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The 1998–99 NCAA Division I men's ice hockey season began on October 3, 1998 and concluded with the 1999 NCAA Division I Men's Ice Hockey Tournament's championship game on April 3, 1999 at the Arrowhead Pond of Anaheim in Anaheim, California. This was the 52nd season in which an NCAA ice hockey championship was held and is the 104th year overall where an NCAA school fielded a team.

The 1998-99 season was the inaugural year for Metro Atlantic Athletic Conference's hockey division. Because only Canisius, Fairfield, and Iona were full members of the MAAC, five additional associate members were included to make the conference viable. All five teams had been part of ECAC lower classifications in the past (as had Canisius, Fairfield and Iona) and were promoted to Division I for the 1998-99 season.[1]

Pre-season pollsEdit

The top 10 from USCHO.com/CBS College Sports[2]

USCHO.com/CBS College Sports
Ranking Team
1 Boston College (6)
2 Michigan (11)
3 North Dakota (10)
4 Ohio State (2)
5 Michigan State
6 Colorado College (1)
7 Clarkson
8 Maine
9 Boston University
10 Wisconsin

Regular seasonEdit

Standings[3]Edit

Conference Overall
GP W L T PTS GF GA GP W L T GF GA
#3 Michigan State 30 20 3 7 47 91 40 42 29 6 7 121 56
#7 Michigan* 30 17 8 5 39 98 72 42 25 11 6 134 94
Ohio State 30 17 10 3 37 87 66 41 21 16 4 119 98
Notre Dame 30 15 11 4 34 92 68 38 19 14 5 114 100
Northern Michigan 30 14 11 5 33 94 83 42 22 15 5 143 112
Ferris State 30 13 12 5 31 76 69 36 14 16 6 89 87
Bowling Green 30 13 14 3 29 102 105 38 17 18 3 126 135
Lake Superior State 30 10 17 3 23 79 93 38 11 23 4 93 130
Miami (OH) 30 9 17 4 22 78 104 36 11 20 5 98 130
Western Michigan 30 5 17 8 18 69 119 34 6 20 8 75 130
Alaska-Fairbanks 30 8 21 1 17 77 124 34 11 22 1 94 131
Championship: Michigan
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
#9 Clarkson†* 22 18 4 0 36 91 48 37 25 11 1 133 102
#10 St. Lawrence 22 15 4 3 33 80 47 39 23 13 3 136 110
Rensselaer 22 13 7 2 28 89 62 37 23 12 2 147 110
Princeton 22 13 8 1 27 69 62 34 20 12 2 116 106
Yale 22 11 7 4 26 65 56 31 13 14 4 86 94
Colgate 22 12 8 2 26 66 56 35 19 12 4 109 87
Cornell 22 9 10 3 21 67 63 31 12 15 4 96 97
Harvard 22 8 12 2 18 64 87 32 14 16 2 94 115
Vermont 22 7 13 2 16 53 67 33 13 18 2 86 104
Brown 22 5 12 5 15 56 72 31 9 16 6 87 97
Dartmouth 22 6 14 5 14 60 79 29 10 17 2 90 109
Union 22 1 19 2 4 32 93 32 3 26 3 52 132
Championship: Clarkson
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
#2 New Hampshire 24 18 3 3 39 100 49 41 31 7 3 171 91
#1 Maine 24 17 5 2 36 96 64 41 31 6 4 167 94
#4 Boston College* 24 15 7 2 32 99 73 43 27 12 4 170 125
Providence 24 12 11 1 25 90 81 38 20 17 1 159 134
Boston University 24 8 13 3 19 72 86 37 14 20 3 117 132
Massachusetts–Lowell 24 9 15 0 18 65 85 36 17 19 0 112 117
Massachusetts 24 8 14 2 18 56 86 35 12 21 2 80 114
Merrimack 24 7 16 1 15 67 94 36 11 24 1 107 136
Northeastern 24 6 16 2 14 74 101 34 11 20 3 108 132
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 - - - 36 15 19 2 113 128
Alabama–Huntsville 0 0 0 0 - - - 27 21 5 1 159 76
Army 0 0 0 0 - - - 34 15 16 3 130 103
Mankato State 0 0 0 0 - - - 39 18 16 5 149 129
Nebraska–Omaha 0 0 0 0 - - - 35 11 24 0 95 141
Niagara 0 0 0 0 - - - 32 17 12 3 103 85
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
Quinnipiac 28 22 4 2 46 131 63 34 26 6 2 161 81
Holy Cross* 28 19 6 3 41 107 63 35 22 9 4 126 89
Connecticut 28 18 6 4 40 106 70 34 20 10 4 122 95
Canisius 28 12 11 5 29 112 82 36 16 15 5 143 119
American International 28 11 13 4 26 92 93 32 12 16 4 101 113
Iona 28 12 15 1 25 116 115 33 13 18 2 145 143
Sacred Heart 28 7 20 1 15 81 128 31 7 23 1 86 139
Fairfield 28 1 27 0 2 55 186 32 1 31 0 64 227
Championship: Holy Cross
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
#5 North Dakota 28 24 2 2 50 142 76 40 32 6 2 199 104
#6 Colorado College 28 20 8 0 40 103 68 42 29 12 1 169 111
#8 Denver* 28 15 11 2 32 101 95 41 26 13 2 154 126
Wisconsin 28 13 12 3 29 76 81 38 15 19 4 98 110
Minnesota 28 10 12 6 26 90 99 43 15 19 9 139 157
Alaska-Anchorage 28 10 13 5 25 57 71 36 13 18 5 74 92
St. Cloud State 28 8 16 4 20 79 95 39 16 18 5 122 122
Michigan Tech 28 9 19 0 18 67 99 38 9 28 1 86 145
Minnesota-Duluth 28 4 20 4 12 71 102 38 7 27 4 100 139
Championship: Denver
indicates conference regular season champion
* indicates conference tournament champion
Final rankings: USA Today/American Hockey Magazine Coaches Poll Top 10 Poll

1999 NCAA Tournament[4]Edit

  First Round Quarterfinals Frozen Four National Championship
                                     
1  New Hampshire  
 bye  
  1  New Hampshire 2*  
  5  Michigan 1  
4  Denver 3
5  Michigan 5  
  E1  New Hampshire 5  
  W2  Michigan State 3  
2  Michigan State  
 bye  
  2  Michigan State 5
  3  Colorado College 2  
3  Colorado College 5
6  St. Lawrence 2  
  E1  New Hampshire 2
  E3  Maine 3*
1  North Dakota  
 bye  
  1  North Dakota 1
  4  Boston College 2  
4  Boston College 2
5  Northern Michigan 1  
  W4  Boston College 1
  E3  Maine 2*  
2  Clarkson  
 bye  
  2  Clarkson 2
  3  Maine 7  
3  Maine 4
6  Ohio State 2  

Note: * denotes overtime period(s)

Player statsEdit

Scoring leaders[5]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
Krog, JasonJason Krog Senior New Hampshire 41 34 51 85 38
Blake, JasonJason Blake Senior North Dakota 38 28 41 69 49
Swanson, BrianBrian Swanson Senior Colorado College 42 25 41 66 28
Kariya, SteveSteve Kariya Senior Maine 41 23 42 65 24
Souza, MichaelMichael Souza Junior New Hampshire 41 23 42 65 38
Carter, RyanRyan Carter Freshman Iona 33 33 30 63 38
Haydar, DarrenDarren Haydar Freshman New Hampshire 41 31 30 61 34
Gionta, BrianBrian Gionta Sophomore Boston College 39 27 33 60 46
Farkas, JeffJeff Farkas Junior Boston College 43 32 25 57 56
Riva, DannyDanny Riva Senior Rensselaer 36 22 34 56 35
Stringer, RejeanRejean Stringer Senior Merrimack 36 17 39 56 44

Leading goaltenders[5]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
Blackburn, JoeJoe Blackburn Sophomore Michigan State 33 2012 21 5 7 52 3 .928 1.55
Conklin, TyTy Conklin Sophomore New Hampshire 22 1338 18 3 1 41 0 .923 1.84
Simpson, ScottScott Simpson Freshman Holy Cross 221329 15 5 2 49 2 .918 2.21
Blackburn, JoshJosh Blackburn Freshman Michigan 41 2408 25 10 6 91 3 .905 2.27
Harder, ShepShep Harder Junior Colgate 24 1395 15 7 1 53 1 .923 2.28
Naumenko, GreggGregg Naumenko Freshman Alaska-Anchorage 29 1692 11 13 5 65 1 .919 2.30
Maund, JeffJeff Maund Sophomore Ohio State 38 2283 20 14 4 88 3 .923 2.31
Michaud, AlfieAlfie Michaud Junior Maine 37 2147 28 6 3 83 3 .910 2.32
Goehring, KarlKarl Goehring Sophomore North Dakota 31 1774 22 5 2 70 3 .915 2.37
Heffler, EricEric Heffler Senior St. Lawrence 37 2206 22 12 3 88 3 .930 2.39

AwardsEdit

NCAAEdit

Award[6] Recipient
Hobey Baker Memorial Award Jason Krog, New Hampshire
Spencer T. Penrose Award (Coach of the Year) Dick Umile, New Hampshire
Most Outstanding Player in NCAA Tournament Alfie Michaud, Maine

AHCA All-American Teams[7]
East First Team   Position   West First Team
Eric Heffler, St. Lawrence G Joe Blackburn, Michigan State
David Cullen, Maine D Scott Swanson, Colorado College
Mike Mottau, Boston College D Brad Williamson, North Dakota
Brian Gionta, Boston College F Jason Blake, North Dakota
Steve Kariya, Maine F Brian Swanson, Colorado College
Jason Krog, New Hampshire F Mike York, Michigan State
East Second Team   Position   West Second Team
Michel Larocque, Boston University G Jeff Maund, Ohio State
Jayme Filipowicz, New Hampshire D Benoit Cotnoir, Notre Dame
Willie Mitchell, Clarkson D Mike Weaver, Michigan State
Erik Cole, Clarkson F Hugo Boisvert, Ohio State
Jeff Hamilton, Yale F Paul Comrie, Denver
Rejean Stringer, Merrimack F Jay Panzer, North Dakota

CCHAEdit

Awards[8] Recipient
Player of the Year Mike York, Michigan State
Best Defensive Forward Mike York, Michigan State
Best Defensive Defenseman Mike Weaver, Michigan State
Best Offensive Defenseman Mike Jones, Bowling Green
Rookie of the Year Mike Comrie, Michigan
Coach of the Year Ron Mason, Michigan State
Terry Flanagan Memorial Award Ernie Hartlieb, Miami
Most Valuable Player in Tournament Mark Kosick, Michigan

All-CCHA Teams[9][10]
First Team   Position   Second Team
Jeff Maund, Ohio State G Joe Blackburn, Michigan State
Mike Weaver, Michigan State D Mike Jones, Bowling Green
Benoit Cotnoir, Notre Dame D Andre Signoretti, Ohio State
Hugo Boisvert, Ohio State F Dan Price, Bowling Green
Mike York, Michigan State F Ben Simon, Notre Dame
Adam Edinger, Bowling Green F J.P. Vigier, Northern Michigan
Rookie Team   Position  
Josh Blackburn, Michigan G
Jason Crain, Ohio State D
Jeff Jillson, Michigan D
Mike Comrie, Michigan F
David Inman, Notre Dame F
Adam Hall, Michigan State F
Chad Thuer, Northern Michigan F

ECACEdit

Award[11] Recipient
Player of the Year Eric Heffler, St. Lawrence
Rookie of the Year Brandon Dietrich, St. Lawrence
Coach of the Year Joe Marsh, St. Lawrence
Best Defensive Defenseman Jeff Burgoyne, Cornell
Best Defensive Forward Syl Apps III, Princeton
Ken Dryden Award Eric Heffler, St. Lawrence
Most Outstanding Player in Tournament Willie Mitchell, Clarkson

All-ECAC Hockey Teams[12][13]
First Team   Position   Second Team
Eric Heffler, St. Lawrence G Alex Westlund, Yale
Jeff Burgoyne, Cornell D Steve Shirreffs, Princeton
Willie Mitchell, Clarkson D Jason Reid, Vermont
Dan Riva, Rensselaer F Andy McDonald, Colgate
Erik Cole, Clarkson F Jeff Halpern, Princeton
Jeff Hamilton, Yale F Bob Prier, St. Lawrence
Rookie Team   Position  
Shawn Grant, Clarkson G
Kerry Ellis-Toddington, Clarkson D
Ray DiLaurio, St. Lawrence D
Denis Ladouceur, Cornell F
Jamie Herrington, Dartmouth F
Matt Murley, Rensselaer F
Brandon Deitrich, St. Lawrence F

Hockey EastEdit

Award[14] Recipient
Player of the Year Jason Krog, New Hampshire
Rookie of the Year Darren Haydar, New Hampshire
Bob Kullen Coach of the Year Award Dick Umile, New Hampshire
Len Ceglarski Sportsmanship Award Steve Kariya, Maine
Best Defensive Forward Doug Nolan, Massachusetts-Lowell
Best Defensive Defenseman Steve O'Brien, New Hampshire
William Flynn Tournament Most Valuable Player Blake Bellefeuille, Boston College

All-Hockey East Teams[15][16]
First Team   Position   Second Team
Michel Larocque, Boston University G Ty Conklin, New Hampshire
Jayme Filipowicz, New Hampshire D Mike Mottau, Boston College
David Cullen, Maine D Anthony Cappelletti, Massachusetts-Lowell
Brian Gionta, Boston College F Mike Omicioli, Providence
Jason Krog, New Hampshire F Rejean Stringer, Merrimack
Steve Kariya, Maine F Darren Haydar, New Hampshire
Rookie Team   Position  
Ty Conklin, New Hampshire G
Peter Metcalf, Maine D
Jim Fahey, Northeastern D
Darren Haydar, New Hampshire F
Barrett Heisten, Maine F
Willie Levesque, Northeastern F
Greg Classen, Merrimack F

MAACEdit

Award[17] Recipient
Offensive Player of the Year Ryan Carter, Iona
Defensive Player of the Year Dan Ennis, Quinnipiac
Goaltender of the Year Scott Simpson, Holy Cross
Offensive Rookie of the Year Ryan Carter, Iona
Defensive Rookie of the Year Dan Ennis, Quinnipiac
Coach of the Year Gary Wright, American International
Tournament Most Valuable Player Mike Maguire, Holy Cross

All-MAAC Teams[18][19]
First Team   Position   Second Team
Scott Simpson, Holy Cross G Chance Thede, American International
J.C. Wells, Quinnipiac G
Dan Ennis, Quinnipiac D Rob Martin, Connecticut
Derek Gilham, Canisius D Mike Maguire, Holy Cross
Kris Cumming, Quinnipiac D
Ryan Carter, Iona F Mike Sowa, American International
Geoff Angell, Connecticut F Neil Breen, Quinnipiac
Chris Fattey, Holy Cross F David Deeves, Canisius
Chad Poliquin, Quinnipiac F
Rookie Team   Position  
Jon Chain, Connecticut G
Dan Ennis, Quinnipiac D
Mike Boylan, Connecticut D
Joel Tarvudd, Canisius D
Ryan Carter, Iona F
Neil Breen, Quinnipiac F
Patrick Rissmiller, Holy Cross F
David Deeves, Canisius F

WCHAEdit

Award[20] Recipient
Player of the Year Jason Blake, North Dakota
Defensive Player of the Year Brad Williamson, North Dakota
Rookie of the Year Gregg Naumenko, Alaska-Anchorage
Student-Athlete of the Year Kyle McLaughlin, St. Cloud State
Scott Swanson, Colorado College
Coach of the Year Dean Blais, North Dakota
Most Valuable Player in Tournament Stephen Wagner, Denver

All-WCHA Teams[21][22]
First Team   Position   Second Team
Gregg Naumenko, Alaska-Anchorage G Karl Goehring, North Dakota
Brad Williamson, North Dakota D Dan Peters, Colorado College
Scott Swanson, Colorado College D Trevor Hammer, North Dakota
Brian Swanson, Colorado College F Jay Panzer, North Dakota
Jason Blake, North Dakota F Darren Clark, Colorado College
Paul Comrie, Denver F Jeff Panzer, North Dakota
Third Team   Position   Rookie Team
Graham Melanson, Wisconsin G Gregg Naumenko, Alaska-Anchorage
Jordan Leopold, Minnesota D Jordan Leopold, Minnesota
Jeff Dessner, Wisconsin D David Tanabe, Wisconsin
Wyatt Smith, Minnesota F Steve Cygan, Alaska-Anchorage
James Patterson, Denver F Jesse Heerema, Colorado College
Lee Goren, North Dakota F Tyler Arnason, St. Cloud State

Team PhotosEdit


ReferencesEdit

  1. "History of the MAAC", College Hockey Historical Archives. Retrieved on 2013-05-19. 
  2. "U.S. College Hockey Online Poll", USCHO.com, 1998-10-05. Retrieved on 2013-05-23. 
  3. "Men's Division I Hockey Standings: 1998-99", USCHO.com. Retrieved on 2013-05-19. 
  4. "NCAA Tournament", College Hockey Historical Archives. Retrieved on May 19, 2013. 
  5. 5.0 5.1 Men's Division I Hockey Overall Statistics: 1998-1999. USCHO.com. Retrieved on 2013-05-19.
  6. "NCAA Division I Awards", College Hockey Historical Archives. Retrieved on June 11, 2013. 
  7. "Men's Ice Hockey Award Winners", NCAA.org. Retrieved on June 11, 2013. 
  8. "CCHA Awards", College Hockey Historical Archives. Retrieved on May 19, 2013. 
  9. "CCHA All-Teams", College Hockey Historical Archives. Retrieved on May 19, 2013. 
  10. "CCHA All-Rookie Teams", College Hockey Historical Archives. Retrieved on May 19, 2013. 
  11. "ECAC Awards", College Hockey Historical Archives. Retrieved on May 19, 2013. 
  12. "ECAC All-Teams", College Hockey Historical Archives. Retrieved on May 19, 2013. 
  13. "ECAC All-Rookie Teams", College Hockey Historical Archives. Retrieved on May 19, 2013. 
  14. "Hockey East Awards", College Hockey Historical Archives. Retrieved on May 19, 2013. 
  15. "Hockey East All-Teams", College Hockey Historical Archives. Retrieved on May 19, 2013. 
  16. "Hockey East All-Rookie Teams", College Hockey Historical Archives. Retrieved on May 19, 2013. 
  17. "MAAC Awards", College Hockey Historical Archives. Retrieved on May 19, 2013. 
  18. "MAAC All-Teams", College Hockey Historical Archives. Retrieved on May 19, 2013. 
  19. "MAAC All-Rookie Teams", College Hockey Historical Archives. Retrieved on May 19, 2013. 
  20. "WCHA Awards", College Hockey Historical Archives. Retrieved on May 19, 2013. 
  21. "WCHA All-Teams", College Hockey Historical Archives. Retrieved on May 19, 2013. 
  22. "WCHA All-Rookie Teams", College Hockey Historical Archives. Retrieved on May 19, 2013. 

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