This is the 1979-80 season of the Atlantic Universities Athletic Association. The league reverted back to a two division format.
1978-79 AUAA Season : 1980-81 AUAA Season 1979-80 GPAC Season : 1979-80 CWUAA Season 1979-80 OUAA Season : 1979-80 QUAA Season 1980 University Cup
West Division University of Moncton 22- 4-1-45 193-119 University of New Brunswick 15-11-1-31 163-141 Mount Allsion University 14-13-0-28 142-157 University of Prince Edward Island 12-15-0-24 132-128 St Thomas University 4-23-0- 8 107-211 Memorial University 1-17-1- 3 50-150
East Division Dalhousie University 20- 8-1-41 133- 98 Saint Mary's University 17-10-2-36 129- 74 St Francis Xavier University 16-12-1-33 146-117 Acadia University 10-18-1-21 128-129
The top 2 teams from each Division would advance to the Playoffs. An additional 2 wild cards would also advance and would be selected by a 3 person committee: President of AUAA Hockey - Rev. George Kehoe (St. FX), Secretary of the AUAA,- Ken Fultie and AUAA Men's Hockey Technical Committee Chairman - Robert Hayes. The Wild Card selections would play the cross-over Division #2 in a single elimination game hosted by the #2 seed. The winners would advance to the Semi-finals.
[Note: no stories found outlining what would occur if the 2 Wild Cards came from the same Division.]
Wild Card Selections
Saint Mary's-East & Mt. Allison-West
- February 27 - (#2) New Brunswick 4 - (WC) St. Francis Xavier 7
- February 27 - (#2) St. Mary's 4 - (WC) Mt. Allison 0
Best of 3
|February 29||Dalhousie 7||St. Francis Xavier 3||Halifax|
|March 1||St. Francis Xavier 3||Dalhousie 1||Halifax|
|March 2||Dalhousie 4||St. Francis Xavier 2||Halifax|
Dalhousie beat St. Francis Xavier 2 wins to 1.
|February 29||Saint Mary's 5||Moncton 4||Moncton|
|March 1||Moncton 6||Saint Mary's 5||Moncton|
|March 2||Moncton 5||Saint Mary's 4||Moncton|
Moncton beat Saint Mary's 2 wins to 1.
Best of 3
|March 7||Moncton 10||Dalhousie 7||Moncton|
|March 8||Moncton 6||Dalhousie 0||Halifax|
Moncton beat Dalhousie 2 wins to none.