I've been curious about something for a while now. Atlantic Hockey limits the amount of scholarships that they offer at 12, correct? It's pretty well known that at least a few schools have tried voting for increased limits, and even potentially wanting to leave the league. Can it be narrowed down who falls into which camp?
Want increased scholarships
Don't want increased scholarships (speculation)
I'm only basing this on the rumors that the four that do explored the possibility of joining with Ferris and Bowling Green during the realignment to form some kind of remodeled CCHA. I heard that maybe airforce was interested, but no one usually mentions them as wanting more scholarships. I heard also that RIT was asked and said no.
Theoretically UCONN is exploring Hockey East so that would of course take a boost to their program.
What about the programs that don't? RIT is playing up. Are they even allowed to grant scholarships, or did they start playing up after the rule, hence no grandfathering in? Holy Cross and Sacred Heart just strapped for cash? What about army?
Mostly just curious as to what the future might hold for this conference. I'd like to see every team improve their program if they want to, but it seems like a philosophy split like this could cause problems at some point...