This news has really flown under the radar. It has been covered by no major media.
But Loyola, the defending national champions, has announced they will leave the ECAC in the 2014 season. Last year Michigan lost 15-8 to the greyhounds when they visited Ann Arbor. This is a big blow to the conference.
The ECAC just added their 8th member this year in Michigan. Now the ECAC will go back to a 7-team conference after this season. I'm starting to think that the ECAC may extend and invitation to another school to get to 8 members. I'm thinking they may offer detroit. Would create an in-state rivalry with Michigan that started last year, and they are a program trending upward.