Stat Pack: Rare Hats

Unlikely hat tricks, top senior classes, perfect OT goalies and more in this week's Stat Pack.
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Mitch McCrank had five points in Canisius's two wins at Bentley as the Golden Griffins chase a second straight Atlantic Hockey playoff title.

In our Stat Pack feature, College Hockey Inc. highlights five obscure but telling statistics from the world of college hockey. You can find many more, in our filtered stats database.

1. Canisius junior Mitch McCrank (Haileybury, Ont./Stratford-GOJHL) scored his fifth, sixth and seventh goals of the season Sunday to lift the Golden Griffins to the Atlantic Hockey semifinals. He is one of eight players this year to record a hat trick but have fewer than 10 goals on the season:

Fewest Goals, Players with a Hat Trick
4 - Andrew Sinelli, Michigan
5 - Maurice Alvarez, Army
6 - Darren Nowick, Northern Michigan
6 - Destry Straight, Boston College
7 - Mitch McCrank, Canisius
8 - Spiro Goulakos, Colgate
8 - Reid Sturos, Michigan Tech
9 - Tyson Spink, Colgate

 

2. Seniors tend to lead the way late in the season, and these teams have gotten the most offensive production from their senior class:

Most Points, Senior Class
175 - New Hampshire (64g-111a)
163 - Wisconsin (58-105)
153 - Notre Dame (52-101)
145 - St. Lawrence (48-97)
143 - Boston College (50-93)
142 - Quinnipiac (53-89)
119 - Ferris State (49-70)
119 - Massachusetts (42-77)

 

3. Postseason games feature 20-minute overtimes - and play until someone scores. Here are the eight goaltenders who have seen the most overtime action without surrendering a goal, seven of whom are in action this weekend:

Most OT Playing Time, 0 GA
46:38 - Andy Iles, Cornell
44:32 - Jackson Teichrob, Niagara
41:43 - C.J. Motte, Ferris State
41:27 - Matt Weninger, St. Lawrence
35:46 - Jake Hildebrand, Michigan State
34:40 - Jimmy Sarjeant, Mercyhurst
32:44 - Adam Wilcox, Minnesota (TB)
30:00 - Michael Garteig, Quinnipiac

 

4. It all starts with getting pucks on net. Here are the eight most prolific shooters in the country:

Most Shots on Goal
162 - Kenny Agostino, Yale (CGY)
161 - Ryan Haggerty, RPI (NYR)
157 - Riley Barber, Miami (WSH)
157 - Greg Carey, St. Lawrence
153 - Mario Puskarich, Vermont
153 - Kevin Roy, Northeastern (ANA)
153 - Johnny McInnis, Minnesota State
151 - Connor Jones, Quinnipiac

 

5. With conference realignment, teams are vying for the first Big Ten and NCHC playoff championships this weekend. Here's a look at how many Division I conference tournament titles each team alive this weekend has in its history, including past conference affiliations:

12 - Cornell
11 - Michigan State*
9 - Michigan*
8 - Wisconsin#
7 - Denver#, North Dakota#
6 - Minnesota#
5 - Bowling Green*
4 - Providence%
3 - Mercyhurst@, New Hampshire%, Notre Dame*
2 - Union, Western Michigan*
1 - Canisius, Colgate, UMass Lowell, Miami*, Quinnipiac
0 - Alaska Anchorage, Minnesota State, Niagara, Penn State, Robert Morris

* Includes CCHA titles
# Includes WCHA titles
% Includes ECAC titles
@ Includes MAAC titles

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