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This was the 2003 Metro Atlantic Athletic Conference hockey tournament.  The tournament was held from March 15th to 23rd, 2003.  The tournament winning team received the conference's automatic bid to the 2003 NCAA Division I Men's Ice Hockey Tournament.  This was the conferences last tournament under MAAC banner as Fairfield and Iona discontinued their hockey programs.  The remaining nine programs formed the Atlantic Hockey Association which began play during  the 2003-04 season.

Regular seasonEdit

Conference Overall
GP W L T PTS GF GA GP W L T GF GA
Mercyhurst†* 26 19 5 240 105 73 37 22 13 2 135 129
Quinnipiac 26 18 7 1 37 109 72 36 22 13 1 139 98
Holy Cross 26 14 11 1 29 81 67 36 17 18 1 109 105
Sacred Heart 26 13 10 3 29 79 62 35 14 15 6 95 86
Bentley 26 13 13 0 26 77 80 34 15 19 0 94 122
Army 26 13 13 0 26 67 72 34 18 16 0 93 92
Canisius 26 11 13 2 24 66 71 37 12 21 4 85 126
Iona 26 11 14 1 23 80 80 35 11 22 2 91 122
American International 26 9 16 1 19 66 105 32 10 20 2 83 137
Connecticut 26 7 16 3 17 74 102 34 8 23 3 91 148
Fairfield 26 7 17 2 16 67 87 33 8 23 2 86 121
Championship: Mercyhurst
indicates conference regular season champion
* indicates conference tournament champion
Final rankings: USA Today/American Hockey Magazine Poll Top 15 Poll

FormatEdit

The top eight (out of eleven) teams in the league standings qualified for the single elimination tournament. Teams were reseeded after the quarterfinal round.  The quarterfinals games were held at the home rink of the higher seeded team.  The semifinal and final rounds were held at the Tate Rink in West Point, New York; the home of the Army Black Knights.

QuarterfinalsEdit

games held March 15

#1 Mercyhurst vs #8 IonaEdit

  • Mercyhurst defeated Iona 5 to 4

#2 Quinnipiac vs #7 CanisiusEdit

  • Quinnipiac defeated Canisius 3 to 2

#3 Holy Cross vs #6 ArmyEdit

  • Holy Cross defeated Army 3 to 2

#4 Sacred Heart vs #5 BentleyEdit

  • Bentley defeated Holy Cross 2 to 0

SemifinalsEdit

games held March 21

#1 Mercyhurst vs #5 BentleyEdit

  • Mercyhurst defeated Bentley 10 to 2

#2 Quinnipiac vs #3 Holy CrossEdit

  • Quinnipiac defeated Holy Cross 3 to 0

FinalEdit

game held March 23

#1 Mercyhurst vs #2 QuinnipiacEdit

  • Mercyhurst defeated Quinnipiac 4 to 3

Mercyhurst earned the conference's automatic bid to the 2003 NCAA Division I Men's Ice Hockey Tournament.

All Tournament TeamEdit

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