Friday, June 26, 2009

10 + 2 = 12

USCHO is reporting (through a source in Duluth) that the WCHA is expected to vote on and admit Nebraska Omaha and Bemidji State today. Existing school reps will be voting by teleconference this afternoon, and there is a press conference scheduled for 5 PM.

It appears expansion will take place starting in 2010/11 so Bemidji avoids a season as an independent. So enjoy the last 10 team WCHA season coming up. Afterward, the Badgers will only see 3 teams twice a season, I'd assume one of them will continue to be the gophers.

Edit: Well it is official, the vote is in and BSU and UNO will start play in the WCHA during the 2010/11 season. Damn, the list of opposing arenas to visit only gets bigger. Here is a link to the official release.

As gbpuckfan mentioned in the comments, this is for the GOOD of college hockey, and that is important IMO. Huntsville is the only piece left, and the CCHA has an opening, buck up and let them in.