Quinnipiac to join ECAC

USCHO.com has reported that Quinnipiac will become the ECAC’s 12th member in the 05-06 season, replacing the University of Vermont, who is heading for Hockey East after one more season in the ECAC.

 

Holy Cross was the other finalist, though it appears that their lack of comittment to their women’s team tilted the decision toward Quinnipiac.

 

Niagara, Sacred Heart, and Mercyhurst were also considered, though ultimately ruled out.

 

For Dartmouth, this likely means that their travel partner would become Harvard, like most other sports. Brown would likely partner with Quinnipiac, and the others would remain the same: Yale-Princeton, RPI-Union, Colgate-Cornell, and St. Lawrence-Clarkson.