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The 1979–80 NCAA Division I men's ice hockey season began in October 1979 and concluded with the 1980 NCAA Division I Men's Ice Hockey Tournament's championship game on March 29, 1980 at the Providence Civic Center in Providence, Rhode Island. This was the 33rd season in which an NCAA ice hockey championship was held and is the 85th year overall where an NCAA school fielded a team.

Regular seasonEdit

Season tournamentsEdit

Tournament Dates Teams Champion
Elmira Invitational November 9–10 4 St. Lawrence
North Country Thanksgiving Festival November 22–24 4 Clarkson
Old Colony Invitational December 27–29 4 Providence
Great Lakes Invitational December 28–29 4 Michigan Tech
New Hampshire Tournament December 28–29 4 Boston College
Rensselaer Holiday Tournament December 28–30 4 Western Michigan
Auld Lang Syne Classic December 30–31 4 Vermont
Colonial Bank Hockey Invitational January 4–5 4 Boston University
Beanpot February 4, 11 4 Northeastern

Standings[1][2][3]Edit

1979–80 Big Ten standings
Conference Overall
GP W L T Pct. GF GA GP W L T GF GA
Minnesota 12 8 4 0 .667 72 55 41 26 15 0 263 179
Michigan 12 7 5 0 .583 55 46 38 23 13 2 205 167
Michigan State 12 5 7 0 .417 51 76 38 14 24 0 158 227
Wisconsin 12 4 8 0 .333 59 60 36 15 20 1 172 182
indicates conference regular season champion
1979–80 Central Collegiate Hockey Association standings
Conference Overall
GP W L T PTS GF GA GP W L T GF GA
Northern Michigan†* 20 17 3 0 34 113 63 41 34 6 1 239 128
Ohio State 20 14 5 1 29 111 70 38 25 10 3 192 123
Ferris State 20 11 9 0 22 108 94 38 26 11 1 214 156
Bowling Green 20 9 11 0 18 87 90 38 16 20 2 161 174
Western Michigan 20 6 13 1 13 95 119 36 18 16 2 196 182
Lake Superior State 20 2 18 0 4 63 140 34 12 21 1 158 201
Championship: Northern Michigan
indicates conference regular season champion
* indicates conference tournament champion
1979–80 ECAC Hockey standings
Conference Overall
GP W L T Pct. GF GA GP W L T GF GA
East Region
Boston College 22 18 3 1 .841 124 75 33 25 7 1 184 120
Providence 23 17 6 0 .739 104 82 32 21 11 0 148 123
Maine 22 10 11 1 .477 90 112 32 15 16 1 129 144
New Hampshire 24 9 15 0 .375 97 117 30 12 18 0 120 133
Boston University 22 8 14 0 .364 99 99 28 11 17 0 128 131
Northeastern 21 5 16 0 .238 77 120 27 7 20 0 103 149
West Region
Vermont 23 16 7 0 .696 98 81 35 23 12 0 156 135
Clarkson 21 14 7 0 .667 141 98 34 21 12 1 205 151
Rensselaer 22 14 8 0 .636 114 84 27 16 11 0 133 112
Colgate 21 10 10 1 .500 78 75 31 18 12 1 139 118
St. Lawrence 21 3 18 0 .143 54 113 32 6 26 0 97 178
Ivy Region
Dartmouth 22 15 6 1 .705 132 97 31 19 11 1 151 125
Cornell* 22 11 11 0 .500 109 108 31 16 15 0 150 146
Brown 22 9 11 2 .455 78 81 26 10 14 2 91 113
Princeton 21 9 12 0 .429 81 93 26 11 15 0 96 111
Harvard 21 7 11 3 .405 83 91 26 8 15 3 102 122
Yale 21 5 14 3 .295 96 118 26 7 16 3 112 135
Championship: Cornell
indicates conference regular season champion
* indicates conference tournament champion
1979–80 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 - - - 31 15 16 0 150 167
Miami 0 0 0 0 - - - 38 22 13 3 210 140
U.S. International 0 0 0 0 - - -
1979–80 Western Collegiate Hockey Association standings
Conference Overall
GP W L T PTS GF GA GP W L T GF GA
North Dakota†* 28 21 6 1 .768 147 89 40 31 8 1 217 119
Minnesota* 32 18 14 0 .563 173 155 41 26 15 0 263 179
Colorado College 30 16 13 1 .550 154 164 39 21 17 1 200 208
Michigan 26 13 11 2 .538 131 118 38 23 13 2 205 167
Notre Dame 28 13 14 1 .482 150 146 39 18 20 1 202 199
Minnesota-Duluth 32 15 17 0 .469 166 181 38 17 21 0 191 207
Michigan Tech 28 12 14 2 .464 141 120 38 18 18 2 181 160
Michigan State 28 12 16 0 .429 118 167 38 14 24 0 158 227
Wisconsin 30 12 18 0 .400 146 146 36 15 20 1 172 182
Denver 26 8 17 1 .327 95 135 36 13 22 1 141 169
Championship: Minnesota, North Dakota
indicates conference regular season champion
* indicates conference tournament champion

1980 NCAA Tournament[4]Edit

  First Round
March 22
    Semifinals
March 27–28
    National Championship
March 29
                           
        E1 Cornell 4  
  W2 Minnesota 3     A Northern Michigan 5    
  A Northern Michigan 4         A Northern Michigan 2
      W1 North Dakota 5
      W1 North Dakota 4    
      E2 Dartmouth 1   Third Place Game
  E1 Cornell 4
  E2 Dartmouth 8

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
Joyce, BillBill Joyce Senior Northern Michigan 40 41 55 96 40
Taylor, MarkMark Taylor Senior North Dakota 40 33 59 92 28
Bozek, SteveSteve Bozek Sophomore Northern Michigan 41 42 47 89 32
Smail, DougDoug Smail Junior North Dakota 40 43 44 87 70
Eaves, MurrayMurray Eaves Sophomore Michigan 33 36 49 85 34
Harrer, TimTim Harrer Senior Minnesota 41 53 29 82 50
Lerg, DanDan Lerg Senior Michigan 38 37 39 76 28
Basetto, BrunoBruno Basetto Freshman Michigan 38 31 45 76 16
Broten, AaronAaron Broten Freshman Minnesota 41 25 47 72 8
Meredith, GregGreg Meredith Senior Notre Dame 40 40 31 71 14

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
Jensen, DarrenDarren Jensen Freshman North Dakota 15 890 13 0 1 33 1 .923 2.24
Weeks, SteveSteve Weeks Senior Northern Michigan 36 2133 29 6 1 105 1 .910 2.95
Lamoureux, PierrePierre Lamoureux Freshman North Dakota - - - - - - 0 .813 3.00
Jones, SteveSteve Jones Senior Ohio State - - 15 - - - - - 3.27
Kodatsky, DanDan Kodatsky Sophomore Miami - 1269 - - - 70 0 .899 3.31
Turcotte, SylvainSylvain Turcotte Junior Vermont 25 1492 17 8 0 87 - .883 3.50
Fiske, ScottScott Fiske Sophomore Providence 22 1265 15 6 0 75 0 .886 3.56
Iwabuchi, BobBob Iwabuchi Sophomore North Dakota 20 1157 14 - - 70 0 .876 3.63
Mielzynski, PeterPeter Mielzynski Sophomore Clarkson 12 610 - - - 37 0 .873 3.64
Holden, MarkMark Holden Senior Brown 26 1508 10 14 2 93 0 .895 3.70

AwardsEdit

NCAAEdit

Award[6] Recipient
Spencer Penrose Award (Coach of the Year) Rick Comley, Northern Michigan
Most Outstanding Player in NCAA Tournament Doug Smail, North Dakota

AHCA All-American Teams[7]
East Team   Position   West Team
Mark Holden, Brown G Roy Schultz, Wisconsin
Andre Aubut, Maine D Dave Feamster, Colorado College
Louis Cote, Vermont D Howard Walker, North Dakota
D Theran Welsh, Wisconsin
Bill Army, Boston College F Murray Eaves, Michigan
Ross Brownridge, Dartmouth F Tim Harrer, Minnesota
Craig Homola, Vermont F Greg Meredith, Notre Dame
F Mark Taylor, North Dakota

CCHAEdit

Awards[8] Recipient
Player of the Year Steve Weeks, Northern Michigan
Rookie of the Year Steve Mulholland, Lake Superior State
Coach of the Year Rick Comley, Northern Michigan

All-CCHA Teams[9]
First Team   Position   Second Team
Steve Weeks, Northern Michigan G Steve Jones, Ohio State
Tom Laidlaw, Northern Michigan D John Gibb, Bowling Green
Don Waddell, Northern Michigan D Mike Cotter, Bowling Green
D Brian Jenks, Ohio State
D Greg Kostenko, Ohio State
D Rod McNair, Ohio State
D Paul Pickard, Ferris State
Steve Bozek, Northern Michigan F Larry Marson, Ohio State
Bill Joyce, Northern Michigan F Paul Tilley, Ohio State
Jim Baker, Ferris State F Steve Mulholland, Lake Superior State
F Bob Scurfield, Western Michigan

ECACEdit

Award[10] Recipient
Player of the Year Craig Homola, Vermont
Rookie of the Year Mark Fusco, Harvard
Most Outstanding Player in Tournament Darren Eliot, Cornell

All-ECAC Hockey Teams[11]
First Team   Position   Second Team
Doug Ellis, Boston College G Sylvain Turcotte, Vermont
Louis Cote, Vermont D Ed Small, Clarkson
Andre Aubut, Maine D Scott Kleinendorst, Providence
Craig Homola, Vermont F Bill Army, Boston College
Ross Brownridge, Dartmouth F Steve Cruickshank, Clarkson
Mike Prestidge, Clarkson F Billy O'Dwyer, Boston College
F Steve O'Neill, Providence

WCHAEdit

Award[12] Recipient
Most Valuable Player Tim Harrer, Minnesota
Freshman of the Year Aaron Broten, Minnesota
Coach of the Year Brad Buetow, Minnesota

All-WCHA Teams[13]
First Team   Position   Second Team
Roy Schultz, Wisconsin G Tom Frame, Colorado College
Dave Feamster, Colorado College D Theran Welsh, Wisconsin
Howard Walker, North Dakota D Marc Chorney, North Dakota
Tim Harrer, Minnesota F Doug Smail, North Dakota
Mark Taylor, North Dakota F Murray Eaves, Michigan
Greg Meredith, Notre Dame F Dan Lempe, Minnesota-Duluth

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 1979-80 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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