The 2021 ACHA Men’s Division 1 National Championships will take place in Boston, MA at the New England Sports Center. The tournament is a 20 team, single elimination format with the top 12 teams receiving a first-round bye.
1. The Top 20 from the final ACHA Men’s D1 National Rankings are seeded #1 - 20. Tournament seeding shall be determined by the Computerized Rankings Average. Ties are broken by the Computerized Rankings Average.
2. The regular season or playoff champion as determined by each league from each of the 6 qualified ACHA Men’s D1 leagues will automatically qualify for the tournament. Should a team receiving an automatic berth not be ranked in the Top 20, then the lowest ranked team will be bumped from the tournament. This will continue until all automatic berth teams have been moved into Top 20.
Qualified ACHA Men's D1 Leagues:
i. CHMA – College Hockey Mid-America (PLAYOFF CHAMPION)
ii. ECHA - Eastern Collegiate Hockey Association (REGULAR SEASON CHAMPION)
iii. ESCHL – Eastern States Collegiate Hockey League (REGULAR SEASON CHAMPION)
iv. GLCHL - Great Lakes Collegiate Hockey League (REGULAR SEASON CHAMPION)
v. NECHL- Northeast Collegiate Hockey League (PLAYOFF CHAMPION)
vi. WCHL - Western Collegiate Hockey League (REGULAR SEASON CHAMPION)