TNSE Looking at getting a WHL team
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02-25-2013, 05:27 PM
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They lost to UND 5-3 and tied Bemidji State 3-3 this year. You have to remember they can compete with those teams mainly cause the players are much older. Bison players are 21-26 and NCAA is usually 18-24, so they would hardly get smoked.
Also, SFU does not play in Div 1 they play in a Div 2 or 3 Conference, so its tough to compare to them.
Only a couple of the Bison's players would be eligible to play NCAA.
If they went full NCAA it would be at least a decade before they were able to put a competitive team on the ice. I'm not even certain time would be enough to make it happen.
Even if, and it's a huge if, the U of M was willing to offer full athletic scholarships for the hockey program I think most players would opt for the US as, by and large, the quality of education and facilities are much higher.
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