The Indiana Collegiate Hockey Conference has been formed, and it will include the club teams from IPFW, Indiana, Purdue and Ball State.
Invitations have also been extended to Indiana Tech and Holy Cross.
The teams participate within the American Collegiate Hockey Association, but they will now take on conference opponents twice per season, and take part in a showcase and a postseason tournament.
The conference will begin play next fall.
According to Chris Treft, the media coordinator for the ICHC, there will not be a commissioner of the conference and each team will have equal voting rights on major decisions.