That's the decision of the Minnesota State High School League, as the conference most AHA teams competed in, the Missota Conference, is disbanding.
The switch takes effect for the 2014–15 school year, when will be 16 schools in the Tri-Metro: Academy of Holy Angels, Fridley, Columbia Heights, Breck, Blake, Brooklyn Center, Concordia Academy-Roseville, DeLaSalle, Minnehaha Academy, Mounds Park Academy, Providence Academy, Saint Agnes School, St. Anthony Village, St. Croix Lutheran, St. Paul Academy and Summit School and Visitation School.
Here is what AHA had to say about the move, in a statement:
“The Tri-Metro Conference is a good fit for Holy Angels for a number of reasons,” says AHA Athletic Director Michael Kautzman. He pointed to the following advantages:
- The geographic configuration is convenient for Holy Angels.
- The conference includes a mix of public and private schools, and many have philosophies about competition and student leadership similar to those of Holy Angels. AHA already has positive relationships with many of the member schools.
- AHA is similar in enrollment to many of the schools in the conference.
- AHA currently competes with a number of the teams in non-conference and section competition.
- The Holy Angels Girls Hockey Team already competes in the Tri-Metro Conference.
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