The 1952–53 NCAA men's ice hockey season began in November 1952 and concluded with the 1953 NCAA Men's Ice Hockey Tournament's championship game on March 14, 1953 at the Broadmoor Ice Palace in Colorado Springs, Colorado. This was the 6th season in which an NCAA ice hockey championship was held and is the 58th year overall where an NCAA school fielded a team.

Regular season[edit | edit source]

Season tournaments[edit | edit source]

Tournament Dates Teams Champion
Beanpot December 26–27 4 Harvard
Rensselaer Holiday Tournament January 1–3 4 Princeton

Standings[edit | edit source]

Conference Overall
GP W L T Pct. GF GA GP W L T GF GA
Amherst 11 5 6 0
American International 16 9 6 1
Army 16 8 8 0 56 64
Boston College 16 11 4 1 71 41
Boston University 22 14 7 1 117 86
Bowdoin 11 4 7 0
Brown 17 6 11 0 67 83
Colby 8 2 6 0
Dartmouth 23 9 14 0 84 90
Hamilton 10 0 10 0
Harvard 17 11 5 1 79 49
MIT 12 3 9 0
New Hampshire 9 3 6 0 27 49
Northeastern 21 9 10 2 64 70
Norwich 14 11 2 1
Princeton 18 11 7 0 66 49
Providence 14 6 8 0 66 79
Tufts 18 10 8 0
Yale 20 12 8 0 85 56
1952–53 Midwest Collegiate Hockey League
Conference Overall
GP W L T PTS GF GA GP W L T GF GA
Minnesota 20 16 4 0 19 92 46 29 23 6 0 149 74
Michigan 16 12 4 0 19 91 49 24 17 7 0 139 71
North Dakota 16 11 5 0 17 82 59 20 15 5 0 109 68
Denver 16 10 6 0 15 70 54 24 17 6 1 142 79
Colorado College 14 4 10 0 8 52 86 20 9 11 0 98 106
Michigan Tech 16 3 13 0 4 53 94 19 6 13 0 75 100
Michigan State 18 2 16 0 2 45 94 22 5 16 1 74 104
indicates conference regular season champion
1952–53 Tri-State League standings
Conference Overall
GP W L T PTS GF GA GP W L T GF GA
Rensselaer 5 4 0 1 11 23 13 20 15 4 1 124 45
St. Lawrence 5 3 2 0 8 23 14 18 12 6 0 105 50
Clarkson 5 1 3 1 5 14 29 19 9 9 1 88 94
Middlebury 3 0 3 0 0 8 11 16 10 6 0
indicates conference regular season champion

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1953 NCAA Tournament[edit | edit source]

  Semifinals
March 12–13
National Championship
March 14
                     
W1 Minnesota 3  
E2 Rensselaer 2  
  W1 Minnesota 3  
  W2 Michigan 7  
E1 Boston University 2
W2 Michigan 14     Third Place Game
  E1 Boston University 3
  E2 Rensselaer 6

Note: * denotes overtime period(s)

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Player stats[edit | edit source]

Scoring leaders[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
Mayasich, JohnJohn Mayasich Sophomore Minnesota 27 42 36 78 16
Moore, AbbieAbbie Moore Junior Rensselaer 20 35 38 73 4
Chiarelli, FrankFrank Chiarelli Sophomore Rensselaer 20 36 32 68 8
Dougherty, RichardRichard Dougherty Sophomore Minnesota 27 35 32 67 35
Rodenhiser, RichardRichard Rodenhiser Junior Boston University 22 29 20 49 12
Matchefts, JohnJohn Matchefts Senior Michigan 24 18 30 48 -
Abbott, BillBill Abbott Sophomore Denver - 27 18 45 -
Campbell, GeneGene Campbell Sophomore Minnesota 26 21 24 45 16
Cherski, BenBen Cherski Sophomore North Dakota 20 30 14 44 10
McFarlane, BrianBrian McFarlane Sophomore St. Lawrence 17 21 22 43 30

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Leading goaltenders[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
Fox, BobBob Fox Sophomore Rensselaer 20 1182 15 4 1 45 2 - 2.28
Mattson, JimJim Mattson Sophomore Minnesota 27 1627 22 5 0 64 4 .910 2.36
Whelan, RichardRichard Whelan Sophomore Yale - - - - - - - - 2.62
Sloan, BillBill Sloan Freshman St. Lawrence 18 1058 12 6 0 50 1 .894 2.83
Morin, WalterWalter Morin Senior Denver - - 16 5 1 - 0 .866 3.05
Finkelstein, AlexAlex Finkelstein Junior North Dakota 20 - 15 5 0 - 1 .884 3.40
Bergin, GeraldGerald Bergin Junior Michigan State 14 - - - - - - - 5.28

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Awards[edit | edit source]

NCAA[edit | edit source]

Award[4] Recipient
Spencer Penrose Award John Mariucci, Minnesota
Most Outstanding Player in NCAA Tournament John Matchefts, Michigan
AHCA All-American Team[5]
Player Pos Team
Jim Mattson G Minnesota
Ray Picard G Northeastern
Doug Binning D Middlebury
Herb LaFontaine D Rensselaer
Alex MacLellan D Michigan
Bob Monahan D Michigan Tech
Hank Bothfeld F Princeton
Wellington Burtnett F Boston College
Ben Cherski F North Dakota
Frank Chiarelli F Rensselaer
John Mayasich F Minnesota
Richard Rodenhiser F Boston University

MCHL[edit | edit source]

No Awards

All-MCHL Teams[6]
First Team   Position   Second Team
Jim Mattson, Minnesota G Willard Ikola, Michigan
Tom Wegleitner, Minnesota D Alex MacLellan, Michigan
Eddie Miller, Denver D Elwood Shell, North Dakota
Ben Cherski, North Dakota F Gene Campbell, Minnesota
Richard Dougherty, Minnesota F John Matchefts, Michigan
John Mayasich, Minnesota F Bill Abbott, Denver
F Joe deBastiani, Michigan Tech

References[edit | edit source]

  1. "2008-09 WCHA Yearbook 97-112", WCHA. Retrieved on June 29, 2014. 
  2. "NCAA Tournament", College Hockey Historical Archives. Retrieved on May 19, 2013. 
  3. 3.0 3.1 1952-53 NCAA Division I Statistics. Elite Prospects. Retrieved on December 21, 2016.
  4. "NCAA Division I Awards", College Hockey Historical Archives. Retrieved on June 11, 2013. 
  5. "Men's Ice Hockey Award Winners", NCAA.org. Retrieved on June 11, 2013. 
  6. "WCHA All-Teams", College Hockey Historical Archives. Retrieved on May 19, 2013. 

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