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Pacific 8 Intercollegiate Hockey Conference (PAC-8)
Pacific 8 Intercollegiate Hockey Conference (PAC-8) logo
Established 1995
[[ACHA]] Division II
Members 13
Sports fielded Men's ice hockey
Region West
Headquarters ,
Commissioner Art Kitano
Website Official website

The Pacific 8 Intercollegiate Hockey Conference (PAC-8) is a collegiate men's ice hockey conference that competes in Division 2 of the American Collegiate Hockey Association.

The PAC-8 was originally only open to schools that belonged to the Pac-12 Conference; however, for the 2018-19 season, the league expanded to include other schools from outside that conference. These schools included Boise State, Eastern Washington, San Diego State, San Jose State, and Western Washington. Because the conference spans the entire west coast, a north and south division format was adopted.

Regular season format[]

According to the PAC-8 charter, each season starts on October 1st of each year.

Along with the required conference schedule, teams schedule non-conference games against ACHA opponents for regional and national ranking consideration.

For the 2018-19 season, each team must play twelve conference games. At the end of the season the top four teams from the north and south divisions qualify for the playoffs.

In game play, the ACHA follows the NCAA Rulebook for ice hockey. For interconference games, the PAC-8 mostly follows the same rules for game times and structure. A notable difference is in cases of a tie game after regulation and a 5-minute sudden-death overtime period. If a winner is not determined in overtime, then a 5 man shoot-out will occur. During the Conference Championship tournament, overtime format is 20 minute sudden-death periods until a winner is determined.


North Division

School Location Founded Affiliation Enrollment Nickname Colors Website
Boise State Boise, ID 1932 Public 24,154 Broncos           [1]
Eastern Washington Cheney, WA 1882 Public 12,607 Eagles           [2]
Oregon Eugene, OR 1876 Public Flagship
(Oregon University System)
22,386 Ducks           [3]
Washington Seattle, WA 1861 Public Flagship 42,708 Huskies           [4]
Washington State Pullman, WA 1890 Public 20,043 Cougars           [5]
Western Washington Bellingham, WA 1893 Public 15,060 Vikings           [6]

South Division

School Location Founded Affiliation Enrollment Nickname Colors Website
Arizona State Tempe, AZ 1885 Public 51,869 Sun Devils           [7]
California Berkeley, CA 1868 Public Flagship
(University of California system)
35,409 Golden Bears           [8]
San Diego State San Diego, CA 1897 Public
(California State University system)
34,228 Aztecs           None
San Jose State San Jose, CA 1857 Public Flagship
(California State University system)
33,409 Spartans           [9]
Stanford Palo Alto, CA 1891 Private research university 17,249 Cardinal           [10]
UCLA Los Angeles, CA 1919 Public
(University of California system)
38,000 Bruins           None
USC Los Angeles, CA 1880 Private/Non-sectarian 32,160 Trojans           None

Tournament weekend[]

The PAC-8 Championship Tournament is typically held the weekend before Presidents Day in February. The weekend also consists of the annual league meeting and the end of season awards banquet.

Past champions[]

Year Champion Runner-Up Host
2020 Oregon Boise State South Lake Tahoe
2019 Oregon California South Lake Tahoe
2018 Arizona State California South Lake Tahoe
2017 UCLA Washington South Lake Tahoe
2016 Utah USC South Lake Tahoe
2015 Utah Oregon South Lake Tahoe
2014 Arizona State Utah Utah
2013 Utah Oregon USC
2012 Washington Utah Washington
2011 Washington Oregon Washington
2010 USC Washington USC
2009 Oregon Washington Oregon
2008 Oregon USC Washington State
2007 USC Oregon UCLA
2006 USC Oregon Oregon
2005 Oregon Washington California
2004 California USC Washington
2003 USC California USC
2002 USC Washington Stanford
2001 USC Washington Oregon
1999 UCLA USC California
1998 USC
1997 Stanford UCLA USC
1996 Stanford California Stanford


Team Titles Years
USC 8 2010, 2007, 2006, 2003, 2002, 2001, 2000, 1998
Oregon 5 2020, 2019, 2009, 2008, 2005
Utah 3 2016, 2015, 2013
ASU 2 2018, 2014
UCLA 2 2017, 1999
Washington 2 2012, 2011
Stanford 2 1997, 1996
California 1 2004

See also[]

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