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The 2005 Atlantic Hockey Tournament took place between March 8 and March 19, 2005.

The regular season champions were the Quinnipiac Bobcats. They won the right to play the winner of the play-in game between the two lowest seeds.

The seeds for the tournament were:

Play-in GameEdit

The play-in game between the two lowest seeds was supposed to take place on March 8th, however, it was postponed to March 9th due to inclement weather.

Tate Rink - West Point, NY 1st 2nd 3rd Final
#8 Army 1135
#9 American International 1023


The quarterfinals were a single-elimination round played at the home rinks of the top four seeds. Each game took place on March 12.

Northford Ice Pavilion - Northford, CT 1st 2nd 3rd Final
#1 Quinnipiac 0202
#8 Army 0000
Buffalo State Sports Arena - Buffalo, NY 1st 2nd 3rd Final
#2 Canisius 1012
#7 Bentley 0134
Mercyhurst Ice Center - Erie, PA 1st 2nd 3rd Final
#3 Mercyhurst 2327
#6 Connecticut 3104
Hart Recreation Center - Worcester, MA 1st 2nd 3rd Final
#4 Holy Cross 2114
#5 Sacred Heart 2002


On March 18, the quarterfinal winners played a single-elimination round at the home rink of the highest remaining seed. The highest remaining seed played at home against the lowest remaining seed, and the second-highest seed played against the second-lowest.

Northford Ice Pavilion - Northford, CT 1st 2nd 3rd Final
#1 Quinnipiac 1214
#7 Bentley 1001
Northford Ice Pavilion - Northford, CT 1st 2nd 3rd OT Final
#3 Mercyhurst 12014
#4 Holy Cross 12003


On March 19, the two semifinal winners competed in the Atlantic Hockey Championship game at the home rink of the higher seed. Mercyhurst upset the favored Quinnipiac Bobcats when Scott Champagne scored 4:56 into the overtime period to give the Lakers the win, their third Atlantic Hockey championship, and the league's automatic bid to the NCAA Tournament. Champagne was named tournament MVP.

Northford Ice Pavilion - Northford, CT 1st 2nd 3rd OT Final
#1 Quinnipiac 02002
#3 Mercyhurst 01113

Mercyhurst was the league's lone representative at the NCAA Tournament.

All-Tournament TeamEdit

  • G Jamie Holden, Quinnipiac
  • D Reid Cashman, Quinnipiac
  • D T.J. Kemp, Mercyhurst
  • F Matt Craig, Quinnipiac
  • F David Wrigley, Mercyhurst
  • F Scott Champagne, Mercyhurst

Most Valuable Player: Scott Champagne, Mercyhurst

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