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New CCHA men's hockey league adds D1 newbie St. Thomas

Jul. 29, 2020 8:14 PM EDT

ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) — The newly formed Central Collegiate Hockey Association added the University of St. Thomas on Wednesday, giving the upstart conference eight teams for its inaugural 2021-22 season. St. Thomas received NCAA approval earlier this month to move its athletic programs from Division III...

FILE - In this March 19, 2016, file photo, St. Thomas players, from left, Thomas Sjoberg, Grant Shaeffer, Will Dunn, Jodan Burich and G.T. Johnson celebrate after St. Thomas won NCAA Division III men's college basketball championship game 82-76 over Benedictine in Salem, Va. The NCAA has given the University of St. Thomas permission to move its sports teams directly from Division III to Division I. The Tommies were granted a waiver to bypass the current reclassification rules that require a stop first in Division II. (AP Photo/Don Petersen, File)

St. Thomas can go D1; Minn. school was ousted from D3 league

Jul. 15, 2020 10:55 PM EDT

The NCAA gave the University of St. Thomas permission Wednesday to jump directly from Division III to Division I, the final clearance for a bold move born out of the Minnesota private school's ejection from its conference for being too dominant. The Tommies, who had secured a spot in the Summit League for all but...

Ex-Minn. coach Lucia picked to run new CCHA hockey league

Jun. 17, 2020 3:11 PM EDT

Former Minnesota coach Don Lucia was named commissioner Wednesday of the newly formed Central Collegiate Hockey Association, an NCAA Division I league set to start in the 2021-22 season. Lucia won two national championships and made five trips to the Frozen Four over 19 seasons running the Gophers, until retiring...