Western Collegiate Club Hockey Association
|Western Collegiate Club Hockey Association
|Sports fielded||Ice hockey|
|Commissioner||Ryan Donovan (04-Present)|
The Western Collegiate Club Hockey Association (WCCHA) is a conference of men's club ice hockey teams from the American Collegiate Hockey Association (ACHA) competing at the Division II level. The participating teams come from colleges and universities in the Upper Midwest, including North Dakota, Minnesota and Wisconsin.
Each season, teams in the conference play two games against every other team that count towards the conference standings. The overall standings are used to seed the teams for the conference tournament, which is held each year in mid-February to determine the WCCHA champion.
|Institution||Location||Joined league||WCCHA titles|
|Minnesota Duluth||Duluth, Minnesota||2003, 2010, 2016||1|
|Minnesota State||Mankato, Minnesota||2003, 2015||3|
|North Dakota State University||Fargo, North Dakota||2014||0|
|University of North Dakota||Grand Forks, North Dakota||2015||0|
|St. Cloud State University||St. Cloud, Minnesota||2003||3|
|St. Thomas||St. Paul, Minnesota||2006||1|
|Winona State||Winona, Minnesota||2016||0|
|Wisconsin-Eau Claire||Eau Claire, Wisconsin||2013||2|
|Wisconsin-La Crosse||La Crosse, Wisconsin||2016||0|
Past member teams
- Michigan Technological University (2003-11)
- Northern Michigan University (2011–14)
- St. Olaf College (2007-10)
- Waldorf College (2012–14)
The Western Collegiate Club Hockey Association was formed in March 2003 at the initial league meeting at Coffman Memorial Union on the campus of the Minnesota-Minneapolis. The five original members were Michigan Tech, Minnesota, Minnesota-Duluth, Minnesota State and St. Cloud State.
|2004-05||Minnesota State, Mankato|
|2006-07||St. Cloud State|
|2008-09||Minnesota State, Mankato|
|2009-10||St. Cloud State|
|2011-12||St. Cloud State|
|2016-17||Minnesota State, Mankato|
WCCHA at Regionals
Since regional play began, the WCCHA has been represented at the Central Regional Tournament ten times. Regional winners move on to play in the ACHA National Tournament.
2006-07: Minnesota State becomes the first conference team to qualify.
2007-08: St. Thomas qualified.
2008-09: St. Thomas lost in the Regional Final.
2009-10: St. Thomas qualified.
2010-11: St. Cloud State qualified.
2011-12: St. Cloud State qualified.
- "2013 Men's Division 2 National Champions". ACHA. 19 March 2013.