Losing seniors Kobe Roth (13g) and Koby Bender (7g) as well would mean a loss of 79% (66 of 84 goals) of UMD goal scoring. Their highest returning goal scorers would be a quartet of skaters with 3 each.
CCHA currently has seven teams; Lucia would like to have eight (or an even number). If an NCHC team were to leave for the CCHA, I bet it would be Miami.
"..[I]f we can get that eighth team, it's extremely important," Lucia said.