2013 Atlantic Hockey Tournament

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The 2013 Atlantic Hockey Tournament is the 10th Atlantic Hockey Tournament. It will be played between March 8 and March 23, 2013 at campus locations and at the Blue Cross Arena in Rochester, New York, United States. The winner of the tournament will earn Atlantic Hockey's automatic bid to the 2013 NCAA Division I Men's Ice Hockey Tournament.

Format[edit]

The tournament features four rounds of play. In the first round the fifth and twelfth, sixth and eleventh, seventh and tenth, and eighth and ninth seeds, as determined by the conference regular season standings, play a best-of-three series with the winners advancing to the quarterfinals. The top four teams from the conference regular season standings receive a bye to the quarterfinals. There, the first seed and lowest-ranked first-round winner, the second seed and second-lowest-ranked first-round winner, the third seed and second-highest-ranked first-round winner, and the fourth seed and the highest-ranked first-round winner play a best-of-three series, with the winners advancing to the semifinals. In the semifinals, the highest and lowest seeds and second-highest and second-lowest seeds play a single game, with the winner advancing to the championship game. The tournament champion receives an automatic bid to the 2013 NCAA Division I Men's Ice Hockey Tournament.

Standings[edit]

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

Conference record Overall record
GP W L T PTS GF GA GP W L T GF GA
#15 Niagara dagger 27 20 5 2 42 92 60 38 23 10 5 116 95
Air Force 27 15 7 5 35 92 56 37 17 13 7 120 92
Holy Cross 27 15 9 3 33 83 79 37 20 14 3 111 106
Connecticut 27 14 10 3 31 77 70 37 19 14 4 102 94
Robert Morris 27 13 11 3 29 85 85 38 20 14 4 118 105
Mercyhurst 27 12 11 2 28 90 73 41 19 17 5 128 112
#19 Canisius * 27 12 13 2 26 71 69 43 19 19 5 113 104
RIT 27 11 12 4 26 88 89 38 15 18 5 122 126
American International 27 9 12 6 24 72 78 35 12 17 6 88 112
Bentley 27 10 14 3 23 85 87 35 12 20 3 108 116
Army 27 7 15 5 19 64 92 34 7 22 5 73 121
Sacred Heart 27 2 21 4 8 67 128 36 2 30 4 83 182
Championship: March 23, 2013
dagger indicates conference regular season champion; * indicates conference tournament champion
Rankings: USCHO.com Top 20 Poll; updated March 25, 2013

Bracket[edit]

  First round
March 8–10
Quarterfinals
March 15–17
Semifinals
March 22
Championship
March 23
                                             
  1 Niagara 3 2* 1 Niagara 3  
5 Robert Morris 4 6 8 RIT 2 1 7 Canisius 5  
12 Sacred Heart 1 1
  2 Air Force 3 3
6 Mercyhurst 3 5 7 Canisius 4 4*     6 Mercyhurst 2
11 Army 1 2   7 Canisius 7
  3 Holy Cross 2 3 0
7 Canisius 4 2 6 Mercyhurst 3 2 1
10 Bentley 0 1
  4 Connecticut 4 4 4 Connecticut 1
8 RIT 2 7 5 Robert Morris 1 3 6 Mercyhurst 4  
9 American International 1 1

Note: * denotes overtime period(s)

Tournament awards[edit]

All-Tournament Team[edit]

  • Goaltender:
  • Defensemen:
  • Forwards:

MVP[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "2013 Atlantic Hockey Championship". Golden Griffins. 2013-03-24. Retrieved 2013-07-19.