No, no, no, and NO to Bemidji. I do not miss being in the same conference as them. Hell, UND playing them routinely in OOC games even got stale. If they left, St. Thomas would be the lone Minnesota school in the CCHA. ASU and Mankato would be good. I think biggest reason Arizona State didn’t get into NCHC when they first applied is because they didn’t have shovels in the ground for arena. Pretty sure Mankato was a shoo-in to even out the numbers.
I don’t care if Miami chose to leave but I’d ultimately be pretty bummed if WMU left. Games against them are competitive and fun to watch.