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Illinois is first school in NHL's new varsity hockey feasibility study

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06-24-2017, 02:44 AM
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Illinois is first school in NHL's new varsity hockey feasibility study

How interesting!

I hope that Illinois (which is one of my alma maters) does indeed add hockey, based on this.

The local talent base is obviously there, and the B1G is a top hockey conference!

OSKEE WOW WOW!!!

http://fightingillini.com/news/2017/...ed-by-nhl.aspx

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Doesn't seem like a difficult formula. Just need a HUGE donation for a rink, a la Penn State.

It does seem like a crime that Illinois has zero D-I programs.

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Jimmy John or Shahid Khan or someone else needs to donate a hundred million to build an arena and fund a men's and women's team for a few years. "All" that it takes.

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If Illinois could play D-1 and give the Big Ten an eighth team, that would be great and it would blunt some of the grumbling about the league.

http://www.twincities.com/2017/03/24...eighth-member/


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Looks like the NHL might be on to something here

A new arena in downtown Champaign?

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