EDINA, Minn. – Sept. 15, 2015 – Marking an exciting new digital era, the Western Collegiate Hockey Association (WCHA) today launched an updated version of its official website, wcha.com. The redesign, produced in collaboration between the league office and website provider 867 Studios, encompasses both the men's and women's pages.
"We wanted to provide WCHA fans with an easily accessible and visually striking showcase of the league's tremendous student-athletes, coaches and institutions," said Men's Commissioner Bill Robertson and Women's Commissioner Aaron Kemp in a joint statement. "With its simplified layout, content and continued statistical integration with collegehockeystats.net, we feel the new wcha.com will be a go-to resource for our fans."
The new wcha.com is responsively designed, allowing for scalability across devices. Large, rotating displays near the top of the home page and team pages magnify current news and stories, while content is organized in a simplified manner. The site's statistical platform, which is integrated with collegehockeystats.net and contains some of the most expansive analysis available, is also responsive – with more enhancements planned as the season unfolds.
Other attributes include a static header and menu bar, providing easy access to key items such as standings, stats and schedules, along with WCHA social media outlets and member team pages. New ad spots will keep fans updated on league sponsors and WCHA special events, promotions and championships.
The 2015-16 WCHA women's season begins the weekend of Sept. 25-27. The men's WCHA opens with exhibition games the weekend of Oct. 2-4, before the regular season commences Oct. 9.
About 867 Studios
867 Studios is a web design and multimedia company based in New Hampshire. Formerly SportDesigns.com, the company is rebranding in 2015 to provide a more diverse platform of services to its expanding client base. In addition to web design and maintenance services, 867 Studios offers graphic design, video services and functions as a full-service recording studio. The company website is currently in development at www.867Studios.com.