2002 MAAC Men's Ice Hockey Tournament

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The 2002 MAAC Men's Ice Hockey Tournament was the 4th championship in the history of the conference. It was played between March 9 and March 16, 2002. Quarterfinal games were played at home team campus sites, while the final four games were played at the Hart Center in Worcester, Massachusetts, the home venue of the Holy Cross Crusaders. By winning the tournament Quinnipiac received MAAC's automatic bid to the 2002 NCAA Men's Division I Ice Hockey Tournament, their first appearance in the 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 2002 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
Mercyhurst 26 21 2 3 45 103 48 37 24 10 3 130 89
Quinnipiac* 26 15 6 5 35 89 57 38 20 13 5 129 110
Holy Cross 26 14 7 5 33 95 69 34 17 12 5 120 109
Sacred Heart 26 15 8 3 33 92 72 34 16 14 4 111 107
Canisius 26 13 9 4 30 94 71 35 14 17 4 122 114
Connecticut 26 11 10 5 27 86 89 36 13 16 7 104 129
Iona 26 12 12 2 26 92 91 33 13 18 2 111 124
Army 26 9 11 6 24 87 86 35 11 18 6 109 114
American International 26 6 20 0 12 59 112 28 7 21 0 63 119
Fairfield 26 4 19 3 11 53 91 32 6 23 3 72 121
Bentley 26 4 20 2 10 57 121 32 4 26 2 69 150
Championship: Quinnipiac
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[3]
March 9
Semifinals[4]
March 14
Championship
March 16
                 
1 Mercyhurst 2
8 Army 1
1 Mercyhurst 5
6 Connecticut 0
3 Holy Cross 5
6 Connecticut 6
1 Mercyhurst 4
2 Quinnipiac 6
2 Quinnipiac 6**
7 Iona 5
2 Quinnipiac 3
4 Sacred Heart 2
4 Sacred Heart 3*
5 Canisius 2

Note: * denotes overtime period(s)

Quarterfinals[edit]

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


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


(3) Holy Cross vs. (6) Connecticut[edit]


(4) Sacred Heart vs. (5) Canisius[edit]


Semifinals[edit]

(1) Mercyhurst vs. (6) Connecticut[edit]


(2) Quinnipiac vs. (4) Sacred Heart[edit]


Championship[edit]

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


Tournament awards[edit]

MVP[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Quinnipiac Men's Team History". Retrieved 2013-06-13. 
  2. ^ "MAAC Tournament". College Hockey Historical Archive. Retrieved 2013-06-13. 
  3. ^ "MAAC men's 2001-02 Results Week 24". Retrieved 2013-06-13. 
  4. ^ "MAAC men's 2001-02 Results Week 25". Retrieved 2013-06-13. 
  5. ^ "Mercyhurst 2, Army 1". USCHO.com. 2002-03-09. Retrieved 2013-06-13. 
  6. ^ "Quinnipiac 6, Iona 5". USCHO.com. 2002-03-09. Retrieved 2013-06-13. 
  7. ^ "Connecticut 6, Holy Cross 5". USCHO.com. 2002-03-09. Retrieved 2013-06-13. 
  8. ^ "Sacred Heart 3, Canisius 2". USCHO.com. 2002-03-09. Retrieved 2013-06-13. 
  9. ^ "Mercyhurst 5, Connecticut 0". USCHO.com. 2002-03-14. Retrieved 2013-06-13. 
  10. ^ "Quinnipiac 3, Sacred Heart 2". USCHO.com. 2002-03-14. Retrieved 2013-06-13. 
  11. ^ "Quinnipiac 6, Mercyhurst 4". USCHO.com. 2002-03-16. Retrieved 2013-06-13. 
  12. ^ "MAAC Awards". College Hockey Historical Archives. Retrieved 2013-06-13. 

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