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. The winner received Atlantic Hockey's automatic bid to the 2010 NCAA Division I Men's Ice Hockey Tournament.

Format[edit | edit source]

The tournament features four rounds of play. In the first round, the seventh and tenth seeds and eighth and ninth seeds play 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 play 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 play a single game each, with the winners advancing to the championship game. The tournament champion will receive an automatic bid to the 2010 NCAA Men's Division I Ice Hockey Tournament.

Regular season standings[edit | edit source]

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
#20 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: Rochester Institute of Technology
indicates conference regular season champion
* indicates conference tournament champion
Final rankings: USCHO.com/CBS College Sports Top 20 Poll

Bracket[edit | edit source]

  First round
March 5-6
Quarterfinals
March 12–14
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 | edit source]

First round[edit | edit source]

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


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


Quarterfinals[edit | edit source]

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

RIT won series 2–0


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

Sacred Heart won series 2–0


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

Air Force won series 2–0


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

Canisius won series 2–0


Semifinals[edit | edit source]

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


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


Championship[edit | edit source]

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


Tournament awards[edit | edit source]

All-Tournament Team[edit | edit source]

  • Goaltender: Jared DeMichiel (RIT)
  • Defensemen: Dan Ringwald (RIT), Chris Tanev (RIT)
  • Forwards: Tyler Brenner (RIT), Cameron Burt (RIT), Patrick Knowlton (Sacred Heart)

MVP[edit | edit source]

References[edit | edit source]

External links[edit | edit source]

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