2005–06 NCAA Division I men's ice hockey season

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The 2005–06 NCAA Division I men's ice hockey season began on October 7, 2005 and concluded with the 2006 NCAA Division I Men's Ice Hockey Tournament's championship game on April 8, 2006 at the Bradley Center in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. This was the 59th season in which an NCAA ice hockey championship was held and is the 111th year overall where an NCAA school fielded a team.

Pre-season polls[edit]

The top 20 from USCHO.com/CSTV and the top 15 from USA Today/USA Hockey Magazine.[1]

USCHO.com/CSTV
Ranking Team
1 Denver (17)
2 Minnesota (13)
3 Boston College (2)
4 Cornell
5 Ohio State (2)
6 Colorado College
7 North Dakota (1)
8 Michigan
9 New Hampshire
10 Wisconsin (1)
11 Maine
12 Northern Michigan
13 Boston University
14 Dartmouth
15 Harvard
16 U. Mass-Lowell
17 Michigan State
18 Colgate
t19 Minnesota-Duluth
t19 Vermont
USA Today/USA Hockey Magazine
Ranking Team
1 Minnesota (17)
2 Denver (13)
t3 Ohio State (2)
t3 Cornell
5 Boston College (1)
6 North Dakota
7 Colorado College
8 Michigan
9 New Hampshire
10 Wisconsin
11 Maine
12 Boston University
13 Northern Michigan
14 Dartmouth
15 Harvard

Regular season[edit]

Standings[2][edit]

Conference Overall
GP W L T PTS GF GA GP W L T GF GA
#14 Holy Cross†* 28 19 7 2 40 98 65 39 27 10 2 130 95
Mercyhurst 28 19 8 1 39 119 87 36 22 13 1 150 118
Sacred Heart 28 18 8 2 38 92 55 35 21 12 2 116 82
Bentley 28 11 12 5 27 75 82 37 15 17 5 94 117
Army 28 10 12 6 26 64 67 36 12 18 6 80 94
Connecticut 28 9 18 1 19 79 106 36 11 23 2 97 136
Canisius 28 8 18 2 18 68 87 35 10 23 2 87 114
American International 28 6 17 5 17 64 110 32 6 21 5 69 129
Championship: Holy Cross
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
#9 Miami (OH) 28 20 6 2 42 96 57 39 26 9 4 122 79
#6 Michigan State* 28 14 7 7 35 82 66 45 25 12 8 138 103
#12 Michigan 28 13 10 5 31 102 82 41 21 15 5 147 125
Northern Michigan 28 14 12 2 30 83 79 40 22 16 2 118 104
Nebraska-Omaha 28 12 10 6 30 99 90 41 20 15 6 146 136
Lake Superior State 28 11 12 5 27 75 70 36 15 14 7 93 84
Ferris State 28 10 11 7 27 77 81 40 17 15 8 121 114
Alaska-Fairbanks 28 11 13 4 26 64 79 39 18 16 5 92 105
Notre Dame 28 11 13 4 26 75 76 36 13 19 4 89 98
Ohio State 28 11 14 3 25 72 71 39 15 19 5 97 92
Western Michigan 28 7 16 5 19 69 115 40 10 24 6 97 160
Bowling Green 28 8 18 2 18 83 111 38 13 23 2 124 147
Championship: Michigan State
indicates conference regular season champion
* indicates conference tournament champion
Final rankings: USA Today/USA Hockey Magazine Top 15 Poll
2005–06 College Hockey America standings
Conference Overall
GP W L T PTS GF GA GP W L T GF GA
Niagara 20 13 6 1 27 78 62 36 20 15 1 126 121
Bemidji State* 20 12 7 1 25 72 46 37 20 14 3 125 97
Alabama–Huntsville 20 12 7 1 25 66 57 34 19 13 2 105 103
Robert Morris 20 7 11 2 16 51 66 35 12 20 3 94 119
Air Force 20 8 12 0 16 60 74 32 11 20 1 92 114
Wayne State 20 3 12 5 11 59 81 35 6 23 6 87 140
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
RIT 0 0 0 0 - - - 30 6 22 2 85 110
Conference Overall
GP W L T PTS GF GA GP W L T GF GA
Dartmouth 22 14 6 2 30 84 56 33 19 12 2 113 92
Colgate 22 14 6 2 30 66 46 39 20 13 6 113 93
#7 Cornell 22 13 6 3 29 61 48 35 22 9 4 99 77
#10 Harvard* 22 13 8 1 27 63 59 35 21 12 2 111 92
St. Lawrence 22 12 9 1 25 74 66 40 21 17 2 130 121
Rensselaer 22 8 8 6 22 53 56 37 14 17 6 105 111
Union 22 9 9 4 22 48 53 38 16 16 6 90 103
Clarkson 22 9 11 2 20 61 70 38 18 17 3 121 111
Princeton 22 7 12 3 17 62 69 31 10 18 3 81 96
Quinnipiac 22 8 13 1 17 70 74 39 20 18 1 130 110
Yale 22 6 14 2 14 65 83 33 10 20 3 89 123
Brown 22 3 14 5 11 45 72 32 5 20 7 69 106
Championship: Harvard
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 Boston University†* 27 17 7 3 37 89 67 40 26 10 4 140 96
#4 Maine 27 17 8 2 36 93 60 42 28 12 2 143 95
#2 Boston College 27 17 8 2 36 86 58 42 26 13 3 146 95
#13 New Hampshire 27 14 7 6 34 85 63 40 20 13 7 120 102
Providence 27 14 10 3 31 78 67 36 17 16 3 105 94
Vermont 27 10 11 6 26 65 62 38 18 14 6 97 82
Massachusetts–Lowell 27 11 14 2 24 74 96 36 14 20 2 104 132
Massachusetts 27 10 15 2 22 60 77 36 13 21 2 77 103
Northeastern 27 3 17 7 13 57 88 34 3 24 7 67 120
Merrimack 27 3 19 5 11 43 92 34 6 23 5 64 118
Championship: Boston University
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
#8 Minnesota 28 20 5 3 43 107 64 41 27 9 5 169 105
Denver 28 17 8 3 37 98 78 39 21 15 3 125 110
#1 Wisconsin 28 17 8 3 37 98 60 43 30 10 3 145 79
#3 North Dakota* 28 16 12 0 32 104 76 46 29 16 1 164 109
#11 Colorado College 28 15 11 2 32 94 75 42 24 16 2 143 109
#15 St. Cloud State 28 13 13 2 28 79 62 42 22 16 4 134 99
Minnesota State-Mankato 28 12 13 3 27 93 88 39 17 18 4 126 121
Michigan Tech 28 6 16 6 18 54 113 38 7 25 6 74 149
Minnesota–Duluth 28 6 19 3 15 61 114 40 11 25 3 97 148
Alaska–Anchorage 28 4 21 3 11 51 110 36 6 27 3 68 138
Championship: North Dakota
indicates conference regular season champion
* indicates conference tournament champion
Final rankings: USA Today/USA Hockey Magazine Top 15 Poll

2006 NCAA Tournament[3][edit]

Regional Semifinals Regional Finals Frozen Four National Championship
                       
1 Michigan State 1
4 New Hampshire 0
1 Michigan State 4
East Regional
3 Maine 5
2 Harvard 1
3 Maine 6
E3 Maine 2
MW1 Wisconsin 5
1 Wisconsin 4
4 Bemidji State 0
1 Wisconsin 1
Midwest Regional
2 Cornell 0
2 Cornell 3
3 Colorado College 2
MW1 Wisconsin 2
NE3 Boston College 1
1 Boston University 9
4 Nebraska-Omaha 2
1 Boston University 0
Northeast Regional
3 Boston College 5
2 Miami 0
3 Boston College 5
NE3 Boston College 6
W2 North Dakota 5
1 Minnesota 3
4 Holy Cross 4
4 Holy Cross 2
West Regional
2 North Dakota 5
2 North Dakota 5
3 Michigan 1

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
Potulny, RyanRyan Potulny Junior Minnesota 41 38 25 63 38
Collins, ChrisChris Collins Senior Boston College 42 34 29 63 24
Parse, ScottScott Parse Junior Nebraska-Omaha 41 20 41 61 16
Pavelski, JoeJoe Pavelski Sophomore Wisconsin 43 23 33 56 34
Sterling, BrettBrett Sterling Senior Colorado College 41 31 24 55 104
McGregor, TylerTyler McGregor Senior Holy Cross 38 26 28 54 36
Carle, MattMatt Carle Junior Denver 39 11 42 53 30
Stastny, PaulPaul Stastny Sophomore Denver 39 19 34 53 12
Hensick, T.J.T.J. Hensick Junior Michigan 41 17 35 52 24
Boyle, BrianBrian Boyle Junior Boston College 42 22 30 52 56

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
Elliott, BrianBrian Elliott Junior Wisconsin 35 2128 27 5 3 55 8 .938 1.55
Effinger, CharlieCharlie Effinger Sophomore Miami 19 1145 12 4 3 35 1 .931 1.83
Lerg, JeffJeff Lerg Freshman Michigan State 31 1840 17 6 6 60 3 .928 1.96
Fallon, JoeJoe Fallon Sophomore Vermont 33 1931 14 14 5 65 6 .907 2.02
Zatkoff, JeffJeff Zatkoff Freshman Miami 20 1217 14 5 1 41 3 .928 2.02
McKee, DavidDavid McKee Junior Cornell 35 2139 22 9 4 74 3 .910 2.08
Schneider, CoryCory Schneider Sophomore Boston College 39 2361 24 13 2 83 8 .929 2.11
Caruso, DaveDave Caruso Senior Ohio State 36 2146 13 18 5 77 5 .915 2.15
Goepfert, BobbyBobby Goepfert Junior St. Cloud State 38 2264 20 14 4 83 3 .924 2.20
Parise, JordanJordan Parise Junior North Dakota 34 2017 24 9 1 74 6 .929 2.20

Awards[edit]

NCAA[edit]

Atlantic Hockey[edit]

CCHA[edit]

CHA[edit]

ECAC[edit]

Hockey East[edit]

WCHA[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Minnesota Ranked No. 1 in preseason USA Today/AHM Poll". gophersports.com. 2005. Retrieved 2013-04-30. 
  2. ^ "Men's Division I Hockey Standings: 2005-06". gophersports.com. 2006. Retrieved 2013-05-01. 
  3. ^ "NCAA Tournament". College Hockey Historical Archives. Retrieved May 1, 2013. 
  4. ^ a b "Men's Division I Hockey Overall Statistics: 2005-2006". USCHO.com. Retrieved 2013-04-30. 
  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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