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The 2013 Atlantic Hockey Tournament was held from March 8 through March 23, 2013.  The winner of the tournament received the conference's automatic bid to the 2013 NCAA Division I Men's Ice Hockey Tournament.

Regular seasonEdit

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 37 23 9 5 115 93
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
Canisius * 27 12 13 2 26 71 69 42 19 18 5 110 100
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

FormatEdit

All twelve teams qualify for the tournament. The first round has seeds 5 though 12 playing in a best of three first round at the arena of the higher seeded team. Seed 5 host seed 12, 6 host 11, 7 host 10, and 8 host 9.  The teams were re-seeded after the first round.  The quarterfinal round has seed 1 host seed 8, seed 2 host 7, 3 host 6, 4 host 5. This round was also best of three at the arena of the higher seed.  Teams were re-seed for the semifinal round. The Atlantic Hockey Championships (semifinal and final rounds) were held at the Blue Cross Arena in Rochester, New York on March 22nd and 23rd.

First RoundEdit

#5 Robert Morris vs #12 Sacred HeartEdit

  • Robert Morris defeated Sacred Heart 2 games to none (4-1, 6-1)

#6 Mercyhurst vs. #11 ArmyEdit

  • Mercyhurst defeated Army 2 games to none (3-1, 5-2)

#7 Canisius vs #10 BentleyEdit

  • Canisius defeated Bentley 2 games to none (3-0, 5-0)

#8 RIT vs #9 American InternationalEdit

  • RIT defeated American International 2 games to none (2-1, 7-1)

QuarterfinalsEdit

#1 Niagara vs #8 RITEdit

  • Niagara defeated RIT 2 games to none (3-2, 2-1 (OT))

#2 Air Force vs #7 CanisiusEdit

  • Canisius defeated Air Force 2 games to none (4-3, 4-3 (OT)

#3 Holy Cross vs #6 MercyhurstEdit

  • Mercyhurst defeated Holy Cross 2 games to none (3-2, 2-3, 1-0)

#4 Connecticut vs #5 Robert MorrisEdit

  • Connecticut defeated Robert Morris 2 games to none (4-1, 4-3)

SemifinalsEdit

#1 Niagara vs #7 CanisiusEdit

  • Canisius defeated Niagara 5 to 3

#2 Connecticut vs #6 MercyhurstEdit

  • Mercyhurst defeated Connecticut 4 to 1

FinalEdit

#6 Mercyhurst vs #7 CanisiusEdit

  • Canisius defeated Mercyhurst 7 to 2

Mercyhurst received the conference's automatic bid to the 2013 NCAA Division I Men's Ice Hockey Tournament

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