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Published September 19, 2013, 06:00 PM

UND switching spots; moving to NCHC

Grand Forks, ND (WDAY TV) - The college hockey season is just a couple weeks away from starting up and for the first time in program history, UND will not be playing in the WCHA.

By: WDAY Staff Reports, WDAY

Grand Forks, ND (WDAY TV) - The college hockey season is just a couple weeks away from starting up and for the first time in program history, UND will not be playing in the WCHA.

As they have officially made the transition to the National Collegiate Hockey Conference.

And will pick up new rivals in Miami of Ohio and Western Michigan and lose traditional matchups with Minnesota and Wisconsin.

Dave Hakstol- UND Head Coach: “It's different; first thing we have to get used to is a little bit of change. Now, we're going to have some great traditional rivals in our conference and build some new ones and continue the traditional rivals in non-conference. We're looking forward to that; close to getting that completed and go through the right steps. It's very important for our fans at North Dakota and Minnesota we resume that series with that great traditional rival.”

UND opens the year with an exhibition game October 6th.

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