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The 1960–61 NCAA Division I men's ice hockey season began in November 1960 and concluded with the 1961 NCAA Division I Men's Ice Hockey Tournament's championship game on March 18, 1961 at the University of Denver Arena in Denver, Colorado. This was the 14th season in which an NCAA ice hockey championship was held and is the 67th year overall where an NCAA school fielded a team.

Regular seasonEdit

Season tournamentsEdit

Tournament Dates Teams Champion
Cornell Invitational December 19–21 6 Bowdoin, Williams
Boston Arena Christmas Tournament December 27–29 6 Providence
Rensselaer Holiday Tournament December 28–30 4 Rensselaer
Beanpot February 6, 13 4 Boston College

Standings[1]Edit

1960–61 Big Ten standings
Conference Overall
GP W L T PTS GF GA GP W L T GF GA
Michigan 8 6 2 0 12 34 21 28 16 10 2 108 89
Minnesota 8 5 3 0 10 36 32 29 17 11 1 126 111
Michigan State 8 1 7 0 2 22 39 27 11 16 0 121 115
indicates conference regular season champion
1960–61 NCAA Division I Independent ice hockey standings
Conference Overall
GP W L T Pct. GF GA GP W L T GF GA
Amherst 17 4 13 0
American International 17 5 12 0
Army 25 17 8 0 139 62
Boston College 25 19 5 1 143 55
Boston University 25 10 15 0 105 115
Bowdoin 20 15 5 0
Brown 20 0 20 0 30 117
Colby
Colgate 24 8 15 1 88 110
Connecticut 11 4 6 1 55 69
Cornell 19 7 12 0 66 58
Dartmouth 19 8 11 0 87 118
Hamilton 17 2 14 1
Harvard 24 18 4 2 106 47
Massachusetts 14 7 6 1 45 69
Merrimack 12 5 7 0 52 64
Middlebury 21 19 2 0
MIT
New Hampshire 14 3 11 0 41 74
Northeastern 26 12 14 0 106 131
Norwich 21 10 11 0
Princeton 23 9 14 0 82 127
Providence 20 11 9 0 120 90
Williams 20 16 4 0
Yale 25 12 12 1 92 94
1960–61 Tri-State League standings
Conference Overall
GP W L T PTS GF GA GP W L T GF GA
St. Lawrence 4 3 1 0 6 14 15 21 16 5 0 123 78
Rensselaer 4 2 2 0 4 18 14 22 16 5 1 135 66
Clarkson 4 1 3 0 2 13 16 22 14 8 0 104 84
indicates conference regular season champion
1960–61 Western Collegiate Hockey Association standings
Conference Overall
GP W L T PCT GF GA GP W L T GF GA
Denver†* 18 17 1 0 .944 127 31 32 30 1 1 242 59
Minnesota* 20 14 6 0 .700 100 68 29 17 11 1 126 111
Michigan 24 15 8 1 .646 97 79 28 16 10 2 108 89
Michigan Tech 24 13 11 0 .542 92 58 29 16 13 0 132 78
North Dakota 24 7 16 0 .313 81 133 29 9 19 1 100 151
Michigan State 20 5 15 0 .250 55 90 27 11 16 0 121 115
Colorado College 22 4 18 0 .182 68 161 24 4 20 0 76 175
Championship: Minnesota, Denver
indicates conference regular season champion
* indicates conference tournament champion

1961 NCAA Tournament[2]Edit

  Semifinals
March 16–17
National Championship
March 18
                     
E1 St. Lawrence 6  
E2 Rensselaer 3  
  E1 St. Lawrence 2  
  W1 Denver 12  
W1 Denver 6
W2 Minnesota 1     Third Place Game
  E2 Rensselaer 3
  W2 Minnesota 4

Note: * denotes overtime period(s)

Player statsEdit

Scoring leaders[3]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
Latreille, PhilPhil Latreille Senior Middlebury 21 80 28 108 -
Walker, JerryJerry Walker Junior Denver 32 56 29 85 -
Masterton, BillBill Masterton Senior Denver 32 24 56 80 4
Daley, BillBill Daley Senior Boston College - 33 41 74 -
Chisholm, ArtArt Chisholm Senior Northeastern 25 35 26 61 25
Martin, RedRed Martin Senior Boston College - 13 40 53
Tschida, MarshallMarshall Tschida Junior Providence 27 25 52 -
Denihan, MikeMike Denihan Sophomore Boston University 24 30 20 50 6
Kaye, TrevorTrevor Kaye Junior Rensselaer 22 24 26 50 4
Berenson, RedRed Berenson Junior Michigan 28 24 25 49 -
Colpitts, BillBill Colpitts Junior North Dakota 29 18 31 49 8

Leading goaltenders[3]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
Kirkwood, GeorgeGeorge Kirkwood Senior Denver 32 - 30 1 1 - 4 .910 1.84
Logue, JimJim Logue Senior Boston College - - - - - - - - 2.17
Chisholm, RonRon Chisholm Junior Army 25 1435 17 8 0 61 1 .900 2.55
Rowe, BillBill Rowe Senior Michigan Tech - - - - - - - .891 2.72
Benton, StuStu Benton Junior Rensselaer 20 1190 15 4 1 55 1 .892 2.77
Gibbons, WayneWayne Gibbons Sophomore Clarkson 15 - 9 - - - - .878 2.80
Haley, MikeMike Haley Senior Minnesota-Duluth 13 - - - - - - .904 3.00
Kennedy, LaingLaing Kennedy Sophomore Cornell 19 - - - - - - .913 3.05
Sherin, JoeJoe Sherin Senior St. Lawrence 10 607 - - - 32 0 .888 3.16
Larson, MikeMike Larson Sophomore Minnesota 17 - - - - - - - 3.20

AwardsEdit

NCAAEdit

Award[4] Recipient
Spencer Penrose Award (Coach of the Year) Murray Armstrong, Denver
Most Outstanding Player in NCAA Tournament Bill Masterton, Denver

AHCA All-American Teams[5]
East Team   Position   West Team
Rod Blackburn, New Hampshire G George Kirkwood, Denver
Arlie Parker, St. Lawrence D Marty Howe, Denver
Red Martin, Boston College D Grant Munro, Denver
Terry Slater, St. Lawrence F Red Berenson, Michigan
Phil Latreille, Middlebury F Bill Masterton, Denver
Art Chisholm, Northeastern F Jerry Walker , Denver

WCHAEdit

Award[6] Recipient
Most Valuable Player Jerry Walker, Denver
Sophomore of the Year Jack Wilson, Denver
Coach of the Year Murray Armstrong, Denver

All-WCHA Teams[7]
First Team   Position   Second Team
George Kirkwood, Denver G Bill Rowe, Michigan Tech
Marty Howe, Denver D John Palenstein, Michigan
George Konik, Denver D Henry Akervall, Michigan Tech
Red Berenson, Michigan F Lou Angotti, Michigan Tech
Bill Masterton, Denver F Bill Colpitts, North Dakota
Jerry Walker, Denver F Jerry Sullivan, Michigan Tech

ReferencesEdit

  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 1960-61 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 Awards", College Hockey Historical Archives. Retrieved on May 19, 2013. 
  7. "WCHA All-Teams", College Hockey Historical Archives. Retrieved on May 19, 2013. 

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