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USHL Commissioner Questions Merits of Age Limit Proposal
Fri, 27 Nov 2015 11:00:00 +0100
Count United States Hockey League commissioner Bob Fallen as among those questioning the merits of the Big Ten's proposal to change the age limit of incoming freshman. The proposal, to be voted on at the NCAA convention in April, would change the age limit for incoming freshmen from 21 to 20 if a player wants to retain all four years of NCAA eligibility. "We are proud to be part of the development ... more »

Q&A with Don Lucia
Fri, 27 Nov 2015 11:00:00 +0100
The Big Ten, as a conference, is the entity that submitted legislation into the NCAA pipeline that would lower the age maximum for incoming college hockey freshmen. But Minnesota's Don Lucia was the one who first raised the idea within the Big Ten, and has the most to say about it. As a result, he's been the focal point of a lot of criticism, particularly from the masses on social media. He shared ... more »

Arizona State's Powers Against Big Ten Proposal
Fri, 27 Nov 2015 11:00:00 +0100
In the wake of The Big Ten’s recently-submitted piece of legislation to limit the age of incoming freshmen, all eyes have turned to the Power Five conferences. Per NCAA rules, schools who are classified as “Power Five” schools -- in collegiate hockey the ACC and the PAC-12 are also represented -- have their vote counted four times among a legislative council that consists of 40 members all together. With ... more »

Brown in Belfast, Looking to Boost Season
Wed, 25 Nov 2015 11:00:00 +0100
Brown hasn't had many opportunities over the years to play games in the national spotlight. This weekend changes that a bit, though it's more like an international spotlight. Brown will take part in the Friendship Four Tournament in Belfast, Northern Ireland, a tournament over a year in the making by many interested parties, including former Boston University forward Steve Thornton, who now works ... more »

Team of the Week: Cornell
Wed, 25 Nov 2015 11:00:00 +0100
No team can be successful in the long-term without operating as a cohesive unit. Stars can carry teams far, but there needs to be an understanding from top to bottom that everyone needs to contribute and lean on each other in order for a team’s efforts to translate into success. For all of the talent in last season’s senior class at Cornell, the team just couldn’t turn it into consistent victories. ... more »

Big Ten Legislation Raises Controversy
Tue, 24 Nov 2015 11:00:00 +0100
A Big Ten-sponsored piece of legislation is currently in the NCAA's pipeline and scheduled for vote in April, despite the objections of the vast majority of college hockey coaches and personnel. The legislation calls for lowering the age limit for incoming recruits from 21 to 20 years old, or, more accurately, two years past the player's expected high school graduation date. Anyone enrolling in college ... more »

Tomkins Rises to the Top For Ohio State
Tue, 24 Nov 2015 11:00:00 +0100
Two years ago, Matt Tomkins was Ohio State’s starting goaltender. Less than midway through the year his counterpart, Collin Olson departed for junior hockey, leaving just Tompkins and third-string netminder Logan Davis. On Nov. 9, Tomkins got injured, forcing the Buckeyes to bring in a replacement. After playing their third string goaltender, and adding a baseball catcher as a backup, the Buckeyes ... more »

Jack Of All Trades
Mon, 23 Nov 2015 11:00:00 +0100
Traditionally, the sports scene in Ohio’s capital city of Columbus has centered almost exclusively on Ohio State’s cherished men’s football team – indeed, those reigning national champion Ohio State Buckeyes (who stumbled on Saturday night). And while the Buckeyes continue to dominate local headlines, the reality is that the sports atmosphere has evolved significantly this century. After all ... more »

Michigan Earns Weekend Split With BU
Sat, 21 Nov 2015 11:00:00 +0100
For the second straight night, Michigan jumped out to an early lead. This time, it held on. Friday, Michigan lost a 2-0 lead in the third period. Saturday, the Wolverines led 3-0 after one, and won 4-2, splitting the weekend series at Boston University. BU had its six-game unbeaten streak (4-0-2) snapped and now stands at 6-4-2 on the season. Seniors Matt Lane and Ahti Oksanen scored goals for BU ... more »

College Hockey Ties One On
Sat, 21 Nov 2015 11:00:00 +0100
Thirteen Division I men's college hockey games went to overtime Friday, the most in one night in College Hockey News' records, going back to 2000. That eclipsed the 11 that were played last Saturday, Nov. 14, which equaled the high to that point, set in 2005. The last time there were 10 or more OT games played on a regular-season night was Feb. 27, 2010 (10). Among those were a 0-0 tie between Yale ... more »