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1999–2000 NCAA Division I men's ice hockey season

The 1999–00 NCAA Division I men's ice hockey season began on October 1, 1999, and concluded with the 2000 NCAA Division I Men's Ice Hockey Tournament's championship game on April 8, 2000, at the Providence Civic Center in Providence, Rhode Island. This was the 53rd season in which an NCAA ice hockey championship was held and is the 105th year overall where an NCAA school fielded a team.

The 1999-00 season was the inaugural year for College Hockey America, a seven-team conference (Wayne State begins conference play the following year) that was created for the purpose of stabilizing all the remaining independent Division I ice hockey teams.[1]

The University of Vermont cancelled the remainder of their season on January 14, 2000, as a result of a criminal investigation into hazing practices when it was revealed that players had lied to investigators.[2]

Pre-season pollsEdit

The top 10 from USCHO.com Division I Men's Poll[3]

USCHO.com Division I Men's Poll
Ranking Team
1 Boston College (26)
2 Maine (7)
3 Michigan State (1)
4 North Dakota (4)
5 Michigan (1)
6 New Hampshire (1)
7 Clarkson
8 Colorado College
9 Northern Michigan
10 Denver

Regular seasonEdit

Season tournamentsEdit

Tournament Dates Teams Champion
Johnson Nissan Tournament October 9–10 4 Boston University
ECAC–Omni Faceoff Classic October 15–16 4 Rensselaer
Ice Breaker Tournament October 15–16 4 Denver
J. C. Penny Classic October 22–23 4 Maine
Quinnipiac Cup October 22–23 4 Iona
College Hockey Showcase November 26–27 4
Festival of Lights Holiday Tournament November 26–27 4 Massachusetts–Lowell
Syracuse Invitational November 27–28 4 Colgate
Silverado Shootout December 27–28 4 Ferris State
Valour Cup December 27–28 4 Yale
Badger Showdown December 28–29 4 North Dakota
Great Lakes Invitational December 29–30 4 Michigan State
Mariucci Classic December 29–30 4 Minnesota
Rensselaer Holiday Tournament December 29–30 4 Providence
Sheraton/Howard Bank Hockey Classic December 29–30 4 Boston College
Denver Cup December 31–January 1 4 Maine
Beanpot February 7, 14 4 Boston University

Standings[4]Edit

Conference Overall
GP W L T PTS GF GA GP W L T GF GA
#7 Michigan 28 19 6 3 41 112 65 41 27 10 4 161 104
#10 Michigan State* 28 18 8 2 38 84 46 42 27 11 4 141 76
Lake Superior State 28 17 9 2 36 76 66 36 18 16 2 96 94
Northern Michigan 28 16 8 4 36 93 64 39 22 13 4 129 86
Notre Dame 28 11 10 7 29 65 76 42 16 18 8 103 119
Ferris State 28 13 13 2 28 85 79 39 21 16 2 127 102
Nebraska-Omaha 28 10 12 6 26 83 95 42 16 19 7 121 146
Bowling Green 28 12 15 1 25 90 88 37 17 19 1 115 114
Miami 28 10 15 3 23 75 89 36 13 20 3 99 122
Western Michigan 28 10 15 3 23 83 109 36 12 21 3 105 137
Ohio State 28 9 16 3 21 56 90 36 13 19 4 80 108
Alaska-Fairbanks 28 4 22 2 10 65 100 34 6 25 3 78 114
Championship: Michigan State
indicates conference regular season champion
* indicates conference tournament champion
Final rankings: USA Today/American Hockey Magazine Poll Top 15 Poll
Conference Overall
GP W L T PTS GF GA GP W L T GF GA
#8 Niagara†* 17 15 0 2 32 86 18 42 30 8 4 165 65
Alabama-Huntsville 18 12 5 1 25 73 46 31 17 10 4 121 86
Bemidji State 17 8 8 1 17 63 69 34 13 20 1 107 155
Air Force 16 6 10 0 12 44 50 39 19 18 2 131 125
Findlay 18 4 14 0 8 38 101 31 9 22 0 79 146
Army 10 1 9 0 2 21 41 32 13 17 2 102 95
Championship: Niagara
indicates conference regular season champion
* indicates conference tournament champion
Final rankings: USA Today/American Hockey Magazine Poll Top 15 Poll
Conference Overall
GP W L T PTS GF GA GP W L T GF GA
#4 St. Lawrence†* 20 16 3 1 33 76 47 37 27 8 2 130 94
#9 Colgate 20 14 4 2 30 85 61 35 24 9 2 132 93
#13 Rensselaer 21 11 9 1 23 61 49 37 22 13 2 123 85
Cornell 20 10 9 1 21 70 54 32 16 14 2 104 86
Clarkson 20 9 8 3 21 69 71 35 17 15 3 111 116
Princeton 21 8 9 4 20 66 66 30 10 16 4 84 97
Harvard 21 9 10 2 20 65 63 30 11 17 2 85 95
Dartmouth 21 8 10 3 19 54 63 30 9 17 4 71 98
Yale 21 6 11 4 16 45 63 30 9 16 5 68 85
Union 21 6 14 1 13 48 75 33 8 24 1 79 127
Brown 21 4 15 2 10 52 78 28 6 19 3 66 98
Vermont^ 7 3 2 2 8 25 26 17 5 9 3 53 75
Championship: St. Lawrence
indicates conference regular season champion
* indicates conference tournament champion (Whitelaw Cup)
^ Vermont was ineligible for the postseason
Final rankings: USA Today/American Hockey Magazine Poll Top 15 Poll
Conference Overall
GP W L T PTS GF GA GP W L T GF GA
#6 Boston University 24 15 3 6 36 85 69 42 25 10 7 150 118
#11 New Hampshire 24 13 5 6 32 75 68 38 23 9 6 122 105
#2 Boston College 24 15 8 1 31 91 50 42 29 12 1 165 92
#3 Maine* 24 13 7 4 30 88 67 40 27 8 5 151 106
Providence 24 10 13 1 21 65 79 38 18 18 2 114 122
Northeastern 24 8 11 5 21 67 76 36 12 19 5 95 118
Merrimack 24 6 12 6 18 58 81 36 11 19 6 87 115
Massachusetts 24 5 15 4 14 50 71 36 11 20 5 86 106
Massachusetts–Lowell 24 5 16 3 13 60 78 34 9 22 3 99 112
Championship: Maine
indicates conference regular season champion
* indicates conference tournament champion
Final rankings: USA Today/American Hockey Magazine Poll Top 15 Poll
Conference Overall
GP W L T PTS GF GA GP W L T GF GA
Wayne State 0 0 0 0 - - - 30 12 16 2 93 104
Final rankings: USA Today/American Hockey Magazine Poll Top 15 Poll
Conference Overall
GP W L T PTS GF GA GP W L T GF GA
Quinnipiac 27 23 1 3 49 152 60 36 27 6 3 195 95
Mercyhurst 27 19 6 2 40 113 64 37 23 10 4 143 94
Canisius 27 16 8 3 35 93 79 35 21 10 4 113 95
Connecticut* 27 15 11 1 31 104 77 36 19 16 1 133 116
Sacred Heart 27 14 10 3 31 86 74 34 16 15 3 104 104
Iona 27 13 12 2 28 93 93 37 17 17 3 126 132
Holy Cross 27 8 16 3 19 83 110 35 8 24 3 98 158
Bentley 27 7 18 2 16 90 130 32 7 23 2 98 159
American International 27 5 19 3 13 72 124 30 7 20 3 83 136
Fairfield 27 3 22 2 8 69 144 34 3 28 3 78 183
Championship: Connecticut
indicates conference regular season champion
* indicates conference tournament champion
Final rankings: USA Today/American Hockey Magazine Poll Top 15 Poll
Conference Overall
GP W L T PTS GF GA GP W L T GF GA
#5 Wisconsin 28 23 5 0 46 112 70 41 31 9 1 166 109
#1 North Dakota* 28 17 6 5 39 113 61 44 31 8 5 192 97
#12 St. Cloud State 28 16 9 3 35 105 66 40 23 14 3 156 103
#15 Minnesota State-Mankato 28 15 10 3 33 90 82 39 21 14 4 126 117
Colorado College 28 14 11 3 31 88 69 39 18 18 3 126 102
#14 Minnesota 28 13 13 2 28 95 84 41 20 19 2 148 133
Alaska-Anchorage 28 11 14 3 25 65 87 36 15 18 3 85 104
Minnesota-Duluth 28 10 18 0 20 59 114 37 15 22 0 93 146
Denver 28 9 18 1 19 92 97 41 16 23 2 132 136
Michigan Tech 28 2 26 0 4 47 136 38 4 34 0 68 183
Championship: North Dakota
indicates conference regular season champion
* indicates conference tournament champion
Final rankings: USA Today/American Hockey Magazine Poll Top 15 Poll

2000 NCAA Tournament[5]Edit

First Round Quarterfinals Frozen Four National Championship
            
1 Maine
bye
1 Maine 5
East Regional
5 Michigan 2
4 Colgate 3
5 Michigan 4*
E1 Maine 0
W2 North Dakota 2
2 North Dakota
bye
2 North Dakota 4
West Regional
6 Niagara 1
3 New Hampshire 1
6 Niagara 4
W2 North Dakota 4
E4 Boston College 2
1 Wisconsin
bye
1 Wisconsin 1
West Regional
4 Boston College 4
4 Boston College 6*
5 Michigan State 5
W4 Boston College 4
E2 St. Lawrence 2
2 St. Lawrence
bye
2 St. Lawrence 3****
East Regional
3 Boston University 2
3 Boston University 5
6 St. Cloud State 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
Steven Reinprecht Senior Wisconsin 37 26 40 66 14
Shawn Horcoff Senior Michigan State 42 14 51 65 50
Jeff Panzer Junior North Dakota 44 19 46 65 16
Lee Goren Senior North Dakota 44 34 29 63 42
Mike Comrie Sophomore Michigan 40 24 35 59 95
John Pohl Sophomore Minnesota 41 18 41 59 26
Jeff Farkas Senior Boston College 41 32 26 58 59
Andy McDonald Senior Colgate 34 24 34 58 49
Brian Gionta Junior Boston College 42 33 23 56 66
Dany Heatley Freshman Wisconsin 38 28 28 56 32
Jason Ulmer Senior North Dakota 44 18 38 56 33

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
Greg Gardner Senior Niagara 41 2503 29 8 4 64 12 .936 1.53
Ryan Miller Freshman Michigan State 26 1524 16 5 3 39 8 .932 1.53
Joel Laing Senior Rensselaer 27 1611 17 7 2 49 6 .947 1.82
Karl Goehring Junior North Dakota 30 1741 19 6 4 55 8 .927 1.90
Tim Kelleher Freshman Boston College 17 918 10 5 1 31 2 .919 2.02
Derek Gustafson Freshman St. Lawrence 24 1434 17 4 2 50 2 .936 2.09
Phil Osaer Sophomore Ferris State 25 1350 13 8 2 48 3 .917 2.13
Dan Ragusett Junior Northern Michigan 29 1698 16 9 3 61 5 .911 2.15
Joe Blackburn Junior Michigan State 18 1025 11 6 1 37 1 .907 2.17
Scott Clemmensen Junior Boston College 28 1610 19 7 0 59 5 .914 2.20

AwardsEdit

NCAAEdit

CCHAEdit

CHAEdit

ECACEdit

Hockey EastEdit

MAACEdit

WCHAEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "History of College Hockey America". College Hockey Historical Archives. 2013. Retrieved 2013-05-17.
  2. ^ "Vermont Cancels season in Player Hazing Scandal". The New York Times. 2000-01-15. Retrieved 2013-05-18.
  3. ^ "U.S. College Hockey Online Poll". USCHO.com. 1999-10-04. Retrieved 2013-05-25.
  4. ^ "Men's Division I Hockey Standings: 1999-00". USCHO.com. 2000. Retrieved 2013-05-17.
  5. ^ "NCAA Tournament". College Hockey Historical Archives. Retrieved May 17, 2013.
  6. ^ a b "Men's Division I Hockey Overall Statistics: 1999-2000". USCHO.com. Retrieved 2013-05-17.
  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 18, 2013.
  10. ^ "CCHA All-Teams". College Hockey Historical Archives. Retrieved May 18, 2013.
  11. ^ "CCHA All-Rookie Teams". College Hockey Historical Archives. Retrieved May 18, 2013.
  12. ^ "CHA Awards". College Hockey Historical Archives. Retrieved May 18, 2013.
  13. ^ "CHA All-Teams". College Hockey Historical Archives. Retrieved May 18, 2013.
  14. ^ "CHA All-Rookie Teams". College Hockey Historical Archives. Retrieved May 18, 2013.
  15. ^ "ECAC Awards". College Hockey Historical Archives. Retrieved May 18, 2013.
  16. ^ "ECAC All-Teams". College Hockey Historical Archives. Retrieved May 18, 2013.
  17. ^ "ECAC All-Rookie Teams". College Hockey Historical Archives. Retrieved May 18, 2013.
  18. ^ "Hockey East Awards". College Hockey Historical Archives. Retrieved May 18, 2013.
  19. ^ "Hockey East All-Teams". College Hockey Historical Archives. Retrieved May 18, 2013.
  20. ^ "Hockey East All-Rookie Teams". College Hockey Historical Archives. Retrieved May 18, 2013.
  21. ^ "MAAC Awards". College Hockey Historical Archives. Retrieved May 18, 2013.
  22. ^ "MAAC All-Teams". College Hockey Historical Archives. Retrieved May 18, 2013.
  23. ^ "MAAC All-Rookie Teams". College Hockey Historical Archives. Retrieved May 18, 2013.
  24. ^ "WCHA Awards". College Hockey Historical Archives. Retrieved May 18, 2013.
  25. ^ "WCHA All-Teams". College Hockey Historical Archives. Retrieved May 18, 2013.
  26. ^ "WCHA All-Rookie Teams". College Hockey Historical Archives. Retrieved May 18, 2013.

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