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Inside the SECHC: Arkansas, 'Bama Battle in Dallas

Friday, 12.18.2009 / 10:41 AM CT / Features
By Jena Smith  - NashvillePredators.com
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Inside the SECHC: Arkansas, \'Bama Battle in Dallas
As part of our commitment to hockey in Tennessee and the mid-South Region, NashvillePredators.com will be hosting a weekly "Inside the SECHC" feature. Check back every Friday for the latest information and results from around the conference.

For more on the SECHC, check out the conference's website.


This Week’s SECHC Schudule:
December 19
Alabama vs. Arkansas (Following the Dallas Stars Game, American Airlines Center Dallas, TX)

December 20
Alabama vs. Arkansas (11:00am, Allen Event Center Allen, TX)

The Frozen Tide disrupts winter break seeking to avenge October losses to Arkansas. Tide skaters will travel individually from their home states converging in Dallas to face Arkansas for the 3rd & 4th times this season. On Saturday Dec 19 the two teams will face off on NHL ice at the American Airlines Center immediately following the Stars RedWings game. They will meet again at 11:00AM, December 20 at the Allen Event Center, Allen TX.

SECHC History
The Southeastern Collegiate Hockey Conference (SECHC) is in its second season as a representative body of 11 teams participating in the American Collegiate Hockey Association (ACHA). The 11 teams are club ice hockey programs at the universities that make up the Southeastern Conference (SEC) in NCAA athletics (with the exception of Auburn, who does not currently have a program).

This season, the SECHC grows to 11 members as Mississippi joins the conference in their first season of ACHA hockey.

Of the 11 teams, 10 currently play in the South region of ACHA Division III. Kentucky is the exception, as they are currently in the Southeast division of ACHA Division II. Because Kentucky is a Division II program, they play very few of the other SECHC teams and do not currently participate in the SECHC Tournament at the end of the season. Kentucky does currently maintain a home-and-home rivalry series with Tennessee at the end of every season.

The other 10 teams (Alabama, Arkansas, Florida, Georgia, LSU, Mississippi, Mississippi State, South Carolina, Tennessee, and Vanderbilt) all play eachother frequently throughout the season. However, unlike the SEC, the teams in the SECHC are not bound by the divisions East and West. The Teams play whoever they reach agreements with for the season.
Last season, eight teams participated in the SECHC Tournament, hosted by the Alabama program in Pelham, Ala. The teams were seeded by their rankings within the South region of ACHA Division III. Tennessee and Georgia met in the first championship game, with Tennessee taking home the trophy.
-information courtesy of SECHC website and the University of Tennessee Ice Hockey Club

SECHC Division 3 Leaders (As of December 2)
Goals Points GAA (Min. 360 Minutes)
1 Banks UT 19 1 Banks UT 39 1 Desjardin ARK 2.84
2 McDowell ARK 19 2 Bosma UGA 37 2 DiCarlo UGA 3.91
3 Jones UT 18 3 Jones UT 33 3 Ferris UF 4.38
4 McMahon ARK 18 4 Gottfried UGA 28 4 Shiels SC 5.33
5 Bosma UGA 17 5 Dolan ARK 27 5 Gauvin UT 5.55


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WESTERN CONFERENCE
  TEAM GP W L OT GF GA PTS
1 z - DAL 82 50 23 9 267 230 109
2 x - STL 82 49 24 9 224 201 107
3 x - CHI 82 47 26 9 235 209 103
4 y - ANA 82 46 25 11 218 192 103
5 x - LAK 82 48 28 6 225 195 102
6 x - SJS 82 46 30 6 241 210 98
7 x - NSH 82 41 27 14 228 215 96
8 x - MIN 82 38 33 11 216 206 87
9 COL 82 39 39 4 216 240 82
10 ARI 82 35 39 8 209 245 78
11 WPG 82 35 39 8 215 239 78
12 CGY 82 35 40 7 231 260 77
13 VAN 82 31 38 13 191 243 75
14 EDM 82 31 43 8 203 245 70

STATS

2015-2016 REGULAR SEASON
SKATERS: GP G A +/- Pts
F. Forsberg 82 33 31 1 64
R. Josi 81 14 47 -3 61
J. Neal 82 31 27 27 58
S. Weber 78 20 31 -7 51
M. Ribeiro 81 7 43 11 50
C. Smith 82 21 16 4 37
M. Ekholm 82 8 27 14 35
R. Johansen 42 8 26 10 34
R. Ellis 79 10 22 13 32
C. Jarnkrok 81 16 14 1 30
 
GOALIES: W L OT Sv% GAA
P. Rinne 34 21 10 .908 2.48
C. Hutton 7 5 4 .918 2.33