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2001–02 NCAA Division I men's ice hockey season

The 2001–02 NCAA Division I men's ice hockey season began on October 5, 2001, and concluded with the 2002 NCAA Division I Men's Ice Hockey Tournament's championship game on April 6, 2002, at the Xcel Energy Center in Saint Paul, Minnesota. This was the 55th season in which an NCAA ice hockey championship was held and is the 107th year overall where an NCAA school fielded a team.

Contents

Pre-season pollsEdit

The top 15 from USCHO.com/CBS College Sports[1] and the top 15 from USA Today/American Hockey Magazine.[2]

USCHO.com/CBS College Sports
Ranking Team
1 Michigan State (33)
2 North Dakota (4)
3 Colorado College
4 Minnesota (3)
5 Michigan
6 Providence
7 Maine
8 St. Cloud State
9 Harvard
10 New Hampshire
11 Boston College
12 Clarkson
13 Nebraska-Omaha
14 Dartmouth
15 Boston University
USA Today/American Hockey Magazine
Ranking Team
1 Michigan State (6)
2 North Dakota (7)
3 Minnesota (2)
4 Michigan
5 Providence
6 Colorado College
7 Boston College (4)
8 Harvard
9 St. Cloud State
10 Maine
11 New Hampshire
12 Nebraska-Omaha
13 Clarkson
14 Wisconsin
15t Dartmouth
15t Denver

Regular seasonEdit

Season tournamentsEdit

Tournament Dates Teams Champion
Ice Breaker Tournament October 12–13 4 St. Cloud State
Nye Frontier Classic October 12–13 4 Denver
Maverick Stampede October 12–13 4 Minnesota–Duluth
Syracuse Invitational November 23–24 4 Niagara
College Hockey Showcase November 23–25 4
New Hampshire Tournament November 24–25 4 New Hampshire
Badger Showdown December 27–28 4 New Hampshire
Denver Cup December 28–29 4 Denver
Great Lakes Invitational December 28–29 4 North Dakota
Mariucci Classic December 28–29 4 Minnesota
Rensselaer Holiday Tournament December 28–29 4 Rensselaer
Sheraton/Howard Bank Hockey Classic December 28–29 4 Lake Superior State
Silverado Shootout December 28–29 4 Boston College
Florida College Classic December 29–30 4 Northern Michigan
Beanpot February 4, 11 4 Boston University

Standings[3]Edit

Conference Overall
GP W L T PTS GF GA GP W L T GF GA
#4 Michigan†* 28 19 5 4 42 97 56 44 28 11 5 154 102
#8 Michigan State 28 18 6 4 40 87 47 41 27 9 5 129 73
#11 Northern Michigan 28 16 10 2 34 86 69 40 26 12 2 135 98
#12 Alaska-Fairbanks 28 15 10 3 33 91 55 37 22 12 3 132 108
Nebraska-Omaha 28 13 11 4 30 72 64 41 21 16 4 112 102
Western Michigan 28 13 12 3 29 92 92 38 19 15 4 123 118
#15 Ohio State 28 12 12 4 28 71 81 40 20 16 4 109 112
Notre Dame 28 12 12 4 28 95 86 38 16 17 5 117 113
Ferris State 28 12 15 1 25 86 83 36 15 20 1 117 109
Miami 28 9 17 2 20 68 88 36 12 22 2 89 121
Bowling Green 28 7 18 3 17 78 104 40 9 25 6 103 145
Lake Superior State 28 4 22 2 10 38 106 37 8 27 2 61 132
Championship: Michigan
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†* 20 15 2 3 33 84 48 36 21 11 4 124 112
Bemidji State 19 8 7 4 22 65 61 35 12 18 5 116 146
Alabama-Huntsville 20 10 9 1 21 75 77 37 18 18 1 128 140
Niagara 19 8 10 1 19 61 65 35 17 17 1 120 118
Air Force 18 6 10 2 14 53 63 34 16 16 2 123 119
Findlay 20 5 14 1 11 57 81 35 11 22 2 105 140
Championship: Wayne 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
#9 Cornell 22 17 3 2 36 74 34 35 25 8 2 118 63
Clarkson 22 11 6 5 27 62 51 38 17 15 6 109 97
#13 Harvard* 22 10 9 3 23 67 62 34 15 15 4 97 99
Dartmouth 22 9 8 5 23 66 59 32 14 13 5 97 89
Rensselaer 22 10 9 3 23 64 59 37 20 13 4 120 101
Princeton 22 10 10 2 22 51 63 31 11 18 2 66 98
Colgate 22 10 10 2 22 53 59 34 13 19 2 90 121
Brown 22 10 10 2 22 52 53 31 14 15 2 72 80
St. Lawrence 22 9 11 2 20 62 64 34 11 21 2 83 107
Yale 22 9 11 2 20 70 65 31 10 19 2 93 94
Union 22 8 11 3 19 53 58 32 13 13 6 94 90
Vermont 22 3 18 1 7 46 93 31 3 26 2 62 134
Championship: Harvard
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
#3 New Hampshire†* 24 17 4 3 37 103 49 40 30 7 3 184 102
#6 Boston University 24 15 6 3 33 80 65 38 25 10 3 141 110
#2 Maine 24 14 5 5 33 99 62 44 26 11 7 186 116
#14 Massachusetts–Lowell 24 12 9 3 27 70 67 38 22 13 3 121 91
Northeastern 24 11 11 2 24 69 74 39 19 17 3 123 116
Boston College 24 10 13 1 21 73 81 38 18 18 2 119 116
Providence 24 8 13 3 19 68 82 38 13 20 5 115 129
Merrimack 24 6 16 2 14 54 87 36 11 23 2 101 133
Massachusetts 24 3 19 2 8 45 94 34 8 24 2 70 125
Championship: New Hampshire
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
Mercyhurst 26 21 2 3 45 103 48 37 24 10 3 130 89
Quinnipiac* 26 15 6 5 35 89 57 38 20 13 5 129 110
Holy Cross 26 14 7 5 33 95 69 34 17 12 5 120 109
Sacred Heart 26 15 8 3 33 92 72 34 16 14 4 111 107
Canisius 26 13 9 4 30 94 71 35 14 17 4 122 114
Connecticut 26 11 10 5 27 86 89 36 13 16 7 104 129
Iona 26 12 12 2 26 92 91 33 13 18 2 111 124
Army 26 9 11 6 24 87 86 35 11 18 6 109 114
American International 26 6 20 0 12 59 112 28 7 21 0 63 119
Fairfield 26 4 19 3 11 53 91 32 6 23 3 72 121
Bentley 26 4 20 2 10 57 121 32 4 26 2 69 150
Championship: Quinnipiac
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 Denver†* 28 21 6 1 43 108 63 41 32 8 1 158 86
#10 St. Cloud State 28 19 7 2 40 117 65 42 29 11 2 179 99
#1 Minnesota 28 18 7 3 39 113 84 44 32 8 4 197 119
#7 Colorado College 28 16 10 2 34 95 74 43 27 13 3 147 97
Wisconsin 28 12 13 3 27 88 90 39 16 19 4 123 120
Minnesota State-Mankato 28 11 15 2 24 84 107 38 16 20 2 124 138
Alaska-Anchorage 28 10 14 4 24 79 96 36 12 19 5 99 125
North Dakota 28 11 15 2 24 103 100 37 16 19 2 134 136
Minnesota-Duluth 28 6 19 3 15 72 112 40 13 24 3 119 153
Michigan Tech 28 4 22 2 10 66 134 38 8 28 2 92 177
Championship: Denver
indicates conference regular season champion
* indicates conference tournament champion
Final rankings: USA Today/American Hockey Magazine Poll Top 15 Poll

2002 NCAA Tournament[4]Edit

First Round Quarterfinals Frozen Four National Championship
            
1 New Hampshire
bye
1 New Hampshire 4
4 Cornell 3
4 Cornell 6
5 Quinnipiac 1
E1 New Hampshire 2
East Regional
E3 Maine 7
2 Boston University
bye
2 Boston University 3
3 Maine 4
3 Maine 4*
6 Harvard 3
E3 Maine 3
W2 Minnesota 4*
1 Denver
bye
1 Denver 3
4 Michigan 5
4 Michigan 4
5 St. Cloud State 2
W4 Michigan 2
West Regional
W2 Minnesota 3
2 Minnesota
bye
2 Minnesota 4
6 Colorado College 2
3 Michigan State 0
6 Colorado College 2

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
John Pohl Senior Minnesota 44 27 52 79 26
Darren Haydar Senior New Hampshire 40 31 45 76 28
Mark Hartigan Junior St. Cloud State 42 37 38 75 42
Colin Hemingway Junior New Hampshire 40 33 33 66 20
Jeff Taffe Junior Minnesota 43 34 24 58 86
Chad Theuer Senior Northern Michigan 40 16 39 55 28
Marc Cavosie Junior Rensselaer 36 23 28 51 44
Judd Medak Senior Minnesota-Duluth 40 18 33 51 109
Niko Dimitrakos Senior Maine 43 20 31 51 44
Nate DiCasmirro Senior St. Cloud State 41 17 33 50 58
Mark Cullen Senior Colorado College 43 14 36 50 14
Peter Sejna Sophomore Colorado College 43 26 24 50 16
Peter Metcalf Senior Maine 44 9 41 50 66
John Shouneyia Junior Michigan 44 10 40 50 46

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
David LeNeveu Freshman Cornell 14 842 11 2 1 21 2 .936 1.50
Wade Dubielewicz Junior Denver 24 1430 20 4 0 41 2 .943 1.72
Ryan Miller Junior Michigan State 40 2411 26 9 5 71 8 .936 1.77
Matt Underhill Senior Cornell 21 1334 14 6 1 40 3 .922 1.80
Yann Danis Sophomore Brown 24 1450 11 10 2 45 3 .938 1.86
Cam McCormick Senior Massachusetts-Lowell 24 1372 13 6 3 43 6 .920 1.88
Mike Morrison Senior Maine 30 1645 20 3 4 60 2 .921 2.19
Dean Weasler Senior St. Cloud State 32 1727 21 6 2 64 3 .923 2.22
Josh Blackburn Senior Michigan 43 2567 27 11 5 97 5 .904 2.27
Peter Aubry Senior Mercyhurst 29 1683 19 7 2 64 4 .925 2.28

AwardsEdit

NCAAEdit

CCHAEdit

CHAEdit

ECACEdit

Hockey EastEdit

MAACEdit

WCHAEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "USCHO.com Division I Men's Preseason Poll". USCHO.com. 2001. Retrieved 2013-05-15.
  2. ^ "USA Today/American Hockey Magazine Preseason Poll". USCHO.com. 2001. Retrieved 2013-05-15.
  3. ^ "Men's Division I Hockey Standings: 2001-02". USCHO.com. 2002. Retrieved 2013-05-15.
  4. ^ "NCAA Tournament". College Hockey Historical Archives. Retrieved May 15, 2013.
  5. ^ a b "Men's Division I Hockey Overall Statistics: 2001-2002". USCHO.com. Retrieved 2013-05-15.
  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 16, 2013.
  9. ^ "CCHA All-Teams". College Hockey Historical Archives. Retrieved May 16, 2013.
  10. ^ "CCHA All-Rookie Teams". College Hockey Historical Archives. Retrieved May 16, 2013.
  11. ^ "CHA Awards". College Hockey Historical Archives. Retrieved May 16, 2013.
  12. ^ "CHA All-Teams". College Hockey Historical Archives. Retrieved May 16, 2013.
  13. ^ "CHA All-Rookie Teams". College Hockey Historical Archives. Retrieved May 16, 2013.
  14. ^ "ECAC Awards". College Hockey Historical Archives. Retrieved May 16, 2013.
  15. ^ "ECAC All-Teams". College Hockey Historical Archives. Retrieved May 16, 2013.
  16. ^ "ECAC All-Rookie Teams". College Hockey Historical Archives. Retrieved May 16, 2013.
  17. ^ "Hockey East Awards". College Hockey Historical Archives. Retrieved May 16, 2013.
  18. ^ "Hockey East All-Teams". College Hockey Historical Archives. Retrieved May 16, 2013.
  19. ^ "Hockey East All-Rookie Teams". College Hockey Historical Archives. Retrieved May 16, 2013.
  20. ^ "MAAC Awards". College Hockey Historical Archives. Retrieved May 16, 2013.
  21. ^ "MAAC All-Teams". College Hockey Historical Archives. Retrieved May 16, 2013.
  22. ^ "MAAC All-Rookie Teams". College Hockey Historical Archives. Retrieved May 16, 2013.
  23. ^ "WCHA Awards". College Hockey Historical Archives. Retrieved May 16, 2013.
  24. ^ "WCHA All-Teams". College Hockey Historical Archives. Retrieved May 16, 2013.
  25. ^ "WCHA All-Rookie Teams". College Hockey Historical Archives. Retrieved May 16, 2013.

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