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The 1962–63 NCAA men's ice hockey season began in November 1962 and concluded with the 1963 NCAA Division I Men's Ice Hockey Tournament's championship game on March 16, 1963 at the McHugh Forum in Chestnut Hill, Massachusetts. This was the 16th season in which an NCAA ice hockey championship was held and is the 69th year overall where an NCAA school fielded a team.

Regular seasonEdit

Season tournamentsEdit

Tournament Dates Teams Champion
ECAC Holiday Hockey Festival December 20–21 4 Boston College
Brown Holiday Tournament December 20–22 8 Brown
Boston Arena Christmas Tournament December 26–28 4 Harvard
Rensselaer Holiday Tournament December 27–29 4 Minnesota
Beanpot February 4, 11 4 Boston College

Standings[1][2]Edit

1962–63 Big Ten standings
Conference Overall
GP W L T PTS GF GA GP W L T GF GA
Minnesota 8 5 1 2 12 43 27 29 16 9 4 128 84
Michigan State 8 5 3 0 10 26 30 23 11 12 0 90 108
Michigan 8 0 6 2 2 22 34 24 7 14 3 98 96
indicates conference regular season champion
Conference Overall
GP W L T Pct. GF GA GP W L T GF GA
Harvard†* 22 17 3 2 .818 113 51 26 21 3 2 134 62
Clarkson 15 11 2 2 .800 72 33 26 20 4 2 149 72
Boston College 24 19 5 0 .792 113 49 31 22 9 0 144 79
St. Lawrence 16 12 3 1 .781 69 32 27 20 6 1 129 72
Providence 19 13 4 2 .737 101 51 23 13 8 2 110 68
Army 18 12 4 2 .722 74 42 25 17 6 2 120 57
Colgate 16 11 4 1 .719 78 30 23 17 5 1 131 42
Brown 22 15 6 1 .705 109 63 24 16 7 1 114 68
Williams 21 12 9 0 .571 112 78 22 13 9 0 121 82
Norwich 22 12 9 1 .568 140 104 22 12 9 1 140 104
Yale 20 11 9 0 .550 87 92 23 13 9 1 87 92
Connecticut 4 2 2 0 .500 17 24 7 4 3 0 26 34
New Hampshire 19 9 10 0 .474 101 80 20 10 10 0 109 87
Cornell 17 8 9 0 .471 55 68 19 9 9 1 69 71
Massachusetts 15 7 8 0 .467 50 77 16 7 9 2 51 79
Rensselaer 14 6 7 1 .464 66 51 23 10 12 1 133 100
Dartmouth 21 9 12 0 .429 96 95 21 9 12 0 96 95
Merrimack 12 5 7 0 .417 45 63 13 6 7 0 53 63
Middlebury 17 7 10 0 .412 79 87 22 10 12 0 104 109
Northeastern 25 9 16 0 .360 115 140 26 9 17 0 118 145
Colby 17 6 11 0 .353 58 89 21 7 14 0 72 103
Boston University 22 7 15 0 .318 75 90 23 7 16 0 87 101
Bowdoin 18 5 13 0 .278 92 91 19 6 13 0 101 92
American International 15 4 11 0 .267 53 119 18 7 11 0 93 125
Princeton 21 5 16 0 .238 58 118 23 6 17 0 94 124
Hamilton 16 2 13 1 .156 21 100 17 2 14 1 25 105
Amherst 15 2 13 0 .133 28 111 18 4 14 0 34 118
MIT 8 1 7 0 .125 10 65 13 2 10 1 31 96
Championship: Harvard
indicates conference regular season champion
* indicates conference tournament champion
Final rankings: USA Today/American Hockey Magazine Coaches Poll Top 10 Poll
1962–63 NCAA Independent ice hockey standings
Conference Overall
GP W L T PTS GF GA GP W L T GF GA
Minnesota–Duluth 0 0 0 0 - - - 24 7 15 2 80 103
1962–63 Tri-State League standings
Conference Overall
GP W L T PTS GF GA GP W L T GF GA
St. Lawrence 4 3 0 1 7 14 7 27 20 6 1 129 72
Clarkson 4 2 1 1 5 19 13 28 21 5 2 155 73
Rensselaer 4 0 4 0 0 9 22 23 10 12 1 133 100
indicates conference regular season champion
1962–63 Western Collegiate Hockey Association standings
Conference Overall
GP W L T PCT GF GA GP W L T GF GA
Denver†* 18 12 6 0 .667 77 54 33 23 9 1 156 102
North Dakota 18 11 5 2 .667 76 62 32 22 7 3 162 91
Michigan Tech 20 11 7 2 .600 68 53 29 17 10 2 109 76
Minnesota 20 10 7 3 .575 87 67 29 16 9 4 128 84
Colorado College 16 6 10 0 .375 70 91 23 12 11 0 113 125
Michigan State 16 6 10 0 .375 60 90 23 11 12 0 90 108
Michigan 20 3 14 3 .225 62 89 24 7 14 3 98 96
Championship: Denver
indicates conference regular season champion
* indicates conference tournament champion

1963 NCAA Tournament[3]Edit

  Semifinals
March 14–15
National Championship
March 16
                     
E1 Boston College 2  
W2 North Dakota 8  
  W2 North Dakota 6  
  W1 Denver 5  
W1 Denver 6
E2 Clarkson 2     Third Place Game
  E1 Boston College 3
  E2 Clarkson 5

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
Roe, TomTom Roe Senior Williams 21 45 33 78 -
Brinkworth, BobBob Brinkworth Junior Rensselaer 23 34 41 75 8
Dupere, LeoLeo Dupere Junior Northeastern 24 33 34 67 -
Knightley, JerryJerry Knightley Sophomore Rensselaer 23 30 33 63 32
Hogan, BillyBilly Hogan Senior Boston College 19 40 59 -
Adams, CorbyCorby Adams Junior Clarkson 26 26 30 56 25
McLean, AlAl McLean Junior North Dakota 32 19 34 53 53
Merrifield, DaveDave Merrifield Senior North Dakota 32 21 30 51 28
Cook, JohnJohn Cook Senior Princeton 26 23 49
Astill, KenKen Astill Senior Rensselaer 23 22 27 49 13

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
Baland, GeorgeGeorge Baland Junior North Dakota - - - - - - 0 .910 1.00
Brown, KurtKurt Brown Sophomore Colgate - - 17 - - - 4 .930 1.83
Haugh, TomTom Haugh Junior Providence 18 - - - - - - .910 1.93
Wood, GodfreyGodfrey Wood Senior Harvard 24 - - - - - - .911 2.21
Shepard, JackJack Shepard Senior Army 22 1216 13 5 2 46 1 .920 2.27
Broadbelt, RichieRichie Broadbelt Senior St. Lawrence 26 1526 - - - 62 4 .925 2.44
Lech, JoeJoe Lech Sophomore North Dakota - - - - - - 1 .887 2.60
Bauman, GarryGarry Bauman Junior Michigan Tech 26 - - - - - - .915 2.69
Otto, DudleyDudley Otto Senior North Dakota - - - - - - 0 .870 2.75
Groth, RogerRoger Groth Sophomore Minnesota 26 - - - - - - .894 2.92

AwardsEdit

NCAAEdit

Award[5] Recipient
Spencer Penrose Award (Coach of the Year) Tony Frasca, Colorado College
Most Outstanding Player in NCAA Tournament Al McLean, North Dakota

AHCA All-American Teams[6]
East Team   Position   West Team
Richie Broadbelt, St. Lawrence G Garry Bauman, Michigan Tech
Pat Brophy, Clarkson D Lou Nanne, Minnesota
Dave Johnston, Harvard D Don Ross, North Dakota
Cal Wagner, Clarkson D
Bob Brinkworth, Rensselaer F George Hill, Michigan Tech
Jack Leetch, Boston College F Al McLean, North Dakota
Dates Fryberger, Middlebury F Dave Merrifield, North Dakota
F Bill Staub, Denver

ECACEdit

Award[7] Recipient
Player of the Year Bob Brinkworth, Rensselaer
Rookie of the Year Ritchie Green, Boston University
Outstanding Defenseman Dave Johnston, Harvard
Most Outstanding Player in Tournament Gene Kinasewich, Harvard

All-ECAC Hockey Teams[8]
First Team   Position   Second Team
Richie Broadbelt, St. Lawrence G Godfrey Wood, Harvard
Tom Apprille, Boston College G Laing Kennedy, Cornell
Dave Johnston, Harvard D Richie Green, Boston University
Cal Wagner, Clarkson D John Weekes, Middlebury
Pat Brophy, Clarkson D Brian Pryce, Rensselaer
Jack Callahan, Boston College D Harry Howell, Harvard
Larry Kish, Providence D
Jack Leetch, Boston College F Leon Bryant, Brown
Bob Brinkworth, Rensselaer F Ike Ikauniks, Harvard
Bill Hogan, Boston College F John Cook, Princeton
Dates Fryberger, Middlebury F Lou Lamoriello, Providence
Leo Dupere, Northeastern F Roger Purdie, Clarkson
Corby Adams, Clarkson F Bill Lamarche, Harvard
Ron Mason, St. Lawrence F Jerry Knightley, Rensselaer
Tom Roe, Williams F Mike Denihan, Boston University
Gene Kinasewich, Harvard F Brian Wilkinson, Clarkson
Tim Taylor, Harvard F Steve Riggs, Colgate

WCHAEdit

Award[9] Recipient
Most Valuable Player Lou Nanne, Minnesota
Sophomore of the Year George Hill, Michigan Tech
Coach of the Year Barry Thorndycraft, North Dakota

All-WCHA Teams[10]
First Team   Position   Second Team
Garry Bauman, Michigan Tech G Joe Lech, North Dakota
Lou Nanne, Minnesota D Gary Begg, Michigan Tech
Don Ross, North Dakota D Jack Wilson, Denver
Bill Staub, Denver F Dominic Fragomeni, Denver
Dave Merrifield, North Dakota F John Ivanitz, Michigan Tech
Gary Butler, Michigan F Al McLean, North Dakota
George Hill, Michigan Tech F

ReferencesEdit

  1. "2008-09 ECAC Hockey Media Guide", ECAC Hockey. Retrieved on June 29, 2014. 
  2. "2008-09 WCHA Yearbook 97-112", WCHA. Retrieved on June 29, 2014. 
  3. "NCAA Tournament", College Hockey Historical Archives. Retrieved on May 19, 2013. 
  4. 4.0 4.1 1962-63 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. "ECAC Awards", College Hockey Historical Archives. Retrieved on May 19, 2013. 
  8. "ECAC All-Teams", College Hockey Historical Archives. Retrieved on May 19, 2013. 
  9. "WCHA Awards", College Hockey Historical Archives. Retrieved on May 19, 2013. 
  10. "WCHA All-Teams", College Hockey Historical Archives. Retrieved on May 19, 2013. 

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