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The 1997–98 NCAA Division I men's ice hockey season began in October 1997 and concluded with the 1998 NCAA Division I Men's Ice Hockey Tournament's championship game on April 4, 1998 at the FleetCenter in Boston, Massachusetts. This was the 51st season in which an NCAA ice hockey championship was held and is the 103rd year overall where an NCAA school fielded a team.

Pre-season pollsEdit

Regular seasonEdit

Standings[1][2][3][4]Edit

Conference Overall
GP W L T PTS GF GA GP W L T GF GA
Michigan State†* 30 21 5 4 46 110 54 44 33 6 5 156 76
Michigan 30 22 7 1 45 109 69 45 33 11 1 163 108
Ohio State 30 19 10 1 39 106 76 42 27 13 2 161 110
Northern Michigan 30 15 12 3 33 96 90 38 19 15 4 130 117
Miami 30 14 12 4 32 100 87 37 19 14 4 134 114
Lake Superior State 30 12 14 4 28 82 100 37 15 18 4 104 121
Notre Dame 30 12 14 4 28 91 89 41 18 19 4 127 115
Ferris State 30 12 15 3 27 88 106 39 15 21 3 119 138
Western Michigan 30 9 19 2 20 80 91 38 10 25 3 94 125
Alaska-Fairbanks 30 7 20 3 17 87 138 35 10 21 4 110 154
Bowling Green 30 6 21 3 15 77 106 38 8 27 3 100 157
Championship: Michigan State
indicates conference regular season champion
* indicates conference tournament champion
Final rankings: USA Today/American Hockey Magazine Coaches Poll Top 10 Poll
Conference Overall
GP W L T PTS GF GA GP W L T GF GA
Yale 22 17 4 1 35 82 44 35 23 9 3 121 80
Clarkson 22 16 4 2 34 86 48 35 23 9 3 128 87
Rensselaer 22 11 7 4 26 87 75 35 18 13 4 126 110
Brown 22 11 9 2 24 73 64 31 13 16 2 100 104
Harvard 22 10 11 1 21 72 78 33 14 17 2 112 124
Colgate 22 9 10 3 21 69 75 35 16 15 4 116 126
Princeton* 22 7 9 6 20 71 75 36 18 11 7 125 112
Cornell 22 9 12 1 19 55 68 33 15 16 2 84 101
Vermont 22 7 11 4 18 62 77 34 10 20 4 89 119
St. Lawrence 22 8 12 2 18 56 69 33 9 20 4 90 123
Dartmouth 22 7 12 3 17 72 77 29 11 13 5 96 88
Union 22 4 15 3 11 42 76 32 6 22 4 74 117
Championship: Princeton
indicates conference regular season champion
* indicates conference tournament champion
Final rankings: USA Today/American Hockey Magazine Coaches Poll Top 10 Poll
Conference Overall
GP W L T PTS GF GA GP W L T GF GA
Boston University 24 18 4 2 38 95 52 38 28 8 2 155 86
Boston College* 24 15 5 4 34 107 78 42 28 9 5 191 123
New Hampshire 24 15 8 1 31 104 62 38 25 12 1 163 102
Northeastern 24 13 8 3 29 77 78 39 21 15 3 125 133
Massachusetts–Lowell 24 11 10 3 25 88 89 35 16 16 3 126 124
Maine 24 10 11 3 23 98 89 36 17 15 3 145 121
Providence 24 9 13 2 20 65 82 36 15 18 3 110 125
Merrimack 24 4 20 0 8 78 128 38 11 26 1 141 185
Massachusetts 24 3 19 2 8 62 116 33 6 24 3 78 141
Championship: Boston College
indicates conference regular season champion
* indicates conference tournament champion
Final rankings: USA Today/American Hockey Magazine Coaches Poll Top 10 Poll
Conference Overall
GP W L T PTS GF GA GP W L T GF GA
Air Force 0 0 0 0 - - - 34 15 19 0
Army 0 0 0 0 - - - 34 18 15 1
Mankato State 0 0 0 0 - - - 38 15 17 6 139 138
Nebraska–Omaha 0 0 0 0 - - - 33 12 18 3
Final rankings: USA Today/American Hockey Magazine Coaches Poll Top 10 Poll
Conference Overall
GP W L T PTS GF GA GP W L T GF GA
North Dakota 28 21 6 1 43 127 80 39 30 8 1 188 115
Wisconsin* 28 17 10 1 35 102 88 41 26 14 1 151 121
Colorado College 28 16 10 2 34 111 93 42 26 13 3 174 132
St. Cloud State 28 16 11 1 33 101 90 40 22 16 2 141 121
Minnesota-Duluth 28 14 12 2 30 94 90 40 21 17 2 140 130
Minnesota 28 12 16 0 24 101 94 39 17 22 0 140 133
Michigan Tech 28 10 17 1 21 79 116 40 17 20 3 132 155
Denver 28 8 18 2 18 91 119 38 11 25 2 127 167
Alaska-Anchorage 28 5 19 4 14 45 81 36 6 25 5 59 116
Championship: Wisconsin
indicates conference regular season champion
* indicates conference tournament champion
Final rankings: USA Today/USA Hockey Magazine Top 15 Poll

1998 NCAA Tournament[5]Edit

  First Round
March 27-28
Quarterfinals
March 28-29
Frozen Four
April 2
National Championship
April 4
                                     
E1  Boston University  
 bye  
  E1  Boston University 3  
  E5  New Hampshire 4  
E4  Wisconsin 4
E5  New Hampshire 7  
  E5  New Hampshire 0  
  W3  Michigan 4  
W2  North Dakota  
 bye  
  W2  North Dakota 3
  W3  Michigan 4  
W3  Michigan 2
W6  Princeton 1  
  W3  Michigan 3*
  E2  Boston College 2
W1  Michigan State  
 bye  
  W1  Michigan State 3
  W4  Ohio State 4  
W4  Ohio State 4
W5  Yale 0  
  W4  Ohio State 2
  E2  Boston College 5  
E2  Boston College  
 bye  
  E2  Boston College 6
  E6  Colorado College 1  
E3  Clarkson 1
E6  Colorado College 3  

Note: * denotes overtime period(s)

Player statsEdit

Scoring leaders[6]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
Reasoner, MartyMarty Reasoner Junior Boston College 42 33 40 73 56
Muckalt, BillBill Muckalt Senior Michigan 46 32 35 67 94
Krog, JasonJason Krog Junior New Hampshire 38 33 33 66 44
Gionta, BrianBrian Gionta Freshman Boston College 40 30 32 62 44
York, MikeMike York Senior Michigan State 40 27 34 61 38
Bekar, DerekDerek Bekar Junior New Hampshire 35 32 28 60 46
Nolan, TomTom Nolan Senior New Hampshire 37 18 41 59 73
Boisvert, HugoHugo Boisvert Sophomore Ohio State 42 23 35 58 70
Drury, ChrisChris Drury Senior Boston University 38 28 29 57 88
Stringer, RejeanRejean Stringer Junior Merrimack 38 11 46 57 44

Leading goaltenders[6]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
Alban, ChadChad Alban Senior Michigan State 40 2438 31 4 5 64 0 .926 1.57
Noble, TomTom Noble Senior Boston University 16 930 11 4 1 33 3 .907 2.13
Turco, MartyMarty Turco Senior Michigan 45 2640 33 10 1 95 0 .907 2.16
Larocque, MichelMichel Larocque Junior Boston University 24 1370 17 4 1 50 1 .912 2.19
Goehring, KarlKarl Goehring Freshman North Dakota 27 1504 23 3 1 57 1 .913 2.27
Murphy, DanDan Murphy Senior Clarkson 23 1266 10 9 2 48 2 .907 2.27
Westlund, AlexAlex Westlund Junior Yale 32 1918 20 9 3 74 3 .919 2.32
Maund, JeffJeff Maund Freshman Ohio State 32 1858 22 8 0 73 0 .922 2.36
Bernard, ChrisChris Bernard Senior Clarkson 16 864 13 0 1 35 0 .899 2.43
Matile, SeanSean Matile Junior New Hampshire 38 2282 25 12 1 96 4 .908 2.52

AwardsEdit

NCAAEdit

Award[7] Recipient
Hobey Baker Memorial Award Chris Drury, Boston University
Spencer T. Penrose Award (Coach of the Year) Tim Taylor, Yale
Most Outstanding Player in NCAA Tournament Marty Turco, Michigan

AHCA All-American Teams[8]
East First Team   Position   West First Team
Marc Robitaille, Northeastern G Chad Alban, Michigan State
Ray Giroux, Yale D Dan Boyle, Miami
Tom Poti, Boston University D Curtis Murphy, North Dakota
Chris Drury, Boston University F Hugo Boisvert, Ohio State
Mark Mowers, New Hampshire F Bill Muckalt, Michigan
Marty Reasoner, Boston College F Mike York, Michigan State
East Second Team   Position   West Second Team
Alex Westlund, Yale G Karl Goehring, North Dakota
Chris Kelleher, Boston University D Calvin Elfring, Colorado College
Mike Mottau, Boston College D Tyler Harlton, Michigan State
Steve Shirreffs, Princeton D
Brian Gionta, Boston College F Sean Berens, Michigan State
Jeff Hamilton, Yale F Jason Blake, North Dakota
Eric Healey, Rensselaer F Brian Swanson, Colorado College

CCHAEdit

Awards[9] Recipient
Player of the Year Chad Alban, Michigan State
Best Defensive Forward Terry Marchant, Lake Superior State
Best Defensive Defenseman Tyler Harlton, Michigan State
Best Offensive Defenseman Dan Boyle, Miami
Rookie of the Year Mark Eaton, Notre Dame
Coach of the Year John Markell, Ohio State
Terry Flanagan Memorial Award Bryan Adams, Michigan State
Most Valuable Player in Tournament Mike York, Michigan State

All-CCHA Teams[10][11]
First Team   Position   Second Team
Chad Alban, Michigan State G Marty Turco, Michigan
Tyler Harlton, Michigan State D Bubba Berenzweig, Michigan
Dan Boyle, Miami D Brett Colborne, Ferris State
Hugo Boisvert, Ohio State F Mike York, Michigan State
Bill Muckalt, Michigan F Terry Marchant, Lake Superior State
Sean Berens, Michigan State F Bobby Hayes, Michigan
Rookie Team   Position  
Jeff Maund, Ohio State G
Mark Eaton, Notre Dame D
Mike Van Ryn, Michigan D
Rustyn Dolyny, Michigan State F
Mark Kosick, Michigan F
Kevin Swider, Ferris State F

ECACEdit

Award[12] Recipient
Player of the Year Ray Giroux, Yale
Rookie of the Year Erik Cole, Clarkson
Willie Mitchell, Clarkson
Coach of the Year Tim Taylor, Yale
Best Defensive Defenseman Ray Giroux, Yale
Best Defensive Forward Buddy Wallace, Clarkson
Ken Dryden Award Alex Westlund, Yale
Most Outstanding Player in Tournament Jeff Halpern, Princeton

All-ECAC Hockey Teams[13][14]
First Team   Position   Second Team
Alex Westlund, Yale G Jason Elliott, Cornell
Ray Giroux, Yale D Willie Mitchell, Clarkson
Steve Shirreffs, Princeton D Jimmy Andersson, Brown
Eric Healey, Rensselaer F Paul DiFrancesco, St. Lawrence
Damian Prescott, Brown F Jeff Halpern, Princeton
Jeff Hamilton, Yale F Chris Clark, Clarkson
Rookie Team   Position  
Andrew Allen, Vermont G
Cory Murphy, Colgate D
Andreas Moborg, Vermont D
Willie Mitchell, Clarkson D
Denis Ladouceur, Cornell F
Steve Moore, Harvard F
Erik Cole, Clarkson F
Chris Bala, Harvard F

Hockey EastEdit

Award[15] Recipient
Player of the Year Chris Drury, Boston University
Rookie of the Year Brian Gionta, Boston College
Bob Kullen Coach of the Year Award Bruce Crowder, Northeastern
Len Ceglarski Sportsmanship Award Steve Kariya, Maine
Best Defensive Forward Chris Drury, Boston University
William Flynn Tournament Most Valuable Player Marty Reasoner, Boston College

All-Hockey East Teams[16][17]
First Team   Position   Second Team
Marc Robitaille, Northeastern G Michel Larocque, Boston University
Mike Mottau, Boston College D Chris Kelleher, Boston University
Tom Poti, Boston University D Mike Nicholishen, Massachusetts-Lowell
Chris Drury, Boston University F Derek Bekar, New Hampshire
Jason Krog, New Hampshire F Brian Gionta, Boston College
Marty Reasoner, Boston College F Mark Mowers, New Hampshire
Rookie Team   Position  
Boyd Ballard, Providence G
Scott Clemmensen, Boston College G
Bobby Allen, Boston College D
Rob Scuderi, Boston College D
Carl Corazzini, Boston University F
Brian Cummings, Northeastern F
Brian Gionta, Boston College F
Matthias Trattnig, Maine F

WCHAEdit

Award[18] Recipient
Player of the Year Curtis Murphy North Dakota
Defensive Player of the Year Matt Henderson, North Dakota
Andy Sutton, Michigan Tech
Rookie of the Year Karl Goehring, North Dakota
Student-Athlete of the Year Mitch Vig, North Dakota
Coach of the Year Craig Dahl, St. Cloud State
Most Valuable Player in Tournament Joe Bianchi, Wisconsin

All-WCHA Teams[19][20]
First Team   Position   Second Team
Karl Goehring, North Dakota G Brian Leitza, St. Cloud State
Craig Anderson, Wisconsin D Calvin Elfring, Colorado College
Curtis Murphy, North Dakota D Andy Sutton, Michigan Tech
Brian Swanson, Colorado College F Steven Reinprecht, Wisconsin
Jason Blake, North Dakota F Reggie Berg, Minnesota
Andre Savage, Michigan Tech F David Hoogsteen, North Dakota
Third Team   Position   Rookie Team
Doug Taskey, Alaska-Anchorage G Karl Goehring, North Dakota
Josh DeWolf, St. Cloud State D Trevor Hammer, North Dakota
Scott Swanson, Colorado College D Ryan Coole, Minnesota-Duluth
D Paul Manning, Colorado College
Mike Peluso, Minnesota-Duluth F Kevin Granato, Wisconsin
Wyatt Smith, Minnesota F Mark Rycroft, Denver
Paul Comrie, Denver F Jeff Panzer, North Dakota

Team PhotosEdit


ReferencesEdit

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  2. "2008-09 ECAC Hockey Media Guide", ECAC Hockey. Retrieved on 2014-06-29. 
  3. "2013-14 Hockey East Media Guide", Hockey East. Retrieved on 2014-06-29. 
  4. "2008-09 WCHA Yearbook 113-128", WCHA. Retrieved on 2014-06-29. 
  5. "NCAA Tournament", College Hockey Historical Archives. Retrieved on May 19, 2013. 
  6. 6.0 6.1 1997-98 NCAA Division I Statistics. Elite Prospects. Retrieved on 2014-06-29.
  7. "NCAA Division I Awards", College Hockey Historical Archives. Retrieved on June 11, 2013. 
  8. "Men's Ice Hockey Award Winners", NCAA.org. Retrieved on June 11, 2013. 
  9. "CCHA Awards", College Hockey Historical Archives. Retrieved on May 19, 2013. 
  10. "CCHA All-Teams", College Hockey Historical Archives. Retrieved on May 19, 2013. 
  11. "CCHA All-Rookie Teams", College Hockey Historical Archives. Retrieved on May 19, 2013. 
  12. "ECAC Awards", College Hockey Historical Archives. Retrieved on May 19, 2013. 
  13. "ECAC All-Teams", College Hockey Historical Archives. Retrieved on May 19, 2013. 
  14. "ECAC All-Rookie Teams", College Hockey Historical Archives. Retrieved on May 19, 2013. 
  15. "Hockey East Awards", College Hockey Historical Archives. Retrieved on May 19, 2013. 
  16. "Hockey East All-Teams", College Hockey Historical Archives. Retrieved on May 19, 2013. 
  17. "Hockey East All-Rookie Teams", College Hockey Historical Archives. Retrieved on May 19, 2013. 
  18. "WCHA Awards", College Hockey Historical Archives. Retrieved on May 19, 2013. 
  19. "WCHA All-Teams", College Hockey Historical Archives. Retrieved on May 19, 2013. 
  20. "WCHA All-Rookie Teams", College Hockey Historical Archives. Retrieved on May 19, 2013. 

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