This is the final season of the WCHA as we know it. The conference will undergo a sweeping change next season, with eight members exiting the WCHA. Minnesota and Wisconsin will be joining the newly formed Big Ten (Hockey) conference. Colorado College, Denver, Minnesota-Duluth, Nebraska-Omaha, North Dakota, and St. Cloud State will comprise much of the new National Collegiate Hockey Conference (NCHC). The remaining teams will be members of the revamped WCHA.
This season, the WCHA features 74 NHL prospects, the most of any NCAA conference. All member schools except Alaska-Anchorage have at least one prospect on their roster. Minnesota leads both the WCHA and the nation with 15 prospects.… read more