The Free Press, Mankato, MN


January 17, 2013

WCHA admits Alabama-Huntsville

MANKATO — The Western Collegiate Hockey Association saved the Alabama-Huntsville program on Thursday by admitting the Chargers as a full-time member in time for the 2013-14 season.

League representatives approved UAH’s membership after that school made a formal presentation to the conference during the NCAA convention in Dallas.

Following this season, a conference shakeup will take place with the formation of the Big Ten and National Collegiate Hockey Conference and the dissolution of the Central Collegiate Hockey Association.

Minnesota State is set to remain in the WCHA along with Bemidji State, Alaska Anchorage and Michigan Tech, while bringing in CCHA holdovers Alaska, Northern Michigan, Lake Superior State, Ferris State and Bowling Green.

Huntsville, which had been the only program in the country without a c conference affiliation, will give the WCHA 10 teams.

In a joint statement with WCHA Commissioner Bruce McLeod, MSU President Richard Davenport said: “Growing the game and assisting developing programs however possible has always been a charge of the WCHA, and this is another positive evolution in our history.”

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