College Hockey:
CCHA Commissioner Announces Retirement

— CCHA commissioner Bill Beagan, who is in his 13th year, has announced his retirement effective June 30, 1998.

“I made my decision to retire two years ago,” said Beagan. “It was the right decision then, and it is the right decision now. I can think of no place on this planet that I would have sooner spent the past 12 years. My involvement with NCAA Division I college hockey is a romance I will cherish forever.”

During his tenure as commissioner, Beagan has guided the conference through the addition of Notre Dame, Alaska-Fairbanks and Northern Michigan. CCHA teams have won five national championships during his term, and last week Beagan signed a ground-breaking 20-game television package for the CCHA with FOX Sports Net for the upcoming season.

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