Central Collegiate Women's Hockey Association

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Central Collegiate Women's Hockey Association
CCWHA
Central Collegiate Women's Hockey Association logo
Established 1996
Association ACHA
Division Women's Division I & II
Members 15
Sports fielded
Region Midwest and Great Lakes
Commissioner Molly Mahoney (since 2011)
Website http://www.ccwha.net/

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

Current members[edit]

Division I[edit]

Institution Location Affiliation School

Enrollment

Team

Founded

Joined

CCWHA

Team

Nickname

Joined League Joined D1
Adrian College Adrian, Michigan Private 1,040 2012 2012 2012 Bulldogs
Aquinas College Grand Rapids, Michigan Private 2,001 2015 2015 2017 Saints
Davenport University Caledonia, Michigan Private 12,471 2013 2013 2013 Panthers
Grand Valley State University Allendale, Michigan Public 23,892 2007 2007 2007 Lakers
Miami University Oxford, Ohio Public 20,126 2010 2011 2011 RedHawks
Michigan State University East Lansing, Michigan Public 46,045 1995 1996*

2007*

1996

2007

Spartans
Ohio State University Columbus, Ohio Public 60,347 1992 1996*

2004*

1996

2004

Buckeyes
Robert Morris University (IL) Chicago, Illinois Private 7,727 2003 2010 2010 Eagles
University of Michigan Ann Arbor, Michigan Public 40,042 1995 1996 1996 Wolverines

*Ohio State and Michigan State (D1) left the league (in 2000 and 2004 respectively) and rejoined at a later date.

Division II[edit]

Institution Location Affiliation School

Enrollment

Team

Founded

Joined

CCWHA

Team

Nickname

Joined League Joined D2
Adrian College** (DII) Adrian, Michigan Private 1,040 2017 2017 2017 Bulldogs
Central Michigan University Mount Pleasant, Michigan Public 26,788 2010 2012 2014 Chippewas
Loyola University Chicago Chicago, Illinois Private 15,068 2014 2014 2014 Ramblers
Michigan State University** (DII) East Lansing, Michigan Public 46,045 2004 2004* 2014 Spartans
Northern Michigan University Marquette, Michigan Public 9,400 2001 2001 2014 Wildcats
University of Notre Dame South Bend, Indiana Private 11,733 2000 2002* 2014 Fighting Irish

*MSU and Notre Dame both left the league (2006 and 2004 respectively) and returned when the 2nd division was formed in 2014.

**Adrian College and Michigan State University both field a Division I and Division II team in the CCWHA and ACHA. Teams have separate coaching staffs and rosters.

Former members[edit]

Institution Years New Conference Classification
Bowling Green State University 1996 - 1997

2000 - 2001

Ceased operations N/A
University of Illinois 1996 - 2007 Independent N/A
Lake Forest College 1996 - 2000 NCHA NCAA DIII[2]
Lake Superior State University 1999 - 2001

2014 - 2016

Ceased operations N/A
Lindenwood University 2007 - 2011 CHA NCAA DI[3][4]
Oakland University 2000 - 2005 Ceased operations N/A
University of Michigan (Flint) 2015 - 2017 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 Michigan State University (Munn Ice Arena in East Lansing) in February of 1997 was the capstone of the 1996-97 CCWHA inaugural season. 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.

Division I[edit]

Year Champion Runner-Up Location
1997 Ohio State Michigan East Lansing, MI
1998 Ohio State Western Michigan Unknown
1999 Ohio State Michigan State East Lansing, MI
2000 Michigan Western Michigan East Lansing, MI
2001 Michigan Western Michigan Sault Ste. Marie, MI
2002 Michigan State Michigan Kalamazoo, MI
2003 Michigan State Michigan East Lansing, MI
2004 Oakland Michigan State Marquette, MI
2005 Western Michigan Michigan Kalkaska, MI
2006 Western Michigan Michigan Kalkaska, MI
2007 Ohio State Western Michigan Findlay, OH
2008 Lindenwood Michigan Findlay, OH
2009 Lindenwood Michigan State Kalamazoo, MI
2010 Lindenwood Michigan State Kalamazoo, MI
2011 Lindenwood Grand Valley Holland, MI
2012 Robert Morris (IL) Michigan Holland, MI
2013 Michigan State Robert Morris (IL) Flint, MI
2014 Miami Adrian Flint, MI
2015 Miami Michigan Flint, MI
2016 Grand Valley Miami Flint, MI
2017 Miami Michigan State South Bend, IN
2018 Adrian Miami Kalamazoo, MI

Division II[edit]

Year Champion Runner-Up Location
2015 Michigan State Northern Michigan Mount Pleasant, MI
2016 Northern Michigan Notre Dame Flint, MI
2017 Northern Michigan Notre Dame South Bend, IN
2018 Loyola Chicago Notre Dame Kalamazoo, MI

CCWHA Victors[edit]

Totals
Team Titles Years
Lindenwood 4 2008, 2009, 2010, 2011
Ohio State 4 1997, 1998, 1999, 2007
Michigan State 3 2002, 2003, 2013
Miami 3 2014, 2015, 2017
Western Michigan 2 2005, 2006
Michigan 2 2000, 2001
Northern Michigan 2 2016, 2017
Adrian 1 2018
Loyola Chicago 1 2018
Grand Valley 1 2016
Michigan State (D2) 1 2015
Robert Morris (IL) 1 2012
Oakland 1 2004

National Championships[edit]

CCWHA Teams have combined to win eleven national championships, including ten of the seventeen ACHA Women's Division I national championships since the ACHA began sanctioning women's hockey in 2000-01.[5]

  • Miami (OH) - 2014, 2016, 2017
  • Michigan State - 2003, 2011
  • Lindenwood - 2008, 2009, 2010[6]
  • Robert Morris (IL) - 2005, 2007
  • Western Michigan - 1997 (pre ACHA known as Women's Collegiate Club Championship)[7]

World University Games Selections[edit]

Since 2011, the American Collegiate Hockey Association has supplied players for the United States team at the World University Games women's hockey tournament, held biennially and as part of the multi-sport event for college and university student-athletes. Miami's 11 player selections (through 2017) lead the conference and are tied for the national lead, and RedHawks coach Scott Hicks has also been picked as an assistant coach on two separate occasions. Michigan State ranks next with eight player selections, although the Spartans hold the top spot in a couple key distinctions: MSU is one of just two schools nationally to have at least one player on each WUG team since 2011, and is also tied for the national lead with eight unique players who have traveled to the tournament, as none of MSU's eight picks are repeat selections.

Year Location Player School Result
2011[8] Erzurum, Turkey Vince O'Mara (asst. coach) Lindenwood Fourth Place
Cory Whitaker (asst. coach) Grand Valley
Allysson Arcibal Lindenwood
Rachel Black Robert Morris (IL)
Shea Crawford Lindenwood
Charlotte Hoium Michigan State
Becky Katz Robert Morris (IL)
Nicole Konsdorf Lindenwood
Shelby Kucharski Grand Valley
Chelsea Minnie Grand Valley
Emily Nelson Michigan
Terra Payne Michigan State
Samantha Redick Lindenwood
Ashley Rumsey Grand Valley
Ramey Weaver Robert Morris (IL)
Erica Wynn Lindenwood
Christina Young Michigan State
2013[9] Trentino, Italy Rob Blackburn (asst. coach) Michigan Bronze Medal
Katie Augustine Miami
Kalli Bates Michigan
Jennifer Boniecki Ohio State
Staci Burlingame Michigan State
Kristin Griebe Michigan
Monica Korzon Michigan
Morgan McGrath Miami
Jessica Merritt Robert Morris (IL)
Andrea Stewart Michigan State
Ramey Weaver Robert Morris (IL)
Hayley Williams Robert Morris (IL)
2015[10] Granada, Spain Scott Hicks (asst. coach) Miami Fifth Place
Amanda Antos Adrian
Katie Augustine Miami
Maria Barlow Michigan State
Rachael Booth Miami
Eleanor Chalifoux Michigan
Monica Korzon Michigan
Kaley Mooney Miami
Morgan McGrath Miami
Kendra Myers Grand Valley
Caitlin Nosanov Davenport
Corey Robison Grand Valley
Hayley Williams Miami
2017[11] Almaty, Kazakhstan Scott Hicks (asst. coach) Miami Bronze Medal
Brett Berger (asst. coach) Adrian
Lauren Allen Grand Valley
Katie Augustine Miami
Rachael Booth Miami
Sabrena Camp Adrian
Kelsey Jaeckle Michigan State
Britt Levasseur Adrian
Nicole Matthews Miami
Kendra Myers Grand Valley
Jessie Rushing Adrian
Alyssa Visalli Miami
Maddie Wolsmann Michigan State

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