College Hockey & Scholarship Opportunities

Play your Sport in College!                                                               
 
* What are my chances of playing college sports? ***** What schools can I get into?
* Where can I find college athletic scholarships? ****** What's all this going to cost?


168 Schools sponsored varsity Hockey teams during 2017:
            Percentage of    Scholarship Average Athletic
  # of  # of teams Total Athletes  College Players Average Roster  limit per team  Scholarship *
Division   Schools Men's Women's    Men       Women  Men Women Men's Women's    Men       Women     Men       Women 
NCAA  I  61 60 35 1,651 863 34% 35% 28 25 18 18 15,704 15,356
NCAA  II  8 7 5 203 116 4% 5% 29 24 13.5 18 5,238 6,777
NCAA  III 83 81 62 2,473 1,411 51% 57% 30 23 - - - -
NAIA 9 9 5 321 75 7% 3% 36 15 - - 5,862 6,879
NJCAA 7 7 1 155 13 3% 1% 22 13 16 - 521 818
Totals  168 164 108 4,803 2,478 100% 100% 29 23     5,914 5,871

Hockey is an equivalency sport for NCAA scholarship purposes, so partial scholarships can  be awarded (up to 30 per team in NCAA Division I) and meet the limit per school.  For example, an NCAA Division I school can award 27 players each a 2/3  scholarship and still meet the  limit of 18 per school.  Hockey teams at most NCAA II member schools compete at the NCAA I level.  Hockey is not an official NAIA sport,  NAIA member institutions with varsity hockey programs compete in the American Collegiate Hockey Association (ACHA) which includes both varsity and club programs.

 *
Average Athletic Scholarship is the average award per athlete for ALL varsity sports sponsored by the specific school. Some athletes receive full awards, some receive partial and many receive none. Additionally some sports within a school may be fully funded, some partially and some sports provide no athletic scholarships. Private schools generally have higher tuition than public schools and the average award will reflect this.

 

Odds of a US High School Hockey Player competing in College *
          Men17 Women17
Number of US High School Hockey Players 2016-17        35,210       9,599
Number of College Hockey Players (see table above)          4,803       2,478
% of foreign students competing in NCAA I Hockey * 32.0% 41.3%
% of US High School Hockey Players competing at any College Level 10.8% 18.9%
% of US High School Hockey Players Competing at NCAA I Schools 3.2% 5.3% 2017
 
* See our page on the Odds of a High School Athlete competing in College for more information

 

Athletic Scholarship Averages for NCAA I Hockey teams2016 NCAA Golf
Men's NCAA I Hockey Teams Average Low  High
Scholarships awarded per team 22 16 25
Average Scholarship per team  $     31,756  $       19,934  $        35,986
Women's NCAA I Hockey Teams Average Low  High
Scholarships awarded per team 20 20 20
Average Scholarship per team  $    41,693  $        41,208  $       42,179

These are the results of our survey of NCAA I schools that sponsored varsity hockey teams during their 2016 fiscal years. 
Number of scholarships awarded is per team, so for 4 year schools typically only 1/4 or so will be available for the incoming  athletes. Data includes responding schools only, programs that do not award athletic scholarships are not included in results.

 

Do you have the skills to play Hockey in College?
What level of player are coaches looking for and who are you competing with for a roster spot? A good way to get an idea is to look at the high-school bios of Hockey players currently on the roster of schools that interest you. Our tables below have links to all US College varsity  team sites ... click on individual schools & see how you might compare.

 

 

Stats & Links to all US Colleges sponsoring varsity Hockey teams:

US Colleges with Varsity           Avr Scholarship * Annual Tuition & Fees SAT Math Percentile ACT Composite Admission
Hockey teams  2017: City State Division Teams Men Women In-State Out of State 25% 75% 25% 75% Rate
University of Alaska Anchorage Anchorage AK NCAA  I M   18,057   17,593 5,784 17,990 71%
University of Alaska Fairbanks Fairbanks AK NCAA  I M   10,751      8,341 5,976 18,184 480 610 18 26 73%
University of Alabama in Huntsville Huntsville AL NCAA  I M      8,109   10,890 9,842 20,612 550 680 24 30 81%
Arizona State University Tempe AZ NCAA  I M   22,461   21,524 10,370 26,470 520 640 23 28 83%
Colorado College Colorado Springs CO NCAA  I M   39,644             -   50,892 50,892 17%
U.S. Air Force Academy Colorado Springs CO NCAA  I M  full ride!   full ride!  -0- -0- 630 710 29 32 17%
University of Denver Denver CO NCAA  I M   25,178   33,348 46,422 46,422 560 660 26 30 73%
Connecticut College New London CT NCAA  III  M W             -               -   50,940 50,940 40%
Post University Waterbury CT NCAA  II  M W      7,831   11,592 16,510 16,510 380 510 17 21 81%
Quinnipiac University Hamden CT NCAA  I M W   24,861   28,041 43,940 43,940 500 600 22 27 74%
Sacred Heart University Fairfield CT NCAA  I M W   12,189   10,023 38,300 38,300 59%
Trinity College Hartford CT NCAA  III  M W             -               -   52,760 52,760 33%
University of Connecticut Storrs CT NCAA  I M W   25,768   23,790 14,066 35,858 580 690 26 31 53%
Wesleyan University Middletown CT NCAA  III  M W             -               -   50,912 50,912 22%
Yale University New Haven CT NCAA  I M W             -               -   49,480 49,480 710 800 31 35 7%
Aurora University Aurora IL NCAA  III  M W             -               -   22,830 22,830 460 530 19 23 77%
Lake Forest College Lake Forest IL NCAA  III  M W             -               -   44,116 44,116 55%
Lindenwood University - Belleville Belleville IL NAIA   M W      3,506      5,108 16,332 16,332 460 560 20 25 55%
Robert Morris  - Peoria Chicago IL NAIA   M      8,425      9,079 25,800 25,800 24%
US Colleges with Varsity           Avr Scholarship * Annual Tuition & Fees SAT Math Percentile ACT Composite Admission
Hockey teams  2017: City State Division Teams Men Women In-State Out of State 25% 75% 25% 75% Rate
Robert Morris - Chicago Chicago IL NAIA   M W      8,425      9,079 25,800 25,800 24%
Indiana Institute of Technology Fort Wayne IN NAIA   M      6,753      8,784 26,370 26,370 410 545 18 24 70%
Trine University Angola IN NCAA  III  M W             -               -   30,960 30,960 500 620 21 27 78%
University of Notre Dame Notre Dame IN NCAA  I M   32,342   30,068 49,685 49,685 680 770 32 34 20%
American International College Springfield MA NCAA  I M      9,365   12,146 33,140 33,140 390 500 17 23 63%
Amherst College Amherst MA NCAA  III  M W             -               -   52,476 52,476 680 780 31 34 14%
Assumption College Worcester MA NCAA  II  M      4,538      4,311 36,260 36,260 76%
Babson College Wellesley MA NCAA  III  M             -               -   48,288 48,288 620 720 27 30 26%
Becker College Worcester MA NCAA  III  M W             -               -   37,272 37,272 450 560 19 25 67%
Bentley University Waltham MA NCAA  I M      5,907      6,459 45,760 45,760 600 690 26 30 42%
Boston College Chestnut Hill MA NCAA  I M W   29,467   23,599 51,296 51,296 640 750 30 33 29%
Boston University Boston MA NCAA  I M W   23,713   27,792 50,240 50,240 620 730 27 31 33%
Curry College Milton MA NCAA  III  M             -               -   37,835 37,835 420 520 18 22 88%
Endicott College Beverly MA NCAA  III  M W             -               -   31,312 31,312 73%
Fitchburg State University Fitchburg MA NCAA  III  M             -               -   10,135 16,215 450 550 18 23 75%
Framingham State University Framingham MA NCAA  III  M             -               -   9,340 15,420 440 540 19 23 71%
Harvard University Cambridge MA NCAA  I M W             -               -   47,074 47,074 700 800 32 35 6%
Holy Cross Worcester MA NCAA  I M W   15,535   12,056 48,940 48,940 37%
Merrimack College North Andover MA NCAA  I M W   14,010   12,165 38,825 38,825 79%
US Colleges with Varsity           Avr Scholarship * Annual Tuition & Fees SAT Math Percentile ACT Composite Admission
Hockey teams  2017: City State Division Teams Men Women In-State Out of State 25% 75% 25% 75% Rate
Nichols College Dudley MA NCAA  III  M W             -               -   33,400 33,400 83%
Northeastern University Boston MA NCAA  I M W   28,493   30,153 47,653 47,653 680 770 31 34 28%
Salem State University Salem MA NCAA  III  M W             -               -   9,736 16,148 75%
Stonehill College Easton MA NCAA  II  M      6,537      6,568 39,900 39,900 75%
Suffolk University Boston MA NCAA  III  M             -               -   35,578 35,578 460 560 20 26 82%
Tufts University Medford MA NCAA  III  M             -               -   52,430 52,430 690 770 30 33 16%
Univ of Massachusetts-Boston Boston MA NCAA  III  M W             -               -   13,435 32,023 480 590 69%
Univ of Massachusetts-Dartmouth North Dartmouth MA NCAA  III  M             -               -   13,188 27,473 470 570 19 25 76%
Univ of Massachusetts-Lowell Lowell MA NCAA  I M   11,407   11,747 14,307 30,875 550 650 23 29 57%
University of Massachusetts Amherst MA NCAA  I M   19,489   19,405 14,971 32,204 580 670 25 30 58%
Wentworth Institute of Technology Boston MA NCAA  III  M             -               -   33,724 33,724 520 630 22 27 67%
Western New England University Springfield MA NCAA  III  M             -               -   34,874 34,874 490 610 22 27 81%
Westfield State University Westfield MA NCAA  III  M             -               -   9,275 15,355 460 550 19 24 80%
Williams College Williamstown MA NCAA  III  M W             -               -   51,790 51,790 660 770 31 34 18%
Worcester State University Worcester MA NCAA  III  M             -               -   9,202 15,282 470 560 20 25 69%
Stevenson University Stevenson MD NCAA  III  M W             -               -   33,168 33,168 450 560 19 24 60%
Bowdoin College Brunswick ME NCAA  III  M W             -               -   49,900 49,900 15%
Colby College Waterville ME NCAA  III  M W             -               -   50,960 50,960 640 740 29 32 23%
University of Maine Orono ME NCAA  I M W   15,622   14,273 10,628 29,498 480 610 21 28 91%
US Colleges with Varsity           Avr Scholarship * Annual Tuition & Fees SAT Math Percentile ACT Composite Admission
Hockey teams  2017: City State Division Teams Men Women In-State Out of State 25% 75% 25% 75% Rate
University of New England Biddeford ME NCAA  III  M W             -               -   35,630 35,630 480 590 20 29 85%
University of Southern Maine Portland ME NCAA  III  M W             -               -   7,796 18,508 440 550 19 25 88%
Adrian College Adrian MI NCAA  III  M W             -               -   34,890 34,890 440 573 19 24 61%
Aquinas College Grand Rapids MI NAIA   M W      2,485      2,563 30,062 30,062 21 26 72%
Ferris State University Big Rapids MI NCAA  I M      6,041      7,530 11,290 18,048 470 580 19 24 78%
Finlandia University Hancock MI NCAA  III  M W             -               -   22,758 22,758 380 490 16 21 46%
Lake Superior State University Sault Ste Marie MI NCAA  I M      8,309      7,934 11,019 11,019 450 560 19 25 92%
Lawrence Technological University Southfield MI NAIA   M      4,953      8,107 31,140 31,140 500 630 22 29 55%
Michigan State University East Lansing MI NCAA  I M   21,157   17,301 14,062 37,890 530 680 23 28 66%
Michigan Technological University Houghton MI NCAA  I M      9,399   11,337 14,634 30,968 560 690 24 29 75%
Northern Michigan University Marquette MI NCAA  I M      9,820   10,436 9,766 15,262 450 580 19 24 70%
University of Michigan Ann Arbor MI NCAA  I M   27,238   22,029 14,402 45,410 660 770 29 33 26%
University of Michigan-Dearborn Dearborn MI NAIA   M W      1,036      2,225 12,032 24,272 490 620 21 27 62%
Western Michigan University Kalamazoo MI NCAA  I M   21,706   21,674 11,493 26,851 450 570 19 25 82%
Augsburg College Minneapolis MN NCAA  III  M W             -               -   36,415 36,415 450 560 19 25 59%
Bemidji State University Bemidji MN NCAA  I M W      4,102      4,584 8,394 8,394 19 24 94%
Bethel University Saint Paul MN NCAA  III  M W             -               -   35,160 35,160 500 675 22 27 95%
College of Saint Benedict St. Joseph MN NCAA III W             -               -   42,271 42,271 450 570 22 27 74%
US Colleges with Varsity           Avr Scholarship * Annual Tuition & Fees SAT Math Percentile ACT Composite Admission
Hockey teams  2017: City State Division Teams Men Women In-State Out of State 25% 75% 25% 75% Rate
College of Saint Scholastica Duluth MN NCAA  III  M W             -               -   35,326 35,326 340 540 20 26 61%
Concordia College at Moorhead Moorhead MN NCAA  III  M W             -               -   36,878 36,878 78%
Gustavus Adolphus College Saint Peter MN NCAA  III  M W             -               -   42,840 42,840 67%
Hamline University Saint Paul MN NCAA  III  M W             -               -   39,181 39,181 500 650 21 28 72%
Minnesota State University-Mankato Mankato MN NCAA  I M W      4,677      4,932 7,858 15,602 20 24 67%
Rainy River CC International Falls MN NJCAA  W             -               -   5,277 6,447
Saint Cloud State University Saint Cloud MN NCAA  I M W      3,950      4,786 7,910 15,828 450 585 19 25 86%
Saint John's University Collegeville MN NCAA III M             -               -   41,732 41,732 450 581 23 28 74%
Saint Mary's University of Minnesota Winona MN NCAA  III  M W             -               -   32,575 32,575 423 548 19 26 78%
St Catherine University Saint Paul MN NCAA  III  W             -               -   36,820 36,820 485 545 19 25 67%
St Olaf College Northfield MN NCAA  III  M W             -               -   44,180 44,180 580 700 26 31 36%
University of Minnesota Minneapolis MN NCAA  I M W   15,272   13,368 14,142 23,806 620 740 26 31 45%
University of Minnesota-Duluth Duluth MN NCAA  I M W      4,806      6,663 13,139 17,485 490 590 22 26 76%
University of St Thomas Saint Paul MN NCAA  III  M W             -               -   39,594 39,594 510 620 24 29 84%
Lindenwood University Saint Charles MO NCAA  II    W      3,506      5,108 16,332 16,332 460 560 20 25 55%
Dakota College at Bottineau Bottineau ND NJCAA  M         624      1,330 4,281 6,016
University of Jamestown Jamestown ND NAIA   M      4,436      4,039 20,480 20,480 385 581 18 28 65%
University of North Dakota Grand Forks ND NCAA  I M      9,289      9,921 8,136 19,290 470 590 21 26 82%
Williston State College Williston ND NJCAA  M      2,989      4,346 5,027 5,027
US Colleges with Varsity           Avr Scholarship * Annual Tuition & Fees SAT Math Percentile ACT Composite Admission
Hockey teams  2017: City State Division Teams Men Women In-State Out of State 25% 75% 25% 75% Rate
Midland University Fremont NE NAIA   M W   12,739   12,921 30,430 30,430 407 510 18 23 61%
University of Nebraska at Omaha Omaha NE NCAA  I M      7,062      5,211 7,204 19,124 453 610 19 26 76%
Dartmouth College Hanover NH NCAA  I M W             -               -   51,438 51,438 670 780 30 34 11%
Franklin Pierce University Rindge NH NCAA  II  M W      3,084      4,860 34,050 34,050 410 520 19 23 80%
New England College Henniker NH NCAA  III  M W             -               -   35,952 35,952 98%
Plymouth State University Plymouth NH NCAA  III  M W             -               -   13,472 21,732 74%
Saint Anselm College Manchester NH NCAA  II  M W      4,905      7,712 39,036 39,036 73%
Southern New Hampshire University Manchester NH NCAA  II  M      8,693   11,797 31,136 31,136 92%
University of New Hampshire Durham NH NCAA  I M W   16,462   18,541 17,624 31,424 500 610 22 27 79%
Princeton University Princeton NJ NCAA  I M W             -               -   45,320 45,320 700 800 32 35 7%
Canisius College Buffalo NY NCAA  I M         538         571 35,424 35,424 480 600 21 27 87%
Clarkson University Potsdam NY NCAA  I M W   39,026   47,588 46,132 46,132 560 660 24 30 68%
Colgate University Hamilton NY NCAA  I M W   20,662   20,074 51,955 51,955 630 730 30 33 27%
Cornell University Ithaca NY NCAA  I M W             -               -   50,953 50,953 680 780 30 34 15%
Elmira College Elmira NY NCAA  III  M W             -               -   41,900 41,900 76%
Erie CC Buffalo NY NJCAA  M            37            54 5,408 10,141
Hamilton College Clinton NY NCAA  III  M W             -               -   51,240 51,240 25%
Hobart William Smith Colleges Geneva NY NCAA  III  M W             -               -   51,559 51,559 56%
US Colleges with Varsity           Avr Scholarship * Annual Tuition & Fees SAT Math Percentile ACT Composite Admission
Hockey teams  2017: City State Division Teams Men Women In-State Out of State 25% 75% 25% 75% Rate
Hudson Valley CC Troy NY NJCAA  M             -               -   5,426 9,726
Manhattanville College Purchase NY NCAA  III  M W             -               -   36,920 36,920 74%
Mohawk Valley CC Utica NY NJCAA  M             -               -   4,860 8,944
Morrisville State College Morrisville NY NCAA  III  M W             -               -   8,023 18,073 390 500 17 21 58%
Nazareth College Rochester NY NCAA  III  M             -               -   32,649 32,649 76%
Niagara University Niagara University NY NCAA  I M   13,856   14,039 30,950 30,950 470 570 20 25 85%
Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute Troy NY NCAA  I M W   45,794   52,385 50,797 50,797 670 770 28 32 42%
Rochester Institute of Technology Rochester NY NCAA  I M W             -               -   38,568 38,568 580 680 26 31 57%
Skidmore College Saratoga Springs NY NCAA  III  M             -               -   50,834 50,834 560 673 26 30 36%
St Lawrence University Canton NY NCAA  I M W   40,349   45,191 51,200 51,200 46%
SUNY at Fredonia Fredonia NY NCAA  III  M             -               -   8,089 17,939 460 580 21 26 59%
SUNY Broome CC Binghamton NY NJCAA  M             -               -   4,951 9,369
SUNY Buffalo State Buffalo NY NCAA  III  M W             -               -   7,701 17,551 400 500 16 22 62%
SUNY College at Brockport Brockport NY NCAA  III  M             -               -   7,928 17,778 470 570 20 25 53%
SUNY College at Canton Canton NY NCAA  III  M W             -               -   7,881 12,271 85%
SUNY College at Cortland Cortland NY NCAA  III  M W             -               -   8,106 17,956 51%
SUNY College at Geneseo Geneseo NY NCAA  III  M             -               -   8,176 18,026 550 650 25 29 73%
SUNY College at Oswego Oswego NY NCAA  III  M W             -               -   7,961 17,811 510 600 22 26 51%
SUNY College at Plattsburgh Plattsburgh NY NCAA  III  M W             -               -   7,866 17,716 500 600 21 25 50%
US Colleges with Varsity           Avr Scholarship * Annual Tuition & Fees SAT Math Percentile ACT Composite Admission
Hockey teams  2017: City State Division Teams Men Women In-State Out of State 25% 75% 25% 75% Rate
SUNY College at Potsdam Potsdam NY NCAA  III  M W             -               -   7,964 17,814 74%
Syracuse University Syracuse NY NCAA  I   W   28,165   32,353 45,022 45,022 560 660 24 29 48%
U.S. Military Academy West Point NY NCAA  I M  full ride!   full ride!  -0- -0- 610 710 26 31 10%
Union College Schenectady NY NCAA  I M W             -               -   51,696 51,696 38%
Utica College Utica NY NCAA  III  M W             -               -   19,996 19,996 83%
Bowling Green State University Bowling Green OH NCAA  I M   17,564   13,495 11,057 18,593 450 580 19 24 73%
Miami University Oxford OH NCAA  I M   20,493   15,589 14,736 32,555 590 690 26 30 65%
Ohio State University Columbus OH NCAA  I M W   16,338   18,682 10,037 28,229 610 720 27 31 49%
Bryn Athyn College  Bryn Athyn PA NCAA  III  M               -               -   19,932 19,932 395 550 18 23 42%
Chatham University Pittsburgh PA NCAA  III  W             -               -   35,475 35,475 55%
King's College Wilkes-Barre PA NCAA  III  M W             -               -   34,720 34,720 72%
Lebanon Valley College Annville PA NCAA  III  M W             -               -   40,550 40,550 72%
Mercyhurst University Erie PA NCAA  I M W   12,464   13,780 34,580 34,580 80%
Neumann University Aston PA NCAA  III  M W             -               -   28,580 28,580 410 500 17 21 91%
Pennsylvania State University University Park PA NCAA  I M W   22,427   22,275 17,900 32,382 560 670 25 29 51%
Robert Morris University Moon Township PA NCAA  I M W   15,132   18,460 28,250 28,250 470 580 20 26 78%
Brown University Providence RI NCAA  I M W             -               -   51,366 51,366 690 780 31 34 9%
Johnson & Wales University Providence RI NCAA  III  M W             -               -   30,746 30,746 82%
Providence College Providence RI NCAA  I M W   22,353   23,784 46,970 46,970 57%
US Colleges with Varsity           Avr Scholarship * Annual Tuition & Fees SAT Math Percentile ACT Composite Admission
Hockey teams  2017: City State Division Teams Men Women In-State Out of State 25% 75% 25% 75% Rate
Salve Regina University Newport RI NCAA  III  M W             -               -   37,820 37,820 73%
Castleton University Castleton VT NCAA  III  M W             -               -   11,314 26,722 430 533 18 23 97%
Middlebury College Middlebury VT NCAA  III  M W             -               -   50,063 50,063 640 750 29 33 17%
Norwich University Northfield VT NCAA  III  M W             -               -   37,354 37,354 57%
Saint Michael's College Colchester VT NCAA  II  M W      2,810      2,264 41,975 41,975 76%
University of Vermont Burlington VT NCAA  I M W   14,561   15,778 17,300 40,364 550 640 25 30 71%
Concordia University-Wisconsin Mequon WI NCAA  III  M W             -               -   27,900 27,900 453 588 20 26 67%
Lawrence University Appleton WI NCAA  III  M             -               -   44,844 44,844 68%
Marian University Fond Du Lac WI NCAA  III  M W             -               -   28,280 28,280 17 23 84%
Milwaukee School of Engineering Milwaukee WI NCAA  III  M             -               -   37,980 37,980 610 730 25 30 65%
Northland College Ashland WI NCAA  III  M W             -               -   33,432 33,432 490 535 21 28 57%
Saint Norbert College De Pere WI NCAA  III  M W             -               -   35,381 35,381 500 610 22 27 78%
University of Wisconsin Madison WI NCAA  I M W   19,448   16,933 10,488 32,738 630 750 27 31 58%
University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire Eau Claire WI NCAA  III  M W             -               -   8,812 16,385 22 26 85%
University of Wisconsin-River Falls River Falls WI NCAA  III  M W             -               -   7,981 15,554 20 25 90%
University of Wisconsin-Stevens Point Stevens Point WI NCAA  III  M W             -               -   8,159 16,426 20 25 90%
University of Wisconsin-Stout Menomonie WI NCAA  III  M             -               -   9,395 17,141 20 24 93%
University of Wisconsin-Superior Superior WI NCAA  III  M W             -               -   8,088 15,661 19 23 94%
                             

 

NCAA I Hockey Players - Demographics 2016-17

Where do D1 players come from? We mapped out the listed home towns of all players who appeared on NCAA I Hockey rosters during the 2016-17 season. Of the 1,645 players on men's teams, 68% came from the US, and 32% came from Canada and Europe. Of the 825 players listed on Women's teams  59% came from the US and 41% came from Canada and Europe:

 
 
 

US Players Men Women 17 Canadian Players Men Women 17 European Players Men Women
Minnesota 201 145 Ontario 188 176 Sweden 27 8
Michigan 145 30 British Columbia 95 29 Finland 21 5
Massachusetts 113 72 Alberta 94 25 Russia 7           -  
New York 92 32 Quebec 47 17 Germany 6 3
Illinois 84 35 Manitoba 16 35 Czech Republic 4 7
Other States (see below) 483 170 Other Provinces 22 29 Other Countries            -   7
Totals 1,118 484 Totals 462 311 Totals 65 30

 

NCAA I Players Men Women NCAA I Players Men Women NCAA I Players Men Women
Minnesota 201 145 North Dakota 10 4 Alabama 1           -  
Michigan 145 30 Washington 9 2 District of Columbia 1           -  
Massachusetts 113 72 Georgia 8 1 Kansas 1           -  
New York 92 32 Indiana 7 1 Kentucky 1 1
Illinois 84 35 Maryland 7 5 Mississippi 1           -  
Wisconsin 67 21 Nebraska 7 1 Montana 1           -  
New Jersey 46 4 North Carolina 6 4 New Mexico 1           -  
Pennsylvania 46 9 Rhode Island 6 8 Oklahoma 1           -  
Colorado 39 7 Arizona 5 5 Oregon 1 1
California 38 15 Iowa 5 1 South Dakota 1 2
Connecticut 30 15 Utah 5          -   Arkansas         -             -  
Florida 23 4 Virginia 5 2 Hawaii         -             -  
Missouri 23 6 Maine 4 7 Louisiana         -             -  
Texas 21 3 Vermont 3 10 South Carolina         -   1
Ohio 17 7 Delaware 2          -   Tennessee         -             -  
Alaska 16 9 Idaho 2    -   West Virginia         -             -  
New Hampshire 14 13 Nevada 2 1 Wyoming         -             -  
     
By a wide margin Minnesota was the home state listed by the most players competing on men's and women's NCAA I hockey teams during the 2016-17 season - fair to say the US hotbed for producing college players. Louisiana topped our list of NCAA I basketball hotbeds, but is clearly not a big state for producing college hockey players.


NCAA I Players - Team experience prior to College:

The following is a summary of where NCAA I players played prior to joining their college teams:

NCAA I Players - Prior team Men %   Women %
Club  / League Teams 1,492 90.7% 481 58.3%
HS / Prep School Teams 80 4.9% 317 38.4%
National Teams / U-18 73 4.4% 27 3.3%
Totals 1,645 100.0% 825 100.0%

Over 90% of men's teams players competed on club teams prior to college. Club players are also the primary source for Women's NCAA I teams (the Toronto Jr. Aeros alone has 27 former players on NCAA I rosters), but prep and high schools teams are  a major source of players as well: Shattuck-St Mary's and Minnetonka High School respectively have 26 and 11 former players on 2016-17 NCAA I women's team rosters. Both schools  are located in Minnesota.

Men's players on 2016-17 rosters played in the following leagues prior to college:

Club / League Players  #  %
United States Hockey League  (USHL) 554 37%
North American Hockey League (NAHL) 248 17%
US Premier Hockey League  (USPHL) 123 8%
British Columbia Hockey League  (BCHL) 255 17%
Other Canadian Leagues 282 19%
Other Clubs / Leagues 30 2%
Totals 1,492 100%

 

 
 
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