College Hockey

The NCHC announced their plans for the 2020-2021 season on Thursday. The league will begin play on December 1st, opting to utilize a “Pod” system with all eight of the league’s teams playing 10 games each in Omaha over the course of three weeks in an attempt to minimize travel costs. From there, the regular
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The Big Ten Hockey Conference became the first conference to announce a potential start to the 2020-2021 season that has been postponed due to Covid-19. The Big Ten announced on Tuesday that play could begin “as early as” November 13. Each team will play a 24-game conference schedule—four games against of the league’s other teams—as
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Player: Dylan Peterson, US National Team Development Program Measurables: 6’4” 194 lbs., Right Shot 2019-2020 stats: 45 games, 8 goals, 17 assists, 25 points The Narrative Seemingly every fall, one of the people who follows this stuff comes out with a breathless tweet or internet post asking if this year’s NTDP U17 team could be
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Player: Brock Faber, Defenseman, US National Team Development Program Measurables: 6’0” 194 lbs., Right Shot 2019-2020 stats: 46 games, 3 goals, 9 assists, 12 points The Narrative: Brock Faber took one of the more unique routes to this year’s draft class. Faber is an August birthdate, which put him in the weird three-month gray area
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Two teams in the United States Hockey League, the only Tier I junior league in the United States, and one of the top feeders to college hockey, announced that two of their teams will opt out of participating in the this year’s USHL season. The first is the Madison Capitols, whose decision was based on
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Most everyone could see the writing on the wall, but today, it became official. Every conference in both men’s and women’s ice hockey, eleven in total announced on Thursday that the season will not begin as planned in early October. Most conferences did not give any further information on a potential start date. The NCHC
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As we reach Labor Day next week, it is becoming increasingly apparent that even the best of circumstances, the college hockey season will not be beginning on time in October as it traditionally does. The question then becomes: when will it actually start? Mike McMahon of College Hockey News posted this promising tweet last week:
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Arizona State rising junior defenseman Josh Maniscalco has signed a free agent contract with the Pittsburgh Penguins. Maniscalco, a native of Perkiomenville, Pennsylvania, about an hour outside of Philadelphia, took a roundabout journey to pro hockey. He was a standout as a 15-year-old with the Shattuck-St. Mary’s prep program and earned a scholarship offer to
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The University of Alaska-Anchorage announced on Wednesday that the school will drop their men’s hockey program, along with three other sports, prior to the 2021-2022 season, citing budgetary concerns. The move, while very sad, comes as no big surprise. The hockey program was on extremely shaky footing between costs of playing in the WCHA and
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After being rumored for a few weeks, Bailey Johnson of The Michigan Daily is confirming that incoming freshman and potential 2021 first round NHL Draft pick Matthew Beniers has decommitted from Harvard and is now enrolled at the University of Michigan: I can confirm that ‘02 forward Matt Beniers has decommitted from Harvard and enrolled
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The hits keep coming for Harvard, as they have now lost a fourth player to the professional hockey ranks since the Ivy League announced that all sports would be cancelled until at least January 1st of this year. This time, it is rising senior defenseman Reilly Walsh who has signed an entry-level contract with the
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Harvard rising senior Henry Bowlby is the latest player to leave the Crimson in the wake of the Ivy League’s decision to cancel athletics until at least January 1st of this year. On Wednesday, it was announced that Bowlby had signed a two-year contract as a free agent with the Florida Panthers. Bowlby scored 16
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Two weeks after being granted a waiver by the NCAA to move directly from Division III to Division I, the University of St. Thomas announced that they will join the CCHA, becoming the league’s eighth member after being approved by unanimous vote of the league’s seven other members: St. Thomas will join the league for
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Another US National Team veteran and professional women’s hockey player is making the transition to coaching. Ohio State announced that Zoe Hickel will be the team’s new assistant coach. Hickel played her college hockey at Minnesota Duluth from 2011 to 2015, where she was a two-year captain of the Bulldogs and was named a finalist
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Alabama-Huntsville interim head coach Lance West had his interim tag dropped on Wednesday, as the school announced that he will be the Chargers new head coach. West officially replaces former head coach Mike Corbett, who resigned from Alabama-Huntsville shortly after a last-minute fundraising campaign saved the program from extinction. West is an alum of Alabama-Huntsville
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Months into the dull abyss of the Covid pandemic, the Big Ten Network has become so desperate for programming that they’ve begun to re-air old hockey games they barely wanted to show the first time. One such game this past weekend featured the 2015-2016 Michigan team, which is probably appreciated more now than they were
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The British Columbia Hockey League announced on Friday that the league will not begin play until at least December 1st of this season. Teams will have the option to host extended training camps from September to November, but the financial implications of having to play in empty arenas made the regular start of the season
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