The seven member schools who indicated their intent to leave the WCHA, jointly announced today that the Central Collegiate Hockey Association will be resurrected as the name for the programs’ new league.
Dr. Morris Kurtz, who has consulted the seven schools on their exit from the seven schools talked about the decision to revive the CCHA name:
“After extensive discussion and significant due diligence, it made sense to everyone involved to move in this direction. The name conveys the current geographic alignment of our members and the CCHA brand has a tremendous amount of equity and goodwill associated with it. What’s old is new again and we look forward to refreshing the brand and identity to fully capture the energy and passion of the institutions it represents.”
BGSU retained all properties associated with the CCHA after it was dissolved following the 2012-2013 season. Bowling Green was a founding member of the CCHA when it was launched for the 1971-1972 season, and remained the only program to be a member from it’s founding to closure.
No information about additional members to join the seven programs in the CCHA have been announced at this time.