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WCHA shrinks even further in 2013

The WCHA, already reeling from the loss of some high-profile Big Ten schools, is losing five more members in 2013, as the grand shakeup of college-hockey conferences continues. The five schools leaving to form their own conference with Miami (Ohio): Colorado College, University of Denver, University of Minnesota-Duluth, University of Nebraska-Omaha and University of North […]

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Yost Ice Arena upgrades approved

The University of Michigan Board of Regents approved $14 million in improvements to Yost Ice Arena, home to the school’s hockey teams, as the school prepares for a transition to a Big Ten hockey conference. The improvements will mainly address fan comfort. At 6,637 seats, Yost Ice Arena will be one of the smaller venues […]

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ADs recommend men’s Big Ten hockey conference

Big Ten athletic directors with pucks programs unanimously voted to support the launch of a men’s Big Ten hockey conference in the 2013-2014 academic year. With Penn State raising its club hockey program to varsity status upon completion of a new $88-million arena, six Big Ten schools — Minnesota, Wisconsin, Ohio State, Michigan, Michigan State […]

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Finally: It’s The Sanford Center

The new home of the Bemidji State Beavers has a new name, finally, as the former Bemidji Regional Events Center became The Sanford Center after a long-awaited naming-rights deal was finally closed. Sanford Health Systems is paying $200,000 annually over the next 10 years for the naming rights — far more than the $50,000-$100,000 per […]

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