Give it time, it is becoming popular. If E-sports can attain varsity and professional status, pickleball will most likely as well. There already is a professional pickleball league.
Agree Cleveland. I never understood the logic behind dumping WIH other then cost savings. The current AHA women's league is pretty much a "bus" league consisting of SU, MHurst, Penn State, RIT and RMU. Lindenwood in Mizzou is the only member requiring overnight travel. I believe back in the day NU WIH was a member of the ECAC, but for some reason downgraded to the CHA. Bad move ! Did the ECAC discontinue associate membership in WIH? If my memory serves me correct, the move to the CHA was involuntary. I seriously doubt if NU WIC had maintained membership in the ECAC the program would have been eliminated.I guess I'm still a little salty ever since WIH was dropped. That should not have happened.
In 2002, Niagara appeared in the Frozen Four but lost in the semi-finals to Minnesota-Duluth by a score of 3-2. Niagara tied Minnesota 2-2 in the Consolation Game. 
Tania Pinelli was included in the all-tournament team.
In the 2002-03 season, the team changed athletic conference from ECAC to College Hockey America.
On March 19, 2012, the school announced that it was cancelling its women's ice hockey program.
https://buffalonews.com/news/eagles-mov ... 432f0.htmlNiagara's women's team was a part of the ECAC, but when the conference split with Hockey East when forming a women's league, the ECAC in essence kicked out Niagara and Quinnipiac....