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The 1957–58 NCAA Division I men's ice hockey season began in November 1957 and concluded with the 1958 NCAA Division I Men's Ice Hockey Tournament's championship game on March 15, 1958 at the Williams Arena in Minneapolis, Minnesota. This was the 11th season in which an NCAA ice hockey championship was held and is the 64th year overall where an NCAA school fielded a team.

This was the final season of play for the WIHL. The conference would return two years later as the WCHA.

Regular seasonEdit

Season tournamentsEdit

Tournament Dates Teams Champion
Boston Arena Christmas Tournament December 26–28 6 Boston College, Boston University
Rensselaer Holiday Tournament January 2–4 4 Rensselaer
Beanpot February 3, 10 4 Boston University

Standings[1]Edit

1957–58 NCAA Division I Independent ice hockey standings
Conference Overall
GP W L T Pct. GF GA GP W L T GF GA
Amherst 14 10 4 0
American International 18 4 14 0
Army 20 15 4 1 107 61
Boston College 23 9 12 2 76 101
Boston University 23 17 5 1 157 70
Bowdoin 21 5 15 1
Brown 23 11 10 2 87 78
Colby
Colgate 4 2 2 0 14 26
Cornell 11 3 7 1 47 71
Dartmouth 24 13 10 1 87 81
Hamilton 18 6 10 2
Harvard 29 18 10 1 150 84
Massachusetts 14 6 8 0 45 51
Merrimack 11 6 3 2 62 52
MIT
New Hampshire 16 13 3 0 89 42
Northeastern 24 7 18 1 87 146
Norwich 18 8 10 0
Princeton 18 7 11 0 63 75
Providence 22 11 11 0 89 101
Williams 19 8 10 1
Yale 22 8 12 2 83 99
1957–58 Tri-State League standings
Conference Overall
GP W L T PTS GF GA GP W L T GF GA
Clarkson 5 5 0 0 12 20 9 20 17 3 0 88 47
Rensselaer 5 2 3 0 6 21 22 21 14 6 1 140 76
Middlebury 3 1 2 0 4 10 14 20 15 6 0
St. Lawrence 5 1 4 0 2 17 23 20 10 8 2 98 72
indicates conference regular season champion
1957–58 Western Intercollegiate Hockey League
Conference Overall
GP W L T PCT PTS GF GA GP W L T GF GA
North Dakota 20 15 5 0 .750 16 87 60 32 24 7 1 159 82
Denver 22 12 10 0 .545 16 74 80 36 24 10 2 171 115
Colorado College 20 11 9 0 .550 15 97 74 30 17 12 1 170 116
Minnesota 24 13 11 0 .542 13 90 81 27 16 11 0 106 84
Michigan State 20 9 11 0 .450 10 57 68 23 12 11 0 98 73
Michigan 18 7 11 0 .389 9 53 63 21 8 13 0 61 73
Michigan Tech 20 5 15 0 .250 5 50 80 28 11 16 1 85 96
indicates conference regular season champion
Note: All games played between league members counted in the standings. When teams played each other twice, two points were awarded for a win, one for a tie.

When teams met each other four times, one point was awarded for a win, one-half for a tie. When teams met eight times (Denver and CC), one-half point was awarded for a win, and one-fourth point for a tie.[2]

1958 NCAA Tournament[3]Edit

  Semifinals
March 13–14
National Championship
March 15
                     
E1 Clarkson 2  
W2 Denver 6  
  W2 Denver 6  
  W1 North Dakota 2  
W1 North Dakota 9
E2 Harvard 1     Third Place Game
  E1 Clarkson 5
  E2 Harvard 1

Note: * denotes overtime period(s)

Player statsEdit

Scoring leaders[4]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
Hay, BillBill Hay Senior Colorado College 30 32 48 80 23
Cleary, BobBob Cleary Senior Harvard 30 33 43 76 -
Midghall, PaulPaul Midghall Sophomore Rensselaer 21 40 34 74 50
McCusker, BobBob McCusker Junior Colorado College - 34 29 63 -
Scott, IkeIke Scott Junior Colorado College - 32 25 57 -
Kearns, GarryGarry Kearns Senior Rensselaer 21 20 36 56 33
Brown, JimJim Brown Junior Denver 35 29 25 54 -
Latreille, PhilPhil Latreille Freshman Middlebury 21 36 16 52 20
Massier, MurrayMurray Massier Sophomore Denver 37 21 30 51 -
Marquis, BobBob Marquis Sophomore Boston University - 24 22 46 -
Ridley, JimJim Ridley Senior North Dakota 31 21 25 46 25

Leading goaltenders[4]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
Peters, BobBob Peters Sophomore North Dakota 11 660 9 1 1 14 2 .927 1.27
Palmer, LarryLarry Palmer Junior Army 20 1208 15 4 1 61 2 .899 3.03
Peabody, RobertRobert Peabody Junior North Dakota 21 - - - - - 1 .870 3.05
Schneck, RodneyRodney Schneck Junior Denver 37 - 25 - - - 3 .890 3.10
McCartan, JackJack McCartan Senior Minnesota 27 1620 16 11 0 84 1 - 3.11
Cuculick, GeorgeGeorge Cuculick Sophomore Michigan Tech 26 - - - - - - .889 3.20
Selinger, JosephJoseph Selinger Junior Michigan State 23 - - - - - - - 3.27
Coir, NeilNeil Coir Junior St. Lawrence 16 971 - - - 57 0 .880 3.52
Ottone, BobBob Ottone Junior Rensselaer 21 1200 14 6 1 75 0 .849 3.75
Toomey, JimJim Toomey Junior Providence 13 - - - - - - .869 4.20

AwardsEdit

NCAAEdit

Award[5] Recipient
Spencer Penrose Award (Coach of the Year) Harry Cleverly, Boston University
Most Outstanding Player in NCAA Tournament Murray Massier, Denver

AHCA All-American Teams[6]
East Team   Position   West Team
Ed MacDonald, Clarkson G Jack McCartan, Minnesota
Bob Dupuis, Boston University D Bill Steenson, North Dakota
Don McLeod, Boston University D Ed Zemrau, Denver
Bob Cleary, Harvard F Bill Hay, Colorado College
Bob Marquis, Boston University F Dick Burg, Minnesota
Paul Midghall, Rensselaer F Bob McCusker, Colorado College
F Bob White, Michigan

WIHLEdit

No Awards

All-WIHL Teams[7]
First Team   Position   Second Team
Jack McCartan, Minnesota G Joe Selinger, Michigan State
Bill Steenson, North Dakota D Bob Watt, Michigan
Ed Zemrau, Denver D Mike Pearson, Minnesota
Bill Hay, Colorado College F Dick Burg, Minnesota
Ike Scott, Colorado College F Jim Ridley, North Dakota
Bob McCusker, Colorado College F Murray Massier, Denver

ReferencesEdit

  1. "2008-09 WCHA Yearbook 97-112", WCHA. Retrieved on June 29, 2014. 
  2. "2009-10 WCHA Yearbook 97-112", WCHA. Retrieved on 2014-06-01. 
  3. "NCAA Tournament", College Hockey Historical Archives. Retrieved on May 19, 2013. 
  4. 4.0 4.1 1957-58 NCAA Division I Statistics. Elite Prospects. Retrieved on December 21, 2016.
  5. "NCAA Division I Awards", College Hockey Historical Archives. Retrieved on June 11, 2013. 
  6. "Men's Ice Hockey Award Winners", NCAA.org. Retrieved on June 11, 2013. 
  7. "WCHA All-Teams", College Hockey Historical Archives. Retrieved on May 19, 2013. 

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