Was that already announced somewhere that they will be utilizing Syosset? Please provide a link otherwise this is purely speculation. As far as a club team coming out first, that would be better than jumping the gun into D1; but they would struggle to build a program abiding by ACHA rules if they intend to make a quick transition to D1, wanting to play by NCAA rules to get prepared. To top it off, the program would then be forced to say goodbye to many players that helped build the program when they are not good enough for D1. Honestly, Long Island is such a saturated hockey market as it is that they will severely struggle to draw a crowd anyway, making it even worse is that the student body is split amongst 2 separate campuses and I feel for any player on the Brooklyn campus trying to commute back and forth to Long Island. As far as putting another rink up, it is illogical to do so. Nassau and Suffolk Counties combine to have 17 permanent sheets of ice by my count, not including the Nassau Coliseum or anywhere that has temporary or half sheets (Syosset has a 2/3s rink in addition to their full sheet, Northwell Health puts up an outdoor sheet in the winters that is used for youth). Those counties combine to have roughly 3 million residents. If LIU were to put up their own rink, which campus and where would they do it? Where would even more funding come from when they can barely afford to pay a coach the proper salary?