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Eastern States Collegiate Hockey League
Eastern States Collegiate Hockey League logo
Established 2007
[[ACHA]] Division I
Members 7
Sports fielded Men's ice hockey
Region Northeast
Headquarters West Bloomfield, Michigan
Commissioner Dom Bellizzie
Website Official website
Eastern States Collegiate Hockey League locations

The Eastern States Collegiate Hockey League (ESCHL) was created in 2007. The league is made up of 7 university teams located in the Northeast and mid Atlantic region of the US. As of 2020, teams participating in the ESCHL are Liberty University, Stony Brook University, Drexel University, Syracuse University, University of Rhode Island, University of Delaware, and New York University. The teams play at the ACHA Division I level.


League Teams play a 20 game league schedule consisting of 4 games against each of the other league teams. League Playoffs are held in February with the top 4 teams qualifying for the playoffs. ESCHL Champions receive an automatic bid to the ACHA Men's Division I National Tournament.


Penn State University won the first two playoff championships over the University of Delaware in both 2008 and 2009. The regular season title was shared by Penn State, Delaware, and the University of Rhode Island in the 2008-2009 with each team finishing with 25 points in the standings.[1] Navy and Drexel left the conference to join the Eastern Collegiate Hockey Association and Robert Morris University joined the conference beginning in the 2010–11 season. In September 2010, prior to the start of the 2010-11 season, Penn State left the conference in 2011 during the program's transition to NCAA Division I.[2] Robert Morris left the league to join College Hockey Mid-America but was replaced by Rutgers in the 2012-13 season.[3] Rutgers left for NECHL in 2018.[4] Drexel is slated to join the league from ECHA from 2020-2021 season.[5]


School Location Founded Affiliation Enrollment Nickname Primary conference
Drexel University Philadelphia, Pennsylvania 1891 Private 25,595 Dragons Colonial Athletic Association (D-I)
University of Delaware Newark, Delaware 1743 Public 19,067 Fightin' Blue Hens Colonial Athletic Association (D-I)
Liberty University Lynchburg, Virginia 1971 Private/Baptist 15,000 Flames Atlantic Sun Conference (D-I)
New York University New York, New York 1831 Private 50,027 Violets University Athletic Association (D-III)
University of Rhode Island Kingston, Rhode Island 1892 Public 19,095 Rams Atlantic 10 Conference (D-I)
Stony Brook University Stony Brook, New York 1957 Public 23,997 Seawolves America East Conference (D-I)
Syracuse University Syracuse, New York 1870 Private 21,267 Orange Atlantic Coast Conference (D-I)

Previous members[]

Conference arenas[]

School Hockey Arena Location Capacity
Delaware Fred Rust Ice Arena Newark, Delaware 2,500
Drexel Class of 1923 Arena Philadelphia, Pennsylvania 2,500
Liberty LaHaye Ice Center Lynchburg, Virginia 4,000
New York Chelsea Piers Manhattan, New York 800
Rhode Island Bradford R. Boss Arena Kingston, Rhode Island 2,500
Stony Brook The Rinx-Hidden Pond Park Hauppauge, New York 1,000
Syracuse Tennity Ice Skating Pavilion Syracuse, New York 350

List of Championship Games[]

Year Winner Score Runner-up Arena City
2008 Penn State 8–3 Delaware McMullen Hockey Arena Annapolis, Maryland
2009 Penn State 4–1 Delaware Penn State Ice Pavilion University Park, Pennsylvania
2010 Penn State 7–5 Rhode Island Fred Rust Ice Arena Newark, Del.
2011 Rhode Island 5–4 Delaware Bradford R. Boss Ice Arena Kingston, R.I.
2012 Rhode Island 4–3 Stony Brook Ice Line Quad Rinks West Chester, Pa.
2013 Stony Brook 3–2 Delaware Fred Rust Ice Arena Newark, Del.
2014 Stony Brook 5–4 Delaware The Rinx Hauppauge, N.Y.
2015 Stony Brook 5–4 (OT) Delaware Middletown Sports Complex Middletown, New N.J.
2016 Stony Brook 4-1 Lebanon Valley Hersheypark Arena Hershey, Pa.
2017 Liberty 6-1 Stony Brook Bradford R. Boss Ice Arena Kingston, R.I.
2018 Liberty 2-1 Stony Brook Ice Line Quad Rinks West Chester, Pa.
2019 Syracuse 3-2 (2OT) Liberty Ice Line Quad Rinks West Chester, Pa.
2020 Liberty 4-0 Stony Brook Ice Line Quad Rinks West Chester, Pa.


See also[]


  1. Eastern States Collegiate Hockey League Powered by Goalline Sports Administration Software
  2. Hradek, E.J. (September 17, 2010). Penn State hockey moves to D-I. ESPN. Retrieved on September 17, 2010.
  3. Robert Morris to Join CHMA in 2012. Robert Morris Colonials (December 18, 2011). Archived from the original on July 14, 2012. Retrieved on May 15, 2012.
  6. Archived Playoff Results. Eastern States Collegiate Hockey League. Retrieved on October 7, 2014.

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