ABOUT THE EMPIRE

As the Empire Collegiate Hockey Conference approaches its 10 year anniversary, what its members have accomplished and what it has provided the larger regional hockey community is nothing short of spectacular. Established in May of 2009, The University of Albany, Farmingdale State College, Union College, Skidmore College, Southern Connecticut State, and Fairfield University set out to establish an organization committed to providing the most comprehensive hockey experience for the elite non-varsity D3 collegiate hockey programs in the Atlantic Region. The ECHC provides the framework and structure to support the highest level of growth of its member's hockey programs, through league, team, player and coach's development. Standards of play and the opportunity to compete both regionally and nationally within the Collegiate Hockey Federation is considered paramount. The ECHC is built upon the core tenants of the NCAA, AAU and CHF, which emphasizes academic performance, institutional sanction, and eligibility criteria, to ensure the highest quality of hockey and curricular integrity.

 

This extremely competitive hockey conference is highly selective about its members and their commitment to maintaining the highest standards of competition.  All ECHC teams are required to be members in good standing within the CHF and make continuous strives to improve their hockey programs as well as our Conference, and the regional hockey community at large. Since 2009, ECHC teams have represented the Atlantic Region in every National Tournament; had 11 players named to the ACHA National Select Team; 3 ACHA All Americans; 1 National Player of the Year; 1 National Coach of the Year; hosted the 2012 National Championship Tournament; and annually hosts one of the largest  and most prestigious College Showcase in all of non-varsity hockey, “The Empire Classic”.

The ECHC continues to expand the opportunities for its member organizations as it continues to add member programs and make strategic partnerships within the hockey world.

CURRENT MEMBER PROGRAMS: FAIRFIELD UNIVERSITY, FARMINGDALE STATE COLLEGE, FORDHAM UNIVERSITY*, HOFSTRA UNIVERSITY*, QUINNIPIAC UNIVERSITY, RAMAPO COLLEGE*, SOUTHERN CONNECTICUT STATE UNIVERSITY, STONY BROOK UNIVERSITY.

* NEW PROGRAMS FOR 2019-2020

FORMER MEMBERS: UNIVERSITY AT ALBANY, SUNY MARITIME COLLEGE, SKIDMORE COLLEGE, UNION COLLEGE

EMPEROR'S CUP CHAMPIONS

2010

2017

2011

2018

2012

2013

2014

2015

2016

2019

EMPIRE HONORS

EMPIRE MOST VALUABLE PLAYERS

JOE MAZZIE - FARMINGDALE STATE - 2010

JOE INNAMARATO - SO. CONNECTICUT - 2011

STEVE ROSENKRANTZ - SO. CONNECTICUT - 2012

VINCENT MONFREDO - SUNY MARITIME - 2013

MICHAEL LEPRINE - FARMINGDALE STATE - 2014

BRENDAN O'MALLEY - FAIRFIELD UNIVERSITY - 2015

SCOTT KOHLHEPP - FAIRFIELD UNIVERSITY - 2016

MATT O'SHAUGHNESSY - FARMINGDALE STATE - 2017

PJ DIMARTINO - FARMINGDALE STATE - 2018

MATT O'SHAUGHNESSY - FARMINGDALE STATE - 2019

NATIONAL SELECT MEMBERS

JOE MAZZIE - FARMINGDALE STATE - 2010

JOE KUBLBOCK - FARMINGDALE STATE - 2010

DAN WALL - U ALBANY - 2010

STEVE BUCCELLATO - U ALBANY 2010

STEVE ROSENKRANTZ - SO. CONNECTICUT - 2012

MICHAEL LEPRINE - FARMINGDALE STATE - 2012

VINCENT MONFREDO - SUNY MARITIME - 2014

ALBERT MARKOPOULOS - FARMINGDALE STATE - 2016

PJ DIMARTINO - FARMINGDALE STATE - 2018

ALBERT MARKOPOULOS - FARMINGDALE STATE - 2018

JOE MAZZIE (COACH) - FARMINGDALE STATE - 2018

NATIONAL HONORS

JOE MAZZIE - FARMINGDALE STATE - 2010

ACHA NATIONAL PLAYER OF THE YEAR

ACHA ALL AMERICAN

STEVE ROSENKRANTZ - SO. CONNECTICUT - 2012

ACHA ALL AMERICAN

MATTHEW VISKOVICH - FAIRFIELD UNIVERSITY - 2013

ACHA ALL AMERICAN

MICHAEL LEPRINE - FARMINGDALE STATE - 2014

ACHA ALL AMERICAN

PJ DIMARTINO - FARMINGDALE STATE - 2018

ACHA ALL AMERICAN

JOE MAZZIE - FARMINGDALE STATE - 2018

ACHA NATIONAL COACH OF THE YEAR

MATT O'SHAUGHNESSY - FARMINGDALE STATE - 2019

ACHA ALL AMERICAN

NATIONAL FINALIST - U ALBANY - 2007

NATIONAL SEMI-FINALIST - FARMINGDALE STATE - 2009

NATIONAL  SEMI-FINALIST - QUINNIPIAC U - 2018

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