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I’ve seen other stories recently. Maybe there’s finally something to this.

Do you think if MI and MSU pick up womens hockey, they create B1G Womens.  MN, UW, OSU, MI, MSU, PSU   6 is enough, right?

 

Don’t know if that’s a given, but you would have to think it’s pretty likely. It would be a blow to the remaining WCHA dropping them down to five. I would think that Lindenwood would jump at the WCHA if given the chance.

 


   
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Yes 6 is enough.

I would assume Michigan and Michigan State adding women's hockey would be to be in a Big Ten women's hockey conference otherwise what conference would they be in? 

Penn State is in the 6 team CHA with Mercyhurst, Robert Morris, RIT, Syracuse, and Lindenwood. I don't think that conference would interest the two Michigan schools.

I suppose the WCHA could add them going from 8 teams to 10 teams but I wonder if the two Michigan schools would want to play most of their road games in Minnesota since 6 of the 8 teams in the current WCHA are in Minnesota.

Ohio State is doing it now but with 6 Big Tens I think a women's Big Ten hockey conference is likely.


   
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Yes 6 is enough.

I would assume Michigan and Michigan State adding women's hockey would be to be in a Big Ten women's hockey conference otherwise what conference would they be in? 

Penn State is in the 6 team CHA with Mercyhurst, Robert Morris, RIT, Syracuse, and Lindenwood. I don'y think that conference would interest the two Michigan schools.

I suppose the WCHA could add them going from 8 teams to 10 teams but I wonder if the two Michigan schools would want to play most of their road games in Minnesota since 6 of the 8 teams in the current WCHA are in Minnesota.

Ohio State is doing it now but with 6 Big Tens I think a women's Big Ten hockey conference is likely.

 

With Delaware adding women's hockey they slide into Penn State's spot in the CHA perfectly.  It's almost a given they could create a Big Ten which ironically in hindsight unless the NCAA would change the tournament selection committee would change how they give out bids would make it HARDER to make the tournament as that would bring it up to six auto bids for 11 spots. (WCHA, Big Ten, CHA, Hockey East, ECAC, NEWHWA) and the competition for those 5 at larges between the traditional powers of two of MN/WI/OSU + I would assume a good michigan team after a few seasons and then the eastern schools would be crazy.  But adding two more teams might get the tournament bumped up to 12 which would be nice.  

 


   
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The NCAA typically doesn't want to go above 25%. The 11 is based on the current 44 D1 teams with Delaware being added and if the two Michigans add women's programs only one more is needed to get to 48 teams which would seem to result in the NCAA tournament going to 12 teams.

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Women’s World Championships starts Tuesday in Utica, New York. You can follow things HERE. Pretty sure some games will be on NHL Network. Haven’t seen the exact television schedule yet. Other Maroon M Small  connections for the tournament, Nelli Laitinen (Finland), Josefin Bouveng (Sweden) and future Gopher Tereza Plosova (Czechia).


   
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Sweden beats Denmark 3-1. Josefin Bouveng with a goal.

U.S. Plays Switzerland at 6:00 tonight on NHL Network


   
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Several games on ESPN+ also. Watching the Finns and the Czechs right now.


   
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Hill-Murray’s Grace Zhan is in goal for China this morning against Japan on NHL Network.


   
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👇 Story Link 👇

PWHL Unveils Championship Trophy "The Walter Cup"


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Hill-Murray’s Grace Zhan is in goal for China this morning against Japan on NHL Network.

She was really good. Game was 2-2 through regulation and o.t. Shots were 53-14 for Japan. Then gives up nothing in the five player shootout. China gets one shootout goal for the win. China not using the North American born players that made up a large portion of their Olympic team.

 


   
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Does anyone know how the PWHL postseason is supposed to be handled? I haven't been able to find anything. I'm hoping they play a series format. And I'd like for Minnesota to come out to Massachusetts for one of the games. I was unable to attend either time they came here during the regular season. I work an odd night-shift schedule, so it is pretty much hit or miss on when I can get out to games.


   
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Does anyone know how the PWHL postseason is supposed to be handled? I haven't been able to find anything. I'm hoping they play a series format. And I'd like for Minnesota to come out to Massachusetts for one of the games. I was unable to attend either time they came here during the regular season. I work an odd night-shift schedule, so it is pretty much hit or miss on when I can get out to games.

Best of 5 Series: 

2024 PWHL Playoffs

The top four teams in the PWHL regular-season standings qualify for the playoffs, which commence the week of May 6. The first-place team will have a 24-hour window to select its semifinal opponent – choosing between the third- or fourth-place teams. Playoff semifinals and championship will be played as best-of-five series. The higher seeds will have home-ice advantage for games one, two, and five in each series. Games requiring overtime will be decided by playing five-on-five periods until a winning goal is scored.

https://www.thepwhl.com/en/professional-womens-hockey-league-pwhl-announces-innovative-formats-for-playoffs-and-draft-order-of-selection

 

B1G refs... corrupt, or just incompetent?


   
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The first-place team will have a 24-hour window to select its semifinal opponent – choosing between the third- or fourth-place teams.

They get to select their opponent! That is innovative.

 


   
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I really like how they are handling the draft order too. That is pretty cool.


   
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