USCHO.com is reporting that an eight team College Hockey Super League announcement could be made within the next two weeks. Eight schools have been sent formal invitations to join the new conference.Kevin Pates of the Duluth News Tribune has an article about the University of Minnesota-Duluth being invited to join the proposed College Hockey Super League [CHSL].
At the WCHA Final 5 various media sources speculated that the Minnesota schools weren't interested in joining a "super league" due to the travel costs associated with traveling to far-flung destinations. Clearly winning the ice hockey national championship has convinced the athletic department at Minnesota-Duluth that the benefits may outweigh the costs.
"Minnesota Duluth has been asked to join a discussion of a proposed eight-team Division I men’s conference, which would likely start in 2013-14, sources indicate.
The conference: UMD, North Dakota, Denver, Colorado College and Nebraska-Omaha of the Western Collegiate Hockey Association, and Miami University of Oxford, Ohio and Notre Dame of South Bend, Ind., and possibly Western Michigan of Kalamazoo, Mich., all of the Central Collegiate Hockey Association.
There’s talk that a resolution on a new Super League could come in July or by Labor Day. The current 12-team WCHA already has schedules for the next two seasons." [read entire article]