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camilo
11-21-2012, 01:35 PM
What exactly is the ACHA? I thought it was "NCAA-Like" organization for non-varsity teams, but then I was scanning their website and it looked to me like there were teams that were in the NCAA Div. 1 ranks. So I'm confused.....

Ralph Baer
11-21-2012, 01:42 PM
What exactly is the ACHA? I thought it was "NCAA-Like" organization for non-varsity teams, but then I was scanning their website and it looked to me like there were teams that were in the NCAA Div. 1 ranks. So I'm confused..... It is indeed non-varsity. Some (Actually quite a few) NCAA schools also have club teams playing in the ACHA.

mnstate0fhockey
11-21-2012, 01:44 PM
<a href="http://achahockey.org/page.php?page_id=2156">About ACHA</a>

Keep in mind, some schools probably have an NCAA and ACHA team. For instance, Robert Morris seems to have both. If you look at the rosters, they are different.

<a href="http://www.collegehockeynews.com/reports/roster.php?td=50">Robert Morris NCAA Roster</a>

<a href="http://achahockey.org/team_roster.php?team_id=12873&league_id=1059">Robert Morris ACHA Roster</a>

D2D
11-21-2012, 01:49 PM
Like the NCAA, there are difference divisions within the ACHA. There are also two divisions for women's teams, I and II.

http://achahockey.org/

mar7967
11-21-2012, 03:35 PM
ACHA is "club" teams, correct?

D2D
11-21-2012, 03:39 PM
ACHA is "club" teams, correct?

Yes.

Flashy Man
11-21-2012, 03:43 PM
<a href="http://achahockey.org/page.php?page_id=2156">About ACHA</a>

Keep in mind, some schools probably have an NCAA and ACHA team. For instance, Robert Morris seems to have both. If you look at the rosters, they are different.

<a href="http://www.collegehockeynews.com/reports/roster.php?td=50">Robert Morris NCAA Roster</a>

<a href="http://achahockey.org/team_roster.php?team_id=12873&league_id=1059">Robert Morris ACHA Roster</a>

One is in Pennsylvania, the other is in Illinois.

Spartanforlife4
11-21-2012, 06:59 PM
It's still club teams.

For example, MSU has a varsity NCAA team, and then D2 and D3 ACHA teams. For some other schools that don't have an NCAA team, the ACHA team is a pretty big deal. A guy I know had a kid play for Davenport's (West MI NAIA school) ACHA team. They went out to play Arizona. 15 bucks for a ticket and fill a good amount of a 6,000 seat arena. I'm sure that's not every game because Davenport was the national champion that year, but that's still impressive. Compare that to MSU where the club teams don't even have all the parents show up.

mnstate0fhockey
11-21-2012, 07:21 PM
One is in Pennsylvania, the other is in Illinois.

Thanks

Red Cows
11-21-2012, 09:13 PM
ACHA teams.

a/k/a Penn State opponents no less than 10 times this season with a couple games thrown in against the U-18 team for good measure.

Good grief.

D2D
11-22-2012, 12:07 AM
For example, MSU has a varsity NCAA team, and then D2 and D3 ACHA teams.

Then on the women's side, MSU does not have a varsity NCAA team, but they have D1 and D2 ACHA teams (there isn't a Division 3 in ACHA womens hockey).

Ralph Baer
11-22-2012, 05:35 AM
ACHA teams.

a/k/a Penn State opponents no less than 10 times this season with a couple games thrown in against the U-18 team for good measure.

Good grief. Six (2 each vs ASU, Ohio, and Oklahoma). The others that you are probably counting are NCAA Div-III. I don't see a problem with any of this since Penn State is starting up their program. Why dive in all at once?

alfablue
11-22-2012, 11:04 AM
For example, MSU has a varsity NCAA team, and then D2 and D3 ACHA teams.

AND???

I know you are a big school up there, but to field both a D2 and a D3 club team is pretty impressive. Very cool.

SteveP
11-22-2012, 03:59 PM
One is in Pennsylvania, the other is in Illinois.
Robert Morris in Pittsburgh has an NCAA team and an ACHA Division 1 team. Robert Morris in Chicago also has an ACHA D1 team.

camilo
12-05-2012, 11:23 PM
Thanks guys. Interesting info and links (which would have answered my question had I looked!). I'm not embarassed about being confused now!

gfmorris
12-12-2012, 04:59 PM
ACHA teams.

a/k/a Penn State opponents no less than 10 times this season with a couple games thrown in against the U-18 team for good measure.

Good grief.

Independent schedules are hard to make.

GFM