ACHA 2023 NATIONAL CHAMPIONSHIPS TO BE HELD AT NEW ENGLAND SPORTS CENTER
The American Collegiate Hockey Association (ACHA), the governing body for non‐NCAA men’s and women’s hockey in the United States, announced today that the 2023 ACHA National Championships will be held at the New England Sports Center (NESC) in Marlborough, Mass. from March 16‐21, 2023
The NESC is owned by Larue Renfroe, current owner of the AHL Providence Bruins and founder of ATC Corporation. The NESC was built in 1994 and has been expanded on three occasions over the last 15 years (2004, 2010 & 2017). The two‐story venue features eight‐rink ice‐skating surfaces located on 22.3 acres. The 220,000‐square‐foot building has over 65 locker rooms, a hockey pro shop, ice skate sharpening, ice skate rentals, function rooms, a full‐service restaurant, and a snack bar. In addition to the eight full‐size rinks, the NESC has two miniature ice surfaces, rinks 9 and 10. Among many other user groups, the facility plays host to the Minuteman Flames, Central Mass. Outlaws and Junior Bruins hockey teams. The NESC is famous for having more ice skating surfaces than any other arena in the New England area.
“The ACHA established our current championship model ‐ having all five Divisions host their Championships in one location ‐ but we have never been able to have all our teams, games and fans be in the same building at the same time. The NESC will provide this opportunity. I am eager for our teams and fans to experience this type of exciting atmosphere in a championship setting,” remarked Craig Barnett, Executive Director.
Originally selected to host the 2021 ACHA National Championships until the COVID‐19 pandemic altered those plans, the cooperation and flexibility of the NESC made it possible for the ACHA to bring the 2023 ACHA National Championships to New England. Exposing the ACHA’s brand of play with 109 games over a six‐day period to the hockey‐rich Greater Boston area will be a benefit for the ACHA, its student‐athletes, the surrounding community, and fans alike.
2023 National Tournament Dates
ACHA National Tournament @ Boston / Marlboro, MA – March 16-21, 2023
Men’s Division 1: March 16-21, 2023
Men’s Division 2: March 17-21, 2023
Men’s Division 3: March 16-21, 2023
Women’s Division 1: March 16-20, 2023
Women’s Division 2: March 16-20, 2023
As more information becomes finalized and available, it will be posted here.