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Hastings Signs New 8-Year Contract
Mon, 06 Jul 2015 10:00:00 +0100
Minnesota State coach Mike Hastings has agreed on a new eight-year contract with the school. Hastings recently completed his third year with the Mavericks in 2014-15. "During his time here, Mike has been one of the most successful coaches in all of college hockey and a real game changer for our program," Minnesota State athletic director Kevin Buisman said. "The performance on and off the ice has ... more »

Old Enemies Team Up For Charity
Mon, 06 Jul 2015 10:00:00 +0100
When Pat Mullane was a freshman at Boston College, he met Sports Information Director Dick Kelley. Kelley served as mentor for Mullane and some of his Boston College teammates. Kelley passed away from ALS -- Lou Gehrig's Disease -- a few years ago. “Everyone you talk to, you'll realize that Dick was one of the best people you'll ever meet," Mullane said. "He was so passionate about my success as ... more »

Opilka Decides to Sign Instead of Attend Wisconsin
Fri, 03 Jul 2015 10:00:00 +0100
One of the 56 NCAA players drafted last week won't be attending college after all. Wisconsin's incoming goaltender Luke Opilka, who was drafted by his hometown St. Louis Blues, is expected to sign a pro contract this week, and play for the OHL's Kitchener Rangers next season. Opilka was taken in the fifth round of the draft, 146th overall. Opilka had been enrolled in summer classes at Wisconsin ... more »

15-year-old Maine Recruit, Wahlstrom, De-Commits
Thu, 02 Jul 2015 10:00:00 +0100
Oliver Wahlstrom, who committed to Maine 18 months ago at the age of 13, de-committed with the intention of re-opening his recruitment on Thursday. Larry Mahoney of The Bangor Daily News reached out to Wahlstrom via text, but the player responded that he was "not comfortable" discussing the situation. Wahlstorm, who is considered a top prosect for the 2018 NHL Draft, appeared in 68 games for the ... more »

Wisconsin's Opilka Signs with Kitchener
Thu, 02 Jul 2015 10:00:00 +0100
Incoming Wisconsin goaltender Luke Opilka, who was rated as our No. 10 overall incoming recruit for 2015, will never play a game for the Badgers. Opilka signed with the Kitchener Rangers of the Ontario Hockey League on Thursday, which negates his NCAA eligibility. He was drafted in the fifth round of the NHL Entry Draft last weekend by the St. Louis Blues. With the U.S. NTDP U-18 team last season ... more »

Eichel Signs With Buffalo
Wed, 01 Jul 2015 10:00:00 +0100
Jack Eichel's run in college hockey is over. The second overall pick in last week's NHL Draft has, to no surprise, signed with the Buffalo Sabres -- a three-year, entry-level deal. Eichel leaves after one season, one that saw him win every possible individual award, including the Hobey Baker, but falling one period short of an NCAA championship. The, 6-foot-2 Eichel, a native of North Chelmsford ... more »

CC Loses Slavin to NHL
Wed, 01 Jul 2015 10:00:00 +0100
Colorado College will lose a key component for next season after the signing of defenseman Jaccob Slavin with the NHL's Carolina Hurricanes. Carolina selected Slavin in the fourth round of the 2012 NHL Draft. Slavin signed a three-year entry-level contract. “Improving our prospect depth at defense is a priority for our organization, and we felt that it was important for Jaccob to begin his professional ... more »

BU's Quinn Earns New 5-Year Contract
Sun, 28 Jun 2015 10:00:00 +0100
Boston University coach David Quinn has agreed to a five-year contract, director of athletics Drew Marrochello announced on Thursday. This past season, in his second year at the helm of the program, Quinn guided the Terriers to the Hockey East regular-season and tournament titles in addition to the program’s 30th Beanpot crown. BU reached the national championship game and finished the year with ... more »

Eichel Tops Three NCAA Freshman in Top-10 of NHL Draft
Sat, 27 Jun 2015 10:00:00 +0100
Jack Eichel, Noah Hanifin and Zach Werenski made history on Friday night at the NHL Entry Draft in Sunrise, Fla., as the trio combined to mark the first time three current college hockey players have been selected in the top-10 picks of the draft. Eichel was the first to hear his name called, when the Buffalo Sabres made him the No. 2 overall pick. The BU product, who was projected to go to the Sabres ... more »

Plante Resigns as UMD Assistant Coach
Wed, 24 Jun 2015 10:00:00 +0100
Derek Plante, who has served as an assistant coach at Minnesota-Duluth for the past five seasons, has resigned for personal reasons. “The opportunity to play and coach as a Bulldog has been a special part of my life, said Plante, whose resignation is effective this Friday. "It has been a great experience to work with and learn from head coach Scott Sandelin.  While I will miss being part of the ... more »