SIOUX FALLS – Augustana University’s men’s hockey program has been accepted for membership in the Central Collegiate Hockey Association (CCHA).

CCHA Commissioner Don Lucia said of Augustana’s membership, “The CCHA supports the continued growth of college hockey and are excited to accept Augustana University as our ninth member.  Sioux Falls is a proven hockey community and the commitment Augustana University is making to Division I hockey is impressive. Our members look forward to assisting Augustana University in their transition to college hockey and the CCHA over the next few years.”

Augustana’s program will begin with the 2023-24 season, and for that season and 2024-25, the Vikings will be a transitional member of the conference, with one series (16 games) against the league’s other schools, with a full conference schedule to begin in 2025-26.

Other CCHA members include Bemidji State, Minnesota State-Mankato, St. Thomas, Ferris State, Lake Superior State, Michigan Tech, Northern Michigan and Bowling Green.

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