A Team in Transition

In the underground hallways of old Baker Rink, where the visiting locker rooms are nestled underneath the back lobby,  sounds of celebration emitted from Minnesota State’s locker room. The Mavericks had just defeated Princeton, 5-4, to end the first half of the season on a win. Minnesota State, in recent years, enjoyed some of its most successful seasons, a change ignited by the catalyst of new …
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Atlantic Hockey Tournament Remaining in Rochester Through 2019

The Atlantic Hockey Championship will remain at Rochester’s Blue Cross Arena through the 2018-19 season. The league has finalized terms of a three-year deal with the Blue Cross Arena after operating on a year-to-year basis the last few seasons. The Atlantic Hockey Tournament semifinal and championship games have been played at the Blue Cross Arena since 2007, with campus sites serving as the championship …
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Instinct to Sacrifice

The hype surrounding last weekend’s showdown between Minnesota-Duluth and Denver was both ample and palpable, and the end-result — an entertaining weekend split — clearly lived up to the gaudy expectations. In reality, those external expectations for the 2016-17 editions of the Bulldogs and Pioneers may be fairly trivial — particularly, it seems, when compared to the more defining expectations …
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Boeser Having Surgery, Will Miss World Juniors

North Dakota sophomore forward Brock Boeser will undergo surgery on his right wrist today in Minneapolis and is expected to return to the North Dakota lineup in January. The school says the procedure is considered “minor,” but it will be enough to keep him out a few more weeks. Today’s surgery will prevent Boeser from competing in the upcoming IIHF World Junior Championship in Montreal and Toronto. …
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Roundup: Fitting Split for UMD, Denver

Though it’s still too early in the season for the Pairwise to be completely meaningful, the system that ultimately selects the NCAA tournament field can already give a good sense of where things stand. And with Minnesota-Duluth and Denver coming into the weekend at No. 1 and No. 3, respectively, and atop the NCHC standings, there was every reason to be hyped up for the games. The games certainly lived …
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Sly Like a Fox

It is rare for a freshman, let alone a freshman defenseman, to make a huge impact in the ECAC. For Harvard’s Adam Fox, the transition to the college game has proved to be a smooth one. In a sense, he has already become the most dynamic defender in the league. His impact, and that of his classmate, John Marino, has made a world of difference for an offense that already was one of the best in the country. “There …
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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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