Keller Makes Strong Early Impression

Speed and skill. Those are the noticeable attributes when Clayton Keller plays. He floats around the ice and speeds up like an engine, accelerating from “zero to 60” in just seconds. He can be a magician with the puck, dangling and deking to get his way. With the U.S. National Team Development Program over the last two years, Keller used that skill and speed to break the NTDP career record with 189 …
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Black Bears Wake From Hibernation

There was something nostalgic about Maine’s come-from-behind win, in overtime, over Quinnipiac last Friday night. The Blacks Bears trailed 3-1 midway through the second period before the Alfond Arena crowd, as they have in the past, turned up the noise when Eric Schurhamer cut the deficit to one goal with 6:55 left in the second. Two minutes later, when Patrick Shea tied the score, folks wondered …
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Former Maverick Find Passion, Success In Music

In 2008, Chad Brownlee told his coach he wanted to quit hockey and pursue his Ph.D. in psychology. “I was always fascinated with the human mind,” Brownlee said. “I’m a very deep thinker and I always question things.” But Brownlee had other plans. “I didn’t think he would’ve taken me seriously if I said I wanted to go be a rock star,” Brownlee said. “So I told him that, but I knew in my …
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Former UConn Coach Marshall Dies

Former long-time Connecticut coach Bruce Marshall passed away Saturday at the age of 54. Marshall had most recently been coaching Division III Franklin Pierce, located in Rindge, N.H. Though nothing official has been released yet, and no cause of death is known at this time, people close to Marshall have been circulating the news online beginning Saturday night. Sunday morning, Franklin Pierce’s …
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Duluth Ready to Wait for No. 1 Goaltender to Emerge

Minnesota Duluth coach Scott Sandelin always knew it was a possibility. Recruiting a 20-year-old goaltender comes with a flight risk, especially if he has some early success. So, when Kasimir Kaskisuo capitalized on his promising two years at UMD by signing an entry-level deal with the Toronto Maple Leafs just two days after his sophomore season ended, Sandelin and the Bulldogs were prepared. Nick …
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ECAC Watch List, 2016-17

The ECAC continues to do well on a national stage in recent years, but this year could be one of transition. 5 Things to Watch Can Clarkson Finally Get Over the Hump? If there was a year that Clarkson should be ready to jump into the national picture and make a run to Lake Placid again, it would be this year. Sam Vigneault, Jordan Boucher and AJ Fossen return to lead an offense that should be …
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Hockey East Watch List, 2016-17

Boston University has been pegged by most as the favorites to win Hockey East this season, but the race was so close last spring that it could be any number of teams raising the trophy come March. Remember, last year’s champion finished sixth in the regular season. What will Notre Dame provide for a Hockey East swan song? Can BU’s incredibly-talented freshman class get the Terriers back to a Frozen …
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Things to Watch, 2016-17

For fans, players, and coaches alike, the promise of a new season is limitless. On Saturday night, a hard-earned 2016 national championship banner rose to the rafters at a packed and exuberant Ralph Engelstad Arena in Grand Forks, N.D., and as the pucks (finally) begin to drop in college hockey arenas around the country this week, 60 teams – each with its own goals, stories, and expectations – …
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Big Ten Approves On-Campus Postseason Tournament

The Big Ten became the second of college hockey’s six conferences to approve moving its postseason tournament fully back on campus. The move was finalized in a vote taken this week, the Wisconsin State Journal reported. The tournament format will change starting with the 2018 postseason. This year’s is the last of the league’s original four-year deal that has seen it alternate its single-weekend …
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Big Ten Voters Like Minnesota

Three-time Big Ten Champion Minnesota was tabbed the favorite in the 2016-17 Big Ten hockey preseason coaches’ poll. The coaches also selected a 13-member Preseason Watch list, including four unanimous honorees. Minnesota completed the 2015-16 campaign with a conference record of 14-6-0-0 (20-17-0 overall) and reached the championship game of the 2016 Big Ten Tournament. Ohio State was selected …
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