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The 1964–65 NCAA University Division men's ice hockey season began in November 1964 and concluded with the 1965 NCAA University Division Men's Ice Hockey Tournament's championship game on March 20, 1965 at the Meehan Auditorium in Providence, Rhode Island. This was the 18th season in which an NCAA ice hockey championship was held and is the 71st year overall where an NCAA school fielded a team.

The ECAC conference was nearly halved before the season, going from 29 teams the previous year down to 15. This happened due to the creation of a lower-tier division for the schools that couldn't afford or weren't willing to compete with the wealthier universities. The lower tier would go through several changes over the years but continues to operate as the Division III level as well as the lone remaining Division II conference, Northeast-10. (as of 2016)

Regular seasonEdit

Season tournamentsEdit

Tournament Dates Teams Champion
Boston Christmas Holiday Festival December 18–20 8 Boston University
ECAC Holiday Hockey Festival December 21–23 6 Northeastern
Boston Arena Christmas Tournament December 28–30 4 Michigan
Rensselaer Holiday Tournament December 28–30 4 Minnesota–Duluth
Yankee Conference Tournament December 29–30 4 New Hampshire
Brown Holiday Tournament January 1–2 4 Brown
Nichols School Invitational January 1–2 4 Yale
Beanpot February 8, 15 4 Boston College

Standings[1][2]Edit

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Conference Overall
GP W L T PTS GF GA GP W L T GF GA
Minnesota 8 5 3 0 10 45 35 28 14 12 2 137 121
Michigan State 8 4 4 0 8 37 38 29 17 12 0 165 118
Michigan 8 3 5 0 6 36 45 26 13 12 1 110 122
indicates conference regular season champion
1964–65 ECAC Hockey standings
Conference Overall
GP W L T Pct. GF GA GP W L T GF GA
Boston University 18 15 3 0 .833 86 34 31 25 6 0 165 65
Boston College* 20 15 5 0 .750 113 73 31 24 7 0 183 117
Clarkson 15 11 4 0 .733 65 38 25 18 7 0 104 64
Brown 22 16 6 0 .727 109 69 30 21 9 0 148 101
Cornell 18 13 5 0 .722 87 55 26 19 7 0 150 75
Northeastern 19 11 8 0 .579 69 68 28 18 10 0 135 97
Dartmouth 16 8 8 0 .500 58 69 23 14 9 0 118 104
Providence 17 7 9 1 .441 53 68 26 14 11 1 110 100
Yale 20 8 12 0 .400 67 80 23 11 12 0 86 86
Rensselaer 15 5 8 2 .400 52 68 22 10 10 2 95 96
Harvard 20 7 13 0 .350 55 88 24 9 15 0 66 92
Army 10 3 7 0 .300 37 42 24 17 7 0 131 56
Colgate 14 4 10 0 .286 42 57 25 11 14 0 90 99
Princeton 21 4 17 0 .190 55 108 24 6 18 0 59 111
St. Lawrence 14 1 12 1 .107 34 67 22 5 16 1 63 96
Championship: Boston College
indicates conference regular season champion
* indicates conference tournament champion
1964–65 Independent College Athletic Conference standings
Conference Overall
GP W L T PTS GF GA GP W L T GF GA
Clarkson 4 4 0 0 8 20 7 25 18 7 0 104 64
Rensselaer 4 1 2 1 3 16 22 22 10 10 2 95 96
St. Lawrence 4 0 3 1 1 12 19 22 5 16 1 63 96
indicates conference regular season champion
1964–65 NCAA University Division men's ice hockey season
Conference Overall
GP W L T PTS GF GA GP W L T GF GA
Minnesota–Duluth 0 0 0 0 - - - 27 14 12 1 146 107
Ohio State 0 0 0 0 - - - 10 4 6 0 49 58
Wisconsin 0 0 0 0 - - - 23 14 9 0 135 108
1964–65 Western Collegiate Hockey Association standings
Conference Overall
GP W L T PCT GF GA GP W L T GF GA
North Dakota 16 13 3 0 .813 75 48 33 25 8 0 184 106
Michigan Tech* 18 12 5 1 .694 78 47 31 24 5 2 153 82
Minnesota 18 10 8 0 .556 86 78 28 14 12 2 137 121
Michigan State 14 7 7 0 .500 69 61 29 17 12 0 165 118
Michigan 18 7 11 0 .389 68 94 26 13 12 1 110 122
Denver 12 4 7 1 .375 34 37 28 18 8 2 144 74
Colorado College 16 2 14 0 .125 51 96 25 7 17 1 96 132
Championship: Michigan Tech
indicates conference regular season champion
* indicates conference tournament champion

1965 NCAA Tournament[3]Edit

  Semifinals
March 18–19
National Championship
March 20
                     
E1 Boston College 4  
W2 North Dakota 3  
  E1 Boston College 2  
  W1 Michigan Tech 8  
W1 Michigan Tech 4
E2 Brown 0     Third Place Game
  W2 North Dakota 9
  E2 Brown 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
Cunniff, JohnJohn Cunniff Junior Boston College 27 31 36 67
Roberts, DougDoug Roberts Senior Michigan State 29 28 33 61 42
Heffernan, GrantGrant Heffernan Senior Providence 28 30 58
Christiansen, KeithKeith Christiansen Sophomore Minnesota–Duluth 27 23 35 58 69
Ferguson, DougDoug Ferguson Sophomore Cornell 26 27 28 55 86
Kell, GerryGerry Kell Junior North Dakota 33 24 31 55 42
Dyer, PhilPhil Dyer Junior Boston College 12 43 55
Hextall, DennisDennis Hextall Sophomore North Dakota 33 17 36 53 33
Stephen, MurrayMurray Stephen Junior Cornell 26 27 25 52 57
Clegg, RaymondRaymond Clegg Sophomore Wisconsin 27 22 49
Knightley, JerryJerry Knightley Senior Rensselaer 22 27 22 49 34
Chapman, TerranceTerrance Chapman Senior Brown 30 24 25 49
Darling, BruceBruce Darling Junior Brown 30 49

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
Ferreira, JackJack Ferreira Junior Boston University 31 1783 25 6 0 63 8 .901 2.12
Esposito, TonyTony Esposito Sophomore Michigan Tech 17 1021 - - - 40 1 .912 2.35
Newell, DickDick Newell Sophomore Army 18 1028 12 6 0 43 3 .906 2.51
Terpay, AlexAlex Terpay Junior Michigan State 11 640 - - - 24 0 .857 2.54
Blom, BuddyBuddy Blom Junior Denver 28 - 18 8 2 - 0 .906 2.64
Yurkiewicz, TerryTerry Yurkiewicz Junior Clarkson 24 1366 18 - 0 56 0 .914 2.66
McKibbon, ErrolErrol McKibbon Junior Cornell 15 - - - - - - .891 2.75
Best, RickRick Best Sophomore Michigan Tech 14 840 - - - 42 1 .893 3.00
Stauss, DaleDale Stauss Sophomore North Dakota - - - - - - 0 .821 3.00
Lech, JoeJoe Lech Senior North Dakota 31 1080 - - - 56 2 .893 3.07

AwardsEdit

NCAAEdit

Award[5] Recipient
Spencer Penrose Award (Coach of the Year) James Fullerton, Brown
Most Outstanding Player in NCAA Tournament Gary Milroy, Michigan Tech

AHCA All-American Teams[6]
East Team   Position   West Team
Terry Yurkiewicz, Clarkson G Tony Esposito, Michigan Tech
Jack Ferreira, Boston University G
Robert Gaudreau, Brown D Don Ross, North Dakota
Tom Ross, Boston University D Wayne Smith, Denver
John Cunniff, Boston College F Doug Roberts, Michigan State
Grant Heffernan, Providence F Mel Wakabayashi, Michigan
Jerry Knightley, Rensselaer F Doug Woog, Minnesota

ECACEdit

Award[7] Recipient
Player of the Year John Cunniff, Boston College
Rookie of the Year Doug Ferguson, Cornell
Outstanding Defenseman Tom Ross, Boston University
Most Outstanding Player in Tournament Pat Murphy, Boston College

All-ECAC Hockey Teams[8]
First Team   Position   Second Team
Jack Ferreira, Boston University G Terry Yurkiewicz, Clarkson
Tom Ross, Boston University D Don Turcotte, Northeastern
Robert Gaudreau, Brown D Ralph Toran, Boston College
John Cunniff, Boston College F Doug Ferguson, Cornell
Grant Heffernan, Providence F Dean Matthews, Dartmouth
Jerry Knightley, Rensselaer F Terry Chapman, Brown

WCHAEdit

Award[9] Recipient
Most Valuable Player Gerry Kell, North Dakota
Sophomore of the Year Gary Milroy, Michigan Tech
Coach of the Year Bob Peters, North Dakota

All-WCHA Teams[10]
First Team   Position   Second Team
Tony Esposito, Michigan Tech G Joe Lech, North Dakota
Don Ross, North Dakota D Dennis Huculak, Michigan Tech
Wayne Smith, Denver D Tom Polonic, Michigan
Gerry Kell, North Dakota F Gary Milroy, Michigan Tech
Mel Wakabayashi, Michigan F Doug Roberts, Michigan State
Doug Woog, Minnesota F Dennis Hextall, North Dakota

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 1964-65 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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