The 2011 American Collegiate Hockey Association south regional playoffs will take place in Irmo.
The Columbia Regional Sports Council announced Thursday that it had won the bid for the games that will be held February 18-19 at Plex Indoor Sports & Ice on Broad Stone Road.
The regional will consist of eight top collegiate hockey teams located in the southeastern United States as selected by regional rankings to compete for the ACHA national championship. It is a two-day event with four games played each day. A schedule of events along with the teams who will be competing will be announced at a later date.
The ACHA began as a men's collegiate hockey league in 1991, and grew to a league of more than 150 teams in three men's divisions. The Women's Division 2 was added in 2006, and the ACHA currently has five divisions with over 375 teams from across the nation.