NCHC Hockey: Breaking Down the Numbers at the Half Way Point

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Going into the Christmas Break and after two months of conference play, here’s a few of the numbers from the National Collegiate Hockey Conference.

The Saint Cloud State Huskies own the best record with a (11-2-2, 6-1-1 NCHC) record. Also, the Huskies have the best record 5-1-2 in non-conference play.

The Colorado College Tigers own the worst record in the NCHC (2-12-3, 2-5-3 NCHC). The Tigers non-conference record is less than impressive as well (0-7-1).

Nebraska-Omaha is the top scoring team in the NCHC, scoring 3.25 goals per game. Colorado College is the lowest scoring team in the NCHC, scoring 2.00 goals per game. Saint Cloud State has the best defense in the NCHC, giving up 1.62 goals per game. Minnesota Duluth has worst defense in the NCHC, giving up 3.50 goals against per game 3.50.

Specials teams, Denver has the best power play (9/37 24.3%) and penalty kill(39/43, 90.7 %) in the NCHC.

On the national scene for offense, Saint Cloud State has the highest ranked offensive. The Huskies are ranked 10th nationally scoring 3.50 goals per game. Rounding out the top-20 nationally, Miami is ranked 15th scoring 3.33 goals per game and Nebraska-Omaha is ranked 18 scoring 3.19 goals per game.

On the National scene for defense, Denver is ranked second in the nation, giving up a stingy 1.89 goals per game. Saint Cloud is ranked fourth, giving up 2.00 goals per game. Western Michigan is ranked 15th, giving up 2.39 goals per game.

Miami’s Austin Czarnik, Miami (9g-19a—28pts) and Riley Barber, Miami (11g-17a—28pts) are the top scorers (all games) in the NCHC. Riley Barber and Nebraska-Omaha’s Josh Archibald lead the NCHC in goals with 11 (all games). Miami’s Austin Czarnik leads the NCHC in assists with 19 (all games).

NCHC Points Scoring (conference games)

1   Justin Kovacs, WMU, (6g-5a—11pts)
2   Josh Archibald, UNO, (6g-4a—10pts)
3   Alex Iafallo, UMD, (5g-3a—8pts)
Tie Riley Barber, Miami, (3g-5a—8pts)
Tie Shane Berschbach, WMU, (1g-7a—8pts) 8
Tie Luke Johnson, UND, (3g-5a—8pts)
Tie Dillon Simpson, UND, (2g-6a—8pts)

NCHC goal scoring (conference games)

1 Josh Archibald, UNO, 6
Tie Justin Kovacs, WMU, 6
3 Justin Crandall, UMD, 5
Tie Alex Iafallo, UMD, 5
Tie Josh Pitt, WMU, 5

NCHC defenseman scoring (conference games)

1   Dillon Simpson, UND, (2g-6a—8pts)
2   Joey LaLeggia, DU, (3g-4a—7pts)
Tie Ian Brady, UNO, (3g-4a—7pts)
4 Jaccob Slavin, C.C., (1g-5a—6pts)
Tie Jordan Schmaltz, UND (2g-4a—6pts)

NCHC top scorers (all games)

1  Austin Czarnik, Miami, (9g-19a—28pts)
Tie Riley Barber, Miami, (11g-17a—28pts)
3  Shane Berschbach, WMU, (7g-14a—21pts)
4. Justin Kovacs, WMU (8g-10a—18pts)
5. Josh Archibald,UNO, (11g-6a—17pts)
Tie Rocco Grimaldi, UND, (6g-11a—17pts)

Riley Barber and Josh Archibald lead the NCHC in goals (all games)

1 Riley Barber, Miami, 11
Tie Josh Archibald, UNO, 11
2 Blake Coleman, Miami, 10
Tie Austin Czarnik, Miami, 9
Tie Nic Dowd, SCSU, 9

Miami’s Austin Czarnik leads the NCHC in assists (all games)

1 Austin Czarnik, Miami, 19
2 Riley Barber, Miami, 17
3 Shane Berschbach, WMU, 14
4 Ryan Walters, UNO, 12
5 Rocco Grimaldi, UND, 11

NCHC Goaltending Save Percentage Leaders (Conference games)

1 Sam Brittain, DU, .944
2 Ryan Faragher, SCSU, .941
3 Ryan McKay, Miami, 930
4 Ryan Massa, UNO, .912
5 Lukas Hafner, WMU, .906
6 Zane Gothberg, UND, .905
Minimum 33% of Team Minutes Played

NCHC scoring offense (conference games)

1   Nebraska Omaha, 3.25 GPG
2   St. Cloud State, 3.12 GPG
3   Minnesota Duluth, 3.00 GPG
4   Western Michigan, 2.88 GPG
5   North Dakota, 2.70 GPG
6   Miami, 2.50 GPG
7   Denver, 2.25 GPG
8   Colorado College, 2.00 GPG

Scoring Defense NCHC games (goals against)

1   St. Cloud State, 1.62
2   Denver, 2.00
3   Nebraska Omaha, 2.50
4   Miami, 2.75
Tie Western Michigan, 275
6   Colorado College, 3.00
7   North Dakota, 3.20
8   Minnesota Duluth, 3.50

NCHC scoring offense National

10 St. Cloud State, 3.50
15 Miami, 3.33
18 Nebraska Omaha, 3.19
28 Minnesota Duluth, 2.81
32 North Dakota, 2.78
37 Western Michigan, 2.56
43 Denver, 2.47
58 Colorado College, 1.65

NCHC scoring defense National rank

2 Denver, 1.89
4 St. Cloud State, 2.00
15 Western Michigan, 2.39
25 Miami, 2.56
34 North Dakota, 2.89
36 Minnesota Duluth, 2.94
43 Colorado College,  3.12
44 Nebraska Omaha, 3.12

NCHC power-play (conference games)

Power Play: Totals  PCT
1 Denver 9/37 (24.3%)
2 Nebraska Omaha 9/ 38  (23.7%)
3 North Dakota 9/41 (22.0%)
4 Minnesota Duluth 8/38 (21.1%)
5 St. Cloud State 4/29  (13.8%)
6 Miami 4/36  (11.1%)
7 Colorado College 5/48 (10.4%)
8 Western Michigan 2/39 ( 5.1%)

NCHC penalty kill (conference games)

Penalty Kill: Totals PCT
1 Denver 39/43 (90.7%)
2 Miami 32/37 (86.5%)
3 St. Cloud State 22/26 (84.6%)
4 North Dakota 38/45  (84.4%)
5 Minnesota Duluth 32/38 (84.2%)
6 Colorado College 33/40 (82.5%)
7 Nebraska Omaha 31/39 ( 79.5%)
8 Western Michigan 29/38 (76.3%)

College Hockey Stats Net (National Stats)

NCHC Statistics (nchchockey.com)

National Collegiate Hockey Conference – Conference Statistics

Eric Burton
Eric is a 1996, 1999 graduate of the University of North Dakota. Eric covers the University of North Dakota Hockey for Inside Hockey and is the editor of Goon’s World. Eric started writing for the Hockey Writers Combine in September of 2012 and is the lead writer for College Hockey.
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