Big Ten Hockey Announcement Coming Monday?

By Jason Priestas on March 20, 2011 at 3:50a

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TLB's picture

I dont know about this, with only 6 teams.  8 would make it much better.

Either way, I think this kills the CCHA because they lose their two best teams in Sparty and UM.

Jason Priestas's picture

Eight would undoubdetly be better, but there are rumors that Illinois and Indiana will add teams down the road. Northwestern would actually be a great candidate for a team, but I'm not sure how many fans they'd draw.

Nik's picture

they'd be drawing football crowds to their games!  except in their case that still only means about 1000 fans...

The_Lurker's picture

I'm actually excited about this. More hockey on the B1G network and once they add a couple of teams, the Big Ten would become a great hockey conference with so many traditional programs - UM, MSU, Minnesota, Wisconsin. Ohio State will need to step up its game.