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VTHokie2000

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Given that the Atlantic Hockey and Hockey East (which includes BC)


both have 11 members, either one could be a home for VT's men's team. The Big Ten currently has 8 members, so that may be a possibility since the ACC currently doesn't sponsor the sport. It is worth noting that AL-Huntsville gave up its Independent status to join the WCHA. While Arizona State and Long Island are currently the only Independent teams.

Finding a home for the women's team may be a little more challenging since fewer schools sponsor the sport at the DI level. The College Hockey America may be VT's best bet since it only has 6 members including Penn State and Syracuse. The New England Women's Hockey Alliance currently has 6 (7 in 2022), but the conference may be unwilling to add a member outside the region. The Western Collegiate Hockey Association may be another option since it only has 7 teams with all the members being located in either MI (5), WI (1), or OH (1). Currently there are no teams competing as an Independent.

(In response to this post by mrcaniac)

Link: DI Hockey Conferences and Teams (Men's)


Posted: 02/06/2021 at 5:33PM



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