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Captain Obvious
10-07-2016, 09:51 AM
Rumors are finally true-

Bryn Athyn College, located just outside Philadelphia, announced their step into NCAA Division III hockey for 2017-18.

http://www.brynathynathletics.com/athletics/ncaahockeyd3

PrezdeJohnson09
10-07-2016, 09:52 AM
Looks like another good fit for the UCHC.....

joecct
10-07-2016, 09:54 AM
Guesses on conference? Once they get going,they'd be a natural rival to Neumann

PrezdeJohnson09
10-07-2016, 09:55 AM
Guesses on conference? Once they get going,they'd be a natural rival to Neumann

See below.

The only other option I see is if the MAC finally pulls the trigger.

They have five core members with Stevenson, Manhattanville, Wilkes, LVC and Kings. Bryn Athyn could be an easy addition as an associate member and perhaps Neumann as well?

dhammond
10-07-2016, 01:42 PM
See below.

The only other option I see is if the MAC finally pulls the trigger.

They have five core members with Stevenson, Manhattanville, Wilkes, LVC and Kings. Bryn Athyn could be an easy addition as an associate member and perhaps Neumann as well?

I think that the UCHC will split into 2 divisions, where you would play the teams in your division twice and the other division once.
If the MAC forms their own conference, then Elmira, Hobart, Utica, Nazareth, and Chatham would again be stuck without an autobid. Although, if NYU ever commits, then just 1 more would be needed.

Buckeye22
10-07-2016, 08:57 PM
I think that the UCHC will split into 2 divisions, where you would play the teams in your division twice and the other division once.
If the MAC forms their own conference, then Elmira, Hobart, Utica, Nazareth, and Chatham would again be stuck without an autobid. Although, if NYU ever commits, then just 1 more would be needed.

With the loss of UNE, Daniel Webster and rumored departure of St. Mike's and St. A's, the NEHC would be at 7. Add Elmira, Hobart, Utica, Nazareth and Chatham and you have an even 12. Those 5 along with Skidmore could be a western division with Norwich, Castleton, UMass-Boston, Babson, USM and NEC as an eastern division.

Also, the article announcing their jump to varsity status implies they're going to stick with their open-air rink. I hope they do. I think that's awesome.

PrezdeJohnson09
10-07-2016, 10:43 PM
With the loss of UNE, Daniel Webster and rumored departure of St. Mike's and St. A's, the NEHC would be at 7. Add Elmira, Hobart, Utica, Nazareth and Chatham and you have an even 12. Those 5 along with Skidmore could be a western division with Norwich, Castleton, UMass-Boston, Babson, USM and NEC as an eastern division.

Also, the article announcing their jump to varsity status implies they're going to stick with their open-air rink. I hope they do. I think that's awesome.

I don't think trips to Pittsburgh from Vermont and Maine are happening anytime soon for conference games.

Buckeye22
10-07-2016, 11:04 PM
I don't think trips to Pittsburgh from Vermont and Maine are happening anytime soon for conference games.

Ya Chatham would definitely be the odd man out there. To be fair though Chatham to USM is about the same as Adrian to St. Scholastica out in the NCHA. So its possible. I don't think it will happen. My point is I just can't imagine the NEHC wanting to stay at 7 for very long, and I think for the sake of competition and facilities they'd be more inclined to go after some of the New York schools than a school like Suffolk or J&W.

altazo
10-10-2016, 04:35 PM
They already have an on-campus ice rink, but is it still an open air rink?

https://www.google.com/search?q=junge+ice+hockey+rink&client=safari&hl=en-us&prmd=ivsn&source=lnms&tbm=isch&sa=X&ved=0ahUKEwiVh6aXi9HPAhVBymMKHXe4CeYQ_AUIBygB&biw=375&bih=559#imgrc=tnY7CgdSkWoaRM%3A

Buckeye22
10-10-2016, 04:43 PM
Ya those aren't windows. It's open-air unless they have plans to change it.

joecct
10-10-2016, 04:52 PM
They already have an on-campus ice rink, but is it still an open air rink?

https://www.google.com/search?q=junge+ice+hockey+rink&client=safari&hl=en-us&prmd=ivsn&source=lnms&tbm=isch&sa=X&ved=0ahUKEwiVh6aXi9HPAhVBymMKHXe4CeYQ_AUIBygB&biw=375&bih=559#imgrc=tnY7CgdSkWoaRM%3A
Fixed the link

Build that wall!!!

altazo
10-10-2016, 05:19 PM
^^^ Thanks!

I know up into the 90's there were still some D3 schools in the Eastern region with open air facilities. Closest I ever came to that experience in the Western region at that time was at St. Mary's; the visitors locker room used to be in a different building and you had to walk on rubber mats outside to get into the rink.

Buckeye22
10-10-2016, 06:40 PM
^^^ Thanks!

I know up into the 90's there were still some D3 schools in the Eastern region with open air facilities. Closest I ever came to that experience in the Western region at that time was at St. Mary's; the visitors locker room used to be in a different building and you had to walk on rubber mats outside to get into the rink.

If I'm not mistaken Hobart was the last one to be closed in. As for having to walk outside to an adjacent building to get to the locker rooms, OSU Ice Rink is still that way for our women's team I believe...