Arkansas Razorbacks clinch second #1 seed in program history

The #1 Arkansas Razorbacks (32-4-0) clinched their second #1 seed in program history last week in the final ACHA DIII rankings. The Razorbacks held the #1 seed in the Pacific Region for 10 of the 11 rankings periods this year, the most of any team in any region. This #1 seed guarantees the Razorbacks a bye through the Pacific Regionals and an automatic bid to the National Championship Tournament in Frisco, TX March 24-28th.

The National Championship Tournament draw will be finalized after the regionals have been completed March 6-8th. The Hogs will face the #2 University of Tampa (23-7-1), who is the #2 from the South. The regionals will decide the other two round-robin opponents, the higher seed advancing out of the North Regionals(North #3) and the lower seed advancing out of the Atlantic Regionals(Atlantic #4). Everybody will play a 3-game round robin format on March 24th, 25th, and 26th. The round-robin portion of the tournament will take place at the Children’s Health StarCenter in Plano, TX.

On March 24th, the Hogs will face off against the 4th seed out of the Atlantic Region at 7:00PM, followed by the 3rd seed from the North Region on March 25th, at 7:30PM. Arkansas will round-out pool play on March 25th against the University of Tampa Spartans at 4:00PM. The winner from each of the four pools will advance to the semi-finals March 27th at the Comerica StarCenter in Frisco, TX, with a final game on March 28th.

The University of Arkansas Men’s Hockey team plays in the Southeastern Collegiate Hockey Conference. The 2019-20 season will be the team’s thirteenth season as a member of the ACHA competing in Division III. The team’s schedule can be found here. All home games are played at The Jones Center for Families in Springdale.