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Team of the Week: Cornell
Wed, 18 Jan 2017 11:00:00 +0100
Cornell owned the ECAC for most of the 2000s, setting the tone for what the league could and should be. As many others caught up, Cornell struggled to stay at the top in a shifting recruiting landscape. Of course, that's all relative. Cornell has still been competitive the last few years. But after making the NCAAs 9 of Mike Schafer's first 17 years as coach — including a Frozen Four and seven Regional ... more »

Yale, Junior Hart Adjust to Changes
Tue, 17 Jan 2017 11:00:00 +0100
College hockey teams can have so much turnover year to year, that a team is hardly recognizable. This can be good or bad, depending upon your perspective. For coaches, those kinds of years are the ultimate challenge. After two years of defensive dominance, Yale knew those days were going end at some point. The graduation of its top three on the blue-line, Rob O'Gara, Mitch Witek and Ryan Obuchowski ... more »

Yale's Hitchcock Out With Broken Leg
Tue, 17 Jan 2017 11:00:00 +0100
Yale forward Ryan Hitchcock suffered a broken leg last weekend and will miss up to two months, which would take it to the second round of the ECAC playoffs, the Yale Daily News reported. Hitchcock left Saturday's game against St. Lawrence and didn't return. The junior from New York, who came to Yale from the national development program, has just three goals this season, but leads the team with 16 ... more »

CC's Haviland Suspended 1 Game by League
Tue, 17 Jan 2017 11:00:00 +0100
The NCHC and commissioner Josh Fenton have suspended Colorado College head coach Mike Haviland for one game, after he violated the "conference’s Sportsmanship and Conduct policies," the league said. The suspension stems from comments and actions toward conference on-ice officials and staff following Saturday's game against Nebraska-Omaha at World Arena. Haviland will be required to serve the ... more »

WCHA Hands Down Pair of 1-Game Suspensions
Tue, 17 Jan 2017 11:00:00 +0100
The WCHA has handed down one-game suspensions to Alaska-Anchorage sophomore forward Mason Mitchell and Alaska junior forward Austin Vieth. Mitchell’s suspension is a result of a blindside hit at the 4:58 mark of the first overtime period of Alaska-Anchorage’s game Saturday at Michigan Tech. "No penalty was called on the ice; however, upon further review, the hit was delivered in a manner that ... more »

BU Shuts Out Rival BC to Win 6th Straight
Mon, 16 Jan 2017 11:00:00 +0100
Boston University scored all of its goals on the power play in defeating rival Boston College for the second straight Monday, 3-0, its sixth straight win overall. In a game void of many good scoring chances until well into the second period, Patrick Curry broke through for the Terriers, scoring a top-shelf goal with one second left on the power play. "It felt like playoff hockey," Quinn said. "There ... more »

Bayreuther Out Up to 6 More Weeks
Mon, 16 Jan 2017 11:00:00 +0100
St. Lawrence All-American defender Gavin Bayreuther will be out another six weeks with an undisclosed upper body injury, said coach Mark Morris after his team's 2-2 tie with Yale on Saturday night. Bayreuther has missed the last four SLU games with the same injury. Six weeks would put his timetable for return right around the start of the ECAC tournament in early March. The Saints have gone 2-0-2 ... more »

Minnesota's Novak Suffers Season-Ending Injury
Mon, 16 Jan 2017 11:00:00 +0100
Minnesota coach Don Lucia said today that sophomore forward Tommy Novak will miss the remainder of the 2016-17 season with a lower-body injury. Novak suffered what appeared to be a knee injury in Minnesota’s win over Michigan on Saturday, Jan. 14. “We’re really disappointed for Tommy, and losing him for the year is a big blow for our program,” Lucia said. “The good thing is that we are ... more »

Roundup: Minnesota Wins 6th Straight; PSU Still No. 1
Sun, 15 Jan 2017 11:00:00 +0100
Minnesota got a hat trick from senior Vinni Lettieri to help earn a sweep of Michigan on the weekend. The Gophers have won six in a row and eight of the last nine. "He's having a really nice senior year, he works really hard, and it's nice to see him rewarded," Minnesota coach Don Lucia said of Lettieri. One of the goals, which ended up being the game winner, came on a penalty shot. With a power-play ... more »

Roundup: Cornell Earns Big Win at Quinnipiac
Sun, 15 Jan 2017 11:00:00 +0100
Cornell made one last statement on the road Saturday night before a home-heavy finish to the regular season, never trailing in a 2-1 victory at Quinnipiac. Senior forward Jeff Kubiak and junior forward Alex Rauter scored the goals, and senior goaltender Mitch Gillam made a handful of key saves in a frenetic final five minutes for Cornell (11-4-1, 6-2-1 ECAC). The win was No. 401 for Cornell coach ... more »