The Western Collegiate Hockey Association has named its new commissioner. It is Jen Flowers, the assistant commissioner for membership services in the Northern Sun Intercollegiate Conference.

Flowers will replace Katie Million, who left to be the director of USA Hockey's women's national team programs.

Million tirelessly looked for ways to build revenue in the WCHA and help the league forward after UND eliminated its program in the spring of 2017.

"It was an honor to work closely with her on a daily basis as she has done so much to champion the women's college game," WCHA men's commissioner and president Bill Robertson said after Million accepted the USA Hockey job. "I am confident Katie will do a great job of advancing the women's game at so many levels."

Flowers has been at her current position with the NSIC since August 2016. She previously worked at her alma mater, Winona State, as an associate athletic director and senior women's administrator from 2012 to December 2015.

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Flowers played volleyball at Winona State.

She has a WCHA connection: In 2004-05, she served as an assistant to the associate commissioner. She assisted with a WCHA Final Faceoff tournament that season.

The WCHA currently sits with seven teams: NCAA champion Wisconsin, WCHA regular-season champion Minnesota, Bemidji State, Minnesota Duluth, Ohio State, St. Cloud State and MSU-Mankato.