Colonial Hockey Conference
The Colonial Hockey Conference (CHC) is an athletic conference that operates in the northeastern United States. It participates in the NCAA's Division III as an ice hockey-only conference and includes only women's teams.
|Colonial Hockey Conference|
|Former names||ECAC North Atlantic|
The formation of the conference was originally announced in late 2014 under the ECAC umbrella, with the conference to be known as the ECAC North Atlantic. The eight founding institutions all had either independent or newly formed women's hockey teams, so no teams had to switch conferences to join the ECAC-NA. In 2015, however, just before the conference's first season commenced, the members announced that the conference would be renamed the Colonial Hockey Conference, dropping the ECAC affiliation.
|Institution||Location||Nickname||Founded||Affiliation||Undergraduate enrollment||Joined||Championships||Men's Conference||Primary Conference|
|Becker College||Worcester, MA||Hawks||1784||Private||2,021||2015||CCC||NAC|
|Endicott College||Beverly, MA||Gulls||1939||Private||2,485||2015||CCC||CCC|
|Morrisville State College||Morrisville, NY||Mustangs||1908||Public||3,200||2015||1 (2017)||SUNYAC||SUNYAC|
|Nichols College||Dudley, MA||Bison||1815||Private||1,459||2017||CCC||CCC|
|Salem State University||Salem, MA||Vikings||1854||Public||7,664||2015||MASCAC||MASCAC|
|SUNY Canton||Canton, NY||Kangaroos||1906||Public||3,550||2015||Independent||Independent|
- Daniel Webster College (2016, dropped program)
- Daniel Webster was a founding institution in 2015, but the college went bankrupt in 2016. It was able to field a men's team for its last academic year, 2016–17, but the women's team didn't have enough players.
- Johnson and Wales University (2018, joined the New England Hockey Conference
- Stevenson University (2017, joined the United Collegiate Hockey Conference)