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This is the 2017-18 Atlantic Hockey Conference season. This is the conference's 13th season under this name and the conference's 18th season overall.

Membership Changes[edit | edit source]

  • None

Membership[edit | edit source]

School Hockey Arena Location Capacity
Air Force Falcons Cadet Ice Arena Colorado Springs, CO 2,502
American International Yellow Jackets MassMutual Center Springfield, MA 6,679
Army Black Knights Tate Rink West Point, NY 2,648
Bentley Falcons John A. Ryan Arena
Bentley Multipurpose Arena (Feb. 2018)
Watertown, MA 1,200
Canisius Golden Griffins HarborCenter Buffalo, NY 1,800
Holy Cross Crusaders Hart Center Worcester, MA 1,600
Mercyhurst Lakers Mercyhurst Ice Center Erie, PA 1,500
Mercyhurst (alternate) Erie Insurance Arena Erie, PA 6,833
Niagara Purple Eagles Dwyer Arena Lewiston, NY 1,400
Robert Morris Colonials 84 Lumber Arena Neville Island, PA 1,200
Robert Morris (alternate) PPG Paints Arena Pittsburgh 18,387
RIT Tigers Gene Polisseni Center Henrietta, NY 4,300
RIT (alternate) Blue Cross Arena Rochester, NY 10,556
Sacred Heart Pioneers Webster Bank Arena Bridgeport, Connecticut 8,412
Tournament Blue Cross Arena Rochester, NY 10,556

Standings[edit | edit source]

2017–18 Atlantic Hockey standings
Conference record Overall record
GP W L T PTS GF GA GP W L T GF GA
Mercyhurstdagger 28 16 8 4 36 90 81 37 21 12 4 124 111
Canisius 28 17 11 0 34 94 76 38 19 17 2 117 108
Holy Cross 28 12 10 6 30 80 70 36 13 16 7 97 100
Army 28 12 10 6 30 80 70 36 15 15 6 93 91
#14 Air Force * 28 13 11 4 30 73 64 43 23 15 5 115 94
RIT 28 13 14 1 27 91 90 37 15 20 2 114 127
Robert Morris 28 12 13 3 27 79 78 41 18 20 3 119 118
American International 28 11 13 4 26 63 75 39 15 20 4 88 116
Niagara 28 10 15 3 23 76 90 36 11 22 3 93 123
Bentley 28 9 14 5 23 72 87 37 13 18 6 96 114
Sacred Heart 28 9 15 4 22 79 96 39 13 22 4 107 135
Championship: March 17, 2018
dagger indicates conference regular season champion; * indicates conference tournament champion
Rankings: USCHO.com Top 20 Poll; updated March 5, 2018

Riley Cup Conference Tournament[edit | edit source]

Format[edit | edit source]

All teams qualify. The top 5 seeds earn a bye to the quarterfinals.  The 6th place team played the 11th place team and 7-10, 8-9 also being paired off in a best-of-three series. The teams are re-seeded for the best-of-three quarterfinals, with 1 playing 8 and 2-7, 3-6, 4-5 also being paired off in a best-of-three series.  The winners advance to the single game semifinals with those winners advancing to the conference championship game.  The semifinal and final rounds will be held at the Blue Cross Arena in Rochester, New York on March 16-17, 2018. The conference tournament champion earns the conference's automatic bid to the 2018 NCAA Division I Men's Ice Hockey Tournament.

First Round[edit | edit source]

Quarterfinals[edit | edit source]

Semifinals[edit | edit source]

Final[edit | edit source]

2018 AHA champions Air Force Falcons

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