Great Lakes Collegiate Hockey League
|Great Lakes Collegiate Hockey League
|Sports fielded||Ice hockey (men's: yes; women's: no)|
The Great Lakes Collegiate Hockey League (GLCHL) is an American Collegiate Hockey Association (ACHA) Division I level ice hockey league. The GLCHL is made up of eight schools, six of which are located in Michigan, with one school each in Indiana and Ohio.
The league was announced in late 2009 and began play in the Fall of 2010 with six member teams, all located within the state of Michigan. Eastern Michigan, Michigan-Dearborn and Western Michigan all joined the league after competing as members of the Central States Collegiate Hockey League. Oakland and Adrian College previously competed as ACHA Division 1 Independents. Davenport joined after making the transition from ACHA Division 2 to Division 1. In 2012, Kent State announced they would move from the CSCHL to the league beginning in the 2012-13 season. In 2013, Wayne State announced they would move up from ACHA Division 3 to Division 1 and join the league for the 2013-14 season. Indiana Tech and Rochester joined the league in the 2015-16 season.
The conference plays a 20-game league schedule, four games against each team—two home and two away contests. In addition team schedules will include other ACHA Division I opponents. The GLCHL holds a league championship tournament at the end of the regular season in February.
|Institution||Location||Founded||Affiliation||Enrollment||Team Nickname||Primary conference|
|Adrian College||Adrian, MI||1859||Private/Methodist||1,650||Bulldogs||MIAA (D-III)|
|Davenport University||Grand Rapids, MI||1866||Private||12,471||Panthers||Wolverine–Hoosier (NAIA)|
|Eastern Michigan University||Ypsilanti, MI||1849||Public||22,974||Eagles||Mid-American (D-I)|
|Indiana Institute of Technology||Fort Wayne, IN||1935||Private||4,348||Warriors||WHAC (NAIA)|
|Kent State University||Kent, OH||1910||Public||33,457||Golden Flashes||Mid-American (D-I)|
|University of Michigan–Dearborn||Dearborn, MI||1959||Public||9,003||Wolverines||Wolverine–Hoosier (NAIA)|
|Oakland University||Rochester, MI||1957||Public||17,737||Golden Grizzlies||Horizon League (D-I)|
|Western Michigan University||Kalamazoo, MI||1903||Public||24,576||Stallions||Mid-American (D-I)|
|Adrian||Arrington Ice Arena||500|
|Davenport||Patterson Ice Center||1,200|
|Eastern Michigan||Taylor Sportsplex||1,000|
|Indiana Tech||SportONE/Parkview Icehouse||Unknown|
|Kent State||KSU Ice Arena||1,500|
|Michigan–Dearborn||University of Michigan-Dearborn Fieldhouse||1,500|
|Oakland||Onyx Rochester Ice Arena||750|
|Western Michigan||Wings West Arena||1,000|
|Regular season||Tournament||Tournament site|
|2011||Adrian College||Oakland||The Peak Ice Arena, Romulus, Michigan|
|2012||Oakland||Adrian College||Arrington Ice Arena, Adrian, Michigan|
|2013||Adrian College||Davenport||Patterson Ice Center, Grand Rapids, MI|
|2014||Adrian College||Davenport||ONYX Ice Arena, Rochester, MI|
|2015||University of Michigan-Dearborn||Davenport||University of Michigan-Dearborn Fieldhouse, Dearborn, MI|
National tournament results
- 2011: #2 Davenport won the 2011 ACHA Men's DI National Championship defeating #1 Lindenwood 3-2 in overtime; #4 Adrian defeated 4-5 in 2ot by #5 Delaware in Quarter-final Round; #11 Oakland defeated 2-6 by #3 Ohio in Quarter-final Round.
- "All-Michigan GLCHL League To Debut in 2010-2011". ACHA. November 13, 2009. Retrieved February 26, 2010.
- "Bulldogs Set to Join GLCHL in 2010-11". Adrian College. Dec 4, 2009. Retrieved September 8, 2011.
- "Adrian Clinches GLCHL Regular Season Title". GLCHL. Feb 7, 2011. Retrieved September 8, 2011.
- "Oakland wins GLCHL Playoff Championship with 4-0 win over Adrian". GLCHL. Feb 21, 2011. Retrieved September 8, 2011.
- "Oakland head coach Jeremy Bachusz named 2012 GLCHL coach of the year". GLCHL. March 13, 2012. Retrieved May 15, 2012.
- "GLCHL Tournament Champs". GLCHL. Feb 21, 2012. Retrieved May 15, 2012.
- GLCHL. Feb 21, 2016 http://michiganjournal.org/2016/02/21/um-dearborn-wins-glchl-tournament/. Retrieved Mar 9, 2016. Missing or empty
- "GLCHL Represented well in ACHA DI National Tournament". GLCHL. Feb 16, 2011. Retrieved September 8, 2011.