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Encyclopedia > Western Collegiate Hockey Association
Western Collegiate Hockey Association
Western Collegiate Hockey Association
Data
Established 1951
Members 12
Sport Hockey
Region Midwestern United States,
Western United States
States 7 - Alaska, Colorado, Michigan,
Minnesota, North Dakota, Ohio,
Wisconsin
Past names Midwest Collegiate Hockey League,
Western Intercollegiate Hockey League
Headquarters Denver, Colorado
Commissioner Bruce McLeod
Website http://www.wcha.com
Locations

The Western Collegiate Hockey Association is a college athletic conference which operates over a wide area of the Midwestern and Western United States. It participates in the NCAA's Division I as a hockey-only conference. Image File history File links WCHA.jpg Summary http://wcha. ... Ice hockey, known simply as hockey in areas where it is more common than field hockey, is a team sport played on ice. ... Regional definitions vary from source to source. ... This article or section does not cite its references or sources. ... Official language(s) English[1] Spoken language(s) English 85. ... Official language(s) English Capital Denver Largest city Denver Area  Ranked 8th  - Total 104,185 sq mi (269,837 km²)  - Width 280 miles (451 km)  - Length 380 miles (612 km)  - % water 0. ... Official language(s) None (English, de-facto) Capital Lansing Largest city Detroit Area  Ranked 11th  - Total 97,990 sq mi (253,793 km²)  - Width 239 miles (385 km)  - Length 491 miles (790 km)  - % water 41. ... Capital Saint Paul Largest city Minneapolis Area  Ranked 12th  - Total 87,014 sq mi (225,365 km²)  - Width 250 miles (400 km)  - Length 400 miles (645 km)  - % water 8. ... Official language(s) English Capital Bismarck Largest city Fargo Area  Ranked 19th  - Total 70,762 sq mi (183,272 km²)  - Width 210 miles (340 km)  - Length 340 miles (545 km)  - % water 2. ... Official language(s) None Capital Columbus Largest city Columbus Largest metro area Cleveland Area  Ranked 34th  - Total 44,825 sq mi (116,096 km²)  - Width 220 miles (355 km)  - Length 220 miles (355 km)  - % water 8. ... Official language(s) None Capital Madison Largest city Milwaukee Area  Ranked 23rd  - Total 65,498 sq mi (169,790 km²)  - Width 260 miles (420 km)  - Length 310 miles (500 km)  - % water 17  - Latitude 42°30N to 47°3N  - Longitude 86°49W to 92°54W Population  Ranked... Nickname: Location of Denver in Colorado Location of Colorado in the United States Coordinates: , Country United States State Colorado City-County Denver (coextensive) Founded [1] November 22, 1858 Incorporated November 7, 1861 Government  - Type Strong Mayor/Weak Council  - Mayor John Hickenlooper (D) Area [1]  - City & County  154. ... Image File history File links Size of this preview: 800 × 552 pixelsFull resolution (841 × 580 pixel, file size: 87 KB, MIME type: image/png) Derived from [1]; map of states with WCHA schools; contains fair-use logo Permission is granted to copy, distribute and/or modify this document under the... The National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA, often pronounced N-C-Double-A or N-C-Two-A ) is a voluntary association of about 1,200 institutions, conferences, organizations and individuals that organizes the athletic programs of many colleges and universities in the United States. ... Ice hockey, known simply as hockey in areas where it is more common than field hockey, is a team sport played on ice. ...


At the conclusion of the 2006 season, WCHA teams had won five consecutive NCAA men's titles (as well as seven of the last ten) and all six women's titles (the first was contested in 2001). The 2005 NCAA Frozen Four hockey tournament finals were comprised entirely of teams from the WCHA. NCAA sponsors a championship tournament in ice hockey. ... NCAA sponsors a championship tournament in ice hockey. ... The 2005 NCAA Mens Division I Ice Hockey Tournament involved 16 schools playing in single-elimination play to determine the national champion of mens NCAA Division I college ice hockey. ... The Frozen Four is the trademarked name of the final two rounds of the NCAA Division I championship of ice hockey in the USA. Schools advance in a single-elimination tournament from four regional sites to a single site, where the national semifinals and final game are played. ...


The WCHA was founded as the Midwest Collegiate Hockey League (MCHL) from 1951-53, then became the Western Intercollegiate Hockey League (WIHL) from 1953-58, and ultimately on to the Western Collegiate Hockey Association in 1959. The regular season conference champion is awarded the MacNaughton Cup, while the league's tournament champion takes home the Broadmoor Trophy. The MacNaughton Cup is a trophy awarded annually to the regular season conference champion of the Western Collegiate Hockey Association (WCHA). ... The Broadmoor Trophy has been awarded to the Western Collegiate Hockey Association (WCHA) playoff champion since 1985. ...

Contents

Members

The WCHA has 12 member schools in all; the men's division operates with 10 members, while the women's division has eight.

Institution Location Founded Joined Affiliation Enrollment Nickname NCAA Men's
Championships
NCAA Women's
Championships
Primary Conference
University of Alaska-Anchorage Anchorage, Alaska 1977 1993 Public 18,000 Seawolves 0 N/A Great Northwest (D-II)
Bemidji State University Bemidji, Minnesota 1919 1999 Public 4,800 Beavers Plays in CHA 0 Northern Sun (D-II)
Colorado College Colorado Springs, Colorado 1874 1951 Private 1,950 Tigers 2 N/A SCAC (D-III)
University of Denver Denver, Colorado 1864 1951 Private 9,500 Pioneers 7 N/A Sun Belt
Michigan Technological University Houghton, Michigan 1885 1951
(CCHA, 1981-84)
Public 6,460 Huskies 3 N/A GLIAC (D-II)
University of Minnesota, Twin Cities Minneapolis and Saint Paul, Minnesota 1851 1951 Public 51,194 Golden Gophers 5 2 Big Ten
University of Minnesota Duluth Duluth, Minnesota 1947 1966 Public 10,500 Bulldogs 0 3 North Central (D-II)
Minnesota State University, Mankato Mankato, Minnesota 1868 1999 Public 14,000 Mavericks 0 0 North Central (D-II)
University of North Dakota Grand Forks, North Dakota 1883 1951 Public 13,000 Fighting Sioux 7 0 North Central (D-II)
Ohio State University Columbus, Ohio 1870 1999 Public 51,818 Buckeyes Plays in CCHA 0 Big Ten
St. Cloud State University St. Cloud, Minnesota 1869 1990 Public 14,252 Huskies 0 0 North Central (D-II)
University of Wisconsin-Madison Madison, Wisconsin 1848 1969 Public 41,169 Badgers 6 2 Big Ten

The University of Alaska Anchorage is the largest member of the University of Alaska System. ... Nickname: Motto: Big Wild Life Location in the state of Alaska Coordinates: , Borough Municipality of Anchorage Government  - Mayor Mark Begich (D) Area  - Municipality  1,961. ... The Great Northwest Athletic Conference (GNAC) is a college athletic conference which operates in the northwestern United States. ... Division II (or DII) is an intermediate-level division of competition in the National Collegiate Athletic Association. ... Bemidji State University is a public Minnesota state university in Bemidji, Minnesota on the shores of Lake Bemidji. ... Bemidji is a city located in Beltrami County, Minnesota. ... College Hockey America is a college athletic conference with teams ranging geographically from New York to Alabama and Minnesota. ... The Northern Sun Intercollegiate Conference is a College Athletic Conference which operates in the midwestern United States. ... Division II (or DII) is an intermediate-level division of competition in the National Collegiate Athletic Association. ... The Colorado College is a private four-year, co-educational liberal arts college located in Colorado Springs, Colorado. ... The City of Colorado Springs is the second most populous city in the State of Colorado and the 49th most populous city in the United States. ... The Southern Collegiate Athletic Conference (SCAC) is an athletic conference which competes in the NCAAs Division III. Member institutions are located in Arkansas, Colorado, Georgia, Indiana, Kentucky, Mississippi, Tennessee, and Texas. ... Division III (or DIII) is a division of the National Collegiate Athletic Association of the United States. ... The University of Denver (DU) is an independent, coeducational, four-year university in Denver, Colorado. ... Nickname: Location of Denver in Colorado Location of Colorado in the United States Coordinates: , Country United States State Colorado City-County Denver (coextensive) Founded [1] November 22, 1858 Incorporated November 7, 1861 Government  - Type Strong Mayor/Weak Council  - Mayor John Hickenlooper (D) Area [1]  - City & County  154. ... The Sun Belt Conference is a college athletic conference that has been affiliated with the NCAAs Division I since 1976. ... Michigan Technological University (abbr. ... Location of Houghton, Michigan Country United States State Michigan County Houghton County Area  - City  4. ... The Central Collegiate Hockey Association is a college athletic conference which operates mostly in Michigan and Ohio, although it also has members in Alaska, Indiana, and Nebraska. ... The Great Lakes Intercollegiate Athletic Conference (or GLIAC) is an intercollegiate athletic conference affiliated with the NCAA’s Division II. The GLIAC was founded in June 1972. ... Division II (or DII) is an intermediate-level division of competition in the National Collegiate Athletic Association. ... The University of Minnesota, Twin Cities is the oldest and largest part of the University of Minnesota system. ... “Minneapolis” redirects here. ... For an overview of the Twin Cities metropolitan area, see Minneapolis-Saint Paul. ... The Minnesota Golden Gophers are the college sports team for the University of Minnesota. ... The Big Ten Conference is the United States oldest Division I college athletic conference. ... The University of Minnesota Duluth (UMD) is a regional university part of the University of Minnesota System located in Duluth, Minnesota. ... Duluths canal connects Lake Superior to the Duluth-Superior harbor and the St. ... The North Central Conference is a College Athletic Conference which operates in the north central United States. ... Division II (or DII) is an intermediate-level division of competition in the National Collegiate Athletic Association. ... Minnesota State University, Mankato is a four-year university located in Mankato, Minnesota. ... Mankato is a city in Blue Earth County¹, Minnesota with a population of 32,427 as of the 2000 census². It is the county seat of Blue Earth County, and is located along a large bend of the Minnesota River at its confluence with the Blue Earth River. ... The North Central Conference is a College Athletic Conference which operates in the north central United States. ... Division II (or DII) is an intermediate-level division of competition in the National Collegiate Athletic Association. ... The University of North Dakota (UND) is a comprehensive, public university in Grand Forks, North Dakota, USA. UND is the largest and oldest university in the state of North Dakota. ... Nickname: The Sunflake City The Grand Cities Motto: A Place of Excellence Location in North Dakota Coordinates: Country United States State North Dakota County Grand Forks County Founded June 15, 1870 Incorporated February 22, 1881 Government  - Mayor Michael Brown Area  - City  19. ... Logo of the North Dakota Fighting Sioux The North Dakota Fighting Sioux is the name of the athletic teams of the University of North Dakota (UND) which is located in the city of Grand Forks, North Dakota, in the United States. ... The North Central Conference is a College Athletic Conference which operates in the north central United States. ... Division II (or DII) is an intermediate-level division of competition in the National Collegiate Athletic Association. ... The Ohio State University (OSU) is a coeducational public research university in the state of Ohio. ... Nickname: Location in the state of Ohio, USA Coordinates: , Country United States State Ohio Counties Franklin, Delaware, and Fairfield Government  - Mayor Michael B. Coleman (D) Area  - City  212. ... The Ohio State Universitys intercollegiate sports teams and players are called the Buckeyes (after the state tree, the Buckeye), and participate in the NCAAs Division I in all sports (except in football, where they are located in Division I Football Bowl Subdivision) and the Big Ten Conference in... The Central Collegiate Hockey Association is a college athletic conference which operates mostly in Michigan and Ohio, although it also has members in Alaska, Indiana, and Nebraska. ... The Big Ten Conference is the United States oldest Division I college athletic conference. ... St. ... Red River cart at Saint Cloud St. ... The North Central Conference is a College Athletic Conference which operates in the north central United States. ... Division II (or DII) is an intermediate-level division of competition in the National Collegiate Athletic Association. ... The University of Wisconsin–Madison (also known as UW–Madison, Madison, Wisconsin, University of Wisconsin, or UW) is a highly selective public research university located in Madison, Wisconsin. ... Nickname: Location of Madison in Dane County, Wisconsin Coordinates: , Municipality City Incorporated 1848 Government  - Mayor Dave Cieslewicz Area  - City 219. ... The Wisconsin Badgers are a variety of collegiate athletic teams from the University of Wisconsin-Madison. ... The Big Ten Conference is the United States oldest Division I college athletic conference. ...

Former Members

Institution Location Founded Tenure of
Membership
Affiliation Enrollment Nickname Teams NCAA
Championships
(men's)
University of Michigan Ann Arbor, Michigan 1817 1951-1981 Public 40,025 Wolverines Men's 9 (5)†
Michigan State University East Lansing, Michigan 1855 1951-1981 Public 45,166 Spartans Men's 3 (1)†
Northern Michigan University Marquette, Michigan 1899 1984-1997 Public 9,000 Wildcats Men's 1 (1)†
University of Notre Dame South Bend, Indiana 1842 1971-1981 Private 10,311 Fighting Irish Men's 0 (0)†
  • All former members of the WCHA are current members of the CCHA.

† Number of NCAA championships won while WCHA member. The University of Michigan, Ann Arbor (U of M, U-M or simply Michigan) is a coeducational public research university in the state of Michigan, and one of the foremost universities in the United States. ... For the railroad company, see Ann Arbor Railroad. ... The University of Michigan features 24 varsity sports teams called the Wolverines, which compete in the NCAAs Division I and in the Big Ten Conference in all sports except mens ice hockey which competes in the NCAA D1 Central Collegiate Hockey Association. ... Michigan State University (MSU) is a co-educational public research university in East Lansing, Michigan USA. Founded in 1855, it was the pioneer land-grant institution and served as a model for future land-grant colleges in the United States under the 1862 Morrill Act. ... Location in Michigan Coordinates: , Country United States State Michigan County Ingham & Clinton Counties Incorporation 1907 Government  - Mayor Samir Singh Area  - City  11. ... The Michigan State Spartans are the athletic teams that represent Michigan State University. ... Northern Michigan University is a four-year university established in 1899 located in Marquette, Michigan of Michigans Upper Peninsula. ... Marquette is a city in the U.S. state of Michigan. ... The University of Notre Dame IPA: is a Roman Catholic institution located in Notre Dame, Indiana, immediately northeast of South Bend, Indiana, United States. ... South Bend, see South Bend (disambiguation). ... This article does not cite any references or sources. ... The Central Collegiate Hockey Association is a college athletic conference which operates mostly in Michigan and Ohio, although it also has members in Alaska, Indiana, and Nebraska. ...


Conference arenas

School Hockey Arena Capacity
Alaska-Anchorage Seawolves Sullivan Arena 6,406
Bemidji State Beavers John S. Glas Field House 2,399
Colorado College Tigers World Arena 7,343
Denver Pioneers Magness Arena 6,026
Michigan Tech Huskies John MacInnes Ice Arena 4,200
Minnesota Golden Gophers Mariucci Arena (men) 10,000
Ridder Arena (women) 3,400
Minnesota-Duluth Bulldogs Duluth Entertainment Convention Center (DECC) 5,333
Minnesota State Mavericks Midwest Wireless Civic Center 4,832
North Dakota Fighing Sioux Ralph Engelstad Arena 11,406
Ohio State Buckeyes OSU Ice Arena 1,415
St. Cloud State Huskies National Hockey Center 5,763
Wisconsin Badgers Kohl Center 15,237

The Sullivan Arena is a 7,800-seat multi-purpose arena in Anchorage, Alaska. ... John S. Glas Fieldhouse is a 2,399-seat hockey arena in Bemidji, Minnesota. ... World Arena is a 7,343-seat multi-purpose arena in Colorado Springs, Colorado. ... Magness Arena is a 7,200-seat multi-purpose arena in Denver, Colorado. ... John MacInnes Ice Arena is a 4,200-seat multi-purpose arena in Houghton, Michigan. ... Mariucci Arena is the home arena for the mens ice hockey Minnesota Golden Gophers of the University of Minnesota Twin Cities. ... Ridder Arena is the facility of the womens hockey team at the University of Minnesota. ... Duluth Entertainment Convention Center (DECC) Is an arena located in Duluth, Minnesota and has been home to the University of Minnesota Duluth Bulldog hockey team for 39 years. ... Midwest Wireless Civic Center is a 4,832-seat multi-purpose arena in Mankato, Minnesota. ... Ralph Engelstad Arena is the name of two different indoor arenas in the Upper Midwest of the United States. ... The OSU Ice Rink is a 1,000 seat hockey rink located at Ohio State University in Columbus, Ohio. ... National Hockey Center is a 5,763-seat multi-purpose arena in St. ... The Kohl Center opened in 1998 in Madison, Wisconsin. ...

See also

  • Western Collegiate Hockey Association men's champions
  • Western Collegiate Hockey Association women's champions
  • Broadmoor Trophy
  • MacNaughton Cup

// * currently members of the CCHA Colorado College won its first NCAA national championship in 1950 prior to the founding of the Midwest Collegiate Hockey League. ... Prior to the NCAA establishing a womens ice hockey championship, for the 2000-01 season, the American Womens College Hockey Alliance held a national championship from the 1997-98 season to the 1999-2000 season. ... The Broadmoor Trophy has been awarded to the Western Collegiate Hockey Association (WCHA) playoff champion since 1985. ... The MacNaughton Cup is a trophy awarded annually to the regular season conference champion of the Western Collegiate Hockey Association (WCHA). ...

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This is the Western Collegiate Hockey Association :: (2281 words)
From the founding days as the Midwest Collegiate Hockey League (MCHL) from 1951-53, to the Western Intercollegiate Hockey League (WIHL) from 1953-58, and ultimately on to the Western Collegiate Hockey Association in 1959, this prestigious athletic conference has developed and maintained a tradition of excellence that truly is second to none.
The WCHA Men's Player of the Year was Colorado College's Marty Sertich, the WCHA Student-Athlete of the Year was Minnesota State's Steven Johns, the WCHA Defensive Player of the Year was CC's Mark Stuart, the WCHA Rookie of the Year was Denver's Paul Stastny, and the WCHA Coach of the Year was George Gwozdecky...
The women's WCHA Player of the Year was UM's Krissy Wendell, the WCHA Student-Athlete of the Year was Minnesota Duluth's Caroline Ouellette, the WCHA Defensive Player of the Year was Wisconsin's Molly Engstrom, the WCHA Rookie of the Year was Minnesota's Bobbi Ross, and the WCHA Coach of the Year was Laura Halldorson.
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