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2015–16 NCAA Division I men's ice hockey season

The 2015–16 NCAA Division I men's ice hockey season began in October 2015 and ended with the 2016 NCAA Division I Men's Ice Hockey Tournament's championship game on April 9, 2016.[1] This was the 69th season in which an NCAA ice hockey championship was held, and the 121st year overall in which an NCAA school fielded a team.

PollsEdit

Regular seasonEdit

StandingsEdit

Conference record Overall record
GP W L T PTS GF GA GP W L T GF GA
Robert Morris   28 18 6 4 40 116 69 39 24 11 4 158 107
Air Force 28 16 7 5 37 85 60 37 20 12 5 110 86
Holy Cross 28 16 7 5 37 89 59 36 18 13 5 109 90
Mercyhurst 28 15 9 4 34 86 82 36 17 15 4 108 115
#20 RIT * 28 14 9 5 33 93 77 39 18 15 6 118 116
Army 28 8 11 9 25 64 74 38 14 15 9 88 89
Canisius 28 10 13 5 25 72 82 39 12 22 5 92 121
Bentley 28 9 13 6 24 74 85 40 14 20 6 106 124
Sacred Heart 28 10 15 3 23 72 78 37 13 20 4 96 109
Niagara 28 5 18 5 15 58 95 37 6 25 6 71 126
American International 28 6 19 3 15 57 105 39 7 29 3 80 159
Championship: March 19, 2016
  indicates conference regular season champion; * indicates conference tournament champion
Final rankings: USCHO.com Top 20 Poll
Conference record Overall record
GP W L T SOW PTS GF GA GP W L T GF GA
Minnesota 20 14 6 0 0 42 76 58 37 20 17 0 121 108
#6 Michigan* 20 12 5 3 2 41 107 68 38 25 8 5 181 115
Penn State 20 10 9 1 1 32 64 72 38 21 13 4 140 122
Ohio State 20 8 8 4 1 29 79 77 36 14 18 4 128 125
Michigan State 20 6 12 2 0 21 47 72 37 10 23 4 93 124
Wisconsin 20 3 13 4 2 15 54 80 35 8 19 8 93 127
Championship: March 18, 2017
† indicates conference regular season champion; * indicates conference tournament champion
Rankings: USCHO.com Top 20 Poll; updated March 12, 2016
Overall record
GP W L T GF GA
Arizona State 29 5 22 2 46 116
Rankings: USCHO.com Top 20 Poll; updated March 1, 2016
2015–16 ECAC Hockey men's standings
Conference record Overall record
GP W L T PTS GF GA GP W L T GF GA
#2 Quinnipiac † * 22 16 1 5 37 84 44 43 32 4 7 163 85
#10 Yale 22 14 5 3 31 57 37 32 19 9 4 86 57
#9 Harvard 22 12 6 4 28 72 47 34 19 11 4 116 81
#17 St. Lawrence 22 11 8 3 25 68 50 37 19 14 4 106 84
Clarkson 22 10 9 3 23 52 51 38 20 15 3 101 95
Rensselaer 22 8 7 7 23 47 49 40 18 15 7 97 104
Dartmouth 22 11 11 0 22 60 69 35 18 16 1 94 104
#18 Cornell 22 8 8 6 22 46 50 34 16 11 7 79 82
Union 22 6 10 6 18 53 62 36 13 14 9 91 96
Colgate 22 6 14 2 14 45 71 37 11 24 2 95 132
Brown 22 3 13 6 12 47 70 31 5 19 7 75 107
Princeton 22 3 16 3 9 40 71 31 5 23 3 60 99
Championship: March 19, 2016
  indicates conference regular season champion (Cleary Cup)
* indicates conference tournament champion (Whitelaw Cup)
Rankings: USCHO.com Top 20 Poll; updated March 8, 2016
2015–16 Hockey East men's standings
Conference record Overall record
GP W L T PTS GF GA GP W L T GF GA
#5 Boston College   22 15 2 5 35 91 45 41 28 8 5 156 82
#3 Providence   22 16 3 3 35 71 39 38 27 7 4 124 71
#13 Notre Dame 22 15 5 2 32 70 40 37 19 11 7 115 86
#8 Massachusetts–Lowell 22 12 6 4 28 58 37 40 25 10 5 121 75
#11 Boston University 22 12 6 4 28 75 56 36 21 10 5 124 106
#14 Northeastern * 22 10 8 4 24 75 56 41 22 14 5 134 105
Merrimack 22 5 10 7 17 50 70 39 13 19 7 95 108
Connecticut 22 6 12 4 16 49 70 36 11 21 4 88 114
Vermont 22 6 13 3 15 48 66 40 15 22 3 86 107
New Hampshire 22 4 12 6 14 57 73 37 11 20 6 112 121
Maine 22 5 15 2 12 42 77 38 8 24 6 76 129
Massachusetts 22 2 16 4 8 44 101 36 8 24 4 84 146
Championship: March 19, 2016
  indicates conference regular season champion; * indicates conference tournament champion
Rankings: USCHO.com Top 20 Poll; updated March 8, 2016
Conference record Overall record
GP W L T SOW PTS GF GA GP W L T GF GA
#1 North Dakota  24 19 4 1 1 59 89 49 44 34 6 4 162 81
#4 St. Cloud State* 24 17 6 1 1 53 104 53 41 31 9 1 175 90
#6 Denver 24 17 5 2 0 53 74 52 41 25 10 6 134 96
#16 Minnesota–Duluth 24 11 10 3 1 37 64 44 40 19 16 5 107 82
Miami 24 9 13 2 2 31 54 65 36 15 18 3 86 97
Omaha 24 8 15 1 0 25 60 83 36 18 17 1 103 107
Western Michigan 24 5 18 1 1 17 56 103 36 8 25 3 80 142
Colorado College 24 4 19 1 0 13 47 99 36 6 29 1 71 145
Champions: St. Cloud State
  indicates conference regular season champion; * indicates conference tournament champion
Rankings: USCHO.com Top 20 Poll; updated March 13, 2016
Conference record Overall record
GP W L T PTS GF GA GP W L T GF GA
#12 Michigan Tech   28 18 7 3 39 92 55 37 23 9 5 123 77
#15 Minnesota State   28 16 5 7 39 82 48 41 21 13 7 105 80
Bowling Green 28 16 7 5 37 81 59 42 22 14 6 118 91
Ferris State* 28 13 11 4 30 73 70 41 20 15 6 112 109
Northern Michigan 28 12 11 5 29 65 69 38 15 16 7 89 99
Bemidji State 28 11 12 5 27 66 66 39 17 16 6 96 96
Lake Superior State 28 10 13 5 25 49 71 41 14 22 5 74 105
Alaska 28 8 16 4 20 65 87 36 10 22 4 86 117
Alaska Anchorage 28 8 18 2 18 63 84 34 11 20 3 81 103
Alabama–Huntsville 28 5 17 6 16 61 88 34 7 21 6 73 106
Championship: Ferris State
  indicates conference regular season champion (MacNaughton Cup); * indicates conference tournament champion (Broadmoor Trophy)
Rankings: USCHO.com Top 20 Poll; updated March 8, 2016

2016 NCAA Tournament[2]Edit

Regional Semifinals Regional Finals Frozen Four National Championship
            
1 Quinnipiac 4
4 RIT 0
1 Quinnipiac 4
East Regional
2 Massachusetts–Lowell 1
2 Massachusetts–Lowell 3*
3 Yale 2
E1 Quinnipiac 3
NE2 Boston College 2
1 Providence 1
4 Minnesota–Duluth 2
4 Minnesota–Duluth 2
Northeast Regional
2 Boston College 3
2 Boston College 4
3 Harvard 1
E1 Quinnipiac 1
MW1 North Dakota 5
1 St. Cloud State 4
4 Ferris State 5*
4 Ferris State 3
West Regional
2 Denver 6
2 Denver 7
3 Boston University 2
W2 Denver 2
MW1 North Dakota 4
1 North Dakota 6
4 Northeastern 2
1 North Dakota 5
Midwest Regional
2 Michigan 2
2 Michigan 3*
3 Notre Dame 2

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
Kyle Connor Freshman Michigan 38 35 36 71 6
J. T. Compher Junior Michigan 38 16 47 63 28
Brock Boeser Freshman North Dakota 42 27 33 60 26
Tyler Motte Junior Michigan 38 32 24 56 36
Zac Lynch Senior Robert Morris 39 25 30 55 50
Kalle Kossila Senior St. Cloud State 41 14 40 54 14
Andrew Poturalski Sophomore New Hampshire 37 22 30 52 24
Greg Gibson Senior Robert Morris 39 29 22 51 36
Drake Caggiula Senior North Dakota 39 25 26 51 60
Sam Anas Junior Quinnipiac 43 24 26 50 18

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 Junior Yale 31 1905:37 19 8 4 52 5 .936 1.64
Cam Johnson Sophomore North Dakota 34 1918:19 24 4 2 53 5 .935 1.66
Nick Ellis Junior Providence 36 2195:30 25 7 4 66 4 .936 1.80
Kevin Boyle Senior Massachusetts–Lowell 39 2363:34 24 10 5 72 7 .934 1.83
Cole Huggins Junior Minnesota State 26 1501:15 13 11 2 46 3 .917 1.84
Jason Pawloski Freshman Minnesota State 17 972:51 8 2 5 30 1 .901 1.85
Thatcher Demko Junior Boston College 39 2361:48 27 8 4 74 10 .935 1.88
Michael Garteig Senior Quinnipiac 43 2581:24 32 4 7 82 8 .924 1.91
Chris Nell Sophomore Bowling Green 37 2166:38 18 11 6 69 4 .930 1.91
Kasimir Kaskisuo Sophomore Minnesota–Duluth 39 2349:34 19 15 5 75 5 .923 1.92
Shane Starrett Sophomore Air Force 33 1781:55 16 9 5 57 4 .924 1.92

AwardsEdit

ReferencesEdit

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  2. ^ "Division I men's ice hockey tourney". ESPN. Retrieved July 2, 2018.
  3. ^ "Men's Division I Hockey Overall Statistics: 2015-2016". USCHO.com. 2014-10-17.
  4. ^ "Men's Ice Hockey Award Winners" (PDF). NCAA.org. Retrieved 2013-07-05.
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  10. ^ NCHC (17 March 2016). "Prow, Berry Capture NCHC's Top Honors at Awards Celebration". National Collegiate Hockey Conference.
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  12. ^ NCHC (8 March 2016). "Five Teams Represented on 2015-16 NCHC All-Rookie Team". National Collegiate Hockey Conference.
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  14. ^ http://www.uscho.com/hobeywatch/2016/03/16/a-reaction-to-the-10-finalists-named-for-the-hobey-baker-award/
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