Thursday, February 17, 2011
ACHA Tournament Pairings Announced (Updated)
Yesterday afternoon, the ACHA tweeted (in three parts: 1, 2, 3) the pairings, schedule (for the first day) and bracket (sort of) for the national championship tournament, set to begin March 5th at the University of Delaware. They then followed up with the much-more-complete PDFs of the bracket and schedule early this morning. If you can't read the following adaptation of the bracket PDF, scroll down for most of the same information (minus the heavily-butchered PSU logo) in text form. Or click on the link two sentences ago, either way is good with me.
Saturday, March 5th
No. 3 Ohio vs. No. 14 Canton, 10:00 a.m., Fred Rust Ice Arena
No. 6 Minot State vs. No. 11 Oakland, 11:00 a.m., Gold Arena
No. 2 Davenport vs. No. 15 Rutgers, 1:00 p.m., Fred Rust Ice Arena
No. 7 Rhode Island vs. No. 10 Penn State, 2:00 p.m., Gold Arena
No. 1 Lindenwood vs. No. 16 Slippery Rock, 4:00 p.m., Fred Rust Ice Arena
No. 8 Arizona State vs. No. 9 Oklahoma, 5:00 p.m., Gold Arena
No. 5 Delaware vs. No. 12 Robert Morris (IL), 7:00 p.m., Fred Rust Ice Arena
No. 4 Adrian vs. No. 13 Stony Brook, 8:00 p.m., Gold Arena
The Fred Rust Ice Arena is an Olympic-sized (200' x 100') sheet, while the Gold Arena is NHL-sized (200' x 85').
Sunday, March 6th
Ohio/Canton vs. Minot State/Oakland, 10:00 a.m., Fred Rust Ice Arena
Davenport/Rutgers vs. Rhode Island/Penn State, 1:00 p.m., Fred Rust Ice Arena
Lindenwood/Slippery Rock vs. Arizona State/Oklahoma, 4:00 p.m., Fred Rust Ice Arena
Delaware/Robert Morris (IL) vs. Adrian/Stony Brook, 7:00 p.m., Fred Rust Ice Arena
The consolation games for Saturday's losers (9th, 11th, 13th and 15th place games) will all take place in Gold Arena at 11:00 a.m., 2:00 p.m., 5:00 p.m. and 8:00 p.m. Which teams go where on Sunday won't be decided until teams start to lose games on Saturday.
Semifinals and Championship
After a day off Monday for 12 of the 16 teams to blow town, teams are re-seeded for the semifinals, which take place Tuesday, March 8th at 5:00 p.m. and 8:00 p.m. at the Fred Rust Ice Arena. The championship game is Wednesday, March 9th at 7:00 p.m., also at Fred Rust.