St. Scholastica won regular season title a year ago
BLOOMINGTON, Minn. – The 2023-24 season has arrived for Minnesota Intercollegiate Athletic Conference (MIAC) men’s hockey teams.
The regular season began on Friday, October 27 with a handful of non-conference contests. The first conference series of the season is scheduled for the following weekend, with the regular season running through Saturday, February 17. Teams are scheduled for 16 conference contests with two games against every MIAC opponent.
For the second year in a row and third time since 2007, two MIAC teams will also participate in Hockey Day Minnesota, as Concordia and St. Olaf have been selected to play outdoors at the Warroad High School Athletic Complex in Warroad on Friday, January 26.
The top five teams at the end of the regular season will head to the 2024 MIAC Men’s Hockey Playoffs. The No. 4 team in the standings will host the No. 5 team in the quarterfinal round on Wednesday, February 21, with the semifinals set for Saturday, February 23, and the championship game scheduled for Saturday, March 2. The winner of the MIAC Playoffs will receive the conference’s automatic bid to the 2024 NCAA Division III Men’s Hockey Championships.
St. Scholastica* (13-1-2, 17-7-3)
Augsburg#% (10-5-1, 16-10-2)
Saint John’s (9-5-2, 13-10-3)
Concordia (9-6-1, 12-12-2)
St. Olaf (7-8-1, 14-11-2)
Bethel (5-10-1, 10-14-1)
Saint Mary’s (7-9-0, 11-13-1)
Hamline (6-10-0, 13-11-1)
Gustavus (1-13-2, 3-19-3)*MIAC Regular Season Champion
#MIAC Playoff Champion
MIAC Leaders 2022-23
Plus / Minus
|1||Bailey Huber – Saint John’s||19||41||1144:04||457||2.15|
|2||Lalonde, Thomas – St. Olaf||12||27||703:35||293||2.30|
|3||Samuel Vyletelka – Augsburg||19||40||1039:58||426||2.31|
|4||Ryman, Austin – Bethel||21||36||915:46||415||2.36|
|5||Fitzgerald, Matt – Concordia||15||32||780:59||299||2.46|
|6||Bostedt, Jack – St. Scholastica||25||63||1445:48||740||2.61|
|7||Allen, Travis – Bethel||14||26||579:39||232||2.69|
|8||Lake, Kevin – Hamline||24||64||1370:47||698||2.80|
|9||Jack Robbel – Augsburg||10||30||584:23||215||3.08|
|10||Matt Sankner – Saint Mary’s||12||32||619:29||299||3.10|
|11||Hjelle, Jackson – Gustavus||23||63||1171:22||516||3.23|
|12||A.J. Ruskowski – Saint Mary’s||15||42||700:12||360||3.60|
MIAC men’s and women’s hockey teams will continue to utilize a points system to order conference standings in 2023-24. Victories achieved in regulation are worth three points, while overtime or shootout wins are worth two points. Losses in either overtime or a shootout are worth one point each. Playoff tiebreakers are also suited to fit the points system.The 2023-24 season is a “non-rule change year.” The NCAA Men’s and Women’s Ice Hockey Committee established several rule changes ahead of the 2022-23 season that will remain in effect for 2023-24.
The MIAC Sports Network powered by Hudl launched in August and will be the streaming home of all MIAC-hosted games, events, and championships. The MIAC Sports Network is available on the web (https://miacsportsnetwork.com/) along with streaming apps for television and mobile devices, including Android TV, Apple TV, Amazon Fire, Roku (TV), iOS, Android (mobile), and Amazon Fire Tablet. The app can be found and installed free of charge by searching for the MIAC Sports Network.
The MIAC has a mobile app in partnership with SIDEARM Sports. The app is free to fans and can be downloaded on both the Apple App Store and the Google Play Store for Android devices.
MIAC coaches will vote on the 2023-24 MIAC Men’s Hockey All-Conference honors at the conclusion of the regular season. In addition to a 20-player All-MIAC squad, coaches will also vote on individual awards for the MIAC Offensive, Defensive, Rookie, and Coach of the Year.Throughout the regular season, the MIAC will recognize top individual performances with the MIAC Men’s Hockey Offensive and Defensive Players of the Week awards. Athlete of the Week awards will begin on Monday, October 30, and be announced each Monday following through the end of the regular season. During the week following the MIAC Playoffs, participating coaches will also select a 10-player All-Playoff Team to recognize outstanding performances throughout the conference tournament.
First Conference Game Date: Friday, November 3
MIAC Playoffs: Wednesday, February 21 (Quarterfinals), Saturday, February 24 (Semifinals), Saturday, March 3 (Championship)
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