04-11-2013, 07:50 AM #1
QPotential destinations for NCAA Division I hockey
The Frozen Four kicks off Thursday in Pittsburgh and with the tournament coming back to Pennsylvania in 2014 when Philadelphia hosts, itís hard not to think about how Penn Stateís new program has completely altered the college landscape. Next year will see new conferences begin (Big Ten, NCHC), while others disappear (CCHA). Penn State went from club team to Division 1 thanks to a major cash gift from Buffalo Sabres owner Terry Pegula, but where else can we expect to see new college teams come from in the future? According to one source, weíre likely years away from anyone else taking the D1 plunge, but itís fun to debate. Hereís a look at some of the big-name candidates.