May 14, 2014 1:00 PM by Jordan Mason
COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. - After successfully completing its inaugural season in 2013-14, the National Collegiate Hockey Conference (NCHC) had many accomplishments and achievements to celebrate, while also having areas to improve upon. From the exciting moments, such as the regular season coming down to the final night and the inaugural NCHC Frozen Faceoff, to the mundane tasks of creating bylaws, manuals and a sound financial structure, a lot took place during the NCHC's first year of competition.
The NCHC recently conducted its Annual Meetings in Naples, Fla. (April 28-29), with all coaches, Athletic Directors and Faculty Athletic Representatives on hand to discuss several topics surrounding the future of the conference. The following represents a summary of the NCHC's successes during its inaugural campaign, as well as a focus on the future, which highlights topics discussed at the Annual Meetings.
"The conference office and member institutions are committed to excellence in our everyday work. This review allows our passionate fans to see ‘behind the scenes' of conference operations, including points of accomplishment from the past year and our focus for the future," NCHC Commissioner Josh Fenton said. "Our fans are well educated and aware of our already documented ‘statistical accomplishments' but this review provides them something different to learn more about the conference operations. The body of work accomplished in the inaugural season is a credit to the eight member schools and the conference office staff for their unwavering commitment to provide the best college hockey conference platform for our students and fans."
Beyond the ‘Year in Review', the NCHC will be counting down the top 10 moments/achievements from the past season on NCHCHockey.com, revealing a new moment/achievement each day, beginning Wednesday, May 14 with the No. 10 moment and ending Tuesday, May 27 with the top moment from the 2013-14 NCHC season.
Before the season could even start however, a set of rules, policies and regulations had to be set in place, which is where we begin our review of the 2013-14 season.