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Big Ten hockey conference one step closer?

The news that the College Hockey Showcase was shutting down after this weekend’s run at Mariucci Arena may not have news outside Minneapolis, but it was one more piece of data indicating the Big Ten would be forming a hockey conference down the road. The decision to drop the College Hockey Showcase was fueled by […]

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Badgers adding new arena to athletic complex

{jathumbnail off} The University of Wisconsin is adding a smaller arena to its oncampus facilities: La Bahm Arena, a practice facility that will also serve as the home to the nationally ranked UW women’s hockey team, received state approval and should be open in the fall of 2012. The new arena will seat 2,400 and […]

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Bettman: Oh, Canada?

Once an outspoken opponent of shifting franchises north of the border, NHL Commissioner Gary Bettman is warming to the idea of franchises returning to Winnipeg and Quebec City. There are others in the NHL much more enthusiastic about the NHL returning to hockey hotbeds in Canada, and apparently their thinking is rubbing off on the […]

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