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Looking at the Colorado College Coaching Options
Wed, 16 Apr 2014 10:00:00 +0100
As Colorado College athletic director Ken Ralph diligently goes over his candidates for new head coach, we can idly speculate who these candidates might be. So far, Ralph has confirmed he has whittled the initial pool down to 10 candidates, and he and the search committee will soon begin the more formal interview process. He hopes to have a final decision in May, but left the door open to surprise ... more »

Gostisbehere Signs With Flyers
Tue, 15 Apr 2014 10:00:00 +0100
Union defenseman Shayne Gostisbehere has signed an entry-level contract with the Philadelphia Flyers, leaving school with one year of eligibility remaining. He will report to the club's AHL affiliate, the Adirondack Phantoms, for the remainder of the season. Gostisbehere was selected in the third round (78th overall) by the Flyers in the 2012 NHL Entry Draft. Gostisbehere was recently named Most ... more »

Bennett Built Trust of Team
Tue, 15 Apr 2014 10:00:00 +0100
The amazing rise of Union has been written about so many times already, at every milestone moment along the way. When the team won its first ECAC title, when it won the regular-season title, when it made the NCAAs for the first time, when it made the Frozen Four two years ago. We wrote many times about the program's trials and tribulations over the years, the passing of the torch to Kevin Sneddon ... more »

A Relentless 'Wolfpack'
Mon, 14 Apr 2014 10:00:00 +0100
Sam Coatta and Nick Cruice sat in the locker room after Union’s national championship victory, taking off their equipment as their teammates celebrated around them. Cole Ikkala sat in the same row, still dressed in all his gear. Next to Ikkala, Sullivan took off his equipment with a smile after Union’s 7-4 victory over Minnesota. The Dutchmen scored six goals on a Minnesota team that hadn’t ... more »

From Star to Legend
Sun, 13 Apr 2014 10:00:00 +0100
Shayne Gostisbehere doesn't need an inch to take a mile. He doesn't need an opponent to err to make a play. He doesn't need any help to captivate a crowd. He just needs a hockey puck and an idea. In the first period of Saturday's national championship game, he saw something -- a gap between he and a Minnesota defenseman just a shade too wide. A chance to make something happen. With those few inches ... more »

Memory Lane
Sun, 13 Apr 2014 10:00:00 +0100
When the returning players for Minnesota’s hockey team reassemble many months from now in Minneapolis, the memories of Saturday night’s championship game loss to the newly-coronated Union Dutchmen will have – perhaps by the tincture of time alone – faded somewhat. In the moments immediately following their loss in the final game of the year, though, those memories are, understandably, raw. The ... more »

Championship Notebook
Sun, 13 Apr 2014 10:00:00 +0100
Union defeated Minnesota, 7-4, on Saturday night to win its first ever national championship. The Dutchmen finish the season as the only team to win 30 games – they went 32-6-4 – knocking off the tournament’s two highest seeds, Boston College and Minnesota, en route to the title. The Championship That Almost Wasn’t Mike Vecchione almost wasn’t a part of this Union team. Vecchione originally ... more »

To The Max
Sun, 13 Apr 2014 10:00:00 +0100
Certainly, there are many defining moments for the 2013-14 NCAA champion Union Dutchmen, from the stretch late in the first period when Union scored three times in less than two minutes, to defenseman Shayne Gostisbehere’s otherworldly plus-seven performance, to captain Mat Bodie’s empty-net goal that sealed the program’s first championship. But with five minutes played in the third period ... more »

Freshmen Fueled Gophers
Sun, 13 Apr 2014 10:00:00 +0100
Justin Kloos just went to the net. It's a pretty basic concept, and it frequently pays a massive reward. As Kloos arrive just in front of Union goaltender Colin Stevens, the puck dropped from his glove. Kloos pounced and slipped it past Stevens to give Minnesota an early 1-0 lead. Hudson Fasching did the same thing late in the game, this time with the Gophers trailing, 5-3, and desperately seeking ... more »

Sneddon: 'So Happy For Everyone'
Sun, 13 Apr 2014 10:00:00 +0100
It’s been 11 years since Kevin Sneddon has had an office on Union’s campus. But when the Dutchmen claimed their first national championship on Saturday night, their former bench boss was on the ice, with a smile on his face. Sneddon is a member of the NCAA Ice Hockey Committee as Hockey East’s representative – he’s now the head coach at Vermont – and witnessed first hand the program he ... more »