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14 hours ago, ArchyAlum11 said:

 A move to the NCHC would be more expensive in-terms of league fees and travel,right now that is not a cost BGSU wants to take on.

No doubt the league entrance fees will be more.  Schlossman had mentioned he heard it may be near $500,000.  I had heard a bit less but still a substantial commitment.  Additionally, at this point the schools divide up the cost of paying for officials fees throughout the year.  That will likely change in the coming years but it's an additional fee that I don't know if the WCHA has each year.

Honestly, the travel in the NCHC would be very similar to travel in the current WCHA for Bowling Green.  In the 2016-17 season they have 3 flights, 2 long bus rides that could be flights (over 6 hour drives) and two short bus rides (under 6 hours).

Meanwhile, Miami has 5 flights and 1 short bus ride (Western Michigan).  If BGSU joins the NCHC, they would have 2 really short bus rides and 4 flights.  At most it's one extra flight, however if BG currently flies to Houghton and Marquette, then it's either break-even or actually one less flight in the NCHC.

14 hours ago, Cratter said:

We as in the AD and Presidents of the Universities that chose Western and Miami over Bemidji and Kato...?

They chose them for a reason....I just ask why one thinks that is?

 

Miami was originally picked because of their recent success, their financial commitment to hockey and because they were originally going to join Notre Dame as the two eastern schools.  After seeing they were going to be left out, Western made a big financial commitment to hockey to show the NCHC they were serious.  They were later added so Miami wasn't on an island.

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Some Grand Canyon University fans think GCU may be starting hockey.  An "historical" announcement is Tuesday.  Think football is more likely.  GCU's club team plays in Ice Peoria, which doesn't have much seating.

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21 minutes ago, SiouxVolley said:

Some Grand Canyon University fans think GCU may be starting hockey.  An "historical" announcement is Tuesday.  Think football is more likely.  GCU's club team plays in Ice Peoria, which doesn't have much seating.

They just started a club team there.

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1 minute ago, cberkas said:

They just started a club team there.

And they announced a women's club team last week.  Maybe the fans just got wires crossed.

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2 minutes ago, NoiseInsideMyHead said:

Why the attitude? Nobody said "boo" when GCU played UND in baseball.

And now UND no longer has baseball...

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11 hours ago, SiouxVolley said:

GCU's club team plays in Ice Peoria, which doesn't have much seating.

And is home to some of the worst indoor ice ever!  :)

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GCU isn't starting varsity ice hockey.  Their historic announcement this morning is that they will be building or renovating ten athletic facilities in the next two years, and an ice rink isn't one of them.

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B1G trying to convince NCHC to add ASU (if arena situation is ever resolved) and stay at 9 teams.  On conference weekends, the odd B1G and NCHC teams would play. Brad Berry not in favor.  He wants NCHC to add Mankato.

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40 minutes ago, Benny Baker said:

B1G trying to convince NCHC to add ASU (if arena situation is ever resolved) and stay at 9 teams.  On conference weekends, the odd B1G and NCHC teams would play. Brad Berry not in favor.  He wants NCHC to add Mankato.

Do we have a link for this. 

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1 hour ago, Benny Baker said:

B1G trying to convince NCHC to add ASU (if arena situation is ever resolved) and stay at 9 teams.  On conference weekends, the odd B1G and NCHC teams would play. Brad Berry not in favor.  He wants NCHC to add Mankato.

Miami and western have to like this idea. Nchc should make a power move and do it on their terms.

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29 minutes ago, dagies said:

If the Big10 is trying to get you to do something, you add Mankato.

 

 

no you don't

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35 minutes ago, SIOUXFAN97 said:

no you don't

If I'm interpreting dagies' post right, I think what he's saying is, be very cautious of the BIG's motives on anything they might propose as it's probably something self-serving. 

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