Alabama Huntsville joins seven other teams in leaving WCHA

FAIRBANKS, Alaska (KTVF) The University of Alabama Huntsville has filed the necessary paperwork to leave the Western Collegiate Hockey Association, the conference that the University of Alaska Fairbanks hockey competes in. UAH is the eighth team in the last six months to announce their departure from the WCHA, leaving UAF and the University of Alaska Anchorage as the only schools in the conference without an exit plan.
One June 28, seven of the 10 WCHA schools filed independent Letters of Notice to the conference with plans of exploring the creation of a new hockey conference that would begin play in the 2021-22 season. The seven original teams include Bemidji State University, Bowling Green State University, Ferris State University, Lake Superior State University, Michigan Tech University, Minnesota State University at Mankato and Northern Michigan University.
The 10 current teams of the WCHA will continue to play in the conference for the remainder of this season and the entirety of the 2020-21 season.
UAF and UAA have not submitted any paperwork in regards to which conference they may compete in in the future.