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Toledo is moving its club hockey team to the top division, which may be a sign that it wi'll go varsity later. There is already an 8k arena avaiable, so DI hockey just might be doable. BGSU would welcome it.
12-10-2017 03:38 AM
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Come on. No D1 ice hockey has been added without significant amount of donations.

ACHA club team has nothing to do with adding NCAA D1 team
12-10-2017 02:26 PM
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RE: Four college hockey feasibility studies underway
(12-10-2017 03:38 AM)NoDak Wrote:  Toledo is moving its club hockey team to the top division, which may be a sign that it wi'll go varsity later. There is already an 8k arena avaiable, so DI hockey just might be doable. BGSU would welcome it.

I don't see new MAC schools affording it. They would have to cut other sports. It will be something like a Big 10 school.
12-10-2017 05:45 PM
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(12-10-2017 02:26 PM)sportsrankings Wrote:  Come on. No D1 ice hockey has been added without significant amount of donations.

ACHA club team has nothing to do with adding NCAA D1 team
Toledo is a metro that could easily do it. DI hockey is much more fan friendly than minor league hockey and has more potential fan allegiance. They just need a viable league.

Nearly every ACHA DI school on the east coast has been linked to an eventual NCAA team. Toledo might just be the school that is doing a silent feasibility study. They would just need scholarship endowments, not a rink. If Oakland gets a team and add Bowling Green, you have a real basis of a conference with Mercyhurst, Canisius, Niagara, and Robert Morris.

Alabama raised itself to DI club when they started visiting other schools rinks to get ideas what to build. That's been done at other schools too like UNLV, Utah, and Colorado. DI club players can sometimes be 3rd and 4th liners at the DI NCAA level.
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12-10-2017 05:55 PM
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I'd buy a Pitt study. State-related means nunuvyuh****bizniz when people ask, and if externally-funded, enough people know on both sides of the state that the Burgh is good for hockey support. Can probably get a better thing going there for the long haul than that school in the middle of the state.
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RE: Four college hockey feasibility studies underway
(12-10-2017 05:55 PM)NoDak Wrote:  
(12-10-2017 02:26 PM)sportsrankings Wrote:  Come on. No D1 ice hockey has been added without significant amount of donations.

ACHA club team has nothing to do with adding NCAA D1 team
Toledo is a metro that could easily do it. DI hockey is much more fan friendly than minor league hockey and has more potential fan allegiance. They just need a viable league.

Nearly every ACHA DI school on the east coast has been linked to an eventual NCAA team. Toledo might just be the school that is doing a silent feasibility study. They would just need scholarship endowments, not a rink. If Oakland gets a team and add Bowling Green, you have a real basis of a conference with Mercyhurst, Canisius, Niagara, and Robert Morris.

Alabama raised itself to DI club when they started visiting other schools rinks to get ideas what to build. That's been done at other schools too like UNLV, Utah, and Colorado. DI club players can sometimes be 3rd and 4th liners at the DI NCAA level.

Toledo could do it, Akron could do it, Buffalo could do it, Northern Illinois could do it...

Kent State and Ohio have both done it before and could try again.

Eastern Michigan and Central Michigan could do it but that state is quite saturated with teams already.

Ball State...probably not.

A MAC/great lakes hybrid league of Northern Illinois, Western Michigan, Toledo, Bowling Green, Miami (OH), Ohio, Akron, Buffalo, Robert Morris and Mercyhurst would be fun...but far from reality given the economics of the sport compared to the economics of those schools. I could certainly see one or two MAC schools taking part in the feasibility study and adding in the next few decades, but not enough to form their own league.
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Is hockey the new football? East coast and Midwest kids ditching football for hockey?
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(12-11-2017 09:57 PM)Section 200 Wrote:  Is hockey the new football? East coast and Midwest kids ditching football for hockey?

Hockey is an expensive sport, especially where there aren't many rinks, but seems to be preferable to football to parents.

Ohio, Illinois, Pennsylvania, California and New Jersey have vastly improved quality and quantity from a decade or more ago. Cities with NHL teams have seen a vastly increased and improved youth hockey scene.
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