2013–14 NCAA Division I men's ice hockey season

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The 2013–14 NCAA Division I men's ice hockey season began in October 2013 and ended with the 2014 NCAA Division I Men's Ice Hockey Tournament's championship game in April 2014. This was the 67th season in which an NCAA ice hockey championship was held, and the 119th year overall in which an NCAA school fielded a team.

Conference realignment[edit]

The March 2011 announcement that the Big Ten Conference would start sponsoring men's ice hockey in the 2013–14 season, which came shortly after Penn State had announced that it would upgrade its team from club to full varsity status effective in 2012–13, led to a major wave of conference realignment in that sport. Once the Big Ten took the ice with six teams, the Central Collegiate Hockey Association (CCHA) faced the loss of three of its mainstays (Michigan, Michigan State, Ohio State), while the Western Collegiate Hockey Association (WCHA) was set to lose two prominent members (Minnesota and Wisconsin).

Several CCHA and WCHA members then entered into talks to break away from their current leagues to form a new conference; six of these schools would soon form the National Collegiate Hockey Conference (NCHC), which would also take the ice in 2013–14. Further moves by both the NCHC and WCHA would eventually lead to the demise of the CCHA after the 2012–13 season. The upheaval also gave Hockey East its first non-New England member in Notre Dame.

In the end, the only conferences that neither gained nor lost members for 2013–14 were Atlantic Hockey and ECAC Hockey; the former conference will lose Connecticut to Hockey East, which is already home to the school's women's team, for the 2014–15 season.

Membership changes[edit]

School Former Conference New Conference
Alabama–Huntsville Chargers Independent WCHA
Alaska Nanooks CCHA WCHA
Bowling Green Falcons CCHA WCHA
Colorado College Tigers WCHA NCHC
Denver Pioneers WCHA NCHC
Ferris State Bulldogs CCHA WCHA
Lake Superior State Lakers CCHA WCHA
Miami RedHawks CCHA NCHC
Michigan Wolverines CCHA Big Ten
Michigan State Spartans CCHA Big Ten
Minnesota Golden Gophers WCHA Big Ten
Minnesota–Duluth Bulldogs WCHA NCHC
North Dakota (no nickname) WCHA NCHC
Northern Michigan Wildcats CCHA WCHA
Notre Dame Fighting Irish CCHA Hockey East
Ohio State Buckeyes CCHA Big Ten
Omaha Mavericks WCHA NCHC
Penn State Nittany Lions Independent Big Ten
St. Cloud State Huskies WCHA NCHC
Western Michigan Broncos CCHA NCHC
Wisconsin Badgers WCHA Big Ten

Pre-season polls[edit]

The top 20 from USCHO.com, September 30, 2013, and the top 15 from USA Today/USA Hockey Magazine, September 23, 2013.[1][2] First place votes are in parentheses.

USCHO.com
Ranking Team
1 UMass Lowell (19)
2 Miami (OH) (14)
3 Wisconsin (2)
4 Boston College
5 Minnesota (1)
6 Yale (8)
7 North Dakota
8 Notre Dame
9 St. Cloud State
10 Quinnipiac (1)
11 Michigan
11 Minnesota State
13 New Hampshire
14 Providence
15 RPI
16 Union
17 Denver
18 Western Michigan
19 Boston University
20 Niagara
USA Today/USA Hockey Magazine
Ranking Team
1 UMass Lowell (20)
2 Miami (OH) (9)
3 Wisconsin (1)
4 Boston College
5 Minnesota
6 North Dakota
7 Notre Dame
8 Yale (4)
9 St. Cloud State
10 Michigan
11 Quinnipiac
12 Union
13 New Hampshire
14 Minnesota State
15 Providence

Regular season[edit]

Standings[edit]

2013–14 Atlantic Hockey standings
Conference record Overall record
GP W L T PTS GF GA GP W L T GF GA
Mercyhurstdagger 27 17 4 6 40 107 65 40 21 12 7 144 119
Bentley 27 16 7 4 36 100 67 37 19 14 4 127 99
Air Force 27 15 9 3 33 81 73 39 21 14 4 115 106
Connecticut 27 15 9 3 33 75 61 36 18 14 4 91 86
Robert Morris* 27 13 9 5 31 95 78 39 17 17 5 130 115
Niagara 27 11 11 5 27 89 78 39 15 19 5 109 117
Canisius 27 11 13 3 25 81 78 39 16 20 3 111 114
Holy Cross 27 11 13 3 25 68 72 39 14 22 3 97 114
RIT 27 10 14 3 23 67 84 37 12 20 5 94 124
Sacred Heart 27 11 16 0 22 75 99 36 12 24 0 82 137
American International 27 9 17 1 19 74 107 36 10 25 1 90 151
Army 27 5 22 0 10 60 110 34 6 28 0 73 146
Championship: Robert Morris
dagger indicates conference regular season champion; * indicates conference tournament champion
Rankings: USCHO.com Top 20 Poll; updated March 23, 2014
2013–14 Big Ten ice hockey standings
Conference record Overall record
GP W L T SOW PTS GF GA GP W L T GF GA
#2 Minnesotadagger 20 14 3 3 0 45 59 37 36 25 5 6 125 72
#4 Wisconsin* 20 13 6 1 0 40 63 46 34 22 10 2 111 85
#15 Michigan 20 10 8 2 1 33 68 59 34 18 12 4 106 87
#20 Ohio State 20 6 9 5 4 27 53 55 34 16 13 5 109 93
Michigan State 20 5 9 6 4 25 42 55 35 11 17 7 78 91
Penn State 20 3 16 1 0 10 42 75 34 7 25 2 77 126
Championship: Wisconsin
dagger indicates conference regular season champion; * indicates conference tournament champion
Rankings: USCHO.com Top 20 Poll; updated March 23, 2014
2013–14 ECAC Hockey men's standings
Conference record Overall record
GP W L T PTS GF GA GP W L T GF GA
#1 Uniondagger* 22 18 3 1 37 83 42 42 32 6 4 160 90
#12 Colgate 22 13 6 3 29 72 59 39 20 14 5 108 104
#7 Quinnipiac 22 12 6 4 28 78 43 40 24 10 6 141 81
#16 Cornell 22 11 7 4 26 51 50 32 17 10 5 77 74
Clarkson 22 11 9 2 24 57 64 42 21 17 4 101 102
Yale 22 10 8 4 24 71 56 33 17 11 5 106 82
Rensselaer 22 8 9 5 21 57 57 37 15 16 6 104 100
St. Lawrence 22 7 11 4 18 70 78 38 15 19 4 122 131
Brown 22 8 13 1 17 48 62 31 11 17 3 75 87
Dartmouth 22 7 13 2 16 51 72 34 10 20 4 84 115
Harvard 22 6 12 4 16 44 52 31 10 17 4 69 83
Princeton 22 4 18 0 8 44 91 32 6 26 0 60 126
Championship: Union
dagger indicates conference regular season champion; * indicates conference tournament champion
Rankings: USCHO.com Top 20 Poll; updated March 23, 2014
2013–14 Hockey East men's standings
Conference record Overall record
GP W L T PTS GF GA GP W L T GF GA
#3 Boston Collegedagger 20 16 2 2 34 75 40 37 26 7 4 150 84
#5 UMass Lowell* 20 11 6 3 25 54 43 37 23 10 4 103 72
#10 Providence 20 11 7 2 24 50 49 36 21 9 6 109 82
#18 New Hampshire 20 11 9 0 22 64 51 39 21 17 1 123 101
#19 Northeastern 20 10 8 2 22 52 51 37 19 14 4 117 103
Maine 20 9 8 3 21 59 48 35 16 15 4 102 83
#14 Vermont 20 10 10 0 20 49 48 37 20 14 3 103 84
#9 Notre Dame 20 9 9 2 20 43 40 38 23 13 2 117 78
Boston University 20 5 12 3 13 43 66 35 10 21 4 81 113
UMass 20 4 13 3 11 42 61 34 8 22 4 76 106
Merrimack 20 3 15 2 8 32 66 33 8 22 3 62 97
Championship: UMass Lowell
dagger indicates conference regular season champion; * indicates conference tournament champion
Rankings: USCHO.com Top 20 Poll; updated March 23, 2014
Conference record Overall record
GP W L T SOW PTS GF GA GP W L T GF GA
#8 St. Cloud Statedagger 24 15 6 3 0 48 87 64 36 21 10 5 132 100
#13 North Dakota 24 15 9 0 0 45 76 63 37 22 12 3 114 94
Nebraska–Omaha 24 13 9 2 1 42 82 69 37 17 18 2 117 120
Minnesota–Duluth 24 11 11 2 2 37 69 70 36 16 16 4 104 104
Western Michigan 24 11 11 2 2 37 66 69 38 19 14 5 100 97
#17 Denver* 24 10 11 3 2 35 60 58 39 18 15 6 102 86
Colorado College 24 6 13 5 1 24 52 72 37 7 24 6 74 121
Miami (OH) 24 6 17 1 1 20 56 80 36 14 19 3 105 111
Championship: Denver
dagger indicates conference regular season champion; * indicates conference tournament champion
Rankings: USCHO.com Top 20 Poll; updated March 23, 2014
Conference record Overall record
GP W L T PTS GF GA GP W L T GF GA
#6 Ferris Statedagger 28 20 6 2 42 92 62 39 27 9 3 130 84
#11 Minnesota State* 28 20 7 1 41 95 58 38 24 13 1 121 92
Alaska 28 14 12 2 30 97 77 37 18 15 4 126 103
Bowling Green 28 13 11 4 30 89 73 38 18 14 6 119 100
Michigan Tech 28 12 11 5 29 78 78 40 14 19 7 99 108
Alaska–Anchorage 28 12 12 4 28 74 77 38 18 16 4 105 107
Northern Michigan 28 13 14 1 27 77 75 38 15 21 2 102 108
Bemidji State 28 10 14 4 24 72 76 38 10 21 7 92 118
Lake Superior State 28 12 16 0 24 70 84 36 16 19 1 94 114
Alabama–Huntsville 28 2 25 1 5 30 114 38 2 35 1 41 166
Championship: Minnesota State
dagger indicates conference regular season champion (MacNaughton Cup); * indicates conference tournament champion (Broadmoor Trophy)
Rankings: USCHO.com Top 20 Poll; updated March 23, 2014

Player stats[edit]

Scoring leaders[edit]

The following players lead the NCAA in points at the conclusion of games played on March 17, 2014.[3]

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

Player Class Team GP G A Pts PIM
Gaudreau, JohnnyJohnny Gaudreau Junior Boston College 37 32 37 69 14
Carey, GregGreg Carey Senior St. Lawrence 38 18 39 57 39
Hayes, KevinKevin Hayes Senior Boston College 37 24 32 56 16
Gensler, BrettBrett Gensler Senior Bentley 37 21 32 53 10
Goumas, KevinKevin Goumas Senior New Hampshire 38 17 33 50 42
Arnold, BillBill Arnold Senior Boston College 37 12 36 48 47
Grieve, AlexAlex Grieve Junior Bentley 37 25 22 47 28
Wydo, CodyCody Wydo Junior Robert Morris 39 26 21 47 15
Roy, KevinKevin Roy Sophomore Northeastern 37 19 27 46 30
Czarnik, AustinAustin Czarnik Junior Miami (OH) 35 12 33 45 28

Leading goaltenders[edit]

The following goaltenders lead the NCAA in goals against average at the conclusion of games played on March 17, 2014 while playing at least 33% of their team's total minutes.

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
Hellebuyck, ConnorConnor Hellebuyck Sophomore UMass Lowell 25 1508:58 15 8 2 47 4 .938 1.87
Garteig, MichaelMichael Garteig Sophomore Quinnipiac 38 2268:43 24 8 6 71 6 .912 1.88
Wilcox, AdamAdam Wilcox Sophomore Minnesota 33 1982:46 23 4 6 63 3 .934 1.91
Summerhays, StevenSteven Summerhays Senior Notre Dame 36 2096:33 21 12 2 68 7 .928 1.95
Stevens, ColinColin Stevens Junior Union 30 1720:16 22 4 2 56 6 .931 1.95

Awards[edit]

Hober Baker Award[edit]

Hobey Baker Award Finalists[17]
Player Position School
Archibald, JoshJosh Archibald Forward Nebraska–Omaha
Carey, GregGreg Carey Forward St. Lawrence
Dowd, NicNic Dowd Forward St. Cloud State
Dzingel, RyanRyan Dzingel Forward Ohio State
Gaudreau, JohnnyJohnny Gaudreau Forward Boston College
Gostisbehere, ShayneShayne Gostisbehere Defenceman Union
Hayes, KevinKevin Hayes Forward Boston College
Motte, C. J.C. J. Motte Goaltender Ferris State
Rumpel, JoelJoel Rumpel Goaltender Wisconsin
Wilcox, AdamAdam Wilcox Goaltender Minnesota

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