Western Collegiate Hockey Association women's champions

The women's division of the Western Collegiate Hockey Association is a college athletic conference which operates in the Midwestern United States. It participates in the NCAA's Division I. Each team plays 28 league games, each team playing four games against every other, two home games and two road games.

The women's WCHA tournament seeds all 8 teams, and conducts a standard 8-team tournament at a single site over 4 days. The winner receives the league's automatic bid to the NCAA Tournament. WCHA teams won the first 13 NCAA Tournament championships from its inception in 2001.[1]


By season

SeasonRegular season champion[2]Tournament champion[2]NCAA national champion[1]Notes
1999–2000 Minnesota–DuluthMinnesota–Duluth[lower-alpha 1]Bemidji State, Minnesota, Minnesota–Duluth, Minnesota State, Ohio State, St. Cloud State and Wisconsin begin conference play
2000–01 MinnesotaMinnesota–DuluthMinnesota–DuluthNCAA begins awarding a national championship for women's ice hockey
2001–02 MinnesotaMinnesotaMinnesota–Duluth
2002–03 Minnesota–DuluthMinnesota–DuluthMinnesota–Duluth
2003–04 MinnesotaMinnesotaMinnesota
2004–05 MinnesotaMinnesotaMinnesotaNorth Dakota begins conference play
2005–06 WisconsinWisconsinWisconsin
2006–07 WisconsinWisconsinWisconsin
2007–08 Minnesota–DuluthMinnesota–DuluthMinnesota–Duluth
2008–09 MinnesotaWisconsinWisconsin
2009–10 Minnesota &
Minnesota–Duluth[lower-alpha 2]
Minnesota–DuluthMinnesota–DuluthMinnesota and Minnesota–Duluth were named regular season conference co-champions after finishing tied for first. Minnesota–Duluth got the top seed for the conference tournament.
2010–11 WisconsinWisconsinWisconsin
2011–12 WisconsinMinnesotaMinnesota
2012–13 MinnesotaMinnesotaMinnesotaUndefeated season for Minnesota
2013–14 MinnesotaMinnesota
2014–15 MinnesotaWisconsinMinnesota
2015–16 WisconsinWisconsinMinnesota
2016–17 WisconsinWisconsinLast season for North Dakota
2017–18 WisconsinMinnesota
2018–19 MinnesotaWisconsinWisconsin

By school

SchoolRegular season
NCAA national
regular season
NCAA national
Bemidji State 000
Minnesota 1076201920182016
Minnesota–Duluth 4552010[lower-alpha 2]20102010
Minnesota State 000
North Dakota 000
Ohio State 000
St. Cloud State 000
Wisconsin 785201820192019


  1. Prior to the NCAA establishing a women's ice hockey championship in the 2000–01 season, the American Women's College Hockey Alliance held a national championship from the 1997–98 season to the 1999–2000 season. Minnesota won the AWCHA championship in 2000.
  2. Minnesota and Minnesota–Duluth were named regular season co-champions in 2010

Location of women's WCHA tournaments


  1. "NC Women's Ice Hockey Championship History". National Collegiate Athletic Association. Archived from the original on May 14, 2013. Retrieved May 14, 2013.
  2. "WCHA History and Championships". Western Collegiate Hockey Association. Archived from the original on May 14, 2013. Retrieved May 14, 2013.
  3. Marttila, Arlan. "Minnesota takes third straight WCHA tourney title with 3-1 win over North Dakota". USCHO.com. Retrieved March 23, 2014.
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