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After undergoing numerous facelifts over the years, the Central Collegiate Hockey Association (CCHA) heads into 1997-98, its 27th season, as the premier college hockey conference in the NCAA.

The roster of CCHA teams once again changes entering this season, but the high level of play should remain. Northern Michigan rejoins the league this season after a 12-year visit to the Western Collegiate Hockey Association (WCHA). The CCHA will now feature 11 teams for the 1997-98 season.

In 1981-82, Michigan State, along with Michigan Tech, Michigan and Notre Dame, jumped from the WCHA to the CCHA. Also that year, the league welcomed Illinois-Chicago into the fold. Notre Dame left the league following the 1982-83 season only to return 10 years later.

Since entering the league, Michigan State has won a total of 329 CCHA games and captured regular-season titles in 1984-85, 1985-86, 1988-89 and 1989-90 along with playoff championships in a league-record seven of its 16 seasons as a league member. Michigan State also holds the best winning percentage in league play of any CCHA member, past or present, although Bowling Green has won 371 games, the most of any school, and seven regular-season titles.

Perhaps the CCHA's prestige can best be seen by the fact that six of the last 14 NCAA champions -- Bowling Green (1983-84), Michigan State (1985-86), Lake Superior (1987-88, 1991-92 and 1993-94) and Michigan (1995-96) -- have been CCHA members. Last year, the CCHA had three NCAA tournament representatives, including MSU's 14th tournament appearance in the past 16 years.

The 1997-98 CCHA playoff format -- like last year's -- will have the No. 1 through No. 4 regular season teams hosting the No. 8 through No. 5 teams, repsectively, in the CCHA quarterfinals at campus sites, with the four survivors moving on to Joe Louis Arena in Detroit.

   
CCHA ALL-TIME STANDINGS (1971-72 through 1996-97)
                    SEASONS GAMES   W   L   T   PCT.    TITLES (RS/Play.)
MICHIGAN STATE      16      494     329 127 38  .704    4/7
Saint Louis*        8       120     72  42  6   .625    3/3
Bowling Green       26      648     371 239 38  .602    7/5
Michigan            16      492     276 185 31  .592    4/3
Northern Michigan&  7       176     100 70  6   .585    2/2
Lake Superior State 25      634     344 238 52  .584    4/5
Michigan Tech*      3       90      50  39  1   .561    0/0
Western Michigan    22      608     274 291 43  .486    0/1
Ohio State          24      634     243 340 51  .424    1/1
Ferris State        18      534     195 288 51  .413    0/0
Miami (Ohio)        16      490     173 280 37  .391    1/0
Illinois-Chicago*   14      433     142 265 26  .358    0/0
Notre Dame          7       206     61  128 17  .337    0/0
Kent*               2       60      16  41  3   .292    0/0
Alaska Fairbanks    2       57      16  40  1   .289    0/0
Ohio*               2       26      2   24  0   .077    0/0
Miscellaneous#      2       36      4   31  1   .125    0/0
* No longer in CCHA  # Ferris State (4-20 in 1978-79) and Miami (0-11-1 in 1980-81) counted for CCHA foes     
& Will rejoin league in 1997-98
    
FINAL 1996-97 CCHA STANDINGS
                    CCHA                    OVERALL
                    W   L   T   PTS GF  GA  W   L   T
1. Michigan         21  3   3   45  151 64  35  4   4
2. Miami            19  7   1   39  112 79  27  12  1
3. MICHIGAN STATE   16  7   4   36  99  76  23  13  4
4. Lake Superior    15  8   4   34  106 98  19  14  5
5. Bowling Green    10  12  5   25  100 104 17  16  5
   Western Michigan 10  12  5   25  94  99  14  18  5
7. Ohio State       9   16  2   20  95  132 12  25  2
8. Alaska Fairbanks 8   18  1   17  92  126 14  22  1
9. Ferris State     7   18  2   16  83  121 11  23  3
10. Notre Dame      6   20  1   13  73  106 9   25  1
1996-97 ALL-CCHA TEAM
FIRST TEAM              POSITION    SECOND TEAM
Marty Turco (UM)        Goalie      Trevor Prior (MIA)
Dan Boyle (MIA)         Defense     Harold Schock (UM)
Andy Roach (Ferris)     Defense     Joe Corvo (WMU)
Brendan Morrison (UM)   Forward     Jason Sessa (LSSU)
Randy Robitaille (MIA)  Forward     SEAN BERENS (MSU)
John Madden (UM)        Forward     Joe Blaznek (LSSU)
Honorable Mention:  CCHA All-Rookie Team:   Other CCHA Honors:
Mike Johnson (F, BGSU); Curtis Fry (F,  Chris Marvel (G, UAF); Josh Mizerek Coach of the Year: Mark Mazzoleni, MIA
BGSU); MIKE YORK (F, MSU); TYLER    (D, MIA); Daryl Andrews (D, WMU);   Player of the Year: Brendan Morrison, UM
HARLTON (D, MSU); CHAD ALBAN    Hugo Boisvert (F, OSU); Joe Dusbabek    Rookie of the Year: Daryl Andrews, WMU
(G, MSU); John Grahame (G, LSSU)    (F, ND); Adam Edinger (F, BGSU) 
    
1996-97 CCHA SCORING LEADERS (League Only)
Player (School)         GP  G   A   P   Pen/Min
Brendan Morrison (UM)   27  18  31  49  13/34
John Madden (UM)        27  20  24  44  9/26
Randy Robitaille (MIA)  27  22  21  43  14/36
Mike Legg (UM)          27  17  25  42  3/6
Curtis Fry (BGSU)       26  12  27  39  20/40
Dan Boyle (MIA)         27  7   31  38  24/48
Jason Sessa (LSSU)      25  17  20  37  26/79
Jason Botterill (UM)    26  22  14  36  32/113
Mike Johnson (BGSU)     27  15  21  36  18/36
MIKE YORK (MSU)         27  15  21  36  11/30
Justin Cardwell (WMU)   27  17  18  35  20/67
Joe Blaznek (LSSU)      27  18  16  34  25/66
Mike Melas (WMU)        27  13  20  33  26/52
Jeff Trembecky (UAF)    27  18  14  32  5/10
SEAN BERENS (MSU)       27  17  15  32  13/34
Cody Bowtell (UAF)      27  14  18  32  5/10
Pierre Dufour (OSU)     27  11  20  31  8/16
Bill Muckalt (UM)       20  12  18  30  17/61
Joe Corvo (WMU)         26  11  19  30  22/63
Tim Leahy (MIA)         26  18  11  29  22/44
Chad Power (OSU)        27  17  11  28  15/33
Matt Herr (UM)          27  17  11  28  18/36
Bates Battaglia (LSSU)  27  11  17  28  20/40
Andy Roach (FERRIS)     27  8   20  28  7/14
MIKE WATT (MSU)         26  16  11  27  32/75
Pat Williams (UAF)      27  8   19  27  5/18
Warren Luhning (UM)     27  14  12  26  31/78
Ryan Root (OSU)         24  7   19  26  15/60
Dan Price (BGSU)        25  14  11  25  22/66
Two players tied with 24 points
1996-97 CCHA GOALTENDING LEADERS (League Only)
Goalie (School)             GP  GA  GAA     SVS SV %    W   L   T
Marty Turco (UM)            26  57  2.35    473 .892    20  3   3
CHAD ALBAN (MSU)            26  69  2.65    613 .899    16  6   4
Trevor Prior (MIA)          19  56  2.95    422 .883    12  6   1
Matt Barnes (WMU)           27  92  3.40    686 .882    10  12  5
John Grahame (LSSU)         27  94  3.52    690 .880    15  7   4
Bob Petrie (BGSU)           21  74  3.59    531 .878    8   8   4
Matt Eisler (ND)            23  82  3.84    618 .883    4   16  1
Chris Marvel (UAF)          22  76  3.97    492 .866    6   11  1
Ray Aho (OSU)               20  77  4.24    499 .866    5   10  2
Mike Szkodzinski (FERRIS)   22  76  4.36    448 .855    4   12  2
Jeff Blashill (FERRIS)      12  42  4.78    219 .839    3   6   0
Tom Connerty (OSU)          11  51  5.72    255 .833    4   6   0
         *Minimum of 500 minutes played
         
 1996-97 CCHA SPECIAL TEAMS LEADERS (League Only)
POWER PLAY
   Team             OPP PPG PCT SHA
1. Michigan         187 59  .316    3
2. Miami            125 30  .240    1
3. Western Michigan 174 37  .213    6
4. Ohio State       179 36  .201    9
5. MICHIGAN STATE   158 31  .196    7
6. Bowling Green    172 33  .192    6
7. Alaska Fairbanks 178 28  .157    14
8. Ferris State     180 27  .150    10
9. Notre Dame       137 20  .146    5
10. Lake Superior   164 22  .134    6
PENALTY KILLING
   Team                 OPP PPG PCT SHG
1. Michigan             182 19  .896    18
2. MICHIGAN STATE       136 17  .875    7
3. Miami                143 21  .853    10
4. Notre Dame           159 31  .805    2
5. Western Michigan     184 36  .804    2
6. Bowling Green        152 31  .796    3
7. Ferris State         175 38  .783    3
8. Lake Superior        181 41  .773    10
9. Ohio State           179 41  .771    5
10. Alaska Fairbanks    163 48  .706    7
CURRENT SPARTANS vs. CCHA OPPONENTS
Player(GP: G-A-P) UAF       BGSU        Ferris      LSSU        Miami       Michigan    N. Dame     Ohio St.    WMU
Bryan Adams     6: 1-1-2    5: 1-2-3    9: 2-1-3    6: 1-0-1    5: 0-0-0    8: 1-0-1    5: 1-3-4    5: 0-1-1    5: 0-0-0
Chad Alban      8: 0-0-0    7: 0-0-0    10: 0-0-0   7: 0-0-0    9: 0-1-1    11: 0-2-2   7: 0-1-1    7: 0-0-0    7: 0-1-1
Sean Berens     8: 5-3-8    11: 4-5-9   12: 8-6-14  11: 5-2-7   9: 2-3-5    13: 4-3-7   9: 8-3-11   9: 2-6-8    11: 2-3-5
Chris Bogas     5: 0-2-2    6: 1-1-2    9: 0-4-4    7: 1-0-1    7: 3-0-3    8: 0-3-3    6: 0-4-4    6: 0-3-3    8: 1-2-3
Mike Ford       6: 0-0-0    5: 1-0-1    8: 0-1-1    7: 0-0-0    7: 0-0-0    9: 0-0-0    6: 1-0-1    6: 1-1-2    8: 0-0-0
Jon Gaskins     7: 0-0-0    7: 0-1-1    9: 0-1-1    8: 0-2-2    6: 0-0-0    11: 0-3-3   6: 0-0-0    5: 0-1-1    8: 0-1-1
Curtis Gemmel   5: 2-0-2    5: 0-0-0    4: 2-0-2    4: 0-0-0    3: 0-0-0    2: 0-0-0    4: 0-0-0    3: 0-0-0    5: 0-0-0
Tyler Harlton   8: 0-1-1    11: 0-4-4   12: 1-4-5   11: 0-1-1   10: 1-1-2   13: 0-0-0   9: 0-2-2    8: 0-1-1    9: 0-2-2
Brad Hodgins    3: 1-1-2    3: 0-1-1    2: 0-2-2    4: 0-1-1    4: 0-2-2    4: 0-0-0    3: 0-2-2    3: 0-1-1    5: 1-1-2
Shawn Horcoff   3: 0-2-2    3: 4-0-4    3: 0-2-2    4: 2-0-2    4: 1-3-4    4: 2-0-2    3: 0-0-0    3: 0-2-2    5: 0-0-0
Mike Jalaba     0 GP        1: 0-0-0    1: 0-0-0    1: 0-0-0    3: 0-0-0    0 GP        1: 0-0-0    1: 0-0-0    1: 0-0-0
Jeff Kozakowski 6: 0-5-5    6: 0-1-1    9: 4-5-9    7: 0-1-1    7: 0-2-2    9: 0-1-1    6: 0-3-3    6: 1-0-1    7: 2-2-4
Mark Loeding    6: 0-1-1    5: 1-0-1    8: 1-0-1    6: 0-2-2    4: 1-0-1    8: 0-0-0    5: 1-1-2    4: 3-0-3    8: 3-1-4
Kevin O'Keefe   7: 1-0-1    9: 0-3-3    8: 2-1-3    9: 2-1-3    7: 4-1-5    10: 3-1-4   8: 2-3-5    8: 1-1-2    11: 2-1-3
Mike Weaver     3: 0-0-0    3: 0-1-1    3: 0-0-0    4: 0-0-0    4: 0-0-0    4: 0-0-0    3: 0-0-0    3: 0-0-0    5: 0-2-2
Mike York       5: 2-3-5    6: 3-2-5    9: 5-10-15  6: 3-3-6    7: 3-8-11   8: 0-6-6    6: 5-5-10   6: 1-4-5    8: 1-4-5
Dan Zaluski     0 GP        0 GP    0 GP    1: 0-0-0    0 GP    0 GP    0 GP    0 GP    1: 0-0-0
Goalie(GP: GA, Sv%) UAF         BGSU        Ferris          LSSU        Miami       Michigan        N.Dame      Ohio St.    WMU
Chad Alban          8: 19, .898 7: 17, .899 10: 25, .872    7: 25, .853 9: 21, .910 11: 38, .844    7: 15, .910 7: 18, .898 7: 14, .922
Mike Gresl          0 GP        0 GP        0 GP            0 GP        0 GP        0 GP            0 GP        1: 0, 1.000 1: 5, .828  
TEAM RECORDS
    Winning Percentage  .896    BGSU '78-79, 21-2-1
    Most Wins   27  MSU '84-85, 27-5-0
    Most Losses 27  Miami '85-86, 3-27-2
    Most Points 56  LSSU '90-91, 26-2-4
    Longest Win Streak  18  MSU '84-85
    Longest Unbeaten Streak 27  MSU '89-90, 24-0-3
INDIVIDUAL RECORDS
Single Game
    Goals   5   17 tied
    Assists 7   Three tied
    Points  8   Five tied
Season
    Goals   46  Mike Donnelly, MSU '85-86
    Assists 56  Wayne Gagne, WMU '86-87
    Points  82  Brian Hills, BGSU '81-82
            Dan Dorion, WMU '85-86
Career
    Goals   104 Denny Felsner, UM '89-92
    Assists 152 Wayne Gagne, WMU '84-87
    Points  220 Nelson Emerson, BGSU '87-90
DEFENSEMEN RECORDS
Season
    Goals   17  Brian McKee, BGSU '85-86
            Rob Blake, BGSU '89-90
    Assists 56  Wayne Gagne, WMU '86-87
    Points  68  Wayne Gagne, WMU '86-87
Career
    Goals   36  Scott Paluch, BGSU '85-88
    Assists 152 Wayne Gagne, WMU '84-87
    Points  187 Wayne Gagne, WMU '84-87
GOALIE RECORDS
Single Game
    Saves   58  Craig Lisko, FSU '92-93
Season
    Victories   23  Steve Shields, UM '92-93
    Goals-Against Average   1.78    Bob Essensa, MSU '84-85
    Saves   1,032   Mike Bales, OSU '90-91
Career
    Victories   81  Steve Shields, UM '91-94
    Goals-Against Average   1.82    Brian Stankiewicz, BGSU '78-79
    Saves   3,266   Glenn Healy, WMU '82-85
    Shutouts    6   C. Alban, MSU/Marty Turco, UM

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