After years of speculation, numerous sources have confirmed to MichiganCollegeHockey.com that the Wayne State Warriors men’s hockey program will be eliminated at the end of the 2007-2008 season.
“From everyone we’ve spoken to, it’s all financial,” said Warriors head coach Bill Wilkinson when contacted by MiCHO this morning.
Wayne State has put together a 113-143-26 record in eight years, including one regular season CHA title, three tournament championships and an NCAA bid in 2003.
The Warriors women’s team will stay intact.
Wayne State will begin its ninth and final season with the annual Green and Gold game on Sunday, Oct. 7 and an exhibition against ACHA member Eastern Michigan on Monday, Oct. 8. Both games will take place at the Michigan State Fairgrounds Coliseum in Detroit.
The regular season will start at the Nye Frontier Classic tournament in Anchorage, Alaska on Friday, Oct. 12.
For more please check out, MiCHO Editor in Chief, Matt Mackinder's article on Wayne State's program folding on USCHO.com.
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