Hockey East was formed in September 2001 in response to the dawn of women's collegiate hockey as an NCAA sport. The five original members were Hockey East schools on the men's side that had formed Division I women's programs - Boston College, Maine, New Hampshire, Northeastern, and Providence. The original
IMAGE: Wisconsin's Sarah Nurse shoots on Minnesota's Amanda Leveille during the 2015 Frozen Four/Photo by author.
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