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The 1965–66 NCAA University Division men's ice hockey season began in November 1965 and concluded with the 1966 NCAA University Division Men's Ice Hockey Tournament's championship game on March 19, 1966, at the Williams Arena in Minneapolis, Minnesota. This was the 19th season in which an NCAA ice hockey championship was held and is the 72nd year overall where an NCAA school fielded a team.

Minnesota–Duluth joined the WCHA beginning with this season. Pennsylvania promoted their club program to varsity status and began playing as an independent.

Regular seasonEdit

Season tournamentsEdit

Tournament Dates Teams Champion
New Brunswick Invitational November 26–27 4
Boston Christmas Holiday Festival December 17–18 6
ECAC Holiday Hockey Festival December 19–22 6 Cornell
Great Lakes Invitational December 21–22 4 Toronto
Boston Arena Christmas Tournament December 27–29 4 Boston University
Yankee Conference Tournament December 28–29 4 New Hampshire
Rensselaer Holiday Tournament December 28–30 4 Western Ontario
Brown Holiday Tournament December 29–30 4 Brown
St. Paul College Hockey Tournament December 29–30 4 Minnesota
Nichols School Invitational December 31–January 1 4 Yale
Beanpot February 7, 14 4 Boston University

Standings[1][2]Edit

1965–66 Big Ten standings
Conference Overall
GP W L T PTS GF GA GP W L T GF GA
Minnesota 8 5 3 0 10 34 29 27 16 11 0 117 94
Michigan State 8 4 4 0 8 34 32 29 16 13 0 123 111
Michigan 8 3 5 0 6 25 32 28 14 14 0 125 109
indicates conference regular season champion
1965–66 ECAC Hockey standings
Conference Overall
GP W L T Pct. GF GA GP W L T GF GA
Clarkson†* 12 11 1 0 .917 67 28 27 24 3 0 150 70
Boston University 19 17 2 0 .895 105 75 35 27 8 0 178 92
Cornell 18 16 2 0 .889 92 33 27 22 5 0 151 54
Brown 18 12 6 0 .667 86 60 25 16 9 0 114 85
St. Lawrence 15 8 6 1 .567 75 54 24 15 8 1 130 95
Boston College 22 12 10 0 .545 105 80 28 16 12 0 135 101
Colgate 16 8 7 1 .531 79 67 26 14 11 1 137 98
Northeastern 18 9 8 1 .528 80 71 29 16 12 1 140 120
Harvard 19 8 11 0 .421 77 81 23 10 12 1 104 99
Yale 21 8 12 0 .405 82 103 23 10 12 1 86 105
Army 10 3 6 1 .350 34 69 25 17 7 1 132 85
Princeton 19 6 12 1 .342 76 101 20 7 12 1 76 101
Dartmouth 18 2 14 2 .167 55 111 24 5 17 2 80 127
Providence 14 2 12 0 .143 42 77 21 7 14 0 77 93
Rensselaer 13 0 13 0 .000 18 112 22 3 19 0 42 161
Championship: Clarkson
indicates conference regular season champion
* indicates conference tournament champion
1965–66 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 32 9 27 24 3 0 150 70
St. Lawrence 4 2 2 0 4 22 9 24 15 8 1 130 95
Rensselaer 4 0 4 0 0 4 40 22 3 19 0 42 161
indicates conference regular season champion
1965–66 NCAA University Division Independent ice hockey standings
Conference Overall
GP W L T PTS GF GA GP W L T GF GA
Ohio State 0 0 0 0 - - - 16 9 7 0 75 65
Pennsylvania 0 0 0 0 - - - 24 16 8 0
Wisconsin 0 0 0 0 - - - 21 12 9 0 105 66
1965–66 Western Collegiate Hockey Association standings
Conference Overall
GP W L T PCT GF GA GP W L T GF GA
Michigan Tech 20 15 4 1 .775 77 48 30 23 6 1 141 82
North Dakota 22 13 9 0 .591 97 85 30 17 12 1 135 115
Minnesota 22 13 9 0 .591 92 76 27 16 11 0 117 94
Denver* 20 10 7 3 .575 81 61 32 18 11 3 137 100
Michigan 18 9 9 0 .500 74 72 28 14 14 0 125 109
Michigan State* 20 9 11 0 .450 88 85 29 16 13 0 123 111
Colorado College 18 4 12 2 .278 51 93 29 9 18 2 98 147
Minnesota-Duluth 20 3 15 2 .200 60 100 28 7 19 2 96 137
Championship: Michigan State, Denver
indicates conference regular season champion
* indicates conference tournament champion

1966 NCAA Tournament[3]Edit

  Semifinals
March 17–18
National Championship
March 19
                     
W1 Denver 3  
E2 Clarkson 4  
  E2 Clarkson 1  
  W2 Michigan State 6  
E1 Boston University 1
W2 Michigan State 2     Third Place Game
  W1 Denver 4
  E1 Boston University 3

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
Ferguson, DougDoug Ferguson Junior Cornell 27 37 34 71 76
Bassi, FredFred Bassi Junior Boston University 35 35 29 64 33
Doran, MichaelMichael Doran Junior Cornell 27 23 39 62 48
Volmar, DougDoug Volmar Sophomore Michigan State 29 26 28 54 57
Casey, TerryTerry Casey Senior North Dakota 30 26 28 54 2
Fennie, BruceBruce Fennie Senior Boston University 32 23 30 53 21
Ferguson, DavidDavid Ferguson Junior Cornell 27 23 29 52 41
Wakabayashi, MelMel Wakabayashi Junior Michigan 28 19 33 52 2
Macks, DennisDennis Macks Sophomore Brown 25 24 26 50 -
Clegg, RaymondRaymond Clegg Junior Wisconsin 22 27 22 49 9
Empie, RobertRobert Empie Sophomore Clarkson 25 27 22 49 16
Quinn, JimJim Quinn Junior Boston University 35 24 25 49 21

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
McKibbon, ErrolErrol McKibbon Senior Cornell 16 - - - - - - .928 1.94
Quarrie, DavidDavid Quarrie Junior Cornell 11 - - - - - - .912 1.99
Ryan, WayneWayne Ryan Junior Boston University 13 640 - - - 24 0 .903 2.25
Yurkiewicz, TerryTerry Yurkiewicz Senior Clarkson 24 1366 24 - 0 56 0 .906 2.46
Best, RickRick Best Junior Michigan Tech 13 - - - - - - .901 2.62
Esposito, TonyTony Esposito Junior Michigan Tech 19 - - - - - - .909 2.69
Ferguson, DavidDavid Ferguson Senior Brown 25 1500 16 9 0 77 0 .898 3.08
Blom, BuddyBuddy Blom Senior Denver 32 1918 18 11 3 99 0 .898 3.09
Cooley, GayeGaye Cooley Sophomore Michigan State 18 1080 - - - 56 0 .903 3.10
Johnson, GaryGary Johnson Junior Wisconsin 21 - - - - - 0 .905 3.14

AwardsEdit

NCAAEdit

Award[5] Recipient
Spencer Penrose Award (Coach of the Year) Amo Bessone, Michigan State
Len Ceglarski, Clarkson
Most Outstanding Player in NCAA Tournament Gaye Cooley, Michigan State

AHCA All-American Teams[6]
East Team   Position   West Team
Terry Yurkiewicz, Clarkson G Tony Esposito, Michigan Tech
Robert Gaudreau, Brown D Bob Hill, Minnesota-Duluth
Tom Ross, Boston University D Bruce Riutta, Michigan Tech
D Wayne Smith, Denver
Fred Bassi, Boston University F Terry Casey, North Dakota
John Cunniff, Boston College F Bob Lindberg, Colorado College
Doug Ferguson, Cornell F Doug Volmar, Michigan State

ECACEdit

Award[7] Recipient
Player of the Year Terry Yurkiewicz, Clarkson
Rookie of the Year Kent Parrot, Harvard
Outstanding Defenseman Robert Gaudreau, Brown
Most Outstanding Player in Tournament Terry Yurkiewicz, Clarkson

All-ECAC Hockey Teams[8]
First Team   Position   Second Team
Jack Ferriera, Boston University G Terry Yurkiewicz, Clarkson
Robert Gaudreau, Brown D Gary Petterson, Clarkson
Peter McLachlan, Boston University D Tom Ross, Boston University
Harry Orr, Cornell D
Doug Ferguson, Cornell F Tom Hurley, Clarkson
Bruce Fennie, Boston University F John Cunniff, Boston College
Fred Bassi, Boston University F Mike Doran, Cornell

WCHAEdit

Award[9] Recipient
Most Valuable Player Mel Wakabayashi, Michigan
Sophomore of the Year Gary Gambucci, Minnesota
Coach of the Year John MacInnes, Michigan Tech

All-WCHA Teams[10]
First Team   Position   Second Team
Tony Esposito, Michigan Tech G John Lothrop, Minnesota
Wayne Smith, Denver D Dennis Huculak, Michigan Tech
Bruce Riutta, Michigan Tech D Bob Hill, Minnesota-Duluth
Doug Volmar, Michigan State F Wayne Weller, Michigan Tech
Terry Casey, North Dakota F Mel Wakabayashi, Michigan
Dennis Hextall, North Dakota F Gary Gambucci, Minnesota

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 1965–66 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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