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Northern Collegiate Hockey League
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Recent Champions Marian University
(2nd title)
Website Official website

The Northern Collegiate Hockey League (NCHL) is a college ice hockey league based in the central region of the United States. The conference is part of the American Collegiate Hockey Association Division 2 and is made up of nine teams from universities based in Illinois, Michigan, and Wisconsin.


The 2014-2015 season was the inaugural season for the NCHL, formed of ACHA D2 teams from Wisconsin, Iowa, Illinois, Minnesota, and Michigan.[1]

Member Teams[]

Member Location Joined League Nickname Home Arena Head Coach
Aurora University Aurora, IL 2017 Spartans All Seasons Ryan Buchanon
Concordia University Wisconsin Mequon, WI 2018 Falcons Ozaukee Ice Center Brandon Richards
DePaul University Chicago, IL 2017 Blue Demons Johnny's Ice House West Danny Randall
Lewis University Romeoville, IL 2015 Flyers CanLan Ice Sports Tim Picco
Marian University Fond du Lac, WI 2016 Sabres Blue Line Family Ice Center Chris Frederickson
Marquette University Milwaukee, WI 2017 Golden Eagles The Ponds of Brookfield Will Jurgensen
Northern Michigan University Marquette, MI 2014 Wildcats Berry Events Center / Lakeview Arena Brennon Wachter
Robert Morris University - Maroon Bensenville, IL 2014 Eagles The Edge Ice Arena Andy Poetzinger
University of Wisconsin Oshkosh Oshkosh, WI 2014 Titans 20th St. YMCA Wes Holliday

Conference Tournament Format[]

Playoffs 2019[]

  Quarterfinals     Semifinals     Championship
      1 Marian University 5  
  4 Robert Morris University - Maroon 6     4 Robert Morris University 0    
  5 DePaul University 1         1 Marian University 3
      2 Aurora University 2
      2 Aurora University 3    
  3 Marquette University 7     3 Marquette University 2  
  6 University of Wisconsin Oshkosh 4  

Conference Champions (Hap Cup)[]

Season Champion Runner-Up Championship Location Host
2014-15 Waldorf University Robert Morris University - Maroon Albert Lea, MN Waldorf University
2015-16 Robert Morris University - Maroon University of Wisconsin Oshkosh Marquette, MI Northern Michigan University
2016-17 Marian University Robert Morris University - Maroon Albert Lea, MN Waldorf University
2017-18 Aurora University Marian University Beaver Dam, WI University of Wisconsin Oshkosh
2018-19 Marian University Aurora University Fond du Lac, WI Marian University
2019-20 TBD TBD Fond du Lac, WI Marian University

Season Awards[]

Season Player of the Year School Rookie of the Year School Coach of the Year School
2014-15 Ronald Paulson Waldorf University Ronald Paulson Waldorf University Brett Shelanski Waldorf University
2015-16 Tony Francois University of Wisconsin Oshkosh Jason Johnson University of Wisconsin Oshkosh Chris Huebel University of Wisconsin Oshkosh
2016-17 Joey Daniels Robert Morris University - Maroon Miles Giorgione Marian University Billy Karr Robert Morris University - Maroon
2017-18 Tommy Feldman DePaul University Matt Ernsting Lewis University Don Cada St. Mary's University of MN
2018-19 Conor Coyne & Justin Davidson Marquette University & Marian University Zach Tykocki Aurora University Will Jurgensen Marquette University

National Championship Qualifiers[]

  • Aurora University (2018)
  • Marian University (2019)

Expansion Teams for 2020-21 Season[]

  • St. Norbert College
  • Purdue University Northwest

Previous Members[]

  • University of Minnesota Duluth (2014-16)
  • Michigan Tech University (2014-16)
  • Waldorf University (2014-17)
  • St. Mary's University of MN (2014-18)


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