2011 Atlantic Hockey Tournament

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The 2011 Atlantic Hockey Tournament was played between March 5 and March 19, 2011 at campus locations and at the Blue Cross Arena in Rochester, New York. The winner of the tournament received Atlantic Hockey's automatic bid to the 2011 NCAA Division I Men's Ice Hockey Tournament.

Format[edit]

The tournament features four rounds of play. For the first round, the twelve teams in the league are divided into the two "scheduling pods" used to devise the season schedule. Within each pod, the top two seeds received a bye, while the third and fourth seeds in each pod hosted the fifth and sixth seeds for a single game, with the winners advancing to the quarterfinals.

In the quarterfinals, the teams are reseeded without reference to the pods. The top four remaining seeds will host the bottom four remaining seeds in best-of-three series, with the winners advancing to the semi-finals. In the semifinals, the highest and lowest seeds and second-highest and second-lowest seeds will play a single game each, with the winners advancing to the championship game. The tournament champion will receive an automatic bid to the 2011 NCAA Men's Division I Ice Hockey Tournament.

Current standings[edit]

Note: GP = Games Played; W = Wins; L = Losses; T = Ties; PTS = Points; GF = Goals For; GA = Goals Against
The overall statistics include postseason games.

Conference Overall
GP W L T PTS GF GA GP W L T GF GA
RIT 27 15 5 7 37 95 64 37 19 10 8 128 98
Air Force* 27 14 7 6 34 106 85 36 19 11 6 135 113
Holy Cross 27 14 8 5 33 97 73 38 17 16 5 128 118
Niagara 27 15 10 2 32 99 92 35 18 13 4 124 120
Robert Morris 27 13 9 5 31 89 72 35 18 12 5 107 97
Connecticut 27 13 12 2 28 87 90 37 15 18 4 114 133
Mercyhurst 27 12 13 2 26 98 80 37 15 18 4 131 112
Canisius 27 10 12 5 25 76 83 38 13 19 6 110 135
Army 27 10 13 4 24 69 84 35 11 20 4 86 115
Bentley 27 9 13 5 23 70 88 34 10 18 6 86 117
Sacred Heart 27 5 16 6 16 75 112 37 6 25 6 95 173
American International 27 7 19 1 15 75 113 33 8 24 1 85 140
Championship:
indicates conference regular season champion
* indicates conference tournament champion
Current rankings: USCHO.com/CBS College Sports Top 20 Poll

Bracket[edit]

  First round
March 5
Quarterfinals
March 11–13
Semifinals
March 18
Championship
March 19
                                         
  1  RIT 5 5 1  RIT 4  
3E  Army 3 12  American International 0 1 6  Connecticut 2  
6E  American International 6
  2  Air Force 7 4
4E  Bentley 3 11  Sacred Heart 5 0     1  RIT 0
5E  Sacred Heart 6   2  Air Force 1
  3  Holy Cross 6 2 7
3W  Niagara 3 8  Canisius 3 3* 3
6W  Canisius 6
  6  Connecticut 5 4* 2  Air Force 3
4W  Robert Morris 1 7  Mercyhurst 2 3 3  Holy Cross 2  
5W  Mercyhurst 5


Note: * denotes overtime period(s)

Results[edit]

First round[edit]

(12)(6E) American International at (9)(3E) Army[edit]


(11)(5E) Sacred Heart at (10)(4E) Bentley[edit]


(8)(6W) Canisius at (4)(3W) Niagara[edit]


(7)(5E) Mercyhurst at (5)(4E) Robert Morris[edit]


Quarterfinals[edit]

(12) American International at (1) RIT[edit]

RIT won series 2–0


(11) Sacred Heart at (2) Air Force[edit]

Air Force won series 2–0


(8) Canisius at (3) Holy Cross[edit]

Holy Cross won series 2–1


(7) Mercyhurst at (6) Connecticut[edit]

Connecticut won series 2–0


Semifinals[edit]

(6) Connecticut vs (1) RIT[edit]


(3) Holy Cross vs (2) Air Force[edit]


Championship[edit]

(2) Air Force vs (1) RIT[edit]


Tournament awards[edit]

All-Tournament Team[edit]

  • Goaltender:
  • Defensemen:
  • Forwards:

MVP[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "2011 Atlantic Hockey Championship". Go Air Force Falcons. 2011-03-19. Retrieved 2013-07-19. 

External links[edit]