*= not eligible for postseason play during probationary year
TROY, Mich. – (March 30, 2021) – The American Collegiate Hockey Association’s (ACHA) Women’s
Division I (W1) announced today their final ranking of the 2020-2021 season, revealing the 6 teams
that will compete in the 2021 ACHA National Championships in Minot, ND next month.
Only games played between two ACHA W1 teams after January 1, 2021 count towards rankings. Teams
must play a minimum of 9 games against 4 W1 opponents to be eligible for the National Tournament.
Only the top 6 teams, determined by a coaches ranking, move onto the National Tournament. Of the division’s 27 teams, the following were able to compete this season in the division.
The National Tournament will begin on Thursday, April 15th. The tournament will consist of 2 pools of
3 teams. The best two teams in each pool will move onto the semi-final games. Confirmation of participants, pools, and schedule for
the ACHA W1 National Tournament will be announced Saturday, April 3 rd .
A total of 27 teams are in Women’s Division 1 this season, but only 10 were able to compete due to
The 2021 ACHA National Championships will be played at Maysa Arena in Minot, Notre Dakota, April
15-19. Maysa Arena is home to the Minot State University Beavers, and the Minot Minotauros. This
year’s tournament is hosted by Visit Minot in partnership with Minot State University.