There’s a story by Nick Kotsopoulos at the Worcester Telegram & Gazette that reports that the Worcester city council is encouraging Holy Cross to consider a move to Hockey East by playing at the downtown DCU center.
Speculation on a 12th Hockey East team has been thought to affect Atlantic Hockey both directly and indirectly. Holy Cross and Connecticut would be good candidates if they had bigger facilities. But most of the interest seems to be around RPI, which would probably leave ECAC Hockey if invited by Hockey East. Speculation is that a few AHA schools might be interested in the vacated ECAC spot, with Rochester Institute of Technology being the leading candidate.
Hockey East says it will take its time on deciding on a 12th member, but this is an interesting wrinkle.