The National Collegiate Hockey Conference (NCHC), which will begin competition in the 2013-14 season, announced it will locate its headquarters in Colorado Springs, Colo.


The athletic directors of the conference’s six founding institutions have decided the conference’s first commissioner and staff will operate all functions of league administration from  the Copper Building, adjacent to the grounds of the world famous Broadmoor Hotel.

Said Brian Faison, the AD at North Dakota. “It’s an ideal setting with unmatched advantages that will create a perfect environment for everything we hope to achieve and to represent.”

 Colorado Springs, where NCHC member Colorado College is located, is a popular location for sports organization headquarters including the United States Olympic Committee, U.S. Paralympics, the Major League Baseball Players Alumni Association and 21 national sports governing bodies.

The WCHA office -- and five NCHC are currently WCHA members -- is in nearby Denver.

 The NCHC is also busy on other fronts:

*   engaged in a national search for the conference’s first commissioner

* evaluating prospective additional members

*  looking at venues for the conference’s postseason tournament