CHS Tournament Season
By: Russ Eddins @EddinsRuss
The Spring semester is a busy time for College Hockey South. The conference has six tournaments from January through March. The Amateur Athletic Union College Hockey Nationals is in early to mid-March.
The Savannah Hockey Classic
This tournament is the biggest and oldest college hockey tournament in the South. This year, it will feature the original four: Georgia Institute of Technology, the University of Florida, the University of Georgia and the University of Tennessee.
The Savannah Hockey Classic is a two-day tournament. It starts next Friday, Jan. 12, and ends next Saturday, Jan. 13.
Enmarket Arena, the home of the East Coast Hockey League’s Savannah Ghost Pirates, will host the tournament.
CHS Division I and Women’s Playoffs
The top four Division I teams, based on MyHockeyRankings, and all six women’s teams will qualify for the playoffs.
The seeding for the women’s tournament is based on points, while seeding for the men’s Division I playoffs is based on MHR.
These playoffs start on Feb. 9 and end on Feb. 11. F&M Bank Arena in Clarksville, Tenn., will host the Division I playoffs.
CHS Division II Playoffs
The Huntsville Ice Sports Center in Huntsville, Ala., will host the Division II playoffs from Feb. 16-18.
The top four teams from the North and South divisions qualify for the playoffs. CHS points determine the seeding.
CHS Division III Playoffs
Eight of 13 Division III teams will qualify for the playoffs. CHS determines seeding based on win percentage.
The Lakeland Ice Arena in Lakeland, Fla., will host the tournament from Feb. 23-25.
AAU College Hockey Nationals
The Ice Line Quad Rinks will host the biggest tournament for AAU club hockey teams from March 6-13 in West Chester, Pa. All five CHS Division I programs will qualify for Nationals. For Divisions II and III, the qualification process is more complex.
The Pelham Civic Center in Pelham, Ala., will host the final tournament of the Spring semester from March 22-24.
All eight Division I and II SEC schools will qualify for the tournament. CHS determines the seeding based on MyHockeyRanking's overall score (average goal differential plus strength of schedule).
ABOUT College Hockey South: Founded in 2008, College Hockey South is a 25-school, 38 team intercollegiate hockey conference spanning seven southeastern U.S. states that competes in AAU College Hockey. College Hockey South is a 501(c)3 not for profit organization.