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2011–12 NCAA Division I men's ice hockey season

The 2011–12 NCAA Division I men's ice hockey season began on October 1, 2011 and concluded with the 2012 NCAA Division I Men's Ice Hockey Tournament's championship game on April 7, 2012 at the Tampa Bay Times Forum in Tampa, Florida. This was the 65th season in which an NCAA ice hockey championship was held and is the 117th year overall where an NCAA school fielded a team.

Contents

Pre-season pollsEdit

The top 20 from USCHO.com/CBS College Sports, September 26, 2011, and the top 15 from USA Today/USA Hockey Magazine, September 26, 2011.[1][2] First place votes are in parentheses.

USCHO.com/CBS College Sports
Ranking Team
1 Notre Dame (11)
2 Miami (12)
3 North Dakota (5)
4 Denver
5 Boston College (5)
6 Michigan
7 Colorado College
8 Minnesota–Duluth (10)
9 Yale (1)
10 Boston University (2)
11 Union
12 New Hampshire
13 Western Michigan
14 Nebraska–Omaha
15 Merrimack
16 Maine
17 Wisconsin
18 Rensselaer
19 Minnesota
20 Cornell
USA Today/USA Hockey Magazine
Ranking Team
1 Miami (15)
2 Notre Dame (4)
3 North Dakota (3)
4 Denver
5 Boston College (1)
6 Boston University (3)
7 Colorado College
8 Yale (2)
9 Michigan
10 Minnesota–Duluth (6)
11 Union
12 New Hampshire
13 Western Michigan
14 Nebraska–Omaha
15 Maine

Regular seasonEdit

StandingsEdit

Conference record Overall record
GP W L T PTS GF GA GP W L T GF GA
#16 Air Force * 27 15 6 6 36 85 52 39 21 11 7 119 83
Niagara 27 14 6 7 35 80 53 37 17 11 9 101 81
RIT 27 14 7 6 34 72 52 39 20 13 6 99 86
Mercyhurst 27 15 8 4 34 79 68 40 20 16 4 111 116
Holy Cross 27 15 8 4 34 93 70 39 20 15 4 120 107
Bentley 27 13 7 7 33 81 59 40 16 16 8 114 109
Robert Morris 27 13 9 5 31 72 58 39 17 17 5 102 103
Connecticut 27 12 12 3 27 78 67 39 16 19 4 112 105
Canisius 27 10 14 3 23 54 74 36 10 22 4 66 111
American International 27 6 18 3 15 57 98 37 8 26 3 82 137
Sacred Heart 27 4 20 3 11 66 122 37 6 28 3 84 173
Army 27 3 19 5 11 52 96 34 4 23 7 65 120
Championship: Air Force 4, RIT 0
  indicates conference regular season champion; * indicates conference tournament champion
Rankings: USCHO.com Top 20 Poll
Conference Overall
GP W L T SW PTS GF GA GP W L T GF GA
#2 Ferris State  28 16 7 5 1 54 80 62 43 26 12 5 124 94
#7 Michigan 28 15 9 4 1 50 85 60 41 24 13 4 132 89
#14 Western Michigan* 28 14 10 4 4 50 72 61 41 21 14 6 114 92
#8 Miami 28 15 11 2 1 48 74 55 41 24 15 2 122 86
#15 Michigan State 28 14 11 3 2 47 80 68 39 19 16 4 111 103
#20 Northern Michigan 28 11 11 6 3 42 76 79 37 17 14 6 106 102
Lake Superior State 28 11 13 4 4 41 71 79 40 18 17 5 102 108
#19 Notre Dame 28 12 13 3 0 39 65 73 40 19 18 3 101 107
Ohio State 28 11 12 5 1 39 74 79 35 15 15 5 91 92
Alaska 28 0^ 28^ 0^ 0^ 30 63 76 36 0^ 36^ 0^ 84 94
Bowling Green 28 5 19 4 3 22 40 88 44 14 25 5 85 129
Championship: Michigan 2, Western Michigan 3
  indicates conference regular season champion; * indicates conference tournament champion
Rankings: USCHO.com Top 20 Poll
^ Alaska was retroactively required to forfeit all wins and ties due to player ineligibilities.[3]
Overall
GP W L T GF GA
Alabama–Huntsville 31 2 28 1 37 126
Rankings: USCHO.com Top 20 Poll
Conference Overall
GP W L T PTS GF GA GP W L T GF GA
#3 Union * 22 14 4 4 32 76 38 41 26 8 7 143 75
#10 Cornell 22 12 4 6 30 66 46 35 19 9 7 100 79
#18 Harvard 22 8 5 9 25 61 59 34 13 10 11 106 100
Colgate 22 11 10 1 23 60 57 39 19 17 3 121 113
Quinnipiac 22 9 8 5 23 60 57 40 20 14 6 122 98
Yale 22 10 10 2 22 74 61 35 16 16 3 123 106
Clarkson 22 9 9 4 22 57 60 39 16 17 6 105 109
St. Lawrence 22 10 11 1 21 50 64 36 14 19 3 88 120
Dartmouth 22 8 11 3 19 63 74 33 13 16 4 93 102
Rensselaer 22 7 12 3 17 43 61 39 12 24 3 78 111
Princeton 22 6 12 4 16 58 72 32 9 16 7 85 105
Brown 22 5 13 4 14 54 75 32 9 18 5 75 97
Championship: Union 3, Harvard 1
  indicates conference regular season champion; * indicates conference tournament champion
Rankings: USCHO.com Top 20 Poll
Conference Overall
GP W L T PTS GF GA GP W L T GF GA
#1 Boston College * 27 19 7 1 39 96 60 44 33 10 1 157 89
#11 Boston University 27 17 9 1 35 101 70 39 23 15 1 139 112
#9 Massachusetts–Lowell 27 17 9 1 35 90 68 38 24 13 1 126 94
#13 Maine 27 15 10 2 32 91 80 40 23 14 3 133 114
#17 Merrimack 27 13 9 5 31 70 65 37 18 12 7 102 83
New Hampshire 27 11 14 2 24 68 74 37 15 19 3 108 110
Providence 27 10 14 3 23 68 89 38 14 20 4 94 122
Massachusetts 27 9 14 4 22 83 92 36 13 18 5 114 118
Northeastern 27 9 14 4 22 73 82 34 13 16 5 97 101
Vermont 27 3 23 1 7 54 114 34 6 27 1 73 140
Championship: Boston College 4, Maine 1
  indicates conference regular season champion; * indicates conference tournament champion
Rankings: USCHO.com Top 20 Poll
Conference Overall
GP W L T PTS GF GA GP W L T GF GA
#4 Minnesota  28 20 8 0 40 88 57 43 28 14 1 155 99
#6 Minnesota–Duluth 28 16 7 5 37 103 73 41 25 10 6 147 106
#12 Denver 28 16 8 4 36 96 79 43 25 14 4 139 111
#5 North Dakota* 28 16 11 1 33 82 73 42 26 13 3 135 108
Colorado College 28 15 12 1 31 95 86 36 18 16 2 114 104
St. Cloud State 28 12 12 4 28 86 74 39 17 17 5 120 104
Nebraska–Omaha 28 11 12 5 27 83 85 38 14 18 6 106 112
Michigan Tech 28 11 13 4 26 85 87 39 16 19 4 111 116
Bemidji State 28 11 14 3 25 72 89 38 17 18 3 101 109
Wisconsin 28 11 15 2 24 76 83 37 17 18 2 105 102
Minnesota State 28 8 18 2 18 73 102 38 12 24 2 101 129
Alaska–Anchorage 28 5 22 1 11 60 111 36 9 25 2 85 134
Championship: North Dakota 4, Denver 0
  indicates conference regular season champion; * indicates conference tournament champion
Rankings: USCHO.com Top 20 Poll

2012 NCAA Tournament[4]Edit

Regional Semifinals Regional Finals Frozen Four National Championship
            
1 Boston College 2
4 Air Force 0
1 Boston College 4
Northeast Regional
3 Minnesota–Duluth 0
2 Minnesota–Duluth 5
3 Maine 2
NE1 Boston College 6
W3 Minnesota 1
1 North Dakota 3
4 Western Michigan 1
1 North Dakota 2
West Regional
2 Minnesota 5
2 Minnesota 7
3 Boston University 3
E1 Boston College 4
MW2 Ferris State 1
1 Michigan 2
4 Cornell 3*
4 Cornell 1
Midwest Regional
2 Ferris State 2
2 Ferris State 2
3 Denver 1
MW2 Ferris State 3
E1 Union 1
1 Union 3
4 Michigan State 1
1 Union 4
East Regional
3 Massachusetts–Lowell 2
2 Miami 4*
3 Massachusetts–Lowell 3

Note: * denotes overtime period(s)

Player statsEdit

Scoring leaders[5]Edit

GP = Games played; G = Goals; A = Assists; Pts = Points; PIM = Penalty minutes

Player Class Team GP G A Pts PIM
Spencer Abbott Senior Maine 39 21 41 62 34
Jack Connolly Senior Minnesota–Duluth 41 20 40 60 28
Austin Smith Senior Colgate 39 36 21 57 32
Drew Shore Junior Denver 42 22 31 53 45
Travis Oleksuk Senior Minnesota–Duluth 41 21 32 53 6
Chris Wagner Sophomore Colgate 38 17 34 51 12
Brett Gensler Sophomore Bentley 40 23 27 50 38
Mark Zengerle Sophomore Wisconsin 37 13 37 50 38
Erik Haula Sophomore Minnesota 43 20 29 49 30
Reilly Smith Junior Miami 38 30 18 48 22
Brian Flynn Senior Maine 40 18 30 48 22

Leading goaltendersEdit

GP = Games played; Min = Minutes played; W = Wins; L = Losses; T = Ties; GA = Goals against; SO = Shutouts; SV% = Save percentage; GAA = Goals against average

Player Class Team GP Min W L T GA SO SV% GAA
Chris Noonan Senior Niagara 26 1452:26 14 6 5 39 2 .944 1.61
Troy Grosenick Sophomore Union 34 1922:22 22 6 3 53 5 .936 1.65
Parker Milner Junior Boston College 34 2055:47 29 5 0 57 3 .937 1.66
Connor Knapp Senior Miami 24 1348:51 15 8 0 38 5 .933 1.69
Jason Torf Sophomore Air Force 19 1038:07 8 5 2 30 5 .929 1.73
Shane Madolora Junior RIT 32 1960:44 18 9 5 63 7 .931 1.93
Shawn Hunwick Senior Michigan 40 2400:25 24 12 3 80 5 .932 2.00
Frank Slubowski Freshman Western Michigan 32 1923:45 17 11 4 65 3 .911 2.03
Taylor Nelson Senior Ferris State 31 1890:03 21 7 3 66 3 .924 2.10
Andy Iles Sophomore Cornell 35 2179:51 19 9 7 77 6 .919 2.12

AwardsEdit

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "USCHO.com Division I Men's Poll - September 26, 2011". USCHO.com. 2011-09-26. Retrieved 2011-11-07.
  2. ^ "USA Today/USA Hockey Magazine Men's College Hockey Poll - September 26, 2011". USCHO.com. 2011-09-26. Retrieved 2011-11-07.
  3. ^ "NCAA bans Nanooks from postseason, takes away victories". Anchorage Daily News. 2014-11-05. Retrieved 2018-05-03.
  4. ^ "NCAA Tournament". College Hockey Historical Archives. Retrieved July 5, 2013.
  5. ^ "Men's Division I Hockey Overall Statistics: 2011-2012". USCHO.com. Retrieved 2011-11-07.
  6. ^ "Men's Ice Hockey Award Winners" (PDF). NCAA.org. Retrieved 2013-07-05.
  7. ^ "AHA Awards". College Hockey Historical Archives. Retrieved 2013-07-05.
  8. ^ "AHA All-Teams". College Hockey Historical Archives. Retrieved 2013-07-05.
  9. ^ "AHA All-Rookie Teams". College Hockey Historical Archives. Retrieved 2013-07-05.
  10. ^ "CCHA Awards". College Hockey Historical Archives. Retrieved 2013-07-06.
  11. ^ "CCHA All-Teams". College Hockey Historical Archives. Retrieved 2013-07-06.
  12. ^ "CCHA All-Rookie Teams". College Hockey Historical Archives. Retrieved 2013-07-06.
  13. ^ "League Announces Regular-season Awards". ECAC Hockey. March 17, 2012.
  14. ^ "ECAC All-Teams". College Hockey Historical Archives. Retrieved 2013-07-06.
  15. ^ "ECAC All-Rookie Teams". College Hockey Historical Archives. Retrieved 2013-07-06.
  16. ^ "Hockey East Awards". College Hockey Historical Archives. Retrieved 2013-07-06.
  17. ^ "Hockey East All-Teams". College Hockey Historical Archives. Retrieved 2013-07-06.
  18. ^ "Hockey East All-Rookie Teams". College Hockey Historical Archives. Retrieved 2013-07-06.
  19. ^ "UMD's Jack Connolly Named WCHA Player of the Year, UND's Brad Eidsness is WCHA Outstanding Student-Athlete of the Year to Highlight 2011-12 Men's Individual Award Winners" (PDF) (Press release). Western Collegiate Hockey Association. March 8, 2012. Retrieved March 14, 2012.
  20. ^ "WCHA All-Teams". College Hockey Historical Archives. Retrieved 2013-07-06.
  21. ^ "WCHA All-Rookie Teams". College Hockey Historical Archives. Retrieved 2013-07-06.

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