UWM Moving to ACHA Division II for 2022-2023 Season
UNIVERSITY OF WISCONSIN MILWAUKEE APPROVED FOR AMERICAN COLLEGIATE HOCKEY ASSOCIATION MEN’S DIVISION II FOR 2022-2023 SEASON – WILL COMPETE IN NCHL CONFERENCE
MILWAUKEE, Wisconsin. – (December 9, 2021) The University of Wisconsin Milwaukee is proud to announce the move to ACHA Division II for the upcoming 2022-2023 season. Milwaukee will also change conferences and join the Northern Collegiate Hockey League (NCHL). After previously spending the last eight seasons competing in the Mid-America Collegiate Hockey Association (MACHA) in Division III
Over the past three seasons from 2017-2020 the UW-Milwaukee team has amassed a record of 56-28-1-6. During that stretch they have finished 1st place in the MACHA Silver regular season standings each season. They also qualified for the ACHA Division III National Tournament in Dallas, Texas in the 2018-2019 season finishing 1-2 in tournament pool play.
“We are thrilled to be moving up a division and raising our competition level.” says coach Paul Wajgel who has been their head coach since the 2018-2019 season. “We want to thank all of our previous coaches,managers and players who have helped us get this far and we look forward to the work ahead.”
Division II is currently comprised of 186 teams split into 4 regions. Milwaukee will compete in the Central Region with teams such as UW-Madison, Marquette, Marian, Michigan State & University of Minnesota.
Congratulations to UW-Milwaukee on successful acceptance into the NCHL conference and moving up to Division II.