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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
Colonial Hockey Conference logo
DivisionDivision III
Sports fielded
  • Women's ice hockey
RegionNortheastern U.S.
Former namesECAC North Atlantic
CommissionerKathy Baldwich

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.[1] 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.[2]


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

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Nichols CollegeState University of New York at CantonStevenson UniversitySalem State UniversityMorrisville State CollegeJohnson and Wales UniversityEndicott CollegeDaniel Webster CollegeBecker College 


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