Did DU & North Dakota Try To Fire Bruce McLeod?

(above) Things got quite heated at the ACHA Coaches Convention
From: Madison.com
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].


Anonymous said...

DU and North Dakota were quite right to question McLeod's lack of leadership over the past few years, as the WCHA had fallen well behind the curve in today's proactive-oriented college sports scene.

The breakup was inevitable.

Anonymous said...

Sooooo...is McLeod keeping his office at DU still or what? Seems it might be kind of awkward if he is...

Anonymous said...

His office is not in the athletic area of the DU campus, as far as I know.

Anonymous said...

pretty sure the WCHA offices are in South Denver... not on DU campus

Anonymous said...

Western Collegiate Hockey Association
MSC 8302
University of Denver
2211 S. Josephine Street
Denver, CO 80208-8302

Ever since McLeod got the boot from UMD, the offices have been located at DU...