Community College of Allegheny County (CCAC)

Community College of Allegheny County

03/06/2014 -- CCAC Intercollegiate Ice Hockey Team in quest to secure national championship

PRESS RELEASE
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PITTSBURGH—The Community College of Allegheny County North Campus Intercollegiate Ice Hockey Team will travel to Ohio to compete in the Collegiate Ice Hockey Association’s Founders Cup National Championship Tournament March 13–15 in Newark. CCAC secured its place in the tournament after receiving one of two at-large bids given to teams with strong performances throughout the season. CCAC North’s win-loss record during regular season play was 9–5.

According to CCAC North Campus Athletic Director Chuck Bell, the tournament represents an opportunity for the team to showcase its collective skills, honed through a season of playing many nationally ranked teams. “CCAC is in a great position to advance in this championship as the team has faced many tough opponents this season. The players are looking forward to the challenges ahead.”

Currently in its second year, the CIHA represents 38 teams from smaller colleges throughout the United States. The structure of the championship will be similar to ice hockey games held during the recent Winter Olympics where teams compete in a double elimination format. CCAC North’s first opponent will be #1 seed Western Washington University. The two teams play on Thursday, March 13.

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About the Community College of Allegheny County (CCAC)
CCAC annually educates 33,000 credit students through 155 degree, certificate and transfer programs and offers noncredit and workforce development courses to nearly 30,000 students. The learning-centered institution’s mission is to provide affordable access to quality education and offer a dynamic, diverse and supportive learning environment that prepares the region’s residents for academic, professional and personal success in our changing global society. CCAC’s quality programs enable students to transfer credits to 520 colleges and universities and support regional workforce needs with accessible instruction available day, evening, weekend and online in Allegheny County and beyond.