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The 1986–87 NCAA Division I men's ice hockey season began in October 1986 and concluded with the 1987 NCAA Division I Men's Ice Hockey Tournament's championship game on March 28, 1987 at the Joe Louis Arena in Detroit, Michigan. This was the 40th season in which an NCAA ice hockey championship was held and is the 92nd year overall where an NCAA school fielded a team.

Regular seasonEdit

Season tournamentsEdit

Tournament Dates Teams Champion
Rensselaer Holiday Tournament November 28–29 4 Ferris State
Jeep/Nissan Classic December 20–21 4 Minnesota
Syracuse Invitational December 26–27 4 Bowling Green
Great Lakes Invitational December 27–28 4 Western Michigan
Schweppes Invitational December 27–28 4 Ohio State
Auld Lang Syne Classic December 30–31 4 New Hampshire
Phoenix Mutual Classic January 2–3 4 Cornell
Beanpot February 2, 9 4 Boston University

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

1986–87 Central Collegiate Hockey Association standings
Conference Overall
GP W L T PTS GF GA GP W L T GF GA
Bowling Green 32 24 6 2 50 181 121 45 33 10 2 238 160
Michigan State* 32 23 8 1 47 163 117 45 33 10 2 231 156
Lake Superior State 32 19 11 2 40 143 130 40 22 16 2 181 168
Illinois-Chicago 32 18 13 1 37 148 118 39 21 17 1 176 154
Western Michigan 32 16 16 0 32 155 144 43 23 20 0 219 187
Ohio State 32 12 19 1 25 132 168 43 19 23 1 188 211
Michigan 32 11 20 1 23 153 174 40 14 25 1 188 220
Ferris State 32 9 23 0 18 114 152 43 16 27 0 157 197
Miami 32 8 24 0 16 127 192 39 8 31 0 151 232
Championship: Michigan State
indicates conference regular season champion
* indicates conference tournament champion
1986–87 ECAC Hockey standings
Conference Overall
GP W L T PTS GF GA GP W L T GF GA
Harvard†* 22 20 2 0 40 106 43 34 28 6 0 160 77
Colgate 22 15 6 1 31 111 85 33 23 9 1 170 116
St. Lawrence 22 14 7 1 30 109 73 35 24 11 0 180 114
Yale 22 13 9 0 29 77 71 30 15 12 3 101 113
Clarkson 22 12 10 0 26 84 66 31 17 13 1 117 101
Vermont 22 9 13 0 24 75 82 32 18 14 0 125 120
Rensselaer 22 9 13 0 18 81 75 33 13 18 2 123 98
Brown 22 9 13 0 18 83 102 27 11 16 0 103 128
Cornell 22 8 14 0 16 84 94 27 11 16 0 106 114
Princeton 22 7 14 1 15 67 87 26 8 17 1 81 107
Army 22 6 16 0 12 64 109 29 9 19 1 89 130
Dartmouth 22 2 19 1 5 57 109 25 2 22 1 63 127
Championship: Harvard
indicates conference regular season champion
* indicates conference tournament champion
1986–87 Great West Hockey Conference standings
Conference Overall
GP W L T PTS GF GA GP W L T GF GA
Alaska–Anchorage 16 9 6 1 19 75 66 30 19 9 2 152 114
U.S. International 16 7 8 1 15 - - 35 17 17 1 - -
Alaska–Fairbanks 16 7 9 0 14 - - 27 17 10 0 172 173
indicates conference regular season champion
1986–87 Hockey East standings
Conference Overall
GP W L T PTS GF GA GP W L T GF GA
Boston College†* 32 26 6 0 52 203 121 39 31 8 0 233 145
Lowell 32 20 10 2 42 146 136 36 22 12 2 166 163
Maine 32 19 12 1 39 159 117 42 24 16 2 196 151
Boston University 32 15 14 3 33 134 132 37 19 15 3 158 146
Northeastern 32 11 18 3 25 110 139 37 13 21 3 126 167
Providence 32 7 22 3 17 104 156 33 7 23 3 106 161
New Hampshire 32 5 24 3 13 105 179 38 8 27 3 124 204
Championship: Boston College
indicates conference regular season champion
* indicates conference tournament champion
1986–87 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 - - - 29 19 10 0 152 110
Kent State 0 0 0 0 - - - 32 19 13 0 - -
Merrimack 0 0 0 0 - - - 36 29 7 0 206 84
Notre Dame 0 0 0 0 - - - 30 10 19 1 103 122
1986–87 Western Collegiate Hockey Association standings
Conference Overall
GP W L T PTS GF GA GP W L T GF GA
North Dakota†* 35 29 6 0 58 200 94 48 40 8 0 264 129
Minnesota 35 25 9 1 51 176 123 49 34 14 1 248 165
Denver 35 16 16 3 35 150 149 40 19 18 3 182 172
Wisconsin 35 17 17 1 35 127 134 42 23 18 1 160 155
Northern Michigan 35 16 18 1 33 131 144 40 18 21 1 151 164
Colorado College 35 12 22 1 25 143 151 42 17 24 1 171 176
Michigan Tech 35 11 23 1 23 118 182 40 11 28 1 130 218
Minnesota-Duluth 35 11 23 1 23 114 163 39 11 27 1 121 184
Championship: Wisconsin
indicates conference regular season champion
* indicates conference tournament champion

1987 NCAA Tournament[5]Edit

  Quarterfinals
March 20–21
Semifinals
March 26–27
National Championship
March 28
                                 
E1 Boston College 1 3 4  
W4 Minnesota 4 2 6  
  W4 Minnesota 3  
  W2 Michigan State 5  
W2 Michigan State 6 5 11
E3 Maine 2 3 5  
  W2 Michigan State 3
  W1 North Dakota 5
W1 North Dakota 3 6 9  
E4 St. Lawrence 1 3 4  
  W1 North Dakota 5 Third Place Game
  E2 Harvard 2  
E2 Harvard 7 3 10 W4 Minnesota 6
W3 Bowling Green 1 0 1   E2 Harvard 3

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
Hrkac, TonyTony Hrkac Sophomore North Dakota 48 46 70 116 48
Messier, MitchMitch Messier Senior Michigan State 45 44 48 92 89
Joyce, BobBob Joyce Junior North Dakota 48 52 37 89 42
Gagné, WayneWayne Gagné Senior Western Michigan 43 13 76 89 38
Brebant, RickRick Brebant Junior Ohio State 42 35 51 86 50
Ysebaert, PaulPaul Ysebaert Junior Bowling Green 45 27 58 85 44
Janney, CraigCraig Janney Sophomore Boston College 37 28 55 83 6
Miller, KevinKevin Miller Junior Michigan State 45 25 56 81 63
Shibicky, BillBill Shibicky Senior Michigan State 42 43 36 79 100
Bryden, RobRob Bryden Senior Western Michigan 43 46 32 78 82
Jones, BradBrad Jones Senior Michigan 40 32 46 78 64

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
McEvoy, RichardRichard McEvoy Senior Harvard 24 1460 19 5 0 54 4 .915 2.22
Belfour, EdEd Belfour Freshman North Dakota 33 2049 29 4 0 81 3 .915 2.43
Essensa, BobBob Essensa Senior Michigan State 25 1381 19 3 1 64 0 .884 2.78
Yearwood, ScottScott Yearwood Junior St. Lawrence 28 1456 - - - 72 1 .905 2.94
Fletcher, JohnJohn Fletcher Freshman Clarkson 23 1240 11 8 - 62 4 .907 3.00
Brower, ScottScott Brower Junior North Dakota 15 803 11 4 0 44 0 .865 3.09
King, ScottScott King Freshman Maine 21 1111 11 6 1 58 0 .894 3.13
Blue, JohnJohn Blue Junior Minnesota 33 1889 21 9 1 99 3 .889 3.14
Duncan, SteveSteve Duncan Freshman Rensselaer 12 398 2 3 1 21 0 .904 3.16
Ryan, BradBrad Ryan Junior Illinois-Chicago 16 925 9 4 1 49 0 .889 3.18

AwardsEdit

NCAAEdit

Award[7] Recipient
Hobey Baker Memorial Award Tony Hrkac, North Dakota
Spencer Penrose Award (Coach of the Year) Gino Gasparini, North Dakota
Most Outstanding Player in NCAA Tournament Tony Hrkac, North Dakota

AHCA All-American Teams[8]
East First Team   Position   West First Team
Bruce Racine, Northeastern G Gary Kruzich, Bowling Green
Mark Benning, Harvard D Wayne Gagné, Western Michigan
Brian Leetch, Boston College D Ian Kidd, North Dakota
Craig Janney, Boston College F Tony Hrkac, North Dakota
Lane MacDonald, Harvard F Bob Joyce, North Dakota
Joe Nieuwendyk, Cornell F Mitch Messier, Michigan State
East Second Team   Position   West Second Team
Scott Yearwood, St. Lawrence G Ed Belfour, North Dakota
Hank Lammens, Harvard D Rob Doyle, Colorado College
Eric Weinrich, Maine D Don McSween, Michigan State
Pete Lappin, St. Lawrence F Gary Emmons, Northern Michigan
Jon Morris, Lowell F Tony Granato, Wisconsin
Kevin Stevens, Boston College F Brad Jones, Michigan

CCHAEdit

Awards[9] Recipient
Player of the Year Wayne Gagné, Western Michigan
Rookie of the Year Nelson Emerson, Bowling Green
Coach of the Year Val Belmonte, Illinois-Chicago
Most Valuable Player in Tournament Bobby Reynolds, Michigan State

All-CCHA Teams[10]
First Team   Position   Second Team
Gary Kruzich, Bowling Green G Bill Horn, Western Michigan
Wayne Gagné, Western Michigan D Brian McKee, Bowling Green
Don McSween, Michigan State D Jeff Norton, Michigan
Mitch Messier, Michigan State F Paul Ysebaert, Bowling Green
Brad Jones, Michigan F Bill Shibicky, Michigan State
Iain Duncan, Bowling Green F Rob Bryden, Western Michigan

ECACEdit

Award[11] Recipient
Player of the Year Joe Nieuwendyk, Cornell
Rookie of the Year John Fletcher, Clarkson
Coach of the Year Tim Taylor, Yale
Most Outstanding Player in Tournament Lane MacDonald, Harvard

All-ECAC Hockey Teams[12]
First Team   Position   Second Team
Mike O'Neill, Yale G Scott Yearwood, St. Lawrence
G Wayne Crowley, Colgate
Randy Taylor, Harvard D Hank Lammens, St. Lawrence
Mark Benning, Harvard D Dave Baseggio, Yale
Joe Nieuwendyk, Cornell F Tim Barakett, Harvard
Lane MacDonald, Harvard F Pete Lappin, St. Lawrence
Bob Kudelski, Yale F John Messuri, Princeton

Hockey EastEdit

Award[13] Recipient
Player of the Year Brian Leetch, Boston College
Rookie of the Year Brian Leetch, Boston College
Coach of the Year Award Bill Riley Jr., Lowell
William Flynn Tournament Most Valuable Player Brian Leetch, Boston College

All-Hockey East Teams[14][15]
First Team   Position   Second Team
Bruce Racine, Northeastern G Dave Delfino, Lowell
Brian Leetch, Boston College D Jack Capuano, Maine
Eric Weinrich, Maine D Paul Ames, Lowell
Craig Janney, Boston College F Dan Shea, Boston College
Jon Morris, Lowell F Gord Cruickshank, Providence
Kevin Stevens, Boston College F John Cullen, Boston University
Rookie Team   Position  
Matt Merten, Providence G
Brian Leetch, Boston College D
Greg Brown, Boston College D
Dave Capuano, Maine F
Randy LeBrasseur, Lowell F
Rick Bennett, Providence F

WCHAEdit

Award[16] Recipient
Most Valuable Player Tony Hrkac, North Dakota
Freshman of the Year Dave Shields, Denver
Student-Athlete of the Year Tony Granato, Wisconsin
Coach of the Year Gino Gasparini, North Dakota

All-WCHA Teams[17]
First Team   Position   Second Team
Ed Belfour, North Dakota G Mike Richter, Wisconsin
Rob Doyle, Colorado College D Todd Richards, Minnesota
Ian Kidd, North Dakota D Guy Gosselin, Minnesota-Duluth
Tony Hrkac, North Dakota F Rick Boh, Colorado College
Bob Joyce, North Dakota F Paul Ranheim, Wisconsin
Gary Emmons, Northern Michigan F Corey Millen, Minnesota
F Tony Granato, Wisconsin

ReferencesEdit

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