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The 2002–03 NCAA Division I men's ice hockey season began on October 4, 2002 and concluded with the 2003 NCAA Division I Men's Ice Hockey Tournament's championship game on April 12, 2003 at the HSBC Arena in Buffalo, New York. This was the 56th season in which an NCAA ice hockey championship was held and is the 108th year overall where an NCAA school fielded a team. The 2002-03 season was the final year for the MAAC hockey conference when Iona and Fairfield ended their programs at the conclusion of the season.[1]

The NCAA Division I Men's Ice Hockey Tournament expanded to 16 teams for the first time in 2003. As a result two regional sites were added for the new Northeast and Midwest brackets.

Pre-season pollsEdit

The top 15 from USCHO.com/CBS College Sports and the top 15 from USA Today/USA Hockey Magazine.[2]

USCHO.com/CBS College Sports
Ranking Team
1 Minnesota (22)
2 Denver (13)
3 Michigan (3)
4 New Hampshire (1)
5 Boston University (2)
6 Maine
7 Michigan State
8 Cornell
9 Boston College
10 Colorado College
11 St. Cloud State
12 Northern Michigan
13 North Dakota
14 Harvard
15 Ohio State
USA Today/USA Hockey Magazine
Ranking Team
1 Minnesota (12)
2 Michigan (1)
3 Denver (2)
4 New Hampshire
5 Boston University
6 Maine
7 Michigan State
8 Cornell
9 St. Cloud State
10 Colorado College
11 Northern Michigan
12t Boston College
12t North Dakota
14 Harvard
15 Ohio State

Regular seasonEdit

Standings[3]Edit

Conference Overall
GP W L T PTS GF GA GP W L T GF GA
#6 Ferris State 28 22 5 1 45 121 64 42 31 10 1 188 100
#4 Michigan* 28 18 7 3 39 111 72 43 30 10 3 167 103
#12 Ohio State 28 16 8 4 36 90 63 43 25 13 5 129 95
#15 Michigan State 28 17 10 1 35 113 83 39 23 14 2 154 118
Northern Michigan 28 14 13 1 29 91 83 41 22 17 2 144 120
Miami (OH) 28 13 12 3 29 86 66 41 21 17 3 132 101
Notre Dame 28 13 12 3 29 90 90 40 17 17 6 122 123
Western Michigan 28 13 14 1 27 92 101 38 15 21 2 122 147
Alaska-Fairbanks 28 10 11 7 27 78 104 36 15 14 7 111 130
Nebraska-Omaha 28 9 17 2 20 64 97 40 13 22 5 98 135
Bowling Green 28 5 20 3 13 71 116 36 8 25 3 94 143
Lake Superior State 28 3 24 1 7 40 108 38 6 28 4 60 146
Championship: Michigan
indicates conference regular season champion
* indicates conference tournament champion
Final rankings: USA Today/American Hockey Magazine Poll Top 15 Poll
Conference Overall
GP W L T PTS GF GA GP W L T GF GA
Alabama-Huntsville 20 13 5 2 28 88 59 35 18 14 3 135 121
Niagara 20 11 4 5 27 77 60 37 15 17 5 126 133
Wayne State* 20 11 7 2 24 62 56 40 21 17 2 131 131
Bemidji State 20 10 6 4 24 58 46 36 14 14 8 95 98
Findlay 20 3 13 4 10 41 77 35 10 21 4 93 120
Air Force 20 2 15 3 7 45 73 37 10 24 3 98 146
Championship: Wayne State
indicates conference regular season champion
* indicates conference tournament champion
Final rankings: USA Today/American Hockey Magazine Poll Top 15 Poll
Conference Overall
GP W L T PTS GF GA GP W L T GF GA
#1 Cornell†* 22 19 2 1 39 89 29 36 30 5 1 133 49
#10 Harvard 22 17 4 1 35 94 47 34 22 10 2 133 78
Dartmouth 22 13 9 0 26 77 71 34 20 13 1 127 110
Yale 22 13 9 0 26 94 73 32 18 14 0 121 107
Brown 22 10 8 4 24 65 54 35 16 14 5 96 83
Union 22 10 10 2 22 62 68 36 14 18 4 105 113
Clarkson 22 9 10 3 21 69 56 35 12 20 3 96 99
Colgate 22 9 10 3 21 49 71 40 17 19 4 96 127
St. Lawrence 22 7 12 3 17 65 80 37 11 21 5 103 129
Vermont 22 8 14 0 16 58 85 36 13 20 3 104 142
Rensselaer 22 4 15 3 11 49 84 40 12 25 3 94 134
Princeton 22 2 18 2 6 46 99 31 3 26 2 62 140
Championship: Cornell
indicates conference regular season champion
* indicates conference tournament champion
Final rankings: USA Today/American Hockey Magazine Poll Top 15 Poll
Conference Overall
GP W L T PTS GF GA GP W L T GF GA
#3 New Hampshire†* 24 15 5 4 34 84 55 42 28 8 6 156 96
#8 Boston College 24 16 6 2 34 97 55 39 24 11 4 149 97
#9 Maine 24 14 6 4 32 81 61 39 24 10 5 140 91
Providence 24 12 9 3 27 76 71 36 19 14 3 126 104
#7 Boston University 24 13 10 1 27 78 66 42 25 14 3 143 112
Massachusetts 24 10 14 0 20 60 80 37 19 17 1 119 125
Merrimack 24 7 13 4 18 59 80 36 12 18 6 92 116
Massachusetts–Lowell 24 4 16 4 12 63 95 36 11 20 5 110 142
Northeastern 24 5 17 2 12 54 89 34 10 21 3 83 115
Championship: Maine
indicates conference regular season champion
* indicates conference tournament champion
Final rankings: USA Today/American Hockey Magazine Poll Top 15 Poll
Conference Overall
GP W L T PTS GF GA GP W L T GF GA
Mercyhurst†* 26 19 5 240 105 73 37 22 13 2 135 129
Quinnipiac 26 18 7 1 37 109 72 36 22 13 1 139 98
Holy Cross 26 14 11 1 29 81 67 36 17 18 1 109 105
Sacred Heart 26 13 10 3 29 79 62 35 14 15 6 95 86
Bentley 26 13 13 0 26 77 80 34 15 19 0 94 122
Army 26 13 13 0 26 67 72 34 18 16 0 93 92
Canisius 26 11 13 2 24 66 71 37 12 21 4 85 126
Iona 26 11 14 1 23 80 80 35 11 22 2 91 122
American International 26 9 16 1 19 66 105 32 10 20 2 83 137
Connecticut 26 7 16 3 17 74 102 34 8 23 3 91 148
Fairfield 26 7 17 2 16 67 87 33 8 23 2 86 121
Championship: Mercyhurst
indicates conference regular season champion
* indicates conference tournament champion
Final rankings: USA Today/American Hockey Magazine Poll Top 15 Poll
Conference Overall
GP W L T PTS GF GA GP W L T GF GA
#5 Colorado College 28 19 4 5 43 125 70 42 30 7 5 190 103
#2 Minnesota* 28 15 6 7 37 106 81 45 28 8 9 189 122
#11 Minnesota State 28 15 6 7 37 116 104 41 20 11 10 155 144
#13 North Dakota 28 14 9 5 33 103 82 43 26 12 5 172 120
#14 Minnesota-Duluth 28 14 10 4 32 95 80 42 22 15 5 153 119
St. Cloud State 28 12 11 5 29 96 85 38 17 16 5 124 118
Denver 28 11 11 6 28 95 85 41 21 14 6 152 102
Wisconsin 28 7 14 4 18 61 101 40 13 23 4 93 134
Michigan Tech 28 7 18 3 17 77 116 38 10 24 4 109 154
Alaska-Anchorage 28 0 22 6 6 41 111 36 1 28 7 57 143
Championship: Minnesota
indicates conference regular season champion
* indicates conference tournament champion
Final rankings: USA Today/USA Hockey Magazine Top 15 Poll

2003 NCAA Tournament[4]Edit

  First Round Regional Finals Frozen Four National Championship
                                     
1  Cornell 5  
4  Minnesota State 4  
  1  Cornell 2**  
  2  Boston College 1  
2  Boston College 1
3  Ohio State 0  
  E1  Cornell 2  
  NE1  New Hampshire 3  
1  New Hampshire 5  
4  St. Cloud State 2  
  1  New Hampshire 3
  2  Boston University 0  
2  Boston University 6
3  Harvard 4  
  NE1  New Hampshire 1
  W1  Minnesota 5
1  Colorado College 4  
4  Wayne State 2  
  1  Colorado College 1
  3  Michigan 3  
2  Maine 1
3  Michigan 2  
  MW3  Michigan 2
  W1  Minnesota 3*  
1  Minnesota 9  
4  Mercyhurst 2  
  1  Minnesota 7
  2  Ferris State 4  
2  Ferris State 5
3  North Dakota 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
Sejna, PeterPeter Sejna Junior Colorado College 42 36 46 82 12
Kunitz, ChrisChris Kunitz Senior Ferris State 42 35 44 79 47
Clarke, NoahNoah Clarke Senior Colorado College 42 21 49 70 15
Joseph, ShaneShane Joseph Junior Minnesota State-Mankato 41 29 36 65 6
Stevenson, GrantGrant Stevenson Sophomore Minnesota State-Mankato 38 27 36 63 38
Bochenski, BrandonBrandon Bochenski Sophomore North Dakota 43 35 27 62 42
Vanek, TomasTomas Vanek Freshman Minnesota 45 31 31 62 60
Parise, ZachZach Parise Freshman North Dakota 39 26 35 61 34
Legue, JeffJeff Legue Sophomore Ferris State 42 24 35 59 35
Eaves, BenBen Eaves Junior Boston College 36 18 39 57 18

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
LeNeveu, DavidDavid LeNeveu Sophomore Cornell 32 1946 28 3 1 39 9 .940 1.20
Doyle, FrankFrank Doyle Sophomore Maine 21 1179 10 4 5 42 2 .915 2.14
Ayers, MikeMike Ayers Junior New Hampshire 412499 27 8 6 91 7 .926 2.18
Kaltianinen, MattiMatti Kaltianinen Sophomore Boston College 30 1843 18 9 3 68 1 .903 2.21
Betz, MikeMike Betz Junior Ohio State 36 2140 20 11 5 80 2 .903 2.24
Ferhi, EddyEddy Ferhi Senior Sacred Heart 29 1769 12 12 5 67 3 .924 2.27
Berkhoel, AdamAdam Berkhoel Junior Denver 26 1435 12 6 4 55 3 .908 2.30
Danis, YannYann Danis Junior Brown 34 2074 15 14 5 80 5 .929 2.31
Montoya, AlAl Montoya Freshman Michigan 43 2547 30 10 3 99 4 .911 2.33
Brown, MikeMike Brown Sophomore Ferris State 41 2403 30 10 1 94 4 .925 2.35

AwardsEdit

NCAAEdit

Award[6] Recipient
Hobey Baker Memorial Award Peter Sejna, Colorado College
Spencer T. Penrose Award (Coach of the Year) Bob Daniels, Ferris State
Most Outstanding Player in NCAA Tournament Thomas Vanek, Minnesota

AHCA All-American Teams[7]
East First Team   Position   West First Team
David LeNeveu, Cornell G Mike Brown, Ferris State
Freddy Meyer, Boston University D John-Michael Liles, Michigan State
Douglas Murray, Cornell D Tom Preissing, Colorado College
Ben Eaves, Boston College F Noah Clarke, Colorado College
Christopher Higgins, Yale F Chris Kunitz, Ferris State
Dominic Moore, Harvard F Peter Sejna, Colorado College
East Second Team   Position   West Second Team
Mike Ayers, New Hampshire G Curtis McElhinny, Colorado College
J. D. Forrest, Boston College D Brad Fast, Michigan State
Noah Welch, Harvard D Paul Martin, Minnesota
Stephen Baby, Cornell F Shane Joseph, Minnesota State-Mankato
Lanny Gare, New Hampshire F Grant Stevenson, Minnesota State-Mankato
Colin Hemingway, New Hampshire F R.J. Umberger, Ohio State

CCHAEdit

Awards[8] Recipient
Player of the Year Chris Kunitz, Ferris State
Best Defensive Forward Jed Ortmeyer, Michigan
Best Defensive Defenseman Brad Fast, Michigan State
Best Offensive Defenseman John-Michael Liles, Michigan State
Rookie of the Year Jeff Tambellini, Michigan
Goaltender of the Year Mike Betz, Ohio State
Coach of the Year Bob Daniels, Ferris State
Terry Flanagan Memorial Award Brian Maloney, Michigan State
Ilitch Humanitarian Award Mike Betz, Ohio State
Perani Cup Champion Mike Brown, Ferris State
Most Valuable Player in Tournament Jed Ortmeyer, Michigan

All-CCHA Teams[9][10]
First Team   Position   Second Team
Mike Brown, Ferris State G Mike Betz, Ohio State
Brad Fast, Michigan State D Simon Mangos, Ferris State
John-Michael Liles, Michigan State D Troy Milam, Ferris State
Chris Kunitz, Ferris State F Mike Kompon, Miami
Jim Slater, Michigan State F Jeff Legue, Ferris State
R.J. Umberger, Ohio State F Jeff Tambellini, Michigan
Rookie Team   Position  
Al Montoya, Michigan G
Andy Greene, Michigan D
Danny Richmond, Michigan D
Vince Bellissimo, Western Michigan F
David Booth, Michigan State F
Jeff Tambellini, Michigan F

CHAEdit

Award[11] Recipient
Player of the Year Joe Tallari, Niagara
Rookie of the Year Scott Munroe, Alabama-Huntsville
Coach of the Year Doug Ross, Alabama-Huntsville
Student-Athlete of the Year Jason Maxwell, Findlay
Most Valuable Player in Tournament Marc St. Jean, Wayne State

All-CHA Teams[12][13]
First Team   Position   Second Team
Grady Hunt, Bemidji State G Scott Munroe, Alabama-Huntsville
Ryan Leasa, Alabama-Huntsville D Tyler Butler, Alabama-Huntsville
Bryce Methven, Bemidji State D Keith Stanich, Wayne State
Joe Tallari, Niagara F Steve Cherlebois, Alabama-Huntsville
Marty Goulet, Bemidji State F Andy Berg, Air Force
Jared Ross, Alabama-Huntsville F Barret Ehgoetz, Niagara
Rookie Team   Position  
Scott Munroe, Alabama-Huntsville G
Jeremy Schreiber, Alabama-Huntsville D
Brian Hartman, Niagara D
Derek MacKay, Wayne State F
Andrew Radzak, Findlay F
Jason Williamson, Niagara F

ECACEdit

Award[14] Recipient
Player of the Year Christopher Higgins, Yale
David LeNeveu, Cornell
Rookie of the Year Hugh Jessiman, Dartmouth
Coach of the Year Mike Schafer, Cornell
Best Defensive Forward Stephen Bâby, Cornell
Best Defensive Defenseman Douglas Murray, Cornell
Ken Dryden Award David LeNeveu, Cornell
Most Outstanding Player in Tournament David LeNeveu, Cornell

All-ECAC Hockey Teams[15][16]
First Team   Position   Second Team
David LeNeveu, Cornell G Yann Danis, Brown
Douglas Murray, Cornell D Noah Welch, Harvard
Randy Jones, Clarkson D Trevor Byrne, Dartmouth
Dominic Moore, Harvard F Scooter Smith, Colgate
Tim Pettit, Harvard F Stephen Baby, Cornell
Christopher Higgins, Yale F Ryan Vesce, Cornell
Rookie Team   Position  
Kris Mayotte, Union G
Sean Offers, Dartmouth D
Jaime Sifers, Vermont D
Kevin Croxton, Rensselaer F
Hugh Jessiman, Dartmouth F
John Zeiler, St. Lawrence F

Hockey EastEdit

Award[17] Recipient
Player of the Year Mike Ayers, New Hampshire
Ben Eaves, Boston College
Rookie of the Year Jimmy Howard, Maine
Bob Kullen Coach of the Year Award Don Cahoon, Massachusetts
Len Ceglarski Sportsmanship Award Martin Kariya, Maine
Best Defensive Forward Mark Mullen, Boston University
Best Defensive Defenseman Cliff Loya, Maine
Three-Stars Award Ben Eaves, Boston College
Joe Exter, Merrimack
William Flynn Tournament Most Valuable Player Sean Fields, Boston University

All-Hockey East Teams[18][19]
First Team   Position   Second Team
Mike Ayers, New Hampshire G Joe Exter, Merrimack
Freddy Meyer, Boston University D J.D. Forest, Boston College
Francis Nault, Maine D Thomas Pöck, Massachusetts
D Stephen Wood, Providence
Ben Eaves, Boston College F Colin Hemingway, New Hampshire
Lanny Gare, New Hampshire F Lucas Lawson, Maine
Martin Kariya, Maine F Ed McGrane, Massachusetts-Lowell
Rookie Team   Position  
Jimmy Howard, Maine G
Jekabs Redlihs, Boston University D
Bryan Schmidt, Merrimack D
Chris Collins, Boston College F
Mike Morris, Northeastern F
David Van der Gulik, Boston University F
Stephen Werner, Massachusetts F

MAACEdit

Award[20] Recipient
Offensive Player of the Year Brandon Doria, Holy Cross
Defensive Player of the Year Wade Winkler, Quinnipiac
Goaltender of the Year Brad Roberts, Army
Eddy Ferhi, Sacred Heart
Offensive Rookie of the Year Tyler McGregor, Holy Cross
Scott Reynolds, Mercyhurst
Defensive Rookie of the Year Brad Roberts, Army
Coach of the Year Ryan Soderquist, Bentley
Tournament Most Valuable Player David Wrigley, Mercyhurst

All-MAAC Teams[21][22]
First Team   Position   Second Team
Brad Roberts, Army G Simon St. Pierre, Bentley
Eddy Ferhi, Sacred Heart G
Wade Winkler, Quinnipiac D T. J. Kemp, Mercyhurst
Les Hrapchak, Sacred Heart D Joe Dudek, Army
Brandon Doria, Holy Cross F Brian Herbert, Quinnipiac
Martin Paquet, Sacred Heart F Rich Hansen, Mercyhurst
Matt Craig, Quinnipiac F Rae Metz, Fairfield
Rookie Team   Position  
Brad Roberts, Army G
Conrad Martin, Mercyhurst D
Tim Songin, Canisius D
Ryan Swanson, Iona D
Tyler McGregor, Holy Cross F
Paul Markarian, Bentley F
Ryan Mayhew, Bentley F
Scott Reynolds, Mercyhurst F

WCHAEdit

Award[23] Recipient
Player of the Year Peter Sejna, Colorado College
Defensive Player of the Year Joe Cullen, Colorado College
Aaron MacKenzie, Denver
Rookie of the Year Thomas Vanek, Minnesota
Student-Athlete of the Year Tom Preissing, Colorado College
Coach of the Year Troy Jutting, Minnesota State-Mankato
Most Valuable Player in Tournament Grant Potulny, Minnesota

All-WCHA Teams[24][25]
First Team   Position   Second Team
Curtis McElhinney, Colorado College G Wade Dubielewicz, Denver
Tom Preissing, Colorado College D Aaron MacKenzie, Denver
Paul Martin, Minnesota D Keith Ballard, Minnesota
Peter Sejna, Colorado College F Noah Clarke, Colorado College
Shane Joseph, Minnesota State-Mankato F Thomas Vanek, Minnesota
Grant Stevenson, Minnesota State-Mankato F Brandon Bochenski, North Dakota
Third Team   Position   Rookie Team
Iassc Reichmuth, Minnesota-Duluth G Iassc Reichmuth, Minnesota-Duluth
Andy Schneider, North Dakota D Mark Stuart, Colorado College
David Hale, North Dakota D Chris Harrington, Minnesota
Zach Parise, North Dakota F Thomas Vanek, Minnesota
Kevin Doell, Denver F Zach Parise, North Dakota
Troy Riddle, Minnesota F Brett Sterling, Colorado College

Team PhotosEdit


ReferencesEdit

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  2. "Wolverines Tabbed Among Top Three in Preseason Polls", mgoblue.com. Retrieved on 2013-05-14. 
  3. "Men's Division I Hockey Standings: 2002-03", gophersports.com. Retrieved on 2013-05-13. 
  4. "NCAA Tournament", College Hockey Historical Archives. Retrieved on May 13, 2013. 
  5. 5.0 5.1 Men's Division I Hockey Overall Statistics: 2002-2003. USCHO.com. Retrieved on 2013-05-14.
  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 14, 2013. 
  9. "CCHA All-Teams", College Hockey Historical Archives. Retrieved on May 14, 2013. 
  10. "CCHA All-Rookie Teams", College Hockey Historical Archives. Retrieved on May 14, 2013. 
  11. "CHA Awards", College Hockey Historical Archives. Retrieved on May 14, 2013. 
  12. "CHA All-Teams", College Hockey Historical Archives. Retrieved on May 14, 2013. 
  13. "CHA All-Rookie Teams", College Hockey Historical Archives. Retrieved on May 14, 2013. 
  14. "ECAC Awards", College Hockey Historical Archives. Retrieved on May 14, 2013. 
  15. "ECAC All-Teams", College Hockey Historical Archives. Retrieved on May 14, 2013. 
  16. "ECAC All-Rookie Teams", College Hockey Historical Archives. Retrieved on May 14, 2013. 
  17. "Hockey East Awards", College Hockey Historical Archives. Retrieved on May 14, 2013. 
  18. "Hockey East All-Teams", College Hockey Historical Archives. Retrieved on May 14, 2013. 
  19. "Hockey East All-Rookie Teams", College Hockey Historical Archives. Retrieved on May 14, 2013. 
  20. "MAAC Awards", College Hockey Historical Archives. Retrieved on May 14, 2013. 
  21. "MAAC All-Teams", College Hockey Historical Archives. Retrieved on May 14, 2013. 
  22. "MAAC All-Rookie Teams", College Hockey Historical Archives. Retrieved on May 14, 2013. 
  23. "WCHA Awards", College Hockey Historical Archives. Retrieved on May 14, 2013. 
  24. "WCHA All-Teams", College Hockey Historical Archives. Retrieved on May 14, 2013. 
  25. "WCHA All-Rookie Teams", College Hockey Historical Archives. Retrieved on May 14, 2013. 

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