Thursday, January 15, 2009

WCHA Expansion Vote

So much for the moratorium. I just found the following article on the Gazette from the wire that the WCHA is voting on a possible expansion today. I'll have more details as soon as I find out.


The Western Collegiate Hockey Association, meeting at the NCAA Convention, faces the subject of expansion today. A vote will be taken by the WCHA's 10 member schools on whether to lift a 10-year moratorium on expansion.

Bemidji State is a member of a dying four-team league, College Hockey America, which is expected by many to operate through 2009-10. Coach Tom Serratore's team will then need a new conference.

Each WCHA school has one vote today and a simple majority will be needed to lift the moratorium. If lifted, the league would be open to applications, and WCHA officials would screen schools meeting admission criteria. After any on-site visits to applying schools, the WCHA can invite applicants to make a presentation at league meetings April 26-28 in Marco Island, Fla.

To be admitted, an applicant would need eight of 10 votes. It's likely a new member would begin play in the WCHA in 2010-11, said league commissioner Bruce McLeod.

The Bemidji State women's program is part of the women's WCHA.


Donald Dunlop said...

Forcing your music on me when my browser opens your page is just wrong.

TigerPride said...

hahaha. Guess you just need some Rocky Mountain air to clear out your ears, all that Alaska air must have clogged em up!

Donald Dunlop said...

Wow. I hoped for a different response. Expect no further visits from me. No big loss of course but don't think for a second other people don't feel the same way as me. Enjoy you blog.

TigerPride said...

Apparently you can't take a joke... but I actually just brought the music back a few weeks ago due to so many requests but to each his own