The CCHA is getting ready in earnest for his or her inaugural season subsequent yr with a pair main bulletins this week for the brand new convention, which is able to characteristic seven former members of the WCHA and Division I males’s school hockey’s latest addition, the College of St. Thomas.
First off, the league—in a little bit of an implied nod in direction of nearly all of the league’s former residence—introduced a set of upgrades that the league will implement. These upgrades embrace:
-HD cameras for purpose critiques
-Mic’ed referees to speak with followers
-Higher customer locker room accomodations
-Expanded video broadcast manufacturing
A variety of these had been objects which were carried out within the NCHC, with extraordinarily optimistic outcomes, and it’s nice to see different conferences following their lead.
The league additionally introduced the trophies for the common season and convention event champions, each of which have roots within the authentic CCHA convention.
The CCHA’s common season winner will probably be awarded the MacNaughton Cup. One of many oldest trophies in North American hockey, the MacNaughton Cup is held by trustees Michigan Tech, which permits the cup to comply with them to no matter convention they could be in. That included a stint from 1982-84 when Michigan Tech was a member of the outdated CCHA and the MacNaughton Cup was given to that league’s champion.
In the meantime, the convention playoff champion will obtain the Mason Cup. Named after legendary coach Ron Mason, who coached at member faculties Lake Superior State and Bowling Inexperienced, the Mason Cup was awarded to the CCHA playoff champion from 2001 till the league disbanded in 2013(The cup itself needed to be collected from Notre Dame, the final faculty to win the trophy).
And at last, on Thursday, the league introduced their full league schedule for the upcoming season. Convention play will start Friday October eighth and conclude on Saturday February twenty sixth, with every crew taking part in 26 convention video games.