SFU gains entry into NCAA
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08-07-2012, 05:26 PM
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Simon Fraser University, based in Burnaby, BC, becomes the first international school to be accepted by the NCAA. SFU will make their NCAA debut as a D-II school and among the varsity sports participating, ice hockey will not be one of them (since DII ice hockey doesn't exist, at least as far as competing for a National Championship is concerned). However, it does pave the way for SFU to eventually field ice hockey, as well as possibly expanding into other sports in the coming years.
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They've been gone for 2 years already!
UBC was the school the NCAA wanted but in the end UBC stayed put. Hockey was one sport that did not want a move.
SFU plays in the BCIHL along with one other NCAA team, two BCCAC teams, and three CIS teams.
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