The 1947–48 NCAA Division I men's ice hockey season began in November 1947 and concluded with the 1948 NCAA Division I Men's Ice Hockey Tournament's championship game on March 20, 1948 at the Broadmoor Ice Palace in Colorado Springs, Colorado. This was the 1st season in which an NCAA ice hockey championship was held and is the 54th year overall where an NCAA school fielded a team. In 1947 there were quasi-official guidelines separating major and minor football programs across the NCAA, but no such determinations had been made for ice hockey teams. Even among the universities that played ice hockey, no such distinctions were even attempted until the mid-1960s. While the Division I level of the NCAA would not be an official designation until 1973, it is referred to as such here for clarity and continuity.
As this was the first time a national championship was held, it is considered (unofficially) the first season of NCAA Division I ice hockey as it is the first time that any college teams would have to conform to NCAA regulations regarding recruitment, scholarship, eligibility, etc. The tournament was, itself, born out of a desire to definitively decide the best collegiate team in the country. With only a handful of universities even playing ice hockey (indoor ice rinks were fairly expensive to operate) and even less playing a decent amount of games each year only four teams were selected to play in the tournament.
|NEIHL Tournament||March 8–9||4||Boston College|
|1947–48 Division I Independent ice hockey standings|
Note: * denotes overtime period(s)
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
|Dick Rowell||Junior||Colorado College||–||18||37||55||–|
|Thomas Gerard||Sophomore||St. Lawrence||15||23||19||42||–|
|Bob Mason||Sophomore||Boston College||–||21||19||40||–|
|William Forbes||Sophomore||New Hampshire||–||20||8||28||–|
|Bill Sullivan||Sophomore||North Dakota||16||18||6||24||4|
|Gordy Christian||Sophomore||North Dakota||15||12||12||24||12|
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
|Gene Delvecchio||Freshman||St. Lawrence||14||803||-||-||-||52||2||-||3.88|
|Bob Murray||Sophomore||North Dakota||-||-||-||-||-||-||1||.894||4.07|
|Arthur Forman||Sophomore||North Dakota||-||-||-||-||-||-||0||.840||5.50|
- ↑ History of ECAC Hockey. College Hockey Historical Archives. Archived from the original on January 29, 2013. Retrieved on January 29, 2013.
- ↑ Crowley, Joseph N. (2006). In The Arena: The NCAA's First Century. NCAA Publications, 42.
- ↑ "NCAA Tournament", College Hockey Historical Archives. Retrieved on May 19, 2013.
- ↑ 4.0 4.1 1947-47 NCAA Division I Statistics. Elite Prospects. Retrieved on December 21, 2016.
- ↑ "NCAA Division I Awards", College Hockey Historical Archives. Retrieved on June 11, 2013.
|NCAA Division I men's ice hockey seasons|
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