NCAA Recruits Propel Steel to Clark Cup Championship

With a lineup that boasted 20 college hockey commits, the Chicago Steel won its first USHL Clark Cup Championship in organization history Tuesday night. Penn State recruit Tyler Gratton’s goal 11:30 into overtime lifted the Steel to a 2-1 victory over the Sioux City Musketeers in the series-clinching fifth game in front of 6,309 at the Tyson Events Center. Maine commit Eduards Tralmaks …
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Hockey in the Bloodlines for UMD Recruit Anderson

Hockey is more than just a game for Waterloo Black Hawks defenseman Mikey Anderson. It’s a bond that brings together a family. His grandfather and father played college hockey and his sister plays college hockey. And, in the fall he’ll join his older brother, Joey, at Minnesota-Duluth. “It’s meant a lot to us. My whole family has been involved in hockey. Going out in backdoor rinks adds a …
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Steel Center Badini Chasing Dream to Harvard

Ever since Jack Badini visited Harvard’s campus, he could picture himself donning a Crimson uniform and skating on the Bright-Landry Hockey Center ice. Come October, Badini will have that opportunity. He’ll be part of a large recruiting class that will be tasked with offsetting the departure of one of the best senior classes in program history. “Harvard was always my first choice. The track …
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12 Current, Future Collegians at Strelow Goaltending Camp

  The 10th annual Warren Strelow National Team Goaltending Camp starts today at USA Hockey Arena in Plymouth, Mich. The camp showcases the top American goaltenders eligible for international play within certain age groups. Former Minnesota-Duluth goaltender and current U.S. NTDP Goaltending Coach Kevin Reiter is the lead instructor at the camp. Michigan State assistant Joe Exter, Dartmouth assistant …
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Maine Recruit Tralmaks Finds Groove in USHL Playoffs

Who knew a friend’s recommendation to a coach could go so far? In the case of Eduards Tralmaks, it led to coming to North America, playing in the USHL and earning a commitment to play college hockey for the University of Maine. “My friend came over the year before me to play for the Boston Bandits. The coaches asked him if he knew any other Latvians and he gave them my name,” said Tralmaks. Coming …
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Maine Recruit Tralmaks Finds Groove in USHL Playoffs

Who knew a friend’s recommendation to a coach could go so far? In the case of Eduards Tralmaks, it led to coming to North America, playing in the USHL and earning a commitment to play college hockey for the University of Maine. “My friend came over the year before me to play for the Boston Bandits. The coaches asked him if he knew any other Latvians and he gave them my name,” said Tralmaks. Coming …
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Baker Eager to Live out Childhood Dream with Badgers

Growing up less than 30 minutes from the Kohl Center, Tarek Baker has been going to Wisconsin home games his whole life. Come next October, the Sioux City Musketeers forward will be lacing up the skates and donning the Badger uniform on that same ice surface. “Being a Wisconsin kid and going to games growing up, you understand what Badger hockey is,” Baker said. Adding to his excitement is the …
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Q&A With … RPI Coach Dave Smith

Rensselaer recently hired Dave Smith, formerly of Canisius, as its new head coach. The process including the use of a hiring search firm, something that is regularly done for basketball and football, but not normally for hockey. The process also raised the ire of hockey alumni, who felt they weren’t being included in the process and were concerned the school wasn’t devoting the proper resources to …
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Q&A With … RPI Coach Dave Smith

Rensselaer recently hired Dave Smith, formerly of Canisius, as its new head coach. The process including the use of a hiring search firm, something that is regularly done for basketball and football, but not normally for hockey. The process also raised the ire of hockey alumni, who felt they weren’t being included in the process and were concerned the school wasn’t devoting the proper resources to …
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Canisius Promotes Trevor Large to Head Coach

Trevor Large, a member of the Canisius coaching staff for the past three seasons and an 11-year coaching veteran in Atlantic Hockey, has been named head coach of the Golden Griffins. Large replaces Dave Smith, who left to take the head coaching position at Rensselaer. He was an assistant for Smith the last three seasons. Canisius had also interviewed Miami assistant Brent Brekke and RIT assistant …
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