|Bowling Green Picked 1st in WCHA Polls|
Wed, 21 Sep 2016 10:00:00 +0100Bowling Green took the top spot in the WCHA's coaches and media preseason polls.
The Falcons are followed by reigning MacNaughton Cup co-champions Michigan Tech and Minnesota State, and defending Broadmoor Trophy winner Ferris State. Those four schools each won 20 or more games last season.
The coaches and media also agreed on Ferris State senior forward Gerald Mayhew as preseason player of the year.
Following ... more »
|North Dakota's Boeser Atop Preseason All-NCHC List|
Wed, 21 Sep 2016 10:00:00 +0100Four NCHC teams are represented on the six-man 2016-17 Preseason All-Conference Team, as selected by media. A total of 30 ballots were submitted by local media members from each school, as well as select national media.
North Dakota and Denver each placed two on the team, while Miami and Nebraska-Omaha each have one. Sophomores nabbed two of the three forward slots while two juniors and two seniors ... more »
|Sacred Heart Moving Home Games to Webster Bank Arena|
Mon, 19 Sep 2016 10:00:00 +0100Sacred Heart has reached a five-year agreement to have its home games played in nearby Webster Bank Arena in Bridgeport, Conn., beginning immediately.
Webster Bank Arena hosts the AHL affiliate of the New York Islanders, and has been home to a number of NCAA tournament Regionals.
"Being able to call a venue such as Webster Bank Arena our home is an important step for our hockey program and to provide ... more »
|Quinnipiac Expected to Shine Again in ECAC|
Mon, 19 Sep 2016 10:00:00 +0100Quinnipiac, St. Lawrence and Harvard are expected to finish 1-2-3 in the ECAC this season, according to both the coaches' and media's preseason polls.
Quinnipiac is coming off its fourth consecutive NCAA tournament appearance, which has been highlighted by trips to the NCAA Frozen Four and National Championship Game in 2013 and 2016. This past season, the Bobcats captured their first Whitelaw Cup ... more »
|RIT Tabbed to Top Atlantic Hockey Again|
Mon, 19 Sep 2016 10:00:00 +0100After a news-filled offseason for Atlantic Hockey and its member teams, the league started prepping for the start of actual games by releasing its Preseason Coaches Poll.
RIT, which went to the NCAAs last season, will be the team to beat according to the league’s coaches. The defending champs received eight first-place votes along with 95 points in the poll.
No. 2 is Air Force, receiving two first-place ... more »
|Holy Cross Looking Into Hockey East Move|
Fri, 16 Sep 2016 10:00:00 +0100Holy Cross is making an attempt to join Hockey East and play its home games in the DCU Center, in nearby downtown Worcester, according to a report in the Worcester Telegram & Gazette.
The report cites "multiple sources" it doesn't name, though a comment from ECHL commissioner Brian McKenna seems to confirm that at least something is being discussed.
“We became aware of it (Monday),” McKenna told ... more »
|Missouri Law Could Squash St. Louis Frozen Four Bid|
Thu, 15 Sep 2016 10:00:00 +0100The NCAA's decision on future Frozen Four sites could hinge, at least partially, on a bill being contemplated in the Missouri Legislature.
St. Louis is one of the cities in the running for the next round of bids. The NCAA is currently in the middle of the selection process. Among the other cities thought to be in serious contention for 2019-2022 bids are Philadelphia, Washington D.C., Los Angeles ... more »
|Anchorage Assistant Ciocco Departs Staff|
Wed, 14 Sep 2016 10:00:00 +0100Alaska-Anchorage assistant coach Josh Ciocco is leaving the coaching staff just three weeks before the start of the season for an unspecified position at Brown.
The Anchorage program, along with Alaska-Fairbanks, are in long-term jeopardy because of a budget crisis in the state. A recent report from an Alaska TV station indicated that the coaching staff had stopped recruiting, though head coach Matt ... more »
|Atlantic Hockey Ups Scholarship Limit to 18|
Wed, 07 Sep 2016 10:00:00 +0100Atlantic Hockey has voted to increase its scholarship limit to 18, which is in line with the NCAA-wide maximum in ice hockey. The teams had been competing with a limit of 12, which was a compromise going back to when the league was founded between schools who wanted to play at the maximum, and those that wanted it to be lower out of financial concerns.
“This is another step forward for our league,” ... more »
|Q&A With NCHC Commissioner Josh Fenton|
Tue, 06 Sep 2016 10:00:00 +0100We spoke to NCHC commissioner Josh Fenton about the league's recent decision to deny new membership to two applicants, Arizona State and Minnesota State, and other topics.
CHN: How far did it get, and did anything change in the equation over the course of the summer?
Fenton: We have a process to follow, and we follow that for any applicant. We collected the information we needed to collect to make ... more »