Bronchos remain in the ACHA Hunt


UNION LAKE, Mich. – (November 13, 2019) – Adrian College maintains the top spot in the 2019-2020 American Collegiate Hockey Association Men’s Division 1 Ranking No. 7.  The Bulldogs faced a stern road test from Stony Brook University but still managed to sweep the Seawolves (6-2, 5-3) to remain perfect at 10-0-0.  Brendan Stanko paced the attack with 3 goals and 2 assists while Michael Barrett stopped 47 of 52 shots on the weekend.

 

No. 2 Lindenwood University (10-2-0) swept Davenport University at home over the weekend.  The Lions suffocating defense did not allow a goal in the two-game series while the offense chipped in 9 goals.  Goaltender Cooper Seedott stopped 36 shots for the back-to-back shutouts while Alex Kalau (3 goals, 1 assist) and Hayden Ursulak (1 goal, 3 assists) controlled the offense.

 

No. 3 University of Michigan-Dearborn (9-1-1) traveled to Farmington Hills Ice Arena on Friday night and wore down Lawrence Tech for a 5-1 conference win.  Goaltender Thomas Proudlock was rock-solid again between the pipes making 27 saves while Nic Laburn, Justin Dunn, Mathieu Laforest, John Ames, and Anthony Davis scored for the Wolverines.

 

Minot State University (7-1-2), the defending Men’s Division I National Champions of the American Collegiate Hockey Association, won all three of its home games over the weekend to move into the No. 4 spot.  The Beavers started the weekend on Thursday by beating Utah 5-1 as Adam Wowryk had the three goal hat trick and finished it off by taking a pair of games from Nevada-Las Vegas (6-2, 3-2).  Goaltender Joshua Bykowski was the difference maker against the Rebels making 61 saves on 65 shots.

 

Rounding out the Top 5 is Indiana Tech (11-2-0), which swept Rochester University in a home-and-home conference series.  On Friday, Indiana Tech jumped all over Rochester for a 10-3 victory as Francesco Corona, Joel Holmberg, and Cameron Chabot each had a pair of goals.  Saturday, Indiana Tech peppered Rochester’s Filip Subrt with 48 shots but his 43 saves were still not enough as Indiana Tech prevailed 5-2.  Offensively, Zach Bennett and Corona each had a goal and an assist.

 

Moving into the polls this week is No. 25 West Chester University while Lawrence Tech drops out of the Top 25.

 

The Central States Collegiate Hockey League (5) leads the way with all of its member teams ranked, the Great Lakes Collegiate Hockey League and the Western Collegiate Hockey League both have four (of 7) of its member teams ranked, and the Wolverine-Hoosier Athletic Conference has three (of 6) 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 25 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.

 

Now in its 29th season of action, there have been a total of 14 schools that have won the ACHA Men’s Division I 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

 

A total of 70 teams will compete in Men’s Division I this season, including eleven new teams: Aquinas College, Cleary University, Concordia University Ann Arbor, Grand Canyon University, Indiana Tech, Lawrence Tech, Maryville University, McKendree University, Midland University, Northern Illinois University, and Waldorf University. The sole team departing Men’s Division I is University of Arkansas.

 

The computer ranking will for the seventh time determine the 20 teams that qualify for the 2020 ACHA Men’s Division I National Championships, including the following six autobids:

 

  • (CHMA) College Hockey Mid-America (PLAYOFF CHAMPION)
  • (ECHA) Eastern Collegiate Hockey Association (REGULAR SEASON CHAMPION)
  • (ESCHL) Eastern States Collegiate Hockey League (REGULAR SEASON CHAMPION)
  • (GLCHL) Great Lakes Collegiate Hockey League (REGULAR SEASON CHAMPION)
  • (NECHL) Northeast Collegiate Hockey League (PLAYOFF CHAMPION)
  • (WCHL) Western Collegiate Hockey League (REGULAR SEASON CHAMPION)

 

The eighth ranking of the regular season will be released on Wednesday, November 20, 2019.

The 2020 ACHA Men’s Division I National Championships will be hosted March 19-24 for the second time by the Dallas Stars, Visit Frisco, and Children’s Health StarCenters at the Comerica Center, in Frisco, TX. This will be the ninth year of the 20-team format.

 

2019-2020 ACHA Men’s Division 1 Ranking #7-2020 ACHA Men’s Division 1 Ranking #7

Rank

School Name

M1 Record

Previous

1

Adrian

10-0-0

1

2

Lindenwood

10-2-0

2

3

Michigan-Dearborn

9-1-1

3

4

Minot State

7-1-2

5

5

Indiana Tech

11-2-0

4

6

Liberty

13-2-0

8

7

Arizona

11-2-2

7

8

Davenport

5-4-0

6

9

Jamestown

9-2-0

11

10

Oklahoma

9-3-0

18

11

Ohio

7-2-3

9

12

Illinois

7-4-1

14

13

Arizona State

11-5-1

15

14

Central Oklahoma

10-7-1

12

15

Iowa State

8-7-1

17

16

Nevada-Las Vegas

10-5-1

10

17

Calvin

4-1-2

13

18

Pittsburgh

12-1-0

19

19

Robert Morris Illinois

9-5-2

25

20

Aquinas

4-6-2

20

21

Stony Brook

7-5-0

23

22

Drexel

10-1-3

21

23

Illinois State

6-4-3

24

24

Oakland

10-2-2

16

25

West Chester

10-3-0

NR

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