Four teams approved for acha m1 for 2022-2023 season



All Four Schools Elevating from Men’s Division II

UNION LAKE, Mich. – (November 22, 2021) – The American Collegiate Hockey Association (ACHA), announced today that four teams have been approved for Men’s Division 1 for the 2022-2023 season, including The College of New Jersey (Ewing, NJ), University of Oregon (Eugene, OR), Purdue University Northwest (Hammond, IN), and San Diego State University (San Diego, CA).

All four institutions currently field teams at the Men’s Division II level. Purdue University Northwest will join the Great Lakes Collegiate Hockey League (GLCHL) and The College of New Jersey will join the Northeast Collegiate Hockey League (NECHL), while both University of Oregon and San Diego State University are slated to play as Independents.

“We’re thrilled to accept these four institutions into Men’s Division I to start next season,” said Craig Barnett, ACHA Executive Director. “We’re really excited to bring in two programs in Purdue University Northwest and The College of New Jersey to solidify our Men’s Division I footprint in the Northeast and Midwest. We’re also continuing our mission to grow the game of hockey across America, but especially in the West, by admitting two great schools in San Diego State University and University of Oregon to the ranks of Men’s Division I.”

With the addition of The College of New Jersey, University of Oregon, Purdue University Northwest, and San Diego State University, there will be a total of 72 teams playing ACHA Men’s Division I in 24 states during the 2022-2023 season.

Original: FOUR TEAMS APPROVED FOR ACHA M1 FOR 2022-2023 SEASON | American Collegiate Hockey Association (ACHA)

As of ranking #2 -

*The College of New Jersey, #26 in southeast M2(4-5-0) (6.356)
*Purdue University-Northwest, #32 in central M2(1-6-1) (4.260)
*University of Oregon, #7 in west M2(8-0-0) (9.20)
*San Diego State University, #8 in west M2(8-2-0) (8.84)

41 teams in the southeast, 44 teams in the central and west.

Division 1 needs to get down to about 16-20 teams and have 8 team championship. D1 is turning into tier 1 u18

Nah that’s not the answer. It’s not how college sports work, doesn’t matter the level or sport, there’s a lot of teams and a large talent gap. Look at football, look at basketball, look at NCAA Hockey.

I just saw that the University of Mary (ND) has been approved to make the jump to M1 starting in 2023.