Eric Lacy from detnews has new article with quotes from CCHA boss Tom Anastos on the attractiveness of Penn St to the CCHA. Some new material from the earlier post this week:
In this context, this makes total sense now for the Frozen Four placings in PA.. I wonder if the selection committee for the Frozen Four had some preknowledge of the upcoming Penn St announcement.
Other interesting tidbits:
- Penn St's president toured CCHA rinks in recent time (not specified)... likely means he was verifying needs for a Div I rink before Penn St starts the architecture bidding for the new rink they're building.
- Anastos has exchanged emails with Spannier (PSU pres).. one of those the decision is made before the vote type of deals
- Penn St is adding mens and womens hockey... if this happens will there be more pressure on UM to field a womens hockey team to make a Big Ten mens AND womens hockey conference? May go a long way to easing Title IX worries about Mens lacrosse going varsity...