Great Lakes Collegiate Hockey League
Established 2010
Members 6
Sport ACHA Division I club hockey
Region Great Lakes/Midwest
States 1 - Michigan

The Great Lakes Collegiate Hockey League (GLCHL) is an ACHA Division I level ice hockey league. The GLCHL is made up of teams from Michigan. The league was announced in Late 2009 and will play its first season in the ACHA in Fall 2010 with six member teams, all located within the state of Michigan[1].

Eastern Michigan, Michigan-Dearborn, and Western Michigan join the league after competing as members of the Central States Collegiate Hockey League. Oakland University and Adrian College previously competed as ACHA DI Independents, and Davenport University joins after making a transition to ACHA DI. DU previously competed in the ACHA DII Great Midwest Hockey League.


League teams will play a 20-game league schedule, 4 games against each team- 2 home and 2 away contests. In addition team schedules will include other ACHA Division I opponents.

participating in the league tournament at the end of the season in February.[2]

Current teamsEdit

Institution Location Founded Affiliation Enrollment Team Nickname Primary conference
Adrian College Adrian, Michigan 1859 Private/Methodist 1,469 Bulldogs MIAA (D-III)
Davenport University Grand Rapids, Michigan 1866 Private 12,471 Panthers Wolverine–Hoosier (NAIA)
Eastern Michigan University Ypsilanti, Michigan 1849 Public 22,974 Eagles Mid-American (D-I)
University of Michigan–Dearborn Dearborn, Michigan 1959 Public 8,634 Wolves Wolverine–Hoosier (NAIA)
Oakland University Rochester, Michigan 1957 Public 17,737 Golden Grizzlies The Summit League (D-I)
Western Michigan University Kalamazoo, Michigan 1903 Public 24,576 Stallions Mid-American (D-I)

Note: Adrian has NCAA Division III hockey competing in the MCHA. Western Michigan has NCAA Division I hockey competing in the CCHA

Conference arenasEdit

School Hockey Arena Capacity
Adrian Arrington Ice Arena 500
Davenport Patterson Ice Center 1,200
Eastern Michigan Ann Arbor Ice Cube 1,000
Michigan–Dearborn University of Michigan-Dearborn Fieldhouse 1,500
Oakland Onyx Rochester Ice Arena 1,000
Western Michigan Lawson Arena 3,667


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