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This is the 2015-16 Atlantic Hockey Association season a NCAA Men's Division I Ice Hockey conference.  This is the conference's 12th season under the Atlantic Hockey Association banner, and the conference's 17th overall season.

Membership changesEdit

  • none

MembershipEdit

School Hockey Arena Location Capacity
Air Force Cadet Ice Arena Colorado Springs, CO 2,502
American International Olympia Ice Center Springfield, MA 2,200
Army Tate Rink West Point, NY 2,648
Bentley John A. Ryan Arena Watertown, MA 1,200
Canisius HarborCenter Buffalo, NY 1,800
Holy Cross Hart Center Worcester, MA 1,600
Mercyhurst Mercyhurst Ice Center Erie, PA 1,500
Mercyhurst (alternate) Erie Insurance Arena Erie, PA 6,833
Niagara Dwyer Arena Lewiston, NY 1,400
Robert Morris 84 Lumber Arena Neville Island, PA 1,200
Robert Morris (alternate) Consol Energy Center Pittsburgh 18,387
RIT Gene Polisseni Center Henrietta, NY 4,300
RIT (alternate) Blue Cross Arena Rochester, NY 10,556
Sacred Heart Milford Ice Pavilion Milford, CT 1,000
Sacred Heart (alternate) Webster Bank Arena Bridgeport, CT 8,412
Tournament Blue Cross Arena Rochester, NY 10,556

StandingsEdit

Team GP W L T OTL SOL GF GA P
Robert Morris Colonials 28 18 6 4 - - 116 69 40
Air Force Falcons 28 16 7 5 - - 85 60 37
Holy Cross Crusaders 28 16 7 5 - - 89 59 37
Mercyhurst Lakers 28 15 9 4 - - 86 82 34
RIT Tigers 28 14 9 5 - - 93 77 33
Army Black Knights 28 8 11 9 - - 64 74 25
Canisius Golden Griffins 28 10 13 5 - - 72 82 25
Bentley Falcons 28 9 13 6 - - 74 85 24
Sacred Heart Pioneers 28 10 15 3 - - 72 78 23
Niagara Purple Eagles 28 5 18 5 - - 58 95 15
American International Yellow Jackets 28 6 19 3 - - 57 15 15

Conference TournamentEdit

FormatEdit

All teams qualify. The top 5 seeds earn a bye to the quarterfinals.  The 6th place team played the 11th place team and 7-10, 8-9 also being paired off in a best-of-three series. The teams are re-seeded for the best-of-three quarterfinals, with 1 playing 8 and 2-7, 3-6, 4-5 also being paired off in a best-of-three series.  The winners advance to the single game semifinals with those winners advancing to the conference championship game.  The conference tournament champion earns the conference's automatic bid to the 2016 NCAA Division I Men's Ice Hockey Tournament.

First RoundEdit

  • Army defeated American International 2 games to 1 (5-0, 2-3 (ot), 4-0)
  • Canisius defeated Niagara 2 games to 1 (2-3, 1-0, 4-1)
  • Bentley defeated Sacred Heart 2 games to 1 (5-4, 1-2 (ot), 4-1)

QuarterfinalsEdit

  • Robert Morris defeated Bentley 2 games to 1 (3-4, 4-1, 6-3)
  • Air Force defeated Canisius 2 games to none (4-1, 4-1)
  • Army defeated Holy Cross 2 games to none (3-0, 2-1)
  • RIT defeated Mercyhurst 2 games to none (2-1, 4-1)

SemifinalsEdit

  • Robert Morris defeated Army 2-1 (ot)
  • RIT defeated Air Force 2-1 (ot)

FinalEdit

  • RIT defeated Robert Morris 7 to 4

The Robert Morris Colonials earned the conference's automatic bid for the 2016 NCAA Division I Men's Ice Hockey Tournament.

2016 Atlantic Hockey champs RIT

2016 Atlantic Hockey champs RIT Tigers

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