UNIVERSITY OF JAMESTOWN TO JOIN MIDWEST COLLEGE HOCKEY IN 2022
OKLAHOMA CITY, OK (November 11, 2021) – Midwest College Hockey (“MCH”) announces that the University of Jamestown (Jamestown, ND) has been admitted as a member of the MCH beginning with the 2022-2023 season.
Jamestown currently has two teams that play in the American Collegiate Hockey Association (“ACHA”), one at the Division 1 level and another at the Division 2 level. Jamestown is currently one of five independent teams in ACHA D1 and has proven to be one of the top teams in ACHA D1 since the Jimmies began playing in the 2016-2017 season.
With the recent announcement that Maryville University would depart the MCH at the conclusion of the 2021-2022 season, the MCH coaches unanimously approved the addition of Jamestown as a MCH member institution. Jamestown will be joining five MCH charter member teams starting with the 2022-2023 season: Illinois State University (Normal, Ill.), McKendree University (Lebanon, Ill.), Midland University (Fremont, Neb.), Northern Illinois University (DeKalb, Ill.), and Waldorf University (Forest City, Iowa).
“This is a great step forward for our hockey program,” said University of Jamestown Athletics Director Sean Johnson. “It’s a great opportunity for our student-athletes to receive recognition and have the opportunity to play for a conference championship.”
“We are grateful to become the newest member of the MCH,” said University of Jamestown head coach Dean Stork. “Being part of Midwest College Hockey is a step forward for our program and really helps us put together a schedule that benefits our student-athletes.”
All MCH teams are expected to play a 20-game regular season conference schedule and the MCH Regular Season Champion will be determined on a points basis.
The MCH Playoff Tournament is held at the conclusion of the MCH regular season in late February/early March. The MCH Playoff Tournament format will see two games on Day 1 (3 vs 6, 4 vs 5), two games on Day 2 (1 vs lowest seeded Day 1 winner, 2 vs highest seeded Day 1 winner) and a Championship game on Day 3.
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