Pittsburgh Hockey Digest


ACHA cancels national tournament amid public health concerns

The IUP Hawks would have made their first appearance at the ACHA Tournament. -- ED MAJOR II

The American Collegiate Hockey Association has canceled the ACHA Tournament, the league announced via its website Thursday.

“Out of an abundance of caution due to public health concerns regarding coronavirus (COVID-19), [the ACHA] has canceled its upcoming 2020 national championship tournament which was set to begin at the Comerica Center in Frisco, Texas on March 19,” the announcement said.

The IUP Hawks received the CHMA conference’s automatic bid to the ACHA Tournament, a first for the program, by defeating the Pitt Panthers 4-1 in the conference championship. They would have played the Drexel Dragons, a team they split the two regular season meetings with in January 2020.

There has been no announcement on whether the tournament will be rescheduled.

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