WCHA Press Releases

Statement From WCHA Men's League Commissioner Bill Robertson Regarding Potential Withdrawal Of League Members

BLOOMINGTON, Minn. – June 28, 2019 – Western Collegiate Hockey Association President and Men's League Commissioner Bill Robertson issued the following statement today regarding the announcement that several WCHA Men's League schools intend to explore the formation of a new men's college hockey league and leave the WCHA.

"Late this afternoon, the WCHA office received communication from several of our Men's League institutions that they intend to explore the creation of a new Division I men's hockey conference that would begin play in 2021-22. The institutions have indicated they intend to compete in the WCHA during the 2019-20 and 2020-21 seasons.

"While this news is disappointing, the WCHA will work to assure that any members that do withdraw do so in accordance with WCHA Bylaws."