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The 1985–86 NCAA Division I men's ice hockey season began in October 1985 and concluded with the 1986 NCAA Division I Men's Ice Hockey Tournament's championship game on March 29, 1986 at the Providence Civic Center in Providence, Rhode Island. This was the 39th season in which an NCAA ice hockey championship was held and is the 91st year overall where an NCAA school fielded a team.

The 1985–86 season was the first for the Great West Hockey Conference.

Regular seasonEdit

Season tournamentsEdit

Tournament Dates Teams Champion
Empire Cup November 29–30 4 St. Lawrence
Rensselaer Holiday Tournament November 29–30 4 Rensselaer
Syracuse Invitational December 27–28 4 RIT
Great Lakes Invitational December 28–29 4 Michigan State
Key Bank Tournament December 28–29 4 Toronto
Auld Lang Syne Classic December 30–31 4 Vermont
Thunderbird Centennial Classic January 3–4 4 Cornell
Beanpot February 3, 10 4 Boston University

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

1985–86 Central Collegiate Hockey Association standings
Conference Overall
GP W L T PTS GF GA GP W L T GF GA
Michigan State 32 23 7 2 48 177 124 45 34 9 2 245 161
Bowling Green 32 23 9 0 46 179 129 42 28 14 0 218 164
Western Michigan* 32 23 9 0 46 189 138 44 32 12 0 256 177
Lake Superior State 32 17 14 1 35 133 124 43 24 18 1 170 153
Ohio State 32 16 15 1 33 157 177 43 23 19 1 219 203
Ferris State 32 13 17 2 28 152 174 38 17 19 2 191 202
Illinois-Chicago 32 12 20 0 24 137 161 40 14 25 1 164 197
Michigan 32 10 22 0 20 151 184 38 12 26 0 182 222
Miami 32 3 27 2 8 113 177 38 8 28 2 158 201
Championship: Western Michigan
indicates conference regular season champion
* indicates conference tournament champion
1985–86 ECAC Hockey standings
Conference Overall
GP W L T PTS GF GA GP W L T GF GA
Harvard 21 18 3 0 36 129 53 34 25 8 1 187 95
Yale 21 15 6 0 30 104 72 30 20 10 0 160 116
Cornell* 21 13 6 2 28 101 74 32 21 7 4 145 104
Rensselaer 21 13 7 1 27 100 88 32 20 11 1 167 139
Clarkson 21 12 6 3 27 101 70 32 18 11 3 143 110
Vermont 21 11 10 0 22 64 63 31 17 13 1 102 99
St. Lawrence 21 10 11 0 20 92 92 31 16 15 0 145 150
Colgate 21 9 11 1 19 82 109 32 15 15 2 142 147
Princeton 21 7 13 0 15 76 82 30 11 17 2 109 111
Dartmouth 21 4 17 0 8 59 121 25 7 18 0 78 134
Army^ 11 2 9 0 4^ 36 57 30 18 11 1 154 111
Brown 21 3 18 0 6 63 127 23 4 19 0 73 134
Championship: Cornell
indicates conference regular season champion
* indicates conference tournament champion
^ Army played a half schedule
1985–86 Great West Hockey Conference standings
Conference Overall
GP W L T PTS GF GA GP W L T GF GA
U.S. International 12 9 3 0 18 - - 33 20 13 0 - -
Alaska–Fairbanks 12 6 5 1 13 - - 25 17 7 1 152 93
Northern Arizona 12 5 7 0 10 - - 28 11 17 0 135 179
Alaska–Anchorage 12 3 8 1 7 50 62 33 12 20 1 160 158
indicates conference regular season champion
1985–86 Hockey East standings
Conference Overall
GP W L T PTS GF GA GP W L T GF GA
Boston College 34 23 9 2 48 158 123 42 26 13 3 188 154
Boston University* 34 20 11 3 43 147 127 43 25 14 4 184 156
Northeastern 34 18 14 2 38 165 158 39 20 17 2 185 185
Providence 34 11 22 1 23 105 140 39 14 24 1 122 160
Maine 34 8 25 1 17 118 177 40 11 28 1 142 201
Lowell 34 5 27 2 12 118 166 42 11 29 2 156 205
New Hampshire 34 5 27 2 12 114 188 37 5 29 3 121 199
Championship: Boston University
indicates conference regular season champion
* indicates conference tournament champion
1985–86 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 15 13 0 129 133
Kent State 0 0 0 0 - - - 36 21 13 2 - -
Merrimack 0 0 0 0 - - - 33 19 12 2 181 126
Notre Dame 0 0 0 0 - - - 34 12 21 1 154 210
1985–86 Western Collegiate Hockey Association standings
Conference Overall
GP W L T PTS GF GA GP W L T GF GA
Denver†* 34 25 9 0 50 169 115 48 34 13 1 236 158
Minnesota 34 24 10 0 48 177 115 48 35 13 0 252 157
Wisconsin 34 23 11 0 46 172 136 42 27 15 0 206 173
Minnesota-Duluth 34 21 12 1 43 153 117 42 26 13 3 206 157
Northern Michigan 34 21 13 0 42 168 151 39 23 14 2 191 169
North Dakota 34 19 14 1 39 155 136 41 24 16 1 188 156
Colorado College 34 11 21 2 24 131 155 40 12 26 2 158 191
Michigan Tech 34 9 22 3 21 118 164 40 10 26 4 136 205
Championship: Denver
indicates conference regular season champion
* indicates conference tournament champion

1986 NCAA Tournament[5]Edit

  Quarterfinals
March 21–23
Semifinals
March 27–28
National Championship
March 29
                                 
E1 Boston University 4 3 7  
W4 Minnesota 6 5 11  
  W4 Minnesota 4  
  W2 Michigan State 6  
W2 Michigan State 6 4 10
E3 Boston College 4 2 6  
  W2 Michigan State 6
  E2 Harvard 5
W1 Denver 4 3 7  
E4 Cornell 2 4 6  
  W1 Denver 2 Third Place Game
  E2 Harvard 5  
E2 Harvard 4 7 11 W4 Minnesota 6
W3 Western Michigan 2 2 4   W1 Denver 4

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
Dorion, DanDan Dorion Senior Western Michigan 42 42 62 104 48
Gaume, DallasDallas Gaume Senior Denver 47 32 67 99 18
Donnelly, MikeMike Donnelly Senior Michigan State 44 59 38 97 65
Mathiasen, DwightDwight Mathiasen Junior Denver 48 40 49 89 48
Hull, BrettBrett Hull Sophomore Minnesota−Duluth 42 52 32 84 46
Thrun, TroyTroy Thrun Junior Western Michigan 44 33 51 84 20
Millen, CoreyCorey Millen Junior Minnesota 48 41 42 83 64
Micheletti, PatPat Micheletti Senior Minnesota 48 32 48 80 113
Burnie, StuStu Burnie Senior Western Michigan 42 43 36 79 78
Harlow, ScottScott Harlow Senior Boston College 42 38 41 79 48

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
Blue, JohnJohn Blue Sophomore Minnesota 29 1588 20 6 0 80 2 .890 3.02
Shawhan, JoeJoe Shawhan Junior Lake Superior State 20 - - - - - 1 - 3.03
Dadswell, DougDoug Dadswell Sophomore Cornell 30 1815 20 7 3 92 1 .914 3.04
Draper, TomTom Draper Junior Vermont 29 1697 15 12 1 87 1 .898 3.08
Olson, ChrisChris Olson Junior Denver - - - - - - 1 .900 3.12
Falle, JamieJamie Falle Senior Clarkson 31 1881 18 10 3 101 0 .888 3.22
Essensa, BobBob Essensa Junior Michigan State 23 1333 17 4 1 74 1 .881 3.33
Taillefer, TerryTerry Taillefer Junior Boston University 25 1651 - - - 93 - .893 3.38
Brower, ScottScott Brower Sophomore North Dakota 20 - - - - - 1 .886 3.47
Deraney, BobBob Deraney Junior Boston University - - - - - - - .894 3.48

AwardsEdit

NCAAEdit

Award[7] Recipient
Hobey Baker Memorial Award Scott Fusco, Harvard
Spencer Penrose Award (Coach of the Year) Ralph Backstrom, Denver
Most Outstanding Player in NCAA Tournament Mike Donnelly, Michigan State

AHCA All-American Teams[8]
East First Team   Position   West First Team
Doug Dadswell, Cornell G Gary Kruzich, Bowling Green
Cliff Abrecht, Princeton D Wayne Gagné, Western Michigan
Mike Dark, Rensselaer D Norm Maciver, Minnesota-Duluth
Scott Fusco, Harvard F Dallas Gaume, Denver
Scott Harlow, Boston College F Mike Donnelly, Michigan State
Joe Nieuwendyk, Cornell F Dan Dorion, Western Michigan
East Second Team   Position   West Second Team
Grant Blair, Harvard G Bill Horn, Western Michigan
Chris Terreri, Providence G Chris Olson, Denver
Mark Benning, Harvard D Don McSween, Michigan State
Jay Octeau, Boston University D Scott Sandelin, North Dakota
Andy Otto, Clarkson D
Doug Brown, Boston College F Jim Smith, Denver
John Cullen, Boston University F Matt Christensen, Minnesota-Duluth
Clark Donatelli, Boston University F Dwight Mathiasen, Michigan State
Randy Wood, Yale F Corey Millen, Minnesota
F Jamie Wansborough, Bowling Green

CCHAEdit

Awards[9] Recipient
Player of the Year Dan Dorion, Western Michigan
Rookie of the Year Joe Murphy, Michigan State
Coach of the Year Bill Wilkinson, Western Michigan
Most Valuable Player in Tournament Bill Horn, Western Michigan

All-CCHA Teams[10]
First Team   Position   Second Team
Gary Kruzich, Bowling Green G Bob Essensa, Michigan State
Don McSween, Michigan State D Brian McKee, Bowling Green
Wayne Gagné, Western Michigan D Chris MacDonald, Western Michigan
Mike Donnelly, Michigan State F Paul Ysebaert, Bowling Green
Jamie Wansborough, Bowling Green F Brad Jones, Michigan
Dan Dorion, Western Michigan F Stu Burnie, Western Michigan

ECACEdit

Award[11] Recipient
Player of the Year Scott Fusco, Harvard
Rookie of the Year John Messuri, Princeton
Most Outstanding Player in Tournament Doug Dadswell, Cornell

All-ECAC Hockey Teams[12]
First Team   Position   Second Team
Tom Draper, Vermont G Doug Dadswell, Cornell
Mike Dark, Rensselaer D Randy Taylor, Harvard
Cliff Abrecht, Princeton D Mark Benning, Harvard
D Chris Norton, Cornell
Scott Fusco, Harvard F Gerard Waslen, Colgate
Joe Nieuwendyk, Cornell F Bob Logan, Yale
Randy Wood, Yale F Tim Smith, Harvard

Hockey EastEdit

Award[13] Recipient
Player of the Year Scott Harlow, Boston College
Rookie of the Year Al Loring, Maine
Scott Young, Boston University
Coach of the Year Award Jack Parker, Boston University
William Flynn Tournament Most Valuable Player Peter Marshall, Boston University

All-Hockey East Teams[14]
First Team   Position   Second Team
Scott Gordon, Boston College G Terry Taillefer, Boston University
Scott Shaunessy, Boston University D Bob Emery, Boston College
Claude Lodin, Northeastern D Paul Fitzsimmons, Northeastern
David Quinn, Boston University D
Scott Harlow, Boston College F Gord Cruickshank, Providence
John Cullen, Boston University F Doug Brown, Boston College
Jay Heinbuck, Northeastern F Clark Donatelli, Boston University

WCHAEdit

Award[15] Recipient
Most Valuable Player Dallas Gaume, Denver
Freshman of the Year Mike Richter, Wisconsin
Coach of the Year Ralph Backstrom, Denver

All-WCHA Teams[16]
First Team   Position   Second Team
John Blue, Minnesota G Tom Allen, Denver
Norm Maciver, Minnesota-Duluth D Marty Wiitala, Wisconsin
Scott Sandelin, North Dakota D Rob Doyle, Colorado College
Dallas Gaume, Denver F Corey Millen, Minnesota
Gary Emmons, Northern Michigan F Pat Micheletti, Minnesota
Brett Hull, Minnesota-Duluth F Dwight Mathiasen, Denver

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 1985-86 NCAA Division I Statistics. Elite Prospects. Retrieved on 2016-06-04.
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  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. "WCHA Awards", College Hockey Historical Archives. Retrieved on May 19, 2013. 
  16. "WCHA All-Teams", College Hockey Historical Archives. Retrieved on May 19, 2013. 

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