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Brooklyn to Host College Hockey Doubleheader
Fri, 24 Apr 2015 10:00:00 +0100
College hockey will be played in Brooklyn, N.Y., next season, with a doubleheader scheduled for Nov. 1, 2015. Army and Bentley will play an Atlantic Hockey game, while Hockey East teams Connecticut and Notre Dame will also play. It's the first NCAA hockey games to be played at Brooklyn's Barclays Center, which opened in 2012 and is home to the NBA's Brooklyn Nets. Starting next season, the NHL's ... more »


Q&A with UMass Commit Justin Dixson
Thu, 23 Apr 2015 10:00:00 +0100
Earlier this week, Massachusetts received a commitment from '98-born forward Justin Dixson, a California product who in 18 games for the Anaheim Jr. Ducks NAPHL 16U team this past season, totaled 35 points (17 goals, 18 assists). Dixson took some time to sit down with CHN to talk about his recent commitment ... CHN: First question is the one we ask everyone. Why UMass? What about UMass made it the ... more »


Q&A With LSSU Commit Ashton Calder
Sun, 19 Apr 2015 10:00:00 +0100
Last week, Lake Superior State received a commitment from local '98-born forward, Ashton Calder. In 59 games for the Soo Indians 18U AAA Midget team this past season, Calder totaled 57 points (27 goals, 30 assists). Calder took some time to sit down with CHN to talk about his recent commitment ... First question is one we ask every recruit. Why Lake State? What was it about that program that made ... more »


Barber Leaves Miami After Junior Year
Fri, 17 Apr 2015 10:00:00 +0100
The Washington Capitals have signed Miami forward Riley Barber to a three-year, entry-level contract beginning the 2015-16 season. Barber, 21, was drafted by the Capitals in the sixth round, 167th overall, in the 2012 NHL Draft. He had 40 points (20g, 20a) in 39 games with the RedHawks this season, setting a career high in goals. Barber led the NCHC in shots (180), ranked tied for third in goals and ... more »


Minnesota Lands '00 Recruit Jaxon Nelson
Thu, 16 Apr 2015 10:00:00 +0100
Minnesota received a commitment from a player considered to be one of the top prospects for the 2018 NHL Entry Draft. That's right, 2018. Jaxon Nelson, who just completed his freshman season at Luverne High School in Minnesota, gave a verbal commitment to the Gophers on Thursday evening. Nelson posted 41 goals and 42 assists for 83 points in 25 games as a freshman this past season. He also played ... more »


Providence's Gillies Signs with Flames
Wed, 15 Apr 2015 10:00:00 +0100
Providence College goaltender Jon Gillies won a national championship on Saturday night, and on Wednesday he joined the NHL's Calgary Flames after signing an entry-level contract, according to WCSH television in Maine. He will forego his final season of eligibility. Gillies, who is from South Portland, Maine, has been the Friars' starting goaltender for the past three seasons. In 108 career appearances ... more »


Second Thoughts
Tue, 14 Apr 2015 10:00:00 +0100
[Authorís note: Last time I tried to look at some era-adjusted scoring, all the data was fine except for when I compared Paul Kariya's freshman year to Johnny Gaudreau's junior year. There was an error in the Excel code I wrote, and it overweighted Gaudreau's assist number significantly. That has been fixed below.] Everyone knows the numbers: 25-75-100. Twenty-five goals, seventy-five assists, one ... more »


Eichel Has Advice for Auston Matthews
Tue, 14 Apr 2015 10:00:00 +0100
Auston Matthews, already considered a possible top three pick in the 2016 NHL Draft, and College Hockey News' No. 1-ranked potential recruit, is still undecided about where he will play next season. And while this year's phenom, Hobey Baker Award winner Jack Eichel, doesn't know what Matthews will do yet, he had some advice for his friend. "Go with your heart," said Eichel, who most recently played ... more »


Josh Melnick Commits to Miami
Tue, 14 Apr 2015 10:00:00 +0100
Last week, it was reported that Youngstown Phantoms forward Josh Melnick had decommtted from Princeton and had re-opened his recruitment. Monday night, through his personal Twitter account, Melnick confirmed that he had committed to Miami. In 60 games in the United States Hockey League this season, Melnick has 62 points (14 goals, 48 assists).† Melnick grew up only about an hour from Princeton's ... more »


2014-15 All-CHN Teams
Tue, 14 Apr 2015 10:00:00 +0100
The College Hockey News All-CHN postseason teams including three players from Boston University among the 12 selected. The Terriers were just national runner-up to Providence in Saturday's NCAA championship game. Two players on the All-Rookie team are also on one of the two overall teams, including BU forward Jack Eichel, who won the Hobey Baker Award, and second-team selection Kyle Hayton, goaltender ... more »