MARQUETTE - The WCHA announced Friday afternoon commissioner Bruce McLeod intends to retire after the 2013-14 season following 20 years as head of a league that won eight national championships and 10 Hobey Baker Awards during his tenure.
McLeod's contract expires June 30, 2014, at which time, he said he will be stepping down.
"I didn't want to put the league in the position of having to make a decision on whether to re-hire me or not at the end of the contract," said McLeod, who turns 67 in January. "It's a new day and it's a new situation and if they wanted to move on, I respect that. If they wanted to keep me around, they would say so one way or the other.
"Having said that about giving them a choice, as the weeks have gone on, I've really felt much better about it personally, kind of almost looking forward to it. Like most people, I have some anxiety - I can't sit at home, what am I going to do? - that kind of thing. But I do feel better about it. I feel real good."