2007–08 NCAA Division I men's ice hockey season

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The 2007–08 NCAA Division I men's ice hockey season began on October 7, 2007 and ended with the 2008 NCAA Division I Men's Ice Hockey Tournament's championship game on April 12, 2008 at Pepsi Center in Denver, Colorado. Boston College won their third NCAA Division I Men's Ice Hockey Championship, defeating Notre Dame 4–1 in the national championship game. This was the 61st season in which an NCAA ice hockey championship was held and is the 113th 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, both released on October 1, 2007.[1][2]

USCHO.com/CSTV
Ranking Team
1 North Dakota (13)
2 Boston College (3)
3 Michigan State (11)
4 Miami (OH) (1)
5 Minnesota (1)
6 New Hampshire
7 Clarkson
8 Notre Dame
9 Boston University
10 Michigan
11 Colorado College
12 Maine
13 Denver
14 Quinnipiac
15 Wisconsin
16 St. Lawrence
17 St. Cloud State
18 Cornell
19 Ohio State
20 Vermont
USA Today/USA Hockey Magazine
Ranking Team
1 North Dakota (14)
2 Michigan State (14)
3 Boston College
4 Minnesota (3)
5 Miami (OH) (2)
6 New Hampshire (1)
7 Clarkson
8 Notre Dame
9 Boston University
10 Michigan
11 Colorado College
12 Denver
13 Maine
14 Wisconsin
15 Quinnipiac

Regular season[edit]

Standings[edit]

Conference Overall
GP W L T PTS GF GA GP W L T GF GA
Army 28 17 8 3 37 84 51 37 19 14 4 101 73
RIT 28 15 8 5 35 87 72 37 19 12 6 116 109
Air Force* 28 14 9 5 33 89 65 39 21 12 6 130 91
Sacred Heart 28 14 11 3 31 91 79 38 16 19 3 111 116
Mercyhurst 28 11 10 7 29 83 89 41 15 19 7 112 133
Canisius 28 10 13 5 25 80 79 37 11 20 6 93 121
Connecticut 28 11 14 3 25 62 84 37 13 21 3 79 126
Bentley 28 9 13 6 24 81 88 36 9 21 6 89 124
Holy Cross 28 9 15 4 22 66 85 36 10 19 7 88 114
American International 28 8 17 3 19 67 98 36 8 23 5 83 135
Championship: Air Force
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
#2 Michigan†* 28 20 4 4 44 107 62 43 33 6 4 170 89
#5 Miami (OH) 28 21 6 1 43 114 56 42 33 8 1 169 78
#7 Michigan State 28 19 6 3 41 92 58 42 25 12 5 135 98
#3 Notre Dame 28 15 9 4 34 74 57 47 27 16 4 136 100
Ferris State 28 12 12 4 28 77 72 39 18 16 5 109 98
Northern Michigan 28 12 13 3 27 76 78 44 20 20 4 116 120
Bowling Green 28 13 15 0 26 73 84 39 18 21 0 105 120
Nebraska–Omaha 28 11 13 4 26 87 99 40 17 19 4 125 142
Alaska 28 8 16 4 20 61 80 35 9 21 5 80 104
Lake Superior State 28 7 15 6 20 65 101 37 10 20 7 91 125
Ohio State 28 7 18 3 17 61 93 41 12 25 4 98 136
Western Michigan 28 4 22 2 10 53 100 38 8 27 3 82 126
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
Bemidji State 20 13 4 3 29 71 39 36 17 16 3 102 82
Niagara* 20 12 6 2 26 71 51 37 22 11 4 128 98
Robert Morris 20 10 7 3 23 67 67 34 15 15 4 114 127
Wayne State 20 6 14 0 12 54 71 38 11 25 2 90 132
Alabama–Huntsville 20 3 13 4 10 40 75 31 6 21 4 60 117
Championship: Niagara
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
#10 Clarkson 22 15 4 3 33 72 47 39 22 13 4 108 93
#11 Princeton* 22 14 8 0 28 75 57 35 21 14 0 112 95
Harvard 22 12 7 3 27 59 41 34 17 13 4 98 79
Union 22 10 7 5 25 50 57 35 15 14 6 79 91
Cornell 22 12 9 1 25 60 43 36 19 14 3 102 78
Quinnipiac 22 9 9 4 22 62 67 39 20 15 4 120 118
Yale 22 9 9 4 22 58 61 34 16 14 4 93 94
Colgate 22 8 9 5 21 58 55 42 18 18 6 113 104
St. Lawrence 22 7 13 2 16 58 68 37 13 20 4 103 109
Rensselaer 22 6 13 3 15 45 69 38 11 23 4 79 113
Brown 22 6 13 3 15 50 68 31 6 21 4 67 108
Dartmouth 22 6 13 3 15 64 78 32 12 16 4 98 107
Championship: Princeton
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 New Hampshire 27 19 5 3 41 84 54 38 25 10 3 132 94
Boston University 27 15 9 3 33 97 72 40 19 17 4 135 117
Vermont 27 13 9 5 31 67 78 39 17 15 7 88 106
#1 Boston College* 27 11 9 7 29 82 67 44 25 11 8 160 101
Providence 27 11 11 5 27 66 66 36 14 17 5 91 99
Northeastern 27 12 13 2 26 73 80 37 16 18 3 92 105
Massachusetts–Lowell 27 10 13 4 24 70 76 37 16 17 4 100 96
Massachusetts 27 9 13 5 23 73 71 36 14 16 6 98 97
Maine 27 9 15 3 21 59 73 34 13 18 3 77 92
Merrimack 27 6 18 3 15 48 82 34 12 18 4 71 93
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
#8 Colorado College 28 21 6 1 43 95 52 41 28 12 1 136 88
#4 North Dakota 28 18 7 3 39 85 53 43 28 11 4 129 80
#9 Denver* 28 16 11 1 33 75 67 41 26 14 1 116 94
#15 Minnesota State 28 12 12 4 28 71 75 39 19 16 4 106 97
#14 St. Cloud State 28 12 12 4 28 79 74 40 19 16 5 118 94
#13 Wisconsin 28 11 12 5 27 68 68 40 16 17 7 114 102
#12 Minnesota 28 9 12 7 25 64 70 45 19 17 9 109 109
Minnesota–Duluth 28 9 14 5 23 55 76 36 13 17 6 74 91
Michigan Tech 28 9 15 4 22 55 77 39 14 20 5 78 99
Alaska–Anchorage 28 3 19 6 12 54 89 36 7 21 8 81 112
Championship: Denver
indicates conference regular season champion
* indicates conference tournament champion
Final rankings: USA Today/USA Hockey Magazine Top 15 Poll

Player stats[edit]

Scoring leaders[edit]

The following players led the league in points at the conclusion of the season.[3]

GP = Games played; G = Goals; A = Assists; Pts = Points; PIM = Penalty minutes

Player Class Team GP G A Pts PIM
Gerbe, NathanNathan Gerbe Junior Boston College 43 35 33 68 65
Porter, KevinKevin Porter Senior Michigan 43 33 30 63 18
Kolarik, ChadChad Kolarik Senior Michigan 39 30 26 56 24
Lasch, RyanRyan Lasch Sophomore St. Cloud State 40 25 28 53 12
Lambert, SimonSimon Lambert Senior RIT 37 21 30 51 40
Whitney, JoeJoe Whitney Freshman Boston College 44 11 40 51 50
Smith, BenBen Smith Sophomore Boston College 44 25 25 50 12
Jones, RyanRyan Jones Senior Miami (OH) 42 31 18 49 83
Cruthers, RyanRyan Cruthers Senior Robert Morris 34 22 27 49 40
Fornataro, MattMatt Fornataro Senior New Hampshire 38 18 28 46 52
Rocco, VinceVince Rocco Junior Niagara 37 14 32 46 10

Leading goaltenders[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.[3]

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
Zatkoff, JeffJeff Zatkoff Junior Miami (OH) 36 2,161:26 27 8 1 62 3 .933 1.72
Lamoureux, Jean-PhilippeJean-Philippe Lamoureux Senior North Dakota 42 2,507:38 27 11 4 73 6 .932 1.75
Bachman, RichardRichard Bachman Freshman Colorado College 35 2,102:47 25 9 1 65 4 .931 1.85
Kassel, JoshJosh Kassel Junior Army 30 1,754:09 18 10 2 56 5 .925 1.92
Sauer, BillyBilly Sauer Junior Michigan 38 2,271:35 30 4 3 74 4 .924 1.95
Kangas, AlexAlex Kangas Freshman Minnesota 31 1,966:45 12 10 9 65 0 .930 1.98
Scrivens, BenBen Scrivens Sophomore Cornell 35 1,964:49 19 12 3 66 4 .930 2.02
Pearce, JordanJordan Pearce Junior Notre Dame 43 2,558:00 23 15 4 87 2 .914 2.04
Zacharias, MikeMike Zacharias Junior Minnesota State 36 2,221:13 18 13 4 77 5 .924 2.08
Volkening, AndrewAndrew Volkening Sophomore Air Force 39 2,271:05 21 11 6 79 4 .911 2.09

References[edit]

  1. ^ "USCHO.com/CSTV Division I Men's Poll - October 1, 2007". USCHO.com. 2007-10-01. Retrieved 2009-03-03. 
  2. ^ "USA Today/USA Hockey Magazine Men's College Hockey Poll - October 1, 2007". USCHO.com. 2007-10-01. Retrieved 2009-03-03. 
  3. ^ a b "Men's Division I Hockey Overall Statistics: 2007-2008". USCHO.com. Retrieved 2010-12-27. 

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