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  • beaverhockeyfan
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    Re: MN State-Moorhead, AL-Huntsville, WI-GB and Iowa State looking at the WCHA

    Nothing too new in this, but some more information none the less:

    http://www.wday.com/event/article/id/59221/

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  • Beer Pong Horn
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    Re: MN State-Moorhead, AL-Huntsville, WI-GB and Iowa State looking at the WCHA

    Originally posted by 4four4 View Post
    So are they going to get screwed over? Or are they getting screwed over?
    Yes, most likely.

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  • jericho
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    Re: MN State-Moorhead, AL-Huntsville, WI-GB and Iowa State looking at the WCHA

    Originally posted by Patman View Post
    Pfft... Still in second

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    There's a big difference between Air Force and UAH... it's a little easier when you have a trillion dollar bankroll.
    And your own planes and pilots.

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  • 4four4
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    Re: MN State-Moorhead, AL-Huntsville, WI-GB and Iowa State looking at the WCHA

    Originally posted by Beer Pong Horn View Post
    Let me take a crack at it.

    Hypothesis: College X, within the WCHA's footprint, has a big donor willing to fund a men's D-I hockey team. College X approaches the WCHA and says, "Daddy Warbucks says he will fund our new hockey team, and we would like to join your conference starting in Fall 2013. See, we've already started to gather players and a coach, and we're breaking ground on an arena in July!" The WCHA leaps at the opportunity and saves the tenth spot for College X, despite UAH's pleas.

    Fast forward to Fall 2013. Daddy Warbucks' stock value fell, and now he can only give $15 million to College X. College X can't scrape up the rest, so they tell the WCHA, "Give us one more year." Meanwhile, Chris Luongo puts together a .350 season in Huntsville.

    Fast forward to late Spring 2014. Daddy Warbucks goes to prison for tax evasion, and College X is stuck with half a stadium and an overpaid gym instructor. The WCHA tells College X to screw off and immediately offers a conference spot to UAH the week before the university plans to announce the hockey program's cancellation. UAH takes the spot, but Luongo's miracle season has already gotten him a job in the ECAC. They promote an assistant and go ahead regardless.

    Fast forward to Spring 2015. UAH finishes dead last in the WCHA with 2 conference points (a 1-1 tie and a 0-0 tie), two forfeits (since they couldn't afford to go to UAF) and an average attendance of 325 people per game. The university decides, "We can't keep embarrassing ourselves," and pulls the plug. Geof Morris cries in his beer for three months.
    So are they going to get screwed over? Or are they getting screwed over?

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  • Beer Pong Horn
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    Re: MN State-Moorhead, AL-Huntsville, WI-GB and Iowa State looking at the WCHA

    Originally posted by 4four4 View Post
    I am curious. How so?
    Let me take a crack at it.

    Hypothesis: College X, within the WCHA's footprint, has a big donor willing to fund a men's D-I hockey team. College X approaches the WCHA and says, "Daddy Warbucks says he will fund our new hockey team, and we would like to join your conference starting in Fall 2013. See, we've already started to gather players and a coach, and we're breaking ground on an arena in July!" The WCHA leaps at the opportunity and saves the tenth spot for College X, despite UAH's pleas.

    Fast forward to Fall 2013. Daddy Warbucks' stock value fell, and now he can only give $15 million to College X. College X can't scrape up the rest, so they tell the WCHA, "Give us one more year." Meanwhile, Chris Luongo puts together a .350 season in Huntsville.

    Fast forward to late Spring 2014. Daddy Warbucks goes to prison for tax evasion, and College X is stuck with half a stadium and an overpaid gym instructor. The WCHA tells College X to screw off and immediately offers a conference spot to UAH the week before the university plans to announce the hockey program's cancellation. UAH takes the spot, but Luongo's miracle season has already gotten him a job in the ECAC. They promote an assistant and go ahead regardless.

    Fast forward to Spring 2015. UAH finishes dead last in the WCHA with 2 conference points (a 1-1 tie and a 0-0 tie), two forfeits (since they couldn't afford to go to UAF) and an average attendance of 325 people per game. The university decides, "We can't keep embarrassing ourselves," and pulls the plug. Geof Morris cries in his beer for three months.

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  • 4four4
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    Re: MN State-Moorhead, AL-Huntsville, WI-GB and Iowa State looking at the WCHA

    Originally posted by LSSULaker889294 View Post
    I have a feeling UAH is going to get screwed over.....AGAIN. Hopefully I'm wrong.
    I am curious. How so?

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  • LSSULaker889294
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    Re: MN State-Moorhead, AL-Huntsville, WI-GB and Iowa State looking at the WCHA

    I have a feeling UAH is going to get screwed over.....AGAIN. Hopefully I'm wrong.

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  • Tipsy McStagger
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    Originally posted by aparch View Post
    Don't forget that SCSU's AD told the NCHC to go pound sand when they broke away from the WCHA. Then when they get their invite, they start singing a whole different tune.

    SCSU was invited to be a bottom in the NCHC. Hope they like it...
    Pretty sure we can compete with Omaha, Duluth, Western Michigan, CC and Miami.

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  • davyd83
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    Re: MN State-Moorhead, AL-Huntsville, WI-GB and Iowa State looking at the WCHA

    Originally posted by Pants View Post
    I wasn't aware that the Air Force paid all the teams in the Atlantic Hockey to fly there. Or that any CCHA or WCHA teams going to Alaska got their airfare covered by any means other than their own either.
    So that means Mankato and Northern Michigan and Bemidji should all add a $10-15,000 flight to their expenses, right. And what I was referring to with Air Force and flights was the fact that they head east 7 times a year. Maybe geography is the wrong term, maybe it's cost, because it's either an expensive flight or an extra day on the road each way, additional missed class time, which when you add a trip to Alaska to your schedule and some runs from Mankato to Bowling Green or Bemidji to Ferris becomes a concern too.

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  • Beer Pong Horn
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    Re: MN State-Moorhead, AL-Huntsville, WI-GB and Iowa State looking at the WCHA

    Originally posted by mcfarljd View Post
    Findlay!
    Get the Illitches on the phone too, 'cause Wayne State still needs their on-campus arena and Red Wings practice facility.

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  • Red Cows
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    Re: MN State-Moorhead, AL-Huntsville, WI-GB and Iowa State looking at the WCHA

    Originally posted by 4four4 View Post
    Link?
    I knew somebody was gonna ask this. I'll try and find it and post it. This was, I think in the Kansas City Star right about the time of the announcement of the Icebreaker for next season. I am from Kansas City, although I have lived in Omaha for the past 22 years, and I am there about twice a month, and it may be that I saw it in something like "The Pitch", instead, which is a local weekly.

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  • mcfarljd
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    Originally posted by Beer Pong Horn View Post
    Also, anyone want to call up Ohio University, University of Illinois-Chicago and Saint Louis University and convince them to get back into D-1 men's hockey?
    Findlay!

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  • 4four4
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    Re: MN State-Moorhead, AL-Huntsville, WI-GB and Iowa State looking at the WCHA

    Originally posted by Red Cows View Post
    There has been some notice of the success of UNO hockey in Kansas City, particularly by city officials who have a white elephant building, and some sentiment has been developed down there that "hey, maybe we can do this, too". The story I read led me to believe that this is more city than school driven.
    Link?

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  • Pants
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    Re: MN State-Moorhead, AL-Huntsville, WI-GB and Iowa State looking at the WCHA

    Originally posted by davyd83 View Post
    Air Force may have access to a bit more reasonably priced air travel. Anyone who thinks geography has nothing to do with hopefully doesn't have to undergo random screening at work.
    I wasn't aware that the Air Force paid all the teams in the Atlantic Hockey to fly there. Or that any CCHA or WCHA teams going to Alaska got their airfare covered by any means other than their own either.

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  • Beer Pong Horn
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    Re: MN State-Moorhead, AL-Huntsville, WI-GB and Iowa State looking at the WCHA

    Also, anyone want to call up Ohio University, University of Illinois-Chicago and Saint Louis University and convince them to get back into D-1 men's hockey?

    Leave a comment:

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