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davyd83
08-25-2011, 03:51 PM
http://www.collegehockeynews.com/news/2011/08/25_remaining_ccha_teams_will.php

Flashy Man
08-25-2011, 03:55 PM
Terrible news for Alabama-Huntsville.

Biddco
08-25-2011, 03:57 PM
Terrible news for Alabama-Huntsville.CCHA should have accepted them a few years back...

stuckinwi
08-25-2011, 04:02 PM
Seeing the extra auto bid go poof and leaving little to no room for expansion again is not good...

NMUFAN21
08-25-2011, 04:06 PM
Personally I think this might be one of the worst moves yet. Not only is travel going to be ridiculous (Big Rapids to Mankato plus both Alaskan teams), but you took away an auto bid from one of the smaller schools. I think the CCHA should have done more meetings with both the Atlantic and the WCHA, to see what is the best option for everyone.

First Time, Long Time
08-25-2011, 04:11 PM
Sounds like the Atlantic schools that wanted to leave didn't want to be in a 6 team league and if LSSU and UAF both joined the WCHA that would have been a real possibility.

NMUFAN21
08-25-2011, 04:12 PM
CCHA should have accepted them a few years back...

To be fair there is no way the CCHA could have predicted this back then, at the time it would have been a bad idea to let them in.

aparch
08-25-2011, 04:14 PM
Awful move by the CCHA. It's all Tom Anastos' fault.

joecct
08-25-2011, 04:21 PM
Seeing the extra auto bid go poof and leaving little to no room for expansion again is not good...+100

Assuming this goes through, 13 teams with Moorhead as the possible 14th. If I was Moorhead, I start looking at the travel and say no. This could be the death knell for UAH.

Sean Pickett
08-25-2011, 04:22 PM
There is still room in the new-look WCHA for some Atlantic Hockey teams down the road, if the parties are willing.But not room for Alabama-Huntsville?

Sean

beaverhockeyfan
08-25-2011, 04:26 PM
Don't like it, but what can one do. That pretty much locks up any expansion possibilities outside of the NCHC and the Big Ten. Also, it throws one more at large bid into the Tournament pool and takes it away from the smaller schools.

Bring in UAH!

bronconick
08-25-2011, 04:35 PM
It's all Tom Anastos' fault.

This.

Dirty
08-25-2011, 04:38 PM
I'm pretty sure this is all UND and DU's fault actually.

5mn_Major
08-25-2011, 04:42 PM
This is really a different approach. It is really a move that helps some of the CCHA team. Not sure its that big of a benefit to the handful of other WCHA teams.


I'm pretty sure this is all UND's fault actually.

Yes

JDUBBS1280
08-25-2011, 04:56 PM
Seeing the extra auto bid go poof and leaving little to no room for expansion again is not good...

This

SanTropez
08-25-2011, 05:00 PM
Didn't see this move coming...


Where does UAH go now?

bronconick
08-25-2011, 05:02 PM
Seriously people, if the extra auto-bid was all that important to the schools in general, College Hockey America would still exist. Get off the OMG autobid train, because it hasn't gone anywhere in a decade.

Priceless
08-25-2011, 05:05 PM
This is the worst decision they could have made. They should have stayed two separate conferences and kept the extra autobid. Then both leagues would have had room for any expansion that comes down the pike. If you were a D-I athletics director, unless you have a Sugar Daddy donor who can bankroll your entire program and get you into the NCHC or are in the Integer, why would you even consider adding ice hockey?

As for UAH, the NCHC can show us that it is truly "national" and their new conference isn't just about cutting loose the chaff by extending an invitation to the Chargers.

scsutommyboy
08-25-2011, 05:06 PM
Didn't see this move coming...


Where does UAH go now?

If Western stays in the WCHA UAH should be added to make 12 teams. The problem is we all know they don't want that so if they can bolt they will and then I doubt WCHA members would make a 11 team conference.

dggoddard
08-25-2011, 05:08 PM
As for UAH, the NCHC can show us that it is truly "national" and their new conference isn't just about cutting loose the chaff by extending an invitation to the Chargers.Um...No thanks.