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2011-2012 ACHA Men's Division 1 Final Ranking

2012-03-22


DELAWARE WINS ITS FIRST NATIONAL CHAMPIONSHIP OVER OAKLAND

UNION LAKE, MI – The University of Delaware defeated Oakland University 5-1 at Hoover Arena in Strongsville, OH to claim its first Murdoch Cup, awarded to the ACHA Men's Division 1 National Champions.  Goaltender S.J. Broadt of Delaware was named the Tournament Most Valuable Player.  Head Coach M.F. Schurman and his Blue Hens, the #3 seed and Regular Season Champions of the Eastern States Collegiate Hockey League, ended the season with a 34-3-1 record.  They had previously lost in the ACHA Men's Division 1 National Championship Game in 2001 to Penn State.  Head Coach Jeremy Bachusz and Oakland, the #13 seed and Regular Season Champions of the Great Lakes Collegiate Hockey League, finished the season with a 25-16-2 record.  The Golden Grizzlies were looking for their second ACHA Men's Division 1 National Championship, having previously won it in 2007 over Penn State.

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Positions 1-20 in the final ranking were based on the national tournament.  Positions 21-25 were voted on by the coaches, as during the regular season.

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The 2013 ACHA Men's Division 1 National Championships will be hosted March 1-6 by Robert Morris University Illinois at The Edge Ice Arena in Bensenville, IL.

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2011-2012 ACHA Men's Division 1 Final Ranking

Rank

School Name

1st Votes

Record

Pts

Previous

1

Delaware

 

34-3-1

 

2

2

Oakland

 

25-16-2

 

T 11

3

Penn State

 

29-4-1

 

1

4

Lindenwood

 

31-5-0

 

3

5

Ohio

 

27-13-2

 

6

6

Minot State

 

27-6-2

 

7

7

Oklahoma

 

26-13-2

 

9

8

Adrian

 

26-13-2

 

13

9

Arizona State

 

29-4-3

 

4

10

Liberty

 

23-8-5

 

5

11

Iowa State

 

28-10-5

 

8

12

Robert Morris (IL)

 

26-7-2

 

10

13

Illinois

 

16-17-1

 

T 11

14

Davenport

 

21-21-0

 

14

15

Central Oklahoma

 

16-23-1

 

15

16

West Virginia

 

26-15-0

 

22

17

Rutgers

 

17-7-4

 

19

18

Kent State

 

16-22-2

 

T 24

19

Drexel

 

24-12-0

 

T 24

20

Mercyhurst

 

20-12-2

 

NR

21

Stony Brook

 

17-10-4

76

16

22

Canton

 

29-2-3

74

17

23

Rhode Island

 

21-20-2

63

20

24

West Chester

 

19-13-0

55

18

25

Arizona

 

13-18-3

34

21

 

Others receiving votes: Navy and Pittsburgh.




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