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This is the 2019-20 Atlantic Hockey Conference season. This is the conference's 15th season under this name and the conference's 20th season overall. On September 7, 2018 the conference announced that the conference tournament semifinals and finals would be moved from the Blue Cross Arena in Rochester, New York to the HarborCenter in Buffalo, New York starting with the 2018-19 season.

Rule ChangesEdit

The conference has adopted a five minute 3-on-3 overtime and then shootout format for 2019-20 season. The conference has also adopted a three point system for conference games, matching the format used by the Big Ten and WCHA. [1]

Membership ChangesEdit

  • None

MembershipEdit

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 Bentley Multipurpose Arena 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 Insurance Arena (Alternate)
Erie, PA 1,500
6,833
Niagara Purple Eagles Dwyer Arena Lewiston, NY 1,400
Robert Morris Colonials Colonials Arena
PPG Paints Arena(alternate)
Neville Island, PA
Pittsburgh
1,200
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 HarborCenter Buffalo, New York 1,800

StandingsEdit

Atlantic Hockey Association Overall Record
Team GP W L T GF GA Pts GP W L T GF GA
American International Yellow Jackets 28 21 6 1 103 52 64 34 21 12 1 110 74
Sacred Heart Pioneers 28 18 8 2 109 66 56 34 21 10 3 132 85
RIT Tigers 28 15 9 4 91 79 50 36 19 13 4 113 104
Army Black Knights 28 14 11 3 71 68 45 33 17 13 3 83 80
Niagara Purple Eagles 28 12 12 4 74 67 42 34 12 18 4 82 89
Bentley Falcons 28 13 13 2 67 75 41 36 17 16 3 103 102
Robert Morris Colonials 28 11 12 5 66 72 41 37 13 19 5 84 104
Air Force Falcons 28 10 12 6 84 84 36 36 12 18 6 84 102
Canisius Golden Griffins 28 9 13 6 80 85 36 36 10 20 6 93 122
Holy Cross Crusaders 28 9 16 3 71 92 32 37 11 21 5 88 115
Mercyhurst Lakers 28 3 23 2 51 127 11 36 5 29 2 68 158

Riley Cup Conference TournamentEdit

FormatEdit

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 HarborCenter in Buffalo, New York on March 20-21, 2020. The conference tournament champion earns the conference's automatic bid to the 2020 NCAA Division I Men's Ice Hockey Tournament.

Cancellation of TournamentEdit

The conference announced it would be cancelling its tournament on March 12th due to the COVID-19 global pandemic.[2]

First RoundEdit

ReferencesEdit

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