Iowa finished the regular season ranked #3 in the Central Region, the highest in program history, and will be the top seed for the Central Regional in Grand Rapids!


CENTRAL REGIONAL ‐ Grand Rapids, Michigan

February 23, 24, and 25, 2024

Rink:  Patterson Ice Center

(Host: Davenport University)

The top two seeds from each region following the final Men’s Division II regular season rankings will bypass the Regional and receive an automatic berth in the 2024 ACHA National Championships presented by FloHockey, which will be played from March 7 through March 17, 2024 at the Centene Community Ice Center in Maryland Heights, Missouri.


Each Regional will consist of 12 teams. Teams seeded #3 through #10 will receive an invitation to their respective Regional. Teams seeded #11 through #14 will be filled by conference auto bids.


If any of the conference auto bids are not filled (i.e., team has already qualified, unable to accept bid, less than four eligible conferences, etc.), the position(s) in the Regional will be filled by the next highest ranked team(s) within that Region as an At‐Large bid.


The game schedule format for each Regional will be:


Regional Day 1

#7 seed vs. #14 seed

#8 seed vs. #13 seed

#9 seed vs.#12 seed

#10 seed vs. #11 seed


Regional Day 2

#3 seed vs. Lowest remaining seed

#4 seed vs. 2nd Lowest remaining seed

#5 seed vs. 3rd Lowest remaining seed

#6 seed vs. 4th Lowest remaining seed


Regional Day 3

Highest remaining seed vs. Lowest remaining seed

2nd Highest remaining seed vs. 2nd Lowest remaining seed


For more information, please contact ACHA Executive Director Craig Barnett at