In a surprise move seven members of the WCHA announced Friday the intention to abandon the conference. Bowling Green, Minnesota State, Bemidji State, Michigan Tech, Northern Michigan, Ferris State and Lake Superior are the teams bolting the conference.
During the announcement, a spokesman for the schools, Morris Kurtz, cited ‘regional alignment’ as one of the reasons for the move.
This leaves University Alabama- Huntsville, Alaska Anchorage and Alaska Fairbanks out in the cold.
Look for Puck Swami’s analysis of the move later this weekend.