Northeast Collegiate Hockey League

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Northeast Collegiate Hockey League
Northeast Collegiate Hockey League logo
Established 2007
Association ACHA
Division Division I
Members 11
Sports fielded Ice hockey (men's: yes)
Region Northeast
Headquarters New Brunswick, New Jersey
Commissioner Andy Gojdycz
Website NECHL site
Northeast Collegiate Hockey League locations

The Northeast Collegiate Hockey League is an ACHA Division I hockey League consisting of 11 teams in the Northeastern part of the USA.


Teams play a 14 game league schedule, playing each of the other 7 teams twice. At the conclusion of the regular season the league holds a post season tournament. An Automatic bid to the ACHA Men's Division I National Championship Tournament is awarded to the winner of the regular season.


School Location Founded Affiliation Enrollment Nickname Primary conference
Binghamton University Vestal, NY 1946 Public 14,898 Bearcats America East Conference (D-I)
University at Buffalo Buffalo, NY 1846 Public 28,192 Bulls Mid-American Conference (D-I)
Canisius College Buffalo, NY 1870 Private/Roman Catholic 5,152 Golden Griffins Metro Atlantic Athletic Conference (D-I)
Cornell University Ithaca, NY 1865 Private/Non-sectarian 19,800 Big Red Ivy League (D-I)
Niagara University Lewiston, NY 1856 Private/Catholic 3,746 Purple Eagles Metro Atlantic Athletic Conference (D-I)
Rochester Institute of Technology Henrietta, NY 1829 Private/Non-sectarian 13,861 Tigers Empire 8 (D-III)
St. Bonaventure University Allegany, NY 1858 Private/Catholic 2,700 Bonnies Atlantic 10 Conference (D-I)
SUNY Cortland Cortland, NY 1868 Public 7,234 Red Dragons SUNYAC (D-III)
SUNY Oswego Oswego, NY 1861 Public 8,909 Lakers SUNYAC (D-III)
Syracuse University Syracuse, NY 1870 Private/Methodist 19,638 Orange Atlantic Coast Conference (D-I)

Note: Canisius, Cornell, Niagara, and RIT also field NCAA Division I hockey teams, SUNY - Cortland and SUNY - Oswego also field NCAA Division III.

Conference arenas[edit]

School Hockey Arena Capacity
Binghamton Chenango Ice Rink 1,500
Buffalo Northtown Center 1,800
Canisius HarborCenter 1,900
Cornell Lynah Rink 4,300
Niagara Dwyer Arena 2,300
RIT Frank Ritter Memorial Ice Arena 2,100
St. Bonaventure William O. Smith Recreation Center 600
SUNY - Cortland Alumni Arena 2,500
SUNY - Oswego Campus Center Ice Arena 2,500
Syracuse Tennity Ice Skating Pavilion 350


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