St. Cloud State Hockey to Leave WCHA, Join NCHC?
It appears St. Cloud State could be joining the new National Collegiate Hockey Conference.
College Hockey News is reporting SCSU and Western Michigan will join the NCHC conference.
“WMU and St. Cloud State will join North Dakota, Denver, Colorado College, Nebraska-Omaha, Minnesota-Duluth and Miami in the NCHC. They weren’t initially invited, while the league awaited a decision from Notre Dame, which also has an invitation. But with Notre Dame’s decision delayed, the NCHC has reached out to Western Michigan and St. Cloud State to reach eight teams.”
The moves are the latest in a reshuffling of Division I hockey programs across the country.
SCSU is currently a member of the WCHA which has been talking with CCHA schools to join their conference starting in 2013-2014. Minnesota schools Bemidji State and Minnesota State-Mankato are also members of the WCHA.
The University of Minnesota and Wisconsin will join the Big Ten.
St. Cloud State University will hold a news conference at 1 p.m. Thursday to announce its decision regarding the invitation to join the National Collegiate Hockey Conference.