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from Craig Bennett of USA TODAY,
A preview of the 2014 Frozen Four, at Wells Fargo Center, Philadelphia
Schedule: Semifinals — Thursday, Boston College vs. Union, 5 p.m. ET (ESPN2) and Minnesota vs. North Dakota, 8:30 p.m. ET (ESPN2); Championship — Thursday's winners, 7:30 p.m. ET (ESPN).
A quick look at the teams:
TSN with information on their coverage of the Frozen Four.
from Stephen Whyno of the CP at CTV,
"I think that if more Canadian families were exposed to what college can do -- as parents for your kid socially, athletically and academically ... I think more people would be doing it," said University of Denver coach Jim Montgomery, a Montreal native who went to Maine and ended up playing 122 NHL games.
One opportunity for exposure is the NCAA tournament, which begins Friday and includes 109 Canadian players. There are 35 players from Ontario, 35 from British Columbia, 18 from Alberta and seven each from Quebec, Manitoba and Saskatchewan.
Many of those players are trying to follow in the footsteps of several successful Canadian NHLers who went to college, including four members of the gold-medal-winning Sochi Olympic team: Jonathan Toews (North Dakota), Martin St. Louis (Vermont), Patrick Sharp (Vermont) and Chris Kunitz (Ferris State).
Among the 945 players to see NHL action this season, 100 were Canadians who played at a U.S. college....
"There's no wrong path," Phoenix Coyotes assistant general manager Brad Treliving said. "I think as a Canadian guy you grew up and you're around major junior hockey more, so ... you're closer to it than you are U.S. colleges, but, jeez, there's no wrong answer. It's an individual choice and there's benefits to both."
INDIANAPOLIS -- The Division I Men’s Ice Hockey Committee has selected the 16 teams that will be participating in the 2014 Division I Men’s Ice Hockey Championship.
The championship playoff format involves four predetermined regional sites with four teams assigned to each site. The four regional winners advance to the Men’s Frozen Four. The entire championship uses a single-elimination format.
Automatic qualification privileges are granted to the postseason champions of the five conferences. The remainder of the field is selected at large.
Minnesota was the No. 1 overall seed. The other No. 1 seeds, in order, included Boston College, Union (N.Y.) and Wisconsin.
The dates, sites, times and pairings of this year’s championship are as follows:
ESPN Press Release...
ESPN will cover the entire 2014 NCAA Men’s Division I Ice Hockey Championship which includes 12 regional games from four sites between March 28-30 and the Frozen Four semifinals and finals in Philadelphia on April 10 and 12. In regional action, ESPNU will televise eight games, including the Midwest, Northeast and West regional finals. ESPN2 will televise the East regional final and West regional semifinal. ESPN3 will exclusively carry a Northeast and Midwest regional semifinal. On Thursday, April 10, ESPN2 will televise the Frozen Four semifinals and on Saturday, April 12, ESPN will televise the Frozen Four Championship Game. Every game of the tournament will be available on WatchESPN.
Tonight's Inside Hockey feature with Elliotte Friedman was on David Glen, a Penn State forward who was involved in a marrow donation.
Josh Pitt of the Western Michigan Broncos with an end-to-end rush and goal to beat Michigan in the dying seconds of OT. WMU moves on to play Michigan Tech in the finals of the GLI tonight at Comerica Park.
That's Dan Dickerson, the radio voice of the Detroit Tigers with the call while Mickey Redmond and Manny Legace provide the analysis.
from College Hockey News,
Boston's TD Garden will host the 2015 Frozen Four, one of four sites awarded, as announced today by the NCAA.
Tampa, Fla., Chicago and St. Paul, Minn., are the other locations, for 2016-18 respectively.
Stamford, Conn – October 11, 2013 – NBC Sports Group and Notre Dame announced a three-year agreement to annually telecast 12 Notre Dame Hockey home games on NBCSN. In addition, NBC Sports Live Extra will live stream all 12 games telecast on NBCSN and eight additional Notre Dame Hockey home games.
from Ken Schott of the Daily Gazette,
Earlier this week, the Big Ten announced which college hockey game would be televised in the conference’s inaugural season.
What caught the attention of most college hockey fans wasn’t the 27 games the Big Ten Network will televise, which includes many double-headers on Friday nights.
Rather, it was the following paragraph: “ESPN networks, home of the NCAA Division I Men’s Ice Hockey Championships in Philadelphia, will air an additional seven contests, beginning on Friday, Nov. 29, when Minnesota will play host to Wisconsin to open the inaugural Big Ten regular season. Faceoff for that game is scheduled for 5 p.m. on ESPNU. ESPN will conclude its slate of Big Ten games on Friday, March 14, when Minnesota visits Michigan at 6:30 p.m. on ESPNEWS.”
from the Big Ten Network,
BTN will provide unprecedented coverage of men’s ice hockey in 2013-14, the inaugural Big Ten Hockey season, including eight straight weeks of “Frozen Friday” doubleheaders in January and February and the 2014 Hockey City Classic at TCF Bank Stadium in Minneapolis.
BTN also will televise the entire Big Ten Hockey Tournament, set for March 20-22, 2014, at Xcel Energy Center in Saint Paul, Minn. Men’s Ice Hockey on BTN is presented by Buffalo Wild Wings.
At 7:30 p.m. on Oct. 11, prior to the season opener between Penn State and Army, BTN will air a 30-minute Big Ten Hockey Preview Show to highlight the season’s key storylines, players and matchups. Beginning Jan. 10, “Frozen Fridays” also will include pregame, intermission and postgame reports.
Below, watch a BTN promo on Big Ten hockey...
It's looks like today will be a very slow news day...
from Sam Hemingway of the Burlington Free Press,
A federal judge has thrown out a case filed by former University of Vermont hockey player Justin Milo alleging he was wrongfully dropped from the team by coach Kevin Sneddon in 2010.
Milo, who filed the lawsuit in 2011, had claimed UVM and Sneddon improperly cut him from the team, did not notify him of his right to appeal the decision and harmed his reputation and career prospects in remarks made to the media at the time.
Judge William K. Sessions, in a 29-page opinion filed at U.S. District Court in Burlington this week, disagreed.
“Milo was shocked by his dismissal from the team, and believes that the decision lacked justification, but he does not supply facts that could support a finding of bad faith or wrongdoing,’ Sessions wrote in his ruling.
The case is the second this year to reach a decision in federal court in Vermont involving claims by a college hockey player that he was unfairly cut from the team.
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