League Information and Facts
1996-1997 Standings
# Team GP W T L OTW OTL GF GA +/- TP Postseason
CCHA
1. Univ. of Michigan 43 35 4 4 - - 242 98 144 46 Frozen Four
2. Miami Univ. (Ohio) 40 27 1 12 - - 174 119 55 39 First round loss
3. Michigan State Univ. 40 23 4 13 - - 145 118 27 36 First round loss
4. Lake Superior State Univ. 38 19 5 14 - - 154 142 12 34 -
5. Bowling Green State Univ. 38 17 5 16 - - 158 142 16 25 -
6. Western Michigan Univ. 37 14 5 18 - - 125 134 -9 25 -
7. Ohio State Univ. 39 12 2 25 - - 135 190 -55 20 -
8. Univ. of Alaska-Fairbanks 37 14 1 22 - - 135 169 -34 17 -
9. Ferris State Univ. 37 11 3 23 - - 125 166 -41 16 -
10. Univ. of Notre Dame 35 9 1 25 - - 92 131 -39 13 -
ECAC
1. Clarkson Univ. 37 27 0 10 - - 154 91 63 34 Quarterfinal loss
2. Cornell Univ. 35 21 5 9 - - 123 100 23 30 Quarterfinal loss
3. Univ. of Vermont 36 22 3 11 - - 125 105 20 29 First round loss
4. RPI (Rensselaer Polytech. Inst.) 36 20 4 12 - - 137 112 25 27 -
5. Princeton Univ. 34 18 4 12 - - 111 103 8 25 -
6. Union College 34 18 3 13 - - 106 79 27 25 -
7. Colgate Univ. 33 16 3 14 - - 126 124 2 23 -
8. Harvard Univ. 32 11 3 18 - - 85 106 -21 20 -
9. St. Lawrence Univ. 35 10 5 20 - - 121 148 -27 15 -
10. Yale Univ. 32 10 3 19 - - 90 114 -24 14 -
11. Dartmouth College 29 10 2 17 - - 105 121 -16 12 -
12. Brown Univ. 29 7 3 19 - - 108 148 -40 10 -
Hockey East
1. Boston Univ. 41 26 6 9 - - 178 115 63 36 Final loss
2. Univ. of New Hampshire 39 28 0 11 - - 204 129 75 36 First round loss
3. Univ. of Maine 34 23 1 10 - - 162 109 53 33 -
4. Providence College 36 15 1 20 - - 141 137 4 25 -
5. Merrimack College 36 15 2 19 - - 127 146 -19 24 -
6. Boston College 38 15 4 19 - - 145 170 -25 21 -
7. UMass-Lowell 38 15 2 21 - - 126 163 -37 19 -
8. UMass (Amherst) 35 12 0 23 - - 119 167 -48 14 -
9. Northeastern Univ. 36 8 3 25 - - 103 160 -57 8 -
Independent
1. Air Force Academy 31 8 2 21 - - 109 140 -31 - -
2. Army (U.S. Military Academy) 34 19 2 13 - - 158 119 39 - -
3. Minnesota State Univ. (Mankato) 34 17 3 14 - - 141 123 18 - -
WCHA
1. Univ. of Minnesota 42 28 1 13 - - 179 128 51 43 Quarterfinal loss
2. Univ. of North Dakota 43 31 2 10 - - 190 130 60 43 Champion
3. St. Cloud State Univ. 40 23 4 13 - - 152 130 22 40 -
4. Colorado College 44 25 4 15 - - 169 141 28 38 Frozen Four
5. Univ. of Denver 41 24 4 13 - - 163 122 41 38 Quarterfinal loss
6. Univ. of Minnesota-Duluth 38 18 4 16 - - 133 131 2 34 -
7. Univ. of Wisconsin 38 15 2 21 - - 132 151 -19 32 -
8. Northern Michigan Univ. 40 13 3 24 - - 108 152 -44 20 -
9. Univ. of Alaska-Anchorage 36 9 4 23 - - 86 126 -40 18 -
10. Michigan Tech 39 8 4 27 - - 98 155 -57 14 -