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Western Collegiate Hockey League
(WCHL)
WesternCHLlogo
Established 2012
ACHA Division I
Members 6
Sports fielded Ice hockey (men's: yes; women's: no)
Region Western United States
Headquarters ,

The Western Collegiate Hockey League (WCHL) is an ACHA Division I level ice hockey league. The league is made up of six teams from the Western United States.

History Edit

The league was announced in late 2012 and will play its first season in the ACHA in 2013-14 season with six member teams.[1] Arizona, Arizona State, Central Oklahoma, and Oklahoma will join the league after participating as ACHA D-1 Independents. Those four schools will join Colorado and Colorado State who are making the transition to ACHA D-1 from ACHA D-2.[1][2]

FormatEdit

Each member team will play 16 league games, including three games against each interstate league opponent and four games against each intrastate opponent.[1]

Current teamsEdit

School Location Founded Affiliation Enrollment Nickname NCAA Conference Colors
University of Arizona Tucson, AZ 1885 Public 38,057 Wildcats Pac-12 ([[D-I)          
Arizona State University Tempe, AZ 1885 Public 55,552 Sun Devils Pac-12 (D-I)          
University of Central Oklahoma Edmond, OK 1890 Public 17,101 Bronchos MIAA (D-II)          
University of Colorado Boulder, CO 1876 Public 29,884 Buffaloes Pac-12 (D-I)          
Colorado State University Fort Collins, CO 1870 Public 24,875 Rams Mountain West (D-I)          
University of Oklahoma Norman, OK 1890 Public 29,721 Sooners Big 12 (D-I)          

Conference arenasEdit

School Hockey Arena Capacity
Arizona Tucson Convention Center 7,712
Arizona State Oceanside Ice Arena 500
Central Oklahoma Arctic Edge Ice Arena 500
Colorado University of Colorado Ice Arena 1,000
Colorado State NoCo Ice Center 500
Oklahoma Blazers Ice Centre 750

ReferencesEdit

  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 Western Collegiate Hockey League To Begin Play in 2013-2014. ACHA (November 14, 2012). Retrieved on November 16, 2012.
  2. Four New Teams Join Men's Division 1 for 2013-2014. ACHA (October 2012). Retrieved on November 16, 2012.

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