History of the Club Ice Hockey Team

Posted by Greg Hyde on June 28, 2012

The Princeton Men's Club Ice Hockey Team is a member of the Colonial States College Hockey Conference (CSCHC) a league in Division II of the American Collegiate Hockey Association (ACHA).Our league games are played against other schools in NJ, PA, and NY. Most of the teams we play are the varsity teams for their schools. Additionally, we schedule a few non league games against schools like Yale, Georgetown, and Rider.

The team was founded in 1994 by Dave Landes following the elimination of the Junior Varsity team in the early 1990s. Originally, Princeton Club Hockey was a member of the Delaware Valley College Hockey Conference, where it won league championships in 1996 & 1997, until leaving the DVCHC after the 1999-2000 school year.

After leaving the DVCHC, the Princeton Club Ice Hockey Team joined the Mid-Atlantic Collegiate Hockey Association (MACHA). The team posted strong results for the better part of a decade in the MACHA under the dedicated leadership of Head Coach Steve Macy, including a league championship in 2005. Following the 2009-2010 season, we joined the Greater Northeast Collegiate Hockey Conference (GNCHC), which features schools such Penn, Rutgers, Seton Hall, Bucknell, and TCNJ. Following the 2013-2014 season, we moved from the GNCHC to the Colonial States College Hockey Conference (CSCHC), along with Millersville University, The College of New Jersey, New Jersey Institute of Technology, University of Pennsylvania, Seton Hall University, and West Chester University.