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Atlantic Hockey Association to begin season in mid-November with different format

Members include Niagara and Canisius
Niagara Hockey
Posted at 10:07 PM, Oct 15, 2020
and last updated 2020-10-15 22:07:25-04

BUFFALO, NY (WKBW) — College hockey is right around the corner for WNY teams as the Atlantic Hockey Association announced Thursday that the 2020-21 season will begin the weekend of November 13-14th.

Here's how the schedule will work:

  • Teams will play a minimum of 24 games and a maximum of 28 games
  • Teams will be separated into Eastern and Western pods
  • Each team will play each team in their pod five times for a total of 20 games
  • Each team will also play Air Force for a pair of games and a two-game set against LIU

The Eastern pod will consist of AIC, Army, Bentley, Holy Cross, and Sacred Heart. The Western pod will consist of Canisius, Mercyhurst, Niagara, RIT, and Robert Morris.

The Atlantic Hockey Tournament is still scheduled to be played at LECOM HarborCenter.