The Northland College men’s and women’s hockey programs will join the WIAC as an affiliate member effective with the 2019-2020 school year. The Lumberjacks are the sixth WIAC men’s team, while the Lumberjills will be the league’s fifth women’s program. The Northland men beat UW-Eau Claire twice during the regular season. The Blugolds beat the Lumberjacks in 2014 and 2016. The Blugolds women have never played the Lumberjills.