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Hockey East Moves to Week-to-Week Schedule

In a fitting sign of just how well things are going, Hockey East, after weeks of multiple cancellations, postponements, and schedule adjustments, finally said screw it and announced they were throwing out their initial composite league schedule on both the men’s and women’s side, and would instead be scheduling games on a week-to-week basis for the remainder of the regular season. The goal at this point, is to try and get as many games in as possible, rather than worrying about any se...
Tags: Massachusetts, Sport, New Hampshire, Maine, Hockey, UConn, Vermont, Ncaa Tournament, Providence, Boston University, Boston College, Bu, MERRIMACK, NESN, Umass Lowell, Hockey East


Maureen Murphy Granted Eligibility at Northeastern

Providence college transfer Maureen Murphy has been granted immediate eligibility to being playing at Northeastern this season, the school announced in a press release. Murphy transferred to Northeastern this summer after three seasons at Providence, but had not been granted eligibility yet. Though NCAA women’s hockey allows players to transfer without sitting out a year, Hockey East league rules require players to sit out for a year if they transfer to another school within the confe...
Tags: Sport, Ncaa, Hockey, Providence, Murphy, Northeastern, Friars, Hockey East, Chris Dilks, Maureen Murphy, Women 's Hockey Executive Committee


Hockey East Announces 2020-2021 Schedule

Hockey East announced the schedule for both their men’s and women’s hockey schedules for the 2020-2021 season. Both the men and women will begin play in nine days on November 20th. Each team in both leagues will play two games against every other team in the league, making a 20-game schedule for the men and an 18-game schedule for the women. Perhaps most crucially, the league has designated three of the final five weekends of the season as “flex weekends” with non-conference games scheduled...
Tags: Sport, Hockey, Hockey East, Chris Dilks


Wisconsin Tops USA Today Preseason Women’s Poll

Photo by M. Anthony Nesmith/Icon Sportswire via Getty Images Even though no conference has yet announced a firm start date for their season, USA Today and USA Hockey released their first women’s college hockey poll of the season on Tuesday. Wisconsin earned a plurality of first place votes, receiving nine of the 19 total, and will begin the season, if it does in fact begin, as the top-ranked team in the nation. Just behind the Badgers are Cornell, who technically finished the incomplete 2...
Tags: Minnesota, Sport, Wisconsin, Hockey, Usa Today, Cornell, Badgers, USA Hockey, ECAC, WCHA, Hockey East, Chris Dilks, Anthony Nesmith Icon Sportswire, Wisconsin Tops USA Today, College Hockey America Here


Four NCAA Players Invited to Month-Long Canada World Juniors Camp

Photo by Mark Box/Icon Sportswire via Getty Images Hockey Canada announced a 46-player roster for their 2021 World Juniors roster selection camp on Thursday. With the Canadian Hockey League not playing games due to the coronavirus pandemic, the camp is scheduled to go for 28 days from November 16 to December 13, with the selected roster then entering the WJC Tournament Bubble in Edmonton. Four players currently on NCAA rosters have been selected for the camp. They are: Devon Levi, Goalie,...
Tags: Sport, Wisconsin, Ncaa, Michigan, Hockey, Levi, Edmonton, Hockey East, Chris Dilks, Canadian Hockey League, Owen Power, Dylan Holloway, Mark Box Icon Sportswire, Getty Images Hockey Canada


Long Island University Adds Goalies to Roster

Long Island University and head coach Brett Riley have been busy filling out their roster as they race to get ready for their inaugural season this fall. But noticeably absent from their first wave of commits was arguably the team’s important position: goalie. The Sharks appear to have found their goalies, however. It is being reported that LIU will pick up a pair of transfers from Hockey East in Vinnie Purpura and Maine’s Stephen Mundinger. Mundinger is a native of Long Island. He is a hug...
Tags: Sport, Maine, Ncaa, Hockey, Sharks, Long Island, Montreal Canadiens, Boston University, Liu, Janesville, Bu, Abel, Long Island University, PURPURA, Hockey East, Chris Dilks


How Will Long Island University Field a Team for Next Season?

Nassau Coliseum | Photo by Bruce Bennett/Getty Images Long Island University shocked the college hockey world on Thursday when they announced the formation of a new men’s Division I college hockey program that is set to begin play this fall. While the announcement is very exciting for college hockey, there are still a lot of major questions that need to be answered before the Sharks can take the ice. Here are some of the big things LIU will have to figure out very quickly as they make th...
Tags: Sport, Ncaa, Hockey, Sharks, Long Island, Liu, Arizona State, Northwell Health Ice Center, Bruce Bennett, Newsday, Nassau Coliseum, Sun Devils, Hockey East, Chris Dilks, USCHO, Atlantic Hockey


Predators’ Prospect Farrance: Options After BU

David Farrance exploded onto the scene this season at Boston University in a big way. The third-round pick for the Nashville Predators in 2017 tallied 43 points in 34 games for the Terriers, leading the team in points, despite the season being cut short. Returning to Boston University Farrance recently announced that he will return to the Terriers for his senior season for the team. He has since been named an alternate captain for the Terriers in 2020-21. While there is most certainly an...
Tags: Sport, Nashville, Ncaa, Hockey, NHL, Calgary Flames, New York Rangers, New Jersey Devils, Carolina Hurricanes, Boston University, Roman Josi, Jarred Tinordi, Mikael Granlund, Mattias Ekholm, David Poile, Korbinian Holzer


Vermont Hires Todd Woodcroft

Photo by Jonathan Kozub/NHLI via Getty Images College hockey’s lone head coaching vacancy was filled on Wednesday when Vermont announced that Winnipeg Jets assistant Todd Woodcroft would be the team’s next head coach, replacing Kevin Sneddon, who retired from the position earlier this year. Woodcroft took a unique route to the bench in Burlington. He joins Western Michigan’s Andy Murray as one of two head coaches that never played college hockey at the NCAA or ACHA level. But his backgro...
Tags: Sport, Andy Murray, Kings, Ncaa, Hockey, NHL, Vermont, Calgary, Minnesota Wild, University Of Vermont, Burlington, Winnipeg Jets, Western Michigan, Hockey East, Catamount, Chris Dilks


Florence Schelling of SC Bern: World’s First Female General Manager

SC Bern just dropped a bomb. It was expected that Alex Chatelain would be replaced as general manager sooner or later. As of next Tuesday, it will be former goalkeeper Florence Schelling that will take over. It marks the first that a woman will be general manager of a top men’s league. Related: 10 Best Ice Hockey Leagues The highly-decorated Schelling is now in charge of the biggest teams outside the NHL. With more than 50 Million Swiss Francs in cashflow, and nearly half of that generate...
Tags: News, Sweden, Sport, Canada, Gm, Switzerland, Vancouver, Hockey, NHL, North America, Sochi, Florence, Zurich, Lausanne, Huskies, Bern


College Hockey Report: Scouting the Mike Richter Award Nominees

In hockey, behind every successful team is an excellent goaltender. They are the backbone of the team, the last line of defence, the ones who are meant to perform great feats in order to save their team’s bacon. Without superb goaltending, a team has no chance of becoming a champion. Related: Top 10 NHL Goalie Prospects While there will be no national champion crowned in 2020, that does not mean the Mike Richter Award is not going to be handed out. The award has been given to the goaltende...
Tags: Sport, Maine, Ncaa, Michigan, Espn, Hockey, NHL, Cornell, Florida Panthers, Eagles, Mavericks, Boston College, McKay, Mann, Wolverines, Knight


College Hockey Report: Hobey Baker Award Hat Trick Finalists

2020 has been an odd year, to say the least. The COVID-19 pandemic has seemingly stopped the world, including all intercollegiate athletics. The virus stopped the college hockey season right as conference tournaments were getting underway. Now, for the first time since 1947, no team will be named National Champion. Related: Top 10 Hobey Baker Winners of All-Time However, just because the biggest prize in college hockey has been nixed, the biggest individual award will still be handed out....
Tags: Sport, North Dakota, Maine, Ncaa, Hockey, Columbia, Providence, University Of Vermont, Boston Bruins, Bruins, Ryan Miller, Boston College, Jonathan Toews, St Louis Blues, Arizona State, Michigan State University


Paul Kariya – The Original Mighty Duck

Paul Kariya was a young phenom, the face of a young franchise. He was given lofty expectations and broke into the league around the same time as two other comparable Hall of Fame players, Pavel Bure and Eric Lindros. He was a solid all-around player and a statesman for the sport of hockey. Related: Top 5 Paul Kariya Moments With Ducks His career was marred by concussions and without meaning to, he’s been connected with the awareness of concussions and post-concussion syndrome from hockey e...
Tags: California, Sport, Canada, Ncaa, Salt Lake City, Hockey, NHL, North America, Detroit, New England, Anaheim Ducks, New Jersey Devils, Rbc, TSN, Nashville Predators, Anaheim


3 Bruins’ Prospects Having Solid College Seasons

When Boston Bruins general manager Don Sweeney was having conversations with teams at the NHL trade deadline for possible trades to upgrade their top-six forwards, you can bet teams were looking to get their hands on some of the B’s talented prospects. Sweeney held onto most of his top young players but did part ways with defensive prospect Axel Anderson. Related: Top 10 Hobey Baker Award Winners of All-Time Sweeney was able to hold onto Jack Studnicka, Urho Vaakanainen, Trent Frederic and...
Tags: Sport, United States, Maine, Ncaa, Union, Michigan, Hockey, NHL, Boston Bruins, Bruins, Michigan State, Sweeney, Providence Bruins, Don Sweeney, TD Garden, Bulldogs


Wild Prospects: Matthew Boldy’s Strong February Saves Freshman Season

You may have heard this before but playing college hockey involves an adjustment period. Regardless of where someone played prior to the NCAA, expectations must be tempered while they transition to a more physical style of play against older opposition. Still, when a young player is selected in the first round, he is under more of a microscope. Some tend to ignore that adjustment period and become prematurely critical of slow starts from freshmen. Minnesota Wild prospect, Matthew Boldy, fits...
Tags: Minnesota, Sport, Wisconsin, Ncaa, Hockey, NHL, Boston Bruins, Boston College, MERRIMACK, Millis Massachusetts, Hockey East, Wild Prospects, Tom Barrasso, Merrimack College, Trevor Zegras, Matthew Boldy


Predators’ David Farrance Becoming Premier Offensive-Defenseman

It’s no secret that hockey is an ever-changing game at the professional level. Attributes deemed as “NHL worthy” 20 to 30 years ago don’t necessarily make the cut anymore. In regards to defensemen, blueliners that only demonstrate strengths in their own zone are few and far between. In today’s NHL, every skater needs to be able to contribute offensively, even the guys with “defense” at the front of their title. The Nashville Predators are an organization very familiar with quality offensive-...
Tags: Milwaukee, Sport, Nashville, Ncaa, Hockey, NHL, Nashville Predators, Boston University, American Hockey League, Roman Josi, Mattias Ekholm, Shea Weber, Ryan Ellis, Hockey East, Patrick Harper, Predators Prospects


Vermont Head Coach Kevin Sneddon Announces Retirement

Photo by Richard T Gagnon/Getty Images Vermont men’s head hockey coach Kevin Sneddon is currently in the final season of his contract with the Catamounts, and with Vermont languishing in last place in Hockey East without a victory in 15 league tries, and on their way to a third consecutive losing season, it was widely assumed that Sneddon would not be back on the bench next season. On Wednesday, it became official. The University of Vermont published a press release saying that Sneddon wo...
Tags: Sport, Ncaa, Hockey, Vermont, Ncaa Tournament, University Of Vermont, UMass, Frozen Four, Hockey East, Chris Dilks, Sneddon, Kevin Sneddon, Catamounts, Richard T Gagnon Getty, Vermont Sneddon, Northeastern UMass Lowell Providence


College Hockey All-Decade Team: Second Team

Matt Dewkett It’s been a tumultuous decade in college hockey, to say the least. But through it all, the overall talent level in the sport has never been higher, and some fantastic players have come through the ranks. As the 2010s come to a close, I’ve put together three “All-Decade teams” of some of the best players to play college hockey from 2010-2011 through the present. I made my selections on a set of highly objective criteria that included best overall college career, biggest impact...
Tags: Minnesota, Sport, North Dakota, Yale, Wisconsin, Miami, Ncaa, Michigan, Hockey, NHL, Wisconsin Badgers, Denver, Ncaa Tournament, New Jersey Devils, Badgers, Bobcats


New Jersey Devils Top Ten Prospects 2018-19

The 2018-19 season was a tough one for the New Jersey Devils, but perhaps the one silver lining in all of it was that many of their prospects logged significant playing time due to multiple key injuries throughout the season. Some of their younger prospects who weren’t quite NHL-ready also made great strides in their development, excelling at the minor, junior and collegiate levels across the board. It’ll be interesting to see how their development affects the next few months. Some prospects ...
Tags: Usa, Sport, Harvard, Canada, New Jersey, Ncaa, Slovakia, AHL, Hockey, NHL, Smith, Alberta, Anderson, New Jersey Devils, Toronto Maple Leafs, Schneider


Avalanche’s Makar Enjoying Jump Into Playoffs

How was your weekend? Busy? Well, not as busy as Cale Makar’s. The 20-year-old defenseman made history on Monday by becoming the first defenseman in league history to score a playoff goal in their NHL debut. Two days earlier, Makar was a college sophomore at UMass, battling it out for the national championship one day removed from being named college hockey’s top player. In a matter of days, Makar has gone from college phenom to the hottest young name in hockey and boy, has it been a ride....
Tags: Colorado, Sport, Avalanche, Ncaa, Hockey, NHL, Calgary, Mike Smith, Cale, Colorado Avalanche, Calgary Alberta, Avs, Jack Eichel, Amherst, Nathan MacKinnon, Makar


Sabres’ Botterill Inks Bryson to ELC

Defenseman Jacob Bryson didn’t win the NCAA National Championship, but he still has reason to celebrate. The junior, who captained the Friars of Providence College, just signed a three-year, entry-level contract (ELC) with the Buffalo Sabres that will begin with the 2019-20 season. The blueliner was the Sabres fourth-round selection (99th overall) at the 2017 NHL Draft. He plans to sign an amateur tryout contract and join the Rochester Americans for their AHL playoff run that starts Friday i...
Tags: Usa, Sport, Ncaa, Rochester, AHL, Hockey, NHL, Boston Bruins, Bruins, Buffalo Sabres, Colorado Avalanche, Jerome Miron, Sabres, Bryson, CCM, USA Hockey


Minnesota Duluth Wins 2nd Straight Title, Beating UMass 3-0

BUFFALO, N.Y. — Parker Mackay had a goal and an assist, Hunter Shepard stopped 18 shots and Minnesota Duluth won its second straight college hockey title, beating Massachusetts 3-0 on Saturday night. The Bulldogs (29-11-2) became the ninth school to successfully defend a title, and first since Denver in 2004 and ’05. It’s the third championship for Minnesota Duluth, which beat Denver in the Frozen Four final a year ago and also won in 2011. Shepard had his seventh shutout of the season and...
Tags: Minnesota, Massachusetts, Sport, Ap, Ncaa, Hockey, NHL, Denver, Anderson, Duluth, Bulldogs, Shepard, Mackay, UMass, Minnesota Duluth, Minutemen


Loyalty Pays Off for Makar, UMass in Reaching Frozen Four

BUFFALO, N.Y. — Once Cale Makar committed to playing hockey at Massachusetts, nothing was going to change the defenceman’s mind. Loyal to UMass Makar stuck by his decision despite a coaching change, which led to him rejecting offers to play at higher-profile schools. He then turned down a chance to represent Canada at the Winter Olympics last year because Makar didn’t want to miss out on his freshman season. And not even the lure of making the jump to the NHL — Colorado drafted him with ...
Tags: Colorado, Massachusetts, Sport, Canada, Ncaa, San Jose, Hockey, NHL, Denver, Alberta, Calgary, Edmonton, Ottawa, Providence, Tampa Bay, Anaheim


Massachusetts vs. Denver: Frozen Four Preview

College hockey returns this weekend for the final time this season as the 2019 Frozen Four comes to a climax in Buffalo, N.Y. After a wild opening weekend to the NCAA tournament when two out of the four No. 1 seeds were upset in the first round, only four teams remain: Denver, Massachusetts, Providence, and Minnesota-Duluth. The match-up between Massachusetts and Denver promises to be a grind. Both teams reached the semi-final having not allowed a single goal in the tournament so far. Both t...
Tags: Minnesota, Massachusetts, Sport, Harvard, Manchester, Ncaa, Michigan, Detroit Red Wings, Hockey, NHL, Ohio State, Denver, Notre Dame, Dallas Stars, Lindberg, Boston College


NCAA Hockey Tournament Preview

For college hockey fans, the most exciting time of year is here. As we prepare for the regional tournaments that will precede this year’s Frozen Four in Buffalo, we decided to give our takes on this season’s title battle. This year’s field promises an exciting tournament, with a fresh group of teams battling it out for college hockey’s highest honor. The tournament will not feature many of the traditional powerhouses. Boston College, Boston University, Michigan, Minnesota, North Dakota, and W...
Tags: Usa, Massachusetts, Sport, Wisconsin, Ncaa, Buffalo, Hockey, Cornell, Huskies, Providence, Bobcats, Canadiens, Don, Colorado Avalanche, Boston College, St Cloud


Islanders’ Wahlstrom Expected to Leave Boston College

New York Islanders prospect Oliver Wahlstrom will reportedly leave Boston College after just one season with the program. Despite high expectations, it was a rocky campaign for the Eagles who finished with a 14-22-3 record. Oliver Wahlstrom was selected by the New York Islanders in the first round of the 2018 NHL Entry Draft. (Amy Irvin / The Hockey Writers) However, this is not the first time the winger from Quincy, Massachusetts has altered his path. In 2014, Wahlstrom committed t...
Tags: Sport, United States, Maine, Hockey, NHL, New York Islanders, Eagle, Atlantic Ocean, Eagles, Isles, Islanders, Boston College, American Hockey League, University of Maine, Hockey East, Amy Irvin


Predators’ History with College Free Agents

It’s the time of the year when the college hockey season is coming an end and that means several things when it comes to NHL teams. For collegiate players who have been drafted, it means they have the opportunity to sign with the team that drafted them, potentially joining that team for the remainder of the regular season. However, for college players who either haven’t been drafted or have been drafted but never signed and just completed their senior season, they become unrestricted free agents...
Tags: Europe, Usa, Minnesota, Washington, Germany, Milwaukee, Brown University, Sport, United Kingdom, Gm, Switzerland, Kings, Finland, Lightning, Denmark, Nashville


Predators Weekly: In Need of Hamhuis & Good California Vibes

Predators Weekly is my series on how the Nashville Predators performed the previous week. Generally published on Tuesdays, Predators Weekly isn’t simply a recap of games, but rather my takes on said games and the themes that emerged throughout the week. Let me know in the comments below your thoughts on how the team performed this week, your views on the week’s themes and any other ideas or questions you have about the team. Related: Last Week’s Predators Weekly Having a light post-All-Star Brea...
Tags: Column, Usa, Minnesota, Wild, California, Sport, Kings, Nashville, Ncaa, Jets, Hockey, NHL, San Jose Sharks, Sharks, Ducks, Anaheim Ducks


2019 Patty Kazmaier Finalists Announced

Ten finalists have been announced for this year’s Patty Kazmaier Award, the highest individual honor in women’s college hockey. Two players from fifth-ranked and defending national champions Clarkson were among the nominees along with eight other players from eight different schools. The ECAC led the way with half of the nominations, followed by three from Hockey East, and two from the WCHA. One year after Boston College’s Daryl Watts became the first freshman to win the award, two freshma...
Tags: Sport, Hockey, Clarkson, Watts, Boston College, Gabel, ECAC, Patty Kazmaier, Hockey East, Chris Dilks, Giguere, Daryl Watts


Northeastern: What’s Next for the Beanpot Champs?

The Northeastern Huskies won the 2019 Beanpot on Monday, adding on to what has been a successful 2018-19 season. It was just their sixth Beanpot title in the tournament’s 67 years, the first four coming during a hot stretch during the 1980s. They have now taken home the trophy in two consecutive years, however. The Northeastern Huskies posing with the 2019 Beanpot Trophy (Jim Pierce/Northeastern Athletics) Northeastern has begun to push the successes of Boston University (30 titles), Boston Co...
Tags: Sport, Earth, Harvard, New Hampshire, Ncaa, Hockey, NHL, Vermont, Griffin, Huskies, Eagles, Montreal Canadiens, Boston University, Boston College, UNH, Primeau