NCHC unveils logo, tournament schedule for debut season

The National Collegiate Hockey Conference unveiled its logo for the 2013-14 season.

The National Collegiate Hockey Conference has a logo and a postseason tournament structure in place for its inaugural season.

The NCHC will debut in the 2013-14 season with Colorado College, Denver, Miami, Minnesota-Duluth, Nebraska-Omaha, North Dakota, St. Cloud State and Western Michigan as members.

Four winners of conference quarterfinal playoff series will advance the 2014 NCHC Championship Tournament on March 21 and 22 at the Target Center in Minneapolis. The tournament will include a third-place game.


      • Scared to play? No. However, Lucia and UM took a chicken sh*t road to making the schedule. UND retired the nickname with plenty of time to schedule UND, but instead they decided to move on and put their biggest rivalry on hold. It is truly sad what they did. UND was trying everything to keep this rivalry going every year, but UM washed it under the table momentarily.

  1. The new hockey power conference. #jealous. I can’t wait til Iowa, Indiana, Illinois, Northwestern, Purdue… Oh and Rutgers and Maryland!…add top notch hockey programs. Oh wait.

      • I guess I was just having a moment of WCHA-nostalgia. I do feel MN moves from the most competitive league (today’s WCHA) to the not-most-competitive league (BTN). Oh well, I will let it go, this topic has been beaten to death and I need to move on.

      • 5 of the 8 teams that will make up the NCHC next year are currently ranked in the top 11 PairWise. A 6th is ranked 25th. The other 2 have both won national championships. That’s not too shabby.

    • Great, they can add Mankato and Bemidji when the new WCHA folds in a few years. That will be the real legacy of realignment.

      • And why would the NCHC want to do that? Wasn’t their entire reason for forming to get rid of the “little guy” programs once the Big 10 teams had to split?

    • Apples and oranges. You’re comparing a league that has eight established programs vs one that has only five (Penn State just started theirs). Combine that with unusually bad seasons for Michigan and Michigan State – two teams that have finished at or near the top of the CCHA more often than not over the years – and that’s all that really needs to be said.


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