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SECHC REBRANDS AS COLLEGE HOCKEY SOUTH (CHS)
February 11, 2022 (Atlanta, GA): South Eastern Collegiate Hockey Conference Commissioner Matt Loughran announced today that the intercollegiate ice hockey conference's membership has agreed to rename and rebrand as College Hockey South (CHS), effective immediately.
"The Leadership Group and our membership realized that a rebrand was needed to fully embrace all of our member teams," said Loughran. "This will help to provide a more positive collegiate hockey atmosphere that includes all 16 members throughout our six-state footprint."
The SECHC formally debutred in 2008 with seven member institutions with varsity teams in the NCAA's Southeastern Conference. The new conference name has its roots in the late 1990s, when several southeastern collegiate teams played as members of the then-named CHS.
Since those early days, the conference has experienced enormous grown and now consists of 16 teams: Auburn University, Clemson University, Florida Atlantic University, Florida State University, Georgia Institute of Technology, Kennesaw State University, Lynn University, Middle Tennessee State University, University of Alabama, University of Alabama at Huntsville, University of Florida, University of Georgia, University of Mississippi, University of South Carolina, University of Tennessee, and Vanderbilt University.
The College hockey South Championship Tournament will be held March 4-6, when the top eight teams meet in Huntsville, AL at the recently-renovated Huntsville Ice Sports Center. The top four CHS teams will advance to the Collegiate Hockey Federation (CHF) National Championship, March 18-23 in West Chester, PA. The CHF serves as the national governing body of seven non-varsity intercollegiate hockey leagues, including College Hockey South.
News Release from the College Hockey South
CHS NAMES KYLE KNELL AS NEW COMMISSIONER
College Hockey South brings youthful leadership to hockey conference
May 5, 2022 (Atlanta, GA): The Board of Directors of College Hockey South is proud to announce that former University of Tennessee hockey student-athlete Kyle Knell has been unanimously approved as the new commissioner of the conference. Knell takes over the post after the resignation of Matt Loughran.
“We thank Matt for his hard work on behalf of the CHS and wish him all the best in his future endeavors,” said Knell. “I am very excited to move our conference forward and continue to build the best organization in collegiate hockey.“
Knell is a 2015 graduate of the University of Tennessee, where he earned a bachelor's of science degrees in Journalism and Electronic Media and a second undergraduate degree in Cinema Studies. The all-time top-ten scorer in Vols history, Knell's lifelong passion for hockey began in his hometown of Augusta, Georgia, growing up around the former Augusta Lynx of the ECHL. He most-recently worked for the Knoxville Ice Bears of the SPHL.
College Hockey South is a member conference of the Collegiate Hockey Federation, which brands itself as “the future of non-varsity college hockey.” College Hockey South consists of 19 teams across the southeast: Auburn University, Clemson University, Florida Atlantic University, Florida State University, Georgia Institute of Technology, Kennesaw State University, Lynn University, Middle Tennessee State University, University of Alabama, University of Alabama at Huntsville, University of Central Florida, University of Florida, University of Georgia, University of Miami, University of Mississippi, University of South Carolina, University of South Florida, University of Tennessee, and Vanderbilt University
About College Hockey South
Founded in 2008, College Hockey South is a 19-team intercollegiate hockey conference spanning six southeastern U.S. states and competing in the national Collegiate Hockey Federation. For more information, go to CollegeHockeySouth.com.