The National Collegiate Hockey Conference, the new eight-team, Division I men’s hockey conference that will begin play in the 2013-14 season, will introduce its first commissioner at a news conference on Wednesday at 1 p.m. ET in Colorado Springs.
The new Commissioner will be introduced by Brian Faison, athletic director of the University of North Dakota. Representatives from member institutions in the new conference also will be on hand. The conference is comprised of Colorado College, University of Denver, Miami University, University of Minnesota Duluth, University of Nebraska Omaha, University of North Dakota, St. Cloud State University and Western Michigan University.
I have been blessed to play for 16 years in the NHL; it has been an amazing ride. I would like to thank the Tampa Bay Lightning and New York Rangers organizations and owners for providing me the opportunity to play the sport I love for so many years. I could have never played for so long or accomplished all that I have without the unwavering love and support from my wife, Heather, our three sons, Ryan, Lucas, and Mason, and my parents.
— Martin St. Louis after announcing his retirement from the NHL on Thursday