WCHA commissioner to meet with Alaska

A published report in the Fairbanks Daily News-Miner Monday states WCHA commissioner Bruce McLeod will visit Alaska Tuesday to potentially discuss the Nanooks joining the league for the 2013-2014 season.

“I haven’t been up there for a long time … and I’m going to get a sense of the program commitment. They’ve been fairly aggressive up there,” McLeod said in an article last week in the St. Cloud Times. “I can understand why it’s best for those two (Alaska) schools, but I’m not sure I’m convinced it’s the best for everybody. They need to convince me why it’s best for the WCHA. I do understand why it would be good for them in a lot of ways. It might be good for us, too.

“It always gets back to do we worry about ourselves and get back to eight (WCHA) members or do we think of the greater good of college hockey? I think more than anything, we’re just trying to keep as nimble as we can possibly be. Gradually, we’ll get ourselves to making a decision.”