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  • Robert Morris University Officially Reinstated Into The CHA

    https://rmucolonials.com/news/2022/3...tates-rmu.aspx

  • #2
    Good for them! Now, UND.

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    • #3
      Originally posted by KTDC View Post
      Good for them! Now, UND.
      I agree -- congrats to RMU!

      As for UND, I agree that they should also be instated into the CHA. They'd have more value as the 7th team in a league than as a league's 9th team. Plus, people around the country should get to experience the joys of visiting Grand Forks in January. Packing tip -- yes, bring that extra pair of wool socks, you'll find some use for them once the wind starts blowing.

      "... And lose, and start again at your beginnings
      And never breathe a word about your loss;" -- Rudyard Kipling

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      • #4
        Originally posted by ARM View Post
        I agree -- congrats to RMU!

        As for UND, I agree that they should also be instated into the CHA. They'd have more value as the 7th team in a league than as a league's 9th team. Plus, people around the country should get to experience the joys of visiting Grand Forks in January. Packing tip -- yes, bring that extra pair of wool socks, you'll find some use for them once the wind starts blowing.
        if UND comes back to the WCHA, I think it's time to pull that OSU for Lindenwood trade. Also change the name back to the Great Lakes Women's Hockey Association.


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        • #5
          OSU stuck it out for 20 years until they could legitimately contend for titles; I doubt that the Buckeyes want to leave now.
          "... And lose, and start again at your beginnings
          And never breathe a word about your loss;" -- Rudyard Kipling

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          • #6
            Originally posted by TitleIXHockey View Post

            if UND comes back to the WCHA, I think it's time to pull that OSU for Lindenwood trade. Also change the name back to the Great Lakes Women's Hockey Association.

            Everything old is new again. (tired, weak, smiling emoticon here)


            Originally posted by ARM
            OSU stuck it out for 20 years until they could legitimately contend for titles; I doubt that the Buckeyes want to leave now.
            I'd phrase it a bit differently. But for me personally, I would have absolutely no interest in such a trade.

            ARM, you may even remember one of my posts from the long ago past. There was one juncture when Ohio State actually considered making such a move. Around 15 years ago, IIRC. One of the temptations was that Findlay was a league member then; the Oilers could have been an in-state rival had they survived. There were other selling points; it wasn't a crazy idea. But it would have been a mistake then; and it would be a mistake now.

            Now about that post. When the decision to stay in the WCHA was made, I was relieved and pleased. I put up a multi-point list celebrating the decision.

            If memory serves, that was the very first time I was mugged by an ECAC Poster for extolling the virtues of the WCHA. There have been many happy returns. (repeat tired, weak, smiling emoticon)

            If there's really a need to revisit this subject of OSU's affiliation, the off-season will be here soon enough. I'll reprise my defense of the WCHA when the time comes. But we have some pretty important games coming up over the next 3 weekends. That's where the focus needs to be right now.

            All that said, I am very happy that RMU has restored its hockey programs. Great news.

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            • #7
              Thrilled for RMU that they got their program back. I hate seeing hockey programs get dropped, and it seems like it is usually the women's programs that get dropped (UND in 2017). RMU dropped both their men's and women's programs so that was between 50-60 student athletes who had the rug pulled out from underneath them. It's always sad when that happens, so I am glad they are getting their programs back. Hopefully they do not have to go through this again. Regarding the tired, stale, "OSU leaves the WCHA for some other conference blah blah blah" drivel, that was funny, like, maybe the first 70 or 80 times I heard it, read it somewhere, or saw it posted here in the fan forum. I guess some don't keep up or realize we have been invited to 3 NCAA Tournaments in the last four seasons (soon to be 4 in five seasons in a few weeks) and been to two Frozen Fours in that same time span. We're just fine where we are at, and like pgb, I was against moving to the CHA 15 or so years ago when it was being considered by the powers that be at OSU. Thankfully, the right decision was made. Nothing against the CHA, but in order to be the best, you have to beat the best. Staying the WCHA allowed us to have the opportunity to do just that, playing Minnesota, Minnesota-Duluth, and Wisconsin four times each every season. North Dakota had some good teams, too, when they still had their program.

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              • #8
                Originally posted by osualum86 View Post
                Nothing against the CHA, but in order to be the best, you have to beat the best. Staying the WCHA allowed us to have the opportunity to do just that, playing Minnesota, Minnesota-Duluth, and Wisconsin four times each every season. North Dakota had some good teams, too, when they still had their program.
                Certainly this.

                Conference loyalty should be defended as well. Some may say that's old school. But it will always be a priority for me. We have been conference mates with Minnesota & Wisconsin for a century in the Big Ten. The Women's WCHA now has a history of over 20 years, which of course is the entire history of D-1 Women's Hockey at Ohio State.

                Maybe Cornell would like to join the CHA. Decent geographic fit. And they wouldn't really miss being in the same conference as the other Ivies, would they?

                Or, maybe Clarkson would be a nice pick-up for the CHA. (winking emoticon here) ECAC; CHA. What's the difference? No answer needed. If Clarkson really did open up a spot in the ECAC, it would take a school like RIT about 5 minutes to apply for the vacancy.

                I could go on & on. And have in the past. But again, this isn't the time.

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                • #9
                  In order for UND to reinstate their program they would have to fight off all those men's UND fans who appeared out of the woodwork to justify the school's eliminating the program, who had never been heard from before regarding the women's team, and have never been heard from since.



                  (By the way, props to Brad Elliott Schlossman from Grand Forks, who seemed to me to be the only newspaper writer from a city who regularly reported women's hockey.)

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                  • #10
                    Originally posted by KTDC View Post
                    (By the way, props to Brad Elliott Schlossman from Grand Forks, who seemed to me to be the only newspaper writer from a city who regularly reported women's hockey.)
                    You're right about him, and he even wrote about women's hockey after the demise of the UND women's program. The Milwaukee Journal Sentinel has had a presence over the years, enough so that you usually recognize the reporter/columnist. Same in Duluth. There are others who would gladly cover the sport more if their editors would pay them to do so. Rachel Blount and Joe Christiansen do a fine job when the STrib lets them.

                    "... And lose, and start again at your beginnings
                    And never breathe a word about your loss;" -- Rudyard Kipling

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                    • #11
                      Originally posted by KTDC View Post
                      In order for UND to reinstate their program they would have to fight off all those men's UND fans who appeared out of the woodwork to justify the school's eliminating the program, who had never been heard from before regarding the women's team, and have never been heard from since.
                      And for those who may not know where the "17" number came from as far as how many posters they thought were on the women's forum...You can thank the shlub that came from the group of men's UND fans that "briefly" were on this forum.
                      At the outset, we could hang with the dude...

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                      • #12
                        Originally posted by TitleIXHockey View Post

                        if UND comes back to the WCHA, I think it's time to pull that OSU for Lindenwood trade. Also change the name back to the Great Lakes Women's Hockey Association.

                        Kind of a trollish comment tbh.

                        This is a thread about RMU coming back to the CHA which just celebrated its 20th season.
                        welcome back RMU, and congrats CHA on 20 seasons.

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                        • #13
                          Originally posted by Lindsay View Post
                          Kind of a trollish comment tbh.

                          This is a thread about RMU coming back to the CHA which just celebrated its 20th season.
                          welcome back RMU, and congrats CHA on 20 seasons.
                          No more so than UND to the CHA.

                          I like the GLWHA name, even if Penn State and Lindenwood make it a bit inaccurate. Always found the CHA name a bit silly and difficult for casual fans as the only non-geographically named conference, though there's some name overlap with the ECAC and Hockey East obviously. Surprised it's been 20 years already.

                          That said, I find it hard to get excited about this. I mean I'm glad the Board of Trustees saw some reason, but why should anyone trust Robert Morris University? What mechanisms are in place to prevent what happened before from happening again the next time men's basketball wins an NCAA tournament game?

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                          • #14
                            https://twitter.com/RMUWHockey/statu...rM1OTfVVM81lZQ

                            RMU announced what I think is their first signing this go round, Serena Slusarcyk. Fitting that it is a Pa player who played U19 Penguins Elite.

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                            • #15
                              Originally posted by Lindsay View Post
                              https://twitter.com/RMUWHockey/statu...rM1OTfVVM81lZQ

                              RMU announced what I think is their first signing this go round, Serena Slusarcyk. Fitting that it is a Pa player who played U19 Penguins Elite.
                              Maybe Serena trusted RMU enough I guess.

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