CCHA Releases 2022-23 Conference Schedule
May 5, 2022The Central Collegiate Hockey Association (CCHA) announced its 104-game conference schedule on Thursday. All eight CCHA teams will play a 26-game conference slate with the regular season champion being awarded the prestigious MacNaughton Cup, recognized as the premiere conference trophy in collegiate hockey.
CCHA Playoffs Preview: No. 5 Northern Michigan Vs. No. 4 Lake State
Mar 1, 2022In addition to the obvious competitiveness of a No. 4-No. 5 matchup, the fact that this series is a rematch of last year’s conference championship game makes for appointment viewing this weekend. The fact that these two teams were involved in a three-team race for the last home-ice berth—a pennant race that took until third period of the regular season finale—adds even more drama to a matchup that already has plenty.
CCHA Reason To Watch: Three-Team Foot Race For Home Ice
Feb 24, 2022Home sweet home. If you asked CCHA coaches in October about their playoff aspirations, they all would have told you that Job No. 1 is to secure home ice in the first round. Here we are, five months later, and the three-team battle between Bowling Green, Lake Superior and Northern Michigan for the CCHA’s final home playoff spot is stealing the thunder from the confrontation of the league’s two superpowers.
CCHA Reasons To Watch: The Home Ice Fights
Feb 18, 2022This week in the CCHA: A first round playoff preview, BGSU fights to maintain home ice and college hockey’s silver chalice on hand in Mankato.
CCHA RinkRap: Michigan Tech's Streak Ends
Feb 14, 2022This week on RinkRap: Michigan Tech's streak ends in a big way, the Tommies get thrashed in Alaska and a former Bulldog beats his old team.
CCHA Reason To Watch: Alaska Returns; BGSU, Tech Duke It Out
Feb 10, 2022This weekend in the CCHA: Tech and BGSU vie for a trophy, jostling for position in the Soo, and an old friend plays host to CCHA action.
CCHA RinkRap: Nathan Smith's Patriotic Sendoff
Jan 31, 2022This week on RinkRap: a patriotic sendoff in Mankato, Tech’s Joe Shawhan is forced to adapt to reach the promised land; and a visitor’s trophy-hoist in Marquette.
CCHA Reason To Watch: Michigan Schools Clash; Mavs Play Outdoor
Jan 20, 2022The CCHA regular season has reached the far turn, the stretch run approaches, and all eyes are on the standings as we head into this weekend’s play.
CCHA RinkRap: Florida Rollerblader Becomes Ice Hockey Olympian
Jan 17, 2022This Week on CCHA RinkRap, the long strange trip to the Olympics for MUS’s Nathan Smith; a shutout streak by someone other than Dryden McKay; and joy tinged with sadness for Potulny’s giant-killers.
CCHA Reasons To Watch: Eight Teams, Four Competitive Series
Jan 13, 2022Eight teams, four competitive series. This is what pushes the pulse for fans of the CCHA. There’s a case that can be made for all eight teams to pick up points in the standings, as the race for home ice turns into a sprint. Let’s get started.
CCHA Reasons To Watch: Bemidji, Lake Superior Rematch
Jan 6, 2022The unofficial start to the second half of the CCHA season resumes this weekend with seven teams engaged in four series: the undisputed No. 1 Mavericks look to avoid another upset by Ferris; Grant Potulny’s Wildcats host Colgate in non-conference play, and Bowling Green tries to claw back home-ice in the CCHA postseason picture.
CCHA RinkRap: First-Half Awards
Dec 22, 2021It’s been a tumultuous first semester of college hockey, but perhaps none more turbulent than that endured by the CCHA, especially tough on prognosticators.
CCHA RinkRap: "Expect The Unexpected"
Dec 14, 2021On Sunday, Bowling Green coach Ty Eigner was in the middle of his weekly car wash when he began scratching his head about how unpredictable this season has been. “Every night when you look at College Hockey News, you check the scores and you’re like, “What? That happened? Every single night, it’s crazy.”
CCHA Reasons To Watch: A Battle Of Minnesota Hockey
Dec 9, 2021This weekend, the top two teams in CCHA clash in a battle of Minnesota's titans and Northern Michigan tries to stay hot.
CCHA Reasons To Watch: Two Pairwise Clashes And A Frenchman
Dec 2, 2021This weekend in the CCHA: two Top-10 Pairwise powers clash in Mankato, college hockey royalty pays a visit to Northern Michigan, and a French superstar continues his stellar campaign.