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CH...CH…CH..Changes in the CHC

By Scott Harrington 11/27/2018, 11:30am EST

Capital Hockey Conference expands from 14 teams to 17

Three new varsity programs join the Blue Division of the Capital Hockey Conference this season, bringing the total number of teams in the league to 17.  Columbus Academy and Olentangy Berlin play their inaugural seasons at the varsity level while Dublin Scioto returns to full varsity status.

The additions continue a trend of expansion for the CHC, which added New Albany in 2015-16 and Springboro in 2016-17.

Commissioner Bruce McClary leads the Capital Hockey Conference into its 16th year managing expansion that has occurred organically as a result of the quantity and quality of players being produced by the area’s youth hockey system.

“The high level of competition and quality of play in the Capital Hockey Conference are supported by the growing youth hockey leagues in Central Ohio,” said McClary.  “All of the youth programs are doing a great job of preparing kids for the next level.”

McClary did not lay out a specific long-term growth plan for the league, but is optimistic there could be more expansion on the horizon.

“We hope that growth continues to add to the number of High Schools that offer an OHSAA sanctioned program,” said McClary.  “I am confident the Conference is well positioned to support any High School program that wants to compete at the OHSAA level.”

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