|(above) Things got quite heated at the ACHA Coaches Convention|
by Andy Baggot
A college hockey source may have provided some clues to the eventual formation of the NCHC on Wednesday morning a couple hours before the presidents, athletic directors and coaches from the six schools took questions.
The source said that officials at Denver and North Dakota strongly questioned the direction of the WCHA during the annual American Hockey Coaches Association convention in Florida in May. There was sentiment to force long-time commissioner Bruce McLeod to step down, but the source said that while people from multiple schools inched up to that line, "no one crossed it.''
When the notion came up of schools possibly seceding from the WCHA instead, it was met with the threat of six-figure fines per institution.
Obviously, that didn't go over very well [read entire article].