2016–17 NCAA Division I men's ice hockey season

The 2016–17 NCAA Division I men's ice hockey season began in October 2016 and ended with the 2017 NCAA Division I Men's Ice Hockey Tournament's championship game in April 2017.[1] This was the 70th season in which an NCAA ice hockey championship will be held, and the 122st year overall in which an NCAA school has iced a team.

Polls

Regular season

Standings

    Conference record Overall record
    GP W L T PTS GF GA GP W L T GF GA
    Canisius281846429053392111710785
    #12 Air Force*281963419156422710513393
    Army2815103337756371814510078
    Robert Morris2815103338673382212412395
    Holy Cross2811107297878361415799106
    RIT28131502690793714221108111
    Mercyhurst28111342682833915204106123
    Bentley28101262678823913197101120
    Sacred Heart2810153236787371319588116
    American International28714721639136820882122
    Niagara28323285511939531376168
    Championship: March 18, 2017
    indicates conference regular season champion; * indicates conference tournament champion
    Rankings: USCHO.com Top 20 Poll; updated March 6, 2017
      Conference record Overall record
      GP W L T SOW PTS GF GA GP W L T GF GA
      #7 Minnesota20145104379583823123141104
      #17 Wisconsin20128003672663620151122118
      #14 Ohio State20118113576623921126154113
      #8 Penn State*20109103171633925122160108
      Michigan2061222225375351319392111
      Michigan State203143013477435724484134
      Championship: March 18, 2017
      † indicates conference regular season champion; * indicates conference tournament champion
      Rankings: USCHO.com Top 20 Poll; updated March 6, 2017
        Overall record
        GP W L T GF GA
        Arizona State321019391130
        Rankings: USCHO.com Top 20 Poll; updated February 20, 2017
          2016–17 ECAC Hockey men's standings
          Conference record Overall record
          GP W L T PTS GF GA GP W L T GF GA
          #3 Harvard†*22164234854736286214677
          #11 Union2216423487563825103143113
          #13 Cornell2213453170513521959981
          St. Lawrence221264286144371713710488
          #20 Quinnipiac2213812769554023152121101
          Clarkson2210932367623918165124112
          Princeton2281131963753415163103111
          Yale22711418626733131559998
          Dartmouth227132165980311018383111
          Colgate22613315406237922678113
          Rensselaer22616012527637828183138
          Brown2231817478731425266132
          Championship: March 18, 2017
          indicates conference regular season champion (Cleary Cup)
          * indicates conference tournament champion (Whitelaw Cup)
          Rankings: USCHO.com Top 20 Poll; updated March 6, 2017
            2016–17 Hockey East men's standings
            Conference record Overall record
            GP W L T PTS GF GA GP W L T GF GA
            #4 Massachusetts–Lowell*221471297651412711315195
            #6 Boston University221363296447392412312390
            #16 Boston College2213632974564021154132104
            #5 Notre Dame221264286751402312512893
            #15 Providence221273276657392212511692
            #18 Vermont2210842461633820135122106
            Merrimack2288622576037151669096
            Northeastern2291032173713818155140113
            Connecticut228104205561361216896104
            New Hampshire2271141869774015205124136
            Maine2251521257793611214102125
            Massachusetts2221915428836529266132
            Championship: March 18, 2017
            indicates conference regular season champion; * indicates conference tournament champion
            Rankings: USCHO.com Top 20 Poll; updated March 6, 2017
              Conference record Overall record
              GP W L T SOW PTS GF GA GP W L T GF GA
              #1 Denver241833259824244337415280
              #2 Minnesota–Duluth*241554352835642287714095
              #10 Western Michigan24139214279754022135113114
              #9 North Dakota241112113569634021163127104
              St. Cloud State241013103164693616191105109
              Omaha24913202974893917175122128
              Miami245145323578036920791113
              Colorado College244164117437736824470120
              Championship: March 18, 2017
              indicates conference regular season champion; * indicates conference tournament champion
              Rankings: USCHO.com Top 20 Poll; updated March 6, 2017
                Conference record Overall record
                GP W L T SOW PTS GF GA GP W L T GF GA
                Bemidji State282062264714441221639479
                #19 Michigan Tech*28157635480594523157131100
                Minnesota State2815942518968392213411995
                Bowling Green281413114479654121182120102
                Ferris State28121242427874371319595101
                Alaska28111343406784361220479113
                Lake Superior State28813743578873611187103119
                Northern Michigan28101531346975391322493108
                Alabama–Huntsville289163030689534922374120
                Alaska Anchorage286166226528034721659102
                Championship: March 18, 2017
                indicates conference regular season champion (MacNaughton Cup); * indicates conference tournament champion (Broadmoor Trophy)
                Rankings: USCHO.com Top 20 Poll; updated March 6, 2017

                2017 NCAA Tournament[2]

                Regional Semifinals Regional Finals Frozen Four National Championship
                            
                1 Denver 5
                4 Michigan Tech 2
                1 Denver 6
                Midwest Regional
                3 Penn State 3
                2 Union 3
                3 Penn State 10
                MW1 Denver 6
                NE4 Notre Dame 1
                1 Minnesota 2
                4 Notre Dame 3
                4 Notre Dame 3*
                Northeast Regional
                2 Massachusetts–Lowell 2
                2 Massachusetts–Lowell 5
                3 Cornell 0
                MW1 Denver 3
                W1 Minnesota–Duluth 2
                1 Harvard 3
                4 Providence 1
                1 Harvard 3
                East Regional
                3 Air Force 2
                2 Western Michigan 4
                3 Air Force 5
                E1 Harvard 1
                W1 Minnesota–Duluth 2
                1 Minnesota–Duluth 3*
                4 Ohio State 2
                1 Minnesota–Duluth 3*
                West Regional
                2 Boston University 2
                2 Boston University 4**
                3 North Dakota 3

                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
                Zach Aston-ReeseSeniorNortheastern3831326372
                Mike VecchioneSeniorUnion3829346345
                Tyler KelleherSeniorNew Hampshire4024396332
                Spencer FooJuniorUnion3826366224
                Brady FergusonJuniorRobert Morris3824345818
                Dylan SikuraJuniorNortheastern3821365712
                Mason JobstSophomoreOhio State3919365518
                Tyler SheehySophomoreMinnesota3820335320
                Adam GaudetteSophomoreNortheastern3726265226
                Anders BjorkJuniorNotre Dame3921315216

                Leading goaltenders

                The following goaltenders lead the NCAA in goals against average while playing at least 33% of their team's total minutes.

                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
                Michael BitzerJuniorBemidji State392355:2222143676.9321.71
                Charles WilliamsSeniorCanisius342009:572175616.9431.82
                Tanner JailletJuniorDenver382222:062854680.9291.84
                Angus RedmondFreshmanMichigan Tech382272:4022105704.9171.85
                Shane StarrettSophomoreAir Force372142:092664715.9251.99
                Parker GahagenSeniorArmy352097:4518134705.9342.00
                Tyler WallFreshmanUMass Lowell372095:0026101722.9182.06
                Francis MarotteFreshmanRobert Morris291559:391783542.9312.08
                Andrew ShortridgeFreshmanQuinnipiac261267:411370441.9202.08
                Merrick MadsenJuniorHarvard372143:122862753.9242.10

                Awards

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