MACHA Cancels 2020-2021 Season due to COVID-19

Posted on: December 8th, 2020 by uwmhockey

 

MACHA Cancels 2020-2021 Season due to COVID-19

 

The Mid-American Collegiate Hockey Association has canceled the remainder of the 2020-2021 season.

 

The MACHA board met virtually on Sunday, December 6th, and voted unanimously to cancel the remainder of the season and allow the conference and its teams to focus on preparation toward the 2021-2022 season.

 

The board had originally suspended conference play prior to the Fall semester with hopes that conditions would allow a reduced Spring semester schedule to follow.

 

“Only a handful of our member teams had stated they would be able to play in the Spring,” stated MACHA President Larry Taylor.  “The decision was not what we wanted to make, but with many known and unknown concerns, it really was the only decision to make.  We look forward to the 2021-22 season.  We’ve added several more ACHA programs to the conference.  This will bring our total amount of teams to over 40.”

 

The Mid-American Collegiate Association is one of the oldest, largest, respected, and most competitive conferences in the American Collegiate Hockey Association.

 

For more information, please contact Board Secretary Michael Hernbrott at mhernbrott@gmail.com.

 

UWM Hockey Apparel Store OPEN!

Posted on: August 18th, 2020 by uwmhockey

 

 

 

 

The UW-Milwaukee hockey apparel store is currently open for 2020-2021.

 

The store will close on Tuesday September 1st

 

Please visit the link to place your order.

 

A percentage goes back to the team to help with funding for this season so we appreciate your contribution!

 

UWM Hockey Apparel Store

 

 

MACHA Suspends Season Until January 2021

Posted on: August 3rd, 2020 by uwmhockey
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MACHA teams voted unanimously to suspend 2020-2021 league games until January 2021.  All teams should attempt to reschedule league games in 2021. If two schools are playing in the fall semester and unable to schedule in the spring semester, they can play league games in the fall semester.

 

If needed, teams can play one 4 point game with standings to be on points percentage versus wins and losses.

 

League playoffs are tentatively scheduled for March 5-8; however, this date may change.

 

Regionals are to be determined.

 

 

 

 

2020-2021 Tryout Information

Posted on: July 10th, 2020 by Paul Wajgel

 

We will be holding team tryouts September 4th at the Ponds of Brookfield (2810 N Calhoun Rd, Brookfield, WI 53005)

 

Sept. 4 at 9:30pm

 

Get signed up here: https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/J25MZSP

 

Please come prepared to run through drills as well as scrimmage.

  • Bring both light and dark jerseys
  • Please bring your own water bottles
  • FULL equipment is mandatory- no half shields. You will not skate with us if you do not have a full cage/ bubble.

 

Info on the tryout set up:

  • You will need to complete registration through USA Hockey for the 2020-2021 season
  • We will email the cut players in the morning after the tryout on the 6th
  • After the 2nd day the coaches and team officers will decide on the final roster
  • Cuts for the last day will be made via email and the selected players will also be notified via email that they have made the team

If you have any questions, contact Coach Wajgel at: pwajgel@gmail.com

 

 

Mike Miller is ACHA First Team All-American

Posted on: March 9th, 2020 by uwmhockey

 

 

The ACHA is proud to announce the 2019-2020 ACHA Men’s Division 3 First and Second Team All American Teams.  These players were selected from the four All Region teams, which were announced last week.  Congratulations to all those selected on their amazing seasons!

 

First Team All American Team

Forward- Cameron Smith, George Mason University

Forward- Mike Miller, University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee

Forward- Aaron Maas, University of Michigan

Defense- Nick Grose, George Mason University

Defense- Cameron McAtee, University of Arkansas

Goalie- Michael Cullen, Dartmouth College

 

Second Team All American Team

Forward- Joe Zelenka, Michigan State University

Forward- Andrew Dunn, Columbia University

Forward- Kyle Horvath, Florida Gulf Coast University

Defense- Adam Goodes, Michigan State University

Defense-Brennan Martin, Central Michigan University

Goalie- Sam Coleman, University of South Florida

 

 

Mike Miller, Zach Gottfreid & Gavin Nickerson – Honored In All Pacific Team

Posted on: March 5th, 2020 by uwmhockey

 

 

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The ACHA is proud to announce the 2019-2020 Men’s Division 3 All Pacific Region Awards.

 

Pacific Player of the Year:  Jordan Hank, University of Nebraska

Pacific Coach of the Year: Larry Taylor, University of Nebraska

 

 

All Pacific Region First Team

Goalie: Jozef Dusenka, University of Arkansas

Defense: Zach Gottfreid, University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee

Defense: Cameron McAtee, University of Arkansas

Forward: Jordan Hank, University of Nebraska

Forward: Mike Miller, University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee

Forward: Chris Stovall, University of Arkansas

 

 

All Pacific Region Second Team

Goalie: Mark Anarumo, Air Force Academy

Defense: Max Stedman, University of Nebraska

Defense: Dylan Odelein, University of Arkansas

Forward: Gavin Nickerson, University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee

Forward: Jake Olson, University of Colorado-Colorado Springs

Forward: Alex Kueser, University of Arkansas

 

 

UWM Finishes Season Ranked #6 – Regional Tournament ahead

Posted on: February 24th, 2020 by uwmhockey

 

TROY, MI (February 20, 2020) – The American Collegiate Hockey Association (ACHA) has today released the Final Ranking of the 2019-20 season for Men’s Division 3, which details the Top 15 eligible teams from each of M3’s North, South, Atlantic and Pacific regions as of February 16, 2020.

From this ranking, ACHA Men’s Division 3 announces the 40 teams that will compete for the chance to be ACHA Men’s Division 3 National Champions held in Frisco, Texas.

 

Division 3 uses the following format for ACHA post-season play:

The top two seeds in each M3 Region will receive an automatic bid to the five day, 16 team National Tournament in Frisco, Texas.

The remaining 32 teams, eight from each region, will participate in one of four Regional tournaments held during in late February/early March.  These Regional tournaments are two day, single elimination events that result in eight additional teams (two from each region) joining the automatic bid teams for the opportunity to compete for the ACHA M3 National Championship in Texas.

 

PACIFIC REGION
Rank Team Rating
1 University of Arkansas 11.506
2 Air Force Academy United States 11.444
3 University of Kansas 10.186
4 University of Nebraska 9.527
5 Milwaukee School of Engineering 8.300
6 Univ. of Wisconsin-Milwaukee 8.239
7 Missouri State University 8.216
8 Colorado School of Mines 7.400
9 University of Missouri 6.850
10 Dordt University 6.278
11 Colorado Mesa University 5.880
12 University of New Mexico 5.582
13 Bradley University 4.670
14 Northern Illinois University 4.317
15 Washington University in STL 4.217

 

Milwaukee Sweeps #4 Northwestern, Climbs ACHA Rankings

Posted on: November 22nd, 2019 by uwmhockey

 

In two hard fought games against Northwestern, Milwaukee was able to come out victorious in both games on the road.

 

In game 1, UWM finished the game out with 4 unanswered goals by Mile Torbica, two from Gavin Nickerson and Adam Vandenbos en route to a 6-3 victory.

Game 2 went to the third period tied 3-3 but Milwaukee was able to dominate the last period by scoring 5 times including two goals from Mike Miller to complete his hat trick for the night.

 

Milwaukee now occupys the #4 ranking the ACHA Pacific division with only Arkansas, Nebraska and Air Force ranked higher.

 

 

Milwaukee heads over to Madison to play the UW Badgers Division 2 team Nov 22 and 23,  they will close out the first semester against Marquette’s Division 3 team on December 6th and 7th

 

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ACHA November Newsletter

Posted on: November 13th, 2019 by uwmhockey

ACHA MEMBERSHIP NEWSLETTER

NOVEMBER 2019

 

 

FROM THE EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR

 

Happy Hockey Season ACHA Members! This is the ACHA’s 29th season and we enter 2019-20 with a membership of over 450 teams! As I humbly enter my second year in this role, I am more excited than ever to work with our staff and membership to continue to enhance our student-athletes experience as well as assessing what is working well and what we can do to improve. I feel that the talent level of the ACHA is as good as it’s ever been. We are seeing growth at the youth and amateur levels which is developing more and more better players than a decade ago. Since NCAA Division I hockey has been pretty stagnant over that time period with the exception of Penn State and Arizona State (hopefully Illinois soon!), the ACHA has been benefiting from the abundance of talent coming out of 18U, Prep/High School and Junior hockey levels.     This was evident last spring with the skill level of all 5 ACHA Divisions on the ice at our National Tournament. I also believe our talent level is as good as ever because our coaches are so committed to their teams and player development. Combine all of this with our growth in traditional and non- traditional hockey markets, and it’s no wonder why the ACHA has become such a great option for prospects to consider! I look forward to sharing some behind the scenes news, updates and reminders in these newsletters throughout the season. I appreciate your time and more importantly, all of your efforts and commitment to your players and the ACHA. See you in the rinks! ~ Craig Barnett

 

 

 

M2 SELECT TEAM FINISHES STUDENT HOCKEY CHALLENGE STRONG

 

 

 

The M2 Select Team traveled to Barnaul, Russia in October to represent the USA in the Student Hockey Challenge. The 22-member squad selected by an appointed Coaching staff consisting of Head Coach Fred Carpenito (Northeastern University), and Assistant Coaches Sean Levin (Rider University) and Tyler Kangas (University of Cincinnati) represented 14 ACHA member schools.All 3 games were close affairs as the team finished with 1-2 record including a 3-2 loss in regulation vs. host team Dynamo-Altai (sell -out crowd of 6,000 plus. In their second game, ACHA lost 4-3 in overtime vs. UK Praha and in the final game, ACHA beat PGAFKSIT in a shootout following a 4-4 tie at end of regulation

 

 

 

HOCKEY OPERATION UPDATES

 

REGISTRATION – As of late October, Hockey Operations has processed over 420 teams through the new Registration portal. Mo Stroemel (Director of Hockey Operations) has sent out several e-mails regarding the process which is also included in the User Guide on the ACHA website –

COACHES ITEMS – As a follow up for those teams that have submitted their rosters through the USAH/ACHA portal and it has not been uploaded, the most likely reason is that you do not have an approved coach list ed on the roster. Part of the process for the ACHA to be 100% compliant with the new Safe Sport Law, Coaches are n o longer put through the system until their Background screenings, Safe Sport Training and CEP Levels have been verified on the front end of the portal. (Coaches that do not have a CEP level have been granted a one-time only Level 1 by USAH). If your roster has a t least one certified coach listed, your roster should be uploaded to Pointstreak without any problems. www.achahockey.

GAME REPORTING REMINDER – Please do NOT enter any scoresheets if both teams’ rosters have not been properly uploaded into Pointstreak. If a team is showing a roster without a coach, it has NOT been properly uploaded. If you score a game that has a team that was not properly uploaded, the game will be deleted, and you will have to re-do it from entering the game in the schedule once the team’s roster is uploaded. Thank you for your cooperation.

TEAM ROSTER SUBMISSIONS – Deadline for submissions with an approved coach is OCTOBER 31. QUESTIONS??? – Please direct all questions to your respective Divisional Commissioners (contact info on ACHA website).

 

 

2020 NATIONAL TOURNAMENT

Preparation is well under way for the 2020 National Tournament returning to the Dallas area on March 19-29, 2020. Meetings with our hosts’ Dallas Stars and City of Frisco are on- going with a site visit scheduled in November. We are working with other prospective partners including a couple of Dallas area universities and their Sports Management programs to develop internship opportunities. We are also working with USA Hockey as their 2020 National High School Championships are taken place in the Dallas area late March. It is our goal to host ACHA educational seminars in Frisco for those prospective student-athletes and families to attend while taken in some of our playoff action during their championship event.

 

 

2020 M2 & M3 REGIONAL TOURNAMENT INFORMATION

M2 REGIONALS:

West: Feb. 27 – 29, Boise, ID

Central: Feb. 28 – March 1, Allendale, MI

North East: Feb. 28 – March 1, Keene, NH

South East: Feb. 28 – March 1, Lawrenceville, NJ

 

M3 REGIONALS:

North: March 6 – 7, Grand Rapids, MI

Pacific: March 6 – 7, Milwaukee, WI

South: March 7 – 8, Wesley Chapel, FL

Atlantic: March 7 – 8, TBD

 

 

 

 

 

MARKETING THE ACHA TO PROSPECTIVE STUDENT-ATHLETES

 

 

 

 

Presenting to prospective student-athletes and their families on the Ladder of Development and the many paths to college hockey is always a welcomed opportunity for the ACHA. As the ACHA membership continues to grow in both traditional and non-traditional college hockey markets, there are a lot of opportunities to educate future college players on the benefits of the ACHA and the “Who, What and Where” we are.Over the past two months, ACHA Executive Director Craig Barnett presented to all 26 NAHL junior teams at their September showcase, High School players from all over Illinois at the AHAI College fair, and over 87 14U, 15U, 16U and 18U Tier I and II teams at the NAPHL showcase event in Blaine, MN

 

 

To Read the Full newsletter click below!

November 2019 ACHA FULL Newsletter

 

 

 

 

First Rankings Revealed

Posted on: November 12th, 2019 by uwmhockey

 

The first rankings for the 2019-2020 ACHA Division 3 season have been released.

 

 

UWM currently comes in with a 10-4-0-1 record and sit at #8 in the Pacific Region. UWM will look to climb the rankings as the season continues as they take on #4 Northwestern November 15th and 16th at the Robert Crown Center in Illinois.

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