Western Collegiate Hockey Association women's champions

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Ridder Arena in Minneapolis has hosted the WCHA Tournament 11 times

The women's division of the Western Collegiate Hockey Association is a college athletic conference which operates in the Midwestern United States. It participates in the NCAA's Division I. Each team plays 28 league games, each team playing four games against every other, two home games and two road games.

The women's WCHA tournament seeds all 8 teams, and conducts a standard 8-team tournament at a single site over 4 days. The winner receives the league's automatic bid to the NCAA Tournament. WCHA teams won the first 13 NCAA Tournament championships from its inception in 2001.[1]


By season[edit]

Season Regular season champion[2] Tournament champion[2] NCAA national champion[1] Notes
1999–2000 Minnesota–Duluth Minnesota–Duluth [a] Bemidji State, Minnesota, Minnesota–Duluth, Minnesota State, Ohio State, St. Cloud State and Wisconsin begin conference play
2000–01 Minnesota Minnesota–Duluth Minnesota–Duluth NCAA begins awarding a national championship for women's ice hockey
2001–02 Minnesota Minnesota Minnesota–Duluth
2002–03 Minnesota–Duluth Minnesota–Duluth Minnesota–Duluth
2003–04 Minnesota Minnesota Minnesota
2004–05 Minnesota Minnesota Minnesota North Dakota begins conference play
2005–06 Wisconsin Wisconsin Wisconsin
2006–07 Wisconsin Wisconsin Wisconsin
2007–08 Minnesota–Duluth Minnesota–Duluth Minnesota–Duluth
2008–09 Minnesota Wisconsin Wisconsin
2009–10 Minnesota &
Minnesota–Duluth Minnesota–Duluth Minnesota and Minnesota–Duluth were named regular season conference co-champions after finishing tied for first. Minnesota–Duluth got the top seed for the conference tournament.
2010–11 Wisconsin Wisconsin Wisconsin
2011–12 Wisconsin Minnesota Minnesota
2012–13 Minnesota Minnesota Minnesota Undefeated season for Minnesota
2013–14 Minnesota Minnesota
2014–15 Minnesota Wisconsin Minnesota
2015–16 Wisconsin Wisconsin Minnesota
2016–17 Wisconsin Wisconsin Last season for North Dakota
2017–18 Wisconsin Minnesota

By school[edit]

School Regular season
NCAA national
regular season
NCAA national
Bemidji State 0 0 0
Minnesota 9 7 6 2015 2018 2016
Minnesota–Duluth 4 5 5 2010[b] 2010 2010
Minnesota State 0 0 0
North Dakota 0 0 0
Ohio State 0 0 0
St. Cloud State 0 0 0
Wisconsin 7 7 4 2018 2017 2011


  1. ^ Prior to the NCAA establishing a women's ice hockey championship in the 2000–01 season, the American Women's College Hockey Alliance held a national championship from the 1997–98 season to the 1999–2000 season. Minnesota won the AWCHA championship in 2000.
  2. ^ a b Minnesota and Minnesota–Duluth were named regular season co-champions in 2010

Location of women's WCHA tournaments[edit]


  1. ^ a b "NC Women's Ice Hockey Championship History". National Collegiate Athletic Association. Archived from the original on May 14, 2013. Retrieved May 14, 2013.
  2. ^ a b c "WCHA History and Championships". Western Collegiate Hockey Association. Archived from the original on May 14, 2013. Retrieved May 14, 2013.
  3. ^ Marttila, Arlan. "Minnesota takes third straight WCHA tourney title with 3-1 win over North Dakota". USCHO.com. Retrieved March 23, 2014.