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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 »

DeSmith Signs Pro Contract After NCAA Declines Waiver
Sun, 26 Jul 2015 10:00:00 +0100
Former New Hampshire goaltender Casey DeSmith signed with the Wheeling Nailers last week, the ECHL affiliate of the Pittsburgh Penguins, after the NCAA denied him a transfer waiver to play his senior season of college hockey. The pro contract was a final chapter in a tumultuous year for DeSmith, who was arrested following an incident last August, dismissed from the UNH hockey team, but later had all ... more »

Wisconsin Loses Doughtery to WHL, Nashville
Fri, 24 Jul 2015 10:00:00 +0100
The Nashville Predators have signed draft pick Jack Dougherty to a three-year, entry-level contract. The 6-foot-1 defenseman played at Wisconsin last season. The Predators said Dougherty will likely play this season in the WHL for Portland. Dougherty, 19, had two goals and nine points last season. Prior to his lone collegiate season, the St. Paul, Minn., native played the 2013-14 season with the ... more »

Arizona State: Full Steam Ahead
Wed, 22 Jul 2015 10:00:00 +0100
It's now less than three months until Arizona State plays its first NCAA hockey game, something that a year ago was practically inconceivable to most people. In that time, ASU and coach Greg Powers have quickly proven that it was the right move for all involved. From putting together a solid schedule, to showing some deft recruiting prowess, to building a staff, to moving forward with plans for an ... more »

NCAA Amends Goalie Interference Rule
Thu, 16 Jul 2015 10:00:00 +0100
The NCAA Playing Rules Oversight Panel has approved a change to ice hockey rules that will give referees more discretion on calling goalie interference. The change will be implemented for the upcoming 2015-16 season. In recent years, there has been a hardline policy in place against goaltender interference, even for incidental contact. Now, referees are given the leeway to judge whether the contact ... more »

Hanifin Decides to Turn Pro
Sat, 11 Jul 2015 10:00:00 +0100
Noah Hanifin, a member of CHN's All-Rookie Team last season, has decided to leave Boston College after just one season to sign with the NHL's Carolina Hurricanes. The 18-year old defenseman was selected by Carolina with the 5th overall pick in June's NHL Draft. Hanifin receives a three-year, entry-level deal worth $832,500 if he stays in the NHL, or $70,000 in the AHL. He also received a $277,500 ... more »

WCHA to Allow Increased Scholarships; UConn Also Adding Funds
Fri, 10 Jul 2015 10:00:00 +0100
The WCHA, this week, voted to support the NCAA's recent legislation on "autonomy," which allows schools to provide more scholarship funds to athletes. "As a non-autonomy conference, (the) WCHA had flexibility (to) put cap on the money schools could spend," a WCHA spokesperson said. However, the conference decided not to do that, which opens the door for any school to provide the additional funds. At ... more »

UNH Brings Souza Back as Assistant, Head Coach Heir Apparent
Fri, 10 Jul 2015 10:00:00 +0100
New Hampshire made it official today, hiring former captain Mike Souza its new associate head coach. Souza had been with Connecticut as an assistant the last two years. The move had been expected for over a month. “Mike Souza was an outstanding player for us, he is a terrific coach and an even better person,” UNH head coach Dick Umile said. “I am excited to bring him back to UNH to work alongside ... more »

UConn Adds Buckley as Assistant
Wed, 08 Jul 2015 10:00:00 +0100
Mike Cavanaugh, once a long-time member of the Boston College program himself, has brought in Eagles alumnus Brendan Buckley to fill an assistant coaching vacancy at Connecticut. “I had the opportunity to coach him for four years in college. Through his extensive collegiate and pro experience, he clearly has the leadership skills we are looking for to help build this program into a Hockey East ... more »