The National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics (NAIA) held a men's national ice hockey championship from 1968 to 1984 when ice hockey was dropped as an NAIA sport.
Possible restart of eventEdit
There have been several current NAIA members that have approached the NAIA about restarting sponsorship of ice hockey. The organization requires a minimum of 15 schools to sponsor the sport to change its status from emerging to championship category. There are 17 schools which have hockey programs (an 18th school will start play in 2016-17). One school is presently and independent club team, while 14 are present members of the American Collegiate Hockey Association, mostly based in the upper MId-western US.Two additional teams are based in the province of British Columbia and presently play in Canadian based leagues.
Winners of the NAIA national ice hockey championshipEdit
|1968||Bemidji State||5-4 (ot)||Lake Superior State|
|1969||Bemidji State||6-2||Lake Superior State|
|1970||Bemidji State||7-4||Lake Superior State|
|1972||Lake Superior State||9-3||Gustavus Adolphus|
|1973||Bemidji State||3-2 (ot)||Lakehead|
|1974||Lake Superior State||4-1||Bemidji State|
|1975||St. Scholastica||7-1||Gustavus Adolphus|
|1977||St. Scholastica||3-2||Gustavus Adolphus|
|1979||Bemidji State||5-1||Concordia Moorhead|