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Template:Infobox The Eastern Collegiate Roller Hockey Association (ECRHA) is a member organization which operates in the Northeast. It participates in the NCRHA's Division I, II, III, JuCo, & B as an inline hockey-only organization. It was founded in 1997 as the Mid-Atlantic Region of the now defunct Collegiate Roller Hockey League and later joined the NCRHA in 2003.


ChampionshipsEdit

Division IEdit

Division IIEdit

Northern ConferenceEdit

Empire ConferenceEdit

Liberty ConferenceEdit

  • Drexel University
    • 1-time ECRHA B Division champions (2003)
  • Neumann University
    • 2-time NCRHA Division II national champions (2006. 2008)
    • 4-time ECRHA Division II champions (2004, 2006, 2008, 2009)
    • 4-time ECRHA Division II regular season champions (2004, 2005, 2008,2009)
    • 2-time NCRHA Division II champions (2006, 2008)
  • Temple University
  • West Chester University of Pennsylvania
    • 1-time NCRHA Division II national champions (2010)
    • 1-time ECRHA Division II champions (2010)
    • 2-time ECRHA Division II regular season champions (2002, 2009)

Keystone ConferenceEdit

Division IIIEdit

Junior College DivisionEdit

  • Suffolk County Community College
    • 5-time ECRHA Division III champions (2004, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2009)
    • 4-time ECRHA Division B champions (2004, 2005, 2006, 2007)
    • 1-time ECRHA Division I regular season champions (2004)
    • 4-time ECRHA Division III regular season champions (2005, 2006, 2007, 2008)
    • 3-time ECRHA B Division regular season champions (2004, 2006, 2007)
    • 1-time ECRHA Junior College champions (2009)
  • Nassau Community College
    • 1-time ECRHA Division III champions (2008)

MembersEdit

There are currently 35 member schools; there are 9 Division I teams, 16 Division II teams, 9 Division III teams, 1 Junior College Division team, and 13 B Division teams.

Institution Location - City Location - State Nickname Founded Affiliation Enrollment Primary Conference
State University of New York at Albany Albany New York Danes 1844 Public 18,000 America East
University of Massachusetts Amherst Amherst Massachusetts Minutemen 1863 Public 26,360 Atlantic 10
United States Military Academy at West Point West Point New York Black Knights 1802 Federal Military Academy 4,000 Patriot League
State University of New York at Binghamton Vestal New York Bearcats 1946 Public 14,373 America East
Boston University Boston Massachusetts Terriers 1839 Private 30,000 America East
State University of New York at Brockport Brockport New York Golden Eagles 1867 Public 8,742 ECAC
State University of New York at Buffalo Buffalo New York Wings 1846 Public 28,054 MAC
University of Connecticut Storrs Connecticut Huskies 1881 Public 28,000 Big East
Cornell University Ithaca New York Big Red 1865 Private 19,800 Ivy League
State University of New York at Cortland Cortland New York Red Dragons 1868 Public 7,000 ECAC
University of Delaware Newark Delaware Fightin' Blue Hens 1743 Public 19,000 CAA
Drexel University Philadelphia Pennsylvania Dragons 1891 Private 19,882 CAA
Hofstra University Hempstead New York Pride 1935 Private/Non-Sectarian 13,000 CAA
Ithaca College Ithaca New York Bombers 1892 Private 6,448 ECAC
Loyola College in Maryland Baltimore Maryland Greyhounds 1852 Private/Catholic (Jesuit) 6,131 MAAC
University of Maine Orono Maine Black Bears 1862 Public 12,100 America East
Millersville University Millersville Pennsylvania Marauders 1855 Public 8,200 PSAC
Neumann University Aston Pennsylvania Knights 1965 Private/Roman Catholic 3,000 CSAC
Northeastern University Boston Massachusetts Huskies 1898 Private 20,949 CAA
Pennsylvania State University State College Pennsylvania Nittany Lions 1855 Private/State-Related 42,914 Big Ten
University of Pittsburgh Pittsburgh Pennsylvania Panthers 1787 Private/State-Related 27,020 Big East
Ramapo College of New Jersey Mahwah New Jersey Roadrunners 1969 Public 5,700 NJAC
University of Rhode Island Kingston Rhode Island Rams 1892 Public 19,095 Atlantic 10
Rowan University Glassboro New Jersey Profs 1923 Public 10,130 NJAC
Rutgers University New Brunswick New Jersey Scarlet Knights 1766 Public 49,000 Big East
University of Scranton Scranton Pennsylvania Royals 1888 Private/Jesuit 5,000 Landmark
Shippensburg University of Pennsylvania Shippensburg Pennsylvania Raiders 1871 Public 7,500 PSAC
Slippery Rock University of Pennsylvania Slippery Rock Pennsylvania Rock 1889 Public 7,800 PSAC
State University of New York at Stony Brook Stony Brook New York Seawolves 1957 Public 23,997 America East
Suffolk County Community College Selden New York Lighthouses 1959 Public Community College 22,092 NJCAA
Syracuse University Syracuse New York Orange 1870 Private 19,084 Big East
Temple University Philadelphia Pennsylvania Owls 1884 Public 34,218 Atlantic 10
Towson University Towson Maryland Tigers 1866 Public 18,921 CAA
University of Vermont Burlington Vermont Catamounts 1971 Public 11,000 America East
University of Massachusetts Amherst Massachusetts Minutemen 1863 Public 26,360 Atlantic 10
West Chester University of Pennsylvania West Chester Pennsylvania Rams 1871 Public 14,950 PSAC

List of ECRHA Championship GamesEdit

The ECRHA Regional Championship Game has been held in Feasterville, Pennsylvania, at the Sportsplex since 2003. Before that it was held in Lemoyne, Pennsylvania at the Susquehanna Sports Center.

The Regional Championships are held during the first weekend in March at the Sportsplex, with all five divisions playing at the same event. The top eight Division I teams, top twelve Division II teams, top eight Division III teams, top two Junior College teams, and top six B Division teams qualify for the Regional Championships.

Division IEdit

  • 1999 Penn State def. RIT
  • 2000 Penn State def. Pittsburgh 4–1
  • 2001 RIT def. PSU Altoona 6–2
  • 2002 RIT def. Penn State 10–1
  • 2003 RIT def. Delaware 10–2
  • 2004 Towson def. Maryland 7–5
  • 2005 Towson def. RIT 5–2
  • 2006 Towson def. Boston University 11–5
  • 2007 RIT def. Buffalo 4–3
  • 2008 Buffalo def. Towson 6–4
  • 2009 Rhode Island def. Buffalo 3–2 (OT)
  • 2010 Buffalo def. Rhode Island 6-3

Division IIEdit

  • 2001 Binghamton def. West Chester 4–3
  • 2002 Binghamton def. Buffalo 2–1, 4–3
  • 2003 Binghamton def. Neumann 7–2, 4–3
  • 2004 Neumann def. Maine 8–2
  • 2005 Hofstra def. Neumann 8–7 (OT)
  • 2006 Neumann def. Brockport 7–6
  • 2007 Stony Brook def. Neumann 6–5 (OT)
  • 2008 Neumann def. Albany 8–1
  • 2009 Neumann def. West Chester 7-4
  • 2010 West Chester def. Rowan 4-2

Division IIIEdit

  • 2009 Scranton def. Loyola 7-3
  • 2010 Northeastern def. Scranton 10-4

Junior College DivisionEdit

  • 2003 Suffolk County def. Northern Virginia 7–6, 5–4
  • 2004 Suffolk County def. Northern Virginia 11–3, 11–4
  • 2005 Suffolk County def. Northern Virginia 10–2, 9–6
  • 2006 No Division III championship. Suffolk County regular season champions.
  • 2007 Suffolk County def. Nassau County 10–2, 11–7
  • 2008 Nassau County def. Suffolk County 8–9, 6–5, 10–6

B DivisionEdit

  • 2001 Pittsburgh
  • 2002 Delaware def. James Madison 5–3
  • 2003 Drexel def. Buffalo 3–2, 2–1
  • 2004 Suffolk County def. Delaware 10–2
  • 2005 Suffolk County def. Towson 5–4
  • 2006 Suffolk County def. Towson 9–5
  • 2007 Suffolk County def. Towson 5–3
  • 2008 Buffalo def. Penn State 2–1 (OT)
  • 2009 Penn State def. West Chester 10–1
  • 2010 Buffalo def. Penn State 5-4

Organization facilitiesEdit

Arena Location # of Rinks
Bladerunners - Harmarville Harmar Township, Pennsylvania 1
Epic Center Williamsville, New York 1
Hot Shots Sports Arena Mt. Pleasant, Pennsylvania 2
Marple Sports Arena Broomall, Pennsylvania 2
Skate Safe America Old Bethpage, New York 2
Sportime Bethpage, New York 1
Sportsplex Feasterville, Pennsylvania 3
Susquehanna Sports Center Lemoyne, Pennsylvania 1
YMCA Pickelner Arena Williamsport, Pennsylvania 1
Z-Rink Glastonbury, Connecticut 1

HistoryEdit

The ECRHA was founded by Jonathan Huck, Brendan Brennan, Nick Sally, and Ben Picker (who is now general counsel to the NCRHA and ECRHA). The region was first known as the Mid-Atlantic Region (MAR) of the Collegiate Roller Hockey League (CRHL). After the collapse of the CRHL and the creation of the National Collegiate Roller Hockey Association (NCRHA), the MAR was renamed and restructured into the Eastern Collegiate Roller Hockey Association. The region then merged with the New England Collegiate Roller Hockey Association (NECRHA) to increase the size of the ECRHA. The (NECRHA) was founded in 1999 by University of Rhode Island roller hockey team founder Joseph DesMarais. The (NECRHA) in its initial seasons consisted of 8 teams from Maine to Rhode Island consisting of University of Vermont, University of Rhode Island, University of Connecticut, Central Connecticut State, Boston University, Northeastern University and others. Thereafter, in 2006, teams from Virginia, an area previously within the borders of the ECRHA, moved into the Southeastern Collegiate Roller Hockey League.

EventsEdit

The 2003 and 2009 National Championship tournaments were held in Feasterville, PA at the Sportsplex, a facility within the geographical boundaries of the ECRHA. College roller hockey teams came from around the country to be crowned the national champions at the division I, II and Junior College levels. Lindenwood (MO), Cal Poly Pomona(CA), SUNY Binghamton(NY) and St Charles CC(M0) all went home with championships in their respective divisions.

See alsoEdit

External linksEdit

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