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1987–88 NCAA Division I men's ice hockey season

The 1987–88 NCAA Division I men's ice hockey season began in October 1987 and concluded with the 1988 NCAA Division I Men's Ice Hockey Tournament's championship game on April 2, 1988 at the Olympic Center in Lake Placid, New York. This was the 41st season in which an NCAA ice hockey championship was held and is the 93rd year overall where an NCAA school fielded a team.

After the season U.S. International would drop its hockey program (the school itself would eventually go bankrupt) causing the demise of the Great West Hockey Conference, the only principally west-coast conference in the history of Division I hockey.

Regular seasonEdit

Season tournamentsEdit

Tournament Dates Teams Champion
Cardinal Classic November 6–7 4 Army
Rensselaer Holiday Tournament November 27–28 4 Rensselaer
Dexter Shoe Classic December 27–28 4 Bowling Green
Long Island Classic December 27–28 4 Boston College
Auld Lang Syne Classic December 29–30 4 Vermont
Great Lakes Invitational December 29–30 4 Wisconsin
Syracuse Invitational December 29–30 4 Clarkson
Riverfront Invitational January 2–3 4 Western Michigan
Yale Hockey Classic January 2–3 4 Cornell
Beanpot February 1, 8 4 Northeastern

Standings[1][2][3][4]Edit

Conference Overall
GP W L T PTS GF GA GP W L T GF GA
Michigan–Dearborn 12 10 1 1 20 - - 42 25 14 3 - -
Notre Dame * 12 7 3 2 16 60 44 33 27 4 2 222 114
Lake Forest 12 4 7 2 10 48 58 26 13 12 1 130 99
Kent State 12 0 10 2 2 - - 40 11 26 3 - -
Championship: March 5, 1988
indicates division regular season champion
* indicates conference tournament champion
Conference Overall
GP W L T PTS GF GA GP W L T GF GA
Lake Superior State 32 22 4 6 50 163 97 46 33 7 6 233 139
Bowling Green* 32 19 11 2 40 190 144 45 30 13 2 258 188
Michigan State 32 18 11 3 39 151 123 46 27 16 3 222 173
Western Michigan 32 17 12 3 37 152 136 42 22 17 3 208 184
Michigan 32 17 15 0 34 140 131 41 22 19 0 176 171
Illinois-Chicago 32 14 17 1 29 137 138 39 18 20 1 170 169
Ferris State 32 11 17 4 26 118 165 40 15 20 5 155 198
Ohio State 32 7 21 4 18 116 178 40 10 24 6 138 209
Miami 32 7 24 1 15 113 168 38 12 25 1 145 187
Championship: Bowling Green
indicates conference regular season champion
* indicates conference tournament champion
Conference Overall
GP W L T PTS GF GA GP W L T GF GA
Harvard 22 18 4 0 36 93 52 32 21 11 0 132 96
St. Lawrence†* 22 18 4 0 36 124 70 38 29 9 0 200 112
Cornell 22 15 7 0 30 98 68 28 19 9 0 121 81
Vermont 22 14 7 1 29 81 67 35 21 11 3 127 101
Colgate 22 13 8 1 27 105 63 32 18 11 3 156 104
Clarkson 22 10 9 3 23 86 82 35 17 15 3 133 125
Princeton 22 11 10 1 23 80 77 28 12 15 1 94 110
Rensselaer 22 9 13 0 18 99 91 32 15 17 0 164 125
Dartmouth 22 8 13 1 17 59 84 26 10 15 1 70 98
Yale 22 6 16 0 12 60 97 26 6 20 0 76 128
Army 22 3 17 2 8 59 119 30 9 19 2 97 151
Brown 22 2 19 1 5 46 120 26 3 22 1 63 144
Championship: St. Lawrence
indicates conference regular season champion
* indicates conference tournament champion
Conference Overall
GP W L T PTS GF GA GP W L T GF GA
Alaska–Fairbanks 8 5 3 0 10 - - 31 20 9 2 172 115
US International 8 4 4 0 8 - - 36 23 13 0 152 126
Alaska–Anchorage 8 3 5 0 6 36 34 36 18 15 3 170 121
indicates conference regular season champion
Conference Overall
GP W L T PTS GF GA GP W L T GF GA
Maine 26 20 4 2 44 159 90 44 34 8 2 259 144
Northeastern* 26 13 9 4 30 115 107 38 21 13 4 155 142
Boston University 26 11 12 3 25 116 117 34 14 17 3 150 154
Lowell 26 12 14 0 24 111 119 39 20 17 2 165 166
Boston College 26 10 14 2 22 104 119 34 13 18 3 132 151
Providence 26 8 13 5 21 97 119 36 13 18 5 135 165
New Hampshire 26 6 18 2 14 86 128 30 7 20 3 101 146
Championship: Northeastern
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 - - - 29 15 14 0 133 118
Alabama–Huntsville 0 0 0 0 - - - 30 11 18 1 139 159
St. Cloud State 0 0 0 0 - - - 37 11 25 1 131 231
Conference Overall
GP W L T PTS GF GA GP W L T GF GA
Minnesota 35 28 7 0 56 167 107 44 34 10 0 209 125
Wisconsin* 35 22 12 1 45 163 125 45 30 13 2 205 161
Denver 35 19 14 2 40 169 152 39 20 17 2 184 170
Michigan Tech 35 19 15 1 39 165 158 41 20 20 1 189 188
North Dakota 35 16 18 1 33 147 140 42 21 20 1 174 160
Minnesota-Duluth 35 15 18 2 32 143 155 41 18 21 2 163 179
Northern Michigan 35 14 17 4 32 145 147 40 16 20 4 164 159
Colorado College 35 3 31 1 7 102 206 38 4 33 1 111 222
Championship: Wisconsin
indicates conference regular season champion
* indicates conference tournament champion

1988 NCAA Tournament[5]Edit

  First Round
March 18-20
Quarterfinals
March 25-27
Frozen Four
March 31-April 1
National Championship
April 2
                                             
  E1 Maine 5 4 9  
  W4 Bowling Green 1 3 4  
W4 Bowling Green 5 5 10  
E5 Vermont 1 1 2
  E1 Maine 3  
  W2 Lake Superior State 6  
  W2 Lake Superior State 3 5 8
  W6 Merrimack 4 1 5  
E3 Northeastern 5 3 8  
W6 Merrimack 3 7 10
  W2 Lake Superior State 4*
  E2 St. Lawrence 3
  W1 Minnesota 4 4 8  
  W5 Michigan State 2 3 5  
E4 Harvard 5 3 8  
W5 Michigan State 6 5 11
  W1 Minnesota 2
  E2 St. Lawrence 3  
  E2 St. Lawrence 7 3 10
  W3 Wisconsin 0 4 4  
W3 Wisconsin 7 4 11   Third Place Game
E6 Lowell 3 2 5
E1 Maine 5
W1 Minnesota 2

Note: * denotes overtime period(s)

Player statsEdit

Scoring leaders[6]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
Steve Johnson Senior North Dakota 42 34 51 85 28
Dave Capuano Sophomore Maine 42 34 51 85 51
Paul Polillo Sophomore Western Michigan 42 25 60 85 34
Keith Street Junior Alaska–Fairbanks 31 37 46 83 30
Nelson Emerson Sophomore Bowling Green 45 34 49 83 54
Mark Vermette Junior Lake Superior State 46 45 30 75 154
Mike Golden Senior Maine 44 31 44 75 46
Greg Parks Junior Bowling Green 45 30 44 74 86
Phil Berger Junior Northern Michigan 38 40 32 72 22
Mike McNeill Senior Notre Dame 32 28 44 72 12

Leading goaltenders[6]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
Bruce Hoffort Freshman Lake Superior State 31 1787 23 4 3 79 2 .909 2.65
Robb Stauber Sophomore Minnesota 44 2621 34 10 0 119 5 .913 2.72
Mike Millham Freshman Vermont 18 1054 11 5 1 48 - .885 2.73
Corrie D'Alessio Freshman Cornell 25 1457 17 8 0 67 0 .910 2.76
Paul Cohen Junior St. Lawrence 30 1707 - - - 80 2 .903 2.78
Elias Delaney Junior Vermont 10 507 6 2 2 25 - .887 2.96
Wayne Cowley Junior Colgate 20 1162 11 7 1 58 1 - 2.99
Scott King Sophomore Maine 33 1762 25 5 1 91 0 .896 3.10
Chad Meyhoff Sophomore Alaska-Anchorage - - - - - - 1 .885 3.16
John Fletcher Sophomore Clarkson 33 1820 16 11 3 97 1 .908 3.20

AwardsEdit

NCAAEdit

CCHAEdit

ECACEdit

Hockey EastEdit

WCHAEdit

ReferencesEdit

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  5. ^ "NCAA Tournament". College Hockey Historical Archives. Retrieved May 19, 2013.
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  11. ^ "ECAC Awards". College Hockey Historical Archives. Retrieved May 19, 2013.
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  14. ^ "Hockey East Awards". College Hockey Historical Archives. Retrieved May 19, 2013.
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