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TonyTheTiger20
05-02-2017, 08:46 AM
Seems like it's been rumored for a while now, and here we are:

http://www.uscho.com/2017/05/02/holy-cross-to-join-womens-hockey-east-for-2018-19/

TovarishchLisa
05-02-2017, 09:25 AM
And fire back up the HC-to-men's HEA rumor engine.

In all seriousness, welcome aboard Crusaders.

Arafel
05-02-2017, 10:08 AM
Here is the official announcement by HC and Hockey East - http://www.goholycross.com/ViewArticle.dbml?DB_OEM_ID=33100&ATCLID=211580735

LtPowers
05-02-2017, 10:13 AM
I can't blame CHC for going with WHEA, but it does severely damage the chances of a women's AHC forming anytime soon.


Powers &8^]

Timothy A
05-02-2017, 12:17 PM
Cupcake-o-rama for HE. Of course the wcha lost it's 4th best team, so the wcha got a little sweeter too. I doubt the teams scheduled in place of the sue will be as tough as they could be.

FlagDUDE08
05-02-2017, 12:19 PM
I can't blame CHC for going with WHEA, but it does severely damage the chances of a women's AHC forming anytime soon.


Powers &8^]

Is Sacred Heart still independent?

Plus, the AHC referees already work CHA.

Russell Jaslow
05-02-2017, 03:18 PM
I can't blame CHC for going with WHEA, but it does severely damage the chances of a women's AHC forming anytime soon.


Powers &8^]

Women's AHC = CHA. It's essentially the same thing even if all the teams are not identical. They even have the same commissioner. The only difference is the CHA doesn't want to change their name.

Arafel
05-02-2017, 03:38 PM
Women's AHC = CHA. It's essentially the same thing even if all the teams are not identical. They even have the same commissioner. The only difference is the CHA doesn't want to change their name.

Really? The AHC has 11 schools. The CHA has six. Of the 11 AHC schools, three are in the CHA: RIT, Robert Morris, and Mercyhurst. Most of the other AHC schools don't have a women's program. Sacred Heart does, but has refused to join CHA. The other three CHA schools are one Big Ten, and two that don't have men's teams.

Russell Jaslow
05-02-2017, 04:31 PM
Really? The AHC has 11 schools. The CHA has six. Of the 11 AHC schools, three are in the CHA: RIT, Robert Morris, and Mercyhurst. Most of the other AHC schools don't have a women's program. Sacred Heart does, but has refused to join CHA. The other three CHA schools are one Big Ten, and two that don't have men's teams.

And just what would the Women's AHC makeup be? All the CHA schools. Like I said, they are virtually the same except in name.

Arafel
05-02-2017, 04:39 PM
And just what would the Women's AHC makeup be? All the CHA schools. Like I said, they are virtually the same except in name.

Women's AHC would be three of the current CHA schools, plus schools that haven't started a women's team, like Bentley, Canisius, Air Force, Army, and then add Sacred Heart.

Russell Jaslow
05-02-2017, 08:38 PM
Women's AHC would be three of the current CHA schools, plus schools that haven't started a women's team, like Bentley, Canisius, Air Force, Army, and then add Sacred Heart.

Agree. If that happens. But it never will. Ergo, I go back to what I said. :-)

The CHA is essentially run like a Women's AHC -- same commissioner, same league office, same refs (essentially), same SID. Just different name...

LtPowers
05-03-2017, 05:40 PM
The CHA is essentially run like a Women's AHC -- same commissioner, same league office, same refs (essentially), same SID. Just different name...

Don't discount the name. Branding matters. And if both conferences were the same, there'd be added pressure on schools to align their squads into the same conference.


Powers &8^]

Russell Jaslow
05-04-2017, 08:18 AM
Don't discount the name. Branding matters. And if both conferences were the same, there'd be added pressure on schools to align their squads into the same conference.


Powers &8^]

I agree. That's why the push a few years ago to rename the CHA to WAHC failed.

I was just commenting on the comment about starting up a Women's AHC. In essence, one already exists... But that does not discount your points.

D2D
10-19-2017, 03:55 PM
Crusaders no more?

http://www.wbjournal.com/article/20171018/NEWS01/171019933/holy-cross-forms-commission-over-crusaders-mascot

hockeymakesmebroke
10-19-2017, 07:05 PM
Really? The AHC has 11 schools. The CHA has six. Of the 11 AHC schools, three are in the CHA: RIT, Robert Morris, and Mercyhurst. Most of the other AHC schools don't have a women's program. Sacred Heart does, but has refused to join CHA. The other three CHA schools are one Big Ten, and two that don't have men's teams.

Did Sacred Heart actually turn down an offer to join? My understanding is that they want to join a conference, and soon.

Sieve1
10-19-2017, 09:19 PM
Crusaders no more?

http://www.wbjournal.com/article/20171018/NEWS01/171019933/holy-cross-forms-commission-over-crusaders-mascot

Kind of jumping on the pc bandwagon. Most people I know in the HC community arenít in favor or a name change. Hope they donít change it!

TonyTheTiger20
10-19-2017, 09:28 PM
Kind of jumping on the pc bandwagon. Most people I know in the HC community arenít in favor or a name change. Hope they donít change it!
To be fair, the Crusades were pretty terrible.

giwan
10-19-2017, 10:35 PM
To be fair, the Crusades were pretty terrible.

Oh they weren't that bad, might depend what side you were on

TonyTheTiger20
10-20-2017, 06:34 AM
Oh they weren't that bad, might depend what side you were on

Yeah no they were pretty bad lol

Eeyore
10-20-2017, 08:06 AM
Calling your team the "Crusaders" is identical to calling it the "Jihadists." If and only if you'd be okay with the latter can you criticize anyone for jumping on the PC bandwagon here.