LINDENWOOD UNIVERSITY HOLDS AT NO. 1 IN AMERICAN COLLEGIATE HOCKEY ASSOCIATION MEN’S DIVISION I RANKING
Lions Games Against Iowa State University Postponed
UNION LAKE, Mich. – (January 19, 2022) – Lindenwood University, undefeated on the season with a record of 11-0-0, holds the top spot in the 2021-2022 American Collegiate Hockey Association Men’s Division 1 Ranking No. 13 despite not having played a game since November. The Lions two scheduled road games against Central States Collegiate Hockey League foe Iowa State University were postponed this past weekend as well as next weekend’s games against NCAA Division I opponent Arizona State University in Temple, Ariz.
No. 2 Minot State University (15-2-0) was idle while No. 3 Liberty University (14-4-0) had its two scheduled home games against Drexel University postponed.
No. 4 University of Nevada-Las Vegas (18-3-0) swept University of Jamestown in the friendly confines of City National Arena. Friday night, the Rebels fought back from an early 2-0 deficit as well as a 3-2 third period deficit as Bradley Golant tied the game at 3-3 with 6:22 remaining in regulation. In the overtime period, Paxton Malone sniped the game-winner just 1:03 into the extra frame for the 4-3 victory. Tyson Brouwer was sensational for the Jimmies making 41 stops in goal. Saturday, the Rebels raced out to a 4-1 lead midway through the game on Max Johnson’s second and third goals of the weekend, before Reid Wilson pulled the Jimmies within a goal at 4-3 with only 4:50 remaining in regulation. However, Brendan Manning iced the game with an empty-net goal with 0:08 left for the 5-3 win.
No. 5 Iowa State University (17-3-2) was idle after its two scheduled home games against Central States Collegiate Hockey League foe Lindenwood University were postponed.
Moving into the polls this week is No. 25 University of Delaware while Robert Morris University drops out of the Top 25.
The Central States Collegiate Hockey League leads the way with four (of 5) of its member teams ranked, while the Western Collegiate Hockey League has six (of 10) of its member teams ranked, the Wolverine-Hoosier Athletic Conference has four (of 7) of its member teams ranked, the Eastern States Collegiate Hockey League has three (of 6) of its member teams ranked, and Midwest College Hockey has two (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 comes 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 18 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 (2), Arizona State, Davenport, Delaware, Oakland, Ohio, Penn State, and Rhode Island.
Now in its 31st 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)
- Adrian (2)
- Central Oklahoma (2)
- Illinois (2)
- Minot State (2)
- North Dakota State (2)
- Arizona State
- Iowa State
- Rhode Island
A total of 68 teams will compete in Men’s Division I this season, as four teams have departed Men’s Division I: Cornell University, Penn State Berks, Slippery Rock University, and SUNY Cortland.
The computer ranking will for the eighth time determine the 20 teams that qualify for the 2022 ACHA Men’s Division I National Championships, which will include the following eight autobids:
- (CHMA) College Hockey Mid-America
- (ECHA) Eastern Collegiate Hockey Association
- (ESCHL) Eastern States Collegiate Hockey League
- (GLCHL) Great Lakes Collegiate Hockey League
- (MCH) Midwest Collegiate Hockey
- (NECHL) Northeast Collegiate Hockey League
- (WCHL) Western Collegiate Hockey League
- (WHAC) Wolverine-Hoosier Athletic Conference
The fourteenth ranking of the regular season will be released on Wednesday, January 26, 2022.
The 2022 ACHA Men’s Division I National Championships will be hosted March 10-15 for the first time by the St. Louis Blues of the National Hockey League and the St. Louis Sports Commission, with the event to be contested at the Centene Community Ice Center in Maryland Heights, Mo. This will be the tenth year of the 20-team format.
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