2003–04 NCAA Division I men's ice hockey season

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The 2003–04 NCAA Division I men's ice hockey season began on October 3, 2003 and concluded with the 2004 NCAA Division I Men's Ice Hockey Tournament's championship game on April 10, 2004 at the Fleet Center in Boston, Massachusetts. This was the 57th season in which an NCAA ice hockey championship was held and is the 109th year overall where an NCAA school fielded a team. The 2003-04 season was the inaugural year for the Atlantic Hockey Association after the discontinuation of Division I ice hockey sponsorship by the MAAC at the conclusion of the previous season.[1]

Pre-season polls[edit]

The top 15 from USCHO.com/CBS College Sports and the top 15 from USA Today/USA Hockey Magazine.[2]

USCHO.com/CBS College Sports
Ranking Team
1 Minnesota (25)
2 Michigan (2)
3 Boston College (2)
4 New Hampshire (1)
5 North Dakota
6 Boston University
7 Harvard
8 Ferris State
9 Cornell
10 Michigan State
11 Colorado College
12 Maine
13 Denver
14 Ohio State
15 Minnesota-Duluth
USA Today/USA Hockey Magazine
Ranking Team
1 Minnesota (25)
2 Michigan (3)
3 Boston College (3)
4 New Hampshire
5 North Dakota (2)
6 Harvard
7 Boston University
8 Cornell (1)
9 Ferris State
10 Colorado College
11 Michigan State
12 Denver
13 Maine
14 Ohio State
15 Minnesota-Duluth

Regular season[edit]

Standings[3][edit]

Conference Overall
GP W L T PTS GF GA GP W L T GF GA
Holy Cross†* 24 17 4 3 37 83 54 36 22 10 4 117 89
Mercyhurst 24 16 7 1 33 105 71 36 20 14 2 145 122
Quinnipiac 24 12 6 6 30 67 53 35 15 14 6 87 87
Sacred Heart 24 12 8 4 28 87 68 36 14 17 5 107 114
Connecticut 24 9 10 5 23 89 86 35 12 16 7 115 127
Canisius 24 9 11 4 22 67 73 34 10 16 8 84 107
Bentley 24 7 13 4 18 55 71 32 9 19 4 79 103
Army 24 6 15 3 15 55 84 33 12 18 3 82 107
American International 24 3 17 4 10 49 97 34 5 25 4 71 138
Championship: Holy Cross
indicates conference regular season champion
* indicates conference tournament champion
Final rankings: USA Today/American Hockey Magazine Poll Top 15 Poll
Conference Overall
GP W L T PTS GF GA GP W L T GF GA
#7 Michigan 28 18 8 2 38 101 66 43 27 14 2 151 104
#10 Miami (OH) 28 17 8 3 37 99 74 41 23 14 4 137 106
#14 Michigan State 28 17 9 2 36 91 62 42 23 17 2 136 105
#9 Ohio State* 28 16 12 0 32 89 70 42 26 16 0 134 106
#12 Notre Dame 28 14 11 3 31 84 71 39 20 15 4 108 99
Alaska-Fairbanks 28 14 13 1 29 92 92 36 16 19 1 117 127
Northern Michigan 28 13 13 2 28 66 79 41 21 16 4 105 113
Western Michigan 28 12 13 3 27 87 101 39 17 18 4 123 136
Bowling Green 28 9 13 6 24 69 83 38 11 18 9 92 112
Ferris State 28 10 17 1 21 71 97 38 15 20 3 108 126
Lake Superior State 28 7 16 5 19 60 83 36 9 20 7 72 102
Nebraska-Omaha 28 5 19 4 14 60 91 39 8 26 5 91 135
Championship: Ohio State
indicates conference regular season champion
* indicates conference tournament champion
Final rankings: USA Today/American Hockey Magazine Poll Top 15 Poll
Conference Overall
GP W L T PTS GF GA GP W L T GF GA
Bemidji State 20 16 3 1 33 90 48 36 20 13 3 131 94
Niagara* 20 14 6 0 28 72 52 39 21 15 3 124 120
Alabama-Huntsville 20 10 9 1 21 65 60 31 11 16 4 92 94
Findlay 20 7 11 2 16 58 60 38 11 22 5 95 114
Air Force 20 6 13 1 13 49 78 37 14 21 2 101 131
Wayne State 20 4 15 1 9 44 80 36 9 24 3 83 144
Championship: Niagara
indicates conference regular season champion
* indicates conference tournament champion
Final rankings: USA Today/American Hockey Magazine Poll Top 15 Poll
Conference Overall
GP W L T PTS GF GA GP W L T GF GA
Colgate 22 14 6 2 30 65 44 39 22 12 5 111 80
Cornell 22 13 6 3 29 53 32 32 16 10 6 85 62
Brown 22 13 7 2 28 62 40 31 15 11 5 80 60
Dartmouth 22 10 5 7 27 66 60 34 14 11 9 95 91
Rensselaer 22 13 8 1 27 70 44 39 22 15 2 116 89
#13 Harvard* 22 10 10 2 22 58 55 36 18 15 3 104 94
Yale 22 10 12 0 20 65 88 31 12 19 0 89 134
Union 22 8 11 3 19 46 52 36 14 17 5 89 108
Clarkson 22 8 12 2 18 51 61 41 18 18 5 121 113
St. Lawrence 22 7 12 3 17 62 67 41 14 21 6 104 119
Vermont 22 7 14 1 15 57 79 35 9 22 4 85 127
Princeton 22 5 15 2 12 50 83 31 5 24 2 62 122
Championship: Harvard
indicates conference regular season champion
* indicates conference tournament champion
Final rankings: USA Today/American Hockey Magazine Poll Top 15 Poll
Conference Overall
GP W L T PTS GF GA GP W L T GF GA
#3 Boston College 24 17 4 3 37 88 45 42 29 9 4 143 81
#2 Maine* 24 17 5 2 36 77 42 42 33 8 3 141 69
Massachusetts 24 12 9 3 27 47 63 37 17 14 6 93 99
#11 New Hampshire 24 10 8 6 26 82 76 41 20 15 6 138 116
Providence 24 7 11 6 20 63 66 37 16 14 7 106 92
Massachusetts–Lowell 24 7 12 5 19 56 65 40 15 18 7 105 116
Boston University 24 6 13 5 17 57 71 38 12 17 9 103 108
Merrimack 24 5 13 6 16 53 79 36 10 20 6 86 110
Northeastern 24 5 13 6 16 56 72 34 11 16 7 92 103
Championship: Maine
indicates conference regular season champion
* indicates conference tournament champion
Final rankings: USA Today/American Hockey Magazine Poll Top 15 Poll
Conference Overall
GP W L T PTS GF GA GP W L T GF GA
#5 North Dakota 28 20 5 3 43 122 62 41 30 8 3 182 90
#4 Minnesota–Duluth 28 19 7 2 40 119 71 45 28 13 4 185 123
#8 Wisconsin 28 14 7 7 35 85 62 43 22 13 8 123 93
#1 Denver 28 13 10 5 31 93 90 44 27 12 5 149 120
#6 Minnesota* 28 15 12 1 31 101 86 44 27 14 3 178 127
St. Cloud State 28 12 12 4 28 81 89 38 18 16 4 113 118
#15 Colorado College 28 11 15 2 24 77 75 39 20 16 3 126 98
Alaska–Anchorage 28 7 18 3 17 68 103 40 14 23 3 104 140
Minnesota State 28 6 18 4 16 83 139 39 10 24 5 124 179
Michigan Tech 28 6 19 3 15 66 118 38 8 25 5 97 161
Championship: Minnesota
indicates conference regular season champion
* indicates conference tournament champion
Final rankings: USA Today/American Hockey Magazine Poll Top 15 Poll

2004 NCAA Tournament[4][edit]

Regional Semifinals Regional Finals Frozen Four National Championship
                       
1 Maine 5
4 Harvard 4
1 Maine 2*
East Regional
3 Wisconsin 1
2 Ohio State 0
3 Wisconsin 1*
E1 Maine 2
NE1 Boston College 1
1 Boston College 1*
4 Niagara 0
1 Boston College 3*
Northeast Regional
2 Michigan 2
2 Michigan 3
3 New Hampshire 2
E1 Maine 0
W2 Denver 1
1 Minnesota 4*
4 Notre Dame 3
1 Minnesota 1
Midwest Regional
2 Minnesota-Duluth 3
2 Minnesota-Duluth 3*
3 Michigan State 2
MW2 Minnesota-Duluth 3
W2 Denver 5
1 North Dakota 6
4 Holy Cross 5
1 North Dakota 0
West Regional
2 Denver 1
2 Denver 4
3 Miami 1

Note: * denotes overtime period(s)

Player stats[edit]

Scoring leaders[5][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
Lessard, JuniorJunior Lessard Senior Minnesota-Duluth 45 32 31 63 34
Bochenski, BrandonBrandon Bochenski Junior North Dakota 41 27 33 60 40
Schwabe, EvanEvan Schwabe Junior Minnesota-Duluth 45 19 38 57 34
Parise, ZachZach Parise Sophomore North Dakota 37 23 32 55 24
Ehgoetz, BarretBarret Ehgoetz Junior Niagara 39 25 27 52 24
Vanek, ThomasThomas Vanek Sophomore Minnesota 38 26 25 51 72
Ross, JaredJared Ross Junior Alabama-Huntsville 31 19 31 50 46
Saviano, SteveSteve Saviano Senior New Hampshire 41 27 22 49 2
Riddle, TroyTroy Riddle Senior Minnesota 44 24 25 49 52
Edwardson, DerekDerek Edwardson Senior Miami 41 17 31 48 36
Slater, JimJim Slater Junior Michigan State 42 19 29 48 38

Leading goaltenders[5][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
Howard, JimmyJimmy Howard Sophomore Maine 22 1363 14 4 3 27 6 .956 1.19
Kaltiainen, MattiMatti Kaltiainen Junior Boston College 38 2280 27 7 4 67 4 .907 1.76
Danis, YannYann Danis Senior Brown 30 1820 15 11 4 55 5 .942 1.81
Doyle, FrankFrank Doyle Senior Maine 23 1323 19 4 0 40 5 .923 1.81
Silverhorn, SteveSteve Silverhorn Junior Colgate 31 1874 18 9 4 57 3 .927 1.82
McKee, DavidDavid McKee Freshman Cornell 32 1929 16 10 6 59 5 .920 1.83
Parise, JordanJordan Parise Freshman North Dakota 22 1229 14 4 3 42 2 .908 2.05
Brückler, BerndBernd Brückler Junior Wisconsin 38 2299 19 10 8 80 4 .924 2.09
Jakaitis, JeffJeff Jakaitis Freshman Lake Superior State 23 1209 5 10 4 43 3 .933 2.13
Marsters, NathanNathan Marsters Senior Rensselaer 35 2093 21 13 1 75 5 .922 2.15

Awards[edit]

NCAA[edit]

Atlantic Hockey[edit]

CCHA[edit]

CHA[edit]

ECAC[edit]

Hockey East[edit]

WCHA[edit]

References[edit]

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  2. ^ "2003-04 Michigan Ice Hockey" (PDF). mgoblue.com. 2003-09-30. Retrieved 2013-05-10. 
  3. ^ "Men's Division I Hockey Standings: 2003-04". gophersports.com. 2004. Retrieved 2013-05-10. 
  4. ^ "NCAA Tournament". College Hockey Historical Archives. Retrieved May 10, 2013. 
  5. ^ a b "Men's Division I Hockey Overall Statistics: 2003-2004". USCHO.com. Retrieved 2013-05-10. 
  6. ^ "NCAA Division I Awards". College Hockey Historical Archives. Retrieved June 18, 2013. 
  7. ^ "Men's Ice Hockey Award Winners" (PDF). NCAA.org. Retrieved June 18, 2013. 
  8. ^ "AHA Awards". College Hockey Historical Archives. Retrieved May 10, 2013. 
  9. ^ "AHA All-Teams". College Hockey Historical Archives. Retrieved May 10, 2013. 
  10. ^ "AHA All-Rookie Teams". College Hockey Historical Archives. Retrieved May 10, 2013. 
  11. ^ "CCHA Awards". College Hockey Historical Archives. Retrieved May 10, 2013. 
  12. ^ "CCHA All-Teams". College Hockey Historical Archives. Retrieved May 10, 2013. 
  13. ^ "CCHA All-Rookie Teams". College Hockey Historical Archives. Retrieved May 10, 2013. 
  14. ^ "CHA Awards". College Hockey Historical Archives. Retrieved May 11, 2013. 
  15. ^ "CHA All-Teams". College Hockey Historical Archives. Retrieved May 11, 2013. 
  16. ^ "CHA All-Rookie Teams". College Hockey Historical Archives. Retrieved May 11, 2013. 
  17. ^ "ECAC Awards". College Hockey Historical Archives. Retrieved May 11, 2013. 
  18. ^ "ECAC All-Teams". College Hockey Historical Archives. Retrieved May 11, 2013. 
  19. ^ "ECAC All-Rookie Teams". College Hockey Historical Archives. Retrieved May 11, 2013. 
  20. ^ "Hockey East Awards". College Hockey Historical Archives. Retrieved May 11, 2013. 
  21. ^ "Hockey East All-Teams". College Hockey Historical Archives. Retrieved May 11, 2013. 
  22. ^ "Hockey East All-Rookie Teams". College Hockey Historical Archives. Retrieved May 11, 2013. 
  23. ^ "WCHA Awards". College Hockey Historical Archives. Retrieved May 11, 2013. 
  24. ^ "WCHA All-Teams". College Hockey Historical Archives. Retrieved May 11, 2013. 
  25. ^ "WCHA All-Rookie Teams". College Hockey Historical Archives. Retrieved May 11, 2013. 

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