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YCH News, Issue #021 -- NCAA Conference Realignment
September 11, 2013
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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.
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
Men's Division 3
Women's Division 1
Women's Division 3
Be sure to plan your school visits and catch a couple of games so you can experience the amazing fan support.
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