This is the 2017-18 Minnesota Intercollegiate Athletic Conference Men's Hockey season.
In January of 2018, the men's and women's Hamline Pipers teams begin playing and practicing in the TRIA Rink at Treasure Island Center, which will also be the practice facility for the Minnesota Wild of the National Hockey League.
The MIAC uses a system where teams are awarded three points for a regulation or overtime win, two points for a shootout win, one point for a shootout loss, no points for an regulation or overtime loss. The NCAA allows shootout for conference games; but, considers games determined in a shootout to be a tie for record keeping purposes and these standings reflect the NCAA policy for W-L-T but the Pts totals are based on the conference's system.
|Minnesota Intercollegiate Athletic Conference||Overall Record|
|St. Thomas Tommies||16||11||4||1||52||40||34||26||16||9||1||81||62|
|St. John's Johnnies||16||11||5||0||58||36||33||26||16||8||2||86||60|
|Gustavus Adolphus Golden Gusties||16||9||7||0||46||33||27||28||12||13||3||69||66|
|St. Mary's Cardinals||16||6||7||3||42||53||22||25||9||12||4||70||87|
|St. Olaf Oles||16||6||8||2||42||48||21||24||9||12||3||67||78|
Ed Saugestad Trophy Conference TournamentEdit
The top five teams qualify for the single elimination tournament. The 4th seed plays the fifth seed in the first round. The top seed plays the first round winner and the 2nd seed plays the 3 seed in the semifinals. The semifinal winners meet for the conference championship, the Saugestad Cup, and the conference's automatic bid to the 2018 NCAA Division III Men's Ice Hockey Tournament.
- Gustavus Adolphus Golden Gusties defeated St. Thomas Tommies 4-3
- Augsburg Auggies defeated St. John's Johnnies 4-3