Men's Division 1 Rankings

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Lindenwood stays #1 in fourth ACHA M1 Ranking

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UNION LAKE, Mich. – (March 10, 2021) – Lindenwood University keeps the top spot in the 2020-2021 American Collegiate Hockey Association Men's Division 1 Ranking No. 4.  The Lions (12-0-0) remained undefeated after sweeping Iowa State University (10-7-1) on the road.  Friday night, the game remained scoreless until Lions defenseman Brendan Murphy scored the game’s only goal with 4:23 left in the second period as Lindenwood held on for the 1-0 victory.  Goaltender Cooper Seedott turned aside 30 shots for the shutout while Cyclone goalie Greg Moon was equally impressive with 29 saves.  Saturday, it was Stephen Friedland who held the Cyclones scoreless again by making 27 saves.  Moon had another 30 saves for Iowa State but the Lions power play managed 2 goals on 4 attempts while the Cyclones failed on all 5 of its attempts.  Murphy and Matthew Runyon each had a goal and an assist for the Lions.

 

While there are 72 teams fielding teams in Men’s Division 1, only 25 teams have played at least one game this season so far.  To reflect these numbers, the rankings will only contain 10 teams.  No. 2 Adrian College (14-1-0) swept University of Jamestown at Arrington Arena in Adrian, Mich, winning 4-1 on Thursday and 6-3 on Friday.   Brendan Stanko and Tyler Fyfe netted a goal for the Bulldogs in each of the contests while goaltender Michael Barrett got the win both nights after making 41 saves total.  Meanwhile, Jimmies goaltender Tyson Brouwer was peppered by the Bulldogs, facing 90 shots and making 80 saves on the weekend in a losing effort. No. 3 Liberty University (6-2-0) swept Ohio University at Bird Arena in Athens, Ohio, its sixth consecutive win over the Bobcats in as many games, winning 4-1 on Friday and completing the sweep with a 4-3 comeback win on Saturday night.  Quinn Ryan and Brock Thompson scored goals in both games for the Flames while goaltenders Cedric Lesieur and Hunter Virostek each made 24 saves in their respective games for the win.

 

No. 4 Minot State University (13-2-1) was idle this past weekend. Rounding out the Top 10 were No. 6 Maryville University (9-5-0), No. 7 Indiana Tech (1-5-1), No. 8 Ohio University (1-11-0), No. 9 University of Jamestown (10-9-3), and No. 10 Lawrence Tech (2-0-1).  The Central States Collegiate Hockey League leads the way with three of its member teams ranked while the Wolverine-Hoosier Athletic Conference has two of its member teams ranked.  The Eastern States Collegiate Hockey League, Great Lakes Collegiate Hockey League, and Midwest College Hockey each have a single team ranked.

 

 

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About American Collegiate Hockey Association
The American Collegiate Hockey Association (ACHA) is a recognized 501(c)3 organization of almost 500 college and university-affiliated programs which provides structure, regulates operations, and promotes the quality of collegiate ice hockey throughout the United States. Headquartered in Troy, Michigan, the ACHA's primary mission is to support the growth and development of college hockey programs nationwide. The ACHA identifies standards which serve to unite and regulate teams at the collegiate level and entered its 30th season in September 2020.
For more information, visit achahockey.org.

 

Undefeated Lions continue to lead the pack in third M1 Rankings

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NION LAKE, Mich. – (March 3, 2021)  Lindenwood University keeps the top spot in the 2020-2021 American Collegiate Hockey Association Men's Division 1 Ranking No. 3.  The Lions (10-0-0) remained undefeated after sweeping Missouri State University (4-6-2) on the road.  Friday night, Brady Griffin nearly stole one for the Bears by making 37 saves, but the Lions were able to battle back twice from a deficit to force the five-minute overtime period.  With only 0:20 remaining in the extra frame and the Lions killing a too many men penalty, Vegard Faret sniped the shorthanded game winner for the 3-2 win.   Saturday night, the Lions completed the sweep with a 5-1 win as defenseman Kyler Newman scored two goals and Stephen Friedland made 26 saves in goal.  Bailey Stephens had 34 saves in a losing effort.

No. 2 Adrian College (12-1-0) defeated Aquinas College 4-1 on Thursday night at Arrington Arena in Adrian, Mich.  Saints goaltender Nicholas Ottenbacher was sensational in goal making 40 saves, but the Bulldogs got goals from Sheldon Nolan, Christopher Donaldson, Tyler Fyfe, and Matteo Digiulio for the win.  Saturday night, the Bulldogs hit the road to Grand Rapids, Mich. and throttled league rival Davenport University 11-1.  Domenic Moore, Nash Hatcher, and Fyfe each netted two goals apiece as the Bulldogs pumped 72 shots on goal, with Zach Janis making 57 saves for the Panthers.

 No. 3 Liberty University (4-2-0) swept Ohio University at the LaHaye Center in Lynchburg, Va, its fourth consecutive win over the Bobcats in as many games.  Friday night, Quinn Ryan paced the attack with 2 goals and 2 assists as the Flames power play connected for 3 goals with the man advantage, while Cedric Lesieur made 29 saves in goal for the win.  Saturday, the Flames jumped out to a 3-0 in the first period and turned the heat up the rest of the way for a 9-1 rout.  Brock Thompson had the 3-goal hat trick while Jason Foltz and Quinn Ryan each had a pair of goals.    

 No. 4 Minot State University (13-2-1) put up three wins for the week after a 4-2 win on Wednesday over Dakota College at Bottineau and then a weekend sweep over Williston State College (8-0, 7-1).  Adam Wowryk and Nick Doyle paced the Beaver offense with 3 goals and 3 assists each while goaltender Chad Duran got two wins, a shutout, and made 47 saves on 49 shots.  No. 5 Iowa State University (10-5-1) was idle this past weekend.  Rounding out the Top 10 were No. 6 Indiana Tech (8-5-1), No. 7 Missouri State University (4-6-2), No. 8 Ohio University (1-9-0), No. 9 Lawrence Tech (1-0-1), and No. 10 University of Illinois (2-0-0).

The Central States Collegiate Hockey League leads the way with four of its member teams ranked while the Wolverine-Hoosier Athletic Conference has two of its member teams ranked.  The Eastern States Collegiate Hockey League, Great Lakes Collegiate Hockey League, and Western Collegiate Hockey League each have a single team ranked.

The ACHA uses two computer rankings generated by USHSHO.com, Ranking A (Wins with Maximum Goal Differential of 7) and Ranking B (Wins with Maximum Goal Differential of 1), and come up with an average of the two rankings.  The ACHA will then use the list generated from the average for its weekly ranking.  Ties will be broken using the higher ranked team from Ranking B until the Top 10 teams are listed.  All games that go to overtime will be scored as ties in the computer ranking.

 

The 2021 ACHA Men's Division-I National Championships will be hosted April 15-20 for the first time at the Maryville University Hockey Center (MUHC) in Chesterfield, MO

 

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About American Collegiate Hockey Association
The American Collegiate Hockey Association (ACHA) is a recognized 501(c)3 organization of almost 500 college and university-affiliated programs which provides structure, regulates operations, and promotes the quality of collegiate ice hockey throughout the United States. Headquartered in Troy, Michigan, the ACHA's primary mission is to support the growth and development of college hockey programs nationwide. The ACHA identifies standards which serve to unite and regulate teams at the collegiate level and entered its 30th season in September 2020.

For more information, visit achahockey.org.

Lions continue at #1 in latest Men's Division 1 Rankings

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UNION LAKE, Mich. – (February 24, 2021) – Lindenwood University keeps the top spot in the2020-2021 American Collegiate Hockey Association Men's Division 1 Ranking No. 2. The Lions(8-0-0) remained undefeated after sweeping Iowa State University (10-5-1) in the friendly confines of the Centene Community Center in Maryland Heights, Mo. Saturday evening, Blake Finley broke a 2-2 tie early in the 3rd period as the Lions held on for the 3-2 win. Sunday afternoon, Stephen Friedland made 24 saves for the shutout while Andy Willis got the game-winner in the 2nd period as the Lions completed the sweep 2-0. Despite the sweep, the Cyclones moved into the No. 5 position.

While there are 72 teams fielding teams in Men’s Division 1, only 21 teams have played at leastone game this season so far. To reflect these numbers, the rankings will only contain 10 teams.  No. 2 Adrian College (10-1-0) swept Ohio University in their fourth consecutive matchup against  each other. Friday night at Bird Arena in Athens, Ohio, the Bulldogs trailed 2-1 heading into the 3rd period before scoring four unanswered goals for a 5-2 win. Matteo Digiulio first tied it at 2-2 on the power play before connecting on the game winner just 3:24 later. Saturday night back at Arrington Arena in Adrian, Mich., goaltender Michael Barrett made 28 saves as Adrian shutout the Bobcats 5-0. The Bulldogs special teams provided the difference as the power play unit tallied 4 goals on 8 attempts while holding the Bobcats scoreless during their 8 attempts. No. 3 Liberty University (2-2-0) was idle this past weekend No. 4 Minot State University (13-2-1) swept rival University of Jamestown. Friday night, the Beavers roared back from a 2-0 deficit late in the 3rd period to force overtime. Davis Sheldon got the Beavers on the board with only 2:12 left in regulation before Drew Carter netted the game-tying goal with 0:47 remaining and the goaltender pulled to tie the game at 2-2 and send it into overtime. That didn’t last long as Paul O’Connor scored the game-winner only 0:26 into the extra frame for the 3-2 win. Saturday night, Eric Soar broke a scoreless tie with only 2:59 remaining in the 3rd period to lead the Beavers to the 1-0 victory. Chad Duran made 30 saves for the shutout win, while counterpart Tyson Brouwer made 33 saves after turning away 43 shots on Friday night.  Rounding out the Top 10 were No. 6 Ohio University (1-7-0), No. 7 Indiana Tech (7-4-1), No. 8 Lawrence Tech (1-0-1), and No. 9 Davenport University (2-1-0), and No. 10 Missouri State
University (4-5-1). The CSCHL leads the way with three of its member teams ranked, while the GLCHL and the WHAC have two of its member teams ranked.

 

The 2021 ACHA Men's Division-I National Championships will be hosted April 15-20 for the first time at the Maryville University Hockey Center (MUHC) in Chesterfield, MO.

 

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About American Collegiate Hockey Association
The American Collegiate Hockey Association (ACHA) is a recognized 501(c)3 organization of almost 500 college and university-affiliated programs which provides structure, regulates operations, and promotes the quality of collegiate ice hockey throughout the United States. Headquartered in Troy, Michigan, the ACHA's primary mission is to support the growth and development of college hockey programs nationwide. The ACHA identifies standards which serve to unite and regulate teams at the collegiate level and entered its 30th season in September 2020.
For more information, visit achahockey.org.

Lindenwood starts #1 in first Men's Division 1 Rankings

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LINDENWOOD UNIVERSITY STARTS NO. 1 IN AMERICAN COLLEGIATE HOCKEY ASSOCIATION MEN’S DIVISION 1 FIRST RANKING

 

19 Teams Have Played Games So Far This Season During Pandemic

 

UNION LAKE, Mich. – (February 17, 2021) – Lindenwood University takes the top spot in the 2020-2021 American Collegiate Hockey Association Men's Division 1 Ranking No. 1.  The Lions (6-0-0) were idle this past weekend after starting the season with sweeps of Maryville University, Missouri State University, and Ohio University.

 

This marks the first ranking since the 2019-2020 season was abruptly cancelled in March of 2020 due to the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic.  As a result, the 2020 ACHA Men's Division 1 National Championships were not contested. 

                                                                                                                                        

While there are 72 teams fielding teams in Men’s Division 1, only 19 teams have played at least one game this season so far.  To reflect these numbers, the rankings will only contain 10 teams.

 

No. 2 Adrian College (8-1-0) handed No. 7 Ohio University its fifth consecutive loss to start the season with an 8-4 home win at Arrington Arena on Thursday.  Tyler Fyfe sniped two power-play goals as seven different Bulldogs lit the lamp.  The Bobcats got revenge Friday night handing Adrian its first loss of the season (2-1) in the friendly confines of Bird Arena in Athens, Ohio.  Andrew Wells got the game-winner in the second period while Max Karlenzig was stellar in goal making 40 saves to notch the win.  

 

No. 3 Davenport University (2-1-0) and No. 4 Calvin University (2-1-0) split a pair of home-and-home games with each team winning on the road.  The Knights won 6-3 Friday night as Jared Virtanen and Riley Robertson each had a pair of goals and Darin Fox made 48 saves.  The Panthers exacted revenge on Saturday 5-3 as Jonathan Dubbink had 2 goals and an assist while Alexander Rogers turned aside 36 shots.

 

No. 5 Liberty University (2-2-0) swept No. 7 Ohio University on the road at Bird Arena in Athens, Ohio to start the week, as the Flames and Bobcats played on Monday and Tuesday.  Liberty won 4-2 on Monday as Cedric Lesieur made 31 saves and Colin Baird broke a 2-2 tie early in the 3rd period for the game-winning goal.  and shutout the Bobcats 2-0 On Tuesday, goaltender Hunter Virostek stopped all 21 shots for the 2-0 shutout win while Quinn Ryan got the game-winner midway through the 2nd period.

 

Rounding out the Top 10 were No. 6 Minot State University (11-2-1), No. 7 Ohio University (1-5-0), No. 8 Iowa State University (10-3-1), No. 9 Lawrence Tech (1-0-1), and No. 10 Indiana Tech (4-4-1).

 

The CSCHL and GLCHL lead the way with three of its member teams ranked, while the WHAC has two of its member teams ranked.

 

The ACHA uses two computer rankings generated by USHSHO.com, Ranking A (Wins with Maximum Goal Differential of 7) and Ranking B (Wins with Maximum Goal Differential of 1), and come up with an average of the two rankings.  The ACHA will then use the list generated from the average for its weekly ranking.  Ties will be broken using the higher ranked team from Ranking B until the Top 10 teams are listed.  All games that go to overtime will be scored as ties in the computer ranking.

 

Over the past 17 seasons, 12 different schools have won the ACHA Men's Division I National Championship: Lindenwood (3), Central Oklahoma (2), Illinois (2), Minot State (2), Adrian, Arizona State, Davenport, Delaware, Oakland, Ohio, Penn State, and Rhode Island.

 

With the conclusion of the ACHA’s 29th season, there have been a total of 14 schools that have won the ACHA Men's Division 1 National Championship:

 

  • Penn State (5 times)
  • Ohio (4)
  • Lindenwood (3)
  • Central Oklahoma (2)
  • Illinois (2)
  • Minot State (2)
  • North Dakota State (2)
  • Adrian
  • Arizona State
  • Davenport
  • Delaware
  • Iowa State
  • Oakland
  • Rhode Island

 

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The 2021 ACHA Men's Division-I National Championships will be hosted April 15-20 for the first time at the Maryville University Hockey Center (MUHC) in Chesterfield, MO. This will be the tenth year of the 20-team format and will celebrate the ACHA’s 30th anniversary.

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