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Location of D-I hockey independents

NCAA Division I independent schools are teams that compete in NCAA college ice hockey but are not members of a conference. There are several current schools who, at one time or another, competed as Division I independents.

Current independent programsEdit

MenEdit

School Years Subsequent conference Notes
Alabama–Huntsville Chargers[1] 1987–1992
1998–1999
2010–present
Division II
CHA
The Chargers competed as a D-I independent between stints in Division II. After winning 2 championships and finishing as runners-up twice more, UAH returned to D-I in 1998, spending one season as an independent before becoming a charter member of College Hockey America. Following the CHA's demise and being denied entry to the CCHA[2], the Chargers will be independent for the 2010–11 season.[3]
Penn State Nittany Lions 2012–2014 The university is currently involved in the transition process of joining the NCAA. Women's hockey is reclassifying from ACHA Division I to NCAA Division I. Will play as independent team from 2012-2014 when new 6,000-seat arena is complete. (No word on future conference affiliation)[4]

WomenEdit

School Years Subsequent conference Notes
Lindenwood Lady Lions 2012– The university is currently involved in the transition process of joining the NCAA. Women's hockey is reclassifying from ACHA Division I to NCAA Division I.(No word on future conference affiliation)[5]
Penn State Nittany Lions 2012–2014 The university is currently involved in the transition process of joining the NCAA. Women's hockey is reclassifying from ACHA Division I to NCAA Division I. (No word on future conference affiliation)[6]
Sacred Heart Pioneers[7] 2003–present The Pioneers moved up from Division III (where they were a member of the ECAC East) in 2003. Its men's team plays in a conference that does not sponsor women's hockey (Atlantic Hockey).

Current programs who were at one point independentEdit

MenEdit

School Years Subsequent conference Notes
Air Force Falcons[8] 1968–1999 CHA Joined Atlantic Hockey in 2006
Alaska–Anchorage Seawolves[9] 1979–1985
1988–1993
GWHC
WCHA
The Seawolves competed as an independent following the demise of the Great West Hockey Conference. The school joined the Western Collegiate Hockey Association in 1993. UAA received NCAA tournament bids in 1990, 1991, and 1992 while an independent.
Alaska–Fairbanks Nanooks[10] 1925–1926
1932–1973
1988–1994
dropped program
Division II
CCHA
The Nanooks re-joined Division I in 1985 in the Great West Hockey Conference, and went independent following the conference's demise. They joined the Central Collegiate Hockey Association in 1994.
American International Yellow Jackets[11] 1948–1998 MAAC
Army Black Knights[12] 1903–1961
1973–1984
1991–1999
ECAC
ECAC
CHA
Joined Atlantic Hockey in 2000
Bemidji State Beavers[13] 1947–1950
1959–1967
dropped program
Division III
Bemidji returned to Division I in 1999 as a charter member of College Hockey America, and moved to the WCHA for 2010–11.
Boston College Eagles[14] 1917–1961 ECAC Currently competes in Hockey East
Boston University Terriers[15] 1917–1961 ECAC Currently competes in Hockey East
Brown Bears[16] 1897–1961 ECAC
Clarkson Golden Knights[17] 1920–1961 ECAC
Colgate Raiders[18] 1915–1917
1920–1961
dropped program
ECAC
Colorado College Tigers[19] 1937–1951
1958–1959
MCHL
WCHA
Cornell Big Red[20] 1900–1901
1902–1903
1906–1961
dropped program
dropped program
ECAC
Dartmouth Big Green[21] 1905–1961 ECAC
Denver Pioneers[22] 1949–1951
1958–1959
MCHL
WCHA
Harvard Crimson[23] 1897–1961 ECAC
Holy Cross Crusaders[24] 1966–1998 MAAC
Lake Superior State Lakers[25] 1966–1972 CCHA
Maine Black Bears[26] 1977–1984 Hockey East
UMass Minutemen[27] 1908–1961
1993–1994
Division II
Hockey East
Dropped program from 1979 until 1993
Merrimack Warriors[28] 1984–1989 Hockey East Moved up from Division II in 1984. Merrimack received an NCAA tournament invitation in 1988 while an independent.
Miami RedHawks[29] 1978–1980 CCHA
Michigan Wolverines[30] 1922–1951
1958–1959
MCHL
WCHA
Moved to CCHA in 1981
Michigan State Spartans[31] 1921–1930
1949–1951
1958–1959
dropped program
MCHL
WCHA
Moved to CCHA in 1981
Michigan Tech Huskies[32] 1919–1951
1958–1959
MCHL
WCHA
Played in the CCHA from 1981–84
Minnesota Golden Gophers[33] 1921–1951
1958–1959
MCHL
WCHA
Minnesota–Duluth Bulldogs[34] 1930–1932
1946–1965
dropped program
WCHA
Minnesota State Mavericks[35] 1996–1999 WCHA after moving up from Division II and before joining the WCHA.
New Hampshire Wildcats[36] 1924–1961
1964–1966
ECAC
ECAC
Currently competes in Hockey East
Niagara Purple Eagles[37] 1997–1999 CHA Niagara began varsity hockey in 1997, and became a charter member of the CHA in 1999. They moved to Atlantic Hockey for 2010–11.
North Dakota Fighting Sioux[38] 1929–1936
1946–1951
1958–1959
dropped program
MCHL
WCHA
Northeastern Huskies[39] 1929–1961 ECAC Currently competes in Hockey East
Northern Michigan Wildcats[40] 1976–1977 CCHA
Notre Dame Fighting Irish[41] 1912–1927
1968–1971
1984–1991
dropped program
WCHA
CCHA
Ohio State Buckeyes[42] 1963–1971
1973–1975
CCHA
CCHA
Princeton Tigers[43] 1900–1961 ECAC
Providence Friars[44] 1926–1927
1952–1954
1955–1961
dropped program
Northeast League
ECAC
Currently competes in Hockey East
RPI Engineers[45] 1901–1950 Tri-State League Moved to the ECAC Hockey ECAC in 1961
RIT Tigers[46] 2005–2006 Atlantic Hockey Played first year of its probation period after joining Division I as an independent.
Sacred Heart Pioneers[7] 1993–1998 MAAC
St. Cloud State Huskies[47] 1931–1942
1987–1990
dropped program
WCHA
Dropped their program during World War II, resumed in 1946 in Division II
St. Lawrence Saints[48] 1925–1930
1938–1961
dropped program
ECAC
Union Dutchmen[49] 1903–1949 dropped program Suspended their program from 1949–1975, resumed in Division III, before moving back to Division I in the ECAC in 1991.
Wisconsin Badgers[50] 1921–1935
1963–1969
dropped program
WCHA
Yale Bulldogs[51] 1895–1961 ECAC

WomenEdit

School Years Subsequent conference Notes
Clarkson Golden Knights[17] 2003–2004 ECAC Played the first year of their program as an independent before joining the ECAC
UConn Huskies[52] 2000–2001 ECAC Played the first year of their program as an independent before joining the ECAC, and moving to Hockey East in 2002.
North Dakota Fighting Sioux[38] 2002–2004 WCHA Played the first years of their program as an independent before joining the WCHA
Quinnipiac Bobcats[53] 2002–2004 CHA Left the ECAC after 2002 and spent two years playing as an independent before joining the CHA. They returned to the ECAC after one season in the CHA.
RPI Engineers[45] 2005–2006 ECAC Moved up from Division III (where they were a member of the ECAC East) in 2005.

Defunct teamsEdit

MenEdit

School Years Subsequent conference Notes
Boston State Warriors[54] 1962–1982 dropped program Program dropped when school merged with UMass Boston, who field a Division III team, in 1982.
Carnegie Tech Tartans[55] 1905–1910
1920–1921
dropped program
dropped program
Illinois Fighting Illini[56] 1937–1943 dropped program
Fairfield Stags[57] 1974–1999 MAAC
UIC Flames[58] 1981–1982 CCHA Moved up from Division II in 1981. Program folded in 1996.
MIT Engineers[59] 1906–1975 dropped program
Northern Arizona Lumberjacks[60][61] 1980–1985 GWHC Folded their program after one season in the GWHC
Penn Quakers[62] 1898–1930 dropped program
Syracuse Orange[63] 1911–1913
1923–1928
1939–1940
dropped program
dropped program
dropped program
U.S. International Gulls[61][64] 1979–1985 GWHC Dropped their program when the GWHC folded in 1988
Villanova Wildcats  ?–1998 dropped program Dropped their program after the 1997–1998 season for Title IX reasons

ReferencesEdit

  1. Alabama-Huntsville Chargers Men's Hockey: Year-By-Year. USCHO.com. Retrieved on 18 April 2010.
  2. McLaughlin, Budd. "UAH denied admission to Central Collegiate Hockey Association", The Huntsville Times, August 11, 2009. 
  3. McLaughlin, Budd. "UAH program standing alone", The Huntsville Times, September 23, 2009. 
  4. http://www.gopsusports.com/sports/m-hockey/spec-rel/091710aaa.html
  5. http://www.ksdk.com/news/local/story.aspx?storyid=207075
  6. http://www.gopsusports.com/sports/m-hockey/spec-rel/091710aaa.html
  7. 7.0 7.1 Sacred Heart Pioneers Women's Hockey: Year-By-Year. USCHO.com. Retrieved on 21 April 2010.
  8. Air Force Falcons Men's Hockey: Year-By-Year. USCHO.com. Retrieved on 18 April 2010.
  9. Alaska-Anchorage Seawolves Men's Hockey: Year-By-Year. USCHO.com. Retrieved on 18 April 2010.
  10. Alaska Nanooks Men's Hockey: Year-By-Year. USCHO.com. Retrieved on 18 April 2010.
  11. American Int'l Yellow Jackets Men's Hockey: Year-By-Year. USCHO.com. Retrieved on 18 April 2010.
  12. Army Black Knights Men's Hockey: Year-By-Year. USCHO.com. Retrieved on 18 April 2010.
  13. Bemidji State Beavers Men's Hockey: Year-By-Year. USCHO.com. Retrieved on 18 April 2010.
  14. Boston College Eagles Men's Hockey: Year-By-Year. USCHO.com. Retrieved on 18 April 2010.
  15. Boston University Terriers Men's Hockey: Year-By-Year. USCHO.com. Retrieved on 18 April 2010.
  16. Brown Bears Men's Hockey: Year-By-Year. USCHO.com. Retrieved on 18 April 2010.
  17. 17.0 17.1 Clarkson Golden Knights Men's Hockey: Year-By-Year. USCHO.com. Retrieved on 18 April 2010.
  18. Colgate Raiders Men's Hockey: Year-By-Year. USCHO.com. Retrieved on 18 April 2010.
  19. Colorado College Tigers Men's Hockey: Year-By-Year. USCHO.com. Retrieved on 18 April 2010.
  20. Cornell Big Red Men's Hockey: Year-By-Year. USCHO.com. Retrieved on 18 April 2010.
  21. Dartmouth Big Green Men's Hockey: Year-By-Year. USCHO.com. Retrieved on 18 April 2010.
  22. Denver Pioneers Men's Hockey: Year-By-Year. USCHO.com. Retrieved on 18 April 2010.
  23. Harvard Crimson Men's Hockey: Year-By-Year. USCHO.com. Retrieved on 18 April 2010.
  24. Holy Cross Crusaders Men's Hockey: Year-By-Year. USCHO.com. Retrieved on 18 April 2010.
  25. Lake Superior Lakers Men's Hockey: Year-By-Year. USCHO.com. Retrieved on 18 April 2010.
  26. Maine Black Bears Men's Hockey: Year-By-Year. USCHO.com. Retrieved on 18 April 2010.
  27. Massachusetts Minutemen Men's Hockey: Year-By-Year. USCHO.com. Retrieved on 18 April 2010.
  28. Merrimack Warriors Men's Hockey: Year-By-Year. USCHO.com. Retrieved on 18 April 2010.
  29. Miami RedHawks Men's Hockey: Year-By-Year. USCHO.com. Retrieved on 18 April 2010.
  30. Michigan Wolverines Men's Hockey: Year-By-Year. USCHO.com. Retrieved on 18 April 2010.
  31. Michigan State Spartans Men's Hockey: Year-By-Year. USCHO.com. Retrieved on 18 April 2010.
  32. Michigan Tech Huskies Men's Hockey: Year-By-Year. USCHO.com. Retrieved on 18 April 2010.
  33. Minnesota Golden Gophers Men's Hockey: Year-By-Year. USCHO.com. Retrieved on 18 April 2010.
  34. Minnesota-Duluth Bulldogs Men's Hockey: Year-By-Year. USCHO.com. Retrieved on 18 April 2010.
  35. Minnesota State Mavericks Men's Hockey: Year-By-Year. USCHO.com. Retrieved on 18 April 2010.
  36. New Hampshire Wildcats Men's Hockey: Year-By-Year. USCHO.com. Retrieved on 18 April 2010.
  37. Niagara Purple Eagles Men's Hockey: Year-By-Year. USCHO.com. Retrieved on 18 April 2010.
  38. 38.0 38.1 North Dakota Fighting Sioux Men's Hockey: Year-By-Year. USCHO.com. Retrieved on 18 April 2010.
  39. Northeastern Huskies Men's Hockey: Year-By-Year. USCHO.com. Retrieved on 18 April 2010.
  40. Northern Michigan Wildcats Men's Hockey: Year-By-Year. USCHO.com. Retrieved on 18 April 2010.
  41. Notre Dame Fighting Irish Men's Hockey: Year-By-Year. USCHO.com. Retrieved on 18 April 2010.
  42. Ohio State Buckeyes Men's Hockey: Year-By-Year. USCHO.com. Retrieved on 18 April 2010.
  43. Princeton Tigers Men's Hockey: Year-By-Year. USCHO.com. Retrieved on 18 April 2010.
  44. Providence Friars Men's Hockey: Year-By-Year. USCHO.com. Retrieved on 18 April 2010.
  45. 45.0 45.1 Rensselaer Engineers Men's Hockey: Year-By-Year. USCHO.com. Retrieved on 18 April 2010.
  46. RIT Tigers Men's Hockey: Year-By-Year. USCHO.com. Retrieved on 18 April 2010.
  47. St. Cloud State Huskies Men's Hockey: Year-By-Year. USCHO.com. Retrieved on 18 April 2010.
  48. St. Lawrence Saints Men's Hockey: Year-By-Year. USCHO.com. Retrieved on 18 April 2010.
  49. Union Dutchmen Men's Hockey: Year-By-Year. USCHO.com. Retrieved on 18 April 2010.
  50. Wisconsin Badgers Men's Hockey: Year-By-Year. USCHO.com. Retrieved on 18 April 2010.
  51. Yale Bulldogs Men's Hockey: Year-By-Year. USCHO.com. Retrieved on 18 April 2010.
  52. Connecticut Huskies Women's Hockey: Year-By-Year. USCHO.com. Retrieved on 21 April 2010.
  53. Quinnipiac Bobcats Women's Hockey: Year-By-Year. USCHO.com. Retrieved on 21 April 2010.
  54. Boston State Warriors Men's Hockey: Year-By-Year. USCHO.com. Retrieved on 19 April 2010.
  55. Carnegie Tech Tartans Men's Hockey: Year-By-Year. USCHO.com. Retrieved on 19 April 2010.
  56. Illinois Fightin' Illini Men's Hockey: Year-By-Year. USCHO.com. Retrieved on 19 April 2010.
  57. Fairfield Stags Men's Hockey: Year-By-Year. USCHO.com. Retrieved on 19 April 2010.
  58. Illinois-Chicago Flames Men's Hockey: Year-By-Year. USCHO.com. Retrieved on 19 April 2010.
  59. MIT Engineers Men's Hockey: Year-By-Year. USCHO.com. Retrieved on 19 April 2010.
  60. Northern Arizona Lumberjacks Men's Hockey: Year-By-Year. USCHO.com. Retrieved on 19 April 2010.
  61. 61.0 61.1 History of the Great West Hockey Conference. College Hockey Historical Archives. Retrieved on 19 April 2010.
  62. Pennsylvania Quakers Men's Hockey: Year-By-Year. USCHO.com. Retrieved on 19 April 2010.
  63. Syracuse Orangemen Men's Hockey: Year-By-Year. USCHO.com. Retrieved on 19 April 2010.
  64. U.S. International Gulls Men's Hockey: Year-By-Year. USCHO.com. Retrieved on 19 April 2010.


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