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sbkbghockey
04-06-2016, 06:48 PM
King's College (PA), Chatham University, and now it looks like Trine is going to add an ice hockey program in the latest D3 Hockey Expansion.

No official annoucement from the school but D3Hky posted about it on Twitter yesterday and they have job postings up.

https://twitter.com/d3hky/status/717337959763218432/

D3 Hockey mentioned Trine University, located in NE Indiana near the IN, MI, OH tri-state corner/boarder. They have job postings on the NCAA job market for NCAA DIII women's and men's hockey coach positions as well as ACHA DI (next Adrian College hockey school?)

CornwallAce
04-06-2016, 09:20 PM
WANE posted an article 5 hours ago which is now gone. Here it is cached. EDIT: AS of this morning, the 7th, it is back on the website
http://wane.com/2016/04/06/trine-to-add-mens-womens-hockey-in-2017/

There is a rendition of the new building.

ANGOLA, Ind. – Trine University will add two new athletic buildings in a $16 million project, allowing the university to add men’s and women’s hockey teams in 2017, the university announced today.
Trine’s women’s hockey team will be the only women’s intercollegiate team in Indiana, and its men’s team will join nine others in the state.
“We are looking forward to the addition of ice hockey to our athletic department. Collegiate hockey will bring a new and exciting form of competition to the Trine University athletics family,” said Matt Land, assistant vice president of athletics at Trine.
The university already has received a significant lead gift toward the total cost of the project.
“We are grateful for the generosity of those who continue to support the mission we have of providing a quality, well-rounded education here at Trine,” said President Earl D. Brooks II, Ph.D. “These new buildings will not only provide better facilities for our athletic teams and the opportunity to expand our athletic programs, but more opportunities for our students and staff to stay in shape, and recreation for the community as a whole.”
Trine University’s new 50,600-square-foot, 1,000-seat ice arena will be located on the southwest portion of campus near the softball and soccer fields.
The arena, with an estimated construction cost of $4.5 million, will include an NCAA-compliant ice rink, men’s and women’s lockers, concessions, a pro shop with wearables, sticks and skates for sale, a VIP lounge and two press boxes. It also will include an area for skate sharpening and rental.
Trine’s NCAA DIII men’s and women’s hockey teams will take to the ice starting in fall 2017. The university has applied for membership in the Northern Collegiate Hockey Association, a conference of regional institutions, and will apply to the American Collegiate Hockey Association DI.

The new arena also will host club and youth hockey programs for the Steuben County YMCA and local school corporations. It also will be open to the public for skating at designated times.
Ground is expected to be broken for the ice arena no later than June 1.
A new 3,000-seat athletic and event center, with 74,840 square feet and an estimated construction cost of $11.5 million, will feature three basketball courts, a six-lane bowling alley and a fitness center, which will include machines as well as a free weight area. It also will include concessions, an alumni suite and the Trine University Athletic Hall of Fame.

The new center will host Trine men’s and women’s basketball games.

Besides the positive local economic impact from the construction of the buildings, the university estimates the project will add eight to 10 new jobs as the buildings open and eventually result in up to 15 new jobs, and bring 200 new students to campus. Steuben County should see an economic boost as parents, visiting teams and youth hockey programs visit the area for various events.

altazo
04-07-2016, 07:37 AM
I could see this potential addition leading to two divisions in the NCHA. Maybe a Southeast division with: Trine, Adrian, LF, Aurora, MSOE, and Concordia. And a Northwest division with: SNC, CSS, Marian, Lawrence, Finlandia, and Northland. Potential is there for an unbalanced schedule where you play each team in your own division twice a year and an annual rotation of playing a series against 4 of the 6 teams in the other division. That would yield an ideal 18 game schedule.

bakdraft21
04-07-2016, 08:24 AM
I also see that Notre Dame is changing conferences as well :p

joecct
04-07-2016, 10:41 AM
I could see this potential addition leading to two divisions in the NCHA. Maybe a Southeast division with: Trine, Adrian, LF, Aurora, MSOE, and Concordia. And a Northwest division with: SNC, CSS, Marian, Lawrence, Finlandia, and Northland. Potential is there for an unbalanced schedule where you play each team in your own division twice a year and an annual rotation of playing a series against 4 of the 6 teams in the other division. That would yield an ideal 18 game schedule.

Do travel partners work? If so, then a 16 game schedule works nicely with 10 games (2x) in your division and 6 (1x) out.

But there is that ugly rumor that two NCHA teams will defect to the WIAC.

upfan1111
04-07-2016, 07:45 PM
Do travel partners work? If so, then a 16 game schedule works nicely with 10 games (2x) in your division and 6 (1x) out.

But there is that ugly rumor that two NCHA teams will defect to the WIAC.


and superior may lose some coaching candidates to trinity

altazo
04-07-2016, 10:34 PM
Do travel partners work? If so, then a 16 game schedule works nicely with 10 games (2x) in your division and 6 (1x) out.

But there is that ugly rumor that two NCHA teams will defect to the WIAC.

Yeah, they would work nicely in what I called the "Southeast" - Trine/Adrian, Aurora/LFC, and MSOE/Concordia. Less so in the "Northwest" with Finlandia still kinda in no-man's-land.

sbkbghockey
04-07-2016, 10:38 PM
http://www.trine.edu/news/2016/big-announcement.aspx

Official announcement today. Some cool specs and renderings in the website. It does seem like Trine is working to be Adrian 2.0. Similar area of the country, school size, and now on-campus ice arena/facilities.

bakdraft21
04-08-2016, 10:35 AM
http://www.trine.edu/news/2016/big-announcement.aspx

Official announcement today. Some cool specs and renderings in the website. It does seem like Trine is working to be Adrian 2.0. Similar area of the country, school size, and now on-campus ice arena/facilities.Looks nice

PrezdeJohnson09
05-16-2016, 12:01 PM
Looks nice

Trine has hired former Castleton head coach Alex Todd after he was at Nebraska-Omaha the last couple years as an assistant.

NUProf
05-16-2016, 09:40 PM
Trine has hired former Castleton head coach Alex Todd after he was at Nebraska-Omaha the last couple years as an assistant.

Oh yipeee!

CARDS_rule_the_Burgh
05-17-2016, 05:55 PM
Oh yipeee!

I sense the sarcasm, and I concur with it

NUProf
05-17-2016, 06:14 PM
I sense the sarcasm, and I concur with it

Not exactly my favorite ex-NEHC coach.