and some of it was a travel issue - as it was on our end. You can figure out the schools that don't travel as much - plus one that's a bit surprising because they're astonishingly cheap. And don't assume we're joining a big friendly family. We'll be in with dicks - I mean dinks - such as tOSU, Ped State, and the biggest of all in "A Squared". I'd also take account of North Dakota's long experience with Gopher Nation before getting all cozy with them.
I hope our program trajectory will make their hate a minor nuisance.
I do think this conference desperately needs an 8th. That schedule spells "incest".
Ohio, Bowling Green, Western Michigan?
their little brothers, and Notre Dame...
Oh wait, that's the CCHA.
North Dakota, Duluth, Miami, or UNO. Word that keeps floating around is that Minnesota would like Nortn Dakota and not Duluth. tOSU and the conference probably wouldn't want Miami as an "affiliate" given its MAC setup. Dakota, Duluth, and UNO don't have that "baggage".
but I don't see them bringing in a MAC school or one of the WCHA "mid-majors". Overall the current WCHA doesn't look much different from Atlantic Hockey.