Arizona State Withdraws From WCHA Talks

After months of talks with the WCHA, Arizona State has winthdrawn itself from consideration for joining the conference, College Hockey News has learned. Arizona State informed the WCHA of its decision Wednesday morning. After being initially spurned in efforts to join the NCHC last year, Arizona State turned to the WCHA as a possible partner. Arizona State has played as an independent in its first …
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CC Loses Top D-Man Kivihalme

Colorado College defenseman Teemu Kivihalme has withdrawn from school so he can become an NHL free agent, The Hockey News reported today. As a result, CC loses its top returning defenseman. Kivihalme was going to be a senior next season. Kivihalme was selected by Nashville in the fifth round of the 2013 NHL Draft. He is able to become a free agent because he is four years removed from his draft …
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Shawhan The Man at Tech

Joe Shawhan, an assistant coach at Michigan Tech the last three season, has been named the Huskies’ new head coach. Michigan Tech is the eighth school this offseason to fill a head coaching vacancy, and five, including Shawhan, are Division I head coaches for the first time. “I’m thrilled to introduce Joe Shawhan as the head coach of our historic hockey program,” Michigan Tech athletic director …
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Sheehy Hoping to Lead Minnesota to Greater Heights

April 24, Minnesota announced its captains for the upcoming season. Leon Bristedt and Mike Szmatula, both seniors-to-be, and sophomore-to-be Ryan Lindgren were named the three alternate captains for the upcoming season. The overall captaincy was handed to current sophomore Tyler Sheehy. “They’re three guys I respect greatly along with everyone else, they give their all every day and care a lot …
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Bjork Signs With Boston, Forgoes Senior Year at ND

Notre Dame junior forward Anders Bjork has signed a three-year, entry-level contract with the Boston Bruins. A fifth-round pick by Boston in the 2014 NHL Draft (146th overall), Bjork posted a career-high 52 points on 21 goals and 31 assists as a junior while leading the Irish to the 2017 Frozen Four. “We are excited Anders is getting the opportunity to realize his dream of playing in the National …
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Pecknold Learns from World Championships Experience

Rand Pecknold can vividly recall two games from when he was 13 years old. He remembers watching the United States defeat the Soviet Union and Finland en route to the 1980 Olympic Gold Medal. It wasn’t just a monumental moment in USA Hockey history. It also defined Pecknold’s passion for the sport that has meant so much to him. Now, 37 years later, Pecknold finally had the opportunity to represent …
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Bjork Signs With Boston, Forgoes Senior Year at ND

Notre Dame junior forward Anders Bjork has signed a three-year, entry-level contract with the Boston Bruins. A fifth-round pick by Boston in the 2014 NHL Draft (146th overall), Bjork posted a career-high 52 points on 21 goals and 31 assists as a junior while leading the Irish to the 2017 Frozen Four. “We are excited Anders is getting the opportunity to realize his dream of playing in the National …
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CHN’s Super Early Top 10 For 2017-18

It was just a couple weeks ago that Denver capped the 2016-17 season with a 3-2 win over Minnesota-Duluth to claim an eighth national championship. The Pioneers were every bit the best team in the country, emerging quickly as a national favorite and going to wire to wire to claim the highest honor. There’s no reason not to look ahead to next season, though. Already, we’ve seen a number of coaching …
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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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