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    2017 DVCHC Playoff Information

    For 2017 playoff information, please navigate to the playoffs tab, or click the link to the right. Also on the right hand side of the homepage you will find the 2017 DVCHC Playoff Protocol.



    ADMISSION FREE: There will be a $5.00 Admission Fee collected at the door for all DVCHC Playoff and Championship games. The DVCHC is a non-profit organization and all money collected goes 100% back to the league to help keep player fees down. Children 12 and under are free.

    2016/2017 All Star Game

    The 2016-2017 DVCHC All Star Game will be played at IceWorks in Aston, PA on March 25, 2017. 

    Awards Selection Process

    • A copy of the awards selection process will be posted on the website and sent to each team representative by January 15th for their review prior to submitting potential award candidates.  The Awards Selection Process is also included in the League By Laws which can be viewed on the homepage of this site.
    • All awards candidate names must be submitted to the President/Commissioner of the League no later than February 28th
    • All candidates will be forwarded to the Awards Committee by March 1st for review.
    • The Awards Committee will select Award Winners from those names submitted or from the list of any league members meeting the criteria below.
    • A conference call will be scheduled within 24 hours to discuss the process and nominees.
    • Each Awards Committee member will email their choice for each of the awards to the league President/Commissioner
      • In the event of a tie for any award, the league President and Commissioner will select the winner following a conference call with the Awards Committee
    • Awards will be handed out at the league All Star Game in March at the close of the season. 


    • Game Protocol rules can be found on the DVCHC Tab of this website. This includes OT/Shootout protocol.
    • Live Scoring is Mandatory for all league games.  If wifi is not available, all game stats must be entered no later than 5 PM Monday each week
    • Hard copy score sheets will be for backup support
    • Teams are responsible to check the Arbiter no later than 48 hours prior to their game to ensure referee's have been assigned
    • Game results - All final scores must be emailed to your Commissioner and Justin Berger from the ACHA no later than 5 PM Monday each week
    • All Eligibility Forms and Rosters must be submitted to the DVCHC and ACHA Commissioner by October 1st
    • First half league fees are due to the DVCHC Treasurer by October 1st.  Final payment due no later than one week prior to your first game in January.

    2016-2017 Executive Board

    Position Member
    President John Rinck
    VP Mike Shull
    Secretary Greg Audino
    Sr. Commissioner - Nat. Divison Tom Galambos
    Commissioner - Am. Division Jay Turcotte
    Treasurer Jim O'Conner
    Awards Coordinator Paul Gilligan
    Tournament Director Mike Cirard
    Recruitment Admin Rhiannon Volpe
    Webmaster Ray McNulty

    2017 DVCHC Playoff Info.

    2016-17 DVCHC BYLAWS

    Standings Tie Breaker Protocol

    1. Overall Points
    2. Games Won
    3. Head to Head Points
    4. Fewest Goals Allowed
    5. Goal Differential 
    6. Fewest Penalty Minutes

    Atlantic Regionals

    Congrats to Bryn Athyn on claiming the #1 position in the Atlantic region, and receiving an auto bid to Nationals! 

    Other participating DVCHC teams:

    Friday, Feb 24, 8:00pm #8 Fredonia State vs. #5 Rowan

    Friday, Feb 24, 8:15pm #7 George Mason vs. #6 Fairfield University

    Location: York City Ice Arena 



    FINAL Mens ACHA D3 Rankings (2-14-17)

    Rank Team Pts
    1 Bryn Athyn 7 (9)
    2 Farmingdale State 14
    3 California University of PA 25
    4 Southern Connecticut 28
    5 Rowan 33
    6 Fairfield University 41
    7 Quinnipiac 47
    8 George Mason 59
    9 Fredonia State 61
    10 PSU-Behrend 70
    11 West Virginia 77
    12 Pitt-Johnstown 85
    13 Ramapo 91
    14 PSU-Altoona 102
    15 Stockton 106

    Upcoming League Meeting Schedule

    Mandatory League Meeting May 6, 2017 & August 19, 2017 Time: TBD
    Location : Ice Works - Aston, PA

    2016/2017 American Division Regular Season Champions

    American Division East - Rutgers Camden

    American Division West - PSU Harrisburg

    American Division Standings

    2016/2017 National Division Regular Season Champions

    National Division East - George Mason University

    National Division West - Bryn Athyn College

    National Division Standings

    Postponements Bylaws

    1. No game shall be postponed, except by mutual consent of the coaches of the two schools involved and approval of the Referee Assignor & Commissioner.
    2. Visiting team must contact host team twelve (12) days before the schedule game if they wish to cancel/postpone a game. Failure to do so will result in the ice time and referee’s fees being paid for by the visiting team. Payment by offending team will be deducted from the dues in the treasure of said team. Continuation of said team in the DVCHC play will depend on the receipt by the treasurer of the sum involved within twelve (12) days.
    3. If game is not made up by the week prior to playoffs, both teams will have forfeits.

    Game contracts are required for all non-league games.

    Game Cancellations due to inclement weather: 
    All teams are reminded that if their school is closed, there is no game.A majority of schools will not allow their teams to use school vans in the event schools are closed for bad weather. Once this is announced, both coaches are to contact each other, then contact the Commissioner, who will pass it on to the referees.

    Inclement Weather Game Cancellation Protocol:

    • Communication by both coaches as soon as bad weather is forecasted or no later than 48 hours prior to game Both Coaches will coordinate a timeline and a plan for final decision time.
    • Both Coaches will contact the Commissioner or President once a decision to cancel is reached Notification deadline will be no later than 6 hours prior to game time. 
    • Approval from league Commissioner or President must be provided prior to cancellation of game
    • Date to replay game must be re-scheduled within 7 calendar days of cancellation or a forfeit will be declared by the Commissioner and/or President.
    • Financial responsibility issues to be resolved by Commissioner if no agreement can be reached between two teams within 5 calendar days of cancellation

    Finbarr O'Connor

    FINBARR O’CONNOR, DVCHC founder and St. Joseph’s University coach for 34 years (1972-2006) passed away peacefully with his family at his side on Thursday, October 6, 2016.  He was 90 years of age.

    Coach O’Connor was a founding member of the Delaware Valley Collegiate Hockey Conference in 1974 and served in numerous executive capacities.  During his tenure at St. Joe’s Finbarr led the IceHawks to 5 DVCHC League Championships and served as a mentor to hundreds of student athletes over his 40+ years of involvement with the team.  He was inducted into the SJU Hall of Fame in 2015.

    The DVCHC Sportsmanship Award is named after Finbarr, The Finbarr O’Connor Sportsmanship Award.  This award is presented annually to the player that best represents the DVCHC, their school, team and themselves with respect for the rules and all participants, and plays with dignity and perseverance.  For those that knew or played for Coach O’Connor, this epitomizes the spirit in which he led St. Joseph’s.

    Coach O’Connor had a quick Irish wit and a way to make the toughest of his players come around to his way of playing the game without raising his voice.  He taught a lot of young men how to actually act as men.  And to respect the sport of ice hockey.  He will be sorely missed.

    Finn leaves behind his wife, 3 children and his entire SJU IceHawk family. 

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