The 1948–49 NCAA Division I men's ice hockey season began in November 1948 and concluded with the 1949 NCAA Division I Men's Ice Hockey Tournament's championship game on March 19, 1949 at the Broadmoor Ice Palace in Colorado Springs, Colorado. This was the 2nd season in which an NCAA ice hockey championship was held and is the 55th year overall where an NCAA school fielded a team.

Regular season[edit | edit source]

Season tournaments[edit | edit source]

Tournament Dates Teams Champion
NEIHL Tournament March 8–9 4 Boston College

Standings[edit | edit source]

1948–49 NCAA Division I Independent ice hockey standings
Conference Overall
GP W L T Pct. GF GA GP W L T GF GA
American International 7 4 3 0
Boston College 22 21 1 0 164 67
Bowdoin 12 4 8 0
Brown 14 7 7 0 58 62
Clarkson 14 8 5 0 69 59
Colby
Colgate 9 5 3 1 53 38
Colorado College 24 15 7 1 153 99
Dartmouth 23 17 6 0 148 72
Hamilton 10 1 9 0
Harvard 20 12 8 0 130 112
Massachusetts 3 0 3 0 11 29
Michigan 25 20 2 3 179 74
Michigan Tech 15 5 10 0 66 76
Middlebury 10 6 4 0
Minnesota 22 11 11 0 120 101
MIT
New Hampshire 3 0 3 0 11 23
North Dakota 22 9 12 1 109 148
Northeastern 16 9 7 0 118 78
Princeton 20 6 13 1 60 110
St. Lawrence 7 5 2 0 41 29
Williams 14 5 9 0
Yale 23 10 13 0 84 105

1949 NCAA Tournament[1][edit | edit source]

  Semifinals
March 17–18
National Championship
March 19
                     
E1 Boston College 7  
W2 Colorado College 3  
  E1 Boston College 4  
  E2 Dartmouth 3  
W1 Michigan 2
E2 Dartmouth 4     Third Place Game
  W1 Michigan 10
  W2 Colorado College 4

Note: * denotes overtime period(s)

Player stats[edit | edit source]

Scoring leaders[2][edit | edit source]

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
Riley, BillBill Riley Senior Dartmouth 37 41 78
Mulhern, JackJack Mulhern Sophomore Boston College 34 31 65 18
McMillan, GordonGordon McMillan Senior Michigan 25 24 36 60
Burford, GilbertGilbert Burford Sophomore Michigan 56
Rowell, DickDick Rowell Senior Colorado College 19 31 50
Slattery, JoeJoe Slattery Senior Colorado College 25 25 50
Lewis, WarrenWarren Lewis Junior Boston College 23 24 47 6
Christian, GordyGordy Christian Junior North Dakota 20 25 16 41 18
Medved, JimJim Medved Junior North Dakota 22 19 22 41 16
Fitzgerald, JimJim Fitzgerald Senior Boston College 18 23 41 2

Leading goaltenders[2][edit | edit source]

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
Burke, BernieBernie Burke Senior Boston College 21 1243 20 1 0 64 0 - 3.09
O'Connor, RobertRobert O'Connor Sophomore Princeton 16 - - - - - - - 3.12
Delvecchio, GeneGene Delvecchio Sophomore St. Lawrence 12 726 - - - 54 0 - 4.46
Burns, JamesJames Burns Junior Yale - - - - - - - - 5.06
Murray, BobBob Murray Junior North Dakota - - 8 10 1 - 0 .819 6.80

Awards[edit | edit source]

NCAA[edit | edit source]

Award[3] Recipient
Most Outstanding Player in NCAA Tournament Dick Desmond, Dartmouth

References[edit | edit source]

  1. "NCAA Tournament", College Hockey Historical Archives. Retrieved on May 19, 2013. 
  2. 2.0 2.1 1948-49 NCAA Division I Statistics. Elite Prospects. Retrieved on December 21, 2016.
  3. "NCAA Division I Awards", College Hockey Historical Archives. Retrieved on June 11, 2013. 

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