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Record Day at NHL Draft for NCAA, U.S. and BU
Fri, 24 Jun 2016 10:00:00 +0100
In a year where a record 12 Americans were selected in the First Round of the NHL Draft, the 11 NCAA or NCAA-bound players selected tied a record first established in 2007. It's worth noting, of course, that sometimes these players don't make it to the NCAA, choosing to bail out of commitments at the last minute. But the 11 is nonetheless an achievement worth noting. Twelve Canadians were selected ... more »

2016 NHL Draft Preview
Thu, 23 Jun 2016 10:00:00 +0100
Three years ago, there wasnít a single college or college-bound player taken in the first round of the NHL Entry Draft. Thatís sure to be different this weekend in Buffalo, where as many as eight players could hear their names called in the first round and about a dozen more who shouldnít be far behind in the second and third rounds. The top-end of the draft is almost completely dominated by ... more »

BC's McCoshen Reportedly To Sign With Florida
Tue, 21 Jun 2016 10:00:00 +0100
Boston College junior defenseman Ian McCoshen will sign an entry-level contract with the Florida Panthers, according to The Sun Sentinel.† The Panthers drafted McCoshen, 20, in the second round of the 2013 NHL Entry Draft. The Sun Sentinel projects that he'll compete with his former BC teammate, Michael Matheson, for a spot on the Florida blue line as early as this upcoming season, with the Panthers ... more »

Nick Schmaltz Is Latest to Leave North Dakota
Sun, 19 Jun 2016 10:00:00 +0100
North Dakota forward Nick Schmaltz signed a three-year, entry-level contract with the NHLís Chicago Blackhawks on Sunday, forgoing the final two years of his collegiate eligibility. Schmaltz was taken by Chicago in the first round (20th overall) of the 2014 NHL Entry Draft. Schmaltz enjoyed a breakthrough season individually in 2015-16 while leading the Fighting Hawks to the programís eighth ... more »

Commentary: 4-on-4 OT Not Necessary For College Hockey
Thu, 16 Jun 2016 10:00:00 +0100
Last week, the NCAA Ice Hockey Rules Committee announced it had recommended the use of 4-on-4 overtime beginning with the upcoming season. The proposal needs to be approved by the NCAAís Playing Rules Oversight Panel next month (July 20) before it can be implemented. The change would only effect regular-season games, with postseason games remaining with the traditional 5-on-5 20-minute sudden-death ... more »

Ron Mason, 76, Passes Away
Mon, 13 Jun 2016 10:00:00 +0100
Ron Mason, who won 924 games in 36 years as a head coach and retired with the most wins in NCAA history, has died at age 76. Mason, whose win total was surpassed by Jerry York a couple of seasons ago, won a national championship with Michigan State in 1986. He took over as head coach of the Spartans in 1979 and proceeded to go to nine straight NCAA tournaments, and 19 out of 21, including five Frozen ... more »

4-on-4 OT Passes Rules Committee
Fri, 10 Jun 2016 10:00:00 +0100
The NCAA Ice Hockey Rules Committee has recommended the use of 4-on-4 overtime starting with the upcoming season. The change, which still needs to be approved by the NCAA's Playing Rules Oversight Panel, would effect regular-season games only. The Committee also approved the use of 3-on-3 overtime once the five-minute 4-on-4 is over, followed by a shootout. It's up to each conference whether to implement ... more »

Eaves Hired at St. Olaf
Fri, 27 May 2016 10:00:00 +0100
Mike Eaves, who spent the last 14 seasons as head coach of Wisconsin before he was let go following this past season, was named head coach at Division III St. Olaf (Minn.) today. Eaves led Wisconsin to seven NCAA appearances, including a national title in 2006 and a runner-up finish in 2010, while compiling a 267-225-76 record in Madison. "Mike is a proven winner at every level he has coached and ... more »

DeGregorio Signs 3-Year Extension With Atlantic Hockey
Mon, 23 May 2016 10:00:00 +0100
Atlantic Hockey has signed commissioner Bob DeGregorio to a three-year contract extension, keeping him on board through the 2018-19 season. "We are pleased to secure Commissioner DeGregorio's leadership of the Atlantic Hockey Conference for the next three years" said Lou Spiotti, Executive Director of Intercollegiate Athletics at RIT and the Chair of the Executive Committee for Atlantic Hockey. "His ... more »

Air Force Extends Serratore Through 2021
Fri, 20 May 2016 10:00:00 +0100
Air Force and head coach Frank Serratore have agreed to a new five-year contract that takes him through 2021. Serratore just completed his 19th season at Air Force with a record of 329-310-71 record. Serratore is the winningest coach in the history of Air Force hockey, having led Air Force to five Atlantic Hockey championships and five NCAA tournaments in the last 10 years. This past season, he ... more »