Central Collegiate Women's Hockey Association

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Central Collegiate Women's Hockey Association
(CCWHA)
Central Collegiate Women's Hockey Association logo
Association ACHA
Division Women's Division I
Members 18
Sports fielded Ice hockey
Region Midwest and Great Lakes
Headquarters Grand Rapids, Michigan
Commissioner Molly Mahoney
Website http://www.ccwha.net/

The Central Collegiate Women's Hockey Association (CCWHA) is a Women's Division I ACHA club level hockey-college athletic conference. The league currently has eighteen member teams from schools in two divisions located in the Midwestern United States.[1]

Current members[edit]

Division I[edit]

Institution Location Founded Affiliation Enrollment Team Nickname
Adrian College Adrian, Michigan 1859 Private 1,040 Bulldogs
Davenport University Caledonia, Michigan 1960 Private 12,471 Panthers
Grand Valley State University Allendale, Michigan 1960 Public 23,892 Lakers
Michigan State University East Lansing, Michigan 1855 Public 46,045 Spartans
Miami University Oxford, Ohio 1809 Public 20,126 RedHawks
Ohio State University Columbus, Ohio 1870 Public 60,347 Buckeyes
Robert Morris University (IL) Chicago, Illinois 1913 Private 7,727 Eagles
University of Michigan Ann Arbor, Michigan 1817 Public 40,042 Wolverines


Division II[edit]

Institution Location Founded Affiliation Enrollment Team Nickname
Central Michigan University Mount Pleasant, Michigan 1892 Public 26,788 Chippewas
Lake Superior State University Sault Sainte Marie, Michigan 1946 Public 2,637 Lakers
Loyola University Chicago Chicago, Illinois 1870 Private 15,068 Ramblers
Michigan State University East Lansing, Michigan 1855 Public 46,045 Spartans
Northern Michigan University Marquette, Michigan 1899 Public 9,400 Wildcats
Notre Dame University South Bend, Indiana 1842 Private 11,733 Fighting Irish
  • Note: Michigan State fields both a Division I and a Division II team in the CCWHA and the ACHA. Teams have separate coaching staffs and rosters.

Former members[edit]

Institution Years New Conference Classification
Bowling Green State 1997-2006 Ceased operations N/A
University of Illinois 1996-2007 Independent N/A
Lake Forest College 1996-2000 NCHA NCAA DIII[2]
Lindenwood University 2007-2011 CHA NCAA DI[3][4]
Oakland University 1999-2004 Ceased operations N/A
University of Wisconsin 1996-1998 Independent ACHA DI
Western Michigan University 1996-2011 Ceased operations N/A

CCWHA Championship History[edit]

The inaugural playoff, held at Munn Arena - Michigan State University (Feb. 1997), was the capstone of the 1996-97 inaugural season of the CCWHA. The eight teams that comprised the CCWHA that season included the following schools: Ohio State University, University of Michigan, Michigan State, University of Illinois, University of Wisconsin, Western Michigan University, Lake Forest College and Bowling Green State University.

Year Champion Runner-Up Location
1996-1997 Ohio State Michigan East Lansing, MI
1997-1998 Ohio State Unknown Unknown
1998-1999 Ohio State Unknown East Lansing, MI
1999-2000 Michigan Western Michigan East Lansing, MI
2000-2001 Michigan Western Michigan Sault Ste. Marie, MI
2001-2002 Michigan State Michigan Kalamazoo, MI
2002-2003 Michigan State Michigan East Lansing, MI
2003-2004 Oakland Michigan State Marquette, MI
2004-2005 Western Michigan Michigan Kalkaska, MI
2005-2006 Western Michigan Michigan Kalkaska, MI
2006-2007 Ohio State Western Michigan Findlay, OH
2007-2008 Lindenwood Michigan Findlay, OH
2008-2009 Lindenwood Michigan State Kalamazoo, MI
2009-2010 Lindenwood Michigan State Kalamazoo, MI
2010-2011 Lindenwood Grand Valley Holland, MI
2011-2012 Robert Morris (IL) Michigan Holland, MI
2012-2013 Michigan State Robert Morris (IL) Flint, MI
2013-2014 Miami Adrian Flint, MI
Totals
Team Titles Years
Lindenwood 4 2008, 2009, 2010, 2011
Ohio State 4 1997, 1998, 1999, 2007
Michigan State 3 2002, 2003, 2013
Western Michigan 2 2005, 2006
Michigan 2 2000, 2001
Miami 1 2014
Robert Morris (IL) 1 2012
Oakland 1 2004

National Championships[edit]

CCWHA Teams have combined to win six of fourteen ACHA Women's Division I National Championships. [5]

  • Western Michigan - 1997 (pre ACHA known as Women's Collegiate Club Championship)[6]
  • Miami (OH) - 2014
  • Michigan State - 2003, 2011
  • Robert Morris (IL) - 2005, 2007
  • Lindenwood - 2008, 2009, 2010[7]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Adrian will be a member of CCWHA in 2012-13". Adrian College. January 26, 2012. Retrieved September 14, 2012. 
  2. ^ "Lake Forest College Announces the Addition of Varsity Women's Ice Hockey". Lake Forest College. May 19, 1999. Retrieved March 27, 2011. 
  3. ^ Staff (March 26, 2011). "Lindenwood women to go Division I". U.S. College Hockey Online. Retrieved March 27, 2011. 
  4. ^ Staff (November 11, 2011). "Lindenwood formally admitted into CHA". U.S. College Hockey Online. Retrieved November 11, 2011. 
  5. ^ "American Collegiate Hockey Association Hockey Website". Achahockey.org. Retrieved 2010-06-09. 
  6. ^ "Central Collegiate Women's Hockey Association (CCWHA)". Women's College Hockey. Retrieved March 27, 2011. 
  7. ^ "2011 United States University Women’s Select Team Assistant Coach Named". Achahockey.org. 2010-05-28. Retrieved 2010-06-09. 

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