|Sport:||College Ice Hockey|
|League:||ACHA Division III|
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The Blue Ridge Hockey Conference or BRHC is an ACHA club ice hockey conference in the Southeast region of the United States. The league's mission is to develop and advance collegiate ice hockey. Despite not having a single varsity program in the region, ice hockey has grown significantly due to the success of the Washington Capitals and Carolina Hurricanes.
The BRHC has advanced four of its members to the ACHA National Tournament since 2003.
The BRHC's membership has tripled since 2007, making it the largest collegiate hockey conference in the United States. The rapid growth is widely attributed to the growth of the sport and the formation of “tiers” within the conference that resulted in more competitive games. In July of 2009, the BRHC announced plans to create a Division II conference.
The BRHC has held eight Championship Tournaments. The University of Richmond has won four of the eight. The most significant upset occurred in the 2002-03 season when Appalachian State University upset the top seeds in the Tournament. The BRHC Championship Tournament is held every year on the third weekend of February.
2001-02 Charleston Colonials
2002-03 Appalachian State University
2003-04 University of Richmond
2004-05 University of Richmond
2005-06 University of Richmond
2006-07 University of Richmond
2007-08 Old Dominion University
2008-09 Virginia Commonwealth University
2009-10 Appalachian State University
Richmond, ECU and APP were independent that year*