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Minnesota Intercollegiate Athletic Conference
, or MIAC, is a league in NCAA Men's Division III and Women's Division III.  The conferencence has 13 members, all of which are private. The conference is an all-sport conference. Ten of the thirteen conference members sponsor varsity ice hockey. Three of the members are single sex schools.

The men's conference dates back to the 1918-19 season.

The women's conference dates back to the 1998-99 season.

On July 30, 1998 the MIAC and the United States Olympic Committee announced a grant of $440,000 over four years to help supplement the start up of a women's hockey conference, which had been previously announced. As part of the discussion on the issuing of the grant Bethel College decided to go ahead with the formation of a women's ice hockey program and Bethel would receive a higher portion of the grant to help offset start up cost for the program.

The College of St. Benedict and St. Catherine University are women's colleges and St. John's University is a men's college. St. Benedict and St. John's form a joint academic institution commonly referred to as CSB/SJU.

Neither the men's or women's conference has produced a national champion.  The men's conference has had teams finish as runners-up in 2000, 2005, and 2009

The women's conference has produced two Laura Hurd Award winners as the best player in Division III ice hockey, Sarah Moe, Gustavus Adolphus College (2002) and Andrea Peterson, Gustavus Adolphus College (2007).

For the 2013-14 season the men's conference added the shootout and went to a three point system for game points.  The new system awards 3 points for a regulation or overtime win, two points for a shootout win, one point for a shootout loss, and no points for a regulation or overtime loss. As of the 2015-16 season, the men's conference continues to use this system, white the women's conference uses the traditional 2 points for a win, 1 for a tie, and none for a loss (no points are awareded for an overtime loss).

MIAC logo old

previous MIAC logo

Membership ChangesEdit

  • Carleton College withdrew in 1925 and rejoined in 1983 (the school has never sponsored ice hockey for either men or women).
  • St. John's first started playing ice hockey for 1932-33.
  • Gustavus Adolphus started playing ice hockey for 1936-37
  • St. Olaf Oles left the conference from 1950 until rejoining the conference for the 1975-76 season.
  • The conference did not sponsor any sports from the fall of 1943 to the spring of 1945 due to World War II and hockey was not played for the 1942-43 through 1945-46 seasons.
  • The Macalester Scots were members of the men's conference from its founding until the mid 1970's.  The school drop the sport to the club level where it remains today.  A women's club level team was formed in 2000 and is still playing at the club level.
  • Bethel University joined the conference in 1978.
  • Women's colleges St. Catherine University (1983) and St. Benedict (1985) joined the conference prior to the conference sponsoring women's ice hockey.
  • St John's and St. Benedict are brother/sister schools.

Men's Conference MembershipEdit

Team Location Arena
Augsburg Auggies Minneapolis, Minnesota Ed Saugestad Rink
Bethel Royals Arden Hills, Minnesota Bethel University Arena
Concordia Cobbers Moorhead, Minnesota Moorhead Sports Center
Gustavus Adolphus Golden Gusties St. Peter, Minnesota Don Roberts Arena
Hamline Pipers St. Paul, Minnesota Oscar Johnson Arena
St. John's Johnnies Collegeville, Minnesota Dave Torrey Arena and Herb Brooks National Hockey Center
St. Mary's Cardinals Winona, Minnesota St. Mary's Ice Arena
St. Olaf Oles Northfield, Minnesota Northfield Ice Arena
St. Thomas Tommies St. Paul, Minnesota St. Thomas Ice Arena


Men's Conference SeasonsEdit

The men's conference competes for the Saugestad Cup, which is named after Ed Saugestad who coached the Augsburg College hockey team from 1958 to 1996. His teams had a 503-354-21 record and won three NAIA national ice hockey championship titles. The conference tournament was first held in 1987.

Season Regular Season Champion Conference Tournament Champion
1919-20 MIAC Men's Season No formal league play No Tournament
1920-21 MIAC Men's Season No formal league play No Tournament
1921-22 MIAC Men's Season No formal league play No Tournament
1922-23 MIAC Men's Season Hamline PipersMacalester Scots
and St. Thomas Tommies
No Tournament
1923-24 MIAC Men's Season No formal league play No Tournament
1924-25 MIAC Men's Season No formal league play No Tournament
1925-26 MIAC Men's Season No formal league play No Tournament
1926-27 MIAC Men's Season No formal league play No Tournament
1927-28 MIAC Men's Season Augsburg Auggies No Tournament
1928-29 MIAC Men's Season St. Mary's Cardinals No Tournament
1929-30 MIAC Men's Season Macalester Scots No Tournament
1930-31 MIAC Men's Season Macalester Scots No Tournament
1931-32 MIAC Men's Season Hamline Pipers and Macalester Scots No Tournament
1932-33 MIAC Men's Season Macalester Scots No Tournament
1933-34 MIAC Men's Season St. Thomas Tommies No Tournament
1934-35 MIAC Men's Season St. John's Johnnies No Tournament
1935-36 MIAC Men's Season Macalester Scots No Tournament
1936-37 MIAC Men's Season Macalester Scots No Tournament
1937-38 MIAC Men's Season St. Olaf Oles and St. Thomas Tommies No Tournament
1938-39 MIAC Men's Season St. John's Johnnies and Macalester Scots No Tournament
1939-40 MIAC Men's Season St. Thomas Tommies No Tournament
1940-41 MIAC Men's Season St. Thomas Tommies No Tournament
1941-42 MIAC Men's Season St. Thomas Tommies No Tournament
1942-43 MIAC Men's Season No League Play (World War II) No Tournament
1943-44 MIAC Men's Season No League Play (World War II) No Tournament
1944-45 MIAC Men's Season No League Play (World War II) No Tournament
1945-46 MIAC Men's Season No League Play (World War II) No Tournament
1946-47 MIAC Men's Season St. Thomas Tommies No Tournament
1947-48 MIAC Men's Season Hamline Pipers No Tournament
1948-49 MIAC Men's Season St. Thomas Tommies No Tournament
1949-50 MIAC Men's Season Macalester Scots and St. John's Johnnies No Tournament
1950-51 MIAC Men's Season Macalester Scots and St. Thomas Tommies No Tournament
1951-52 MIAC Men's Season St. Thomas Tommies No Tournament
1952-53 MIAC Men's Season Minnesota Duluth Bulldogs and St. Thomas Tommies No Tournament
1953-54 MIAC Men's Season Minnesota Duluth Bulldogs No Tournament
1954-55 MIAC Men's Season Minnesota Duluth Bulldogs No Tournament
1955-56 MIAC Men's Season Minnesota Duluth Bulldogs No Tournament
1956-57 MIAC Men's Season Minnesota Duluth Bulldogs No Tournament
1957-58 MIAC Men's Season Minnesota Duluth Bulldogs No Tournament
1958-59 MIAC Men's Season Minnesota Duluth Bulldogs No Tournament
1959-60 MIAC Men's Season Minnesota Duluth Bulldogs No Tournament
1960-61 MIAC Men's Season Minnesota Duluth Bulldogs No Tournament
1961-62 MIAC Men's Season Macalester Scots No Tournament
1962-63 MIAC Men's Season Macalester Scots No Tournament
1963-64 MIAC Men's Season St. Mary's Cardinals No Tournament
1964-65 MIAC Men's Season St. Mary's Cardinals No Tournament
1965-66 MIAC Men's Season Gustavus Adolphus Golden Gusties No Tournament
1966-67 MIAC Men's Season Gustavus Adolphus Golden Gusties No Tournament
1967-68 MIAC Men's Season Gustavus Adolphus Golden Gusties No Tournament
1968-69 MIAC Men's Season Gustavus Adolphus Golden Gusties No Tournament
1969-70 MIAC Men's Season Gustavus Adolphus Golden Gusties No Tournament
1970-71 MIAC Men's Season Gustavus Adolphus Golden Gusties No Tournament
1971-72 MIAC Men's Season Gustavus Adolphus Golden Gusties No Tournament
1972-73 MIAC Men's Season Gustavus Adolphus Golden Gusties No Tournament
1973-74 MIAC Men's Season St. Thomas Tommies No Tournament
1974-75 MIAC Men's Season Gustavus Adolphus Golden Gusties No Tournament
1975-76 MIAC Men's Season Gustavus Adolphus Golden Gusties No Tournament
1976-77 MIAC Men's Season Augsburg Auggies and Gustavus Adolphus Golden Gusties No Tournament
1977-78 MIAC Men's Season Augsburg Auggies No Tournament
1978-79 MIAC Men's Season Augsburg Auggies No Tournament
1979-80 MIAC Men's Season Augsburg Auggies No Tournament
1980-81 MIAC Men's Season Augsburg Auggies and Concordia Cobbers No Tournament
1981-82 MIAC Men's Season Augsburg Auggies No Tournament
1982-83 MIAC Men's Season St. Thomas Tommies No Tournament
1983-84 MIAC Men's Season Gustavus Adolphus Golden Gusties No Tournament
1984-85 MIAC Men's Season St. Thomas Tommies No Tournament
1985-86 MIAC Men's Season St. Thomas Tommies No Tournament
1986-87 MIAC Men's Season Concordia Cobbers Concordia Cobbers
1987-88 MIAC Men's Season St. Mary's Cardinals St. Thomas Tommies
1988-89 MIAC Men's Season St. Thomas Tommies St. Mary's Cardinals
1989-90 MIAC Men's Season St. Thomas Tommies Gustavus Adolphus Golden Gusties
1990-91 MIAC Men's Season St. Thomas Tommies Gustavus Adolphus Golden Gusties
1991-92 MIAC Men's Season St. Thomas Tommies St. Thomas Tommies
1992-93 MIAC Men's Season Gustavus Adolphus Golden Gusties and St. Thomas Tommies Gustavus Adolphus Golden Gusties
1993-94 MIAC Men's Season St. Thomas Tommies St. Thomas Tommies
1994-95 MIAC Men's Season St. Thomas Tommies St. Mary's Cardinals
1995-96 MIAC Men's Season St. John's Johnnies St. John's Johnnies
1996-97 MIAC Men's Season St. John's Johnnies St. John's Johnnies
1997-98 MIAC Men's Season St. Thomas Tommies Augsburg Auggies
1998-99 MIAC Men's Season St. Thomas Tommies St. Thomas Tommies
1999-00 MIAC Men's Season St. Thomas Tommies Concordia Cobbers
2000-01 MIAC Men's Season St. Thomas Tommies St. John's Johnnies
2001-02 MIAC Men's Season St. Thomas Tommies St. Thomas Tommies
2002-03 MIAC Men's Season St. Thomas Tommies St. John's Johnnies
2003-04 MIAC Men's Season St. John's Johnnies St. Thomas Tommies
2004-05 MIAC Men's Season St. John's Johnnies St. Thomas Tommies
2005-06 MIAC Men's Season St. Thomas Tommies St. Olaf Oles
2006-07 MIAC Men's Season Bethel Royals Bethel Royals
2007-08 MIAC Men's Season Hamline Pipers St. Thomas Tommies
2008-09 MIAC Men's Season St. Olaf Oles Gustavus Adolphus Golden Gusties
2009-10 MIAC Men's Season Gustavus Adolphus Golden Gusties St. Thomas Tommies
2010-11 MIAC Men's Season Hamline Pipers Hamline Pipers
2011-12 MIAC Men's Season St. Thomas Tommies Gustavus Adolphus Golden Gusties
2012-13 MIAC Men's Season St. John's Johnnies and St. Thomas Tommies St. John's Johnnies
2013-14 MIAC Men's Season St. Thomas Tommies Gustavus Adolphus Golden Gusties
2014-15 MIAC Men's Season St. Thomas Tommies Hamline Pipers
2015-16 MIAC Men's Season Augsburg Auggies Augsburg Auggies
2016-17 MIAC Men's Season TBD TBD

Women's Conference MembershipEdit

Team Location Arena
Augsburg Auggies Minneapolis, Minnesota Ed Saugestad Rink
Bethel Royals Arden Hills, Minnesota Bethel University Arena
Concordia Cobbers Moorhead, Minnesota Moorhead Sports Center
Gustavus Adolphus Golden Gusties St. Peter, Minnesota Don Roberts Arena
Hamline Pipers St. Paul, Minnesota Oscar Johnson Arena
St. Benedict Blazers St. Joseph, Minnesota Dave Torrey Arena
St. Catherine Wildcats St. Paul, Minnesota Drake Arena
St. Mary's Cardinals Winona, Minnesota St. Mary's Ice Arena
St. Olaf Oles Northfield, Minnesota Northfield Ice Arena
St. Thomas Tommies St. Paul, Minnesota St. Thomas Ice Arena

College of St. Benedict and St. Catherine University are women's colleges and St. John's University is a men's college.

Women's Conference SeasonsEdit

Season Regular Season Champion Conference Tournament Champion AWCHA/NCAA Tournament Teams
1998-99 MIAC Women's Season Augsburg Auggies, Gustavus Adolphus Golden Gusties, and St. Mary's Cardinals Gustavus Adolphus Golden Gusties (unofficial tournament) No National Tournament
1999-00 MIAC Women's Season Augsburg Auggies and St. Mary's Cardinals Augsburg Auggies Augsburg Auggies (Runner Up)
2000-01 MIAC Women's Season Gustavus Adolphus Golden Gusties Gustavus Adolphus Golden Gusties

Gustavus Adolphus Golden Gusties (Runner Up)

St. Mary's Cardinals (Third Place)

2001-02 MIAC Women's Season Gustavus Adolphus Golden Gusties St. Mary's Cardinals

Gustavus Adolphus Golden Gusties (Third Place)
St. Mary's Cardinals (Quarterfinals)

2002-03 MIAC Women's Season St. Thomas Tommies St. Thomas Tommies

St. Thomas Tommies (Quarterfinals)

2003-04 MIAC Women's Season St. Thomas Tommies St. Thomas Tommies Gustavus Adolphus Golden Gusties (Quarterfinals)
2004-05 MIAC Women's Season Gustavus Adolphus Golden Gusties Gustavus Adolphus Golden Gusties Gustavus Adolphus Golden Gusties (Third Place
2005-06 MIAC Women's Season Gustavus Adolphus Golden Gusties Gustavus Adolphus Golden Gusties Gustavus Adolphus Golden Gusties (Third Place)
2006-07 MIAC Women's Season Gustavus Adolphus Golden Gusties Gustavus Adolphus Golden Gusties Gustavus Adolphus Golden Gusties (Quarterfinals)
2007-08 MIAC Women's Season Gustavus Adolphus Golden Gusties Gustavus Adolphus Golden Gusties Gustavus Adolphus Golden Gusties (Quarterfinals)
2008-09 MIAC Women's Season Gustavus Adolphus Golden Gusties Gustavus Adolphus Golden Gusties Gustavus Adolphus Golden Gusties (Quarterfinals)
2009-10 MIAC Women's Season Gustavus Adolphus Golden Gusties Gustavus Adolphus Golden Gusties Gustavus Adolphus Golden Gusties (Fourth Place)
2010-11 MIAC Women's Season Gustavus Adolphus Golden Gusties Gustavus Adolphus Golden Gusties Gustavus Adolphus Golden Gusties (Fourth Place)
2011-12 MIAC Women's Season Gustavus Adolphus Golden Gusties Gustavus Adolphus Golden Gusties

Gustavus Adolphus Golden Gusties (Fourth Place)
Concordia Cobbers (Quarterfinals

2012-13 MIAC Women's Season Gustavus Adolphus Golden Gusties Gustavus Adolphus Golden Gusties Gustavus Adolphus Golden Gusties (Fourth Place)
2013-14 MIAC Women's Season St. Thomas Tommies St. Thomas Tommies St. Thomas Tommies (Fourth Place)
2014-15 MIAC Women's Season Gustavus Adolphus Golden Gusties St. Thomas Tommies St. Thomas Tommies (Fourth Place)
2015-16 MIAC Women's Season Bethel Royals and St. Thomas Tommies St. Thomas Tommies St. Thomas Tommies (Quarterfinals)
2016-17 MIAC Women's Season TBD TBD TBD

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