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Anonymous (Login bertolmstead) from IP address 18.104.22.168
Here is a link to a story in the Vancouver Sun about Simon Fraser joining the NCAA. I don't think that playing even Div
111 hockey is going to happen anytime soon at SFU, but the NCAA was also considering UBC, Alberta, and Saskatchewan, and those schools have good hockey programs.
Div III hockey will never happen as the closest teams are in Minnesota and these teams just don't have the travel budgets. I will be the first to admit that I didn't think the BC Intercollegiate Club League would be able to attract anything more than journeymen Jr. B players, but does seem to be drawing more and more former JnrA and WHL players. There is a closing gap between this league and Div III/CIS hockey and SFU has been instrumental in this league's success.
Simon Fraser has already been competing in the NCAA Div II Great Northwest Athletic Conference but were ineligible for NCAA Championship play. Great NW rivals U.of AK Fairbanks and Anchorage both play up in Div 1 hockey and while the chances of SFU playing Div 1 hockey are slim to none, there have probably been stranger things happen in college sports.
As for UBC, I am pretty certain they decided to abandon the NCAA idea 2 years ago because of the long accreditation process (SFU will be a "contingent" member until 2017) and expense. The UBC NCAA movement was dreaming for Div 1 status. There are a number of sports were UBC could have transitioned easily to Div 1 (BBall, Vball, Baseball, Golf, Swimming, Tennis, Skiing, Soccer, Hockey), especially if they were the only Div 1 scholarship granting Canadian University. The fact was they were going to have to start at the Div II level with really no guarantee of ever being granted Div I status may have had some bearing on them nixing the idea.