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The 1984–85 NCAA Division I men's ice hockey season began in October 1984 and concluded with the 1985 NCAA Division I Men's Ice Hockey Tournament's championship game on March 30, 1985 at the Joe Louis Arena in Detroit, Michigan. This was the 38th season in which an NCAA ice hockey championship was held and is the 90th year overall where an NCAA school fielded a team.

Seven teams from ECAC Hockey left after the previous year to form a new conference, Hockey East.

Hockey East and the WCHA formed an agreement where games played between their respective conferences would count towards the standings in each conference. This arrangement would continue for five year, ending after the 1988–89 season.

Regular seasonEdit

Season tournamentsEdit

Tournament Dates Teams Champion
Empire Cup November 23–24 4 St. Lawrence
First Interstate Classic December 27–30 4 Yale
Key Bank Tournament December 28–29 4 Ohio State
Great Lakes Invitational December 28–29 4 Michigan State
Rensselaer Holiday Tournament December 28–29 4 Rensselaer
Syracuse Invitational December 29–30 4 Colgate
Auld Lang Syne Classic December 30–31 4 New Hampshire
CBC Micron Tournament January 3–4 4
Down East Classic January 4–5 4 Brown
Phoenix Mutual Classic January 4–5 4 Northern Michigan
Beanpot February 4, 11 4 Northeastern

Standings[1][2][3][4]Edit

1984–85 CCHA standings
Conference Overall
GP W L T PTS GF GA GP W L T GF GA
Michigan State†* 32 27 5 0 54 191 78 44 38 6 0 262 100
Lake Superior State 32 21 11 0 42 147 120 44 27 16 1 190 160
Western Michigan 32 18 13 1 37 133 103 40 22 16 2 164 138
Bowling Green 32 17 15 0 34 154 146 42 21 21 0 201 196
Illinois-Chicago 32 15 17 0 30 154 169 40 17 23 0 193 219
Ohio State 32 13 17 2 28 121 146 41 19 20 2 162 181
Michigan 32 11 20 1 23 118 163 40 13 26 1 151 208
Miami 32 10 19 3 23 127 174 40 14 23 3 158 205
Ferris State 32 8 23 1 17 110 156 38 11 26 1 140 176
Championship: Michigan State
indicates conference regular season champion
* indicates conference tournament champion


1984–85 ECAC Hockey standings
Conference Overall
GP W L T PTS GF GA GP W L T GF GA
Rensselaer†* 21 20 1 0 40 139 54 38 35 2 1 245 100
Harvard 21 15 5 1 31 99 58 32 21 9 2 147 96
Clarkson 21 15 6 0 30 87 59 34 21 10 3 143 104
Cornell 21 14 6 1 29 101 78 30 18 10 2 145 115
Yale 21 13 7 1 27 93 78 31 19 11 1 148 122
St. Lawrence 21 12 9 0 24 75 70 32 17 13 2 122 122
Colgate 21 9 12 0 18 75 77 32 14 18 0 122 122
Princeton 21 7 12 2 16 58 74 28 12 14 2 96 105
Brown 21 6 15 0 12 59 81 26 9 17 0 76 102
Vermont 21 4 17 0 8 46 97 29 8 21 0 75 128
Dartmouth 21 3 17 1 7 49 122 24 5 18 1 63 139
Army^ 11 0 11 0 0 29 60 30 17 13 0 150 121
Championship: Rensselaer
indicates conference regular season champion
* indicates conference tournament champion
^ Army played a half schedule
1984–85 Hockey East standings
Conference Overall
GP W L T PTS GF GA GP W L T GF GA
Boston College 34 24 9 1 49 182 125 45 28 15 2 240 172
Boston University 34 19 11 4 42 139 132 42 24 14 4 170 165
Providence* 34 15 14 5 35 119 127 45 23 17 5 156 149
New Hampshire 34 12 21 1 25 139 152 43 16 26 1 198 191
Lowell 34 11 21 2 24 125 169 42 15 25 2 169 215
Northeastern 34 11 22 1 23 120 155 38 13 24 1 130 167
Maine 34 8 26 0 16 105 185 42 12 29 1 140 211
Championship: Providence
indicates conference regular season champion
* indicates conference tournament champion


1984–85 Division I Independent ice hockey standings (men)
Conference Overall
GP W L T PTS GF GA GP W L T GF GA
Air Force 0 0 0 0 - - - 29 14 14 1 136 145
Alaska–Anchorage 0 0 0 0 - - - 38 17 21 0 202 190
Alaska–Fairbanks 0 0 0 0 - - - 34 21 12 1 201 170
Merrimack 0 0 0 0 - - - 35 16 16 3 132 116
Northern Arizona 0 0 0 0 - - - 30 12 18 0 121 173
Notre Dame 0 0 0 0 - - - 28 11 16 1 162 170
U.S. International Gulls 0 0 0 0 - - - 32 7 23 2
1984–85 Western Collegiate Hockey Association standings
Conference Overall
GP W L T PTS GF GA GP W L T GF GA
Minnesota-Duluth†* 34 25 7 2 52 178 110 48 36 9 3 257 159
Minnesota 34 21 10 3 45 165 113 47 31 13 3 233 163
Wisconsin 34 20 14 0 40 169 152 42 25 17 0 208 183
North Dakota 34 19 14 1 39 155 114 42 24 16 2 202 148
Denver 34 16 15 3 35 152 155 39 19 17 3 178 177
Colorado College 34 15 19 0 30 141 167 38 17 21 0 164 183
Northern Michigan 34 14 20 0 28 148 160 40 19 21 0 179 180
Michigan Tech 34 13 20 1 27 132 148 40 15 24 1 147 178
Championship: Minnesota-Duluth
indicates conference regular season champion
* indicates conference tournament champion

1985 NCAA Tournament[5]Edit

  Quarterfinals
March 22–24
Semifinals
March 28–29
National Championship
March 30
                                 
E1 Rensselaer 7 3 10  
W4 Lake Superior State 3 3 6  
  E1 Rensselaer 6***  
  W2 Minnesota–Duluth 5  
W2 Minnesota–Duluth 4 4 8
E3 Harvard 2 2 4  
  E1 Rensselaer 2
  E4 Providence 1
W1 Michigan State 3 2 5  
E4 Providence 2 4 6  
  E4 Providence 4*** Third Place Game
  E2 Boston College 3  
E2 Boston College 5 4 9 W2 Minnesota–Duluth 7*
W3 Minnesota 7 1 8   E2 Boston College 6

Note: * denotes overtime period(s)

Player statsEdit

Scoring leaders[6]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
Watson, BillBill Watson Junior Minnesota−Duluth 46 49 60 109 48
Micheletti, PatPat Micheletti Junior Minnesota 44 48 48 96 154
Oates, AdamAdam Oates Junior Rensselaer 38 31 60 91 29
Simpson, CraigCraig Simpson Sophomore Michigan State 42 31 53 84 33
Fusco, ScottScott Fusco Junior Harvard 32 34 47 81 24
Christensen, MattMatt Christensen Junior Minnesota−Duluth 48 30 47 77 32
Erdall, RickRick Erdall Senior Minnesota 44 25 51 76 44
Army, TimTim Army Senior Providence 45 27 46 73 16
Carter, JohnJohn Carter Junior Rensselaer 37 43 29 72 52
Staszak, RayRay Staszak Sophomore Illinois–Chicago 38 37 35 72 98
Harlow, ScottScott Harlow Junior Boston College 44 34 38 72 45

Leading goaltenders[6]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
Essensa, BobBob Essensa Sophomore Michigan State 18 1059 15 2 0 29 2 .921 1.64
Jopling, BrianBrian Jopling Sophomore Rensselaer 12 454 5 1 0 18 0 .893 2.38
Puppa, DarenDaren Puppa Sophomore Rensselaer 32 1830 30 1 1 78 2 .901 2.56
Foster, NormNorm Foster Sophomore Michigan State 26 1531 22 4 0 67 0 .883 2.63
Blair, GrantGrant Blair Junior Harvard 31 1785 19 9 2 86 1 .901 2.89
Falle, JamieJamie Falle Junior Clarkson 29 1668 18 9 1 81 0 .895 2.91
Taillefer, TerryTerry Taillefer Sophomore Boston University 15 - - - - - - .902 3.01
Kosti, RickRick Kosti Sophomore Minnesota−Duluth 45 2736 33 9 3 146 0 .890 3.20
Healy, GlennGlenn Healy Senior Western Michigan 37 2171 21 14 2 118 0 .906 3.26
Brower, ScottScott Brower Junior North Dakota 31 - 15 12 2 - 2 .889 3.28

AwardsEdit

NCAAEdit

Award[7] Recipient
Hobey Baker Memorial Award Bill Watson, Minnesota–Duluth
Spencer Penrose Award (Coach of the Year) Len Ceglarski, Boston College
Most Outstanding Player in NCAA Tournament Chris Terreri, Providence

AHCA All-American Teams[8]
East First Team   Position   West First Team
Chris Terreri, Providence G Rick Kosti, Minnesota–Duluth
Dave Fretz, Clarkson D Norm Maciver, Minnesota–Duluth
Ken Hammond, Rensselaer D Dan McFall, Michigan State
Tim Army, Providence F Pat Micheletti, Minnesota
Scott Fusco, Harvard F Kelly Miller, Michigan State
Adam Oates, Rensselaer F Craig Simpson, Michigan State
F Bill Watson, Minnesota–Duluth
East Second Team   Position   West Second Team
Jeff Cooper, Colgate G Glenn Healy, Western Michigan
Jim Averill, Northeastern D Gary Haight, Michigan State
Peter Taglianetti, Providence D Tim Thomas, Wisconsin
Doug Brown, Boston College F Tony Granato, Wisconsin
John Carter, Rensselaer F Steve Moria, Alaska-Fairbanks
Bob Sweeney, Boston College F Ray Staszak, Illinois-Chicago

CCHAEdit

Awards[9] Recipient
Player of the Year Ray Staszak, Illinois-Chicago
Rookie of the Year Paul Ysebaert, Bowling Green
Coach of the Year Ron Mason, Michigan State
Most Valuable Player in Tournament Norm Foster, Michigan State

All-CCHA Teams[10]
First Team   Position   Second Team
Bob Essensa, Michigan State G Glenn Healy, Western Michigan
Gary Haight, Michigan State D Dan McFall, Michigan State
Don McSween, Michigan State D Mike Rousseau, Ohio State
Craig Simpson, Michigan State F Jamie Wansbrough, Bowling Green
Ray Staszak, Illinois-Chicago F Allan Butler, Lake Superior State
Kelly Miller, Michigan State F Tom Anastos, Michigan State

ECACEdit

Award[11] Recipient
Player of the Year Scott Fusco, Harvard
Rookie of the Year Joe Nieuwendyk, Cornell
Most Outstanding Player in Tournament Daren Puppa, Rensselaer

All-ECAC Hockey Teams[12]
First Team   Position   Second Team
Jeff Cooper, Colgate G Grant Blair, Harvard
Dave Fretz, Clarkson D Peter Sawkins, Yale
Ken Hammond, Rensselaer D Steve Tuite, St. Lawrence
John Carter, Rensselaer F Duanne Moeser, Cornell
Scott Fusco, Harvard F Peter Natyshak, Cornell
Adam Oates, Rensselaer F Randy Wood, Yale

Hockey EastEdit

Award[13] Recipient
Player of the Year Chris Terreri, Providence
Rookie of the Year Ken Hodge, Boston College
Coach of the Year Award Len Ceglarski, Boston College
William Flynn Tournament Most Valuable Player Chris Terreri, Providence

All-Hockey East Teams[14][15]
First Team   Position   Second Team
Chris Terreri, Providence G Bruce Racine, Northeastern
Jim Averill, Northeastern D Scott Shaunessy, Boston University
Peter Taglianetti, Providence D Paul Ames, Lowell
Tim Army, Providence F Doug Brown, Boston College
John Cullen, Boston University F Bob Sweeney, Boston College
Rod Isbister, Northeastern F Scott Harlow, Boston College
Rookie Team   Position  
Bruce Racine, Northeastern G
Shawn Whitham, Providence D
Paul Cavallini, Providence D
Ken Hodge, Boston College F
Jon Morris, Lowell F
Steve Leach, New Hampshire F
Clark Donatelli, Boston University F

WCHAEdit

Award[16] Recipient
Most Valuable Player Bill Watson, Minnesota-Duluth
Freshman of the Year Brett Hull, Minnesota-Duluth
Coach of the Year Mike Sertich, Minnesota-Duluth

All-WCHA Teams[17]
First Team   Position   Second Team
Rick Kosti, Minnesota-Duluth G John Blue, Minnesota
Tim Thomas, Wisconsin D Rob Doyle, Colorado College
Norm Maciver, Minnesota-Duluth D Doug Clarkem Colorado College
Bill Watson, Minnesota-Duluth F Matt Christensen, Minnesota-Duluth
Pat Micheletti, Minnesota F Corey Millen, Minnesota
Jim Archibald, North Dakota F Tony Granato, Wisconsin

ReferencesEdit

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  2. "2008-09 ECAC Hockey Media Guide", ECAC Hockey. Retrieved on 2014-06-29. 
  3. "2013-14 Hockey East Media Guide", Hockey East. Retrieved on 2014-06-29. 
  4. "2008-09 WCHA Yearbook 113-128", WCHA. Retrieved on 2014-06-29. 
  5. "NCAA Tournament", College Hockey Historical Archives. Retrieved on May 19, 2013. 
  6. 6.0 6.1 1984-85 NCAA Division I Statistics. Elite Prospects. Retrieved on 2016-06-04.
  7. "NCAA Division I Awards", College Hockey Historical Archives. Retrieved on June 11, 2013. 
  8. "Men's Ice Hockey Award Winners", NCAA.org. Retrieved on June 11, 2013. 
  9. "CCHA Awards", College Hockey Historical Archives. Retrieved on May 19, 2013. 
  10. "CCHA All-Teams", College Hockey Historical Archives. Retrieved on May 19, 2013. 
  11. "ECAC Awards", College Hockey Historical Archives. Retrieved on May 19, 2013. 
  12. "ECAC All-Teams", College Hockey Historical Archives. Retrieved on May 19, 2013. 
  13. "Hockey East Awards", College Hockey Historical Archives. Retrieved on May 19, 2013. 
  14. "Hockey East All-Teams", College Hockey Historical Archives. Retrieved on May 19, 2013. 
  15. "Hockey East All-Rookie Teams", College Hockey Historical Archives. Retrieved on May 19, 2013. 
  16. "WCHA Awards", College Hockey Historical Archives. Retrieved on May 19, 2013. 
  17. "WCHA All-Teams", College Hockey Historical Archives. Retrieved on May 19, 2013. 

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