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Established: 2001
Members: 22
Sport: College Ice Hockey
League: ACHA Division III
Region: Mid-Atlantic/Southeast
States: Maryland

Washington, DC Virginia North Carolina South Carolina

Headquarters: Arlington, Virginia
Commissioner: Ray Campbell

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.

2009-2010 TeamsEdit

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.

Atlantic DivisionEdit

  • Catholic University
  • George Mason University
  • James Madison University
  • Northern Virginia Community College
  • Radford University
  • Virginia Commonwealth University
  • Virginia Military Institute
  • College of William and Mary

Colonial DivisionEdit

  • Christopher Newport University
  • East Carolina University
  • George Washington University
  • Loyola College in Maryland
  • Old Dominion University
  • University of Richmond
  • Salisbury University

Carolina DivisionEdit

Conference ChampionsEdit

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*

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