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Guertler Leaves Minnesota for OHL
Thu, 17 Jul 2014 10:00:00 +0100
Minnesota coach Don Lucia has released forward Gabe Guertler from the program, the school announced today. Guertler was to be a sophomore this upcoming season. The release came as Guertler was in the process of leaving to sign with the OHL's Soo Greyhounds. Im really excited to be a part of the Soo program, Guertler said in a statement. I think its a great opportunity for me to get ... more »

NHL Draft Notebook
Mon, 07 Jul 2014 10:00:00 +0100
More news and notes from a variety of incoming college players selected in last week's NHL Draft. Incoming Michigan State defenseman Josh Jacobs was selected in the second round, 41st overall, by New Jersey. Interestingly, his mentor with his junior team, Detroit Honeybaked, was Ryan Pardoski, a winger for Michigan from 1986-90. Jacobs credits Pardoski with his development quite significantly, but ... more »

Barr Leaves Providence Staff for Western Michigan
Mon, 30 Jun 2014 10:00:00 +0100
Ben Barr is leaving Providence's coaching staff to accept a position on Western Michigan's, according to the Kalamazoo Gazette and Providence Journal. Barr, a former player at Rensselaer, will replace Rob Facca, who left WMU for a scouting position in the NHL. Barr played under current Western Michigan head coach Andy Murray in 1998-99 when Murray was the coach at Shattuck St. Mary's prep school. Barr ... more »

BC, BU Lead Pack of 62 Draft Picks
Sat, 28 Jun 2014 10:00:00 +0100
A total of 62 current or incoming NCAA college hockey players were selected in the 2014 NHL Draft, which wrapped up Saturday. Four were selected in Friday's first round, including a pair of incoming Boston College freshmen, Alex Tuch and Sonny Milano. One Eagle not selected Friday went early in the second round, which started Saturday morning, goaltender Thatcher Demko. Demko was the first current ... more »

Four College-Bound Players Taken in First Round
Fri, 27 Jun 2014 10:00:00 +0100
Four incoming college players were selected in a six-pick span of the 2014 NHL Entry Draft's first round Friday. Those four constituted the entirety of the college hockey contingent in this year's first round, which ties for second fewest in the last 15 drafts. It was an improvement, however, over last season, when just one NCAA-bound player was selected in the first round, the lowest since 1998. Three ... more »

2014 NHL Draft Preview
Wed, 25 Jun 2014 10:00:00 +0100
As College Hockey Inc.s recent findings demonstrate, the stock of NCAA players is rising at the professional level. Many of the college players that made up 31 percent of the NHL last season arrived via free agency, but with eight general managers having college backgrounds themselves, those choosing on the 2014 draft floor will have a better understanding of the advantages of the NCAA route. College ... more »

Holy Cross Hires David Berard as Head Coach
Mon, 23 Jun 2014 10:00:00 +0100
Holy Cross has hired David Berard as its next head hockey coach. An official announcement could come as soon as Monday. Berard spent this past season as coordinator of hockey operations at Providence. In 2012-13, he served as interim head coach at Connecticut, taking over early in the season when Bruce Marshall resigned. At the time Berard took over the Huskies, the team was 0-4-1. Under Berard ... more »

Miller Returns to College, Named Providence Assistant
Mon, 23 Jun 2014 10:00:00 +0100
Former long-time Denver assistant coach Steve Miller has been named an assistant coach at Providence. Miller, who spent 19 seasons at Denver under George Gwozdecky, left after Gwozdecky was fired to become head coach and general manager of the expansion Madison team in the United States Hockey League. Miller, however, a Wisconsin native, resigned last month. The move seemed confusing at the time ... more »

Princeton Hires Ron Fogarty as Head Coach
Tue, 17 Jun 2014 10:00:00 +0100
Princeton named Ron Fogarty the team's new head coach Tuesday. Fogarty, a 1995 Colgate graduate, has been the head coach at Division III Adrian (Mich.) since 2007. "We will win," will be Fogarty's message to Princeton players, he said. The Tigers are coming off a 6-26-0 season, the third under Bob Prier, who was let go last month. Princeton made trips to the NCAAs in 2008 and 2009 under Guy Gadowsky. "You ... more »

Yopyk Pulls Out of Running For Princeton Job
Wed, 11 Jun 2014 10:00:00 +0100
According to multiple sources, Darren Yopyk has pulled out of the running for the vacant Princeton head coaching job; he informed the university on Wednesday, sources said. Yopyk, a Minnesota Wild scout and former Tiger captain, was considered a frontrunner for the position. He was also considered a favorite three years ago, when Princeton hired Bob Prier. Sources indicate that in 2011, Yopyk was ... more »