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National Collegiate Hockey Conference Formed

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

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 […]

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New College Hockey Conference Discussions Progressing

Jul 6th, 2011 | By | Category: College Hockey Expansion & Realignment, NCAA Conference Expansion & Realignment

The rumors have been out there for months now, but the new proposed college hockey conference is starting to take form. In the most recent turn of events, Minnesota-Duluth has been invited into the discussions. The current status seems to be that (5) WCHA members would join with Notre Dame and Miami (OH) to form […]

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Penn St. Set to Start D1 Hockey – Big Ten Hockey Conference Coming

Sep 13th, 2010 | By | Category: College Hockey Expansion & Realignment, Featured News, NCAA Division Upgrades, school news

It appears that Penn St. is set to upgrade it’s club hockey team to a full Division 1 program. It might not be the most groundbreaking news for college sports fans, but the implications are quite big. In sponsoring hockey, there will now be (6) Big Ten schools sponsoring hockey: Wisconsin, Minnesota, Michigan, Michigan St., […]

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Plan for Big Ten hockey league iced

Oct 12th, 2009 | By | Category: Big Ten Expansion & Realignment, College Hockey Expansion & Realignment, Featured News

A series of high-level discussions took place this summer about the creation of a new men’s hockey league featuring the five Big Ten Conference members that sponsor the sport. But despite support for the endeavor from multiple schools, including the University of Wisconsin, the concept failed to extend beyond the exploratory stage. Read more…

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College Hockey: CCHA Rejects Alabama-Huntsville Expansion Bid

Aug 12th, 2009 | By | Category: College Hockey Expansion & Realignment, expansion, Featured News

Not good news for UAH. With the CHA disbanding, UAH will have few options other than participating as an independent.

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WCHA to Expand with UN-Omaha & Bemidji St.

Jun 26th, 2009 | By | Category: College Hockey Expansion & Realignment, Featured News

Bemidji State and Nebraska-Omaha will be officially admitted to the Western Collegiate Hockey Association on Friday afternoon and begin play in the league in 2010-11, sources have confirmed to the News Tribune. A WCHA teleconference call is scheduled for 5 p.m. More…

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Nebraska-Omaha Considers WCHA for Hockey

May 29th, 2009 | By | Category: College Hockey Expansion & Realignment, Featured News

For the past week, WCHA officials have been working with UNO regarding a possible invitiation to join. While currently in the CCHA, UNO is considering the potential offer to join according to AD Trev Alberts: “We have had sound conversations and negotiations with both leagues,” Alberts said. “We’re happy with what the CCHA has done […]

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Bowling Green Might Drop Hockey

Mar 11th, 2009 | By | Category: College Hockey Expansion & Realignment, Featured News

““Everything is on the table,” Bowling Green State University Trustee Michael Marsh said this morning about possible cuts at the university. He also said that no decision has been made about cutting men’s varsity hockey and that BGSU President Dr. Carol Cartwright has not made any recommendation regarding hockey. Rumors about the fate of the […]

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Big Ten Hockey Talk

Feb 18th, 2009 | By | Category: Big Ten Expansion & Realignment, College Hockey Expansion & Realignment, Featured News

Here’s a quick breakdown about the potential for the Big Ten to add hockey. There has been talk of Penn St. upgrading their club program to D1…which would make for 6 current D1 Big Ten hockey schools. Read More…

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College Hockey Realignment Underway

Jan 29th, 2009 | By | Category: College Hockey Expansion & Realignment, expansion, Featured News

Here’s a good post from the CollegeSportsinfo.com forums that sums up the upcoming movement: It appears that D-1 hockey realignment is following a grand plan (in the wake of the CHA disintegration). Hockey East Association stays at 10 teams (no change) ECAC Hockey League stays at 12 teams (no change) Atlantic Hockey Association absorbs Niagara […]

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