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Mid-American Collegiate Hockey Association
Mid-American Collegiate Hockey Association logo
Established 2012
[[ACHA]] Division II & Division III
Members 27
Sports fielded Men's ice hockey
Region Midwest and Great Lakes
Headquarters Peoria, Illinois
Commissioner Ian Kalanges
Website Official website

The Mid-American Collegiate Hockey Association (MACHA) is an ACHA club hockey league comprising colleges and universities in the Midwest.

Organizational structure[]

Former conference logo.

The MACHA is made up of three divisions, Gold, Silver, and Bronze. The Gold Division is made up of ten members. The Silver Division is made up of 13 members and is split up into two conferences, the North and West. The Bronze Division is made up of five members. Each division conducts its own playoffs. Some schools field multiple teams in different conference divisions.

Gold Division[]

The Gold Division is made up of teams from the Central Region of ACHA Division 2.

Institution Location Founded Affiliation Enrollment Nickname Colors Website
Bradley University Peoria, IL 1897 Private 5,300 Braves           [1]
University of Illinois Urbana, IL 1867 Public 45,813 Fighting Illini           [2]
Illinois State University Normal, IL 1857 Public 20,784 Redbirds           [3]
University of Iowa Iowa City, IA 1847 Public 33,334 Hawkeyes           [4]
Iowa State University Ames, IA 1858 Public 36,321 Cyclones           [5]
McKendree University Lebanon, IL 1828 Private 2,937 Bearcats           [6]
University of Missouri Columbia, MO 1839 Public 30,870 Tigers           [7]
Northern Illinois University DeKalb, IL 1895 Public 20,015 Huskies           [8]
Saint Louis University St. Louis, MO 1818 Private 13,505 Billikens           [9]
Southern Illinois University-Edwardsville Edwardsville, IL 1957 Public 14,142 Cougars           [10]

Gold Division Champions[]

  • 2020- Iowa
  • 2019- McKendree
  • 2018- McKendree
  • 2017- McKendree
  • 2016- Southern Illinois-Edwardsville
  • 2015- Missouri State
  • 2014- Missouri State
  • 2013- Southern Illinois-Edwardsville
  • 2012- Missouri

Silver Division[]

The Silver Division is made up of teams from the Pacific Region of ACHA Division 3.

North Conference[]

Institution Location Founded Affiliation Enrollment Nickname Colors Website
Aurora University Aurora, IL 1893 Private 5,500 Spartans           [11]
Loyola University-Chicago Chicago, IL 1870 Private 16,422 Ramblers           [12]
McKendree University Lebanon, IL 1828 Private 2,937 Bearcats           [13]
University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee Milwaukee, WI 1956 Public 26,037 Panthers           None
Northwestern University Evanston, IL 1851 Private 21,208 Wildcats           [14]
Robert Morris University-Peoria Peoria, IL 1965 Private 4,500 Eagles           [15]

West Conference[]

Institution Location Founded Affiliation Enrollment Nickname Colors Website
Creighton University Omaha, NE 1878 Private 8,435 Blue Jays           [16]
Dordt College Sioux Center, IA 1955 Private 1,539 Blades           [17]
Missouri State University Springfield, MO 1906 Public 23,537 Ice Bears           [18]
University of Nebraska Lincoln, NE 1869 Public 25,260 Huskers           [19]
University of Wisconsin-Platteville Platteville, WI 1866 Public 8,712 Pioneers           [20]

Silver Division Champions[]

The MACHA Silver Division has sent several teams to the ACHA Division 3 National Tournament the past few years. The most notable finish was Iowa State in 2012. As the #3 seed from the Pacific Region they won their pool to reach the National semifinals where they lost to eventual champion Adrian College.

Silver Division Nationals Teams[]

The MACHA Silver Division has sent several teams to the ACHA Division 3 National Tournament the past few years. The MACHA has had two teams advance to the semifinals. The first was in 2012 when Iowa State, the #3 seed from the Pacific Region, lost to the eventual champion Adrian College. The second was in 2014 when Robert Morris-White, the #4 seed from the Pacific Region, lost to the eventual champion Adrian College. Because Davenport forfeited the 3rd place game Robert Morris was awarded 3rd place.

2014 Host City: Coral Springs, FL

2013 Host City: Springfield, MO

  • Marquette (Finished 10th)
  • Iowa State (Finished 15th)

2012 Host City: Vineland, NJ

2011 Host City: Holland, MI

  • McKendree (Finished 13th)

Bronze Division[]

The Bronze Division is made up of teams from the Pacific Region of ACHA Division 3.

Institution Location Founded Affiliation Enrollment Nickname Colors Website
Bradley University Peoria, IL 1897 Private 5,300 Braves           [21]
Northern Illinois University DeKalb, IL 1895 Public 20,015 Huskies           [22]
Robert Morris University-White Chicago, IL 1965 Private 4,500 Eagles           [23]
Southern Illinois University-Edwardsville Edwardsville, IL 1957 Public 14,142 Cougars           [24]
Washington University in St. Louis St. Louis, MO 1853 Private 15,155 Bears           None
Wheaton College Wheaton, IL 1860 Private 3,810 Thunder           None

Bronze Division Champions[]

  • 2018- McKendree
  • 2017- Northern Illinois
  • 2016- Northern Illinois
  • 2015- Northern Illinois
  • 2012- Robert Morris University Peoria

See also[]

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