National Champions, take two
It's good to be the king! (3/7/01)
Penn State takes Delaware 7-2, repeats national championship
The Penn State Icers seized their second national championship in a row with a commanding performance this week at the ACHA D1 National Tournament in Tucson, Arizona. The Icers skated past Kent State, Arizona, Illinois, and Delaware to capture the top spot.
Delaware stunned the ACHA with upsets over EMU, UMD, and ISU
PSU wasn't the only story coming out of Tucson this year. Both Delaware and Illinois had a great tournament, and ended in the top four.
Illinois, with their poised and controlled style upset an aggressive #3 seeded Minot State. Re-enforced by strong goaltending, the Illini played solid defense and took advantage of every scoring opportunity presented by Minot.
In perhaps the finest example of team play in the tournament, the ninth seeded Blue Hens of Delaware stunned the ACHA by upsetting #1 Eastern Michigan in their first game, #8 Michigan-Dearborn, and then #5 Iowa State. This resulted in their first ever appearance in the top four and their first ever national championship game appearance.
Rounding out the top four was perennial ACHA power Iowa State, who got there by edging Ohio University in an overtime thriller.
The final result standings of the D1 National Tournament are:
1. Penn State
3. Iowa State
5. Minot State
6. Ohio Univ.
7. Eastern Michigan
9. Towson State
11. Kent State
The Circle City Sixteen
by Alex Kyrias, VP ACHA DII(2/10/01)
D2 Pool Now Online! (2/13/01)
They call it the sport of kings. No, not horse racing, or chess, or some trivial competition like that. We're talking a challenge that puts mind versus mind, mano-a-mano, everyone for themselves to see who know's their D2 hockey. The first ever H101 D2 Tournament Pool is now online!. Who's going to rise to the challenge and get their name in the history books as the first pool winner of the 21st century?
Hockey101's D1 National Tournament Pool (2/11/01)
We had so much fun with our online tournament pool last year that we decided to do it again! We don't make enough money to offer fancy trophies or trips to future tournaments, but we will put bragging rights on the line. To let your wisdom be known, Enter Hockey101's 2001 ACHA D1 National Tournament Pool!
The Desert Dozen (2/2/01)
The sixth set of D1 rankings are out, and this one will affect everyone's travel plans for March. The top twelve teams in this set of rankings will be invited to Tucson for the National Championship Tournament. The final seedings for the tournament will be decided with the next rankings.
Team, Points (1st Place Votes)
1. Eastern Michigan 471 (16)
2. Penn State 462 (8)
3. Minot State 415 (2)
4. Ohio 409
5. Iowa State 361
5. Illinois 361
7. Arizona 359
8. Michigan-Dearborn 303
9. Delaware 270
10. Kent State 257
10. Towson 257
12. Wisconsin-Whitewater 204
Eastern Michigan takes the number one spot in the fourth ACHA rankings after two impressive wins against PSU. The Icers drop down to #2. Minot State keeps the momentum going, and climbs to #3. Ohio, Delaware, and ISU each slip down a bit. The top 12 rankings are:
Team, Points (1st Place Votes)
1. Eastern Michigan 498 (24)
2. Penn State 471 (2)
3. Minot State 431 (1)
4. Ohio 422
5. Iowa State 398
6. Delaware 375
7. Arizona 347
8. Illinois 305
9. Kent State 302
10. Michigan-Dearborn 275
11. Towson 253
12. Rhode Island 185
Icers keep a hold on #1(11/18/00)
The second ACHA D1 rankings have been released, and to nobody's suprise the Penn State Icers remain in the top spot. A determined EMU is nipping at the Icer's heels in second place. With a pending PSU/EMU game on Dec 1st, we'll know for sure if they're listed in the correct order soon enough.
The top 5 is seeing some new blood this year, with Delaware and Minot State showing up #4 and #5 respectively. The top 12 rankings look like:
Team, Points (1st Place Votes)
1. Penn State 459 (23)
2. Eastern Michigan 438 (2)
3. Ohio 412
4. Delaware 373
5. Minot State 358
6. Iowa State 343
7. Arizona 321
8. Kent State 284
9. Illinois 252
10. Michigan-Dearborn 242
11. Rhode Island 219
12 Western Michigan 210
The race to Circle City (10/12/00)
Take a peek at this year's ACHA DII teams. Alex Kyrias gives the rundown in the season's first DII Report.
It's that most wonderful time of the year! (9/1/00)
Yep - it's time for the players to strap on the skates, the fans to start warming up their voices, and for the refs to break out the blindfolds. Hockey time is almost here! And as usual, Hockey101 will be here to keep you informed of all the action!
Just like last year, H101 will be seeking correspondents from various teams to submit game results and reviews. If you'd like to be a correspondent this year, please email Ed (Ed@Hockey101.com) for more information! Correspondents from last year, please check in as well!
If you haven't been around Hockey101 for a bit, be sure to read about our new message board system below. Also, if you have a free moment, please take our visitor survey. - this will help us get a better understanding of who our visitors are.
New message board system now online (5/27/00)
The infamous Hockey101 message board has undergone a face lift! Due to heavy traffic and other issues, a new message board system has been put in place. The new system will enable us to address the flexibility needs of our growing site. Here's some of the biggest changes:
- A 'membership' system has been established. A valid email address will be required for posting messages.
- The new system can support any number of seperate message boards. Boards for ACHA D2 and the upcoming ACHA Women's league have been created. Get ready for three times the...eh...excitement!
- Members can select from two message board interfaces - normal and 'compressed' mode.
How it works: Anyone can browse the messages that have been posted on the message board. But, in order to post a message you'll need to sign up first. Select the sign-up link on the right. Enter your real name, a "screen" name, and a valid email address. When you submit the information, a password will be emailed to you. Once you've received your password, you can 'log in' via the link on the right and proceed to browse and post.