2010 Atlantic Hockey Tournament

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The 2010 Atlantic Hockey Men's Ice Hockey Tournament was played between March 5 and March 20, 2010 at campus locations and at the Blue Cross Arena in Rochester, New York. By winning the tournament, RIT received Atlantic Hockey's automatic bid to the 2010 NCAA Division I Men's Ice Hockey Tournament.

Format[edit]

The tournament featured four rounds of play. In the first round, the seventh and tenth seeds and eighth and ninth seeds played a single game with the winner advancing to the quarterfinals. There, the first seed and lower-ranked first round winner, the second seed and higher-ranked first round winner, the third and sixth seeds, and the fourth and fifth seeds played a best-of-three series, with the winner advancing to the semifinals. In the semifinals, the highest and lowest seeds and second-highest and second-lowest seeds played a single game each, with the winners advancing to the championship game. The tournament champion received an automatic bid to the 2010 NCAA Men's Division I Ice Hockey Tournament.

Regular season 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
#10 RIT†* 28 22 5 1 45 109 51 41 28 12 1 145 90
Sacred Heart 28 16 9 3 35 99 86 38 21 13 4 131 123
Air Force 28 14 8 6 34 86 70 37 16 15 6 103 96
Mercyhurst 28 15 10 3 33 103 70 38 15 20 3 121 118
Canisius 28 13 11 4 30 97 89 37 17 15 5 125 122
Army 28 10 12 6 26 80 83 36 11 18 7 98 114
Holy Cross 28 10 13 5 25 70 74 37 12 19 6 87 102
Bentley 28 10 15 3 23 78 105 35 12 19 4 94 123
Connecticut 28 6 19 3 15 48 91 37 7 27 3 59 135
American International 28 5 19 4 14 59 110 33 5 24 4 69 131
Championship: RIT
indicates conference regular season champion
* indicates conference tournament champion
Final rankings: USA Today/USA Hockey Magazine Top 15 Poll

Bracket[edit]

  First round
March 5–6
Quarterfinals
March 12–13
Semifinals
March 19
Championship
March 20
                                         
  1  RIT 4* 4 1  RIT 4  
7  Holy Cross 4 9  Connecticut 3 1 5  Canisius 0  
10  American International 2
  2  Sacred Heart 4 4*
8  Bentley 1 7  Holy Cross 0 3     1  RIT 6
9  Connecticut 2   2  Sacred Heart 1
  3  Air Force 3 4
6  Army 0 2
  4  Mercyhurst 1 4 2  Sacred Heart 2
5  Canisius 5 5** 3  Air Force 1  


Note: * denotes overtime period(s)

Results[edit]

First round[edit]

(7) Holy Cross vs. (10) American International[edit]


(8) Bentley vs. (9) Connecticut[edit]


Quarterfinals[edit]

(1) RIT vs. (9) Connecticut[edit]

RIT won series 2–0


(2) Sacred Heart vs. (7) Holy Cross[edit]

Sacred Heart won series 2–0


(3) Air Force vs. (6) Army[edit]

Air Force won series 2–0


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

Canisius won series 2–0


Semifinals[edit]

(1) RIT vs. (5) Canisius[edit]


(2) Sacred Heart vs. (3) Air Force[edit]


Championship[edit]

(1) RIT vs. (2) Sacred Heart[edit]


Tournament awards[edit]

All-Tournament Team[edit]

MVP[edit]

References[edit]

External links[edit]