merrimack 21 12 6 3 .643 93 63 36 16 17 3 138 139
Norwich 22 13 9 0 .591 109 87 29 18 11 0 157 112
Holy Cross 21 12 9 0 .571 119 93 34 19 15 0 187 162
Connecticut 18 10 8 0 .556 78 85 24 14 10 0 104 112
Bowdoin 18 9 8 1 .528 86 60 26 13 12 1
Saint Anselm 20 10 10 0 .500 96 105 26 13 13 0 128 131
New England College 22 10 12 0 .455 83 110 22 10 12 0
Colby 19 8 10 1 .447 69 76 23 11 11 1
Williams 17 6 11 0 .353 72 85 19 8 11 0
Middlebury 18 5 12 1 .306 58 93 23 8 14 1 98 112
American International 21 6 15 0 .286 31 16 15 0
Massachusetts–Boston 16 4 11 1 .281 63 85 25 10 13 2 122 113
Westfield State 16 2 14 0 .125 62 112 23 7 16 0
West Region
RIT 22 20 2 0 .909 180 54 33 26 6 1 223 89
Plattsburgh State 23 19 4 0 .826 174 71 37 26 11 0 250 129
Union * 19 14 4 1 .763 97 48 32 22 9 1
Oswego State 28 20 8 0 .714 183 98 33 23 10 0 205 130
Elmira 23 16 7 0 .696 127 56 27 19 8 0 149 66
Geneseo State 29 19 9 1 .672 156 114 33 22 10 1
Potsdam State 24 12 12 0 .500 121 109 28 14 14 0
North Adams State 23 10 12 1 .457 86 99 26 13 12 1
Canisius 21 9 11 1 .452 29 14 13 2 153 158
Brockport State 26 9 17 0 .346 105 163 26 9 17 0 106 160
Hamilton 19 6 13 0 .316 67 108 24 8 16 0
Buffalo 23 4 19 0 .174 61 176 27 5 22 0
Hobart 18 2 16 0 .111 61 191 21 2 19 0
Cortland State 19 1 18 0 .053 50 191 24 1 23 0
East Championship: March 8, 1985
West Championship: March 9, 1985
indicates division regular season champion
* indicates conference tournament champions
Conference Overall
GP W L T Pct. GF GA GP W L T GF GA
Trinity 16 14 2 0 .875 87 38 24 16 8 0 117 73
Iona 21 18 3 0 .857 157 65 28 21 7 0
Southeastern Massachusetts * 18 15 3 0 .833 145 60 23 20 3 0
Assumption 16 13 3 0 .813 96 54 21 15 6 0
Fitchburg State 20 16 4 0 .800 163 84 28 17 11 0
Curry 21 16 4 1 .786 130 75 27 21 5 1
Hawthorne 14 11 3 0 .786 84 51 20 15 5 0
Amherst 16 12 3 1 .781 96 59 24 15 8 1
Framingham State 18 12 5 1 .694 103 85 28 13 14 1
Quinnipiac 23 15 8 0 .652 137 101 29 15 14 0 149 151
Wesleyan 17 11 6 0 .647 100 66 22 12 10 0 114 93
Plymouth State 21 12 9 0 .571 115 95 22 12 10 0
St. John's 18 10 8 0 .556 75 66
Saint Michael's 18 10 8 0 .556 91 91 22 10 12 0 99 121
New Hampshire College 23 12 10 1 .543 140 108 25 12 12 1
Roger Williams 17 9 8 0 .529 86 75 20 12 8 0
Suffolk 18 9 9 0 .500 101 88 25 15 10 0
Connecticut College 16 7 9 0 .438 69 60 20 8 12 0
Lehigh 14 5 9 0 .357 75 101 19 8 11 0
Bentley 14 5 9 0 .357 58 74 20 5 15 0 76 118
Villanova 18 6 12 0 .333 76 130 26 7 18 1
Worcester State 17 4 13 0 .235 79 143 21 4 17 0
Stonehill 20 5 15 0 .250 78 108 23 6 17 0
Fairfield 22 5 17 0 .227 91 136 24 5 19 0
Western New England 20 3 17 0 .150 83 148 23 5 18 0
Keene State 18 2 16 0 .111 44 147
Nichols 19 2 17 0 .105 48 147 21 2 19 0 51 165
Skidmore 15 1 14 0 .067 34 133 18 4 14 0
Upsala 15 0 15 0 .000 32 110 19 1 17 1
Championship: March , 1985
indicates conference regular season champion
* indicates conference tournament champion
Overall record
GP W L T GF GA
Lake Forest 26 17 9 0 130 82
St. Bonaventure 30 20 10 0
Wisconsin–Stevens Point 22 4 18 0
Conference Overall
GP W L T Pts GF GA GP W L T GF GA
St. Thomas 16 14 2 0 28 100 51 32 25 7 0 197 107
Bethel 16 11 5 0 22 76 56 25 15 10 0 110 93
Gustavus Adolphus 16 11 5 0 22 88 70 30 16 13 1 150 133
Saint Mary's 16 11 5 0 22 110 91 26 14 12 0 168 156
Augsburg 16 9 7 0 18 89 84 26 14 12 0 152 141
Saint John's 16 5 11 0 10 92 98 26 7 19 0 136 153
St. Olaf 16 5 11 0 10 49 97 26 7 19 0 86 155
Concordia (MN) 16 3 13 0 6 26 6 20 0 107 189
Hamline 16 3 13 0 6 70 101 25 8 17 0 113 143
indicates conference regular season champion
Conference Overall
GP W L T Pts GF GA GP W L T GF GA
Bemidji State 18 14 3 1 29 107 58 35 27 6 2 204 114
St. Cloud State 18 9 7 2 20 79 71 29 14 13 2 142 127
Mankato State 18 8 7 3 19 80 69 35 19 12 4 188 125
St. Scholastica 18 8 10 0 16 77 84 30 14 15 1 127 140
Wisconsin–River Falls 18 8 10 0 16 77 86 27 15 11 1 136 116
Wisconsin–Superior 16 5 10 1 11 56 85 30 11 17 1 129 144
Wisconsin–Eau Claire 14 4 10 0 8 47 80 29 17 12 0 149 127
indicates conference regular season champion
Conference Overall
GP W L T Pts GF GA GP W L T GF GA
RIT 18 17 1 0 34 161 36 33 26 6 1 223 89
Oswego State 18 14 4 0 28 147 58 33 23 10 0 205 130
Elmira 18 13 5 0 26 106 40 27 19 8 0 149 66
Brockport State 18 8 10 0 16 90 104 26 9 17 0 106 160
Canisius 18 7 10 1 15 85 101 29 14 13 2 153 158
Hobart 18 2 16 0 4 61 190 21 2 19 0 78 212
Buffalo 27 5 22 0
Cortland State
Geneseo State 33 22 10 1
Potsdam State 28 14 14 0
indicates conference regular season champion

1985 NCAA tournamentEdit

[2]

Quarterfinals
March 15–17
Semifinals
March 22
National championship
March 23
           
Union 5 2 7
Babson 1 3 4
Union 2
RIT 3
RIT 5 5 10
St. Thomas 4 2 6
RIT 5
Bemidji State 1
Plattsburgh State 6 4 10
Salem State 1 2 3
Plattsburgh State 7 Third-place game
Bemidji State 8***
Mankato State 4 2 6 Union 9
Bemidji State 2 9 11 Plattsburgh State 6

Note: * denotes overtime period(s)

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Plattsburgh Ice Hockey Year-by-Year Results" (PDF). Plattsburgh Cardinals. Retrieved September 7, 2019.
  2. ^ "NCAA Record Book" (PDF). NCAA. Retrieved 2016-04-13.

External linksEdit