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Published: Thursday, 9/22/2011

WCHA extends invitation window for BGSU hockey

BY JOHN WAGNER
BLADE SPORTS WRITER

BOWLING GREEN -- The Western Collegiate Hockey Association granted Bowling Green an extension to make a decision determining its future conference affiliation.

Bowling Green originally was given a 30-day window to accept an invitation to join the conference beginning in the 2013-14 season, and that window was set to close Friday. However, the extension allows the department until Oct. 7 to make a decision.

On Thursday one WCHA school, St. Cloud State, and former Central Collegiate Hockey Association member Western Michigan accepted offers to join the National Collegiate Hockey Conference.

“We continue to assess our options for hockey conference affiliation and expect to wrap up details within the next couple of weeks,” BGSU director of athletics Greg Christopher said. “Our dialogue with other schools and the WCHA is ongoing. We appreciate the WCHA’s patience as we work through internal and external conversations. With the movement this week, the dynamic has changed. This is an important decision for BGSU and we owe it to our program and institution to do our due diligence.”



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