Bronchos catapult into top ten after Lindenwood sweep


UNION LAKE, Mich. – (November 20, 2019) – Adrian College (12-0-0) maintains the top spot in the 2019-2020 American Collegiate Hockey Association Men’s Division 1 Ranking No. 8.  The Bulldogs shutout Eastern Michigan University both nights to sweep their conference series.  Emanuel Silverio paced the attack with 4 goals and 3 assists while Rainer Glimpel had 2 goals and 4 assists on the weekend.

 

No. 2 Minot State University (9-1-2), the defending Men’s Division I National Champions of the American Collegiate Hockey Association, swept Iowa State University at home by identical 3-1 scores to move up two spots this week.  Goaltender Joshua Bykowski shut down the Cyclones offense by making 50 saves on 52 shots while Jordan Robertson chipped in a goal both nights.

 

No. 3 Lindenwood University (10-4-0) hit the road and were unceremoniously swept by nemesis University of Central Oklahoma.  The Lions couldn’t solve Broncho Goaltender Alex Henry, who stonewalled their attack by making 47 saves each night.  Cooper Krauss had a pair of goals, including the game-winner, on Friday while Vitalii Mikhailov achieved the same feat on Saturday, as the Bronchos took the season series three games to one.

 

No. 4 University of Michigan-Dearborn (11-1-1) brought the brooms on the road to Hartland Sports Center and promptly swept host Cleary University (4-0, 11-2).  Goaltender Thomas Proudlock was efficient making 30 saves on 32 shots while Nic Laburn had 3 goals and 5 assists for the Wolverines.  Mathieu Laforest had the three goal hat trick in Saturday’s contest.

 

Rounding out the Top 5 is University of Arizona (13-2-2), which swept Western Michigan University at the “Madhouse on Main Street” in Tucson, Ariz.  Max Meyer notched two goals and two assists while Anthony Cusanelli dished out three helpers to pace the Wildcats attack.  Stallions goaltender Alex Hufford made 64 saves on the weekend in a losing effort

 

Moving into the polls this week is No. 21 McKendree University and No. 23 New York University while Stony Brook University and West Chester University drop 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 ninth ranking of the regular season will be released on Wednesday, November 27, 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 #8

Rank

School Name

M1 Record

Previous

1

Adrian

12-0-0

1

2

Minot State

9-1-2

4

3

Lindenwood

10-4-0

2

4

Michigan-Dearborn

11-1-1

3

5

Arizona

13-2-2

7

6

Liberty

14-3-0

6

7

Indiana Tech

13-2-0

5

8

Central Oklahoma

12-7-1

14

9

Ohio

9-2-3

11

10

Jamestown

12-2-0

9

11

Oklahoma

11-3-0

10

12

Davenport

6-5-0

8

13

Illinois

9-4-1

12

14

Nevada-Las Vegas

10-5-1

16

15

Arizona State

12-6-1

13

16

Calvin

6-1-2

17

17

Iowa State

8-9-1

15

18

Aquinas

6-6-2

20

19

Pittsburgh

14-1-0

18

20

Robert Morris Illinois

11-5-2

19

21

McKendree

5-1-0

NR

22

Illinois State

6-4-3

23

23

New York

7-4-1

NR

24

Drexel

11-2-3

22

25

Oakland

11-3-2

24

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