2016-17 All-CHN Teams

This year’s All-CHN team is led by the three players that comprised the Hobey Hat Trick, one of which was also CHN’s Player of the Year. As usual, things were tight in the selections, and most of the players are moving on either through graduation or early signings by NHL teams. Having all three first-team forwards be seniors, however, is pretty unusual these days. In fact, the whole first team are …
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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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