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2007




2007-12-27 ... Mark Mitera has been named an assistant captain for Michigan, replacing Tim Miller. Coach Red Berenson said he believed Miller's game was suffering as a result of the burdens of being a captain. Kevin Porter is Michigan's captain and fellow senior Chad Kolarik is the team's other assistant captain.

2007-12-26 ... New Hampshire has announced that sophomore forward Danny Rossman has decided to leave the program to play for the Indiana Ice of the USHL. In 20 career games, Rossman scored one goal and three assists. In a press release Wednesday, UNH head coach Dick Umile said of Rossman's decision, "We wish Danny the best of luck in his hockey career with the Ice. We appreciate the contributions that he made to the UNH men's hockey program."

2007-12-21 ... St. Cloud forward Luca Cunti, a freshman from Zurich, Switzerland, may not return to the team after holiday break. Cunti told head coach Bob Motzo and the St. Cloud coaching staff that he will likely join the Chicago Steel of the USHL. Cunti, a third-round pick of the Tampa Bay Lightning, has not been able to play college hockey while his amateur status with the NCAA has been under appeal. Cunti had previously played more than a dozen games in a Swiss men's league.

2007-12-19 ... Denver athletic director Peg Bradley-Doppes has signed a five-year contract extension. Bradley-Doppes will remain with the Pioneers through the 2012-13 season.

2007-12-11 ... ECAC Hockey Honors for the week of Dec. 10... Quinnipiac junior forward Ben Nelson was named Player of the Week after scoring two goals and two assists in the Bobcats' weekend sweep of Robert Morris. Nelson leads Quinnipiac in goals (8) and total points (16). St. Lawrence forward Aaron Bogosian was named Rookie of the Week after tallying three points in the Saint's victory over Ohio State on Saturday night. Finally, Rensselaer junior Mathias Lange was named Goaltender of the Week after leading the Engineers' to a 4-2 win over Harvard. Lange stopped 34 of 36 shots in the win.

2007-12-11 ... Hockey East Honors for the week of Dec. 10... Maine junior defenseman Matt Duffy was named Player of the Week after recording his first career hat-trick in a 3-1 Black Bears win over Merrimack on Saturday night. Massachusetts netminder Paul Dainton was named Rookie of the Week after leading the Minutemen to a 4-1 victory over New Hampshire, finishing the game with 32 saves. Finally, Vermont sophomore goaltender Mike Spillane was named Defensive Player of the Week after recording 35 saves in a 2-2 tie with Harvard.

2007-12-11 ... CCHA Honors for the week of Dec. 10... Michigan State junior forward Tim Crowder was named Offensive Player of the Week after scoring two goals each night as the Spartans swept a home-and-home series with Ferris State. Notre Dame senior forward Dan VeNard was named Defenseman of the Week after anchoring a defense that held Princeton to two goals in two games. VeNard chipped in offensively as well, scoring two goals and adding two assists in the weekend sweep for the Irish. Alaska senior Wylie Rogers was named Goaltender of the Week after leading the Nanooks to a 3-0 blanking over top-ranked Miami. Alaska has now defeated four number-one ranked teams over the past three seasons. Finally, Western Michigan goaltender Jerry Kuhn was named Rookie of the Week after stopping 48 of 51 shots in a weekend sweep of visiting Wayne State.

2007-12-11 ... CHA Honors for the week of Dec. 10... Bemidji State junior forward Travis Winter was named Player of the Week after recording three points in a weekend sweep of Alabama-Huntsville. Teammate Dave Deterding was named Defensive Player of the Week after anchoring a Beavers defense that held UAH to only eight total shots on goal Friday night. Finally, Beavers forward Matt Read was named Rookie of the Week for the third consecutive week for his strong play this past weekend. Read leads all CHA rookies in goals (4) and total points (11).

2007-12-10 ... Michigan senior forward Kevin Porter, who powered the Wolverines to an 8-1-0 record and their longest in-season winning streak in 16 years, is the Hockey Commissioners' Association National Division I Player of the Month for November.

2007-12-05 ... CHA Honors for the week of Dec. 3... Bemidji State swept the weekly league awards. Junior Tyler Scofield scored two goals and an assist against Niagara and was named Player of the Week for his efforts. Senior netminder Matt Climie, who made 53 of a possible 56 saves against the Purple Eagles, was named Defensive Player of the Week. Finally, forward Matt Read was named CHA Rookie of the Week.

2007-12-05 ... Atlantic Hockey Honors for the week of Dec. 3... Air Force junior Brent Olson was named Player of the Week after scoring three goals in a weekend sweep of American International -- one at even strength, one on the power play, and one shorthanded. RIT sophomore Louis Menard stopped 57 of 61 shots to earn Goaltender of the Week honors. Finally, Holy Cross forward Evere Sheen was named Rookie of the Week after scoring three goals this weekend as well. The freshman, who has scored six goals in his last three games, leads the Crusaders with seven goals this season.

2007-12-05 ... CCHA Honors for the week of Dec. 3... After a weekend sweep against Lake Superior, Michigan State senior Bryan Lerg (3 goals) was named Offensive Player of the Week, while cousin Jeff Lerg was named Goaltender of the Week after making 49 saves to improve his season record to 9-3-2. Ferris State junior Evan Case was named Defensive Player of the Week after scoring two goals and an assist in a weekend sweep of Northern Michigan. And Michigan Wolverines forward Max Pacioretty was named Rookie of the Week after scoring two goals in a 4-2 Saturday win against Ohio State.

2007-12-05 ... WCHA Honors for the week of Dec. 3... Wisconsin sophomore center Blake Geoffrion was named Player of the Week after scoring a goal and three assists as the Badgers swept St. Cloud over the weekend. Teammate Ryan McDonagh was named Rookie of the Week after registering a +4 on-ice rating and tallying two assists as well. Finally, North Dakota senior Jean-Philippe Lamoureux was named Goaltender of the Week after the Sioux split two close games with Denver. During the series, Lamoureux stopped 63 of 65 shots.

2007-12-05 ... Hockey East Awards for the week of Dec. 3... Boston College junior foeward Nathan Gerbe won Player of the Week honors after an oustanding weekend against rival Boston University. In the Eagles' sweep, Gerbe scored four goals -- including a hat-trick in Friday night's win -- and added three assists. Teammate John Muse, the Eagles' netminder, was named Rookie of the Week after making 74 saves during the weekend, including a career-high 41 save performance on Saturday night. Finally, UMass-Lowell sophomore goaltender Nevin Hamilton was named Goaltender of the Week after leading the River Hawks to a weekend split against New Hampshire.

2007-12-05 ... Hockey East Awards for the week of Dec. 3... Boston College junior foeward Nathan Gerbe won Player of the Week honors after an oustanding weekend against rival Boston University. In the Eagles' sweep, Gerbe scored four goals -- including a hat-trick in Friday night's win -- and added three assists. Teammate John Muse, the Eagles' netminder, was named Rookie of the Week after making 74 saves during the weekend, including a career-high 41 save performance on Saturday night. Finally, UMass-Lowell sophomore goaltender Nevin Hamilton was named Goaltender of the Week after leading the River Hawks to a weekend split against New Hampshire.

2007-12-05 ... ECAC Honors for the week of Dec. 3... St. Lawrence junior defenseman Zach Miskovic played a strong game at both ends of the ice in the Saints' 4-2 win over Clarkson, and his two-goal effort earned him Player of the Week honors. Harvard forward Michael Biega was named Rookie of the Week after scoring a hat-trick in a 3-3 tie with Yale. The goals were the first of Biega's college career. Finally, Cornell sophomore Ben Scrivens was named Rookie of the Week after registering a 45-save shutout against Massachusetts. The Big Red and the Minutemen skated to a 0-0 tie.

2007-12-01 ... With its 5-1 victory on the road Friday night, Bemidji State ended Niagara's nation-best home unbeaten streak. Since Feb. 10, 2006, Niagara had played 22 consecutive games at Dwyer Arena without a loss -- the fifth-longest home unbeaten streak in NCAA history.

2007-11-29 ... WCHA Honors for the week of Nov. 26... Colorado College junior forward Chad Rau was named Offensive Player of the Week for the second consecutive week. Rau led all WCHA players with four points over the weekend, including a hat-trick against archrival Denver. St. Cloud junior John Swanson, who was converted from forward to defenseman earlier this year, was named Defensive Player of the Week after tallying three points and a +3 rating in a weekend split at Clarkson. Finally, Colorado College goaltender Richard Bachman was named Rookie of the Week for the second time this season. Bachman saved 52 of 56 shots in the Tigers' weekend split against Denver.

2007-11-27 ... ECAC Honors for the week of Nov. 26... Three Canadian-born players were honored by the ECAC this week. Ontario-born Nick Dodge of Clarkson was named Player of the Week after scoring two goals, including the game-winner, Saturday night against St. Cloud. The senior captain also won 16 of 24 faceoffs in the Knights' 3-2 win. Princeton's freshman defenseman Cam Ritchie was named Rookie of the Week after scoring two goals in the Tigers' 4-2 win over Quinnipiac. The Edmonton native scored 33 seconds into the third period to snap a 1-1 tie. Finally, Harvard's Kyle Richter (Calgary, Alb.) was named Goaltender of the Week after saving 39 shots in the Crimson's 2-1 win over Boston University. Richter leads the nation in save percentage and goals-against average.

2007-11-27 ... CCHA Honors for the week of Nov. 26... Following a Wolverines' sweep of Minnesota and Wisconsin, Michigan senior captain Kevin Porter was named Offensive Player of the Week, and Michigan junior Billy Sauer was named Goaltender of the Week. Porter scored three goals and added three assists, while Sauer posted a .943 save percentage for the weekend. Notre Dame's Kyle Lawson was honored as the week's top defenseman as the Irish won the Rensselaer Holiday Tournament. And Northern Michigan's Mark Olver was named Rookie of the Week after tallying four points (two goals, two assists) in the Wildcats' sweep of Lake Superior.

2007-11-27 ... Hockey East honors for the week of Nov. 26... Northeastern junior forward Joe Vitale was named Player of the Week after he led the first-place Huskies to a 4-3 victory over Boston College. Vitale scored a goal and added three assists in the game. Boston University's Joe Pereira was named Rookie of the Week after scoring the first of six BU goals against Cornell at Madison Square Garden. It was his first collegiate goal. Finally, Carter Hutton of UMass-Lowell was honored as the league's Goaltender of the Week after registering a shutout against Merrimack.

2007-11-27 ... Atlantic Hockey Honors for the week of Nov. 26... Air Force senior forward Eric Ehn, a Hobey Hat Trick finalist last season, was named Player of the Week after scoring two goals and tallying three assists over the weekend against Holy Cross. RIT's sophomore goaltender Louis Menard was named Goaltender of the Week after stopping 62 of 65 shots against Army. And Holy Cross freshman Everett Sheen was named Rookie of the Week after scoring a hat trick Saturday night against Air Force.

2007-11-19 ... Colgate senior forward Tyler Burton has been named ECAC Player of the Week after scoring three of the Raiders' five goals over the weekend. Colgate tied Dartmouth and defeated Harvard for a three-point weekend. Cornell freshman forward Dan Nicholls was named ECAC Rookie of the Week and is the third consecutive Big Red rookie to earn the weekly ECAC honor. Finally, Yale netminder Billy Blase -- who saved 58 out of 61 shots this weekend -- was named Goaltender of the Week.

2007-11-19 ... Boston University senior forward Bryan Ewing was named Hockey East Player of the Week after registering seven points in the Terrier's weekend series split with Vermont. The Hockey East Goaltender of the Week honor was given to Northeastern's Brad Thiessen, who backstopped the first-place Huskies to wins over New Hampshire (37 saves) and UMass-Lowell (21 saves).

2007-11-08 ... St. Cloud State sophomore forward A.J. Gale has left the team and returned to play for his hometown Nanaimo Clippers of the Jr. A BCHL. Gale played 18 games as a freshman, but only two games this season.

2007-11-06 ... Hockey East has announced that it has extended the contract of current Commissioner Joe Bertagna through the 2010-11 season. Bertagna, a 1973 Harvard graduate, has held numerous administrative positions in college hockey and is now the longest serving commissioner in Hockey East history.

2007-11-06 ... Three underlassmen were honored by the ECAC in its weekly awards announcement this week. Clarkson sophomore Tim Marks was named Player of the Week after scoring four goals in a weekend sweep of Harvard and Dartmouth. Cornell's Mike Devin, who is one of only two freshman defensemen in the nation averaging at least a point per game, was named Rookie of the Week, and Princeton's sophomore Zane Kalemba was named Goaltender of the Week after stopping 51 of 53 shots in a weekend road sweep of Cornell and Colgate.

2007-11-06 ... Miami's Ryan Jones was named the CCHA Offensive Player of the Week after scoring four goals and two assists in the RedHawks' weekend sweep of Northern Michigan. Jones, a senior, has scored eight goals through eight games this season, and three of them have been game-winners.

2007-11-06 ... Northeastern junior forward Joe Vitale has been named the Hockey East Player of the Week after scoring the game-winning goal to top New Hampshire on Saturday night. The win ended a four game losing streak for the Huskies.

2007-11-03 ... In Friday night's 3-1 victory at Alaska, Michigan State junior goaltender Jeff Lerg started in his 61st consecutive game, setting a Spartan school record. He is currently second in NCAA history in consecutive starts, trailing only Brant Nicklin, who started 76 straight between the pipes for Minnesota-Duluth in the late 1990s. Lerg also ranks third in NCAA history in consecutive games played by a goaltender (Cornell's David McKee played in 102 straight from 2004-2006).

2007-10-30 ... Hockey East honored players from four different schools in its latest weekly awards announcement. New Hampshire senior Matt Fornataro, who scored three goals in a weekend sweep of Colorado College, was named Player of the Week, while Boston College's freshman forward Joe Whitney was named Rookie of the Week after amassing six points in two wins over Merrimack. Goaltenders Ben Bishop (Maine) and Chris Mannx (Providence) were named Co-Defensive Players of the Week.

2007-10-30 ... North Dakota junior forward T.J. Oshie has been named the WCHA Offensive Player of the Week after recording a hat trick in the Sioux's 6-0 blanking of Michigan Tech Saturday night. Oshie, a Minnesota native, has 101 points in his collegiate career, and his effort on Saturday allowed North Dakota to bounce back from a 3-1 loss to the Huskies the previous night.

2007-10-27 ... Former New Hampshire broadcaster Dick Osborne, 65, has pleaded guilty to a lesser charge stemming from his arrest in prostitution sting over the summer. He pleaded guilty to criminial solicitation and was fined $1,000, which will be suspended pending him staying out of trouble for one year. Osborne resigned from him position as communications director for New Hampshire Technical Institute and his hockey play-by-play job. He was one of six men arrested in the sting.

2007-10-27 ... Adam Bartholomay has decided to leave the Nebraska-Omaha program and may transfer to another school, coach Mike Kemp said. Bartholomay, who scored 19 goals his first two seasons, was dismissed from the team by Kemp for an undisclosed reasons, then later was reinstated. He didn't play in the first two games this season.

2007-10-27 ... Bowling Green sophomore forward Kai Kantola has been suspended for three games by the CCHA for his hit from behind on Notre Dame's Luke Lucyk on Oct. 23. Kantola, who is second on the team in scoring through three games, is eligilble to return Nov. 16 against Northern Michigan.

2007-10-27 ... For the second consecutive season, Rensselaer defeated Colgate in Albany, N.Y. to claim the Citzens Bank Governor's Cup. Engineers goaltender Jordan Alford was named the tournament MVP after stopping all 21 shots he faced in the 2-0 win over the Raiders.

2007-10-23 ... The game between Boston College and Merrimack this weekend, originally scheduled for Saturday at 7 p.m. in North Andover, Mass., has been moved to Sunday (Oct. 28) at 1 p.m. The change was made to avoid a conflict with fans wishing to watch Game 3 of the World Series between the Boston Red Sox and Colorado Rockies.

2007-10-23 ... Wisconsin freshman forward Kyle Turris has been named the WCHA Offensive Player of the Week after tallying three goals and five assists in the Badgers' weekend sweep of Robert Morris. All three of the rookie's goals came on the power play. Turris, the third overall pick in the latest NHL draft, leads the nation with 12 points through four games.

2007-10-23 ... After saving 61 out of 63 shots and leading Colorado College to a weekend sweep over Minnesota, Tigers freshman goaltender and Colorado native Richard Bachman has been named the WCHA Defensive Player of the Week. The two games were Bachman's first career collegiate starts, and Colorado College prevailed by scores of 3-1 and 2-1 (ot).

2007-10-23 ... Two Air Force players were honored with Atlantic Hockey weekly honors after the Falcons swept a two-game home series with Quinnipiac over the weekend. Junior defenseman Greg Flynn earned the Player of the Week award after scoring two goals and helping keep Quinnipiac's offensive stars off the score sheet. In addition, sophomore Andrew Volkening was named Goaltender of the Week after posting a .959 save percentage for the weekend.

2007-10-22 ... Junior Mathias Lange has been selected as the ECAC Goaltender of the Week while freshman forward Tyler Helfrich was tabbed the Rookie of the Week. Both players are from Rensselaer. A native of Klagenfurt, Austria, Lange made 39 saves on 40 shots in a 3-1 win at Army on Friday.

2007-10-22 ... Junior center Chris D'Alvise, last season's Most Outstanding Player of the ECAC Tournament, has been named the ECAC Player of the Week after scoring the game-winning goal in overtime against archrival St. Lawrence on Saturday. Clarkson, the defending ECAC champion, faced a 3-0 deficit after the first period, but D'Alvise helped complete Clarkson's dramatic comeback with an assist in the third period and the goal in overtime.

2007-10-15 ... Center Mark Van Guilder has been selected the CCHA offensive player of the week. The Notre Dame senior scored three goals in the two games at the Lefty McFadden Invitational in Dayton, Ohio, scoring a power-play goal in the 4-1 loss to Wisconsin on Oct. 12 and then following with a two-goal game in the 4-0 win over Mercyhurst.

2007-10-15 ... Jesse Winchester and freshman Brian Day, both of Colgate, were honored as the first player and rookie of the week, respectively, of the season by ECAC Hockey. Winchester, a senior, earns the first Player of the Week award of his career following a weekend in which he contributed two goals and two assists in a home sweep of Sacred Heart and RIT.

2007-09-22 ... Bowling Green has named former Falcon star Tyler Masters a graduate assistant coach for the upcoming season. Masters (1999-2003), who will serve as the goaltending coach, will join an all-alum staff.

2007-09-06 ... PJ DeLuca has been named volunteer assistant coach at Denver hockey. DeLuca joins the Pioneers after serving as a graduate assistant hockey coach last season with the USA Hockey National Development Program (USNTDP) in Ann Arbor, Mich. DeLuca replaces Matt Laatsch, who recently accepted an assistant coaching position with the Portland Pirates of the American Hockey League.

2007-09-06 ... Mercyhurst named Brian Burke and Jayson Martineau as assistant coach and volunteer assistant, respectively.

2007-08-28 ... ECAC Hockey announced that Bank of America will serve as the title sponsor of the 2008 ECAC Men's Hockey Championship.

2007-08-15 ... Pete Souris, formerly the SID at New Hampshire, has been named the media relations director at Hockey East.

2007-08-15 ... Mike Gibbons has been named an assistant at St. Cloud State. He had been head boys' coach at Eastview (Minn.) High School since 1997. Gibbons replaces Fred Harbinson. Gibbons played at Bemidji State and was an assistant there starting in 1981. He had a brief state as head coach there, then was an assistant at Northern Michigan until 1988. He also has served as an assistant at Colorado College and Denver.

2007-08-13 ... Bob DeGregorio has signed a three-year contract extension to remain as commissioner of the Atlantic Hockey Association through 2010. DeGregorio has led Atlantic Hockey for the past four seasons, in which the league has grown to 10 schools with the inclusion of Air Force and RIT.

2007-07-25 ... John Rose, an assistant at Mercyhurst the last four years, will become an assistant at Alaska. He replaces Wade Klippenstein, who resigned June 20 to become an assistant coach and assistant general manager for the Prince George (British Columbia) Cougars of the major junior-level Western Hockey League. New head coach Doc DelCastillo retained Dallas Ferguson as an assistant after replacing Tavis MacMillan earlier in the offseason. Rose played for four seasons at New England College.

2007-07-20 ... Richard Osborne, the New Hampshire play-by-play radio broadcaster for 25 years, was arrested Thursday and charged with a prostitution-related crime in Kingston, N.H. Local police set up a sting operation, placing several online ads on Craigslist soliciting men for "erotic services." Osborne, 54, was caught arriving at 2:45 p.m., one of six area men who showed up. Osborne is also communications director for New Hampshire Technical Institute. Prostitution charges are considered a Class B misdemeanor and could have a maximum penalty of up to one year in jail and $1,000 fine.

2007-07-19 ... Penticton Valley, a Canadian junior team, has named St. Cloud State assistant Fred Harbinson its new Vice President of Hockey Operations and Head Coach. Harbinson was a Huskies assistant the past five seasons.

2007-07-19 ... Bowling Green State has named former Falcon star Todd Reirden an assistant coach, replacing Danton Cole, who was named head coach at Alabama-Huntsville in May. Reirden (1990-94) joins head coach Scott Paluch (1984-88) and assistant coach Doug Schueller (1997-2001) to form an all-alumni coaching staff.

2007-07-15 ... Defenseman Brian Lee has decided to leave North Dakota and sign with Ottawa. Lee had two years of eligibility remaining. He was the ninth overall pick of the 2005 draft. The Fargo, N.D., native had career highs in assists (24) and points (26) last season for the Sioux. Lee received a three-year deal for the rookie maximum of $850,00.

2007-07-15 ... Jim McKenzie decided to forgo his final year of eligibility and sign with Ottawa. McKenzie spent three seasons with Michigan State, winning a national title last April. The 23-year old was a fifth-round pick (141st overall) in 2004. Last season, he had a career highs in goals (12) and points.

2007-07-01 ... Nick Fohr, who has spent three years as the director of operations for Nebraska-Omaha, will become an assistant coach with the team. He places Doc DelCastillo, who recently took the position as head coach at Alaska-Fairbanks.

2007-06-14 ... Dennis Williams stepped down as head coach at Division III Neumann to become an assistant at Alabama-Huntsville.

2007-06-10 ... Tony Romano has decided to leave Cornell after one year, and sign with the major junior London Knights of the OHL. Romano had nine goals and 19 points in 29 for the Big Red last season, but cited the smaller college schedule as a reason for leaving. Romano was a sixth-round pick of the New Jersey Devils in the 2006 NHL Entry Draft.

2007-06-06 ... Holy Cross has named Jason Smith an assistant coach. Smith will serve as the recruiting coordinator. Smith comes to Holy Cross from Babson, where he was an assistant coach and recruiting coordinator for the last four seasons. Babson won the 2007 ECAC East Championship earning its first NCAA Tournament appearance since 1993. He previously served as an assistant coach and recruiting coordinator for Salem State College for four years.

2007-05-24 ... Bryan Plaszcz, a Maine sophomore defenseman, has decided to transfer. The Apple Valley, Minn., native had one goal and no assists in 29 games this past season. He had a goal in six games his freshman year. He intends to transfer to a Division III school. "He wanted to have more of an impact on the team, but I couldn’t guarantee him how much playing time he would receive next season," Maine coach Tim Whitehead told the Bangor Daily News. "He also wanted to go somewhere closer to home."

2007-05-17 ... Former Minnesota State forward Ryan Carter made his NHL debut with the Anaheim Ducks in a play-off game against the Detroit Red Wings. Carter, who played the 2004-05 and 2005-06 seasons for the Mavericks, signed a free agent deal with Anaheim last summer and spent the 2006-07 season with Portland of the AHL where he tallied 16 goals and 20 assists for 36 points in 76 games. Carter completed his two-year stint with the Mavericks with 58 points in 76 games.

2007-05-13 ... Jacques Lamoureux, a Northern Michigan freshman, is transferring to Air Force. Lamoureux, the brother of North Dakota goalie Philippe Lamoureux, played 16 games this past season, getting one goal and one assist. He originally applied to Air Force, but was denied for medical reasons.

2007-05-09 ... Notre Dame head coach Jeff Jackson announced the signing of Ryan Guentzel to the Irish hockey team for the 2007-08 season. Guentzel is currently playing in the United States Hockey League with the Sioux Falls Stampede. A 5-11, 170-pound forward, Guentzel finished the regular season as the second leading scorer at Sioux Falls, scoring nine goals and a team-high 38 assists for 47 points.

2007-04-28 ... John Olver has resigned as Northern Michigan assistant coach, and is taking a position with Iowa of the AHL. Olver has been an assistant the last two seasons. His eldest son, Darin, recently completed his NMU career. Son Mark is an incoming recruit for next season. Prior to joining the Wildcats, Olver was vice president of hockey operations and head coach of the Idaho Steelheads of the ECHL for five years (2000-05).

2007-04-27 ... Holy Cross assistant coach Albie O'Connell has been hired at Merrimack to replace outgoing assistant Marty Quarters.

2007-04-10 ... Boston College senior defensemen Brian Boyle was named Hockey East Player of the Month for March. Boyle became the league's leading scorer for the month after stepping seamlessly into a new role as a defenseman. He led the Eagles to a 9-0 stretch through March and April before losing in the NCAA title game and was named to the Hockey East All-Tournament Team, the NCAA Northeast All-Regional Team and the NCAA Frozen Four All-Tournament Team and finished the season with 15 points in his last 10 games with four goals and 11 assists.

2007-04-10 ... Boston College junior goaltender Corey Schneider was named Hockey East Goaltender of the Month for March. The backbone of the Eagles’ 13-game winning streak, Schneider propelled BC to the NCAA championship game. He was named to the Hockey East All-Tournament Team and garnered NCAA Northeast Regional Most Outstanding Player honors. Over the season’s last 10 games, Schneider recorded a 1.52 goals against average and a .951 save percentage.

2007-04-10 ... Boston College freshman forward Ben Smith was named Hockey East Rookie of the Month for March. Smith tallied 10 points on four goals, including the go-ahead goal against North Dakota in the NCAA semifinal, and six assists as the Eagles went 9-1 over the last six weeks of the season.

2007-03-26 ... Boston College junior goaltender Cory Schneider was named Hockey East Defensive Player of the Week. Schneider stopped 61 of 62 shots and recorded a 0.50 GAA and a .984 save percentage while leading the Eagles to wins over St. Lawrence and Miami in the Northeast Regional.

2007-03-21 ... Michigan Tech senior defenseman Lars Helminen signed with the Iowa Stars of the American Hockey League. The Huskies' highest-scoring blueliner in each of the past three seasons, Helminen provided two goals and 19 assists in his senior campaign.

2007-03-21 ... Reid Cashman has signed a one-year, entry-level agreement with the NHL's Toronto Maple Leafs. Cashman will report to the Maple Leafs' American Hockey League affiliate, the Toronto Marlies, and is expected to see action in their next game on Friday night at Syracuse. The Quinnipiac all-American was First Team all-ECAC this season. Cashman currently leads all ECACHL players in assists (38) and points by a defenseman (41). He also leads all NCAA Division I blueliners in points and is third among all players in assists. Cashman completed his career as Quinnipiac's all-time leader in games played (151) and assists (125).

2007-03-20 ... Michigan Tech defenseman Lars Helminen signed with the Iowa Stars of the AHL. Helminen was the Huskies' highest-scoring defender in each of the past three seasons, and provided two goals and 19 assists in his senior season, including a team-best nine points on the power play. He served as a co-captain in 2006-07, garnered WCHA Defensive Player of the Week accolades twice, and was selected to participate in the 2007 NCAA Frozen Four Skills Challenge. Helminen ranks 10th all-time among Husky blueliners in scoring with 14 goals and 68 assists in 153 career games.

2007-03-19 ... Holy Cross senior defenseman Jon Landry signed a two-year entry-level contract with the NHL's Columbus Blue Jackets. Landry holds the Holy Cross Division I career record for most points by a defenseman with 86, while his 24 goals and his 62 assists rank ninth on the program's Division I list.

2007-03-19 ... Boston College sophomore forward Brock Bradford was named Hockey East Player of the Week. Bradford scored six goals during the Eagles' league championship run, including the game-winner in the final against New Hampshire, and was choosen tournament MVP.

2007-03-17 ... The Washington Capitals have signed Minnesota State forward Travis Morin to a two-year entry-level contract beginning next season. The Capitals also said that Morin has signed a professional tryout contract for the remainder of this season and has been assigned to the South Carolina Stingrays, their affiliate in the East Coast Hockey League. Morin, 23, was a ninth-round selection of the Capitals, 263rd overall, in the 2004 NHL Entry Draft. He was a member of the 2006-07 all-WCHA Second Team.

2007-03-15 ... Minnesota-Duluth seniors Ryan Geris and Josh Johnson both signed ECHL pro deals Wednesday. Geris, a 6-2, 195-pound defenseman, will skate with the Long Beach Ice Dogs for the remainder of the 2006-07 season, beginning Friday, while Johnson, a 6-0, 185-pound goaltender, will join the Florida Everblades for six days before returning to UMD next week to complete his criminology degree. ... Geris, who returned to the UMD program this fall after nearly a two-year absence (due to concussion-related problems), played 36 games this season and had 10 points. The Alexandria, Minn. product held the distinction of being the oldest player in the WCHA, and fourth oldest in D-I college hockey, this past season (he'll turn 26 this August. Johnson, a native of Esko, Minn., enjoyed his most productive year as a Bulldog this winter and arguably the WCHA's hottest goaltender down the stretch (1.63 goals against average and a .942 saves percentage in his last 11 appearances). In his farewell collegiate appearance, Johnson set a UMD record for saves in a WCHA playoff game by turning aside 62 of 65 St. Cloud State shots in a 3-2 triple overtime loss.

2007-03-12 ... Dartmouth junior J.T. Wyman was named ECAC Player of the Week. Wyman notched three goals and two assists for five points in a sweep of Princeton in the ECAC Quaterfinals.

2007-03-12 ... New Hampshire junior goaltender Kevin Regan was named Hockey East Player of the Week. Regan helped the top-seeded Wildcats advance to the Hockey East semifinals with a pair of 42-save shutout efforts in a two-game sweep of Providence. He stopped all 84 shots by the Friars in the two games.

2007-03-12 ... Connecticut senior defensemen B.J. Crum was named Atlantic Hockey Player of the Week. Crum scored two goals in Saturday's 5-4 win over Mercyhurst in the Atlantic Hockey Tournament quarterfinals. He scored his first goal midway through the first period and scored the game-winner in the first five minutes of the third.

2007-03-10 ... Canisius senior forward Billy Irish-Baker has signed with the Cincinnati Cyclones of the East Coast Hockey League. Irish-Baker, the Canisius captain this season, played in 134 college games, including 115 consecutive games to close out his career. That streak is the longest in Canisius Division I history.

2007-03-08 ... Ted Russell, a defenseman at New Hampshire from 1991-95, has been named the new head coach at Division III Lebanon Valley.

2007-03-08 ... Niagara senior forward Sean Bentivoglio was named CHA Player of the Year for 2006-07. Bentivoglio played in all 36 regular-season games for Niagara and currently ranks in the top 10 nationally in both assists per game (0.83) and short-handed goals (3). He finished second in league scoring with 25 points while leading the conference in league assists with 21.

2007-03-06 ... North Dakota sophomore Joe Finley was named WCHA Defensive Player of the Week. Finley's defensive play and physical presence played a pivotal role as the visiting Sioux took three of four points from St. Cloud State in a regular-season ending league series. Finley and the 6-ranked Sioux held SCSU to single digit shots on goal in three of six regulation periods and held them to two power-play goals in 13 series attempts.

2007-03-05 ... Quinnipiac senior defensemen Reid Cashman was named ECAC Player of the Week. Cashman scored a goal and four assists on the weekend, including one on Saturday's game-winner, to help the Bobcats advance to the next round of the league playoffs.

2007-03-05 ... Alabama-Huntsville senior defensemen Mike Salekin was named CHA Defensive Player of the Week after helping the Chargers win back-to-back games for the first time this season. Salekin scored the first goal and assisted on the final two goals of Friday's game. He added a game-tying goal on Saturday night and finished the weekend with eight shots and a plus/minus rating of +4.

2007-03-01 ... Maine goalie Ben Bishop re-injured his groin last weekend, and will not make the trip this week to Massachusetts for the important regular-season-ending series. According to coach Tim Whitehead, Bishop may also miss the first round of the Hockey East playoffs. He had an MRI done Wednesday, the results of which are not yet known.

2007-03-01 ... Boston College sophomore forward Nathan Gerbe was named Hockey East Player of the Month for February. Gerbe scored seven goals, two of them game-winners, and added four assists to finish with 11 points on the month for the 6-2-0 Eagles. He scored at least once in six games, including a highlight-reel goal in the Beanpot final, and registered two 3-point efforts in wins over 5th-ranked Maine.

2007-03-01 ... Boston University Goaltender John Curry was named Hockey East Goaltender of the Month for February. Curry won Beanpot MVP honors and led BU to a 5-2-2 mark, ensuring the Terriers home ice for the playoffs. He made a career-high 43 saves in a 3-3 draw with UNH, and posted two shutouts while compiling a 1.63 goals-against-average and a .947 save percentage.

2007-02-27 ... Providence senior center Bryan Horan was seriously injured in his right eye during Friday's game against New Hampshire. He was taken to Tufts Medical Center where he underwent emergency surgery. His prognosis is still unknown.

2007-02-27 ... Minnesota-Duluth sophomore winger Mason Raymond was named WCHA Offensive Player of the Week. Raymond scored five points in the Bulldogs' two-game conference sweep over Alaska-Anchorage. He assisted on all three of the Bulldog's goals in Friday's 3-2 win, and added a goal and an assist in Saturday's 5-0 victory.

2007-02-26 ... Nebraska-Omaha freshman Jeremie Dupont was named CCHA Goaltender of the Week. Dupont blocked 41 of 47 shots, and provided over 66 minutes of shutout hockey while backstopping the Mavericks to a fifth-place finish with a pair of road wins at Alaska.

2007-02-26 ... Air Force junior Eric Ehn was named the Atlantic Hockey Offensive Player of the Week after leading the Falcons to a two-game road sweep of AIC. On Friday, Ehn assisted on three of AFA’s five goals, including game winner, and scored two goals in Saturday's win.

2007-02-26 ... Providence's Jon Rheault was named Hockey East Player of the Week aftering earning 7 points in a weekend split with UNH. The junior winger scored two goals and three assists in Friday's 6-4 loss, and added another goal and an assist in Saturday's 7-1 win.

2007-02-26 ... Niagara freshman Chris Moran was named CHA Offensive Player of the Week. Moran totaled four points in Niagara’s 7-3 win over Robert Morris on Friday. Moran assisted on both of Niagara’s first-period goals, added a goal in the second and an empty-netter in the third.

2007-02-26 ... Princeton's Kevin Westgarth was named ECAC Player of the Week. The senior forward scored seven points on two goals and five assists to lead the Tigers to a weekend sweep of the league's top two teams, Clarkson and St. Lawrence.

2007-02-20 ... Minnesota freshman center Mike Carman was named WCHA Rookie of the Week after a road sweep of Colorado College. Carman scored two goals in Saturday's night contest, including the game-winner, and earned the game’s First Star honor in a Golden Gopher victory over the Tigers.

2007-02-20 ... Wayne State forward Jon Grabarek was named CHA Offensive Player of the Week. Grabarek scored the tying goal against Niagara in Saturday's 4-4 draw.

2007-02-19 ... Army sophomore Josh Kassel was named Atlantic Hockey Goaltender of the Week. Kassel stopped 43 of the 46 shots he faced in a weekend sweep of Bentley. The sophomore has held opponents to 2 or less goals in 13 games this season and is 14-7-4 in league action with a 2.25 goals against average and .916 save percentage.

2007-02-19 ... Miami forward Ryan Jones was named CCHA Offensive Player of the Week. The junior captain scored five goals and two assists in non-conference sweep of Robert Morris. Jones scored three goals and an assist in Thursday’s 7-3 win and assisted on Miami’s first goal and scored a tip-in goal in Saturday’s 5-3 victory.

2007-02-19 ... Boston College sophomore Nathan Gerbe was named Hockey East Player of the Week. Gerbe scored four goals and seven points, including consecutive three-point nights in the Eagles two-game sweep of Maine.

2007-02-19 ... St. Lawrence senior Kyle Rank was named ECAC Player of the Week. Rank scored three goals and an assist as the Saints swept RPI and Union and moved within two points of clinching the ECAC regular season title.

2007-02-05 ... Andreas Nodl has been selected CSTV/Hockey Commissioners' Association National Division I Rookie of the Month for January. The St. Cloud State freshman, a 6-foot-1, 198-pound native of Vienna, Austria, helped lead the Huskies to a 5-2-1 record and fourth-place ranking in the national polls during the month by scoring four goals and seven assists. The 36th overall pick by Philadelphia in the 2006 NHL Entry Draft, who played for Sioux Falls of the USHL last season, Nodl is the nation's top-scoring rookie with a 1.38 points-per game average.

2007-02-05 ... Bryan Lerg was named CCHA Player of the Week. The Michigan State junior center had a four-point weekend as the Spartans picked up a win and a tie on the road at Nebraska-Omaha last weekend, extending their unbeaten streak to seven games.

2007-02-01 ... Kevin Regan was named Hockey East Player of the Month for January. The junior goalie helped New Hampshire earn its first No. 1 national ranking in over three years. Regan was 5-0 in January, with a 1.25 GAA and a .960 save percentage.

2007-02-01 ... Merrimack goalie Jim Healey was named Hockey East Goaltender of the Month for January.

2007-01-28 ... Friday's game, Feb. 2, between New Hampshire and Maine has been moved to a 7 p.m. start time. It was originally scheduled for 8 p.m. for TV. The game is being played at the Verizon Wireless Arena in Manchester.

2007-01-23 ... St. Cloud State junior winger Andrew Gordon was named WCHA Offensive Player of the Week. Gordon scored six-points in the weekend sweep of Minnesota-Duluth, producing a goal and two assists in the Huskies' 5-0 win Friday, as well as the game-opening goal and two more assists in Saturday's 6-5 win.

2007-01-23 ... Northern Michigan junior forward Mike Santorelli and senior defenseman Zach Tarkir were named CCHA Offensive Player and Defensive Player of the Week, respectively. Santorelli scored a goal and two assists in each of the Wildcats' victories over Bowling Green, while Tarkir scored a goal and an assist each night while helping the Wildcats kill off 16-of-17 shorthanded situations.

2007-01-22 ... Vermont junior co-captain Torrey Mitchell was named the Hockey East Player of the Week after scoring two goals and two assists in a weekend sweep of Boston College. Mitchell scored the game-winning goal in Friday’s 3-2 victory over the Eagles while adding three more points in Saturday’s 4-2 win.

2007-01-22 ... Quinnipiac freshman forward Jean-Marc Beaudoin was named ECAC Rookie of the Week. Beaudoin had a hand in all but one of the Bobcats' four goals over the weekend, scoring twice and adding an assist. He has scored in four straight games.

2007-01-22 ... Niagara sophomore goaltender Juliano Pagliero was named CHA Defensive Player of the Week for the second straight week. Pagliero made a total of 68 saves in the Purple Eagles' weekend sweep of non-conference foe Quinnipiac.

2007-01-22 ... Mercyhurst junior forward Ben Cottreau was named Atlantic Hockey Player of the Week. Cottreau returned to the Lakers' lineup after a seven-game absence and scored 2 goals and 4 assists in a two-game sweep of Bentley. Cottreau had three assists in Friday's 7-4 win, and added two goals and another assist in Saturday’s 5-2 victory.

2007-01-19 ... Waterloo (USHL) defenseman Blake Kessel, brother of former Minnesota Gopher and NHL first-rounder Phil Kessel, has committed to New Hampshire, starting in the fall of 2008.

2007-01-16 ... North Dakota junior defenseman Robbie Bina was named WCHA Defensive Player of the Week. Bina blocked three shots and contributed four scoring points in the Fighting Sioux’s 3-3 tie and 4-0 win against Alaska-Anchorage on Friday and Saturday night. He scored his fourth goal of the season in Saturday's win.

2007-01-16 ... Denver freshman center Tyler Ruegsegger was named WCHA Rookie of the Week after scoreing three goals, including two game-winners, to give the Pioneers a two-game non-conference sweep over visiting Niagara. Ruegsegger was also named the game’s First Star on both nights.

2007-01-15 ... RIT junior defenseman Brent Patry was named Atlantic Hockey Player of the Week. Patry registered six points - five goals and an assist - while leading the Tigers to three wins and first place in the Atlantic Hockey standings.

2007-01-15 ... Notre Dame freshman Ryan Thang has been named CCHA Rookie of the Week. Thang scored two goals and an assist in a weekend road sweep of Lake Superior State and extended his current goal-scoring streak to four straight games, the longest for any Fighting Irish player this season.

2007-01-15 ... St. Lawrence senior center Kyle Rank was named ECAC Player of the Week. Rank registered five points on the weekend scoring three goals and two assists while figuring in both game winning-goals in wins over Cornell and Colgate.

2007-01-15 ... Boston College sophomore forward Benn Ferriero was named Hockey East Player of the Week. Ferriero scored four goals and two assists in two wins over Merrimack, earning his first career career hat trick in Friday night's 6-1 win.

2007-01-15 ... Alabama-Huntsville senior forward David Nimmo was named CHA Offensive Player of the Week. Nimmo had a hand in three of UAH’s five goals in the weekend split with Robbert Morris, scoring both a goal and an assist in Saturday’s win.

2007-01-12 ... Maine freshmen forwards Zach Sill and Tyler Czuba have each left the team and the school. According to coach Tim Whitehead, the players made their decision after they were suspended by Whitehead for an unspecified reason. Sill had a goal and an assist in six games this season. Czuba played three games, earning one assist.

2007-01-12 ... Defenseman Dustin DeGagne has decided to leave Union. He intends to transfer to a Division III school. A 21-year old freshman, DeGagne played in two games this season.

2007-01-09 ... Mason Raymond, who helped Minnesota-Duluth to a sweep of Michigan Tech, was named WCHA co-Offensive Player of the Week. Raymond, a sophomore left winger, set up UMD's first goal in Friday's 2-1 overtime win and then scored once -- the game-winner which broke a 3-3 third-period tie -- and assisted on another tally the following night. St. Cloud State's Andrew Gordon was also named.

2007-01-09 ... Sophomore forward Trevor Smith of New Hampshire has been named Hockey East Player of the Week. Smith, who won the award for the second time this season, totaled four points (three goals, assist) with a plus-2 rating last week in two wins over Vermont.

2007-01-07 ... Nick Dodge, who led Clarkson to a 5-0 mark and its first perfect monthly record in seven years, is the CSTV/Hockey Commissioners' Association National Division I Player of the Month for December. The junior captain scored 11 points on five goals and six assists.

2007-01-06 ... Matt Martello, who had two goals in 18 games as a freshman for Lake Superior this season, was dismissed from the team, according to coach Jim Roque. Martello, speaking to reporters in Kitchener, Ont., where he junior the Kitchener Rangers major junior team, said he was not dismissed, but instead left school because he just wanted to be a hockey player.

2007-01-06 ... Mike Radja, New Hampshire's leading goal scorer, will miss at least a month with a torn medial collateral ligament in his knee. He incurred the injury on a knee-to-knee hit with a Western Michigan player during the consolation game of the Florida College Classic last Saturday, but wasn't sure the severity of the injury until the middle of the week.

2007-01-03 ... Denver's Rhett Rakhshani and Alaska-Anchorage's Paul Crowder were named WCHA co-Rookie of the Week. Rakhshani was MVP with three assists in the Denver Cup championship.

2007-01-03 ... Joe Fallon was named the Hockey East Defensive Player of the Week, and Defensive Player of the Month. The Vermont junior made 21 stops in a 3-0 victory over Rensselaer on Friday on his way to being named to the Catamount Cup All-Tournament Team. It was Fallon’s fourth shutout this season and it also marked the 15th shutout in his career.

2007-01-03 ... Alex Goligoski was named WCHA Defensive Player of the Week, following Minnesota's two-win showing at the Dodge Holiday Classic. The Minnesota junior recorded a four-point weekend with to help the top-ranked Golden Gophers.

2007-01-03 ... Mike Radja, who had seven points (3-4--7) and a plus-4 rating in December was named Hockey East Player of the Month. The New Hampshire junior came up big with two goals, including the game-winner, in a crucial Hockey East tilt against Vermont on Dec. 3.

2007-01-03 ... Teddy Purcell was named Hockey East Rookie of the Month. He had at least one point in all five December games for Maine, with eight points overall. Purcell had two goals and one assist against Cornell in the final of the Florida College Classic, and earned tournament MVP honors.

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