2015–16 NCAA Division I men's ice hockey season

The 2015–16 NCAA Division I men's ice hockey season began in October 2015 and ended with the 2016 NCAA Division I Men's Ice Hockey Tournament's championship game on April 9, 2016.[1] This was the 69th season in which an NCAA ice hockey championship was held, and the 121st year overall in which an NCAA school fielded a team.

Polls

Regular season

Standings

    Conference record Overall record
    GP W L T PTS GF GA GP W L T GF GA
    Robert Morris 28186440116693924114158107
    Air Force281675378560372012511086
    Holy Cross281675378959361813510990
    Mercyhurst2815943486823617154108115
    #20 RIT *2814953393773918156118116
    Army28811925647438141598889
    Canisius2810135257282391222592121
    Bentley2891362474854014206106124
    Sacred Heart2810153237278371320496109
    Niagara28518515589537625671126
    American International286193155710539729380159
    Championship: March 19, 2016
    indicates conference regular season champion; * indicates conference tournament champion
    Final rankings: USCHO.com Top 20 Poll
      Conference record Overall record
      GP W L T SOW PTS GF GA GP W L T GF GA
      Minnesota20146004276583720170121108
      #6 Michigan*20125324110768382585181115
      Penn State20109113264723821134140122
      Ohio State2088412979773614184128125
      Michigan State2061220214772371023493124
      Wisconsin203134215548035819893127
      Championship: March 18, 2017
      † indicates conference regular season champion; * indicates conference tournament champion
      Rankings: USCHO.com Top 20 Poll; updated March 12, 2016
        Overall record
        GP W L T GF GA
        Arizona State29522246116
        Rankings: USCHO.com Top 20 Poll; updated March 1, 2016
          2015–16 ECAC Hockey men's standings
          Conference record Overall record
          GP W L T PTS GF GA GP W L T GF GA
          #2 Quinnipiac † *22161537844443324716385
          #10 Yale2214533157373219948657
          #9 Harvard221264287247341911411681
          #17 St. Lawrence221183256850371914410684
          Clarkson221093235251382015310195
          Rensselaer22877234749401815797104
          Dartmouth2211110226069351816194104
          #18 Cornell2288622465034161177982
          Union22610618536236131499196
          Colgate226142144571371124295132
          Brown22313612477031519775107
          Princeton223163940713152336099
          Championship: March 19, 2016
          indicates conference regular season champion (Cleary Cup)
          * indicates conference tournament champion (Whitelaw Cup)
          Rankings: USCHO.com Top 20 Poll; updated March 8, 2016
            2015–16 Hockey East men's standings
            Conference record Overall record
            GP W L T PTS GF GA GP W L T GF GA
            #5 Boston College 22152535914541288515682
            #3 Providence 22163335713938277412471
            #13 Notre Dame221552327040371911711586
            #8 Massachusetts–Lowell221264285837402510512175
            #11 Boston University2212642875563621105124106
            #14 Northeastern *2210842475564122145134105
            Merrimack225107175070391319795108
            Connecticut226124164970361121488114
            Vermont226133154866401522386107
            New Hampshire2241261457733711206112121
            Maine22515212427738824676129
            Massachusetts22216484410136824484146
            Championship: March 19, 2016
            indicates conference regular season champion; * indicates conference tournament champion
            Rankings: USCHO.com Top 20 Poll; updated March 8, 2016
              Conference record Overall record
              GP W L T SOW PTS GF GA GP W L T GF GA
              #1 North Dakota241941159894944346416281
              #4 St. Cloud State*2417611531045341319117590
              #6 Denver2417520537452412510613496
              #16 Minnesota–Duluth24111031376444401916510782
              Miami249132231546536151838697
              Omaha24815102560833618171103107
              Western Michigan2451811175610336825380142
              Colorado College244191013479936629171145
              Champions: St. Cloud State
              indicates conference regular season champion; * indicates conference tournament champion
              Rankings: USCHO.com Top 20 Poll; updated March 13, 2016
                Conference record Overall record
                GP W L T PTS GF GA GP W L T GF GA
                #12 Michigan Tech 28187339925537239512377
                #15 Minnesota State 281657398248412113710580
                Bowling Green281675378159422214611891
                Ferris State*28131143073704120156112109
                Northern Michigan281211529656938151678999
                Bemidji State281112527666639171669696
                Lake Superior State2810135254971411422574105
                Alaska288164206587361022486117
                Alaska Anchorage288182186384341120381103
                Alabama–Huntsville28517616618834721673106
                Championship: Ferris State
                indicates conference regular season champion (MacNaughton Cup); * indicates conference tournament champion (Broadmoor Trophy)
                Rankings: USCHO.com Top 20 Poll; updated March 8, 2016

                2016 NCAA Tournament[2]

                Regional Semifinals Regional Finals Frozen Four National Championship
                            
                1 Quinnipiac 4
                4 RIT 0
                1 Quinnipiac 4
                East Regional
                2 Massachusetts–Lowell 1
                2 Massachusetts–Lowell 3*
                3 Yale 2
                E1 Quinnipiac 3
                NE2 Boston College 2
                1 Providence 1
                4 Minnesota–Duluth 2
                4 Minnesota–Duluth 2
                Northeast Regional
                2 Boston College 3
                2 Boston College 4
                3 Harvard 1
                E1 Quinnipiac 1
                MW1 North Dakota 5
                1 St. Cloud State 4
                4 Ferris State 5*
                4 Ferris State 3
                West Regional
                2 Denver 6
                2 Denver 7
                3 Boston University 2
                W2 Denver 2
                MW1 North Dakota 4
                1 North Dakota 6
                4 Northeastern 2
                1 North Dakota 5
                Midwest Regional
                2 Michigan 2
                2 Michigan 3*
                3 Notre Dame 2

                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
                Kyle ConnorFreshmanMichigan383536716
                J. T. CompherJuniorMichigan3816476328
                Brock BoeserFreshmanNorth Dakota4227336026
                Tyler MotteJuniorMichigan3832245636
                Zac LynchSeniorRobert Morris3925305550
                Kalle KossilaSeniorSt. Cloud State4114405414
                Andrew PoturalskiSophomoreNew Hampshire3722305224
                Greg GibsonSeniorRobert Morris3929225136
                Drake CaggiulaSeniorNorth Dakota3925265160
                Sam AnasJuniorQuinnipiac4324265018

                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 LyonJuniorYale311905:371984525.9361.64
                Cam JohnsonSophomoreNorth Dakota341918:192442535.9351.66
                Nick EllisJuniorProvidence362195:302574664.9361.80
                Kevin BoyleSeniorMassachusetts–Lowell392363:3424105727.9341.83
                Cole HugginsJuniorMinnesota State261501:1513112463.9171.84
                Jason PawloskiFreshmanMinnesota State17972:51825301.9011.85
                Thatcher DemkoJuniorBoston College392361:4827847410.9351.88
                Michael GarteigSeniorQuinnipiac432581:243247828.9241.91
                Chris NellSophomoreBowling Green372166:3818116694.9301.91
                Kasimir KaskisuoSophomoreMinnesota–Duluth392349:3419155755.9231.92
                Shane StarrettSophomoreAir Force331781:551695574.9241.92

                Awards

                References

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