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Morris Deserves Fair Look at St. Lawrence
Thu, 28 Apr 2016 10:00:00 +0100
The last time I communicated with Mark Morris was 13 years ago, after I wrote this article in the aftermath of his acrimonious departure from Clarkson. Needless to say, he wasn't happy with it. Though I thought I was being as fair as possible under the circumstances. I haven't seen him since. Now his name is back in the mix, as one of three finalists for the open St. Lawrence coaching position, the ... more »

St. Cloud's Motzko Named 2017 U.S. World Junior Coach
Wed, 27 Apr 2016 10:00:00 +0100
Bob Motzko, head coach of St. Cloud State, has been named head coach of the 2017 U.S. National Junior Team. "Bob has found success everywhere he has coached and we're excited to have him as head coach of our National Junior Team," said Jim Johannson, assistant executive director for hockey operations at USA Hockey, who will also serve as general manager of the 2017 U.S. National Junior Team. "He has ... more »

Compher the Latest to Leave Michigan
Tue, 26 Apr 2016 10:00:00 +0100
Michigan junior forward JT Compher has signed an entry-level contract with the NHL's Colorado Avalanche. Compher completes the trio that comprised the high-scoring CCM Line last season from going pro -- the others being Tyler Motte and Kyle Connor. Michigan also lost blue-chip defensemen Drew Werenski and Michael Downing. Compher was drafted in the second round (35th overall) by the Buffalo Sabres ... more »

Q&A With ... Bill Keenan
Sun, 24 Apr 2016 10:00:00 +0100
Bill Keenan was a role player when he came to Harvard, with the hopes, like so many others, of becoming more. Injuries derailed his Harvard career, and he only wound up playing six games, scoring one goal. He went on to play three years in Europe, before returning home to his native New York City to earn a masters degree from Columbia. He chronicled his exploits and experiences in an honest, often ... more »

Demko Signs With Canucks
Wed, 20 Apr 2016 10:00:00 +0100
Boston College junior goaltender Thatcher Demko has signed with the Vancouver Canucks, the team that drafted him in the second round in 2014. He makes the fifth underclassman to leave Boston College since the team was eliminated in the national semifinal less than two weeks ago. Demko was named First Team All-CHN this season, and was a Hobey Baker Award finalist as well as winner of the Mike Richter ... more »

Berry Did It His Way
Mon, 18 Apr 2016 10:00:00 +0100
It wouldn't be fair to say that North Dakota won the national title last week because the head coach was now Brad Berry instead of Dave Hakstol, as some tried to do. It was the easy thing to say since Hakstol, despite numerous Frozen Fours, never won it and only made final, while Berry took the team all the way in his first season. But there are so many factors, many of them random, that it's impossible ... more »

Quinnipiac Loses Anas and Toews
Fri, 15 Apr 2016 10:00:00 +0100
A pair of Quinnipiac juniors have decided to leave the team and sign pro deals -- forward Sam Anas and defenseman Devon Toews. Quinnipiac is coming off a loss last Saturday in the national championship game, 5-1, to North Dakota. Anas was a free agent. His contract starts with the 2016-17 season. He's been nursing a shoulder injury that had him playing around "50 percent" in the NCAAs. Anas, from ... more »

Tuch is 4th Eagle to Leave This Week
Wed, 13 Apr 2016 10:00:00 +0100
Boston College sophomore Alex Tuch, a first-round draft pick in 2014, has signed a three-year, entry-level contract with the NHL's Minnesota Wild. Tuch becomes the fourth Boston College player this week to forego collegiate eligibility to sign with the NHL team that drafted him. He joins junior defenseman Steve Santini, junior forward Adam Gilmour, and freshman forward Miles Wood. Other flight risks ... more »

AIC Officially Names Lang Head Coach
Wed, 13 Apr 2016 10:00:00 +0100
American International made official today the hiring of alumnus Eric Lang as its new head coach. Lang replaces Gary Wright, who resigned last month after 32 years. "Eric is a true professional, cut from the same cloth morally and ethically as former head coach Gary Wright," athletic director Matt Johnson said. "It is not often in this business that you find the perfect fit; however, we feel that ... more »

Stecher Signs With Vancouver
Wed, 13 Apr 2016 10:00:00 +0100
North Dakota junior defenseman Troy Stecher has signed a contract with the NHL's Vancouver Canucks and will forgo his final year of collegiate eligibility. Stecher, an undrafted free agent from Richmond, British Columbia, earned All-America honors in 2015-16 after leading North Dakota’s defensemen in points (29) and goals (8), establishing career highs in both, with a career-best plus-26 rating ... more »