2014–15 NCAA Division I men's ice hockey season

The 2014–15 NCAA Division I men's ice hockey season began in October 2014 and ended with the 2015 NCAA Division I Men's Ice Hockey Tournament's championship game in April 2015. This was the 68th season in which an NCAA ice hockey championship was held, and the 120th year overall in which an NCAA school fielded a team.

Conference realignment

The only conference membership change in the 2014 offseason was the move of the Connecticut Huskies from Atlantic Hockey to Hockey East, which was already home to the UConn women's team.

School Former Conference New Conference
Connecticut Huskies Atlantic Hockey Hockey East

Polls

Pre-season

The top 20 from USCHO.com, September 29, 2014, and the top 15 from USA Today/USA Hockey Magazine, September 29, 2014.[1][2] First place votes are in parentheses.

USCHO.com
Ranking Team
1 Minnesota (36)
2 North Dakota (2)
3 Providence (2)
4 Boston College
5 Union (9)
6 Colgate (1)
7 St. Cloud
8 Michigan
9 Ferris State
10 Wisconsin (1)
11 Miami (OH)
11 Notre Dame
13 Minnesota State
14 Cornell
15 Quinnipiac
16 Northeastern
17 UMass Lowell
18 Denver
19 New Hampshire
20 Boston University
USA Today/USA Hockey Magazine
Ranking Team
1 Minnesota (32)
2 North Dakota (1)
3 Providence
4 Boston College
5 Colgate
6 St. Cloud
7 Michigan
8 Union (1)
9 Miami (OH)
10 Ferris State
11 Notre Dame
12 Wisconsin
13 Minnesota State
14 Cornell
15 Denver

Regular season

Standings

    Conference record Overall record
    GP W L T PTS GF GA GP W L T GF GA
    Robert Morris 281954421066637248513390
    Canisius28157636786037181279582
    #16 RIT *281495339062402015512196
    Bentley281495337667371715510092
    Mercyhurst28141133190873919164116122
    Holy Cross281211529686137141858487
    Air Force28131232982824116214109130
    Sacred Heart2810126267782381319696113
    Army28816420608434822468108
    American International284177156910736425787155
    Niagara285194146510339728485157
    Championship: March 21, 2015
    indicates conference regular season champion; * indicates conference tournament champion
    Rankings: USCHO.com Top 20 Poll; updated March 23, 2015
      Conference record Overall record
      GP W L T SOW PTS GF GA GP W L T GF GA
      #12 Minnesota*20125303981543923133137982
      Michigan State201172237474235171628380
      #20 Michigan20128003688603722150143107
      Penn State20109103162663718154119113
      Ohio State2081110265671361419398117
      Wisconsin202153211347535426559129
      Championship: March 21, 2015
      indicates conference regular season champion; * indicates conference tournament champion
      Rankings: USCHO.com Top 20 Poll; updated March 14, 2015
        2014–15 ECAC Hockey men's standings
        Conference record Overall record
        GP W L T PTS GF GA GP W L T GF GA
        #14 Quinnipiac221633356037392312410689
        St. Lawrence221471297041372014311375
        #15 Yale22126428603733181058654
        #19 Colgate221174265351382212410282
        Dartmouth22128226645533171249178
        #11 Harvard*221183257154372113312192
        Cornell2299422454631111465768
        Clarkson22811319494737122058187
        Rensselaer228122185366411226377131
        Union2281311758633919182122104
        Brown22514313448031820365112
        Princeton222182625753042333999
        Championship: March 21, 2015
        indicates conference regular season champion (Cleary Cup)
        * indicates conference tournament champion (Whitelaw Cup)
        Rankings: USCHO.com Top 20 Poll; updated March 9, 2015
          2014–15 Hockey East men's standings
          Conference record Overall record
          GP W L T PTS GF GA GP W L T GF GA
          #2 Boston University *22145331885541288515895
          #1 Providence221381276137412613212384
          #13 Boston College221273276050382114310791
          #17 Massachusetts–Lowell2211742670523921126134101
          Notre Dame2210752564544218195126116
          Northeastern2211922470693616164107107
          Vermont221093236253412215411091
          New Hampshire22101112166684019192119109
          Connecticut227114184274361019766111
          Maine2281221864743914223108127
          Merrimack22514313385638161848193
          Massachusetts2251611159102361123299152
          Championship: March 21, 2015
          indicates conference regular season champion; * indicates conference tournament champion
          Rankings: USCHO.com Top 20 Poll; updated March 9, 2015
            Conference record Overall record
            GP W L T SOW PTS GF GA GP W L T GF GA
            #3 North Dakota2416620507255422910313894
            #8 Miami * 24149114473604025141130100
            #4 Omaha2412843436756392013610590
            #5 Denver24131011417968402414213199
            #6 Minnesota–Duluth2412930396859402116311597
            #10 St. Cloud State24111210346956402019110997
            Western Michigan2461354275173371418598107
            Colorado College242193110439535626374136
            Championship: March 21, 2015
            indicates conference regular season champion; * indicates conference tournament champion
            Rankings: USCHO.com Top 20 Poll; updated March 23, 2015
              Conference record Overall record
              GP W L T PTS GF GA GP W L T GF GA
              #7 Minnesota State *28214345984740298314577
              #9 Michigan Tech2821524410348412910214474
              #18 Bowling Green281783378766392311511993
              Alaska^281412230756934191329281
              Bemidji State2812115297362381617510190
              Ferris State281314127665840182028888
              Northern Michigan2811134265971381418686100
              Alabama–Huntsville28720115449538826462121
              Lake Superior State28720115449138828260131
              Alaska Anchorage28521212529434822470107
              Championship: March 21, 2015
              indicates conference regular season champion (MacNaughton Cup); * indicates conference tournament champion (Broadmoor Trophy)
              ^ indicates ineligible for postseason play due to NCAA sanctions
              Rankings: USCHO.com Top 20 Poll; updated March 9, 2015

              2015 NCAA Tournament

              Regional Semi-finals Regional Finals Frozen Four National Championship
                          
              1 Minnesota State 1
              4 RIT 2
              4 RIT 0
              Midwest Regional
              2 Omaha 4
              2 Omaha 4
              3 Harvard 1
              MW2 Omaha 1
              E4 Providence 4
              1 Miami 5
              4 Providence 7
              4 Providence 4
              East Regional
              2 Denver 1
              2 Denver 5
              3 Boston College 2
              E4 Providence 4
              NE1 Boston University 3
              1 North Dakota 4
              4 Quinnipiac 1
              1 North Dakota 4
              West Regional
              3 St. Cloud State 1
              2 Michigan Tech 2
              3 St. Cloud State 3*
              W1 North Dakota 3
              NE1 Boston University 5
              1 Boston University 3*
              4 Yale 2
              1 Boston University 3
              Northeast Regional
              2 Minnesota–Duluth 2
              2 Minnesota–Duluth 4
              3 Minnesota 1

              Note: * denotes overtime period(s)

              Player stats[3]

              Scoring leaders

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

              Player Class Team GP G A Pts PIM
              Jack EichelFreshmanBoston University4026457128
              Evan RodriguesSeniorBoston University4121406131
              Jimmy VeseyJuniorHarvard3732265821
              Matt GarbowskySeniorRIT4026285428
              Zach HymanSeniorMichigan3722325410
              Josh MitchellJuniorRIT4016365232
              Daniel CiampiniSeniorUnion3926245030
              Danny O'ReganJuniorBoston University4123275026
              Mike VecchioneSophomoreUnion3919315020
              Kyle CriscuoloJuniorHarvard3717314812

              Leading goaltenders

              GP = Games played; Min = Minutes played; W = Wins; L = Losses; T = Ties; GA = Goals against; SO = Shutouts; SV% = Save percentage; GAA = Goals against average

              Player Class Team GP Min W L T GA SO SV% GAA
              Alex LyonSophomoreYale321925:0517105527.9391.62
              Stephon WilliamsJuniorMinnesota State351999:152563555.9251.65
              Jamie PhillipsJuniorMichigan Tech412417:182892706.9331.74
              Michael BitzerFreshmanBemidji State281730:0614113524.9291.80
              Kyle HaytonFreshmanSt. Lawrence362186:0520133715.9371.95
              Ryan MassaSeniorOmaha291652:401486542.9391.96
              Keegan AsmundsonSeniorCanisius261527:111384502.9301.96
              James KrugerJuniorDartmouth261575:361394523.9261.98
              Sean CahillSeniorAlaska16967:50961322.9191.98
              Mitch GillamSophomoreCornell271476:22995491.9271.99

              Awards

              References

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              2. "Preseason: Men's College Hockey Poll". September 29, 2014.
              3. "Men's Division I Hockey Overall Statistics: 2014-2015". USCHO.com. 2014-10-17.
              4. "Men's Ice Hockey Award Winners" (PDF). NCAA.org. Retrieved 2013-07-05.
              5. "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 2015-04-09. Retrieved 2015-03-21.CS1 maint: archived copy as title (link)
              6. "AHA All-Teams". College Hockey Historical Archives. Retrieved 2013-07-05.
              7. "AHA All-Rookie Teams". College Hockey Historical Archives. Retrieved 2013-07-05.
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              17. "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 2015-03-21. Retrieved 2015-03-20.CS1 maint: archived copy as title (link)
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              20. "Minnesota State's Hastings wins Spencer Penrose Award as top Division I men's coach". USCHO.com. April 8, 2015. Retrieved August 7, 2015.
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