The so called “Super League” is a done deal, but Minnesota State’s athletic director said he’s like many other college hockey observers right now and is waiting to hear its members finally start talking.
“I’m reserving canada goose factory sale further comment until after their press conference on Wednesday,” Kevin Buisman said on Monday.
North Dakota, Denver, Colorado College, Minnesota Duluth and Nebraska Omaha uk canada goose canada goose outlet uk sale will be leaving the Western Collegiate Hockey Association after the 2012 13 season to start a new conference with Miami (Ohio). canada goose outlet online Coaches and athletic directors from those schools will take part canada goose outlet nyc in a press event at noon Wednesday in Colorado Springs, Colo.
“I think it will be interesting to see what they will reveal,” Buisman said. “Will they talk canada goose outlet parka about heir plans canada goose outlet canada for TV exposure, the name of the conference and branding?”
With the departure of the Super League teams as well as of Big Ten members Minnesota and Wisconsin, the WCHA will be left with MSU, St. Cloud State, Bemidji State, Alaska Anchorage and Michigan Tech.
It also could mean the end to a canada goose jacket outlet lucrative conference tournament. In recent years, the event, which concludes with the WCHA Final Five at the Xcel Energy Center in St. canada goose uk black friday Paul has given member schools a revenue share between $80,000 and $115,000, Buisman said.
Athletic directors buy canada goose jacket from those remaining schools will meet on Friday canada goose outlet in usa in the Twin Cities to discuss the future, Buisman said.
Buisman had no comment on a report Monday that Northern Michigan was set to join canada goose outlet jackets the WCHA and that Alaska (Fairbanks) also was in discussion with the league.
Alaska and Northern Michigan, a WCHA member from 1984 through 1997, are left behind with Bowling Green, Ferris State and Lake Superior State. Western Michigan was rumored to be a Super League official canada goose canada goose coats on sale outlet invitee but recently said it is exploring a change. Notre Dame appears set to leave the CCHA and is being wooed by Hockey East and the Super League.
WCHA commissioner Bruce McLeod received permission to court Notre Dame and Miami during the league’s April meetings in Florida. In a story in the Anchorage Daily News on Friday, Alaska Anchorage athletic director Steve Cobb accused the Super League members of making a “a really sneaky back door deal” instead.
Said Buisman: “There were some contentious moments and some uncertainty (at the league meetings), but canada goose uk https://www.outletcanadagoose.biz shop we definitely felt like we were in a good place. Our plan was to move forward and expand the league. To have (the Super League teams) strike out on their own, the timing Canada Goose Outlet was certainly interesting.”
Another potential issue with buy canada goose jacket cheap the breakup of the conference is the canada goose black friday sale women’s league. Administrated by the WCHA, its members include Minnesota State, St. Cloud State and Bemidji State; Big Ten schools Minnesota, Wisconsin and Ohio State; and Super League schools North Dakota and Minnesota Duluth.
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