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2013–14 NCAA Division I men's ice hockey season

The 2013–14 NCAA Division I men's ice hockey season began in October 2013 and ended with the 2014 NCAA Division I Men's Ice Hockey Tournament's championship game in April 2014. This was the 67th season in which an NCAA ice hockey championship was held, and the 119th year overall in which an NCAA school fielded a team.

Conference realignmentEdit

The March 2011 announcement that the Big Ten Conference would start sponsoring men's ice hockey in the 2013–14 season, which came shortly after Penn State had announced that it would upgrade its team from club to full varsity status effective in 2012–13, led to a major wave of conference realignment in that sport. Once the Big Ten took the ice with six teams, the Central Collegiate Hockey Association (CCHA) faced the loss of three of its mainstays (Michigan, Michigan State, Ohio State), while the Western Collegiate Hockey Association (WCHA) was set to lose two prominent members (Minnesota and Wisconsin).

Several CCHA and WCHA members then entered into talks to break away from their current leagues to form a new conference; six of these schools would soon form the National Collegiate Hockey Conference (NCHC), which would also take the ice in 2013–14. Further moves by both the NCHC and WCHA would eventually lead to the demise of the CCHA after the 2012–13 season. The upheaval also gave Hockey East its first non-New England member in Notre Dame.

In the end, the only conferences that neither gained nor lost members for 2013–14 were Atlantic Hockey and ECAC Hockey. The former conference would go on to lose Connecticut to Hockey East, which was already home to the school's women's team, for the 2014–15 season.

Membership changesEdit

School Former Conference New Conference
Alabama–Huntsville Chargers Independent WCHA
Alaska Nanooks CCHA WCHA
Bowling Green Falcons CCHA WCHA
Colorado College Tigers WCHA NCHC
Denver Pioneers WCHA NCHC
Ferris State Bulldogs CCHA WCHA
Lake Superior State Lakers CCHA WCHA
Miami RedHawks CCHA NCHC
Michigan Wolverines CCHA Big Ten
Michigan State Spartans CCHA Big Ten
Minnesota Golden Gophers WCHA Big Ten
Minnesota–Duluth Bulldogs WCHA NCHC
North Dakota (no nickname) WCHA NCHC
Northern Michigan Wildcats CCHA WCHA
Notre Dame Fighting Irish CCHA Hockey East
Ohio State Buckeyes CCHA Big Ten
Omaha Mavericks WCHA NCHC
Penn State Nittany Lions Independent Big Ten
St. Cloud State Huskies WCHA NCHC
Western Michigan Broncos CCHA NCHC
Wisconsin Badgers WCHA Big Ten

PollsEdit

Pre-seasonEdit

The top 20 from USCHO.com, September 30, 2013, and the top 15 from USA Today/USA Hockey Magazine, September 23, 2013.[1][2] First place votes are in parentheses.

USCHO.com
Ranking Team
1 UMass Lowell (19)
2 Miami (OH) (14)
3 Wisconsin (2)
4 Boston College
5 Minnesota (1)
6 Yale (8)
7 North Dakota
8 Notre Dame
9 St. Cloud State
10 Quinnipiac (1)
11 Michigan
11 Minnesota State
13 New Hampshire
14 Providence
15 RPI
16 Union
17 Denver
18 Western Michigan
19 Boston University
20 Niagara
USA Today/USA Hockey Magazine
Ranking Team
1 UMass Lowell (20)
2 Miami (OH) (9)
3 Wisconsin (1)
4 Boston College
5 Minnesota
6 North Dakota
7 Notre Dame
8 Yale (4)
9 St. Cloud State
10 Michigan
11 Quinnipiac
12 Union
13 New Hampshire
14 Minnesota State
15 Providence

Regular seasonEdit

StandingsEdit

Conference record Overall record
GP W L T PTS GF GA GP W L T GF GA
Mercyhurst  27 17 4 6 40 107 65 41 21 13 7 148 124
Bentley 27 16 7 4 36 100 67 37 19 14 4 127 99
Air Force 27 15 9 3 33 81 73 39 21 14 4 115 106
Connecticut 27 15 9 3 33 75 61 36 18 14 4 91 86
Robert Morris* 27 13 9 5 31 95 78 42 19 18 5 145 130
Niagara 27 11 11 5 27 89 78 40 15 20 5 113 122
Canisius 27 11 13 3 25 81 78 41 17 21 3 120 125
Holy Cross 27 11 13 3 25 68 72 39 14 22 3 97 114
RIT 27 10 14 3 23 67 84 37 12 20 5 94 124
Sacred Heart 27 11 16 0 22 75 99 36 12 24 0 82 137
American International 27 9 17 1 19 74 107 36 10 25 1 90 151
Army 27 5 22 0 10 60 110 34 6 28 0 73 146
Championship: Robert Morris
  indicates conference regular season champion; * indicates conference tournament champion
Rankings: USCHO.com Top 20 Poll; updated March 23, 2014
Conference record Overall record
GP W L T SOW PTS GF GA GP W L T GF GA
#2 Minnesota  20 14 3 3 0 45 59 37 41 28 7 6 143 86
#7 Wisconsin* 20 13 6 1 0 40 63 46 37 24 11 2 120 95
#16 Michigan 20 10 8 2 1 33 68 59 35 18 13 4 107 89
#20 Ohio State 20 6 9 5 4 27 53 55 37 18 14 5 119 100
Michigan State 20 5 9 6 4 25 42 55 36 11 18 7 79 93
Penn State 20 3 16 1 0 10 42 75 36 8 26 2 80 129
Championship: Wisconsin
  indicates conference regular season champion; * indicates conference tournament champion
Rankings: USCHO.com Top 20 Poll; updated March 23, 2014
2013–14 ECAC Hockey men's standings
Conference record Overall record
GP W L T PTS GF GA GP W L T GF GA
#1 Union * 22 18 3 1 37 83 42 42 32 6 4 160 90
#12 Colgate 22 13 6 3 29 72 59 39 20 14 5 108 104
#7 Quinnipiac 22 12 6 4 28 78 43 40 24 10 6 141 81
#16 Cornell 22 11 7 4 26 51 50 32 17 10 5 77 74
Clarkson 22 11 9 2 24 57 64 42 21 17 4 101 102
Yale 22 10 8 4 24 71 56 33 17 11 5 106 82
Rensselaer 22 8 9 5 21 57 57 37 15 16 6 104 100
St. Lawrence 22 7 11 4 18 70 78 38 15 19 4 122 131
Brown 22 8 13 1 17 48 62 31 11 17 3 75 87
Dartmouth 22 7 13 2 16 51 72 34 10 20 4 84 115
Harvard 22 6 12 4 16 44 52 31 10 17 4 69 83
Princeton 22 4 18 0 8 44 91 32 6 26 0 60 126
Championship: Union
  indicates conference regular season champion; * indicates conference tournament champion
Rankings: USCHO.com Top 20 Poll; updated March 23, 2014
2013–14 Hockey East men's standings
Conference record Overall record
GP W L T PTS GF GA GP W L T GF GA
#3 Boston College  20 16 2 2 34 75 40 40 28 8 4 164 94
#5 Massachusetts–Lowell* 20 11 6 3 25 54 43 41 26 11 4 116 77
#10 Providence 20 11 7 2 24 50 49 39 22 11 6 115 88
#18 New Hampshire 20 11 9 0 22 64 51 41 22 18 1 126 106
#19 Northeastern 20 10 8 2 22 52 51 37 19 14 4 117 103
Maine 20 9 8 3 21 59 48 35 16 15 4 102 83
#14 Vermont 20 10 10 0 20 49 48 38 20 15 3 105 89
#9 Notre Dame 20 9 9 2 20 43 40 40 23 15 2 120 86
Boston University 20 5 12 3 13 43 66 35 10 21 4 81 113
Massachusetts 20 4 13 3 11 42 61 34 8 22 4 76 106
Merrimack 20 3 15 2 8 32 66 33 8 22 3 62 97
Championship: Massachusetts–Lowell
  indicates conference regular season champion; * indicates conference tournament champion
Rankings: USCHO.com Top 20 Poll; updated March 23, 2014
Conference record Overall record
GP W L T SOW PTS GF GA GP W L T GF GA
#8 St. Cloud State  24 15 6 3 0 48 87 64 38 22 11 5 136 107
#13 North Dakota 24 15 9 0 0 45 76 63 42 25 14 3 127 102
Omaha 24 13 9 2 1 42 82 69 37 17 18 2 117 120
Minnesota–Duluth 24 11 11 2 2 37 69 70 36 16 16 4 104 104
Western Michigan 24 11 11 2 2 37 66 69 40 19 16 5 103 106
#17 Denver* 24 10 11 3 2 35 60 58 42 20 16 6 112 98
Colorado College 24 6 13 5 1 24 52 72 37 7 24 6 74 121
Miami 24 6 17 1 1 20 56 80 38 15 20 3 111 115
Championship: Denver
  indicates conference regular season champion; * indicates conference tournament champion
Rankings: USCHO.com Top 20 Poll; updated March 23, 2014
Conference record Overall record
GP W L T PTS GF GA GP W L T GF GA
#6 Ferris State  28 20 6 2 42 92 62 43 29 11 3 138 94
#11 Minnesota State* 28 20 7 1 41 95 58 41 26 14 1 130 95
Alaska 28 14 12 2 30 97 77 37 18 15 4 126 103
Bowling Green 28 13 11 4 30 89 73 39 18 15 6 119 104
Michigan Tech 28 12 11 5 29 78 78 40 14 19 7 99 108
Alaska–Anchorage 28 12 12 4 28 74 77 38 18 16 4 105 107
Northern Michigan 28 13 14 1 27 77 75 38 15 21 2 102 108
Bemidji State 28 10 14 4 24 72 76 38 10 21 7 92 118
Lake Superior State 28 12 16 0 24 70 84 36 16 19 1 94 114
Alabama–Huntsville 28 2 25 1 5 30 114 38 2 35 1 41 166
Championship: Minnesota State
  indicates conference regular season champion (MacNaughton Cup); * indicates conference tournament champion (Broadmoor Trophy)
Rankings: USCHO.com Top 20 Poll; updated March 23, 2014

2014 NCAA TournamentEdit

Regional Semi-finals Regional Finals Frozen Four National Championship
            
1 Minnesota 7
4 Robert Morris 3
1 Minnesota 4
West Regional
3 St. Cloud State 0
2 Notre Dame 3
3 St. Cloud State 4*
W1 Minnesota 2
MW4 North Dakota 1
1 Wisconsin 2
4 North Dakota 5
4 North Dakota 2**
Midwest Regional
2 Ferris State 1
2 Ferris State 1
3 Colgate 0
W1 Minnesota 4
E1 Union 7
1 Boston College 6
4 Denver 2
1 Boston College 4
Northeast Regional
2 Massachusetts–Lowell 3
2 Massachusetts–Lowell 2
3 Minnesota State 1
NE1 Boston College 4
E1 Union 5
1 Union 5
4 Vermont 2
1 Union 3
East Regional
3 Providence 1
2 Quinnipiac 0
3 Providence 4

Note: * denotes overtime period(s)

Player stats[3]Edit

Scoring leadersEdit

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

Player Class Team GP G A Pts PIM
Johnny Gaudreau Junior Boston College 40 36 44 80 14
Kevin Hayes Senior Boston College 40 27 38 65 16
Greg Carey Senior St. Lawrence 38 18 39 57 39
Cody Wydo Junior Robert Morris 42 31 23 54 19
Brett Gensler Senior Bentley 37 21 32 53 10
Bill Arnold Senior Boston College 40 14 39 53 51
Kevin Goumas Senior New Hampshire 40 19 33 52 42
Daniel Carr Senior Union 39 22 28 50 28
Alex Grieve Junior Bentley 37 25 22 47 28
Zac Lynch Sophomore Robert Morris 42 19 28 47 68
Austin Czarnik Junior Miami 37 13 34 47 28

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
Connor Hellebuyck Sophomore Massachusetts–Lowell 29 1747:49 18 9 2 52 6 .941 1.79
Cole Huggins Freshman Minnesota State 34 1880:08 21 8 1 59 6 .926 1.88
Michael Garteig Sophomore Quinnipiac 40 2409:29 24 10 6 78 6 .910 1.94
Adam Wilcox Sophomore Minnesota 38 2281:37 26 6 6 75 4 .932 1.97
Zane McIntyre Sophomore North Dakota 33 1929:59 20 10 3 64 3 .926 1.99
Steven Summerhays Senior Notre Dame 38 2233:52 21 14 2 76 7 .923 2.04
Colin Stevens Junior Union 36 2080:11 28 4 2 71 6 .929 2.05
Steve Perry Junior Clarkson 24 1402:29 11 10 3 48 4 .917 2.05
Lukas Hafner Sophomore Western Michigan 21 1047:26 9 6 2 36 2 .925 2.06
Joel Rumpel Junior Wisconsin 29 1713:57 21 6 1 59 2 .929 2.07

AwardsEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "USCHO.com Division I Men's Poll – September 30, 2013". September 30, 2013.
  2. ^ "Preseason: Men's College Hockey Poll". September 23, 2013.
  3. ^ "Men's Division I Hockey Overall Statistics: 2013–2014". USCHO.com. 2013-10-17.
  4. ^ "Men's Ice Hockey Award Winners" (PDF). NCAA.org. Retrieved 2013-07-05.
  5. ^ "AHA All-Teams". College Hockey Historical Archives. Retrieved 2013-07-05.
  6. ^ "AHA All-Rookie Teams". College Hockey Historical Archives. Retrieved 2013-07-05.
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  8. ^ http://www.ecachockey.com/men/2013-14/News/20142103_POTYR
  9. ^ http://www.ecachockey.com/men/members/yale/20142103_DDF_Winner
  10. ^ http://www.ecachockey.com/men/2013-14/News/20142103_BDD_Award
  11. ^ http://www.ecachockey.com/men/2013-14/News/20142103_ROTY_Winners
  12. ^ http://www.ecachockey.com/men/members/union/20142103_GOTR
  13. ^ "ECAC All-Teams". College Hockey Historical Archives. Retrieved 2013-07-06.
  14. ^ "ECAC All-Rookie Teams". College Hockey Historical Archives. Retrieved 2013-07-06.
  15. ^ "Hockey East All-Teams". College Hockey Historical Archives. Retrieved 2013-07-06.
  16. ^ "Hockey East All-Rookie Teams". College Hockey Historical Archives. Retrieved 2013-07-06.
  17. ^ http://www.nchchockey.com/news_article/show/359354?referrer_id=878553
  18. ^ http://www.nchchockey.com/news_article/show/368467?referrer_id=878553-news
  19. ^ "WCHA All-Teams". College Hockey Historical Archives. Retrieved 2013-07-06.
  20. ^ "WCHA All-Rookie Teams". College Hockey Historical Archives. Retrieved 2013-07-06.
  21. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 2014-06-06. Retrieved 2014-03-29.CS1 maint: archived copy as title (link)