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2012-2013 ACHA Men's Division 1 Final Ranking

2013-04-05


MINOT STATE WINS ITS FIRST NATIONAL CHAMPIONSHIP OVER LINDENWOOD

UNION LAKE, MI - Minot State University defeated Lindenwood University 9-5 at the Edge Ice Arena in Bensenville, IL to claim its first Murdoch Cup, awarded to the ACHA Men's Division 1 National Champions. Foward Dan Lamb of Minot State was named the Tournament Most Valuable Player, after notching 5 goals and 3 assists in 4 games. Head Coach Wade Regier and his Beavers, the #3 seed heading into the tournament, ended the season with a 31-4-0 record, including 20 consecutive wins to end the season, with their last loss coming on November 20, 2012. The Beavers previous best finish at Nationals was 3rd Place in both 2002 and 2004. Head Coach Rick Zombo and Lindenwood, the #9 seed hailing from the Central States Collegiate Hockey League, finished the season with a 16-13-4 record. The Lions were looking for their third ACHA Men's Division 1 National Championship, having previously won back-to-back titles in 2009 and 2010. Lindenwood has now played in 5 of the last 6 ACHA Men's Division 1 National Championship Games.
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Positions 1-19 in the final ranking were based on the national tournament. Positions 20-25 were voted on by the coaches, as during the regular season.
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The 2014 ACHA Men's Division 1 National Championships will be hosted March 7-12 by the University of Delaware at the Fred Rust Arena in Newark, DE.
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2012-2013 ACHA Men's Division 1 Final Ranking
Rank School Name 1st Votes Record Pts Previous
1 Minot State   31-4-0   3
2 Lindenwood   16-13-4   9
3 Arizona State   35-8-1   2
4 Ohio   29-8-3   4
5 Adrian   30-7-1   1
6 Oklahoma   22-13-6   6
7 Illinois   25-11-2   7
8 Iowa State   25-16-4   12
9 Robert Morris (IL)   28-7-2   5
10 Davenport   30-10-1   8
11 Delaware   25-11-1   10
12 Oakland   22-17-3   11
13 Liberty   24-14-2   13
14 Central Oklahoma   24-15-0   15
15 Stony Brook   16-12-3   16
16 Rutgers   15-9-3   18
17 Navy   29-6-1   14
18 Rhode Island   19-12-4   17
19 Niagara   24-8-2   19
20 Arizona   15-22-1 133 20
21 Buffalo   28-4-4 95 21
22 John Carroll   20-14-1 83 23
23 Lebanon Valley   21-6-3 73 22
24 Michigan-Dearborn   22-17-1 55 25
25 West Chester   16-15-2 31 24
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Others receiving votes: Mercyhurst, West Virginia, Towson, and Eastern Michigan.




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