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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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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U.S. Wins World Junior Gold; Takes Shootout From Canada

The United States won the fourth gold medal in its history at the World Junior Championships, defeating host Canada, 5-4, in a shootout. A team filled with NCAA players didn’t lose a game the whole tournament, winning seven straight, the last two in a shootout. After Denver sophomore Troy Terry came up with an amazing clutch performance Wednesday, scoring three shootout goals against Russia to reach …
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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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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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