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sbkbghockey
02-09-2018, 01:06 PM
Article: https://www.maryvillesaints.com/news/2018/2/7/club-mens-ice-hockey-maryville-adds-competitive-mens-club-ice-hockey-john-hogan-named-head-coach.aspx

Maryville University in suburban St. Louis, MO announced earlier this week the start of a competitive club program. Nice to see more schools adding hockey at any level.
Over the years there's been lots of loose rumors about St. Louis area schools getting NCAA hockey. Lindenwood probably being the closest with an established ACHA powerhouse men's program and the LU women moving to NCAA a few years ago. Also St. Louis University has been off-and-on rumored after sponsoring an NCAA DI team back in the 1970s. With the a growing talent pool and also proximity to much of the NAHL, USHL, and Chicagoland talent, and NCAA DI program in St. Louis could be very successful if a school commits the resources.

The last line of Maryville's club hockey announcement is very interesting: "As the team's success and talent grows in the coming years, the University will consider moving the program into the NCAA Division I ranks."

AKSWF
02-09-2018, 05:51 PM
Article: https://www.maryvillesaints.com/news/2018/2/7/club-mens-ice-hockey-maryville-adds-competitive-mens-club-ice-hockey-john-hogan-named-head-coach.aspx

Maryville University in suburban St. Louis, MO announced earlier this week the start of a competitive club program. Nice to see more schools adding hockey at any level.
Over the years there's been lots of loose rumors about St. Louis area schools getting NCAA hockey. Lindenwood probably being the closest with an established ACHA powerhouse men's program and the LU women moving to NCAA a few years ago. Also St. Louis University has been off-and-on rumored after sponsoring an NCAA DI team back in the 1970s. With the a growing talent pool and also proximity to much of the NAHL, USHL, and Chicagoland talent, and NCAA DI program in St. Louis could be very successful if a school commits the resources.

The last line of Maryville's club hockey announcement is very interesting: "As the team's success and talent grows in the coming years, the University will consider moving the program into the NCAA Division I ranks."

NCHC or WCHA? Lol

FlagDUDE08
02-09-2018, 09:05 PM
I'll believe it when I see it.