Can the WCHA handle being an 11-team league? That's the question its members will have to ponder when they consider (Frozen Four-bound) Bemidji State's application to join the conference later this month. According to the StarTribune, BSU was the only school to apply for membership.
Other schools were apparently expressed some interest but did not apply by Tuesday's deadline.
WCHA Commissioner Bruce McLeod is already talking about the difficulty of being an 11-team league, telling the Strib: "It makes for a tough decision for the league. Eleven teams -- we've tried to figure out some league schedule, some rotation with some fairness and some balance. It makes it very difficult."