Press Release from Atlantic Hockey/College Hockey America
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AHA men’s conference and CHA women’s conference will
operate jointly beginning with the 2024-25 season
WINTHROP, Mass. – June 6, 2023 – The Atlantic Hockey Association and College Hockey America will merge operations beginning
with the 2024-25 college hockey season.
“Merging our two leagues gives us the opportunity to streamline our operations and build an enhanced brand in men’s and women’s ice
hockey as a unified conference,” Atlantic Hockey and College Hockey America Commissioner Michelle Morgan said.
“Joining forces under one name provides a strong foundation for both leagues as we build a new experience for our current and future men’s and
women’s student-athletes, coaches and fans.”
Atlantic Hockey and College Hockey America have shared a commissioner and conference staff since 2010 but have operated as separate entities with their own boards of directors and by-laws.
“Atlantic Hockey and College Hockey America have a long-standing working relationship, and as we welcome Michelle Morgan as our
new commissioner, the timing is perfect to officially merge operations and reimagine the brand and potential of our conference under one banner,” Atlantic Hockey Board Chairman and Mercyhurst Assistant Vice President for Athletics Bradley Davis said.
“The Board of Directors and our head coaches look forward to working with Commissioner Morgan on strengthening our league. This merger is a
great first step in that direction.”
The conferences will operate separately for the 2023-24 season and will officially merge operations on July 1, 2024.
“College Hockey America and Atlantic Hockey are at an important and exciting stage in their shared history,” College Hockey America Board Chairman and Syracuse Senior Associate Athletics Director Jamie Mullin said.
“We have an opportunity to redefine both leagues as a unified men’s and women’s college ice hockey brand. Merging the conferences with a new vision, under the direction of Commissioner Michelle Morgan, sends a clear message that it is a new era for our conference.”
Details regarding the new structure will be announced at a later date.
About the Atlantic Hockey Association
The Atlantic Hockey Association marked its 20th season of competition in 2022-23. The 10-team NCAA Division I conference consists of, American International College (Yellow Jackets), Bentley University (Falcons), Canisius College (Golden Griffins), The College of the Holy Cross (Crusaders), Mercyhurst University (Lakers), Niagara University (Purple Eagles), Rochester Institute of Technology
(Tigers), Sacred Heart University (Pioneers), the United States Air Force Academy (Falcons) and the United States Military Academy
(Black Knights). The AHA will grow to 11 teams with the return of Robert Morris University (Colonials) for the 2023-24 season. For more
information, visit atlantichockeyonline.com.
About College Hockey America
College Hockey America marked its 21st season of competition in 2022-23. The five-team NCAA Division I conference consists of
Lindenwood University (Lions), Mercyhurst University (Lakers), Pennsylvania State University (Nittany Lions), Rochester Institute of
Technology (Tigers) and Syracuse University (Orange). The CHA will grow to six teams with the return of Robert Morris University
(Colonials) for the 2023-24 season. For more information, visit chawomenshockey.co