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National Collegiate Hockey Conference Formed

Jul
13
2011
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Category: College Hockey Expansion & Realignment, Featured News

708newconference1 National Collegiate Hockey Conference Formed

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As has been expected for some time now, the collection of hockey schools from the WCHA and CCHA have formed the National Collegiate Hockey Conference.

Members include North Dakota, Colorado College, Denver, Nebraska-Omaha, Minnesota-Duluth, Miami (OH).

Not included a this time are Notre Dame and Western Michigan. Notre Dame is likely weighing it’s options which could include lobbying Hockey East for membership. Air Force is another school that has not been approached at this time. But it’s not outside the realm of possibility that if Notre Dame opts to permanently pass on the NCHC, that Air Force could become a realistic target to increase the membership to 7 members.

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  • Andy

    I thought I read that the CCHA has reached out to Niagara, Canisius, Robert Morris and Mercyhurst to possibly join the conference. The CCHA is also said to be trying to have a meeting with the WCHA to talk about the situation.

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Charles-Ferry/501605339 Charles Ferry

    WCHA has invited Northern Michigan to set their 2013-14 ranks at 6.
    If CCHA loses Notre Dame and Western Michigan they’ll only have six as well. Likely we’ll see the end of the CCHA brand as they all move into a 12-team WCHA.

  • http://twitter.com/peternyehuntjr Peter Hunt

    I had no idea that Hockey had different conferences then basketball and football. But I never followed hockey to begin with.

  • http://matt.peloquin.info Matt Peloquin

    Air Force wasn’t invited and WMU isn’t exactly in a drivers position. Likely will see ND join if HEast passes on them.

  • bevo

    Why didn’t Air Force join the conference? What is Western Michigan thinking?

    Is it possible that Notre Dame is trying to gauge interest in a Big East hockey league?

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