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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.
from Rob White of the Omaha World-Herald,
An early-morning incident in an Old Market parking lot has led UNO to dismiss Matt White from the hockey team. The co-captain was the team’s third-leading goal-scorer last season.
Also dismissed from the team Friday was incoming freshman defenseman Preston Hodge. Alex Simonson, a senior forward, has been suspended pending further investigation by the athletic department.
White, Hodge and Simonson were each ticketed Aug. 3 on suspicion of misdemeanor assault. Allegedly the incident involved racial slurs.
“We are extremely disappointed in the actions of these students,” UNO Athletic Director Trev Alberts said in a press release. “We will not tolerate any misconduct of this nature. We will continue to work diligently to ensure our student-athletes understand the importance of tolerance and respect for others.”
from Josh Brown of The Waterloo Record,
Brett MacLean is ready to take a chance on hockey again. And he's doing it at the University of Waterloo.
The former NHL prospect was introduced as the new assistant coach of the Warriors' men's hockey team last week.
It's the first serious step back on the ice for the 24-year-old since suffering a near death experience and miraculous recovery at the rink last July.
"I'm excited for this opportunity," said MacLean. "After what happened to me, it's a way for me to stay in hockey."
Things looked grim for the aspiring star on July 2, 2012.
There are 19 players who played their college hockey at Michigan who are currently in the NHL or played with a team in the NHL this season.
I am sure the players listed below (via CBS Sports) will be thinking Go Blue tonight and will be watching the game if possible.
So what do you think about the game tonight, Louisville or Michigan?
from Chris Peters at Eye On Hockey at CBS Sports,
One NHL scout thought DeKeyser could transition into an NHL team's lineup right away, whether that team is in the playoff hunt or not. At the risk of over-hyping DeKeyser, wherever he signs, it's highly likely he's in the NHL lineup perhaps even before the ink dries.
The 6-foot-3, 198-pound blueliner is a gifted two-way defender who excels in his own zone. He plays a simple, mature game, can play the body and makes a good first pass out of the zone. DeKeyser had two goals and 13 assists after two previous seasons of 17 points at the college level. He may have a little more offensive upside than his numbers suggest, but his defensive game is high end already....
DeKeyser wouldn't be any team's savior. After all, he has no NHL experience and there would be some amount of adjustment. He's a good player that has an NHL skillset and he would almost certainly help a team right now though. What makes him so intriguing is that every single team in the league has a chance to make a valuable acquisition without sparing any more than a maximum entry-level contract.
The level of interest, which can be misleading in regards to a player's actual talent, is twofold. Yes, he is a good player, but the economics of acquiring a player like him is a big part of what's driving the majority NHL teams to try and sign him.
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