Ticket sellers at Atlantic Hockey headquarters and Blue Cross Arena in Rochester, NY have to be beaming with excitement after this weekend's quarterfinal results. Robert Morris, Canisius, RIT and Mercyhurst advanced to the Atlantic Hockey semifinals, meaning the league will have four of the five teams closest in proximity to Rochester in the league's penultimate event.
Mercyhurst will take on Robert Morris, the league's regular season champion, in the first semifinal on Friday at 5:05 p.m. ET. The nightcap will feature the most local entrant, Rochester Institute of Technology, and Canisius. Face-off in that game will be approximately 8:35 p.m. ET.
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