1967–68 NCAA University Division men's ice hockey season

The 1967–68 NCAA University Division men's ice hockey season began in November 1967 and concluded with the 1968 NCAA Division I Men's Ice Hockey Tournament's championship game on March 16, 1968, at the Duluth Arena Auditorium in Duluth, Minnesota. This was the 21st season in which an NCAA ice hockey championship was held and is the 74th year overall where an NCAA school fielded a team.

Pennsylvania joined ECAC Hockey beginning with this season.

Regular season

Season tournaments

Tournament Dates Teams Champion
New Brunswick Invitational November 24–25 4 Boston University
Great Lakes Invitational December 20–21 4 North Dakota
ECAC Holiday Hockey Festival December 21–22 4 Cornell
Broadmoor World Tournament December 26–30 5 Soviet National Team
St. Paul Classic December 27–28 4 North Dakota
Yankee Conference Tournament December 27–28 4 New Hampshire
Big Ten Holiday Tournament December 28–30 4 Minnesota
Boston Arena Christmas Tournament December 28–30 4 Boston University
Rensselaer Holiday Tournament December 28–30 4 McMaster
Brown Holiday Tournament December 29–30 4 Brown
Nichols School Invitational December 29–30 4 Cornell
Beanpot February 5, 12 4 Boston University

Standings[1][2]

Conference Overall
GP W L T PTS GF GA GP W L T GF GA
Michigan 8 7 1 0 14 45 24 27 18 9 0 152 84
Minnesota 8 3 5 0 6 35 29 31 19 12 0 132 109
Michigan State 8 2 6 0 4 20 42 29 11 16 2 92 111
indicates conference regular season champion
Conference Overall
GP W L T Pct. GF GA GP W L T GF GA
Cornell†* 20 19 1 0 .950 144 29 29 27 2 0 187 43
Clarkson 16 11 5 0 .688 91 68 24 16 7 1 159 85
St. Lawrence 17 11 5 1 .676 86 73 23 14 8 1 124 90
Harvard 21 14 7 0 .667 123 74 24 15 9 0 139 88
Boston University 21 13 6 2 .667 116 61 32 20 9 3 174 89
Brown 20 12 6 2 .650 116 63 24 15 7 2 135 79
Boston College 23 14 8 1 .630 113 79 31 19 11 1 155 116
Princeton 23 13 9 1 .587 92 79 24 13 10 1 93 85
New Hampshire^ 13 7 6 0 .538 49 50 29 22 7 0 159 77
Colgate 17 9 8 0 .529 67 65 23 12 11 0 96 83
Rensselaer 17 8 9 0 .471 80 70 22 11 11 0 109 94
Army 12 5 7 0 .417 46 50 24 14 10 0 110 84
Yale 22 6 16 0 .273 43 117 24 6 18 0 50 120
Northeastern 17 4 13 0 .250 56 89 24 6 17 1 87 126
Providence 16 3 13 0 .188 32 114 25 7 18 0 67 149
Dartmouth 21 2 19 0 .095 55 115 23 4 19 0 67 120
Pennsylvania 16 1 15 0 .063 22 154 24 6 18 0 42 180
Championship: Cornell
indicates conference regular season champion
* indicates conference tournament champion
^ New Hampshire had been readmitted to the ECAC but played only a partial schedule and still qualified for the ECAC II playoffs
Conference Overall
GP W L T PTS GF GA GP W L T GF GA
Clarkson 4 4 0 0 8 24 13 24 16 7 1 159 85
St. Lawrence 4 2 2 0 4 21 19 23 14 8 1 124 90
Rensselaer 4 0 4 0 0 7 22 22 11 11 0 109 94
indicates conference regular season champion
Conference Overall
GP W L T PTS GF GA GP W L T GF GA
Ohio State 0 0 0 0 - - - 24 9 13 2 95 126
Wisconsin 0 0 0 0 - - - 32 22 10 0 218 92
Conference Overall
GP W L T PCT GF GA GP W L T GF GA
Denver†* 18 15 3 0 .833 84 32 34 28 5 1 183 65
Michigan Tech 20 15 5 0 .750 76 47 32 22 9 1 131 82
North Dakota* 22 13 8 1 .614 78 57 33 20 10 3 113 80
Michigan 18 11 7 0 .611 83 60 27 18 9 0 152 84
Minnesota 22 13 9 0 .591 98 71 31 19 12 0 132 109
Michigan State 20 6 13 1 .325 57 82 29 11 16 2 92 111
Colorado College 20 4 16 0 .200 40 106 29 9 20 0 84 108
Minnesota-Duluth 24 4 20 0 .167 54 109 28 5 23 0 71 144
Championship: North Dakota, Denver
indicates conference regular season champion
* indicates conference tournament champion

1968 NCAA Tournament[3]

  Semifinals
March 14-15
National Championship
March 16
                     
W1 Denver 4  
E2 Boston College 1  
  W1 Denver 4  
  W2 North Dakota 0  
E1 Cornell 1
W2 North Dakota 3     Third Place Game
  E1 Cornell 6
  E2 Boston College 1

Note: * denotes overtime period(s)

Player stats

Scoring leaders[4]

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

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

Player Class Team GP G A Pts PIM
Delbert Dehate Sophomore Wisconsin 31 47 30 77 23
Mike Hyndman Sophomore Boston University 32 23 44 67 51
Bob Poffenroth Sophomore Wisconsin 31 30 34 64 44
Brian Cornell Junior Cornell 28 29 32 61 22
Larry Davenport Sophomore Boston University 31 24 35 59 20
John McLennan Senior Clarkson 24 32 25 57 16
Tim Sheehy Sophomore Boston College 30 27 30 57 6
Jim Wiste Senior Denver 34 21 36 57 25
Richard Davis Junior New Hampshire 27 25 31 56 50
Michael Ontkean Sophomore New Hampshire 29 30 24 54 12
Bob Trembecky Sophomore Denver 29 24 30 54 -

Leading goaltenders[4]

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.

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
Ken Dryden Junior Cornell 29 1620 25 2 0 41 6 .938 1.52
Gerry Powers Junior Denver 34 - 28 5 1 - 7 .918 1.91
Gord McRae Sophomore Michigan Tech 12 721 - - - 25 2 .926 2.08
Mike Curran Senior North Dakota 29 - - - - - 3 .919 2.19
Dave Hagerman Senior New Hampshire - - - - - 42 - .907 2.33
Paul Roy Senior Providence 19 - - - - - - - 2.84
John Went Senior St. Lawrence 17 1020 - - - 51 1 .881 3.00
Jim Keough Junior Michigan 25 1500 - - - 77 3 .908 3.08
Bob Vroman Sophomore Wisconsin 27 1442 16 9 0 75 1 .884 3.12
Rick Metzer Junior New Hampshire 18 - - - - - - - 3.13

Awards

NCAA

ECAC

WCHA

  1. ^ "2008-09 ECAC Hockey Media Guide" (PDF). ECAC Hockey. Retrieved 2014-06-29.
  2. ^ "2008-09 WCHA Yearbook 97-112" (PDF). WCHA. Retrieved 2014-06-29.
  3. ^ "NCAA Tournament". College Hockey Historical Archives. Retrieved May 19, 2013.
  4. ^ a b "1967-68 NCAA Division I Statistics". Elite Prospects. Retrieved 2016-12-21.
  5. ^ "NCAA Division I Awards". College Hockey Historical Archives. Retrieved June 11, 2013.
  6. ^ "Men's Ice Hockey Award Winners" (PDF). NCAA.org. Retrieved June 11, 2013.
  7. ^ "ECAC Awards". College Hockey Historical Archives. Retrieved May 19, 2013.
  8. ^ "ECAC All-Teams". College Hockey Historical Archives. Retrieved May 19, 2013.
  9. ^ "WCHA Awards". College Hockey Historical Archives. Retrieved May 19, 2013.
  10. ^ "WCHA All-Teams". College Hockey Historical Archives. Retrieved May 19, 2013.