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The 1983–84 NCAA Division I men's ice hockey season began in October 1983 and concluded with the 1984 NCAA Division I Men's Ice Hockey Tournament's championship game on March 24, 1984 at the Olympic Center in Lake Placid, New York. This was the 37th season in which an NCAA ice hockey championship was held and is the 89th year overall where an NCAA school fielded a team.

Notre Dame demoted their program to club status for this season but returned to the Division I ranks the following year.

Regular seasonEdit

Season tournamentsEdit

Tournament Dates Teams Champion
Battle Creek Tournament October 14–15 4 Western Michigan
RIT Invitational November 4–5 4 Wilfrid Laurier
Empire Cup November 25–26 4 Rensselaer
Minnesota–Duluth Holiday Classic December 28–30 4 Boston College
Great Lakes Invitational December 29–30 4 Michigan State
Key Bank Tournament December 29–30 4 Bowling Green
Syracuse Invitational December 29–30 4 Colgate
Auld Lang Syne Classic December 30–31 4 New Hampshire
Rensselaer Holiday Tournament December 30–31 4 Rensselaer
First Interstate Classic January 5–8 8 North Dakota
Phoenix Mutual Classic January 6–7 4 Colgate
Beanpot February 6, 13 4 Northeastern

Standings[1][2][3]Edit

1983–84 Central Collegiate Hockey Association standings
Conference Overall
GP W L T PTS GF GA GP W L T GF GA
Bowling Green 28 22 4 2 .821 146 95 44 34 8 2 228 146
Ohio State 30 21 9 0 .700 155 96 41 30 10 1 212 133
Michigan State* 30 21 9 0 .700 162 90 46 34 12 0 241 129
Northern Michigan 30 16 14 0 .533 126 118 40 17 22 1 155 161
Western Michigan 28 13 14 1 .482 125 114 42 22 18 2 187 168
Michigan Tech 30 14 16 0 .467 123 128 41 19 21 1 160 167
Ferris State 30 13 15 2 .467 128 138 41 18 20 3 184 184
Lake Superior State 30 12 17 1 .417 103 127 40 18 20 2 152 176
Michigan 30 11 18 1 .383 105 148 37 14 22 1 134 179
Miami 30 10 20 0 .333 116 156 37 13 23 1 149 188
Illinois-Chicago 28 5 22 1 .196 83 162 35 5 29 1 106 221
Championship: Michigan State
indicates conference regular season champion
* indicates conference tournament champion
1983–84 ECAC Hockey standings
Conference Overall
GP W L T Pct. GF GA GP W L T GF GA
East Region
Boston College 21 15 6 0 .714 88 72 39 26 13 0 175 141
Boston University 21 15 6 0 .714 75 63 40 28 11 1 167 120
New Hampshire 21 13 8 0 .619 94 73 38 20 17 1 169 139
Providence 21 12 7 2 .619 84 78 35 21 12 2 143 122
Northeastern 21 10 10 1 .500 104 97 29 16 12 1 144 124
Maine 21 7 14 0 .333 75 109 34 14 20 0 130 161
West Region
Rensselaer†* 20 17 3 0 .850 117 53 38 32 6 0 218 113
Clarkson 20 14 6 0 .700 97 63 34 21 11 2 156 110
Colgate 20 10 9 1 .525 83 89 35 20 14 1 171 149
St. Lawrence 20 10 10 0 .500 108 80 32 19 13 0 175 126
Vermont 20 6 13 1 .325 89 97 29 10 18 1 127 132
Ivy Region
Harvard 21 10 9 1 .524 68 61 27 10 14 3 84 90
Yale 21 10 10 1 .500 76 73 26 12 13 1 91 92
Cornell 21 9 12 0 .429 83 94 26 11 15 0 106 113
Brown 21 5 15 1 .262 59 109 26 6 19 1 70 135
Princeton 21 5 15 1 .262 81 103 25 6 18 1 101 126
Dartmouth 21 3 18 0 .143 58 119 26 3 23 0 71 148
Independent
Army^ - - - - - - - 34 28 5 1 241 104
Lowell^ - - - - - - - 34 15 16 3 138 164
Championship: Rensselaer
indicates conference regular season champion
* indicates conference tournament champion
^ Both Army and Lowell had been accepted into ECAC Hockey but had not begun a conference schedule
1983–84 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 - - - 26 8 16 2 109 131
Alaska–Fairbanks 0 0 0 0 - - - 29 22 7 0 155 105
Northern Arizona 0 0 0 0 - - - 27 21 6 0 172 97
U.S. International 0 0 0 0 - - - 37 4 31 2
1983–84 Western Collegiate Hockey Association standings
Conference Overall
GP W L T PTS GF GA GP W L T GF GA
Minnesota-Duluth†* 26 19 5 2 40 138 85 43 29 12 2 216 140
North Dakota 26 16 8 2 34 117 82 45 31 12 2 204 145
Minnesota 26 16 9 1 33 106 97 40 27 11 2 190 154
Wisconsin 26 11 14 1 23 105 107 39 21 17 1 182 168
Denver 26 8 18 0 16 119 152 39 14 25 0 182 203
Colorado College 26 5 21 0 10 77 139 35 9 25 1 109 168
Championship: Minnesota-Duluth
indicates conference regular season champion
* indicates conference tournament champion

1984 NCAA Tournament[4]Edit

  Quarterfinals
March 16–18
Semifinals
March 22–23
National Championship
March 24
                                 
E1 Rensselaer 4 2 6  
W4 North Dakota 5 4 9  
  W4 North Dakota 1  
  W2 Minnesota–Duluth 2*  
W2 Minnesota–Duluth 6 3 9
E3 Clarkson 2 6 8  
  W2 Minnesota–Duluth 4
  W3 Bowling Green 5****
W1 Michigan State 6 7 13  
E4 Boston College 2 6 8  
  W1 Michigan State 1 Third Place Game
  W3 Bowling Green 2  
E2 Boston University 6 1 7 W1 Michigan State 5
W3 Bowling Green 3 5*** 8   W4 North Dakota 6*

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
Pooley, PaulPaul Pooley Senior Ohio State 42 32 64 96 38
Dorion, DanDan Dorion Sophomore Western Michigan 42 41 50 91 42
Watson, BillBill Watson Sophomore Minnesota−Duluth 40 35 51 86 12
Oates, AdamAdam Oates Sophomore Rensselaer 38 26 57 83 15
Symes, MikeMike Symes Junior Army 32 38 45 82 -
Pooley, PerryPerry Pooley Senior Ohio State 41 39 40 79 28
Kurvers, TomTom Kurvers Senior Minnesota−Duluth 43 18 58 76 46
Carter, JohnJohn Carter Sophomore Rensselaer 38 35 39 74 52
Shea, BiffBiff Shea Junior Army 34 29 45 74 -
Adams, GregGreg Adams Sophomore Northern Arizona 26 44 29 73 24
Merrifield, RandyRandy Merrifield Senior Ferris State 41 20 53 73 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
Foster, NormNorm Foster Freshman Michigan State 32 1815 23 8 0 83 1 .898 2.74
Essensa, BobBob Essensa Freshman Michigan State 17 946 11 4 0 44 2 .891 2.79
Dougan, JohnJohn Dougan Junior Ohio State 27 1495 18 - - 71 - .897 2.85
Kruzich, GaryGary Kruzich Freshman Bowling Green 28 - 21 5 2 - - .896 2.87
Jopling, BrianBrian Jopling Freshman Rensselaer 15 457 8 0 0 22 0 .882 2.89
Schwalb, MikeMike Schwalb Freshman Yale - - - - - - - .899 2.91
Daskalakis, CleonCleon Daskalakis Senior Boston University - - - - - - - .911 2.92
Puppa, DarenDaren Puppa Freshman Rensselaer 32 1816 24 6 0 89 0 .900 2.94
Benton, RonRon Benton Senior Alaska−Anchorage - 973 13 - - 48 1 .897 2.96
Kosti, RickRick Kosti Freshman Minnesota−Duluth 38 2347 27 9 2 119 0 .898 3.04

AwardsEdit

NCAAEdit

Award[6] Recipient
Hobey Baker Memorial Award Tom Kurvers, Minnesota–Duluth
Spencer Penrose Award (Coach of the Year) Mike Sertich, Minnesota–Duluth
Most Outstanding Player in NCAA Tournament Gary Kruzich, Bowling Green

AHCA All-American Teams[7]
East First Team   Position   West First Team
Cleon Daskalakis, Boston University G Jon Casey, North Dakota
Bob Armstring, Clarkson D Garry Galley, Bowling Green
Dave Fretz, Clarkson D Tom Kurvers, Minnesota-Duluth
John Carter, Rensselaer F Dan Kane, Bowling Green
Adam Oates, Rensselaer F Paul Pooley, Ohio State
Steve Smith, Colgate F Bill Watson, Minnesota-Duluth
East Second Team   Position   West Second Team
Daren Puppa, Rensselaer G Rick Kosti, Minnesota-Duluth
Peter Taglianetti, Providence D Dan McFall, Michigan State
T. J. Connolly, Boston University D Bill Schafhauser, Northern Michigan
Kevin Foster, Vermont F Perry Pooley, Ohio State
Ken Manchurek, Northeastern F Dan Dorion, Western Michigan
Gates Orlando, Providence F Bob Lakso, Minnesota-Duluth

CCHAEdit

Awards[8] Recipient
Player of the Year Paul Pooley, Ohio State
Rookie of the Year Gary Emmons, Northern Michigan
Bill Shibicky, Michigan State
Coach of the Year Bill Wilkinson, Western Michigan
Most Valuable Player in Tournament Glenn Healy, Western Michigan

All-CCHA Teams[9]
First Team   Position   Second Team
John Dougan, Ohio State G Norm Foster, Michigan State
Garry Galley, Bowling Green D Dave Ellett, Bowling Green
Dan McFall, Michigan State D Jim File, Ferris State
Paul Pooley, Ohio State F Perry Pooley, Ohio State
Dan Dorion, Western Michigan F Randy Merrifield, Ferris State
Dan Kane, Bowling Green F John Samanski, Bowling Green

ECACEdit

Award[10] Recipient
Player of the Year Cleon Daskalakis, Boston University
Rookie of the Year John Cullen, Boston University
Most Outstanding Player in Tournament Adam Oates, Rensselaer

All-ECAC Hockey Teams[11]
First Team   Position   Second Team
Cleon Daskalakis, Boston University G Bruce Gillies, New Hampshire
Jim Chisholm, Boston College D Peter Taglianetti, Providence
T. J. Connolly, Boston University D Brian Byrnes, New Hampshire
Bob Armstring, Clarkson D
Gates Orlando, Providence F Adam Oates, Rensselaer
Steve Smith, Colgate F John Carter, Rensselaer
Kevin Foster, Vermont F Marty Dallman, Rensselaer

WCHAEdit

Award[12] Recipient
Most Valuable Player Tom Kurvers, Minnesota-Duluth
Freshman of the Year Rick Kosti, Minnesota-Duluth
Coach of the Year Mike Sertich, Minnesota-Duluth

All-WCHA Teams[13]
First Team   Position   Second Team
Jon Casey, North Dakota G Rick Kosti, Minnesota-Duluth
Tom Kurvers, Minnesota-Duluth D Tony Kellin, Minnesota
Jim Leavins, Denver D Rick Zombo, North Dakota
D Norm Maciver, Minnesota-Duluth
Bill Watson, Minnesota-Duluth F Tom Herzig, Minnesota-Duluth
Dan Brennan, North Dakota F Bob Lakso, Minnesota-Duluth
Tom Rothstein, Minnesota F Matt Christensen, 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 1983-84 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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