2012–13 NCAA Division I men's ice hockey season

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The 2012–13 NCAA Division I men's ice hockey season began on October 6, 2012 and concluded with the 2013 NCAA Division I Men's Ice Hockey Tournament's championship game on April 13, 2013 at the Consol Energy Center in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. This was the 66th season in which an NCAA ice hockey championship was held and is the 118th year overall where an NCAA school fielded a team.

Pre-season polls[edit]

The top 20 from USCHO.com, October 1, 2012, and the top 15 from USA Today/USA Hockey Magazine, September 24, 2012.[1][2] First place votes are in parentheses.

USCHO.com/CBS College Sports
Ranking Team
1 Boston College (35)
2 Minnesota (12)
3 Michigan (3)
4 North Dakota
5 Union
6 Cornell
7 Massachusetts–Lowell
8 Denver
9 Miami (OH)
10 Western Michigan
11 Ferris State
12 Minnesota–Duluth
13 Boston University
14 Notre Dame
15 Maine
16 Michigan State
17 Harvard
18 Wisconsin
19 Air Force
20 Colorado College
USA Today/USA Hockey Magazine
Ranking Team
1 Boston College (20)
2 Minnesota (12)
3 Michigan (2)
4 North Dakota
5 Union
6 Cornell
7 Massachusetts–Lowell
8 Denver
9 Miami (OH)
10 Notre Dame
11 Western Michigan
12 Minnesota–Duluth
13 Boston University
14 Ferris State
15 Wisconsin

Regular season[edit]

Standings[edit]

Conference record Overall record
GP W L T PTS GF GA GP W L T GF GA
#15 Niagara dagger 27 20 5 2 42 92 60 37 23 9 5 115 93
Air Force 27 15 7 5 35 92 56 37 17 13 7 120 92
Holy Cross 27 15 9 3 33 83 79 37 20 14 3 111 106
Connecticut 27 14 10 3 31 77 70 37 19 14 4 102 94
Robert Morris 27 13 11 3 29 85 85 38 20 14 4 118 105
Mercyhurst 27 12 11 2 28 90 73 41 19 17 5 128 112
Canisius * 27 12 13 2 26 71 69 42 19 18 5 110 100
RIT 27 11 12 4 26 88 89 38 15 18 5 122 126
American International 27 9 12 6 24 72 78 35 12 17 6 88 112
Bentley 27 10 14 3 23 85 87 35 12 20 3 108 116
Army 27 7 15 5 19 64 92 34 7 22 5 73 121
Sacred Heart 27 2 21 4 8 67 128 36 2 30 4 83 182
Championship: March 23, 2013
dagger indicates conference regular season champion; * indicates conference tournament champion
Rankings: USCHO.com Top 20 Poll; updated March 25, 2013
Conference record Overall record
GP W L T SW PTS GF GA GP W L T GF GA
#3 Miami (OH) dagger 28 17 7 4 4 59 75 50 40 24 11 5 101 69
#9 Notre Dame * 28 17 8 3 2 56 90 64 40 25 12 3 118 86
#12 Western Michigan 28 15 7 6 3 54 63 55 38 19 11 8 87 78
Ohio State 28 13 10 5 1 45 71 63 40 16 17 7 95 96
Ferris State 28 13 12 3 1 43 67 63 37 16 16 5 96 89
Alaska 28 12 13 3 1 40 73 79 37 17 16 4 95 97
#20 Michigan 28 10 15 3 3 36 81 96 40 18 19 3 129 130
Lake Superior State 28 11 16 1 1 35 65 77 39 17 21 1 92 109
Bowling Green 28 10 15 3 1 34 65 75 41 15 21 5 100 105
Northern Michigan 28 9 15 4 1 32 64 79 38 15 19 4 90 109
Michigan State 28 9 18 1 0 28 57 70 42 14 25 3 87 115
Championship: March 24, 2013
dagger indicates conference regular season champion; * indicates conference tournament champion
Rankings: USCHO.com Top 20 Poll; updated March 25, 2013
Overall record
GP W L T GF GA
Alabama–Huntsville 25 3 21 1 36 103
Penn State 27 13 14 0 74 80
Rankings: USCHO.com Top 20 Poll; updated March 3, 2013
Conference record Overall record
GP W L T PTS GF GA GP W L T GF GA
#2 Quinnipiac dagger 22 17 2 3 37 73 32 39 27 7 5 117 63
#19 Rensselaer 22 12 7 3 27 61 49 37 18 14 5 106 88
#11 Yale 22 12 9 1 25 60 62 33 18 12 3 93 91
#18 Union * 22 10 8 4 24 64 52 38 21 12 5 117 79
Dartmouth 22 9 9 4 22 56 57 34 15 14 5 94 88
St. Lawrence 22 9 9 4 22 60 68 38 18 16 4 107 109
Brown 22 7 9 6 20 54 51 36 16 14 6 90 85
Princeton 22 8 10 4 20 52 60 31 10 16 5 72 89
Cornell 22 8 11 3 19 49 55 34 15 16 3 83 91
Clarkson 22 8 11 3 19 58 67 36 9 20 7 89 113
Colgate 22 6 13 3 15 52 66 36 14 18 4 109 102
Harvard 22 6 14 2 14 45 65 32 10 19 3 73 101
Championship: March 23, 2013
dagger indicates conference regular season champion; * indicates conference tournament champion
Rankings: USCHO.com Top 20 Poll; updated March 25, 2013
Conference record Overall record
GP W L T PTS GF GA GP W L T GF GA
#5 UMass Lowell dagger * 27 16 9 2 34 81 63 38 26 10 2 113 79
#4 Boston College 27 15 9 3 33 88 72 37 22 11 4 127 102
#17 Boston University 27 15 10 2 32 82 73 39 21 16 2 120 110
#16 Providence 27 13 8 6 32 75 63 38 17 14 7 105 90
#10 New Hampshire 27 13 8 6 32 81 58 37 19 11 7 117 86
Merrimack 27 13 11 3 29 68 66 38 15 17 6 91 98
Maine 27 7 12 8 22 57 72 38 11 19 8 77 104
Vermont 27 8 13 6 22 60 80 36 11 19 6 82 110
Massachusetts 27 9 16 2 20 72 79 34 12 19 3 93 102
Northeastern 27 5 18 4 14 59 97 34 9 21 4 81 118
Championship: March 23, 2013
dagger indicates conference regular season champion; * indicates conference tournament champion
Rankings: USCHO.com Top 20 Poll; updated March 25, 2013
Conference record Overall record
GP W L T PTS GF GA GP W L T GF GA
#7 St. Cloud State dagger 28 18 9 1 37 94 66 39 23 15 1 131 97
#1 Minnesota dagger 28 16 7 5 37 94 65 39 26 8 5 137 77
#6 North Dakota 28 14 7 7 35 93 71 40 21 12 7 132 98
#14 Wisconsin * 28 13 8 7 33 69 64 41 22 12 7 111 83
#13 Denver 28 14 9 5 33 92 81 39 20 14 5 131 108
#8 Minnesota State 28 16 11 1 33 90 68 40 24 13 3 127 95
Nebraska–Omaha 28 14 12 2 30 92 91 39 19 18 2 127 117
Colorado College 28 11 13 4 26 88 98 42 18 19 5 133 141
Minnesota–Duluth 28 10 13 5 25 75 83 38 14 19 5 99 109
Michigan Tech 28 8 16 4 20 75 92 37 13 20 4 107 116
Bemidji State 28 5 16 7 17 58 87 36 6 22 8 74 110
Alaska–Anchorage 28 2 20 6 10 52 106 36 4 25 7 67 133
Championship: March 23, 2013
dagger indicates conference regular season champion; * indicates conference tournament champion
Rankings: USCHO.com Top 20 Poll; updated March 25, 2013

Player stats[edit]

Scoring leaders[edit]

The following players lead the NCAA in points at the conclusion of games played on March 17, 2013.[3]

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

Player Class Team GP G A Pts PIM
Walters, RyanRyan Walters Junior Nebraska–Omaha 39 22 30 52 20
Carey, GregGreg Carey Junior St. Lawrence 38 28 23 51 40
Kristo, DannyDanny Kristo Senior North Dakota 37 24 26 50 22
LeBlanc, DrewDrew LeBlanc Senior St. Cloud State 38 13 37 50 14
Gaudreau, JohnnyJohnny Gaudreau Sophomore Boston College 33 20 29 49 22
Haula, ErikErik Haula Junior Minnesota 35 16 33 49 14
Schwartz, RylanRylan Schwartz Senior Colorado College 38 17 31 48 35
Knight, CorbanCorban Knight Senior North Dakota 38 15 33 48 40
Flanagan, KyleKyle Flanagan Senior St. Lawrence 35 15 32 47 42
Leitner, MattMatt Leitner Sophomore Minnesota State 39 17 28 45 47
Whitney, StevenSteven Whitney Senior Boston College 38 26 19 45 54

Leading goaltenders[edit]

The following goaltenders lead the NCAA in goals against average at the conclusion of games played on March 17, 2013 while playing at least 33% of their team's total minutes.[3]

GP = Games played; Min = Minutes played; W = Wins; L = Losses; T = Ties; GA = Goals against; SO = Shutouts; SV% = Save percentage; GAA = Goals against average

Player Class Team GP Min W L T GA SO SV% GAA
McKay, RyanRyan McKay Freshman Miami (OH) 20 1150:04 12 5 2 23 4 .954 1.20
Hellebuyck, ConnorConnor Hellebuyck Freshman Massachusetts–Lowell 19 1090:12 16 2 0 27 4 .944 1.49
Hartzell, EricEric Hartzell Senior Quinnipiac 36 2163:14 26 5 5 54 5 .935 1.50
Kasdorf, JasonJason Kasdorf Freshman Rensselaer 23 1329:43 14 5 2 36 4 .935 1.62
Chubak, CarsenCarsen Chubak Junior Niagara 33 1984:38 23 5 5 60 6 .941 1.81

Awards[edit]

Atlantic Hockey[edit]

Atlantic Hockey All-Conference Teams[8]
First Team   Position   Second Team
Carsen Chubak, Niagara G Ben Meisner, American International
Nick Jones, Mercyhurst D Dan Weiss, Niagara
Chris Saracino, RIT D Steve Weinstein, Bentley
Kyle De Laurell, Air Force F Ryan Misiak, Mercyhurst
Giancarlo Iuorio, Niagara F Adam Pleskach, American International
Brett Gensler, Bentley F Adam Brace, Robert Morris

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