The Grand Forks Herald is reporting that St. Cloud State and Western Michigan will be added to the newly formed National Collegiate Hockey Conference by the end of the week.  The newly formed NCHC consists of North Dakota, Minnesota-Duluth, Colorado College, Denver, Nebraska-Omaha, and Miami-Ohio.  This conference will begin play in 2013-2014.

SCSU is currently a member of the WCHA which has been talking with CCHA schools to join their conference starting in 2013-2014.  Minnesota schools Bemidji State and Minnesota State-Mankato are also members of the WCHA.