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2008 Atlantic Hockey Men's Ice Hockey Tournament

FormatEdit

The tournament featured four rounds of play. Teams were seeded No. 1 through No. 10 according to their final conference standing, with a tiebreaker system used to seed teams with an identical number of points accumulated. The top five seeded teams each earned home ice and hosted one of the lower seeded teams. All quarterfinal matchups were best-of-three series with the top three remaining seeds receiving byes into the semifinal round and the lowest two remaining seeds playing in a four-vs-five match. All rounds after the quarterfinals were conducted as single-elimination games. The winner of the four-vs-five game would advance to the semifinals to play the highest remaining seed while the other two remaining seeds faced off in the other semifinal game. The winners of the semifinal games advanced to play each other in a championship game with the tournament champion receiving an automatic bid to the 2008 NCAA Division I Men's Ice Hockey Tournament.

Conference Standings[4]Edit

Note: GP = Games Played; W = Wins; L = Losses; T = Ties; PTS = Points; GF = Goals For; GA = Goals Against

Conference Overall
GP W L T PTS GF GA GP W L T GF GA
Army 28 17 8 3 37 84 51 37 19 14 4 101 73
RIT 28 15 8 5 35 87 72 37 19 12 6 116 109
Air Force* 28 14 9 5 33 89 65 39 21 12 6 130 91
Sacred Heart 28 14 11 3 31 91 79 38 16 19 3 111 116
Mercyhurst 28 11 10 7 29 83 89 41 15 19 7 112 133
Canisius 28 10 13 5 25 80 79 37 11 20 6 93 121
Connecticut 28 11 14 3 25 62 84 37 13 21 3 79 126
Bentley 28 9 13 6 24 81 88 36 9 21 6 89 124
Holy Cross 28 9 15 4 22 66 85 36 10 19 7 88 114
American International 28 8 17 3 19 67 98 36 8 23 5 83 135
Championship: Air Force
indicates conference regular season champion
* indicates conference tournament champion
Final rankings: USA Today/USA Hockey Magazine Top 15 Poll

Bracket[5]Edit

Teams are reseeded after the Quarterfinals

  Quarterfinals[6]
March 7-9
Four vs. Five[7]
March 14
Semifinals
March 15
Championship
March 16
                                         
  1 Army 4 5   1 Army 2  
10 American International 0 2 4 Sacred Heart 1     5 Mercyhurst 4  
  5 Mercyhurst 4  
  2 RIT 5* 5*
9 Holy Cross 4 4
  3 Air Force 9 3     3 Air Force 5**
8 Bentley 2 1     5 Mercyhurst 4
  4 Sacred Heart 6 2 4
7 Connecticut 5 3* 1
  5 Mercyhurst 4 2* 2 RIT 0
6 Canisius 1 1 3 Air Force 5

Note: * denotes overtime period(s)

QuarterfinalsEdit

(1) Army vs. (10) American InternationalEdit

Army won series 2–0


(2) RIT vs. (9) Holy CrossEdit

RIT won series 2–0


(3) Air Force vs. (8) BentleyEdit

Air Force won series 2–0


(4) Sacred Heart vs. (7) ConnecticutEdit

Sacred Heart won series 2–1


(5) Mercyhurst vs. (6) CanisiusEdit

Mercyhurst won series 2–0


Four vs. FiveEdit

(4) Sacred Heart vs. (5) MercyhurstEdit


SemifinalsEdit

(1) Army vs. (5) MercyhurstEdit


(2) RIT vs. (3) Air ForceEdit


ChampionshipEdit

(3) Air Force vs. (5) MercyhurstEdit


Tournament awardsEdit

All-Tournament Team[23]Edit

* Most Valuable Player(s)

ReferencesEdit

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  2. ^ "Frank Serratore Year-by-Year Coaching Record". USCHO.com. Retrieved 2014-08-10.
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  4. ^ "Men's Division I Hockey Standings: 2007-2008". USCHO.com. Retrieved 2014-08-10.
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  14. ^ "Sacred Heart 6, Connecticut 5". USCHO.com. 2008-03-07. Retrieved 2014-08-10.
  15. ^ "Connecticut 3, Sacred Heart 2". USCHO.com. 2008-03-08. Retrieved 2014-08-10.
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  18. ^ "Mercyhurst 2, Canisius 1". USCHO.com. 2008-03-08. Retrieved 2014-08-10.
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  20. ^ "Mercyhurst 4, Army 2". USCHO.com. 2008-03-15. Retrieved 2014-08-10.
  21. ^ "Air Force 5, RIT 0". USCHO.com. 2008-03-15. Retrieved 2014-08-10.
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  23. ^ "Atlantic Hockey Finals". Inside College Hockey. 2008-03-16. Retrieved 2014-08-10.