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2014–15 NCAA Division I men's ice hockey season

The 2014–15 NCAA Division I men's ice hockey season began in October 2014 and ended with the 2015 NCAA Division I Men's Ice Hockey Tournament's championship game in April 2015. This was the 68th season in which an NCAA ice hockey championship was held, and the 120th year overall in which an NCAA school fielded a team.

Conference realignmentEdit

The only conference membership change in the 2014 offseason was the move of the Connecticut Huskies from Atlantic Hockey to Hockey East, which was already home to the UConn women's team.

School Former Conference New Conference
Connecticut Huskies Atlantic Hockey Hockey East

PollsEdit

Pre-seasonEdit

The top 20 from USCHO.com, September 29, 2014, and the top 15 from USA Today/USA Hockey Magazine, September 29, 2014.[1][2] First place votes are in parentheses.

USCHO.com
Ranking Team
1 Minnesota (36)
2 North Dakota (2)
3 Providence (2)
4 Boston College
5 Union (9)
6 Colgate (1)
7 St. Cloud
8 Michigan
9 Ferris State
10 Wisconsin (1)
11 Miami (OH)
11 Notre Dame
13 Minnesota State
14 Cornell
15 Quinnipiac
16 Northeastern
17 UMass Lowell
18 Denver
19 New Hampshire
20 Boston University
USA Today/USA Hockey Magazine
Ranking Team
1 Minnesota (32)
2 North Dakota (1)
3 Providence
4 Boston College
5 Colgate
6 St. Cloud
7 Michigan
8 Union (1)
9 Miami (OH)
10 Ferris State
11 Notre Dame
12 Wisconsin
13 Minnesota State
14 Cornell
15 Denver

Regular seasonEdit

StandingsEdit

Conference record Overall record
GP W L T PTS GF GA GP W L T GF GA
Robert Morris   28 19 5 4 42 106 66 37 24 8 5 133 90
Canisius 28 15 7 6 36 78 60 37 18 12 7 95 82
#16 RIT * 28 14 9 5 33 90 62 40 20 15 5 121 96
Bentley 28 14 9 5 33 76 67 37 17 15 5 100 92
Mercyhurst 28 14 11 3 31 90 87 39 19 16 4 116 122
Holy Cross 28 12 11 5 29 68 61 37 14 18 5 84 87
Air Force 28 13 12 3 29 82 82 41 16 21 4 109 130
Sacred Heart 28 10 12 6 26 77 82 38 13 19 6 96 113
Army 28 8 16 4 20 60 84 34 8 22 4 68 108
American International 28 4 17 7 15 69 107 36 4 25 7 87 155
Niagara 28 5 19 4 14 65 103 39 7 28 4 85 157
Championship: March 21, 2015
  indicates conference regular season champion; * indicates conference tournament champion
Rankings: USCHO.com Top 20 Poll; updated March 23, 2015
Conference record Overall record
GP W L T SOW PTS GF GA GP W L T GF GA
#12 Minnesota * 20 12 5 3 0 39 81 54 39 23 13 3 137 982
Michigan State 20 11 7 2 2 37 47 42 35 17 16 2 83 80
#20 Michigan 20 12 8 0 0 36 88 60 37 22 15 0 143 107
Penn State 20 10 9 1 0 31 62 66 37 18 15 4 119 113
Ohio State 20 8 11 1 0 26 56 71 36 14 19 3 98 117
Wisconsin 20 2 15 3 2 11 34 75 35 4 26 5 59 129
Championship: March 21, 2015
  indicates conference regular season champion; * indicates conference tournament champion
Rankings: USCHO.com Top 20 Poll; updated March 14, 2015
2014–15 ECAC Hockey men's standings
Conference record Overall record
GP W L T PTS GF GA GP W L T GF GA
#14 Quinnipiac  22 16 3 3 35 60 37 39 23 12 4 106 89
St. Lawrence 22 14 7 1 29 70 41 37 20 14 3 113 75
#15 Yale 22 12 6 4 28 60 37 33 18 10 5 86 54
#19 Colgate 22 11 7 4 26 53 51 38 22 12 4 102 82
Dartmouth 22 12 8 2 26 64 55 33 17 12 4 91 78
#11 Harvard* 22 11 8 3 25 71 54 37 21 13 3 121 92
Cornell 22 9 9 4 22 45 46 31 11 14 6 57 68
Clarkson 22 8 11 3 19 49 47 37 12 20 5 81 87
Rensselaer 22 8 12 2 18 53 66 41 12 26 3 77 131
Union 22 8 13 1 17 58 63 39 19 18 2 122 104
Brown 22 5 14 3 13 44 80 31 8 20 3 65 112
Princeton 22 2 18 2 6 25 75 30 4 23 3 39 99
Championship: March 21, 2015
  indicates conference regular season champion; * indicates conference tournament champion
Rankings: USCHO.com Top 20 Poll; updated March 9, 2015
2014–15 Hockey East men's standings
Conference record Overall record
GP W L T PTS GF GA GP W L T GF GA
#2 Boston University  * 22 14 5 3 31 88 55 41 28 8 5 158 95
#1 Providence 22 13 8 1 27 61 37 41 26 13 2 123 84
#13 Boston College 22 12 7 3 27 60 50 38 21 14 3 107 91
#17 Massachusetts–Lowell 22 11 7 4 26 70 52 39 21 12 6 134 101
Notre Dame 22 10 7 5 25 64 54 42 18 19 5 126 116
Northeastern 22 11 9 2 24 70 69 36 16 16 4 107 107
Vermont 22 10 9 3 23 62 53 41 22 15 4 110 91
New Hampshire 22 10 11 1 21 66 68 40 19 19 2 119 109
Connecticut 22 7 11 4 18 42 74 36 10 19 7 66 111
Maine 22 8 12 2 18 64 74 39 14 22 3 108 127
Merrimack 22 5 14 3 13 38 56 38 16 18 4 81 93
Massachusetts 22 5 16 1 11 59 102 36 11 23 2 99 152
Championship: March 21, 2015
  indicates conference regular season champion; * indicates conference tournament champion
Rankings: USCHO.com Top 20 Poll; updated March 9, 2015
Conference record Overall record
GP W L T SOW PTS GF GA GP W L T GF GA
#3 North Dakota  24 16 6 2 0 50 72 55 42 29 10 3 138 94
#8 Miami * 24 14 9 1 1 44 73 60 40 25 14 1 130 100
#4 Omaha 24 12 8 4 3 43 67 56 39 20 13 6 105 90
#5 Denver 24 13 10 1 1 41 79 68 40 24 14 2 131 99
#6 Minnesota–Duluth 24 12 9 3 0 39 68 59 40 21 16 3 115 97
#10 St. Cloud State 24 11 12 1 0 34 69 56 40 20 19 1 109 97
Western Michigan 24 6 13 5 4 27 51 73 37 14 18 5 98 107
Colorado College 24 2 19 3 1 10 43 95 35 6 26 3 74 136
Championship: March 21, 2015
  indicates conference regular season champion; * indicates conference tournament champion
Rankings: USCHO.com Top 20 Poll; updated March 23, 2015
Conference record Overall record
GP W L T PTS GF GA GP W L T GF GA
#7 Minnesota State  * 28 21 4 3 45 98 47 40 29 8 3 145 77
#9 Michigan Tech 28 21 5 2 44 103 48 41 29 10 2 144 74
#18 Bowling Green 28 17 8 3 37 87 66 39 23 11 5 119 93
Alaska^ 28 14 12 2 30 75 69 34 19 13 2 92 81
Bemidji State 28 12 11 5 29 73 62 38 16 17 5 101 90
Ferris State 28 13 14 1 27 66 58 40 18 20 2 88 88
Northern Michigan 28 11 13 4 26 59 71 38 14 18 6 86 100
Alabama–Huntsville 28 7 20 1 15 44 95 38 8 26 4 62 121
Lake Superior State 28 7 20 1 15 44 91 38 8 28 2 60 131
Alaska Anchorage 28 5 21 2 12 52 94 34 8 22 4 70 107
Championship: March 21, 2015
  indicates conference regular season champion (MacNaughton Cup); * indicates conference tournament champion (Broadmoor Trophy)
^ indicates ineligible for postseason play due to NCAA sanctions
Rankings: USCHO.com Top 20 Poll; updated March 9, 2015

2015 NCAA TournamentEdit

Regional Semi-finals Regional Finals Frozen Four National Championship
            
1 Minnesota State 1
4 RIT 2
4 RIT 0
Midwest Regional
2 Omaha 4
2 Omaha 4
3 Harvard 1
MW2 Omaha 1
E4 Providence 4
1 Miami 5
4 Providence 7
4 Providence 4
East Regional
2 Denver 1
2 Denver 5
3 Boston College 2
E4 Providence 4
NE1 Boston University 3
1 North Dakota 4
4 Quinnipiac 1
1 North Dakota 4
West Regional
3 St. Cloud State 1
2 Michigan Tech 2
3 St. Cloud State 3*
W1 North Dakota 3
NE1 Boston University 5
1 Boston University 3*
4 Yale 2
1 Boston University 3
Northeast Regional
2 Minnesota–Duluth 2
2 Minnesota–Duluth 4
3 Minnesota 1

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
Jack Eichel Freshman Boston University 40 26 45 71 28
Evan Rodrigues Senior Boston University 41 21 40 61 31
Jimmy Vesey Junior Harvard 37 32 26 58 21
Matt Garbowsky Senior RIT 40 26 28 54 28
Zach Hyman Senior Michigan 37 22 32 54 10
Josh Mitchell Junior RIT 40 16 36 52 32
Daniel Ciampini Senior Union 39 26 24 50 30
Danny O'Regan Junior Boston University 41 23 27 50 26
Mike Vecchione Sophomore Union 39 19 31 50 20
Kyle Criscuolo Junior Harvard 37 17 31 48 12

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
Alex Lyon Sophomore Yale 32 1925:05 17 10 5 52 7 .939 1.62
Stephon Williams Junior Minnesota State 35 1999:15 25 6 3 55 5 .925 1.65
Jamie Phillips Junior Michigan Tech 41 2417:18 28 9 2 70 6 .933 1.74
Michael Bitzer Freshman Bemidji State 28 1730:06 14 11 3 52 4 .929 1.80
Kyle Hayton Freshman St. Lawrence 36 2186:05 20 13 3 71 5 .937 1.95
Ryan Massa Senior Omaha 29 1652:40 14 8 6 54 2 .939 1.96
Keegan Asmundson Senior Canisius 26 1527:11 13 8 4 50 2 .930 1.96
James Kruger Junior Dartmouth 26 1575:36 13 9 4 52 3 .926 1.98
Sean Cahill Senior Alaska 16 967:50 9 6 1 32 2 .919 1.98
Mitch Gillam Sophomore Cornell 27 1476:22 9 9 5 49 1 .927 1.99

AwardsEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "USCHO.com Division I Men's Poll - September 29, 2014". September 29, 2014.
  2. ^ "Preseason: Men's College Hockey Poll". September 29, 2014.
  3. ^ "Men's Division I Hockey Overall Statistics: 2014-2015". USCHO.com. 2014-10-17.
  4. ^ "Men's Ice Hockey Award Winners" (PDF). NCAA.org. Retrieved 2013-07-05.
  5. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 2015-04-09. Retrieved 2015-03-21.CS1 maint: archived copy as title (link)
  6. ^ "AHA All-Teams". College Hockey Historical Archives. Retrieved 2013-07-05.
  7. ^ "AHA All-Rookie Teams". College Hockey Historical Archives. Retrieved 2013-07-05.
  8. ^ http://grfx.cstv.com/photos/schools/big10/sports/m-hockey/auto_pdf/2014-15/misc_non_event/2015HockeyAllBigTen.pdf
  9. ^ "ECAC All-Teams". College Hockey Historical Archives. Retrieved 2013-07-06.
  10. ^ "ECAC All-Rookie Teams". College Hockey Historical Archives. Retrieved 2013-07-06.
  11. ^ "Hockey East All-Teams". College Hockey Historical Archives. Retrieved 2013-07-06.
  12. ^ "Hockey East All-Rookie Teams". College Hockey Historical Archives. Retrieved 2013-07-06.
  13. ^ http://assets.ngin.com/attachments/document/0071/9580/3-11_NCHC_All-Conference_Teams.pdf
  14. ^ http://www.nchchockey.com/news_article/show/493145?referrer_id=878553-news
  15. ^ "WCHA All-Teams". College Hockey Historical Archives. Retrieved 2013-07-06.
  16. ^ "WCHA All-Rookie Teams". College Hockey Historical Archives. Retrieved 2013-07-06.
  17. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 2015-03-21. Retrieved 2015-03-20.CS1 maint: archived copy as title (link)
  18. ^ http://assets.ngin.com/attachments/document/0072/4150/Mike_Richter_Award_Finalists_3-18-15.pdf
  19. ^ "Spencer Penrose Award down to eight finalists". USCHO.com. April 1, 2015. Retrieved August 7, 2015.
  20. ^ "Minnesota State's Hastings wins Spencer Penrose Award as top Division I men's coach". USCHO.com. April 8, 2015. Retrieved August 7, 2015.