7 From BU among 21 NCAA Players on Preliminary US World Jr. Roster

Twenty-one NCAA players are among the 27 players named to the World Junior preliminary roster for Team USA. The group will be pared down to 23 in time for the 2017 World Junior Championship, Dec. 26-Jan. 5 in Montreal and Toronto. “This is a talented, versatile group of players that has found success across all levels of hockey,” said Jim Johannson, USA Hockey’s assistant executive director of hockey …
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SLU’s Hayton, Penn State’s Smirnov Win November HCA Honors

St. Lawrence junior goaltender Kyle Hayton, who led the Saints to a 5-0-3 record, was named the Hockey Commissioners’ Association National Division I Player of the Month for November. The 6-foot, 160-pound netminder began the first weekend of the month by recording back-to-back shutout home wins in league-play over Princeton, 4-0, and Quinnipiac, 2-0. In doing so he broke Bill Sloan’s 60-year …
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ECAC Suspends Pair

Two of the league’s top defensemen received one-game suspensions from the ECAC today for separate incidents. St. Lawrence junior Nolan Gluchowski and Quinnipiac senior Connor Clifton will miss their team’s next game. Gluchowski’s suspension is the result of a major penalty for contact to the head he received in his team’s game against Massachusetts in Belfast, Northern Ireland last weekend. Gluchowski …
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Net Rauter

When you do something no one has done since Joe Nieuwendyk, it’s pretty special. When you do it in front of friends and family at the “World’s Most Famous Arena,” the same ice as your favorite NHL team and where you once skated as a kid, it’s twice as nice. Throw in a key save while his goalie was out of position, and it was quite a night for Cornell junior forward Alex Rauter. Rauter’s shorthanded …
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Team of the Week: North Dakota

It’s just the beginning of another cold, unforgiving winter in Grand Forks, N.D., with early sunsets and dropping temperatures — and until this week, perhaps some worry in town that the sky was falling, too. After all, the North Dakota Fighting Hawks — the reigning national champions — entered their weekend series at St. Cloud State with a six-game winless streak, a true rarity for a program that …
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Stop and Start

It’s been an odd start of the season for Notre Dame, not counting the Zamboni malfunction Sunday afternoon following two scoreless periods at Matthews Arena. The final period will not be played, it has been determined, potentially robbing the Irish of its first weekend sweep since dismantling Arizona State to open the season. Notre Dame (5-3-2) has a quality victory against Minnesota-Duluth and …
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Stop and Start

It’s been an odd start of the season for Notre Dame, not counting the Zamboni malfunction Sunday afternoon following two scoreless periods at Matthews Arena. The final period may or may not be played, but for now, it potentially robbed the Irish of its first weekend sweep since dismantling Arizona State to open the season. Notre Dame (5-3-1) has a quality victory against Minnesota-Duluth and the …
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Progress Made on Arena for Arizona State

Arizona State will have a new 4,000-seat arena inb Tempe to play in beginning by 2019-20, if all goes according to a new plan. Arizona State has formed a negotiating agreement with the developer of its Arizona State University Athletic Facilities District, Catellus Development Corporation, and the NHL’s Arizona Coyotes to build a new facility. That would include a new 16,000-seat arena for the Coyotes. The …
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Turning the Page

At the end of every year, teams must deal with departures, whether due to players graduating or jumping up to the pro game. Depending on the situation, it can be jarring. On paper, Harvard’s losses look like too much to recover from. Graduates Jimmy Vesey and Kyle Criscuolo represented two of the Crimson’s top-three point scorers last year, with a combined tally of 78 points. In addition, the …
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College Hockey Weekend Roundup

The heated rivalry between Minnesota and North Dakota was subdued somewhat when the old WCHA split and the teams went to two new conferences three years ago. They met in the Frozen Four in 2014, but not in the regular season then. The two finally got back down to business, and the two games at Mariucci Arena this weekend lived up to billing. Friday, the teams were never more than a goal apart, and …
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