Best rinks in the ACHA

Club hockey? Laugh out loud, right? Well the ACHA is proving that the league of beauties is providing a much different college hockey experience then close to 75 per cent of NCAA D3 schools. That difference is simple: fans, facilities, pride. Ask anyone playing in front of thousands of fans at University of Arizona, Liberty, Minot State, UK etc, these teams have true followings of players with a passion for the game. With three divisions in the ACHA to date, I’ve ranked just a few of my favorites.

Division 3:

It’s a tie and I hate ties more than anyone. But with two schools putting out top notch atmospheres and barns, ACHA D3 has players feeling like they own the school.

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University of Georgia

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Saginaw Valley State University

ACHA D2:

Another toss up here with some great schools from USU to FGCU, but two stand above the rest.

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University of Kentucky

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Virginia Tech

ACHA D1:

This is where the elite stand out, with Ohio, Minot State and UNLV all being top notch, but not quite the best.

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Liberty University

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University of Arizona

Honorable mentions:

The SEC Savannah Hockey Classic is the most pro style atmosphere that many college players would ever play in and the ACHA has this in Division 3?????

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