Great Lakes Collegiate Hockey League

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Great Lakes Collegiate Hockey League
(GLCHL)
Great Lakes Collegiate Hockey League logo
Established 2010
Association ACHA
Division Division I
Members 8
Sports fielded Ice hockey (men's: yes; women's: no)
Region Great Lakes/Michigan

The Great Lakes Collegiate Hockey League (GLCHL) is an ACHA Division I level ice hockey league. The GLCHL is made up of eight schools from Michigan and Ohio.

History[edit]

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.[1] 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.[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.

Format[edit]

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.[2]

Current teams[edit]

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)
Kent State University Kent, OH 1910 Public 33,457 Golden Flashes Mid-American (D-I)
University of Michigan–Dearborn Dearborn, MI 1959 Public 8,634 Wolves Wolverine–Hoosier (NAIA)
Oakland University Rochester, MI 1957 Public 17,737 Golden Grizzlies Horizon League (D-I)
Wayne State University Detroit, MI 1868 Public 30,909 Warriors GLIAC (D-II)
Western Michigan University Kalamazoo, MI 1903 Public 24,576 Stallions Mid-American (D-I)

Note: Adrian has NCAA Division III hockey competing in the Northern Collegiate Hockey Association. Western Michigan has NCAA Division I hockey competing in the National Collegiate Hockey Conference.

Conference arenas[edit]

School Hockey Arena Capacity
Adrian Arrington Ice Arena 500
Davenport Patterson Ice Center 1,200
Eastern Michigan Taylor Sportsplex 1,000
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

Past champions[edit]

Regular season Tournament Tournament site
2011 Adrian College[3] Oakland[4] The Peak Ice Arena, Romulus, Michigan
2012 Oakland[5] Adrian College[6] Arrington Ice Arena, Adrian, Michigan
2013 Adrian College Davenport Patterson Ice Center, Grand Rapids, MI

National tournament results[edit]

  • 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.[7]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "All-Michigan GLCHL League To Debut in 2010-2011". ACHA. November 13, 2009. Retrieved February 26, 2010. 
  2. ^ "Bulldogs Set to Join GLCHL in 2010-11". Adrian College. Dec 4, 2009. Retrieved September 8, 2011. 
  3. ^ "Adrian Clinches GLCHL Regular Season Title". GLCHL. Feb 7, 2011. Retrieved September 8, 2011. 
  4. ^ "Oakland wins GLCHL Playoff Championship with 4-0 win over Adrian". GLCHL. Feb 21, 2011. Retrieved September 8, 2011. 
  5. ^ "Oakland head coach Jeremy Bachusz named 2012 GLCHL coach of the year". GLCHL. March 13, 2012. Retrieved May 15, 2012. 
  6. ^ "GLCHL Tournament Champs". GLCHL. Feb 21, 2012. Retrieved May 15, 2012. 
  7. ^ "GLCHL Represented well in ACHA DI National Tournament". GLCHL. Feb 16, 2011. Retrieved September 8, 2011. 

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