AAU team joins Empire Collegiate Hockey Conference

The University of Delaware Blue Hens CHF ice hockey team is proud to announce several significant developments for the upcoming 2023-24 season. The team, coming off an impressive victory in the Delaware Valley Collegiate Hockey Conference (DVCHC) championship last year, is now poised to take on new challenges and showcase their skills in two esteemed hockey conferences.

Joining the Empire Collegiate Hockey Conference (Empire)

In a strategic move, the Blue Hens have joined the prestigious Empire Collegiate Hockey Conference (Empire) for the 2023-24 season. The team will compete in the Purple Division in the Empire. This exciting opportunity will provide the team with a higher level of competition and exposure, as they face off against top-tier teams from renowned institutions. The Blue Hens are eager to test their mettle and demonstrate their hockey prowess on this bigger stage.

Continuing in the Delaware Valley Collegiate Hockey Conference (DVCHC)

While embarking on this new venture in the Empire, the Blue Hens will also maintain their presence in the Delaware Valley Collegiate Hockey Conference (DVCHC). This decision reflects the team’s commitment to both their local roots and their ambition to compete on a regional scale. The DVCHC has been a critical platform for the Blue Hens’ success, and they will continue to foster their strong relationships within the conference.

DVCHC Champions

Last season, the University of Delaware Blue Hens soared to victory in the DVCHC championship, showcasing their exceptional skills, teamwork, and determination. The team’s triumph in the conference tournament was a testament to their dedication and the coaching staff’s guidance. With their sights set on future triumphs, the Blue Hens are motivated to defend their title and continue their winning tradition in the upcoming season.

CHF is now AAU

The College Hockey Federation (CHF) is undergoing an exciting transformation, as it is being rebranded as AAU Hockey. As an active member of the CHF, the University of Delaware Blue Hens ice hockey team is thrilled to be a part of this evolution. The rebranding aligns with the team’s commitment to fostering the growth and development of collegiate hockey at the national level. This shift further solidifies the Blue Hens’ involvement in a dynamic and forward-thinking hockey community.

AAU College Hockey Logo

The University of Delaware Blue Hens ice hockey team eagerly anticipates the start of the 2023-24 season, where they will compete against fierce opponents in both the Empire Collegiate Hockey Conference and the Delaware Valley Collegiate Hockey Conference. Their commitment to excellence, coupled with their participation in the rebranded AAU Hockey, sets the stage for an unforgettable journey on the ice.

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