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Where Are We Headed?
Thu, 28 Aug 2014 10:00:00 +0100
Recent rulings against the NCAA are not expected to have a large impact on College Hockey, at least not right away, according to officials. But everyone is certainly keeping an eye on the changes, and there is some anxiety on how things will ultimately play out. Most recently, the NCAA membership voted to give schools in the so-called "Big Five" conferences more autonomy on creating their own rules ... more »

Assistant Shuffle Affects Merrimack, New Hampshire
Thu, 28 Aug 2014 10:00:00 +0100
Merrimack has promoted assistant coach Curtis Carr to associate head coach. He fills the spot vacated by Glenn Stewart, who is leaving to take an assistant coach position at New Hampshire, his alma mater. That move is expected to be official shortly. The New Hampshire spot opened when Jim Tortorella stepped down to pursue a business opportunity outside of hockey. Carr is entering his fourth season ... more »

North Dakota Goalie Legally Changes Name
Thu, 28 Aug 2014 10:00:00 +0100
North Dakota junior goaltender Zane Gothberg has legally changed his surname to his mother's maiden name of McIntyre. “My grandmother and my mother have been very influential in my life,” McIntyre said. “With the passing of my grandmother and my mother getting re-married, as well as my sister getting married, I’ve made the personal choice to carry on the family name in their honor.” McIntyre ... more »

Sources: BC Accelerating Top D Recruit Noah Hanifin
Fri, 22 Aug 2014 10:00:00 +0100
Boston College has begun the process of accelerating one of the best defensive prospects in the nation, Noah Hanifin, to its 2014 incoming class, according to multiple sources. The process, which includes admittance into the University, could be completed soon. The Eagles lost arguably their best forward recruit, Sonny Milano, to the OHL's Plymouth Whalers last week. Milano is also expected to sign ... more »

Tortorella Stepping Down as UNH Assistant
Thu, 21 Aug 2014 10:00:00 +0100
Jim Tortorella has decided to step down as New Hampshire assistant coach to pursue an opportunity outside of hockey. Tortorella started his collegiate coaching career at UNH as an assistant coach for the 1993-94 season, before returning in 2011-12 in the role of associate head coach for three seasons. Tortorella will serve as chief operating officer at the Foundation House in Portland, Maine. ... more »

Milano Skips BC to Sign with Columbus
Sat, 16 Aug 2014 10:00:00 +0100
Sonny Milano will never make it to Boston College. The incoming freshman, who affirmed his commitment to BC just two weeks ago at the National Junior Evaluation Camp, signed with the Plymouth Whalers (OHL) on Saturday, according to a source close to Milano. The Columbus Blue Jackets drafted him No. 16 overall in this past June's NHL Entry Draft, and it's likely he'll agree to an entry-level contract ... more »

Seeler Leaves UNO Program
Wed, 13 Aug 2014 10:00:00 +0100
Nebraska-Omaha coach Dean Blais announced today that defenseman Nick Seeler has left the team for personal reasons. “Nick has chosen to leave the program at this time,” said Blais. “We wish him well in the next chapter of his hockey career and his life.” Seeler, who would have been a junior this season, played in 70 career games during the last two seasons, earning six goals and 13 assists ... more »

Patrick Foley Steps Down as Northeastern Assistant
Tue, 12 Aug 2014 10:00:00 +0100
Northeastern assistant coach Patrick Foley has resigned, according to sources. Foley was set to begin his fourth season behind the Northeastern bench this coming fall. Along with previous experience at Harvard, Foley is also a former assistant for the U.S. National Development Program. Director of Hockey Operations Jason Smith will assume Foley's recruiting responsibilities while a permanent replacement ... more »

Michigan, Michigan State, Miami, WMU to Play at Soldier Field
Tue, 12 Aug 2014 10:00:00 +0100
Michigan and Michigan State have announced a new outdoor game to take place Feb. 7, 2015 at Soldier Field in Chicago. Miami and Western Michigan will also play against each other there as part of the event. "We are pleased to be a part of the Hockey City Classic this season in its return to Soldier Field and the city of Chicago," Michigan head coach Red Berenson said. "It will be exciting for our ... more »

Motte, Downing Earning Their Stripes
Fri, 08 Aug 2014 10:00:00 +0100
Tyler Motte and Michael Downing have a lot more in common than just the Maize and Blue on their University of Michigan helmets. For both, this summer’s USA Hockey National Junior Evaluation Camp is about proving they’re worth the red and white stripes of that Team USA jersey, after both were among the final cuts on the last year’s team. Motte’s cut might have been the most painful. He was ... more »