Sports Illustrated wrote a piece on Alabama-Huntsville's search for a conference for its men's hockey program. The article, set to appear in the Nov. 2 issue of the magazine, cites Bemidji State as the 2009 NCAA champion.
Bemidji State won the College Hockey America title to earn an automatic berth in the NCAA Tournament in 2009. The Beavers went on to defeat Notre Dame and Cornell in the regional tournament to reach the Frozen Four, where it lost to Miami of Ohio in the national semifinal game.
Boston University defeated Miami in the national championship game.