2004–05 NCAA Division I men's ice hockey season

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The 2004–05 NCAA Division I men's ice hockey season began on October 3, 2004 and concluded with the 2005 NCAA Division I Men's Ice Hockey Tournament's championship game on April 9, 2005 at the Value City Arena in Columbus, Ohio. This was the 58th season in which an NCAA ice hockey championship was held and is the 110th year overall where an NCAA school fielded a team.

Pre-season polls[edit]

The top 15 from USCHO.com/CBS College Sports and the top 15 from USA Today/USA Hockey Magazine.[1]

USCHO.com/CBS College Sports
Ranking Team
1 Michigan (17)
2 Maine (9)
3 Boston College (2)
4 Minnesota-Duluth (4)
5 North Dakota (2)
6 Minnesota
7 Denver (4)
8 Wisconsin (1)
9 Michigan State
10 New Hampshire (1)
11 Dartmouth
12 Ohio State
13 Cornell
14 Colorado College
15 Miami
USA Today/USA Hockey Magazine
Ranking Team
1 Boston College (9)
2 Michigan (16)
3 North Dakota (1)
4 Maine
5 Minnesota-Duluth (2)
6 Wisconsin (2)
7 Denver (4)
8 Minnesota
9 Michigan State
10 New Hampshire
11 Dartmouth
12 Colorado College
13 Ohio State
14 Cornell
15 Massachusetts-Lowell

Regular season[edit]

Standings[2][edit]

Conference Overall
GP W L T PTS GF GA GP W L T GF GA
Quinnipiac 24 16 6 2 34 96 64 37 21 13 3 120 102
Canisius 24 14 7 3 31 76 62 35 16 15 4 98 98
Mercyhurst* 24 14 7 3 31 86 64 38 18 16 4 124 116
Holy Cross 24 12 7 5 29 76 60 36 16 14 6 108 102
Sacred Heart 24 13 10 1 27 76 73 35 13 21 1 89 128
Connecticut 24 10 12 2 22 64 71 37 11 23 3 90 128
Bentley 24 6 13 5 17 65 83 34 8 20 6 81 125
Army 24 5 16 3 13 47 71 31 7 21 3 60 97
American International 24 4 16 4 12 50 88 31 4 23 4 63 116
Championship: Mercyhurst
indicates conference regular season champion
* indicates conference tournament champion
Final rankings: USA Today/USA Hockey Magazine Top 15 Poll
Conference Overall
GP W L T PTS GF GA GP W L T GF GA
#6 Michigan†* 28 23 3 2 48 128 70 42 31 8 3 178 103
#9 Ohio State 28 21 5 2 44 100 62 42 27 11 4 142 96
Northern Michigan 28 17 7 4 38 82 57 40 22 11 7 120 91
Nebraska-Omaha 28 13 11 4 30 101 84 39 19 16 4 133 124
Bowling Green 28 13 12 3 29 92 87 36 16 16 4 117 116
Michigan State 28 12 13 3 27 87 74 41 20 17 4 121 100
Miami (OH) 28 11 13 4 26 80 76 38 15 18 5 120 104
Alaska-Fairbanks 28 11 14 3 25 74 99 37 17 16 4 110 122
Lake Superior State 28 8 14 6 22 64 84 38 9 22 7 84 118
Western Michigan 28 8 18 2 18 78 112 37 14 21 2 105 134
Ferris State 28 7 17 4 18 73 97 39 13 22 4 114 131
Notre Dame 28 3 20 5 11 48 105 38 5 27 6 60 138
Championship: Michigan
indicates conference regular season champion
* indicates conference tournament champion
Final rankings: USA Today/USA Hockey Magazine Top 15 Poll
Conference Overall
GP W L T PTS GF GA GP W L T GF GA
#15 Bemidji State†* 20 16 4 0 32 69 45 37 23 13 1 123 95
Alabama–Huntsville 20 14 5 1 29 71 43 32 18 10 4 106 79
Niagara 20 9 9 2 20 61 62 36 15 19 2 110 114
Wayne State 20 7 9 4 18 55 54 35 14 17 4 107 107
Air Force 20 5 14 1 11 41 64 36 14 19 3 82 107
Robert Morris 20 4 14 2 10 35 64 33 8 21 4 62 107
Championship: Bemidji State
indicates conference regular season champion
* indicates conference tournament champion
Final rankings: USA Today/USA Hockey Magazine Top 15 Poll
Conference Overall
GP W L T PTS GF GA GP W L T GF GA
#5 Cornell†* 22 18 2 2 38 70 26 35 27 5 3 112 45
#10 Harvard 22 15 5 2 32 71 38 34 21 10 3 98 64
#14 Colgate 22 14 5 3 31 55 38 39 25 11 3 108 78
Vermont 22 13 6 3 29 66 37 39 21 14 4 108 85
Dartmouth 22 14 8 0 28 74 49 35 20 13 2 120 83
Brown 22 9 11 2 20 54 60 33 16 14 3 89 87
St. Lawrence 22 9 12 1 19 70 73 38 17 19 2 116 117
Union 22 8 13 1 17 43 72 37 13 22 2 79 111
Clarkson 22 7 13 2 16 44 66 39 13 23 3 92 120
Princeton 22 6 14 2 14 59 81 31 8 20 3 81 120
Rensselaer 22 6 15 1 13 46 73 38 14 22 2 102 118
Yale 22 3 18 1 7 50 89 32 5 25 2 70 140
Championship: Cornell
indicates conference regular season champion
* indicates conference tournament champion
Final rankings: USA Today/USA Hockey Magazine Top 15 Poll
Conference Overall
GP W L T PTS GF GA GP W L T GF GA
#7 Boston College†* 24 14 3 7 35 78 47 40 26 7 7 130 79
#12 Boston University 24 15 5 4 34 76 54 41 23 14 4 111 101
#8 New Hampshire 24 15 5 4 34 90 59 42 26 11 5 166 114
#11 Maine 24 13 6 5 31 75 47 40 20 13 7 124 79
Massachusetts–Lowell 24 11 10 3 25 76 66 36 20 12 4 120 96
Northeastern 24 10 10 4 24 66 58 38 15 18 5 100 106
Providence 24 6 14 4 16 54 73 37 12 21 4 85 108
Massachusetts 24 6 16 2 14 48 96 38 13 23 2 86 134
Merrimack 24 1 22 1 3 41 104 36 8 26 2 85 146
Championship: Boston College
indicates conference regular season champion
* indicates conference tournament champion
Final rankings: USA Today/USA Hockey Magazine Top 15 Poll
Conference Overall
GP W L T PTS GF GA GP W L T GF GA
#1 Denver†* 28 19 7 2 40 114 81 43 32 9 2 174 110
#2 Colorado College 28 19 7 2 40 98 66 43 31 9 3 160 101
#4 Minnesota 28 17 10 1 35 105 80 44 28 15 1 155 109
#13 Wisconsin 28 16 9 3 35 94 64 41 23 14 4 127 91
#3 North Dakota 28 13 12 3 29 71 67 45 25 15 5 136 103
Minnesota–Duluth 28 11 13 4 26 90 89 38 15 17 6 119 118
Alaska–Anchorage 28 9 15 4 22 72 102 37 12 19 6 94 129
Minnesota State-Mankato 28 8 16 4 20 82 109 38 13 19 6 118 140
St. Cloud State 28 8 19 1 17 66 100 40 14 23 3 109 126
Michigan Tech 28 7 19 2 16 64 98 37 8 25 4 91 136
Championship: Denver
indicates conference regular season champion
* indicates conference tournament champion
Final rankings: USA Today/USA Hockey Magazine Top 15 Poll

2005 NCAA Tournament[3][edit]

First Round Regional Finals Frozen Four National Championship
                       
1 Boston College 5
4 Mercyhurst 4
1 Boston College 3
East Regional
2 North Dakota 6
2 North Dakota 4
3 Boston University 0
E2 North Dakota 4
W1 Minnesota 2
1 Minnesota 1*
4 Maine 0
1 Minnesota 2*
West Regional
2 Cornell 1
2 Cornell 3
3 Ohio State 2
E2 North Dakota 1
NE1 Denver 4
1 Denver 4*
4 Bemidji State 3
1 Denver 4
Northeast Regional
2 New Hampshire 2
2 New Hampshire 3*
3 Harvard 2
NE1 Denver 6
MW1 Colorado College 2
1 Colorado College 6
4 Colgate 5
1 Colorado College 4
Midwest Regional
2 Michigan 3
2 Michigan 4
3 Wisconsin 1

Note: * denotes overtime period(s)

Player stats[edit]

Scoring leaders[4][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
Sertich, MartyMarty Sertich Junior Colorado College 43 27 37 64 28
Sterling, BrettBrett Sterling Junior Colorado College 43 34 29 63 74
Tambellini, JeffJeff Tambellini Junior Michigan 42 24 33 57 32
Gauthier, GabeGabe Gauthier Junior Denver 43 26 31 57 46
Collins, SeanSean Collins Senior New Hampshire 42 19 37 56 26
Hensick, T.J.T.J. Hensick Sophomore Michigan 39 23 32 55 24
Callander, PrestonPreston Callander Senior New Hampshire 42 25 29 54 38
Murphy, ColinColin Murphy Senior Michigan Tech 37 11 42 53 40
Walton, BrentBrent Walton Junior Western Michigan 37 21 29 50 28
Parse, ScottScott Parse Sophomore Nebraska-Omaha 39 19 30 49 32

Leading goaltenders[4][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
McKee, DavidDavid McKee Sophomore Cornell 35 2125 27 5 3 44 10 .947 1.24
Grumet-Morris, DovDov Grumet-Morris Senior Harvard 31 1910 19 9 3 52 6 .923 1.63
Kaltiainen, MattiMatti Kaltiainen Senior Boston College 24 1369 13 6 3 41 2 .921 1.79
Climie, MattMatt Climie Freshman Bemidji State 21 1167 12 5 1 35 4 .916 1.80
Silverhorn, SteveSteve Silverhorn Senior Colgate 37 2229 24 10 3 70 5 .921 1.88
Schneider, CoryCory Schneider Freshman Boston College 18 1102 13 1 4 35 1 .916 1.91
Howard, JimmyJimmy Howard Junior Maine 39 2309 19 13 7 74 6 .924 1.92
Fallon, JoeJoe Fallon Freshman Vermont 32 1932 17 10 4 63 5 .921 1.96
Curry, JohnJohn Curry Sophomore Boston University 33 1949 18 11 3 65 3 .922 2.00
Tarkki, TuomasTuomas Tarkki Senior Northern Michigan 34 1974 20 8 5 68 3 .930 2.07

Awards[edit]

NCAA[edit]

Atlantic Hockey[edit]

CCHA[edit]

CHA[edit]

ECAC[edit]

Hockey East[edit]

WCHA[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Michigan No. 1 in One Preseason Poll, No. 2 in Another". mgoblue.com. 2004-09-27. Retrieved 2013-05-06. 
  2. ^ "Men's Division I Hockey Standings: 2004-05". gophersports.com. 2005. Retrieved 2013-05-06. 
  3. ^ "NCAA Tournament". College Hockey Historical Archives. Retrieved May 6, 2013. 
  4. ^ a b "Men's Division I Hockey Overall Statistics: 2004-2005". USCHO.com. Retrieved 2013-05-06. 
  5. ^ "NCAA Division I Awards". College Hockey Historical Archives. Retrieved June 18, 2013. 
  6. ^ "Men's Ice Hockey Award Winners". NCAA.org. Retrieved June 18, 2013. 
  7. ^ "AHA Awards". College Hockey Historical Archives. Retrieved May 1, 2013. 
  8. ^ "AHA All-Teams". College Hockey Historical Archives. Retrieved May 1, 2013. 
  9. ^ "AHA All-Rookie Teams". College Hockey Historical Archives. Retrieved May 1, 2013. 
  10. ^ "CCHA Awards". College Hockey Historical Archives. Retrieved May 2, 2013. 
  11. ^ "CCHA All-Teams". College Hockey Historical Archives. Retrieved May 1, 2013. 
  12. ^ "CCHA All-Rookie Teams". College Hockey Historical Archives. Retrieved May 1, 2013. 
  13. ^ "CHA Awards". College Hockey Historical Archives. Retrieved May 2, 2013. 
  14. ^ "CHA All-Teams". College Hockey Historical Archives. Retrieved May 1, 2013. 
  15. ^ "CHA All-Rookie Teams". College Hockey Historical Archives. Retrieved May 1, 2013. 
  16. ^ "ECAC Awards". College Hockey Historical Archives. Retrieved May 1, 2013. 
  17. ^ "ECAC All-Teams". College Hockey Historical Archives. Retrieved May 1, 2013. 
  18. ^ "ECAC All-Rookie Teams". College Hockey Historical Archives. Retrieved May 1, 2013. 
  19. ^ "Hockey East Awards". College Hockey Historical Archives. Retrieved May 2, 2013. 
  20. ^ "Hockey East All-Teams". College Hockey Historical Archives. Retrieved May 1, 2013. 
  21. ^ "Hockey East All-Rookie Teams". College Hockey Historical Archives. Retrieved May 1, 2013. 
  22. ^ "WCHA Awards". College Hockey Historical Archives. Retrieved May 2, 2013. 
  23. ^ "WCHA All-Teams". College Hockey Historical Archives. Retrieved May 2, 2013. 
  24. ^ "WCHA All-Rookie Teams". College Hockey Historical Archives. Retrieved May 2, 2013. 

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