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Arizona State Outlines NCHC Entrance Fee Plans
Tue, 23 Aug 2016 10:00:00 +0100
Arizona State plans to pay its $500,000 entry fee to the NCHC over a five-year period, if it's accepted to join the conference, the school told league commissioner Josh Fenton in a June letter. The letter, from ASU athletic director Ray Anderson to Fenton, was obtained by the Grand Forks (N.D.) Herald through the Freedom of Information Act. It indicates ASU's formal application to join the league. The ... more »

WCHA Adds 3-on-3 OT, Shootout
Tue, 23 Aug 2016 10:00:00 +0100
The WCHA, following suit with some other leagues, is adding a 3-on-3 overtime period and shootout to games, starting this season. The 3-on-3 will follow the standard 5-minute overtime if a winner hasn't been determined. Like in the NCHC and Big Ten, games that continue beyond 5-on-5 will not count towards NCAA tournament selection purposes. The Rules Committee had forwarded a proposal that would ... more »

Budget Crisis Puts Alaska Hockey Programs In Jeopardy
Thu, 18 Aug 2016 10:00:00 +0100
With the state facing large budget deficits, the future of both of Alaska's NCAA hockey-playing programs is in doubt, following a report addressed at a Thursday news conference by Alaska-Anchorage athletic director Keith Hackett. The Alaska university system released a Strategic Pathways report Thursday that detailed "options to be considered" to address a state legislative mandate to trim $50 million ... more »

AIC Moves Home Games to Downtown Springfield
Tue, 09 Aug 2016 10:00:00 +0100
American International has entered into an agreement moving all home games to the MassMutual Center in downtown Springfield, the school announced today. AIC has been playing games at the Olympia Ice Center, a 2,200-seat facility in West Springfield, for the past 18 years. The MassMutual Center, formerly known as the Springfield Civic Center, is downtown and holds over 6,000 for hockey. The move is ... more »

Former NHLer Krygier Joins WMU Staff
Thu, 28 Jul 2016 10:00:00 +0100
Western Michigan head coach Andy Murray has hired Todd Krygier as an assistant coach. Krygier, who played 543 NHL games in his career, was most recently head coach of Muskegon in the USHL. During his stint with Muskegon, Krygier led the team to the USHL Finals in 2014-15 season. Current Broncos Frederik Tiffels, Griffen Molino, Matheson Iacopelli and Corey Schueneman all played under Krygier in Muskegon. “We’ve ... more »

North Dakota, Minnesota to Play In Vegas
Wed, 27 Jul 2016 10:00:00 +0100
North Dakota and Minnesota will play the U.S. Hockey Hall of Fame Game in Las Vegas in October 2018, the schools announced today. The game, officially hosted by North Dakota, will take place at Orleans Arena in Las Vegas on S­aturday, Oct. 27, 2018. The NHL recently announced the awarding of an expansion franchise to Las Vegas, making it the first major league to have a team there. That team will ... more »

Denver's Moore Signs With Toronto
Tue, 26 Jul 2016 10:00:00 +0100
The Toronto Maple Leafs have signed Denver forward Trevor Moore to a three-year entry level contract. Moore, 21, was an undrafted free agent. He had one more year of eligibility remaining. Moore played 40 games for Denver last season as the team made the Frozen Four. He had 11 goals and 33 assists for 44 points. He finished tied for sixth in the conference scoring race with 35 points (nine goals ... more »

Pecknold Signs Extension Through 2021
Fri, 22 Jul 2016 10:00:00 +0100
Quinnipiac coach Rand Pecknold has signed a contract extension through the 2021 season. Pecknold was recently named the College Hockey News Coach of the Year. "My wife, Nikki, and I would like to thank John Lahey, Mark Thompson and (athletic director) Greg Amodio for their continued support of the Quinnipiac men's ice hockey program," Pecknold said. "We feel very fortunate to be a part of the Quinnipiac ... more »

Rules Committee Tables 4-on-4 OT Proposal, Coach's Challenge Approved
Wed, 20 Jul 2016 10:00:00 +0100
The NCAA Ice Hockey Rules Committee tabled its proposal for a change in NCAA ice hockey overtime format on Wednesday before the NCAA Playing Rules Oversight Panel could discuss whether or not to approve it. The PROP was scheduled to discuss the proposal during a teleconference on Wednesday. If approved, overtime would have been changed to a five-minute 4-on-4 period. The coaches voted on the OT proposal ... more »

Minnesota State Applies for NCHC Membership
Wed, 13 Jul 2016 10:00:00 +0100
Minnesota State has formally applied to join the NCHC, the school said today. The decision came after an initiative started by school president Richard Davenport to explore affiliation options for the team. "The decision to explore possible NCHC membership was made after extensive institutional deliberation about the future direction of Maverick hockey, and was a process in which Davenport communicated ... more »