2001 MAAC Men's Ice Hockey Tournament

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The 2001 MAAC Men's Ice Hockey Tournament was the 3rd championship in the history of the conference. It was played between March 10 and March 17, 2001. Quarterfinal games were played at home team campus sites, while the final four games were played at the UConn Ice Arena in Storrs, Connecticut, the home venue of the Connecticut Huskies. by winning the tournament Mercyhurst received MAAC's automatic bid to the 2001 NCAA Men's Division I Ice Hockey Tournament.

Format[edit]

The tournament featured three rounds of play with each round being single-elimination. The teams that finish below eighth in the standings are ineligible for tournament play. In the first round, the first and eighth seeds, the second and seventh seeds, the third seed and sixth seeds, and the fourth seed and fifth seeds played with the winner advancing to the semifinals. In the semifinals, the highest and lowest seeds and second highest and second lowest seeds play with the winner advancing to the championship game. The tournament champion receives an automatic bid to the 2001 NCAA Men's Division I Ice Hockey Tournament.

Conference Standings[edit]

Note: GP = Games Played; W = Wins; L = Losses; T = Ties; PTS = Points; GF = Goals For; GA = Goals Against

Conference Overall
GP W L T PTS GF GA GP W L T GF GA
#12 Mercyhurst†* 26 19 6 1 39 110 52 36 22 12 2 140 89
Quinnipiac 26 17 7 2 36 106 67 37 22 11 4 141 106
Iona 26 16 6 4 36 122 84 35 18 13 4 136 121
Canisius 26 13 9 4 30 95 90 33 17 12 4 117 111
Connecticut 26 12 11 3 27 94 86 35 12 19 4 108 123
Sacred Heart 26 11 10 5 27 81 76 31 14 12 5 103 91
Army 26 11 15 0 22 84 101 35 14 20 1 112 132
Fairfield 26 10 14 2 22 82 104 32 11 19 2 101 139
American International 26 10 15 1 21 75 96 31 10 20 1 80 123
Holy Cross 26 8 16 2 18 81 99 32 8 22 2 89 133
Bentley 26 3 21 2 8 67 142 29 4 23 2 72 153
Championship: Mercyhurst
indicates conference regular season champion
* indicates conference tournament champion
Final rankings: USA Today/American Hockey Magazine Poll Top 15 Poll

Bracket[2][edit]

Teams are reseeded after the quarterfinals

Quarterfinals
March 10
Semifinals
March 15
Championship
March 17
                 
1 Mercyhurst 10
8 Fairfield 5
1 Mercyhurst 4
4 Canisius 3
4 Canisius 4
5 Connecticut 1
1 Mercyhurst 6
2 Quinnipiac 5
2 Quinnipiac 4*
7 Army 3
2 Quinnipiac 4
3 Iona 1
3 Iona 3*
6 Sacred Heart 2

Note: * denotes overtime period(s)

Quarterfinals[edit]

(1) Mercyhurst vs. (8) Fairfield[edit]


(2) Quinnipiac vs. (7) Army[edit]


(3) Iona vs. (6) Sacred Heart[edit]


(4) Canisius vs. (5) Connecticut[edit]


Semifinals[edit]

(1) Mercyhurst vs. (4) Canisius[edit]


(2) Quinnipiac vs. (3) Iona[edit]


Championship[edit]

(1) Mercyhurst vs. (2) Quinnipiac[edit]


Tournament awards[edit]

MVP[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Mercyhurst Men's Team History". Retrieved 2013-06-02. 
  2. ^ "MAAC Tournament". College Hockey Historical Archive. Retrieved 2013-05-28. 
  3. ^ "Mercyhurst 10, Fairfield 5". USCHO.com. 2001-03-10. Retrieved 2013-06-02. 
  4. ^ "Quinnipiac 4, Army 3". USCHO.com. 2001-03-10. Retrieved 2013-06-02. 
  5. ^ "Iona 3, Sacred Heart 2". USCHO.com. 2001-03-10. Retrieved 2013-06-02. 
  6. ^ "Canisius 4, Connecticut 1". USCHO.com. 2001-03-10. Retrieved 2013-06-02. 
  7. ^ "Mercyhurst 4, Canisius 3". USCHO.com. 2001-03-15. Retrieved 2013-06-02. 
  8. ^ "Quinnipiac 4, Iona 1". USCHO.com. 2001-03-15. Retrieved 2013-06-02. 
  9. ^ "Mercyhurst 6, Quinnipiac 5". USCHO.com. 2001-03-17. Retrieved 2013-06-02. 
  10. ^ "MAAC Awards". College Hockey Historical Archives. Retrieved 2013-06-02. 

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