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Former Maine recruit Wahlstrom Commits to Harvard
Fri, 21 Aug 2015 10:00:00 +0100
Former Maine recruit Oliver Wahlstrom, the 2000-born wonderkid who raised eyebrows when he committed as a 13-year-old to the Black Bears last January has now committed to Harvard. Just two months ago, in early June, Wahlstrom decommitted from the Maine program. Wahlstrom, according to his Twitter profile, is scheduled to debut for Harvard in 2018.  At the time of his decommitment, Larry Mahoney ... more »

NCHC Approves 3-on-3 OT, Other Changes
Mon, 17 Aug 2015 10:00:00 +0100
The NCHC will be the first college hockey league to adopt 3-on-3 overtime as part of its regular season. The league will continue to play 5-on-5 overtime for five minutes, but instead of then going to the shootout, as it has been doing, it will play another five minutes at 3-on-3. If it's still tied after those additional five minutes, then the game will be decided by shootout. As with the shootout ... more »

Bowling Green's Valleau Signs Pro Deal
Mon, 17 Aug 2015 10:00:00 +0100
Bowling Green defenseman Nolan Valleau has decided to sign an NHL free agent contract with the Chicago Blackhaws, giving up three years of NCAA eligibiility. The decision is a big loss for the Falcons' backline. The 6-foot-1 Michigan native put up 19 points last season as a freshman, including two goals, in 39 games. He also had 35 penalty minutes and was a plus-3. His 17 assists were most on the ... more »

LSSU Assistant Aubry Leaves for NHL Job
Mon, 17 Aug 2015 10:00:00 +0100
Lake Superior State assistant coach Peter Aubry is leaving to take a position as goaltending coach for the NHL's Chicago Blackhawks organization. The Windsor, Ont. native, served one season on the Lakers’ bench. "I am extremely excited and grateful for the opportunity with the Chicago Blackhawks," Aubry said. "As I leave LSSU, I can’t express how highly I think of Damon (Whitten) and Rich (Metro) ... more »

Larson Returns to UMD as Assistant Coach
Fri, 14 Aug 2015 10:00:00 +0100
Former Minnesota-Duluth defenseman Brett Larson is returning to the school as an assistant coach. Larson, who most recently has been an assistant at Ohio State, was on the UMD staff once before, from 2008-11, and was part of the 2011 national championship team. He left after that season to take a head coaching position in the USHL, before going to Ohio State. “It was hard to pass up the opportunity ... more »

Minnesota AD Resigns Over Sexual Harassment Incident
Fri, 07 Aug 2015 10:00:00 +0100
Minnesota athletic director Norwood Teague has resigned over sexual harassment charges, the school confirmed today. In an email distributed on campus, school president Eric Kaler said that the resignation followed "the report of two recent incidents of sexual harassment of two non-student University employees." Kaler said he will address the situation in a news conference later today. Teague had ... more »

Gwozdecky Returns to Head Coaching, at Colo. High School
Fri, 07 Aug 2015 10:00:00 +0100
Former Denver coach George Gwozdecky has agreed to become head coach at Valor Christian High School, a prep school in Highlands Ranch, Colo. Gwozdecky, a two-time national champion who was fired as Denver's coach after the 2012-13 season, has been working the last two years as an assistant of the staff of the NHL's Tampa Bay Lightning. Gwozdecky is 593-391-85 as an NCAA head coach, including a stint ... more »

Vermont Lands '02-Born Recruit Anthony Cipollone
Wed, 05 Aug 2015 10:00:00 +0100
2002-born forward Anthony Cipollone announced via Twitter on Wednesday that he has committed to Vermont. Cipollone’s brother, Joseph, is a ’99-born player that committed to Vermont this past January. Cipollone becomes the first ’02-born player to commit to a college program. He turned 13 years old earlier this season. Cipollone is believed to be the youngest player ever recruited to a Division ... more »

Drury Tops List of 2015 US HHOF Inductees
Mon, 03 Aug 2015 10:00:00 +0100
Former Boston University star, and 1998 Hobey Baker Award winner, Chris Drury leads this year's class of United States Hockey Hall of Fame inductees. Also selected were long-time USA Hockey executive Ron DeGregorio, former Harvard women's hockey and U.S. Olympic team standout Angela Ruggiero , long-time NHL defenseman Mathieu Schneider. The formal induction of the Class of 2015 is set for Thursday ... more »

Five U.S. Cities in Running to Host World Juniors
Tue, 28 Jul 2015 10:00:00 +0100
USA Hockey announced that five cities are finalists to host in the 2018 World Junior Championship -- Chicago; Buffalo, N.Y.; Pittsburgh; St. Louis; and Tampa, Fla. The World Juniors rotate its location among a handful of nations, from among the 10 that are in it each year. The 2018 tournament would take place from December 2017 to January 2018. Buffalo is the only city among the five to have hosted ... more »