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Shyiak Named WMU Assistant
Mon, 15 Sep 2014 10:00:00 +0100
Western Michigan has hired former Alaska-Anchorage coach Dave Shyiak as its new assistant. WMU lost both assistants this offseason, Rob Faca and Pat Ferschweiler. Head coach Andy Murray recently brought in Ben Barr from Providence as one assistant. Shyiak spent last season as an amateur scout for the Toronto Maple Leafs. The year before, he was let go by UAA after eight seasons. Before that, he ... more »

Gilligan Rejoins Dennehy on Merrimack Staff
Wed, 10 Sep 2014 10:00:00 +0100
Merrimack has hired Bill Gilligan as its new assistant coach. He replaces Glenn Stewart, who left last month for his alma mater, New Hampshire. Gilligan previously worked together with Merrimack head coach Mark Dennehy on the staff at Massachusetts under Don Cahoon. In his four seasons in Amherst, Gilligan helped recruit the squad that advanced to the 2004 Hockey East Championship game. "I am thrilled ... more »

Suter, Of 'Miracle On Ice' Fame, Dies at 57
Tue, 09 Sep 2014 10:00:00 +0100
Bob Suter, a former Wisconsin defenseman and member of Team USA's 1980 Miracle On Ice team, died Tuesday of a heart attack, the Wisconsin State Journal reported. He was 57. Suter, a Madison, Wis., native who played for the Badgers from 1975-79, is the first member of the Miracle on Ice team to pass away. Suter most recently made an appearance at the ECAC Tournament in Lake Placid last March, the ... more »

Not Your Average Freshmen
Fri, 05 Sep 2014 10:00:00 +0100
The moment Conor Andrle walked through the doors of the Eisenhower Hall Theatre on Registration Day at West Point, he knew his life was about to change forever. “I’ll never forget, all the hockey guys walked in the front door together, and the military aspect comes at you at once. Everyone’s screaming and yelling, and you have to hurry up to get from issue point to issue point,” Andrle said. ... more »

Northeastern Promotes Jason Smith to Assistant Coach
Thu, 04 Sep 2014 10:00:00 +0100
Northeastern completed the promotion of Jason Smith to assistant coach on Thursday. Smith was serving as the team’s Director of Hockey Operations. He replaces Patrick Foley, who resigned last month. “We are thrilled to add Jason as an assistant coach on our staff,” Northeastern head coach Jim Madigan said. “He did a tremendous job as our director of operations last season, and has had success ... more »

UNH's DeSmith Arrested, Suspended After Assault
Wed, 03 Sep 2014 10:00:00 +0100
New Hampshire goaltender Casey DeSmith has been suspended from the team indefinitely, pending an investigation into an arrest this past weekend. DeSmith reportedly assaulted a female victim and resisted arrest once he was located by police. According to The Foster's Daily Democrat, a female victim called police at 12:59 a.m. on Aug. 31 to report she had been assaulted. The victim said that DeSmith ... more »

DeMichiel Named New SLU Assistant
Wed, 03 Sep 2014 10:00:00 +0100
St. Lawrence has named former RIT goaltender Jared DeMichiel its new assistant coach. DeMichiel replaces Kris Mayotte, who took an assistant position at Providence this summer. DeMichiel, has been the assistant coach at D-III Nazareth since January of 2012, under former Clarkson coach George Roll, where the pair helped start the program. DeMichiel, a native of Harwinton, Conn., helped lead RIT to ... more »

Seeler Lands with Gophers
Wed, 03 Sep 2014 10:00:00 +0100
Former Nebraska-Omaha forward Nick Seeler has transferred to Minnesota. Seeler must sit out the 2014-15 season and will have two seasons of eligibility remaining. A native of Eden Prairie, Minn., Seeler played two seasons for Nebraska-Omaha before leaving the program. The defenseman was a fifth-round pick (131st overall) of the Minnesota Wild in the 2011 NHL Draft. He had six goals and 19 points in ... more »

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 »