"KALAMAZOO, MI -- Western Michigan hockey's Aaron Hadley and Colt Conrad each earned their first National Collegiate Hockey Conference honors of their careers after the weekend sweep of No. 1 Omaha." (Kalamazoo Gazette)

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Kalamazoo Gazette reporter David Drew says realignment in college hockey has brought Western Michigan University into what he considers the toughest conference in the country.