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YCH News, Issue #021 -- NCAA Conference Realignment
September 11, 2013
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In this issue:

  1. 2013-2014 SAT and ACT Test Dates - Book your Calendars with these important dates!
  2. Article of the Month – NCAA Conference Realignment in Men's D1
  3. NCAA Hockey Attendance – Teams With Top Attendance in 2012-13
  4. Our Rookies– New at Your-College-Hockey.com.

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Book your Calendars with these important dates!

It's time to get out your calendars and book your dates for your SATs and ACTs!

SAT Testing Dates 2013 and 2014

  • October 05, 2013 - Register by September 06, 2013
  • November 02, 2013 - Register by October 03, 2013
  • December 07, 2013 - Register by November 08, 2013
  • January 25, 2014 - Register by December 27, 2013
  • March 08, 2014 - Register by February 07, 2014
  • May 03, 2014 - Register by April 04, 2014
  • June 07, 2014 - Register by May 09, 2014

ACT Testing Dates 2013 and 2014

  • September 21, 2013 - Register by August 23, 2013
  • October 26, 2013 - Register by September 27, 2013
  • December 14, 2013 - Register by November 08, 2013
  • February 08, 2014 - Register by January 10, 2014
  • April 12, 2014 - Register by March 07, 2014
  • June 14, 2014 - Register by May 09, 2014

Article of the Month -
NCAA Conference Realignment in Men's D1

This month we update you on the NCAA Conference Realignment in Men's Division 1 hockey. There are two new conferences. One conference has been retired and one has been rebuilt.

The first of the new conferences is the National Collegiate Hockey Conference (NCHC). It has eight teams. The teams are Colorado College, Denver, Minnesota Duluth, Nebraska Omaha, North Dakota and St. Cloud State from the WCHA and Miami Ohio and Western Michigan from the CCHA.

The second new conference is the Big Ten. It is made up of six teams. The teams are Michigan, Michigan State and Ohio State from the CCHA, Minnesota and Wisconsin from the WCHA and Penn State who was an independant last sesaon.

Atlantic Hockey and ECAC Hockey remain intact with the same twelve teams in their conferences. Notre Dame moves to Hockey East to bring the total to eleven teams in that conference.

The WCHA was rebuilt. The WCHA now has Alaska, Bowling Green, Ferris State, Lake Superior State, and Northern Michigan from the CCHA and former independant Alabama Huntsville. These teams join current WCHA members Alaska Anchorage, Bemidji State, Michigan Tech, and Minnesota State.

The CCHA has been retired.

Teams With Top Attendance in 2012-13

Attending an NCAA hockey game is an amazing experience. Every game I have attended has provided me with some great memories. From the chants to the school fight songs to the team traditions, it is definitely something that you should have in your recruiting agenda.

You can visit teams who have large crowds at every game who act like a seventh man or you can go to games where the crowds are more intimate but still show the same amazing spirit.

The top three teams in total attendance for the 2012-13 season in each division were:

Men's Division 1

  • North Dakota - 243426
  • Minnesota - 218905
  • Wisconsin - 199942

Men's Division 3

  • Utica - 63824
  • Oswego - 38693
  • Plattsburgh - 25761

Women's Division 1

  • Minnesota - 39448
  • Wisconsin - 32590
  • Minnesota-Duluth - 23398

Women's Division 3

  • Bowdoin - 12 dates Avg 420/date total 5041
  • Plattsburgh - 6124
  • St. Norbert - 5169

Be sure to plan your school visits and catch a couple of games so you can experience the amazing fan support.

Check out Your College Hockey Recruiting Calendar regularly to update your schedule and capitalize on opportunities!

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