Looks like the Andy Murray hire paid off: the National Collegiate Hockey Conference has extended invitations to both Western Michigan and the WCHA's St. Cloud State. The Broncos will join the Miami RedHawks in what looks to be the new MAC Hockey league. Still no word from South Bend, except that the Irish expect to announce their intentions within ten days. Unfortunately, it looks like Bowling Green may be stuck on the outside of this new conference looking in.