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Div3HockeyGuy
01-18-2017, 04:48 PM
Hearing rumors that Wilkes University backed out on starting an NCAA program for 2017/2018. Is this true?

From what I understand, the new programs for the 2017/2018 season are as follows:

- Bryn Athyn
- King's College
- Chatham University
- Trine University

I know Trine will be a full member of the NCHA for the 2017/2018 season, but what do the other three school's plan on doing for next season? Will they be full members of conferences right away? If so which ones?

CARDS_rule_the_Burgh
01-18-2017, 05:42 PM
King's and Chatham will be playing in the UCHC (the new conference being formed by the current members of the ECAC-W). The announcement of the UCHC also mentioned that Wilkes will play a partial schedule in 2017-18 before becoming a full member in 2018-19.

I would be shocked if Bryn Athyn didn't become the 12th member of the UCHC.

elbojpb
01-18-2017, 07:33 PM
I would be shocked if Bryn Athyn didn't become the 12th member of the UCHC.Irony of ironies. Forever, the ECAC/W hadn't been able to muster the elusive 7th school, and viola ... in two years, the conference will now have almost too many members.

Considering there certainly isn't enough prime talent to field 70+ competitive teams, must be some money to be made somewhere in D3 hockey.

NUProf
01-18-2017, 08:27 PM
Irony of ironies. Forever, the ECAC/W hadn't been able to muster the elusive 7th school, and viola ... in two years, the conference will now have almost too many members.

Considering there certainly isn't enough prime talent to field 70+ competitive teams, must be some money to be made somewhere in D3 hockey.

Hockey is a sport with large rosters. More players = more students = more tuition.

Div3HockeyGuy
01-18-2017, 08:29 PM
King's and Chatham will be playing in the UCHC (the new conference being formed by the current members of the ECAC-W). The announcement of the UCHC also mentioned that Wilkes will play a partial schedule in 2017-18 before becoming a full member in 2018-19.

I would be shocked if Bryn Athyn didn't become the 12th member of the UCHC.

That all makes sense. Thanks for the info!

PrezdeJohnson09
01-18-2017, 08:30 PM
I would be shocked if Bryn Athyn didn't become the 12th member of the UCHC.

From what I'm hearing, prepare to be shocked.

joecct
01-18-2017, 08:41 PM
From what I'm hearing, prepare to be shocked.

Should I put away my Big Mac?

CARDS_rule_the_Burgh
01-18-2017, 09:02 PM
From what I'm hearing, prepare to be shocked.

Well then...

jcase
01-18-2017, 10:36 PM
Hearing rumors that Wilkes University backed out on starting an NCAA program for 2017/2018. Is this true?

Wilkes is in fact delaying the start of the men's program until 2018-19.

Russell Jaslow
01-19-2017, 11:06 AM
Wilkes is in fact delaying the start of the men's program until 2018-19.

According to this http://www.gowilkesu.com/news/2016/11/7/wilkes-university-announces-delay-in-start-of-mens-ice-hockey-program.aspx?path=mhockey the delay is just with the men's team. So, I'm to assume the women's team is on course to debut next year?

bakdraft21
01-19-2017, 02:36 PM
Hockey is a sport with large rosters. More players = more students = more tuition. Talk about large rosters,I was up for the football Homecoming at Norwich,must have been 100 guys on the team

NUProf
01-19-2017, 02:56 PM
Talk about large rosters,I was up for the football Homecoming at Norwich,must have been 100 guys on the team

Which is why a large number of DIII schools added football in the last few years.

NU Pastime
01-19-2017, 03:13 PM
Talk about large rosters,I was up for the football Homecoming at Norwich,must have been 100 guys on the team

I think it's actually 110, but yes. And as has been pointed put, this why schools are adding football. I know Anna Maria added football mostly to increase male enrollment.

PrezdeJohnson09
01-19-2017, 03:48 PM
I think it's actually 110, but yes. And as has been pointed put, this why schools are adding football. I know Anna Maria added football mostly to increase male enrollment.

Started the season with 136 and I think by season's end it was down to 115-120.

bakdraft21
01-19-2017, 05:24 PM
:eek: 136.......well makes sense as far as enrollment goes.....Just wonder if the coach has enough time to evaluate the talent with 136 players,and that must be 1 big lockeroom:eek:

RonT
01-20-2017, 10:56 AM
:eek: 136.......well makes sense as far as enrollment goes.....Just wonder if the coach has enough time to evaluate the talent with 136 players,and that must be 1 big lockeroom:eek:

I don't think they really care. I'm sure there weren't 110 on the visitor sideline. I had a cousin that played D3 for 3 years. First year never dressed, second year never dressed, third year I think dressed a couple times. Stuck it out because he loved football. Realized early on he wasn't every going to play. Team loved him though. He was basically a tackling dummy. Can you say RUDY.....RUDY.......RUDY.

PrezdeJohnson09
01-20-2017, 11:38 AM
I don't think they really care. I'm sure there weren't 110 on the visitor sideline. I had a cousin that played D3 for 3 years. First year never dressed, second year never dressed, third year I think dressed a couple times. Stuck it out because he loved football. Realized early on he wasn't every going to play. Team loved him though. He was basically a tackling dummy. Can you say RUDY.....RUDY.......RUDY.

It's an enrollment thing for a lot of schools. We only travel with 60ish kids. Also, we play 5 JV games usually too so kids get in games that way.

bakdraft21
01-20-2017, 02:25 PM
It's an enrollment thing for a lot of schools. We only travel with 60ish kids. Also, we play 5 JV games usually too so kids get in games that way. ahhh the JV thing makes it more understandable,as at least the kids get to see the field... Prezzz.any idea if the kid from Minisink got any playing time on the jv??

PrezdeJohnson09
01-20-2017, 06:33 PM
ahhh the JV thing makes it more understandable,as at least the kids get to see the field... Prezzz.any idea if the kid from Minisink got any playing time on the jv??

Not sure but from what I believe I heard he's got a great shot to come into camp next year as a sophomore and battle for the starting job on varsity.

The Real Georgia Peach
01-20-2017, 08:21 PM
And of course because they are walk-ons you get a few who try for the Brass Ring