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The 1951–52 NCAA Division I men's ice hockey season began in November 1951 and concluded with the 1952 NCAA Division I Men's Ice Hockey Tournament's championship game on March 15, 1952 at the Broadmoor Ice Palace in Colorado Springs, Colorado. This was the 5th season in which an NCAA ice hockey championship was held and is the 58th year overall where an NCAA school fielded a team.

This was the first season of play for the MCHL. The conference was the first for western teams and would eventually become the WCHA.

Regular seasonEdit

Season tournamentsEdit

Tournament Dates Teams Champion
Rensselaer Holiday Tournament December 27–29 8 Brown
New England Invitational March 1–3 4 Boston University

Standings[1][2]Edit

1951–52 NCAA Division I Independent ice hockey standings
Conference Overall
GP W L T Pct. GF GA GP W L T GF GA
American International 13 8 5 0
Army 15 3 12 0 46 87
Boston College 20 17 3 0 117 49
Boston University 19 15 3 1 128 52
Bowdoin 6 3 3 0
Brown 21 13 7 1 111 63
Colby
Dartmouth 23 5 18 0 48 91
Hamilton 11 5 6 0
Harvard 19 8 11 0 86 75
MIT
New Hampshire 10 5 5 0 43 41
Northeastern 21 11 10 0 80 70
Norwich 15 14 1 0
Princeton 15 8 7 0 66 45
Yale 25 17 8 0 125 112
1951–52 Midwest Collegiate Hockey League
Conference Overall
GP W L T PTS GF GA GP W L T GF GA
Colorado College 12 10 2 0 20 25 19 5 1 168 94
Denver 12 9 3 0 18 66 40 25 18 6 1 146 94
Michigan 12 9 3 0 18 26 22 4 0 161 70
North Dakota 12 6 6 0 12 55 56 25 13 11 1 126 105
Minnesota 12 5 7 0 10 26 13 13 0 130 114
Michigan State 12 3 9 0 6 20 7 13 0 72 110
Michigan Tech 12 0 12 0 0 20 2 18 0 75 154
indicates conference regular season champion
1951–52 Tri-State League standings
Conference Overall
GP W L T PTS GF GA GP W L T GF GA
St. Lawrence 7 6 1 0 14 58 15 20 15 5 0 136 67
Rensselaer 5 4 1 0 14 36 20 18 15 3 0 148 59
Clarkson 6 3 3 0 8 31 33 15 10 5 0 75 53
Middlebury 7 2 5 0 4 21 10 11 0
Williams 5 0 5 0 0 10 0 10 0
indicates conference regular season champion
St. Lawrence was declared as the sole champion when Rensselaer was found to have used an ineligible player during the season.[3]

1952 NCAA Tournament[4]Edit

  Semifinals
March 13–14
National Championship
March 15
                     
E1 St. Lawrence 3  
W2 Michigan 9  
  W2 Michigan 4  
  W1 Colorado College 1  
W1 Colorado College 4
E2 Yale 3     Third Place Game
  E1 St. Lawrence 1
  E2 Yale 4

Note: * denotes overtime period(s)

Player statsEdit

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
Chiarelli, FrankFrank Chiarelli Freshman Rensselaer 18 55 24 79 6
Hartwell, RonRon Hartwell Senior Colorado College 25 40 27 67 20
Moore, AbbieAbbie Moore Sophomore Rensselaer 18 31 34 65 4
Mayasich, JohnJohn Mayasich Freshman Minnesota 26 32 30 62 10
Frasca, TonyTony Frasca Senior Colorado College 24 33 57 8
Langill, NealeNeale Langill Freshman St. Lawrence 18 28 27 55
Mosco, AmbroseAmbrose Mosco Freshman Rensselaer 14 24 31 55 10
Wheeler, BobBob Wheeler Senior Brown 36 18 54
Brandt, OmerOmer Brandt Junior Colorado College 29 24 53 29
Dougherty, RichardRichard Dougherty Freshman Minnesota 26 32 20 52 33

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
Ikola, WillardWillard Ikola Freshman Michigan 26 - - - - - - - 2.69
Cruikshank, PaulPaul Cruikshank Junior Yale - - - - - - - - 2.76
Lindbeck, RudyRudy Lindbeck Senior North Dakota 11 - - - - - 0 .927 3.00
Siegel, HarrisHarris Siegel Junior Rensselaer 14 695 9 2 0 39 1 - 3.37
Boylan, JackJack Boylan Freshman St. Lawrence 20 1163 15 5 0 67 0 .886 3.46
Mooney, GeorgeGeorge Mooney Sophomore Denver 15 - 11 3 1 - 0 .845 3.46
Finkelstein, AlexAlex Finkelstein Sophomore North Dakota 24 - - - - - 2 .868 4.25
Ross, LarryLarry Ross Junior Minnesota 13 - - - - - - - 4.90
Reid, DelmarDelmar Reid Senior Michigan State 15 - - - - - - - 5.73
Taylor, HarryHarry Taylor Sophomore Michigan Tech - - - - - - - .829 7.00

AwardsEdit

NCAAEdit

Award[6] Recipient
Spencer Penrose Award (Coach of the Year) Cheddy Thompson, Colorado College
Most Outstanding Player in NCAA Tournament Ken Kinsley, Colorado College

MCHLEdit

No Awards

All-MCHL Teams[7]
First Team   Position   Second Team
Ken Kinsley, Colorado College G Willard Ikola, Michigan
Don Burgess, Denver D Joe deBastiani, Michigan Tech
Eddie Miller, Denver D Elwood Shell, North Dakota
Tony Frasca, Colorado College F John Mayasich, Minnesota
Ron Hartwell, Colorado College F John McKennell, Michigan
Omer Brandt, Colorado College F Bill Abbott, Denver

ReferencesEdit

  1. "2008-09 WCHA Yearbook 97-112", WCHA. Retrieved on June 29, 2014. 
  2. "Tri-State League/ICAC Standings", College Hockey Historical Archives. Retrieved on January 11, 2017. 
  3. "Tri-State League/ICAC Standings", College Hockey Historical Archives. Retrieved on January 11, 2017. 
  4. "NCAA Tournament", College Hockey Historical Archives. Retrieved on May 19, 2013. 
  5. 5.0 5.1 1951-52 NCAA Division I Statistics. Elite Prospects. Retrieved on December 21, 2016.
  6. "NCAA Division I Awards", College Hockey Historical Archives. Retrieved on June 11, 2013. 
  7. "WCHA All-Teams", College Hockey Historical Archives. Retrieved on May 19, 2013. 

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