Central Collegiate Women's Hockey Association
|Central Collegiate Women's Hockey Association|
|Division||Women's Division I & II|
|Region||Midwest and Great Lakes|
|Commissioner||Molly Mahoney (since 2011)|
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.
|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*
|Ohio State University||Columbus, Ohio||Public||60,347||1992||1996*
|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.
|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.
|Bowling Green State University||1996 - 1997
2000 - 2001
|University of Illinois||1996 - 2007||Independent||N/A|
|Lake Forest College||1996 - 2000||NCHA||NCAA DIII|
|Lake Superior State University||1999 - 2001
2014 - 2016
|Lindenwood University||2007 - 2011||CHA||NCAA DI|
|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
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.
|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|
|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|
|2016||Grand Valley||Miami||Flint, MI|
|2017||Miami||Michigan State||South Bend, IN|
|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|
|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|
|Northern Michigan||2||2016, 2017|
|Michigan State (D2)||1||2015|
|Robert Morris (IL)||1||2012|
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.
- Miami (OH) - 2014, 2016, 2017
- Michigan State - 2003, 2011
- Lindenwood - 2008, 2009, 2010
- Robert Morris (IL) - 2005, 2007
- Western Michigan - 1997 (pre ACHA known as Women's Collegiate Club Championship)
World University Games Selections
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.
|2011||Erzurum, Turkey||Vince O'Mara (asst. coach)||Lindenwood||Fourth Place|
|Cory Whitaker (asst. coach)||Grand Valley|
|Rachel Black||Robert Morris (IL)|
|Charlotte Hoium||Michigan State|
|Becky Katz||Robert Morris (IL)|
|Shelby Kucharski||Grand Valley|
|Chelsea Minnie||Grand Valley|
|Terra Payne||Michigan State|
|Ashley Rumsey||Grand Valley|
|Ramey Weaver||Robert Morris (IL)|
|Christina Young||Michigan State|
|2013||Trentino, Italy||Rob Blackburn (asst. coach)||Michigan||Bronze Medal|
|Jennifer Boniecki||Ohio State|
|Staci Burlingame||Michigan State|
|Jessica Merritt||Robert Morris (IL)|
|Andrea Stewart||Michigan State|
|Ramey Weaver||Robert Morris (IL)|
|Hayley Williams||Robert Morris (IL)|
|2015||Granada, Spain||Scott Hicks (asst. coach)||Miami||Fifth Place|
|Maria Barlow||Michigan State|
|Kendra Myers||Grand Valley|
|Corey Robison||Grand Valley|
|2017||Almaty, Kazakhstan||Scott Hicks (asst. coach)||Miami||Bronze Medal|
|Brett Berger (asst. coach)||Adrian|
|Lauren Allen||Grand Valley|
|Kelsey Jaeckle||Michigan State|
|Kendra Myers||Grand Valley|
|Maddie Wolsmann||Michigan State|
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