1954–55 Michigan Wolverines men's ice hockey season

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1954–55 Michigan Wolverines men's ice hockey season
National Champion
1955 NCAA Division I Men's Ice Hockey Tournament, Champion
Home ice Ann Arbor Coliseum
Record
Overall 18–5–1
Coaches and Captains
Head Coach Vic Heyliger
Captain(s) Bill MacFarland
Michigan Wolverines men's ice hockey seasons
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The 1954–55 Michigan Wolverines men's ice hockey team represented the University of Michigan in college ice hockey. In its 11th year under head coach Vic Heyliger, the team compiled an 18–5–1 record, outscored opponents 107 to 70, and won the 1955 NCAA Division I Men's Ice Hockey Tournament. The 1955 championship was Michigan's fifth NCAA hockey championship in eight years.

During the regular season, the Wolverines finished in second place in the Western Intercollegiate Hockey League (WIHL) with a 13-5-0 record against conference opponents.

Team captain Bill MacFarland was the leading scorer with 56 points on 33 goals and 23 assists. For the second time in program history, six Michigan players were selected as first-team All-Americans. The All-American selections were defensemen Mike Buchanan and Bob Schiller, goalie Lorne Howes, and forwards MacFarland, Dick Dunnigan, and Tom Rendall. Howes, MacFarland, and Rendall were also named to the NCAA Frozen Four All Tournament First Team.

Schedule[edit]

Date Opponent Score Result Location
Dec. 4, 1954 McGill 7-2 Win Coliseum, Ann Arbor, MI
Dec. 5, 1954 McGill 4-2 Win Coliseum, Ann Arbor, MI
Dec. 10, 1954 Montreal 3-2 Win Coliseum, Ann Arbor, MI
Dec. 11, 1954 Montreal 3-3 Tie Coliseum, Ann Arbor, MI
Dec. 17, 1954 Colorado College 0-4 Loss Colorado Springs, CO
Dec. 18, 1954 Colorado College 4-5 Loss Colorado Springs, CO
Dec. 21, 1954 Denver 2-1 Win Denver, CO
Dec. 22, 1954 Denver 2-8 Loss Denver, CO
Jan. 7, 1955 Michigan State 7-0 Win East Lansing, MI
Jan. 8, 1955 Michigan State 3-1 Win Coliseum, Ann Arbor, MI
Jan. 11, 1955 Detroit Red Wings
Exhibition game
3-10 Loss Coliseum, Ann Arbor, MI[1][2]
Jan. 14, 1955 Minnesota 4-10 Loss Coliseum, Ann Arbor, MI
Jan. 15, 1955 Minnesota 5-3 Win Coliseum, Ann Arbor, MI
Feb. 4, 1955 Michigan Tech 4-2 Win Houghton, MI
Feb. 5, 1955 Michigan Tech 1-4 Loss Houghton, MI
Feb. 11, 1955 Michigan State 7-4 Win East Lansing, MI
Feb. 12, 1955 Michigan State 4-3 Win Coliseum, Ann Arbor, MI
Feb. 18, 1955 Minnesota 5-2 Win Minnesota
Feb. 19, 1955 Minnesota 3-1 Win Minnesota
Feb. 25, 1955 North Dakota 7-0 Win Coliseum, Ann Arbor, MI
Feb. 26, 1955 North Dakota 7-2 Win Coliseum, Ann Arbor, MI
March 4, 1955 Michigan Tech 5-1 Win Coliseum, Ann Arbor, MI
March 5, 1955 Michigan Tech 8-4 Win Coliseum, Ann Arbor, MI
NCAA TOURNAMENT
March 10, 1955 Harvard 7-3 Win Broadmoor Arena
Colorado Springs, Colorado
March 12, 1955 Colorado College 5-3 Win Broadmoor World Arena
Colorado Springs, CO
107–70 18–5–1

Roster and scoring statistics[edit]

No Name Year Position Hometown Goals Assists Pts
1 Lorne D. Howes Kirkland Lake, Ontario G Jr.
2 Michael M. "Mike" Buchanan Ottawa, Ontario D Soph.
3 Robert P. "Bob" Schiller Riverside, Ontario D Soph.
4 Bernard W. "Bernie" Hanna Calgary, Alberta D Soph.
5 Robert W. "Bob" Pitts Castlegar, British Columbia D Soph.
6 G. Richard "Dick" Dunnigan Edmonton, Alberta F Soph.
7 Bill MacFarland Toronto, Ontario F Jr. 33 23 56
8 Jerry O. Karpinka Edmonton, Alberta F Soph.
9 Jay A. Gould Kirkland Lake, Ontario F Soph.
10 Yves Hebert F
11 Neil E. Buchanan Ottawa, Ontario D Soph.
12 Tom Rendall Winnipeg, Manitoba F Soph.
14 Donald W. "Don" McIntosh Toronto, Ontario F Soph.
15 Baden L. Cosby Gravenhurst, Ontario F Soph.
16 Bill Lucier G
107

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References[edit]

  1. ^ "Red Wings, 'M' Icers Play Annual Exhibition Tonight: Sawchuck, Howe Lead Pro Sextet". The Michigan Daily. January 11, 1955. p. 3. 
  2. ^ Phil Douglis (January 12, 1955). "Red Wings Easily Hand 'M' Pucksters 10-3 Loss". The Michigan Daily. p. 1.