UIC hockey: 15 years
WSU hockey: 9 seasons
KSU hockey: 12 seasons
NAU hockey: 5 seasons
USI hockey: 8 seasons
Fair hockey: 6 in D-I; 22 in D-III
Fin hockey: 8 seasons
Iona hockey: 5 seasons in D-I; 22 in D-III
UAH hockey: 26 seasons in D-I (40 overall, counting club)
BGSU hockey: 50 seasons in D-I (39 at the time they turned it around)
Absolutely BG pulled itself out of the mire, and it definitely did its own damage to get there. That's true of UAH, but twice now people have **** down our throats and told us to go find another league, with their schools fans talking about "how great a fit that UAH would make to [insert league name here]".
UAH to Atlantic Hockey is probably a non-starter for those schools. They rejected UAH in 2013. They'll probably reject us in the end.
What are we supposed to do, hold biscuit fundraisers and rally up fans to stand in the park across from the arena, literal dozens of fans that a kind journalist in me made into a throbbing, raving crowd of hundreds? We have exactly two NHL alumni.
But no, we're to just take our life and say, "Hockey just wasn't supposed to make it down there."