2010 CHA Men's Ice Hockey Tournament

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The 2010 CHA Men's Ice Hockey Tournament was played on March 12 and March 13, 2010 at Dwyer Arena in Lewiston, New York. The winner will receive College Hockey America's automatic bid to the 2010 NCAA Division I Men's Ice Hockey Tournament. Alabama–Huntsville defeated hosts Niagara, 3–2, in overtime to win their second CHA Tournament title.[1]

2010 marked the final men's tournament for the CHA, as the conference will disband its men's division after the season.[2]

Format[edit]

The tournament will featured two rounds of play. In the first round, the first and fourth seeds and second and third seeds will each play for a berth in the championship game. The winners of the championship, played on March 13, 2010, will receive an automatic bid to the 2010 NCAA Division I Men's 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 Bemidji State 18 14 3 1 29 71 40 37 23 10 4 128 87
Robert Morris 18 6 9 3 15 47 60 35 10 19 6 94 121
Alabama–Huntsville* 18 6 10 2 14 42 54 33 12 18 3 73 89
Niagara 18 6 10 2 14 53 59 36 12 20 4 107 118
Championship: Alabama–Huntsville
indicates conference regular season champion
* indicates conference tournament champion
Final rankings: USA Today/USA Hockey Magazine Top 15 Poll

Bracket[edit]

  Semifinals
March 12
    Championship
March 13
                 
  1  Bemidji State 4  
  4  Niagara 5    
      4  Niagara 2
      3  Alabama–Huntsville 3*
  2  Robert Morris 0    
  3  Alabama–Huntsville 1   Third place
 
1  Bemidji State 3
  2  Robert Morris 3

Note: * denotes overtime period(s)

All times are local (EST).

Semifinals[edit]

March 12, 2010
3:00 PM
(2) Robert Morris 0 – 1
(0–0, 0–1, 0–0)
(3) Alabama–Huntsville Dwyer Arena, Lewiston, New York
Attendance: 380
March 12, 2010
7:00 PM
(1) Bemidji State 4 – 5
(1–2, 1–2, 2–1)
(4) Niagara Dwyer Arena, Lewiston, New York
Attendance: 1,003

Third place[edit]

March 13, 2010
4:00 PM
(1) Bemidji State 3 – 3 (OT)
(1–0, 0–0, 2–3, 0–0)
(2) Robert Morris Dwyer Arena, Lewiston, New York
Attendance: 425

Championship[edit]

March 13, 2010
8:00 PM
(4) Niagara 2 – 3 (OT)
(0–0, 1–2, 1–0, 0–1)
(3) Alabama–Huntsville Dwyer Arena, Lewiston, New York
Attendance: 1,818

Tournament awards[edit]

All-Tournament Team[edit]

MVP[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Baldwin, Thomas (March 13, 2010). "Desmet Scores in OT as Alabama-Huntsville Captures Final CHA Crown". USCHO.com. Archived from the original on 17 March 2010. Retrieved 14 March 2010. [dead link]
  2. ^ Baldwin, Thomas (March 6, 2010). "Mironov Scores Two as Niagara Sweeps Robert Morris". USCHO.com. Archived from the original on 11 March 2010. Retrieved 7 March 2010. [dead link]
  3. ^ a b "CHA All-Tournament Team Announced". College Hockey America. March 14, 2010. Retrieved 14 March 2010. 

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