We were just told that the WCHA will be holding a press conference immediately after the conclusion of the UND and DU game. Nobody really knows what it’s going to be about (well, I guess somebody knows or else there wouldn’t be a press conference being held, but that’s another matter).
Will keep you posted as things unfold.
My George Constanza prediction (against every inclination I have – a la Chris Dilks): they are announcing that former UND coach and current USHL President Gino Gasparini is replacing current WCHA Commisioner Bruce McLeod. After all, they are both from Fort Frances, Ontario.
The real reason is this: The WCHA announced that it is hosting a midseason “Minneosta College Hockey Showcase,” ie, a Minnesota-only Beanpot. There’s quite a few interesting story lines here, including teams will have to give up home games in order to compete (this year it is Minnesota State Mankato and Minnesota Duluth), scheduling logistics in general, as well as revenue considerations. Will talk more about this in a few.