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The 1970–71 NCAA University Division men's ice hockey season began in November 1970 and concluded with the 1971 NCAA University Division Men's Ice Hockey Tournament's championship game on March 20, 1971 at the Onondaga War Memorial in Syracuse, New York. This was the 24th season in which an NCAA ice hockey championship was held and is the 77th year overall where an NCAA school fielded a team.

Saint Louis begins to sponsor their ice hockey program as an independent.

Regular seasonEdit

Season tournamentsEdit

Tournament Dates Teams Champion
North Country Thanksgiving Festival November 26–28 4 Clarkson
ECAC Christmas Hockey Tournament December 18–19 4 Cornell
ECAC Holiday Hockey Festival December 21–22 4 Harvard
St. Louis Invitational December 27–28 4 Wisconsin
Boston Arena Christmas Tournament December 28–29 4 Boston University
Great Lakes Invitational December 29–30 4 Michigan Tech
Nichols School Invitational January 1–2 4 Dartmouth
Rensselaer Holiday Tournament January 2–4 4 Wisconsin
Beanpot February 8, 22 4 Boston University

Standings[1][2]Edit

1970–71 Big Ten standings
Conference Overall
GP W L T Pct. GF GA GP W L T GF GA
Michigan State 12 8 4 0 .667 56 47 31 19 12 0 152 124
Wisconsin 12 7 5 0 .583 51 40 34 20 13 1 180 110
Minnesota 10 5 5 0 .500 38 42 32 14 17 1 116 128
Michigan 10 2 8 0 .200 40 56 30 9 21 0 118 147
indicates conference regular season champion
1970–71 ECAC Hockey standings
Conference Overall
GP W L T Pct. GF GA GP W L T GF GA
Boston University 20 18 1 1 .925 139 42 31 28 2 1 210 60
Clarkson 19 16 2 1 .868 76 38 33 28 4 1 151 75
Cornell 20 17 3 0 .850 111 44 27 22 5 0 159 63
Harvard* 21 15 5 1 .738 124 55 27 18 8 1 146 74
Brown 19 13 6 0 .684 70 63 24 13 10 0 77 87
Providence 19 12 7 0 .632 94 70 28 17 11 0 141 106
Pennsylvania 19 11 8 0 .579 90 74 25 14 11 0 129 93
Rensselaer 14 7 5 2 .571 119 81 25 16 7 2 125 95
New Hampshire 20 11 9 0 .550 119 92 29 20 9 0 210 112
Boston College 21 9 12 0 .429 92 112 26 11 15 0 121 141
Army 11 3 7 1 .318 32 48 23 8 14 1 81 80
St. Lawrence 17 5 12 0 .294 57 73 24 10 14 0 105 97
Dartmouth 21 6 15 0 .286 76 106 24 9 15 0 96 114
Yale 20 5 15 0 .250 64 105 24 6 17 1 74 127
Colgate 17 4 13 0 .235 54 111 24 7 17 0 87 156
Northeastern 19 3 16 0 .158 35 122 29 7 22 0 77 175
Princeton 21 1 20 0 .048 54 140 23 1 22 0 56 155
Championship: Harvard
indicates conference regular season champion
* indicates conference tournament champion
1970–71 Independent College Athletic Conference standings
Conference Overall
GP W L T PTS GF GA GP W L T GF GA
Clarkson 4 3 0 1 7 19 7 33 28 4 1 151 175
St. Lawrence 4 2 2 0 4 12 10 24 10 14 0 105 97
Rensselaer 4 0 3 1 1 7 20 25 16 7 2 125 95
indicates conference regular season champion
1970–71 NCAA University Division Independent ice hockey standings
Conference Overall
GP W L T PTS GF GA GP W L T GF GA
Air Force 0 0 0 0 - - - 28 15 11 2 132 121
Notre Dame 0 0 0 0 - - - 31 13 16 2 116 137
Ohio State 0 0 0 0 - - - 29 20 9 0 160 78
Saint Louis 0 0 0 0 - - - 30 9 19 2
1970–71 Western Collegiate Hockey Association standings
Conference Overall
GP W L T PCT GF GA GP W L T GF GA
Michigan Tech 22 18 4 0 .818 112 62 33 25 6 2 173 105
Denver* 22 15 7 0 .682 114 92 36 25 10 1 178 133
Wisconsin 22 13 9 0 .591 102 77 34 20 13 1 180 110
Michigan State 22 12 10 0 .545 101 97 31 19 12 0 152 124
Minnesota* 22 9 12 1 .432 77 88 32 14 17 1 116 128
Minnesota-Duluth 24 10 14 0 .417 98 106 34 16 17 1 147 146
North Dakota 26 10 15 1 .404 92 116 33 14 17 2 123 141
Colorado College 18 7 11 0 .389 81 100 29 11 17 1 142 168
Michigan 22 5 17 0 .227 77 116 30 9 21 0 118 147
Championship: Minnesota, Denver
indicates conference regular season champion
* indicates conference tournament champion

1971 NCAA Tournament[3]Edit

  Semifinals
March 18–19
National Championship
March 20
                     
E1 Harvard 5  
W2 Minnesota 6*  
  W2 Minnesota 2  
  E2 Boston University 4  
W1 Denver 2
E2 Boston University 4     Third Place Game
  W1 Denver 1
  E2 Harvard 0

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
Frigon, LouisLouis Frigon Senior New Hampshire 29 38 48 86 58
Cavanagh, JoeJoe Cavanagh Senior Harvard 27 22 50 72 -
Stirling, SteveSteve Stirling Senior Boston University 31 27 43 70 20
Meyers, RayRay Meyers Freshman Ohio State - 27 39 66 -
Danby, JohnJohn Danby Junior Boston University 31 28 36 64 10
Pumple, RichRich Pumple Junior Providence - 22 41 63 46
Munroe, BillBill Munroe Senior New Hampshire 29 21 39 60 18
Brown, BobBob Brown Junior Boston University 31 17 43 60 38
McShane, MikeMike McShane Senior New Hampshire 29 15 43 58 90
Kemp, JerryJerry Kemp Junior Clarkson 32 26 31 57 16
Collyard, BobBob Collyard Senior Colorado College 30 20 37 57 6
Thompson, DonDon Thompson Sophomore Michigan State 31 19 38 57 35

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
Bertagna, JosephJoseph Bertagna Freshman Harvard 13 - - - - - - - 1.60
Regan, TimTim Regan Junior Boston University 14 780 - - - 23 - .929 1.77
Brady, DanDan Brady Junior Boston University 18 1060 - - - 36 - .917 2.04
Enberg, GaryGary Enberg Senior Wisconsin 10 498 5 4 0 19 1 .930 2.29
Bullock, BruceBruce Bullock Senior Clarkson 30 1800 27 1 1 71 1 .920 2.37
Cropper, BrianBrian Cropper Senior Cornell 25 1410 19 5 0 57 - .923 2.43
Anderson, JohnJohn Anderson Senior Wisconsin 14 750 9 3 1 32 0 .825 2.56
Durno, BruceBruce Durno Senior Harvard - - - - - - 5 - 2.60
McKenzie, BillBill McKenzie Junior Ohio State 24 1420 - - - 65 2 - 2.74
Ramsdell, ChadChad Ramsdell Freshman New Hampshire - - - - - - - - 2.78

AwardsEdit

NCAAEdit

Award[5] Recipient
Spencer Penrose Award (Coach of the Year) Cooney Weiland, Harvard
Most Outstanding Player in NCAA Tournament Dan Brady, Boston University

AHCA All-American Teams[6]
East Team   Position   West Team
Bruce Bullock, Clarkson G Morris Trewin, Michigan Tech
Bob Brown, Boston University D Mike Christie, Denver
Steve Warr, Clarkson D Bob Murray, Michigan Tech
Joe Cavanagh, Harvard F Walt Ledingham, Minnesota-Duluth
Kevin Pettit, Cornell F Don Thompson, Michigan State
Steve Stirling, Boston University F Vic Venasky, Denver

ECACEdit

Award[7] Recipient
Player of the Year Bruce Bullock, Clarkson
Rookie of the Year Bob Brown, Boston University
Most Outstanding Player in Tournament Dave Hynes, Harvard

All-ECAC Hockey Teams[8]
First Team   Position   Second Team
Bruce Bullock, Clarkson G Brian Cropper, Cornell
Bob Brown, Boston University D Tom Mellor, Boston College
Steve Warr, Clarkson D Ric Jordan, Boston University
Joe Cavanagh, Harvard F Jerry Kemp, Clarkson
John Danby, Boston University F Brian McCutcheon, Cornell
Steve Stirling, Boston University F Kevin Pettit, Cornell

WCHAEdit

Award[9] Recipient
Most Valuable Player Bob Murray, Michigan Tech
Freshman of the Year Mike Usitalo, Michigan Tech
Coach of the Year John MacInnes, Michigan Tech

All-WCHA Teams[10]
First Team   Position   Second Team
Morris Trewin, Michigan Tech G Chico Resch, Minnesota-Duluth
Mike Christie, Denver D John Jagger, Wisconsin
Bob Murray, Michigan Tech D Wally Olds, Minnesota
Walt Ledingham, Minnesota-Duluth F Murray Heatley, Wisconsin
Don Thompson, Michigan State F Vic Venasky, Denver
Bob Collyard, Colorado College F Mike Usitalo, Michigan Tech

ReferencesEdit

  1. "2008-09 ECAC Hockey Media Guide", ECAC Hockey. Retrieved on 2014-06-29. 
  2. "2008-09 WCHA Yearbook 97-112", WCHA. Retrieved on 2014-06-29. 
  3. "NCAA Tournament", College Hockey Historical Archives. Retrieved on May 19, 2013. 
  4. 4.0 4.1 1970-71 NCAA Division I Statistics. Elite Prospects. Retrieved on 2016-06-04.
  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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