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This is the 2020-21 National Collegiate Hockey Conference men's ice hockey season. This is the league's 8th season.

Due to the COVID-19 pandemic the league is beginning play in a pod in Omaha, Nebraska. The plan is for the teams to play ten games each over three weeks against the teams playing teams in the other pod with Miami, Minnesota-Duluth, St. Cloud St., and Western Michigan making up the east pod and Colorado College, Denver, North Dakota, and Omaha making up the west pod. The teams will end up playing each of the other members of the conference home and home over the rest of the season to make up the schedule.[1]

Membership changes[edit | edit source]

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Membership[edit | edit source]

Institution Location Nickname Arena
Colorado College Colorado Springs, Colorado Tigers Colorado Springs World Arena
University of Denver Denver, Colorado Pioneers Magness Arena
Miami University Oxford, Ohio RedHawks Goggin Ice Center
University of Minnesota Duluth Duluth, Minnesota Bulldogs AMSOIL Arena
University of Nebraska Omaha Omaha, Nebraska Mavericks Baxter Arena
University of North Dakota Grand Forks, North Dakota Fighting Hawks Ralph Engelstad Arena
St. Cloud State University St. Cloud, Minnesota Huskies Herb Brooks National Hockey Center
Western Michigan University Kalamazoo, Michigan Broncos Lawson Ice Arena
Conference Tournament St. Paul, Minnesota Frozen Faceoff Xcel Energy Center

Standings[edit | edit source]

To be added after completion of the season.

Conference Tournament[edit | edit source]

Format[edit | edit source]

The 2021 conference tournament will involve all teams playing in a best-of-three quarterfinal series with the winners advancing to the NCHC Frozen Faceoff. The teams are re-seeded prior to the semifinals. The semifinal winners meet in the championship game for the conference's automatic bid to the 2021 NCAA Division I Men's Ice Hockey Tournament. The semifinal losers will meet in the consolation game. The semifinal, championship, and consolation games will be held at the Xcel Energy Center in St. Paul, Minnesota.

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