2009–10 NCAA Division I men's ice hockey season

The 2009–10 NCAA Division I men's ice hockey season began on October 8, 2009 and concluded with the 2010 NCAA Division I Men's Ice Hockey Tournament's championship game on April 10, 2010 at Ford Field in Detroit, Michigan. Denver and Miami entered the season as the nations' two top ranked teams. This was the 63rd season in which an NCAA ice hockey championship was held and is the 115th year overall where an NCAA school fielded a team.

Pre-season polls

The top 20 from USCHO.com/CBS College Sports, October 5, 2009, and the top 15 from USA Today/USA Hockey Magazine, September 29, 2009.[1]

USCHO.com/CBS College Sports
Ranking Team
1 Denver (20)
2 Boston University (17)
3 Michigan (2)
4 Miami (5)
5 Notre Dame (2)
6 North Dakota
7 Cornell
8 Yale
9 Minnesota
10 Princeton
11 Massachusetts–Lowell
12 Boston College
13 Wisconsin
14 Vermont
15 St. Cloud State
16 New Hampshire
17 Ohio State
18 Minnesota–Duluth
19 Air Force
20 Northeastern
USA Today/USA Hockey Magazine
Ranking Team
1 Miami (4)
2 Denver (13)
3 Boston University (12)
4 Michigan
5 Notre Dame (5)
6 Minnesota
7 Cornell
8 North Dakota
9 Princeton
10 Massachusetts–Lowell
11 Yale
12 Boston College
13 St. Cloud State
14 Wisconsin
15 Vermont

Regular season

Standings

Conference Overall
GP W L T PTS GF GA GP W L T GF GA
#10 RIT†*2822514510951412812114590
Sacred Heart2816933599863821134131123
Air Force281486348670371615610396
Mercyhurst281510333103703815203121118
Canisius28131143097893717155125122
Army2810126268083361118798114
Holy Cross2810135257074371219687102
Bentley28101532378105351219494123
Connecticut28619315489137727359135
American International285194145911033524469131
Championship: RIT
indicates conference regular season champion
* indicates conference tournament champion
Final rankings: USA Today/USA Hockey Magazine Top 15 Poll
Conference Overall
GP W L T SW PTS GF GA GP W L T GF GA
#3 Miami2821252701003944298714786
Michigan State2814862507364381913611597
#14 Ferris State2813964497966402113611892
#13 Northern Michigan28139634886724120138124104
#15 Alaska280^28^0^0^457370390^39^0^10893
Nebraska–Omaha281312324485834220166124116
#8 Michigan*281413104383694526181148102
Ohio State281012644081933915186110122
Notre Dame2891272366576381317890102
Lake Superior State28101532356690381518593118
Bowling Green2841865235810236525671138
Western Michigan284177221628736820876104
Championship: Michigan
indicates conference regular season champion
* indicates conference tournament champion
Final rankings: USA Today/USA Hockey Magazine Top 15 Poll
^ Alaska was retroactively required to forfeit all wins and ties due to player ineligibilities.[2]
Conference Overall
GP W L T PTS GF GA GP W L T GF GA
#12 Bemidji State181431297140372310412887
Robert Morris18693154760351019694121
Alabama–Huntsville*18610214425433121837389
Niagara1861021453593612204107118
Championship: Alabama–Huntsville
indicates conference regular season champion
* indicates conference tournament champion
Final rankings: USA Today/USA Hockey Magazine Top 15 Poll
Conference Overall
GP W L T PTS GF GA GP W L T GF GA
#6 Yale2215523292723421103141105
#9 Cornell*22145331744334219410767
Union2212642881603921126134100
Colgate2212822678703615156118119
St. Lawrence229852362614219167118121
Rensselaer2210932364583918174109108
Quinnipiac22111102271634020182123114
Princeton228122186576311216391103
Harvard22712317617033921382113
Dartmouth227123176979321019396115
Brown2261241664953713204103134
Clarkson22415311508437924492136
Championship: Cornell
indicates conference regular season champion (Cleary Cup)
* indicates conference tournament champion (Whitelaw Cup)
Final rankings: USA Today/USA Hockey Magazine Top 15 Poll
Conference Overall
GP W L T PTS GF GA GP W L T GF GA
#11 New Hampshire2715663698773918147131122
#1 Boston College*2716833599614229103171104
Boston University27131222893913818173123124
Maine27131222895903919173143130
Massachusetts–Lowell2712114288272391916411492
Merrimack27121322682853716192109116
Massachusetts27131402672863618180105117
Vermont2791172578823917157113112
Northeastern2711142247087341616293100
Providence27518414468434102046899
Championship: Boston College
indicates conference regular season champion
* indicates conference tournament champion
Final rankings: USA Today/USA Hockey Magazine Top 15 Poll
Conference Overall
GP W L T PTS GF GA GP W L T GF GA
#4 Denver281954429265412710413399
#2 Wisconsin28178337109764328114171111
#5 St. Cloud State2815943490774324145138122
Minnesota–Duluth28161113390774022171126109
#7 North Dakota*2815103338961432513514091
Colorado College28121332788853919173123113
Minnesota28121422680763918192106110
Minnesota State2891722075923916203110112
Alaska–Anchorage2891722066106361123287141
Michigan Tech28424085911836530174148
Championship: North Dakota
indicates conference regular season champion
* indicates conference tournament champion
Final rankings: USA Today/USA Hockey Magazine Top 15 Poll

2010 NCAA Tournament[3]

Regional Semifinals Regional Finals Frozen Four National Championship
            
1 Miami 2
4 Alabama–Huntsville 1
1 Miami 3**
Midwest Regional
3 Michigan 2
2 Bemidji State 1
3 Michigan 5
MW1 Miami 1
NE1 Boston College 7
1 Boston College 3
4 Alaska 1
1 Boston College 9
Northeast Regional
3 Yale 7
2 North Dakota 2
3 Yale 3
NE1 Boston College 5
W1 Wisconsin 0
1 Denver 1
4 RIT 2
4 RIT 6
East Regional
2 New Hampshire 2
2 Cornell 2
3 New Hampshire 6
E4 RIT 1
W1 Wisconsin 8
1 Wisconsin 3
4 Vermont 2
1 Wisconsin 5
West Regional
2 St. Cloud State 3
2 St. Cloud State 4**
3 Northern Michigan 3

Note: * denotes overtime period(s)

Player stats

Scoring leaders

The following players led the league in points at the conclusion of the season.[4]

GP = Games played; G = Goals; A = Assists; Pts = Points; PIM = Penalty minutes

Player Class Team GP G A Pts PIM
Gustav NyquistSophomoreMaine3919426120
Derek StepanSophomoreWisconsin411242548
Cam AtkinsonSophomoreBoston College4230235330
Bobby ButlerSeniorNew Hampshire3929245320
Cory ConacherJuniorCanisius3520335336
Nick JohnsonSeniorSacred Heart3827255251
Chase PolacekJuniorRPI3926265248
Michael DaviesSeniorWisconsin4120325248
Brendan SmithJuniorWisconsin4215375276
James MarcouJuniorMassachusetts3611405136

Leading goaltenders

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.[4]

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
Cody ReichardSophomoreMiami271,570:481943495.9211.87
Ben ScrivensSeniorCornell342,018:282194637.9341.87
Connor KnappSophomoreMiami201,126:441044374.9211.97
Carter HuttonSeniorMassachusetts–Lowell271,614:1213122554.9282.04
Corey MilanJuniorUnion17960:49943331.9172.06
Marc CheverieJuniorDenver352,044:272463716.9322.08
Jared DeMichielSeniorRIT382,270:0827101796.9212.09
Brad EidsnessSophomoreNorth Dakota412,387:5424104843.9142.11
Pat NagleJuniorFerris State261,496:0512103531.9232.13
Scott GreenhamSophomoreAlaska392,295:3418129844.9192.20

Awards

NCAA

Atlantic Hockey

CCHA

CHA

ECAC

Hockey East

WCHA

See also

References

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  2. "NCAA bans Nanooks from postseason, takes away victories". Anchorage Daily News. 2014-11-05. Retrieved 2018-05-03.
  3. "NCAA Tournament". College Hockey Historical Archives. Retrieved July 5, 2013.
  4. "Men's Division I Hockey Overall Statistics: 2009-2010". USCHO.com. Retrieved 2010-12-26.
  5. "Men's Ice Hockey Award Winners" (PDF). NCAA.org. Retrieved 2013-07-05.
  6. "AHA Awards". College Hockey Historical Archives. Retrieved 2013-07-05.
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