Arizona State is completing a deal with the National Collegiate Hockey Conference (NCHC) to join as a member, beginning as early as 2017-18 but possibly 2018-19, College Hockey News has learned.
The deal is expected to be finalized over the next couple of weeks.
Arizona State began playing as a Division I program this season, with an independent schedule. It will also be an independent this year, as it continues to ramp up its program.
ASU will be the ninth member of the NCHC.