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mwhawk
09-17-2010, 11:45 AM
I have seen Big 10 Hockey Champion banners from the 1970's hanging in a rink or two around the country.

Was there an official Big 10 conference for hockey at some point in that time period?

If so, it would seem that many teams were members of the Big 10 and either the CCHA or WCHA at the same time.

It may be best (even for the Big 10 teams) to have such an arrangement in the future as they might have a greater chance at an NCAA autobid in their current conference than if the autobid were based on Big 10 play.

Obviously, the number of conference games in the CCHA and WCHA would need to be reduced a bit to accommodate "Big 10 play".

Nick Papagiorgio
09-17-2010, 11:49 AM
We need a few more Big 10 hockey threads here.

bigmrg74
09-17-2010, 11:54 AM
We need a few more Big 10 hockey threads here.

Something something Something Joe Thornton traded something Darkside!!! ;)

blockski
09-17-2010, 12:46 PM
I have seen Big 10 Hockey Champion banners from the 1970's hanging in a rink or two around the country.

Was there an official Big 10 conference for hockey at some point in that time period?

If so, it would seem that many teams were members of the Big 10 and either the CCHA or WCHA at the same time.

It may be best (even for the Big 10 teams) to have such an arrangement in the future as they might have a greater chance at an NCAA autobid in their current conference than if the autobid were based on Big 10 play.

Obviously, the number of conference games in the CCHA and WCHA would need to be reduced a bit to accommodate "Big 10 play".

There was a Big Ten tournament back in the day:

http://www.augenblick.org/chha/t_btn_01.html

MadCityRich
09-17-2010, 02:42 PM
I go back to those days and I remember Big 10 champion pennants at the "Concrete Doughnut" aka the Dane Co. Coliseum. IIRC it was pretty much a mythical deal. Michigan & Michigan State were also in the WCHA back then*.
I was pretty little at that time, but I'm quite sure about this.

(...and for those who know me, no "Rich you were never little" blasts. I'm a Slovak Jew, not known to be little people.)




*before they moved to an easy conference. :-)

huskyfan
09-18-2010, 10:16 PM
bump