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1997–98 NCAA Division I men's ice hockey season

The 1997–98 NCAA Division I men's ice hockey season began in October 1997 and concluded with the 1998 NCAA Division I Men's Ice Hockey Tournament's championship game on April 4, 1998, at the FleetCenter in Boston, Massachusetts. This was the 51st season in which an NCAA ice hockey championship was held and is the 103rd year overall where an NCAA school fielded a team.

Pre-season pollsEdit

Regular seasonEdit

Season tournamentsEdit

Tournament Dates Teams Champion
J. C. Penny Classic October 24–25 4 Colorado College
Governor's Cup November 28–29 4 New Hampshire
PAL Tournament November 28–29 4 Army
College Hockey Showcase November 28–30 4
Badger Showdown December 27–28 4 Wisconsin
Mariucci Classic December 27–28 4 Northeastern
Denver Cup December 27–28 4 Miami
Great Lakes Invitational December 27–28 4 Michigan State
Pepsi Cola Tournament December 27–28 4 North Dakota
Syracuse Invitational December 27–28 4 Minnesota–Duluth
Rensselaer Holiday Tournament December 29–30 4 Lake Superior State
Sheraton/USAir Hockey Classic December 29–30 4 Dartmouth
Saskatoon Chill Out January 2–3 4 Northeastern
Beanpot February 2, 9 4 Boston University

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

Conference Overall
GP W L T PTS GF GA GP W L T GF GA
Michigan State†* 30 21 5 4 46 110 54 44 33 6 5 156 76
Michigan 30 22 7 1 45 109 69 46 34 11 1 163 108
Ohio State 30 19 10 1 39 106 76 42 27 13 2 161 110
Northern Michigan 30 15 12 3 33 96 90 38 19 15 4 130 117
Miami 30 14 12 4 32 100 87 37 19 14 4 134 114
Lake Superior State 30 12 14 4 28 82 100 37 15 18 4 104 121
Notre Dame 30 12 14 4 28 91 89 41 18 19 4 127 115
Ferris State 30 12 15 3 27 88 106 39 15 21 3 119 138
Western Michigan 30 9 19 2 20 80 91 38 10 25 3 94 125
Alaska-Fairbanks 30 7 20 3 17 87 138 35 10 21 4 110 154
Bowling Green 30 6 21 3 15 77 106 38 8 27 3 100 157
Championship: Michigan State
indicates conference regular season champion
* indicates conference tournament champion
Final rankings: USA Today/American Hockey Magazine Coaches Poll Top 10 Poll
Conference Overall
GP W L T PTS GF GA GP W L T GF GA
Yale 22 17 4 1 35 82 44 35 23 9 3 121 80
Clarkson 22 16 4 2 34 86 48 35 23 9 3 128 87
Rensselaer 22 11 7 4 26 87 75 35 18 13 4 126 110
Brown 22 11 9 2 24 73 64 31 13 16 2 100 104
Harvard 22 10 11 1 21 72 78 33 14 17 2 112 124
Colgate 22 9 10 3 21 69 75 35 16 15 4 116 126
Princeton* 22 7 9 6 20 71 75 36 18 11 7 125 112
Cornell 22 9 12 1 19 55 68 33 15 16 2 84 101
Vermont 22 7 11 4 18 62 77 34 10 20 4 89 119
St. Lawrence 22 8 12 2 18 56 69 33 9 20 4 90 123
Dartmouth 22 7 12 3 17 72 77 29 11 13 5 96 88
Union 22 4 15 3 11 42 76 32 6 22 4 74 117
Championship: Princeton
indicates conference regular season champion
* indicates conference tournament champion
Final rankings: USA Today/American Hockey Magazine Coaches Poll Top 10 Poll
Conference Overall
GP W L T PTS GF GA GP W L T GF GA
Boston University 24 18 4 2 38 95 52 38 28 8 2 155 86
Boston College* 24 15 5 4 34 107 78 42 28 9 5 191 123
New Hampshire 24 15 8 1 31 104 62 38 25 12 1 163 102
Northeastern 24 13 8 3 29 77 78 39 21 15 3 125 133
Massachusetts–Lowell 24 11 10 3 25 88 89 36 16 17 3 126 124
Maine 24 10 11 3 23 98 89 36 17 15 4 145 121
Providence 24 9 13 2 20 65 82 36 15 18 3 110 125
Merrimack 24 4 20 0 8 78 128 38 11 26 1 141 185
Massachusetts 24 3 19 2 8 62 116 33 6 24 3 78 141
Championship: Boston College
indicates conference regular season champion
* indicates conference tournament champion
Final rankings: USA Today/American Hockey Magazine Coaches Poll Top 10 Poll
Conference Overall
GP W L T PTS GF GA GP W L T GF GA
Air Force 0 0 0 0 - - - 34 15 19 0
Army 0 0 0 0 - - - 34 18 15 1
Mankato State 0 0 0 0 - - - 38 15 17 6 139 138
Nebraska–Omaha 0 0 0 0 - - - 33 12 18 3
Final rankings: USA Today/American Hockey Magazine Coaches Poll Top 10 Poll
Conference Overall
GP W L T PTS GF GA GP W L T GF GA
North Dakota 28 21 6 1 43 127 80 39 30 8 1 188 115
Wisconsin* 28 17 10 1 35 102 88 41 26 14 1 151 121
Colorado College 28 16 10 2 34 111 93 42 26 13 3 174 132
St. Cloud State 28 16 11 1 33 101 90 40 22 16 2 141 121
Minnesota-Duluth 28 14 12 2 30 94 90 40 21 17 2 140 130
Minnesota 28 12 16 0 24 101 94 39 17 22 0 140 133
Michigan Tech 28 10 17 1 21 79 116 40 17 20 3 132 155
Denver 28 8 18 2 18 91 119 38 11 25 2 127 167
Alaska-Anchorage 28 5 19 4 14 45 81 36 6 25 5 59 116
Championship: Wisconsin
indicates conference regular season champion
* indicates conference tournament champion
Final rankings: USA Today/American Hockey Magazine Coaches Poll Top 10 Poll

1998 NCAA Tournament[5]Edit

Regional Quarterfinals
March 27–28
Regional Semifinals
March 28–29
Frozen Four
April 2
National Championship
April 4
            
E1 Boston University
bye
E1 Boston University 3
East Regional
E5 New Hampshire 4
E4 Wisconsin 4
E5 New Hampshire 7
E5 New Hampshire 0
W3 Michigan 4
W2 North Dakota
bye
W2 North Dakota 3
West Regional
W3 Michigan 4
W3 Michigan 2
W6 Princeton 1
W3 Michigan 3*
E2 Boston College 2
W1 Michigan State
bye
W1 Michigan State 3
West Regional
W4 Ohio State 4
W4 Ohio State 4
W5 Yale 0
W4 Ohio State 2
E2 Boston College 5
E2 Boston College
bye
E2 Boston College 6
East Regional
E6 Colorado College 1
E3 Clarkson 1
E6 Colorado College 3

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
Marty Reasoner Junior Boston College 42 33 40 73 56
Bill Muckalt Senior Michigan 46 32 35 67 94
Jason Krog Junior New Hampshire 38 33 33 66 44
Brian Gionta Freshman Boston College 40 30 32 62 44
Mike York Senior Michigan State 40 27 34 61 38
Derek Bekar Junior New Hampshire 35 32 28 60 46
Tom Nolan Senior New Hampshire 37 18 41 59 73
Hugo Boisvert Sophomore Ohio State 42 23 35 58 70
Chris Drury Senior Boston University 38 28 29 57 88
Rejean Stringer Junior Merrimack 38 11 46 57 44

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
Chad Alban Senior Michigan State 40 2438 31 4 5 64 0 .926 1.57
Tom Noble Senior Boston University 16 930 11 4 1 33 3 .907 2.13
Marty Turco Senior Michigan 45 2640 33 10 1 95 0 .907 2.16
Michel Larocque Junior Boston University 24 1370 17 4 1 50 1 .912 2.19
Karl Goehring Freshman North Dakota 27 1504 23 3 1 57 1 .913 2.27
Dan Murphy Senior Clarkson 23 1266 10 9 2 48 2 .907 2.27
Alex Westlund Junior Yale 32 1918 20 9 3 74 3 .919 2.32
Jeff Maund Freshman Ohio State 32 1858 22 8 0 73 0 .922 2.36
Chris Bernard Senior Clarkson 16 864 13 0 1 35 0 .899 2.43
Sean Matile Junior New Hampshire 38 2282 25 12 1 96 4 .908 2.52

AwardsEdit

NCAAEdit

CCHAEdit

ECACEdit

Hockey EastEdit

WCHAEdit

ReferencesEdit

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  4. ^ "2008-09 WCHA Yearbook 113-128" (PDF). WCHA. Retrieved 2014-06-29.
  5. ^ "NCAA Tournament". College Hockey Historical Archives. Retrieved May 19, 2013.
  6. ^ a b "1997-98 NCAA Division I Statistics". Elite Prospects. Retrieved 2014-06-29.
  7. ^ "NCAA Division I Awards". College Hockey Historical Archives. Retrieved June 11, 2013.
  8. ^ "Men's Ice Hockey Award Winners" (PDF). NCAA.org. Retrieved June 11, 2013.
  9. ^ "CCHA Awards". College Hockey Historical Archives. Retrieved May 19, 2013.
  10. ^ "CCHA All-Teams". College Hockey Historical Archives. Retrieved May 19, 2013.
  11. ^ "CCHA All-Rookie Teams". College Hockey Historical Archives. Retrieved May 19, 2013.
  12. ^ "ECAC Awards". College Hockey Historical Archives. Retrieved May 19, 2013.
  13. ^ "ECAC All-Teams". College Hockey Historical Archives. Retrieved May 19, 2013.
  14. ^ "ECAC All-Rookie Teams". College Hockey Historical Archives. Retrieved May 19, 2013.
  15. ^ "Hockey East Awards". College Hockey Historical Archives. Retrieved May 19, 2013.
  16. ^ "Hockey East All-Teams". College Hockey Historical Archives. Retrieved May 19, 2013.
  17. ^ "Hockey East All-Rookie Teams". College Hockey Historical Archives. Retrieved May 19, 2013.
  18. ^ "WCHA Awards". College Hockey Historical Archives. Retrieved May 19, 2013.
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  20. ^ "WCHA All-Rookie Teams". College Hockey Historical Archives. Retrieved May 19, 2013.

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