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New-look WCHA puts out 2013-14 schedule already -- where are the Gophers?

Posted by: Roman Augustoviz under College hockey, Men's hockey, WCHA news Updated: March 8, 2013 - 2:09 PM

Can't fall asleep? You can go through every game of the WCHA schedule for next season, 140 games in all.

Seriously, though, with three new or vastly different leagues -- the WCHA, the National Collegiate Hockey Conference and the Big Ten -- all debuting next season, their publicity machines are already ramping up.

The WCHA, for instance, already has its schedule out. Unbelievable. Critics of the WCHA say it is classy on the ice, but a ma and pa operation at the top.

Maybe that is changing a little, at least.

 Also like WCHA's little dig on Big Ten in its news release: "All league series being played on the traditional hockey nights of Fridays and Saturdays."

The Big Ten will be playing some games on different nights -- Thursdays, Sundays and Mondays probably -- because the Big Ten Network needs programming on those nights.

The NCHC, meanwhile, has a web site up and running and a new logo it trumpeted this week.

“We are truly looking forward to a tremendous season in 2013-14 and all the excitement and interest that the new-look WCHA will generate,” Commissioner Bruce M. McLeod said in a news release this week. “We are extremely pleased with the 28 games per team schedule that will give our fans what they most want, and that’s a majority of league games.

”The WCHA promises to be as intense and competitive as ever across the board and with the addition of new and compelling rivalries to those we maintain, our fans across the country are in for a real treat. We also want to extend a warm welcome to all the fans, family, staff, friends and communities of our six newest teams and know they will enjoy the spirit of pride, passion and commitment that has always been a hallmark of the WCHA.”

The league will announce its postseason tournament sites, dates and details at a news conference at Xcel Energy Center  on Saturday, March 23.


Alabama Huntsville, an independent, is thrilled to be the last member added to the WCHA for next season. That happened Jan. 17

Said Chargers AD E.J. Brophy: "We were the last team that didn't have a chair when the music stopped."

And more Brophy, discussing the renewal of the Alabama Huntsville vs. Bemidji State rivalry -- they were both in the defunct College Hockey America conference: "It is Alabama-Auburn football on ice."

That's a little preposterous, but he trying to build up the league. Get that.

Kurt Kleinendorst, the Grand Rapids, Minn., native who is UAH's coach, on his excitement in being in the WCHA: "We now have student-athletes who are calling us, asking if they can play for us."

2013-14 WCHA Men’s Conference Schedule
note: start times will be released as soon as possible, with 7:07 pm and 7:37 pm remaining the norm for league games.)


Friday-Saturday, October 25-26
Bemidji State @ Alabama Huntsville
Michigan Tech @ Northern Michigan


Friday-Saturday, November 1-2
Ferris State @ Alabama Huntsville
Alaska Anchorage @ Bowling Green
Northern Michigan @ Alaska
Minnesota State @ Bemidji State

Friday-Saturday, November 8-9
Alabama Huntsville @ Alaska Anchorage
Alaska @ Lake Superior
Bemidji State @ Ferris State
Bowling Green @ Minnesota State

Friday-Saturday, November 15-16
Alaska Anchorage @ Bemidji State
Bowling Green @ Ferris State
Lake Superior @ Michigan Tech

Friday-Saturday, November 22-23
Alabama Huntsville @ Northern Michigan
Michigan Tech @ Alaska Anchorage
Alaska @ Ferris State
Lake Superior @ Bemidji State
Minnesota State @ Bowling Green

Friday-Saturday, November 29-30
Alaska Anchorage @ Minnesota State
Michigan Tech @ Alaska
Bowling Green @ Lake Superior
Ferris State @ Northern Michigan

Friday-Saturday, December 6-7
Alabama Huntsville @ Bowling Green
Alaska @ Alaska Anchorage
Bemidji State @ Michigan Tech
Ferris State @ Lake Superior
Northern Michigan @ Minnesota State

Friday-Saturday, December 13-14
Minnesota State @ Alabama Huntsville
Lake Superior @ Alaska Anchorage
Alaska @ Bemidji State
Bowling Green @ Michigan Tech

Friday-Saturday, January 3-4
Bowling Green @ Alabama Huntsville
Minnesota State @ Alaska
Northern Michigan @ Bemidji State
Michigan Tech @ Lake Superior

Friday-Saturday, January 10-11
Minnesota State @ Alaska Anchorage
Alaska @ Bowling Green
Bemidji State @ Lake Superior
Michigan Tech @ Ferris State

Friday-Saturday, January 17-18
Alaska Anchorage @ Alabama Huntsville
Alaska @ Northern Michigan
Ferris State @ Minnesota State

Friday-Saturday, January 24-25
Northern Michigan @ Alaska Anchorage
Bemidji State @ Alaska
Lake Superior @ Bowling Green
Ferris State @ Michigan Tech

Friday-Saturday, January 31-Feb. 1
Alabama Huntsville @ Alaska
Michigan Tech @ Bowling Green
Minnesota State @ Northern Michigan

Friday-Saturday, February 7-8
Alabama Huntsville @ Michigan Tech
Alaska Anchorage @ Lake Superior
Bemidji State @ Minnesota State
Northern Michigan @ Ferris State

Friday-Saturday, February 14-15
Alabama Huntsville @ Minnesota State
Bowling Green @ Alaska Anchorage
Alaska @ Michigan Tech
Ferris State @ Bemidji State
Lake Superior @ Northern Michigan

Friday-Saturday, February 21-22
Lake Superior @ Alabama Huntsville
Alaska Anchorage @ Ferris State
Northern Michigan @ Michigan Tech

Friday-Saturday, February 28-March 1
Alabama Huntsville @ Bemidji State
Ferris State @ Alaska
Bowling Green @ Northern Michigan
Minnesota State @ Lake Superior

Friday-Saturday, March 7-8
Northern Michigan @ Alabama Huntsville
Alaska Anchorage @ Alaska
Bemidji State @ Bowling Green
Lake Superior @ Ferris State
Michigan Tech @ Minnesota State

March 14-16
WCHA First Round Playoffs

March 20-22
WCHA Final Five Playoff Championship



New England 2/1/15 5:30 PM
Detroit 69 FINAL
Philadelphia 89
Portland 94 FINAL
Cleveland 99
Sacramento 102 FINAL
Toronto 119
Boston 98 FINAL
Minnesota 110
Dallas 94 FINAL
Houston 99
Denver 93 FINAL
New Orleans 85
Brooklyn 102 FINAL
Atlanta 113
Oklahoma City 92 FINAL
New York 100
Charlotte 86 FINAL
San Antonio 95
LA Clippers 94 FINAL
Utah 89
Washington 98 FINAL
Phoenix 106
Toronto 1 FINAL(SO)
New Jersey 2
Pittsburgh 0 FINAL
Washington 4
Chicago 3 FINAL
Los Angeles 4
Temple 86 FINAL
UCF 62
Winthrop 75 FINAL
Coastal Carolina 68
Lafayette 59 FINAL
Colgate 54
Northeastern 60 FINAL
Drexel 65
Wake Forest 76 FINAL
Florida State 82
Rhode Island 64 FINAL
Fordham 63
Delaware 82 FINAL
James Madison 88
South Carolina 58 FINAL
LSU 64
New Hampshire 63 FINAL
Maine 58
Seton Hall 80 FINAL
Marquette 70
Binghamton 68 FINAL
American Univ 54 FINAL
Navy 64
Elon 65 FINAL
UNC-Wilmington 82
Wright State 76 FINAL
Oakland 84
Minnesota 58 FINAL
Penn State 63
Duquesne 55 FINAL
Richmond 86
South Florida 52
Hartford 66 FINAL
Stony Brook 72
Albany 47 FINAL
Vermont 44
Hofstra 79 FINAL
William & Mary 100
UNC-Asheville 74 FINAL
Longwood 64
Radford 84 FINAL
Char Southern 77
Holy Cross 0 Postponed
Loyola-Maryland 0
Duke 73 FINAL
Notre Dame 77
Texas Tech 36 FINAL
Oklahoma 81
Oregon State 55 FINAL
Arizona State 73
Morehead State 82 FINAL
Austin Peay 69
Drake 69 FINAL
Bradley 57
Lehigh 62 FINAL
Bucknell 68
Rice 48 FINAL
Houston 59
Missouri State 57 FINAL
Illinois State 67
Loyola-Chicago 47 FINAL
Wichita State 58
Nebraska Omaha 64 FINAL
South Dakota St 86
Northern Iowa 59 FINAL
Southern Ill 52
Louisville 81 FINAL
Boston College 72
St Johns 74 FINAL
Creighton 77
East Carolina 58 FINAL
Memphis 70
Georgia Tech 70 FINAL
Miami-Florida 50
Miss State 73 FINAL
Ole Miss 79
Clemson 68 FINAL
NC State 57
Indiana 67 FINAL
Purdue 83
Kansas 64 FINAL
TCU 61
Oregon 56 FINAL
Arizona 90
Air Force 66 FINAL
San Jose St 52
Stanford 84 FINAL
Washington 74
Rider 56 FINAL
Siena 49
Dayton 76 FINAL
Richmond 62
Eastern Kentucky 53 FINAL
Jacksonville St 73
Saint Josephs 0 Postponed
Saint Louis 0
Binghamton 55
Akron 60 FINAL
Ohio U 72
Ball State 72 FINAL
Miami-Ohio 55
Memphis 56 FINAL
Cincinnati 44
East Carolina 32 FINAL
(2) Connecticut 87
Murray State 59 FINAL
Eastern Illinois 75
Kent State 63 FINAL
Central Michigan 65
UT Martin 64 FINAL
Tennessee St 58
Eastern Michigan 56 FINAL
Western Mich 83
Bucknell 61 FINAL
Lehigh 76
Indiana 57 FINAL
Michigan State 72
Colgate 56 FINAL
Lafayette 58
Fordham 66 FINAL
Davidson 45
Duquesne 76 FINAL
St Bonaventure 64
George Mason 66 FINAL
VA Commonwealth 70
Detroit 59 FINAL
Youngstown St 58
Army 0 Postponed
Boston U 0
Loyola-Maryland 0 Postponed
Holy Cross 0
Tulsa 74
Oklahoma St 54 FINAL
Kansas State 52
West Virginia 57 FINAL
Texas Tech 73
Denver 56 FINAL
South Dakota 82
Northwestern St 46 FINAL
Central Arkansas 63
Austin Peay 67 FINAL
SIU-Edwardsville 87
Kansas 61 FINAL
Iowa State 56
Bowling Green 50 FINAL
Northern Ill 67
Penn State 64 FINAL
Minnesota 75
San Jose St 80 FINAL
Air Force 83
Boise State 82 FINAL
Colorado State 83
Utah State 51 FINAL
Wyoming 86
San Diego State 50 FINAL
Fresno State 57
Nevada 52 FINAL


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