Eastern States Collegiate Hockey League

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Eastern States Collegiate Hockey League
Eastern States Collegiate Hockey League logo
Established 2007
Association ACHA
Division Division I
Members 6
Sports fielded Ice hockey (men's: 6; women's: 0)
Region Northeast
Headquarters West Bloomfield, Michigan
Website ESCHL.com
Eastern States Collegiate Hockey League locations

The Eastern States Collegiate Hockey League (ESCHL) was created in 2007. The league is made up of 6 teams in the Northeast and mid Atlantic region of the US. The Teams play at the ACHA Division I level.


League Teams play a 20 game league schedule consisting of 4 games against each of the other league teams. League Playoffs are held in February with the top 4 teams qualifying for the playoffs. ESCHL Champions receive an automatic bid to the ACHA Men's Division I National Tournament.


Penn State University won the first two playoff championships over the University of Delaware in both 2008 and 2009. The regular season title was shared by Penn State, Delaware, and the University of Rhode Island in the 2008-2009 with each team finishing with 25 points in the standings.[1] Navy and Drexel left the conference to join the Eastern Collegiate Hockey Association and Robert Morris University joined the conference beginning in the 2010–11 season. In September 2010, prior to the start of the 2010-11 season, Penn State left the conference in 2011 during the program's transition to NCAA Division I.[2] Robert Morris left the league to join College Hockey Mid-America but was replaced by Rutgers in the 2012-13 season.[3]


School Location Founded Affiliation Enrollment Nickname Primary conference
University of Delaware Newark, DE 1743 Public 19,067 Fightin' Blue Hens Colonial Athletic Association (D-I)
Liberty University Lynchburg, VA 1971 Private/Baptist 15,000 Flames Big South Conference (D-I)
New York University New York City, U.S. 1831 Private 50,027 Violets University Athletic Association (D-III)
University of Rhode Island Kingston, RI 1892 Public 19,095 Rams Atlantic 10 Conference (D-I)
Rutgers University New Brunswick, NJ 1766 Public 56,868 Scarlet Knights Big Ten Conference (D-I)
Stony Brook University Stony Brook, NY 1957 Public 23,997 Seawolves America East Conference (D-I)
Syracuse University Syracuse, NY 1870 Private 21,267 Orange Atlantic Coast Conference (D-I)
West Chester University West Chester, PA 1871 Public 12,800 Golden Rams PSAC (D-II)

Previous members[edit]

Conference arenas[edit]

School Hockey Arena Location Capacity
Delaware Fred Rust Ice Arena Newark, DE 2,500
Liberty LaHaye Ice Center Lynchburg, VA 4,000
New York Chelsea Piers Chelsea, Manhattan, NY
Rhode Island Bradford R. Boss Arena Kingston, RI 2,500
Rutgers ProSkate Ice Arena Monmouth Junction, NJ 1,500
Stony Brook The Rinx Hauppauge, NY 1,000
Syracuse Tennity Ice Skating Pavilion Syracuse, NY 350
West Chester Ice Line Quad Rinks West Chester, PA 500

List of Championship Games[edit]

Year Winner Score Runner-up Arena City
2008 Penn State 8–3 Delaware McMullen Hockey Arena Annapolis, Maryland
2009 Penn State 4–1 Delaware Penn State Ice Pavilion University Park, Pennsylvania
2010 Penn State 7–5 Rhode Island Fred Rust Ice Arena Newark, Delaware
2011 Rhode Island 5–4 Delaware Bradford R. Boss Ice Arena Kingston, Rhode Island
2012 Rhode Island 4–3 Stony Brook Ice Line Quad Rinks West Chester, Pennsylvania
2013 Stony Brook 3–2 Delaware Fred Rust Ice Arena Newark, Delaware
2014 Stony Brook 5–4 Delaware The Rinx Hauppauge, New York
2015 Stony Brook 5–4 (OT) Delaware Middletown Sports Complex Middletown, New Jersey
2016 Stony Brook 4-1 Lebanon Valley Hersheypark Arena Hershey, Pennsylvania
2017 Liberty 6-1 Stony Brook Bradford R. Boss Ice Arena Kingston, Rhode Island


See also[edit]


  1. ^ Eastern States Collegiate Hockey League Powered by Goalline Sports Administration Software
  2. ^ Hradek, E.J. (September 17, 2010). "Penn State hockey moves to D-I". ESPN. Retrieved September 17, 2010. 
  3. ^ "Robert Morris to Join CHMA in 2012". Robert Morris Colonials. December 18, 2011. Retrieved May 15, 2012. 
  4. ^ "Archived Playoff Results". eschlhockey.com. Eastern States Collegiate Hockey League. Retrieved October 7, 2014. 

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