Related Document: Feb2011-ACHA-Rankings.pdf


Contact:Sean Weaver
ACHA South Regional Coordinator



Katie W. Rankin
Columbia Regional Sports Council, Sales Manager


Ice hockey returns to Columbia, S.C.
American Collegiate Hockey Association announces final rankings, schedule for 2011 tournament


COLUMBIA, S.C. - (February 14, 2011) - The American Collegiate Hockey Association (ACHA) announced rankings and scheduling for their 2011 South Regional Tournament to be held at Plex Indoor Sports & Ice in Columbia, S.C. February 18-19, 2011.

The teams are ranked and scheduled as follows:

1 (M3) University of Central Florida
2 (M3) Florida Gulf Coast University
3 (M3) University of Alabama
4 (M3) Loyola University Maryland
5 (M3) University ofArkansas
6 (M3) University of South Florida
7 (M3) Florida Atlantic University
8 (M3) University of Richmond
9 (M3) University of Florida
10 (M3) University of North Carolina - Wilmington

Friday, Feb. 18:
12:00 p.m. - #6 University of South Florida (H), #7 Florida Atlantic University (A)
2:30 p.m.   -  #5 University of Arkansas (H), #8 University of Richmond (A)
5:00 p.m.   - #4 Loyola University (H), #8 University of Florida (A)
9:15 p.m.    - #3 University of Alabama (H), #10 University of North Carolina - Wilmington (A)


Games on Saturday, February 19, will be held at 8:30 a.m., 11:00 a.m., 4:15 p.m. and 6:45 p.m. The Saturday match-ups will be announces at the conclusions of Friday's games. Tickets are $10 per game or $15 for a weekend pass. Plex Indoor Sports & Ice is located at 1019 Broad Stone Road in Irmo, S.C.

About the ACHA
The American Collegiate Hockey Association (ACHA) began as a men's collegiate hockey league in 1991, and quickly grew to a league of over 150 teams in three men's divisions. The Women's Division 2 was added in 2006, and the ACHA currently boasts five divisions with over 375 teams from across the nation. The purpose of the ACHA is to support quality, unity and regulation of intercollegiate hockey programs nationwide. In order to do this, the ACHA has developed organization By-Laws and a Policies and Procedures Manual to provide the policy foundation for the organization as it works to fulfill its purpose. These documents are reviewed yearly at the ACHA's annual meeting. The American Collegiate Hockey Association is a chartered non-profit corporation. It is classified as a 501(c) (3) organization with the Internal Revenue Service. For more information, visit

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About Columbia Regional Sports Council
The mission of the Columbia Regional Sports Council is to strengthen the area's economy by marketing and selling the Columbia, SC region (City of Columbia, Lexington County, Richland County) as a premier destination for sporting events, partnering with local sports organizations to grow and develop existing events, and by recruiting new events which provide an economic benefit to the region by generating room nights, food and beverage sales, and associated tax revenues.