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The 1977–78 NCAA Division I men's ice hockey season began in October 1977 and concluded with the 1978 NCAA Division I Men's Ice Hockey Tournament's championship game on March 25, 1978 at the Providence Civic Center in Providence, Rhode Island. This was the 31st season in which an NCAA ice hockey championship was held and is the 84th year overall where an NCAA school fielded a team.

Regular seasonEdit

Season tournamentsEdit

Tournament Dates Teams Champion
North County Thanksgiving Festival November 24–26 4 Clarkson
Blue–Green Invitational December 16–17 4 Dartmouth
Old Colony Invitational December 19–21 4 Saint Louis
Great Lakes Invitational December 28–29 4 Michigan Tech
Broadmoor Holiday Tournament December 28–30 4 Denver
Rensselaer Holiday Tournament December 28–30 4 Rensselaer
Cornell Holiday Festival December 29–30 4 Cornell
Syracuse Invitational December 29–30 4 Clarkson
Down East Classic January 4–5 4 Bowdoin
Beanpot February 6, March 1 4 Boston University

Standings[1][2][3]Edit

1977–78 Big Ten standings
Conference Overall
GP W L T PTS GF GA GP W L T GF GA
Wisconsin 12 8 3 1 17 59 44 43 28 12 3 214 149
Michigan 12 6 5 1 13 65 59 36 15 20 1 169 192
Minnesota 12 6 6 0 12 48 41 38 22 14 2 171 150
Michigan State 12 2 8 2 6 42 70 36 7 27 2 130 201
indicates conference regular season champion
1977–78 Central Collegiate Hockey Association standings
Conference Overall
GP W L T PTS GF GA GP W L T GF GA
Bowling Green†* 18 15 3 0 30 96 42 39 31 8 0 196 108
Saint Louis 20 10 10 0 20 73 71 40 21 17 2 134 99
Northern Michigan 20 8 10 2 18 77 84 34 19 13 2 150 129
Ohio State 20 9 11 0 18 73 89 35 16 18 1 144 154
Lake Superior State 18 7 10 1 15 73 101 32 18 13 1 144 148
Western Michigan 20 7 12 1 15 83 88 33 15 17 1 175 140
Championship: Bowling Green
indicates conference regular season champion
* indicates conference tournament champion
1977–78 ECAC Hockey standings
Conference Overall
GP W L T Pct. GF GA GP W L T GF GA
Boston University 22 21 1 0 .955 135 85 32 30 2 0 199 126
Cornell 22 16 5 1 .750 161 79 27 20 6 1 195 100
Clarkson 23 16 7 0 .696 139 109 30 19 11 0 174 145
Rensselaer 21 13 8 0 .619 100 83 29 19 9 1 162 117
Boston College* 23 14 9 0 .609 117 116 34 24 10 0 186 147
Brown 23 13 9 1 .587 101 78 29 14 14 1 117 102
Providence 23 12 9 2 .565 116 95 34 17 15 2 172 146
New Hampshire 25 14 11 0 .560 154 124 30 18 12 0 197 150
Yale 26 12 13 1 .481 92 114 26 12 13 1 92 114
Harvard 23 10 13 0 .435 87 112 26 12 14 0 99 122
Dartmouth 23 9 14 0 .391 97 114 26 11 15 0 107 129
Vermont 23 9 14 0 .391 94 108 31 15 16 0 139 137
St. Lawrence 22 8 14 0 .364 91 124 30 12 18 0 124 152
Princeton 21 7 13 1 .357 83 89 25 9 14 2 102 102
Northeastern 24 7 16 1 .313 131 128 28 10 17 1 155 142
Pennsylvania 21 5 14 2 .286 82 123 26 7 17 2 98 145
Colgate 25 4 20 1 .180 81 180 28 5 22 1 91 187
Championship: Boston College
indicates conference regular season champion
* indicates conference tournament champion
1977–78 NCAA Division I 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 9 17 0 121 144
1977–78 Western Collegiate Hockey Association standings
Conference Overall
GP W L T PTS GF GA GP W L T GF GA
Denver 32 27 5 0 54 192 112 40 33 6 1 235 140
Wisconsin* 32 21 9 2 44 127 113 43 28 12 3 214 149
Michigan Tech 32 21 11 0 42 150 123 40 25 14 1 184 157
Minnesota 32 18 13 1 37 143 134 38 22 14 2 171 150
Colorado College* 32 13 19 0 26 162 172 41 18 22 1 212 218
North Dakota 32 13 19 0 26 146 167 38 15 22 1 172 192
Minnesota-Duluth 32 12 19 1 25 135 155 37 14 22 1 155 182
Notre Dame 32 12 19 1 25 117 147 38 12 24 2 137 186
Michigan 32 12 19 1 25 149 175 36 15 20 1 169 192
Michigan State 32 7 23 2 16 119 182 36 7 27 2 130 201
Championship: Wisconsin, Colorado College
indicates conference regular season champion
* indicates conference tournament champion

1978 NCAA Tournament[4]Edit

  First Round
March 18–19
    Semifinals
March 23–24
    National Championship
March 25
                           
        E1 Boston College 6  
  W2 Colorado College 3     A1 Bowling Green 2    
  A1 Bowling Green 5         E1 Boston College 3
      A2 Boston University 5
        W1 Wisconsin 2    
  E2 Providence 3     A2 Boston University 5   Third Place Game
  A2 Boston University 5   W1 Wisconsin 3
  A1 Bowling Green 4

Note: * denotes overtime period(s)

Player statsEdit

Scoring leaders[5]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
Eaves, MikeMike Eaves Senior Wisconsin 43 31 58 89 16
Johnson, MarkMark Johnson Sophomore Wisconsin 42 48 38 86 24
Nethery, LanceLance Nethery Junior Cornell 26 23 60 83 12
Berry, DougDoug Berry Junior Denver 40 36 46 82 36
Whyte, GregGreg Whyte Freshman Colorado College 41 28 54 82 42
Delich, DaveDave Delich Junior Colorado College 41 27 53 80 20
Cox, RalphRalph Cox Junior New Hampshire 30 31 39 70 44
Schnarr, PerryPerry Schnarr Sophomore Denver 37 35 33 68 35
Mullen, JoeJoe Mullen Junior Boston College 34 34 34 68 12
Warner, JimJim Warner Senior Colorado College 38 27 41 68 50

Leading goaltenders[5]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
Stankiewicz, BrianBrian Stankiewicz Freshman Bowling Green 30 1718 - - - 74 2 .907 2.58
Glanville, ErnieErnie Glanville Senior Denver 17 1084 15 1 1 45 2 .908 2.67
Napier, SteveSteve Napier Sophomore Cornell 16 - - - - - - .899 3.19
Weeks, SteveSteve Weeks Sophomore Northern Michigan 19 1015 10 5 2 56 1 .901 3.31
Holden, MarkMark Holden Sophomore Brown 10 590 4 6 0 33 1 - 3.36
Baretta, JulianJulian Baretta Junior Wisconsin 33 1976 20 10 3 114 0 .893 3.46
Rockwell, JohnJohn Rockwell Junior Michigan Tech 21 1235 - - - 72 1 .903 3.49
O'Connell, BrianBrian O'Connell Senior Saint Louis 39 2364 - - - 139 2 - 3.53
Craig, JimJim Craig Sophomore Boston University 16 967 16 0 0 60 0 - 3.72
Skidmore, PaulPaul Skidmore Sophomore Boston College 25 1417 18 7 0 88 2 - 3.73

AwardsEdit

NCAAEdit

Award[6] Recipient
Spencer Penrose Award (Coach of the Year) Jack Parker, Boston University
Most Outstanding Player in NCAA Tournament Jack O'Callahan, Boston University

AHCA All-American Teams[7]
East Team   Position   West Team
Mike Laycock, Brown G Ernie Glanville, Denver
Bill Blackwood, Clarkson D Curt Giles, Minnesota-Duluth
Peter Shier, Cornell D Ken Morrow, Bowling Green
Ralph Cox, New Hampshire F Doug Berry, Denver
Joe Mullen, Boston College F Mike Eaves, Wisconsin
Lance Nethery, Cornell F Mark Johnson, Wisconsin

CCHAEdit

Awards[8] Recipient
Player of the Year John Markell, Bowling Green
Don Waddell, Northern Michigan
Coach of the Year Ron Mason, Bowling Green

All-CCHA Teams[9]
First Team   Position   Second Team
Brian Stankiewicz, Bowling Green G Brian O'Connell, Saint Louis
Ken Morrow, Bowling Green D Doug Butler, Saint Louis
Don Waddell, Northern Michigan D Kent Jackson, Saint Louis
John Markell, Bowling Green F Bernie Saunders, Western Michigan
Gary Murphy, St. Louis F Paul Cappuccio, Western Michigan
Bill Joyce, Northern Michigan F Byron Shutt, Bowling Green

ECACEdit

Award[10] Recipient
Player of the Year Lance Nethery, Cornell
Rookie of the Year Mark Fidler, Boston University
Most Outstanding Player in Tournament Joe Mullen, Boston College

All-ECAC Hockey Teams[11]
First Team   Position   Second Team
Mike Laycock, Brown G Ian Harrison, Rensselaer
Peter Shier, Cornell D Bill Blackwood, Clarkson
Jack O'Callahan, Boston University D Jack Hughes, Harvard
D Dick Lamby, Boston University
Lance Nethery, Cornell F Dave Silk, Boston University
Joe Mullen, Boston College F Marty McNally, Clarkson
Ralph Cox, New Hampshire F Kevin Zappia, Clarkson

WCHAEdit

Award[12] Recipient
Most Valuable Player Mike Eaves, Wisconsin
Freshman of the Year Greg Whyte, Colorado College
Coach of the Year Marshall Johnston, Denver

All-WCHA Teams[13]
First Team   Position   Second Team
Ernie Glanville, Denver G Julian Baretta, Wisconsin
Curt Giles, Minnesota-Duluth D Greg Woods, Denver
Bill Himmelright, North Dakota D Lex Hudson, Denver
Doug Berry, Denver F Greg Whyte, Colorado College
Mark Johnson, Wisconsin F Steve Christoff, Minnesota
Mike Eaves, Wisconsin F Dave Delich, Colorado College
F Perry Schnarr, Denver

ReferencesEdit

  1. "2012-13 CCHA Media Guide", CCHA. Retrieved on 2014-06-29. 
  2. "2008-09 ECAC Hockey Media Guide", ECAC Hockey. Retrieved on 2014-06-29. 
  3. "2008-09 WCHA Yearbook 113-128", WCHA. Retrieved on 2014-06-29. 
  4. "NCAA Tournament", College Hockey Historical Archives. Retrieved on May 19, 2013. 
  5. 5.0 5.1 1977-78 NCAA Division I Statistics. Elite Prospects. Retrieved on 2016-06-04.
  6. "NCAA Division I Awards", College Hockey Historical Archives. Retrieved on June 11, 2013. 
  7. "Men's Ice Hockey Award Winners", NCAA.org. Retrieved on June 11, 2013. 
  8. "CCHA Awards", College Hockey Historical Archives. Retrieved on May 19, 2013. 
  9. "CCHA All-Teams", College Hockey Historical Archives. Retrieved on May 19, 2013. 
  10. "ECAC Awards", College Hockey Historical Archives. Retrieved on May 19, 2013. 
  11. "ECAC All-Teams", College Hockey Historical Archives. Retrieved on May 19, 2013. 
  12. "WCHA Awards", College Hockey Historical Archives. Retrieved on May 19, 2013. 
  13. "WCHA All-Teams", College Hockey Historical Archives. Retrieved on May 19, 2013. 

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