College Hockey Mid-America
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|Sports fielded||Men's ice hockey|
|Region||Western Pennsylvania, Ohio, West Virginia|
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College Hockey Mid-America (CHMA) is an American Collegiate Hockey Association Division I ice hockey conference with teams in Ohio, Western Pennsylvania, and West Virginia. The league was formed in 2006 after members of the now defunct University Hockey League organized the league and moved from the ACHA's Division II to Division I.
The conference formed in 2006 after members of the now defunct University Hockey League organized the league and moved from the ACHA's Division II to Division I. With eight members, each CHMA team plays every other team in a home and away series, producing a regular season of 14 games. The regular season champion receives an automatic bid to the ACHA Division I National Tournament. Additionally, each year, the league holds single-elimination playoff tournament. In 2010, season champion Slippery Rock declined their bid to the national tournament. In 2012, the conference experienced expansion when Mercyhurst and Robert Morris joined.
Of the eight member schools, four compete at the Division I level of NCAA, three at Division II (all within the Pennsylvania State Athletic Conference), and one at Division III.
|School||Location||Nickname||Primary conference||Website||Team Colors|
|Duquesne University||Pittsburgh, PA||Dukes||Atlantic 10 (DI)|||
|Indiana University of Pennsylvania||Indiana, PA||Crimson Hawks||PSAC (DII)|||
|John Carroll University||University Heights, OH||Blue Streaks||Ohio Athletic Conference (DIII)|||
|Mercyhurst University||Erie, PA||Lakers||PSAC (D-II)|||
|University of Pittsburgh||Pittsburgh, PA||Panthers||Atlantic Coast Conference (DI)|||
|Robert Morris University||Moon Township, PA||Colonials||Northeast Conference (D-I)|||
|Slippery Rock University||Slippery Rock, PA||Pride||PSAC (DII)|||
|West Virginia University||Morgantown, WV||Mountaineers||Big 12 Conference (DI)|||
- Mercyhurst and Robert Morris joined in 2012.
|Duquesne||Airport Ice Arena||Moon Township, Pennsylvania|
|IUP||S&T Bank Arena||Indiana, Pennsylvania||1,000|
|John Carroll||Gilmore Academy Ice Arena||Gates Mills, Ohio||800|
|Mercyhurst||Mercyhurst Ice Center||Erie, Pennsylvania||1,500|
|Pittsburgh||Alpha Ice Complex||Harmarville, Pennsylvania||1,200|
|Robert Morris||84 Lumber Arena||Neville Township, Pennsylvania||1,200|
|Slippery Rock||UPMC Lemieux Sports Complex||Cranberry Township, Pennsylvania||1,000|
|West Virginia||Morgantown Municipal Ice Arena||Morgantown, West Virginia||500|
- Washington & Jefferson College moved to ACHA Division III
- Youngstown State University moved to ACHA Division II
|Season||Regular season||Tournament||Tournament site|
|2006-2007||Washington & Jefferson||Duquesne||BladeRunners, Harmarville, Pennsylvania|
|2007-2008||West Virginia||Washington & Jefferson||Ice Zone, Boardman, Ohio|
|2008-2009||Duquesne||Duquesne||Ice Castle Arena, Castle Shannon, Pennsylvania|
|2009-2010||Slippery Rock||West Virginia||S&T Bank Arena, Indiana, Pennsylvania|
|2010-2011||Slippery Rock||Slippery Rock||WesBanco Arena, Wheeling, West Virginia|
|2011-2012||West Virginia||West Virginia||BladeRunners, Harmarville, Pennsylvania|
|2012-2013||John Carroll||Mercyhurst||S&T Bank Arena, Indiana, Pennsylvania|
|2013-2014||West Virginia||West Virginia||Gilmour Academy, Gates Mills, Ohio|
|2014-2015||Robert Morris||Robert Morris||BladeRunners, Harmarville, Pennsylvania|
|2015-2016||TBD||TBD||Gilmour Academy, Gates Mills, Ohio|
National Tournament results
Since the 2007–08 season, the conference's regular season champion receives an automatic bid to the Division I national tournament. In the conference's first season in 2006–07, West Virginia earned a spot in the tournament based on their national ranking, winning neither the regular season nor the conference tournament. Washington & Jefferson College also earned a berth to the 2006-07 ACHA Division I National Tournament having won the CHMA regular season title and ranking 14th overall. In the 2014-2015 season, the conference saw two teams represented for the second time in nine seasons.
- 2015: #18 Robert Morris defeated in first round by #15 Niagara / #20 John Carroll (HOST) defeated in first round by #13 Illinois.
- 2014: #20 West Virginia defeated in first round by #13 Navy.
- 2013: #20 John Carroll defeated in first round by #13 Liberty.
- 2012: #17 West Virginia defeated #16 Rutgers in first round; was defeated in second round by #1 Penn State.
- 2011: #16 Slippery Rock defeated in first round by #1 Lindenwood; won 15th-place consolation game against #15 Rutgers.
- 2010: Slippery Rock declined invitation, was not replaced by another conference team.
- 2009: #15 Duquesne defeated in first round by #2 Penn State.
- 2008: #14 West Virginia defeated in first round by #3 Penn State.
- 2007: #13 West Virginia defeated in first round by #4 Rhode Island; won 13th-place consolation game against #9 Kent State / #14 Washington & Jefferson defeated in first round by #3 Illinois; lost 15th place consolation game against #16 Robert Morris (PA).
- "Robert Morris to Join CHMA in 2012". Robert Morris Colonials. December 18, 2011. Retrieved May 15, 2012.<templatestyles src="Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css"></templatestyles>
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