|Atlantic Coast Collegiate Hockey League|
|Association||American Collegiate Hockey Association|
|Division||ACHA Division II|
|Commissioner||Mike Walley (since 2012)|
|Champions||NC State University|
|Most titles||Georgetown University|
The Atlantic Coast Collegiate Hockey League (ACCHL) is a non-NCAA collegiate ice hockey league in the mid-atlantic and southeast regions of the US. The Mission of the ACC Hockey League is to provide University Student-Athletes in the Mid-Atlantic/Southeast an option to complete in organized intercollegiate ice hockey without the high expenses of NCAA level hockey. Michael Walley is the current commissioner of the league. Jim Gellatly is the chief financial officer of the league and Keith Rosenfeld is the Referee-in-Chief.
Current members[edit | edit source]
League Expansion[edit | edit source]
George Washington University and the University of Maryland joined the league at the start of the 2010–11 season. The addition of these programs added to the competitive play in the league and is part of the expansion plan led by ACCHL Commissioner Don Martin. Plans are to continue expanding from to the current seven team league to sixteen teams in the near future.
Elon University joined the ACCHL for the 2012–2013.
Wake Forest University and the United States Naval Academy joined the ACCHL for the 2013–2014 season.
The ACCHL added three new members in 2015: James Madison University, Saint Joseph's University, and the University of North Carolina – Charlotte, bringing the league total to 13 teams.
For the 2018–2019 season, the ACCHL added West Virginia University and University of North Carolina – Wilmington to bring the total membership to 15 teams.
In 2019 the university of Richmond ice hockey club will join the ACCHL.
In addition to reaching our goal of sixteen Division II Men's teams in ACC Hockey, the league will be adding 17 Division III teams from the former Blue Ridge Hockey Conference and 5 new Women's programs.
Tournament Championships[edit | edit source]
The ACCHL holds a tournament for the top eight teams in the league at the end of each season. The winner receives the Admiral's Cup.
|Year||Admiral's Cup Champion||Runner-Up||Regular Season Champion||Tournament Location|
|1996||University of Virginia||University of North Carolina||Virginia Tech||Fort Bragg, NC|
|1997||Liberty University||University of North Carolina||University of Virginia||Charlottesville, VA|
|1998||Duke University||University of Virginia||University of Virginia||Charlottesville, VA|
|1999||University of Maryland||University of North Carolina||University of Virginia||Charlottesville, VA|
|2000||University of Virginia||University of Maryland||University of Virginia||Ashburn, VA|
|2001||University of Maryland||NC State University||NC State University||Laurel, MD|
|2002||Liberty University||University of Maryland||NC State University||Laurel, MD|
|2003||Liberty University||University of Maryland||NC State University||Raleigh, NC|
|2004||Duke University||University of Virginia||Duke University||Charlottesville, VA|
|2005||Georgetown University||University of Virginia||University of Virginia||Hillsborough, NC|
|2006||Duke University||Georgetown University||Duke University||Charlottesville, VA|
|2007||Georgetown University||Duke University||Georgetown University||Arlington, VA|
|2008||Georgetown University||Duke University||Virginia Tech||Roanoke, VA|
|2009||Virginia Tech||Duke University||Virginia Tech||Roanoke, VA|
|2010||Virginia Tech||Georgetown University||University of Maryland||Arlington, VA|
|2011||NC State University||University of Maryland||University of Maryland||Hillsborough, NC|
|2012||Georgetown University||University of Maryland||Georgetown University||Hillsborough, NC|
|2013||Georgetown University||NC State University||NC State University||Laurel, MD|
|2014||Georgetown University||NC State University||NC State University||Annapolis, MD|
|2015||University of North Carolina||Georgetown University||NC State University||Annapolis, MD|
|2016||George Washington University||NC State University||NC State University||Charlottesville, VA|
|2017||University of Virginia||NC State University||University of Virginia||Charlottesville, VA|
|2018||University of North Carolina, Charlotte||Wake Forest University||George Washington University||Charlottesville, VA|
|2019||NC State University||University of Virginia||NC State University||Winston-Salem, NC|
|2020||NC State University||Wake Forest University||NC State University||Winston-Salem, NC|
Stephen Russell Memorial Tournament[edit | edit source]
NC State University has hosted a tournament at some point every season since 2009, to commemorate the loss of their goaltender Stephen Russell. Russell drowned in a swimming accident at Jordan Lake, near the NC State campus. The team retired his jersey number, 20, in his honor.
In 2014, the ACCHL teamed up with NC State to host the tournament as the official kick-off of the ACCHL season. Each participating team will play three ACCHL conference games.
The current tournament features a conglomerate scoring system of winning periods (2 point per period), whole games (4 points for a regulation win, 2 points for an overtime win, 1 point for an overtime loss, and 0 points for a regulation loss), and points earned in a skills competition (varying by event). The totals are added for a final score.
|2013||NC State University|
|2014||University of North Carolina|
|2015||NC State University|
|2016||James Madison University|
|2017||James Madison University|
|2018||University of Virginia|
|2019||NC State University|
References[edit | edit source]
|American Collegiate Hockey Association Division 2|
|Atlantic Coast Collegiate Hockey League (ACCHL) - Big Mountain Hockey Conference (BMHC) - Colonial States College Hockey Conference (CSCHC) - Delaware Valley Collegiate Hockey Conference (DVCHC) - Mid-American Collegiate Hockey Association (MACHA) - Mid-Atlantic Collegiate Hockey Association (MACH) - Mountain West Collegiate Hockey League (MWCHL) - Northeast Collegiate Hockey Association (NECHA) - Northern Collegiate Hockey League (NCHL) - Pacific 8 Intercollegiate Hockey Conference (PAC-8) - Pacific Collegiate Hockey Association (PCHA) - Super East Collegiate Hockey League (SECHL) - Texas Collegiate Hockey Conference (TCHC) - Tri-State Collegiate Hockey League (TSCHL) - Upstate New York Club Hockey League (UNYCHL) - West Coast Hockey Conference (WCHC) - Western Collegiate Club Hockey Association (WCCHA)|
|ACHA - List of champions|
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