The American Collegiate Hockey Association (ACHA) was founded in 1991 and is the National Governing Body for Non-NCAA Collegiate Hockey throughout the United States.

Our organization of more than 461 colleges and university-affiliated teams representing 48 states and 2 Canadian provinces provides a structure, regulates operations, and promotes the sport of Hockey nationwide.

With approximately 13,000 players and coaches as well as countless volunteers and game officials, the ACHA has experienced tremendous growth over the past decade and continues to be a viable option for college bound student-athletes to continue playing competitive hockey nationwide.

The primary mission of the ACHA is to support the growth of Collegiate Hockey while emphasizing academic performance, personal development and opportunities for regional, national and international competition.