Storrs (AP) — The University of Connecticut has accepted an invitation to become the 12th member of Hockey East, the region's top college hockey conference.
The 10-member league, which is in the process of adding Notre Dame for 2013, has been looking for a 12th member to ease scheduling problems.
Commissioner Joe Bertagna told The Associated Press in May that UConn was the target of that search. The league says an invitation was extended and accepted this week.
UConn will join the league in the 2014-15 season and play its league games at the XL Center in Hartford.
Hockey East was founded in 1983, and its members have won eight NCAA championships and four in the past five years, including this past season when Boston College took the title.