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2008




2008-12-12 ... Brown freshman Garrett Noiles has left the team, for an undisclosed reason. The 6-foot-3 forward from Carlisle, Ontario, had played in one game this season, registering no points.

2008-12-10 ... St. Cloud State right winger Ryan Lasch, who produced five scoring points and factored in on both game-winning goals while leading the Huskies to a home-and-home sweep of conference rival and No. 11-ranked Minnesota State, is the WCHA Offensive Player of the Week.

2008-12-10 ... North Dakota freshman goalie Brad Eidsness has been named WCHA Rookie of the Week for his performance in UND’s non-conference sweep at Harvard last weekend. Eidsness, a native of Chestermere, Alberta, turned aside 72 of the 76 shots (.947 save percentage) he faced over the weekend, enabling the Fighting Sioux to earn their first series sweep of the season.

2008-12-09 ... The CCHA named Notre Dame senior goaltender Jordan Pearce the goaltender of the week. In two games at Ferris State, Pearce stopped 55-of-56 shots (.982 save percentage) as the Irish took 3-1 and 1-0 wins against the Bulldogs on the road at Big Rapids, Mich. Saturday night’s shutout was his second of the season and the sixth of his Notre Dame career.

2008-12-09 ... Junior goaltender Brian Foster was named Hockey East Co-Defensive Player of the Week. Foster, who earns this award for the second time this season, shares the honor with Boston University goalie Kieran Millan. Foster had 48 saves on the weekend in a pair of wins over No. 17 UMass-Lowell.

2008-12-09 ... Sophomore forward Broc Little, who is tied for the Yale lead with 12 points, was named ECAC Offensive Player of the Week after netting three goals and five points on Dec. 5 and 6 against RPI and Union. The Bulldog center had a goal and two assists in the win over RPI on Dec. 5 and then had both of Yale's goals in the Dec. 6 loss to Union.

2008-12-05 ... Ohio State goaltender Dustin Carlson was named National Player of the Month. Carlson has turned around the Buckeyes' goaltending fortunes in the past four weeks, and rejuvenated Ohio State in the process.

2008-12-05 ... Jordan Schroeder, expected to be a first-round pick in next year's NHL Draft, was named National Rookie of the Month. The Minnesota freshman scored 13 points with seven goals and six assists in the Gophers’ nine games during November, and leads all rookie players in Division I hockey with 19 points through 14 games played. ... In addition, Minnesota forward Ryan Stoa was named WCHA Player of the Month.

2008-12-03 ... Denver sophomore goaltender Marc Cheverie and freshman forward Joe Colborne were honored today by the WCHA for their efforts in Denver’s nonconference wins against Colgate (6-1) and Air Force (4-1). Cheverie was named Defensive Player of the Week, while Colborne was named co-Rookie of the Week.

2008-12-03 ... Boston College senior Brock Bradford has earned Hockey East Player of the Month honors for November. The Burnaby, British Columbia, resident registered seven goals and 13 points in eight games, including back-to-back four-point performances against Merrimack (11/14) and New Hampshire (11/15). He recorded at least one point in seven of eight November games and scored at least one goal four times, including his first career hat trick against the Warriors. The 5-foot-9-inch forward scored two game-winning goals and one power-play goal in the month. To date, the captain has recorded 22 points – 13 goals and nine assists – in 14 games.

2008-12-03 ... Junior forward Josh Heidinger and freshman goaltender Dan Morrison were recognized for their play during the month of November, earning Atlantic Hockey monthly accolades. Heidinger was named the league’s Player of the Month, while Morrison picked up Rookie of the Month. Heidinger tallied nine points, four goals and five assists during the month, earning Atlantic Hockey Player of the Week honors twice in November. The junior opened the month with his first career hat trick (and fifth in program’s history) against AIC. Morrison anchored the Canisius defense during the month, posting a 3-1-1 record in goal with a 1.77 goals against average and a .939 save percentage. The freshman opened the month with his first collegiate victory and also posted his first career shutout and a tie against ECAC power Clarkson during the month.

2008-12-03 ... Notre Dame freshman right wing Billy Maday has been selected as the CCHA rookie of the month for November. Maday scored 11 points during the month, getting seven goals with four assists to help the Irish to a 7-0-2 record. Of his seven goals, five came on the power play.

2008-12-02 ... Sophomore forward Brandon Cummings helped lead Canisius to 3-of-4 points against Clarkson of the ECAC and for his efforts, he was named Atlantic Hockey Player of the Week. Cummings led the Griffs with three points and two goals during the weekend series. He scored a career-best two goals in the opener, helping give the Griffs the early advantage en route to a 4-3 overtime victory. In the finale, Cummings posted an assist on the team’s first goal of a 2-2 draw.

2008-12-02 ... The CCHA named Notre Dame freshman right wing Billy Maday and sophomore left wing Calle Ridderwall the rookie and offensive player of the week, respectively. Maday had two goals and added an assist for a three-point weekend while Ridderwall had five points (two goals and three assists) in Notre Dame’s 4-1 win and 3-3 tie at home against Western Michigan on Nov. 28-29.

2008-12-01 ... Boston College’s Barry Almeida has earned Hockey East Rookie of the Week. The freshman forward registered two points – one game-winning goal and one assist – in victories over Harvard (11/28) and Dartmouth (11/30). Almeida scored the sudden-victory goal with 1:14 left in the overtime period to lift the visiting Eagles to a 2-1 win over the Big Green in Hanover, N.H. on Sunday. He assisted on Matt Price’s third-period score in the team’s 5-1 home win over the Crimson two nights earlier.

2008-11-28 ... Alaska-Anchorage forward Tommy Grant, who led all league players with five scoring points last weekend while helping the Seawolves to a victory and one-goal overtime defeat against defending league champion and No. 3-ranked Colorado College, is the WCHA Offensive Player of the Week.

2008-11-28 ... Maine’s Paul Kariya was named Hockey East’s Best Playmaker as the league continues its 25th Anniversary celebration. Kariya was chosen in a vote comprised of Hockey East fans and members of the league’s 25th Anniversary Committee. “I’m sure this won’t be the only recognition for Paul during our 25th celebration,” said commissioner Joe Bertagna. “He may very well have been the most exciting player we have ever had and his playmaking, as the fans have noted, was second to none.” Kariya, the 1993 Hobey Baker Award winner, left an indelible mark upon the league in only a season-and-a-half of play. He registered a 100-point season as a freshman in 1992-93 to set Maine’s all-time record in both points and assists (75). Kariya won both the Hockey East Player of the Year and Rookie of the Year in 1992-93 season.

2008-11-25 ... Matt Donovan (Edmond, Okla.), Adam Murray (Anchorage, Alaska), Shawn Ostrow (Calgary, Alberta), Paul Phillips (Darien, Ill.), Drew Shore (Denver) and William Wrenn (Anchorage, Alaska) have signed National Letters of Intent to attend the University of Denver and play hockey for the Pioneers.

2008-11-25 ... The CCHA named Notre Dame junior defenseman Brett Blatchford and senior center Christian Hanson as the CCHA’s defensive and offensive players of the week, respectively. Blatchford recorded four assists on the weekend and was plus-3, while Hanson turned in a six-point weekend with two goals and one assist in each game.

2008-11-25 ... Air Force junior center Jeff Hajner was named the Atlantic Hockey Association Player of the Week for his performance in a two-game league sweep of Sacred Heart, Nov. 21-22. Hajner, from Las Vegas, Nev., had three goals and three assists for six points.

2008-11-24 ... Vermont junior Viktor Stålberg was named the Hockey East Player of the Week. Stålberg scored a shorthanded goal, registered three assists and had eight shots on a goal as the Catamounts swept No. 2 Boston University on the weekend. It was the first time a team had swept a weekend series at BU in 16 years.

2008-11-21 ... Michigan received national letters of intent from three forwards in the U.S. National Team Development Program: Kevin Lynch of Grosse Pointe,Mich.; A.J. Treais of Bloomfield Hills, Mich.; and Chris Brown of Flower Mound, Texas. Brown, a 6-foot-2-inch forward is predicted to be a first- or second-round pick in the upcoming NHL Draft.

2008-11-21 ... Despite recently losing a couple of recruits who rescinded verbal commiments, Wisconsin inked five players to National Letters of Intent. Among the group are Derek Lee (North Vancouver, British Columbia), Justin Schultz (Westbank, British Columbia.), Keegan Meuer (Verona, Wis.), Craig Smith (Madison, Wis.) and Tyler Barnes (Eagan, Minn.). The incoming class consists of two players – Lee and Schultz - who currently play in the British Columbia Hockey League, while the balance of the class, including Meuer, Smith and Barnes, currently skates for the Waterloo Black Hawks of the Unites State Hockey League.

2008-11-20 ... Notre Dame has signed five players to National Letters-of-Intent: defensemen Sam Calabrese (Park Ridge, Ill.) and Cam Fowler (Farmington Hills, Mich.), and along with forwards Nick Larson (Apple Valley, Minn.), Kyle Palmieri (Montvale, N.J.) and Riley Sheahan (St. Catharines, Ont.).

2008-11-19 ... Jase Weslosky and Alex Kangas, goaltenders for St. Cloud State and Minnesota, respective, have been WCHA Defensive Players of the Week. The junior Weslosky led the Huskies to back-to-back victories over league rival and No. 4-ranked Denver on Nov. 14-15. He chalked up 23 saves in a 4-2 win last Friday and then had 25 more in SCSU’s 2-1 triumph over the Pioneers last Saturday. In addition, Weslosky also blanked DU on 10 of their 11 power-play attempts in the series. He is a draftee of the NHL’s New York Islanders.

2008-11-17 ... Boston College captain Brock Bradford is Hockey East Player of the Week. Bradford registered eight points – five goals and three assists – in two games over the weekend. He scored his first collegiate hat trick and added one assist in a 5-5 tie at Merrimack, and totaled two goals and two assists in an 8-6 home win over New Hampshire. Bradford has recorded 19 points and 12 goals through 10 games. He leads the nation in goals and is tied with Air Force forwards Brent Olson and Jacques Lamoureux for the lead in points.

2008-11-17 ... Quinnipiac senior Bryan Leitch was named the ECAC Hockey Player of the Week. Leitch entered the weekend without a goal scored in eight games, but led the team in assists with six. Against Union, Leitch tallied the first hat trick of his career while also assisting on two more goals.

2008-11-17 ... Bowling Green sophomore forward David Solway has been named the CCHA Offensive Player of the Week. The Green Bay, Wis., native scored both goals in BG's 2-1 win over Northern Michigan on Friday. His first goal of the game came with just 1:40 left in regulation time sending the game to overtime. He then ended the contest with a marker at 1:57 of the extra period, his first game-winner of the season and third of his career.

2008-11-17 ... Josh Heidinger was named Atlantic Hockey Player of the Week, while Canisius teammates Dan Morrison earned Goaltender of the Week honors and Dave Kostuch picked up Rookie of the Week. Heidinger was named Player of the Week for the second time in three weeks. The junior recorded five points in the two games against Connecticut.

2008-11-12 ... Four players signed letters of intent to Minnesota State during the NCAA early signing period: goaltender Kevin Murdock (Bradenton, Fla.,/Lincoln (USHL)), defenseman Danny Heath (Glendale, Ariz./Tri-City (USHL)) and forwards Tyler Pitlick (Centerville, Minn./Centennial (USHS)) and Eli Zuck (Anchorage, Alaska/Tri-City (USHL)).

2008-11-12 ... Boston College goaltending recruit Brandon Maxwell has decided to leave the U.S. National Program and go to the Major Junior Ontario Hockey League. That means Maxwell will not be going to BC.

2008-11-11 ... Denver goaltender Marc Cheverie, who backstopped the Pioneers to a two-game sweep over visiting league rival Minnesota-Duluth last weekend, is the WCHA Defensive Player of the Week. Cheverie allowed just one even-strength goal in the two games, posted four shutout periods, and stopped 61 of 63 shots on goal for a .968 saves percentage. He stopped 34 of 35 shots on goal in the series opener and led DU’s penalty-killing units to a 5-for-5 effort. Cheverie then came back last Saturday to stop 27 of 28 UMD shots on goal, allowing only a power-play goal late in the second period.

2008-11-11 ... For the second straight week, Minnesota forward Jordan Schroeder has been named the WCHA Rookie of the Week. The Prior Lake, Minn., native helped the Gophers post a win and a tie in a series against fifth-ranked New Hampshire last weekend. He scored Minnesota's first goal in Friday's 2-2 tie with the Wildcats and then assisted the Gophers' two first period goals in Saturday’s 6-2 victory. Schroeder leads all rookie players in Division I hockey in scoring with three goals and eight assists for 11 points.

2008-11-11 ... Colorado College right winger Eric Walsky, who scored four goals to lead his No. 2-ranked Tigers to a 7-4 conference victory over visiting league rival North Dakota last Saturday night, is the WCHA Offensive Player of the Week. Walsky twice brought Colorado College back from deficits in the game on Nov. 7, scoring a tying power-play goal in the first period and another tying goal in the second period. He then completed his hat trick by scoring the eventual game-winning goal at 14:04 of the second and then added an insurance goal at 8:51 of the third as the Tigers earned a 7-4 win over the Fighting Sioux.

2008-11-11 ... Sophomore goalie Joe Calvi has been named the Atlantic Hockey Goalie of the Week. Calvi led the Bentley hockey team to a 1-0 win over Connecticut last Friday night by saving 24 shots and earning his third career shutout in the process.

2008-11-11 ... Dartmouth fowards sophomore Scott Fleming and freshman Doug Jones, along with Cornell junior goaltender Ben Scrivens have been selected as ECAC Hockey Weekly Award Honorees.

2008-11-07 ... Beginning with this Saturday’s Wisconsin men’s hockey game against Michigan Tech, Time Warner Cable Sports channel 32 and Charter Main Street channel 87 will air nine live UW men’s hockey contests throughout the State of Wisconsin. In LaCrosse, the games will air on WKBT-TV. Each of Wisconsin’s live telecasts airing in Madison on either WISC-TV or My Madison TV will also air in on the two cable systems, complimenting the live local television coverage. See CHN's Complete Schedule.

2008-11-07 ... Nathan Ziemski, a former All-American and national champion collegiate goaltender, has been named the volunteer goaltending coach at Minnesota. Ziemski replaces former Gopher standout Robb Stauber, who resigned prior to the season after nine seasons with the program. Ziemski, a graduate of Duluth Central High School, works with Stauber as a goaltending instructor at Stauber's Goalcrease in Blaine, Minn. Ziemski played at Wisconsin-Superior from 2000-03 and was an NCAA Division III first-team All-American goaltender in both 2000-01 and 2002-03. He also helped the Yellowjackets to the NCAA Division III championship in 2001-02. Ziemski holds UW-Superior’s career records for wins, goals against average and save percentage.

2008-11-07 ... The CCHA named Daultan Leveille of Michigan State the Rookie of the Month for October. Leveille leads MSU with three goals and five points in seven games, helping the Spartans to a 4-2-1 record. Two of his goals are game winners. The 5-foot-11, 160-pound forward finished the month with a plus-2 rating. Leveille, a 2008 first-round NHL draft pick of Atlanta, started off his collegiate career with two assists. The 18-year old forward scored his first goal in his second conference game, Oct. 25 vs. Northern Michigan, and followed it up with his first career two-goal game on Oct. 31 vs. Western Michigan.

2008-11-07 ... Junior goaltender Brian Foster of New Hampshire was Hockey East Goalie of the Month for October. Foster played all six games in the month and went 4-1-1 with wins over three nationally ranked teams. He stopped 30-plus shots on four occasions and allowed two goals or fewer in five out of six starts. He totaled a season-high 38 saves in a 1-1 tie against UMass and recorded a shutout of Rensselaer on Oct. 27.

2008-11-07 ... Air Force sophomore center Jacques Lamoureux was named the Hockey Commissioner’s Association National Division I Player of the Month for October. Lamoureux, a sophomore center from Grand Forks, N.D., has scored a point in every game this season. He leads the nation in goals (11), points (19), power-play goals (7) and game-winners. He scored eight goals and had 15 points and was a plus-11 in seven games in the month of October. In the first game of November, he scored a hat trick and added an assist.

2008-11-07 ... Atlantic Hockey earned a clean sweep of the monthly Hockey Commissioners’ Association awards. Canisius' Dave Kostuch was named National Rookie of the Month for October. Kostuch, who was also named the Atlantic Hockey Rookie of the Month, tallied five points and four goals during October. His four goals in his first month of play were tied for the most by any rookie in the country.

2008-11-04 ... Michigan sophomore forward Aaron Palushaj has been named the CCHA Player of the Month for October. Palushaj, a 19-year-old from Northville, Mich., led the Wolverines in scoring with six goals in October to tie for the CCHA lead with teammate Louie Caporusso. He recorded a point in six of seven games, including multiple points on four occasions. The Wolverines have scored 24 goals as a team with Palushaj being involved in 50 percent of the scoring. Overall, the sophomore is third in the nation with 12 points, has a shooting percentage of .353 and five of his six goals have come at even strength.

2008-11-04 ... Tommy Grant, who scored three goals in a series split at league-rival Michigan Tech, is the WCHA Offensive Player of the Week. The Alaska-Anchorage forward is tied for the lead in conference goal scoring with six and has nine points in the first eight games of the 2008-09 season.

2008-11-04 ... Richard Bachman, who backstopped No. 1-ranked Colorado College to three of four points in a conference home-and-home series with arch-rival Denver last weekend, is the WCHA Defensive Player of the Week. The 5-foot-10, 165-pound sophomore stopped 84 of 88 shots on goal in the series, limited the Pioneers to just one power-play goal in 19 man-advantage attempts, and earned the No. 1 star of the game both nights. He had 44 saves in a 2-2 overtime tie at Denver, and then had 40 stops in Colorado College’s 3-2 victory over DU last Sunday in Colorado Springs.

2008-11-04 ... Jordan Schroeder, who produced five points while helping lead Minnesota to a three-point series against Minnesota State last weekend, is the WCHA Rookie of the Week. The center scored two goals and set up three others while firing 11 shots on goal as league-leading Minnesota stretched its season-opening unbeaten streak to six games at 4-0-2. He assisted on all three of UM’s goals in last Friday’s tie and won 24 of his 29 faceoffs.

2008-11-03 ... Spencer Heichman was named the ECAC Hockey Rookie of the Week. The Quinnipiac forward was the only Bobcats player to total a point in both games last week. Against Mass.-Lowell, Heichman scored Quinnipiac’s only goal in a 4-1 loss. Heichman followed with a two-assist night in Quinnipiac’s 4-1 win over Connecticut in the Bobcats’ home opener.

2008-11-03 ... Notre Dame senior goaltender Jordan Pearce and freshman right wing Billy Maday have been selected as the CCHA’s goaltender and rookie of the week respectively. Pearce backstopped Notre Dame to the two wins on the weekend, stopping 43-of-47 shots. ... Maday who scored a goal with two assists on the weekend for three points while being plus-1 in the series.

2008-11-01 ... Nico Sacchetti and Jake Hansen of Minnesota have been suspended by coach Don Lucia for a violation of team rules. The violation was unspecified, but both sat out the Oct. 31 game against Minnesota State. They both returned on Nov. 1.

2008-10-28 ... Minnesota swept the WCHA Players of the Week as Ryan Stoa and goalie Alex Kangas were both honored following the Gophers' three-point weekend at Wisconsin. Stoa scored three goals on the weekend, and is off to a hot start after missing last season with an injury.

2008-10-22 ... Zach Harrison, a junior forward at Minnesota State, has been named WCHA Defensive Player of the Week for Oct. 16-17. Harrison made history by scoring three shorthanded goals in a row over the span of the second and third period in a 5-1 win over North Dakota.

2008-10-22 ... Denver freshman defenseman Patrick Wiercioch has been named WCHA Rookie of the Week for Oct. 21-27. The 6-foot-4, 185-pound Wiercioch tallied two goals and two assists in the sweep over Wisconsin. In a 6-5 win last Friday night, he netted two goals, including the game-winner, and added one assist for his first collegiate three-point game.

2008-10-21 ... Forward Kevin Clark, who produced four points while earning Most Outstanding Player honors at the Brice Alaska Goal Rush last weekend in Fairbanks, has been named WCHA Offensive Player of the Week. He produced four points in the two wins, on two goals and two assists.

2008-10-20 ... Goaltender Brian Foster was named Hockey East Defensive Player of the Week. The New Hampshire junior Foster posted a pair of wins including his third career shutout against Rensselaer and a critical Hockey East win over Boston University. Foster made 47 saves on 48 shots and has allowed one goal or less in each of his starts this season.

2008-10-20 ... Two Air Force players earned Atlantic Hockey honors after the sweep of Bemidji State, Oct. 17-18. Sophomore center Jacques Lamoureux was named the AHA Player of the Week while junior goaltender Andrew Volkening was named the AHA Goaltender of the Week. Lamoureux scored six points in the two-game series vs. the Beavers. The Grand Forks, N.D., native had three goals and three assists and scored the game-winner in both games. Volkening allowed just two goals in the series, both in the first game.

2008-10-20 ... Quinnipiac junior forward Brandon Wong, Clarkson freshman goaltender Paul Karpowich and St. Lawrence junior goaltender Alex Petizian have been selected as ECAC Hockey Weekly Award Honorees.

2008-10-15 ... Denver freshman forward Luke Salazar was named WCHA Rookie of the Week for Oct. 14-20 as a result of his play in a victory over Notre Dame last Saturday in the annual U.S. Hockey Hall of Fame Game at Magness Arena in Denver. The 5-foot-7, 150-pound Salazar scored his first two collegiate goals – one of which was the eventual game-winner – and added one assist as the host Pioneers upended the Fighting Irish, 5-2.

2008-10-15 ... Alaska center Dion Knelsen was named CCHA Offensive Player of the Week after he helped the Nanooks capture the title in the Kendall Hockey Classic in Anchorage. Knelsen was named the tournament’s Most Outstanding Player after contributing four assists in a 2-2 tie with Northeastern on Friday and a 5-0 win over Connecticut on Saturday.

2008-10-14 ... After helping Boston University open its 2008-09 season by claiming the Ice Breaker Invitational title, sophomore Kevin Shattenkirk has been named the Hockey East Player of the Week. Shattenkirk scored a goal in each of the Terriers' wins over No. 5 North Dakota and No. 11 Michigan State. Shattenkirk was instrumental in leading the Terriers to their second Ice Breaker title, scoring two goals -- including the game-winner against Michigan State -- and bolstering a defense that held both the Spartans and the Fighting Sioux to one goal each. He was named to the All-Ice Breaker Team and posted a plus-4 rating for the tournament.

2008-10-14 ... Quinnipiac senior wing Bryan Leitch was named the ECAC Hockey Player of the Week on Oct.14, 2008. The senior forward totaled three goals and two assists in Quinnipiac's exhibition win over the Prince Edward Island on Oct. 9.

2008-10-13 ... Junior Andrew Loewen earned Atlantic Hockey Goaltender of the Week honors after leading Canisius to a victory over CCHA foe Ferris State. Loewen recorded 50 saves in the Griffs’ 5-2 victory over the Bulldogs. The win marked the first for Canisius against one of the four original conferences. The junior stopped the last 39 shots he faced, including 21 in the third period as the Bulldogs attempted to mount a comeback. His 50 saves are the most by a Griff since Loewen set a school record with 61 saves against Miami on Oct. 14, 2006.

2008-10-13 ... Air Force senior Brent Olson was named the Atlantic Hockey Player of the Week as he helped lead Air Force to a series sweep of Sacred Heart in a two-game series. The forward from Baudette, Minn., tallied five points on one goal and four assists in the series.

2008-10-08 ... Shea Guthrie broke his hand and will miss a month of action. The Clarkson senior forward has scored 9, 8 and 9 goals in his three seasons, playing over 30 games per year. He is a draft pick of the New York Islanders in 2005.

2008-10-06 ... Quinnipiac raised over $27,000 to support medical research in the fight against children's cancer, through a Blades & Shaves event last Saturday. Most of the team, and coach Rand Pecknold, had their heads shaved in front of the TD Banknorth Sports Center following the team’s annual Blue & Gold game. For more information about the event visit www.stbaldricks.org. Deb Placey, a television sports reporter who covers the New York Islanders and New York Rangers for Fox Sports Net New York (FSNY) and the Madison Square Garden (MSG), served as the emcee. Former longtime National Hockey League referee and current ECAC Hockey Director of Officiating Paul Stewart was also on hand during the first intermission of the Blue & Gold Game to sign free photo cards for fans. Stewart, a cancer survivor, is an official spokesperson for the NHL’s “Hockey Fights Cancer” campaign.

2008-09-23 ... Frank Novoch has been named an assistant coach at Bowling Green, replacing Todd Reirden. Novock was an assistant coach at Wayne State for two seasons. He played for Western Michigan from 1995-99.

2008-09-10 ... Trevor Large, an assistant coach at American International for the last two years and a graduate of Ferris State, has been added to the Army hockey staff.

2008-09-10 ... Ben Barr, a Rensselaer graduate, has been added to the Union coaching staff by head coach Nate Leaman.

2008-09-04 ... Michael Zucker is the new volunteer assistant hockey coach at Denver. Zucker arrives at DU after spending the last three years as an assistant coach with the Western Hockey League’s (WHL) Everett Silvertips.

2008-08-18 ... Bowling Green has lost another assistant coach. Todd Reirden has been named an assistant coach for the American Hockey League's Wilkes-Barre/Scranton Penguins. Reirden will be working under former Falcon Dan Bylsma, who is Wilkes-Barre's new head coach.

2008-08-18 ... Colorado College assistant Norm Bazin accepted the head coaching position at Division III Hamilton College.

2008-08-06 ... Steve Piotrowski has been named NCAA Ice Hockey Rules Committee secretary-rules editor. Piotrowski replaces former St. John's coach John Harrington, who announced his departure in April to coach professionally in Switzerland. Piotrowski served as a NCAA on-ice official with the league for 26 years before retiring last year to become director of officials for the Central Collegiate Hockey Association (CCHA). Piotrowski officiated in the Division I Menís Ice Hockey Championship 14 times, including six national championship games. Piotrowski also served the International Ice Hockey Federation (IIHF) as a referee in World Championship and World Junior Championship events.

2008-08-06 ... Casey Jones has been named to Cornell's coaching staff as an assistant. Jones, who played four years at Cornell culminating in 1990, was an assistant coach briefly at his alma mater. He then moved on to Clarkson, and then to Ohio State, where he has remained for a decade, helping lead the Buckeyes to their only Frozen Four appearance in 1998. Jones returns to the Big Red, replacing Brent Brekke, who left to become an assistant at Miami.

2008-07-30 ... Guy Perron, a 1990 Maine graduate and last year's top assistant, along with long-time assistant Grant Standbrook, are leaving the Black Bears program. That leaves Maine with only last year's graduate assistant, Dan Kerluke, in the fold. Perron is leaving to become an NHL scout with Colorado. Standbrook, long-considered a recruiting guru, stepped back last year to a more limited role. Last season, Maine struggled to its worst record under Tim Whitehead, and failed to make the Hockey East tournament.

2008-07-27 ... Western Michigan assistant Chris Brooks has resigned to take a position as head coach of the Rio Grande Valley Killer Bees in the Central League, minor pro.

2008-07-23 ... Michigan State has announced that Damon Whitten will join the Spartan staff as the Director of Hockey Operations. He replaces Keith McKittrick, who joined the staff of the Stanley Cup Champion Detroit Red Wings earlier in the month. Whitten, a Spartan letterwinner from 1998-2001 and an alternate captain as a senior, has coached not only as a graduate assistant for the Spartans, but also as an assistant at Wayne State and Alaska- Anchorage.

2008-07-07 ... Bowling Green has announced that former Falcon player and graduate assistant Dennis Williams has been named its new assistant coach, replacing Doug Schueller who was named head coach at Division III Saint John's in May.

2008-06-28 ... New Alaska-Fairbanks coach Dallas Ferguson has rounded out his staff by naming two assistant coaches -- Lance West and Brian Meisner. West was an assistant at Alabama-Huntsville for seven years, but after being passed over for that school's head coaching vacancy, he went to UAF to become video coordinator last year. Meisner was an assistant at Connecticut last year, and had previously coached in the minors.

2008-06-27 ... Colgate University assistant men’s hockey coach Andrew Dickson has accepted a position as a professional scout with the NHL’s Columbus Blue Jackets, head coach Don Vaughan announced on Friday, June 27. Dickson will resign his position with the Raiders effective at the end of July.

2008-06-22 ... Brent Brekke has left Cornell, where he was an assistant coach, to take the same role at Miami. He replaces Jeff Blashill, who left Miami to take the job as coach and general manager at Indiana of the USHL.

2008-06-17 ... Ed Warner, equipment manager for Colorado College's men's hockey team, and formerly at Union, passed away from a massive stroke. He was 35 years old.

2008-06-17 ... Rob Haberbusch, who has served a number of roles during his five years as a member of the Army hockey coaching staff, has been promoted to Associate Head Coach.

2008-06-16 ... Dartmouth assistant coach Dave Peters was promoted to associated head coach by head coach Bob Gaudet.

2008-06-16 ... Luke Cain, the Union freshman who saw his season end last Nov. 9 with a broken right tibia, has received a medical redshirt from the NCAA. This means he has four years of eligibility still remaining.

2008-06-13 ... Brett Larson was named an assistant coach at Minnesota-Duluth, his alma mater. He replaces Lee Davidson, who resigned in March after six seasons.

2008-06-13 ... Sebastien Laplante has been named assistant coach at Northeastern, his alma mater. Laplante, a 1995 graduate, has been coaching in the junior hockey ranks for the past five seasons after completing his pro hockey career.

2008-05-30 ... Danny Brooks stepped down as assistant coach at Brown. He took the same position with Drummondville of the Quebec Major Junior Hockey League.

2008-05-19 ... Bowling Green assistant Doug Schueller has been named the new head coach at St. John's University. He replaces John Harrington, the 1980 U.S. Olympic team member who resigned after last season. Schueller, a 2001 graduate, was coaching at Bowling Green the last two seasons following time as an assistant with the Sioux Falls Stampede.

2008-05-09 ... Michigan State has promoted assistant coach Brian Renfrew to Associate Head Coach for the hockey program. Renfrew just completed his fifth season on the Spartan staff.

2008-04-02 ... Minnesota-Duluth assistant coach Lee Davidson has stepped down from his post to spend more time with his family. Davidson, 39, came to UMD in 2002 after spending three years as a volunteer assistant at North Dakota, where he played from 1986-90. Davidson was the last player to score four goals in an NCAA game before Michigan's Kevin Porter did it last weekend.

2008-03-24 ... Colgate senior hockey captain Jesse Winchester signed a one-year contract with the National Hockey League's Ottawa Senators on Monday. Winchester finished this season second on the team in scoring, with 37 points in 40 games. Winchester, who did not play in Saturday's consolation game against Cornell because of an undisclosed injury, will join the Senators immediately. He will still graduate in May with a geography degree by completing his school work online.

2008-03-14 ... The CCHA announced the top three finalists for the six major individual awards that will be presented on Thursday, March 20 at the Fox Theatre in downtown Detroit. The finalists for Player of the Year are Miami senior Ryan Jones, Michigan senior Kevin Porter and Michigan State junior Jeff Lerg. The three finalists for Coach of the Year are Bob Daniels of Ferris State, Enrico Blasi of Miami and Michigan's Red Berenson. Three skaters were named finalists for Rookie of the Year honors: Miami's Carter Camper, Max Pacioretty of Michigan and Michigan State's Jeff Petry.

2008-03-14 ... ECAC announced the seven finalists for 2007-08 Male Student-Athlete of the Year. Each school was asked to nominate a top scholar athlete who met the following requirements: a minimum cumulative GPA of 3.50 on a 4.00 scale through the fall term.The finalists for the award are: Mark Anderson (Colgate), Colin Greening (Cornell), Andrew Lord (Rensselar), Donald MacDonald (Harvard), Chris Potts (Union), David Robertson (Brown), and Landis Stankievech (Princeton). The winner to be announced at the league's annual banquet held on March 20.

2008-03-14 ... One hundred fifty-three student athletes representing the ECAC's 12 men's programs were named to the 2008 ECAC All-Academic team. 81 of this year's student-athletes were also named to the team last year and 31 have the distinction of receiving the honor the last three seasons. Of the 12 institutions, Brown leads the way with 21 honorees, followed by Rensselaer with 18, and Colgate and Harvard with 15. Players are eligible for the All-Academic team if they earn a cumulative grade point average of at least a 3.00 on a 4.00 scale or have a GPA over 3.00 over the past three semesters.

2008-03-12 ... Canisius College head ice hockey coach Dave Smith will continue to lead the Golden Griffins program through 2010-11 after agreeing to a contract extension, Director of Athletics Bill Maher announced. Smith recently completed his third year with Canisius, helping guide the team to a sixth-place finish in Atlantic Hockey. "Dave has done an outstanding job leading our program and his efforts have earned him this extension," Maher said. "He has dedicated himself to building a championship program at Canisius College. The hard work that Dave and his staff have put in has been evident in the teamís improvement on the ice and through their involvement in the community."

2008-03-12 ... Maine captain Travis Ramsey has signed an amateur tryout contract with the Manitoba Moose, the AHL affiliate of the Vancouver Canucks. Ramsey will join the Moose immediately. Ramsey, who served as captain of the Black Bears this season, saw action in all 34 games. He scored a career-high four goals and added eight assists for 12 points. He played in the final 130 straight games to end his career.

2008-03-11 ... Ron Mason, the all-time winningest coach in NCAA hockey history and former Michigan State athletic director, has been selected to receive the Spartan Hockey 2008 Distinguished Alumnus Award. Mason's 36-year coaching career, 23 seasons of which were spent as the Michigan State head coach, concluded in 2002, when he announced his retirement from coaching and assumed the leadership of the 25-sport athletics department at MSU. In 23 years at Michigan State, he posted a 635-270-69 mark. His career highlights include an NCAA Championship in 1986.

2008-03-11 ... Hockey East honors for the weekend of March 7-9... Boston University senior forward Pete Macarthuter was named Player of the Week after scoring a natural hat-trick in a 6-0 Terriers win at Providence on Friday. Vermont defenseman Dan Lawson was named Rookie of the Week after scoring two goals, including the game-winner, in a 4-3 win at New Hampshire on Saturday. Finally, Massachusetts freshman Paul Dainton was named Goaltender of the Week after stopping a combined 54 shots in a weekend sweep of Merrimack.

2008-03-11 ... Atlantic Hockey honors for the weekend of March 7-9... RIT senior Matt Smith was named Player of the Week after scoring a hat-trick in each of the Tigers' playoff victories against Holy Cross. Smith scored the game-winning goal in overtime on Saturday to send RIT to the league championship weekend at the nearby Blue Cross Arena. Smith's hat-tricks were the first in RIT Division I history. Mercyhurst junior Matt Lundin was named Goaltender of the Week after stopping 69 or 71 shots in a playoff series sweep of Canisius. Finally, Air Force forward Derrick Burnett scored four points (one goal, three assists) over the weekend against Bentley and was named Rookie of the Week.

2008-03-11 ... WCHA honors for the weekend of March 7-9... Colorado College junior forward and Hobey contender Chad Rau was named Offensive Player of the Week after scoring two goals and an assist to help the Tigers to a weekend sweep in a home-and-home series with archrival Denver. With the wins, Colorado College won the WCHA regular season title. A pair of senior goaltenders were named co-Defensive players of the week -- North Dakota's Jean-Phillipe Lamoureux and St. Cloud's Jase Weslosky. The two dueled each other to a pair of overtime ties over the weekend, with Lamoureux stopping 48 of 51 shots and Weslosky turning aside 57 of 60.

2008-03-06 ... Rensselaer head coach Seth Appert has named Mathias Lange his starting goaltender for the start of the ECAC playoffs this weekend. Lange, a junior, had been alternating time between the pipes with senior Jordan Alford. Lange, who has won two of his last three starts, will be in net on Friday night when the Engineers play at Yale in the first game of a best-of-three first round series.

2008-03-06 ... Denver sophomore forward Tyler Ruegsegger expects to return to the Pioneers' lineup this weekend for a home-and-home series against Colorado College. Ruegsegger has missed eight games with a groin injury and had 10 goals and 10 assists in 24 games before his injury. "I haven't had a lot of full contact, but the contact I have had feels fine," Ruegsegger told the Colorado Springs Gazette. "We'll see. Hopefully, it's Friday night. If not, hopefully Saturday."

2008-03-06 ... CHA honors for the weekend of Feb. 29-Mar. 2... Niagara junior forward Vince Rocco was named Offensive Player of the Week after totalling four points in the Purple Eagles' two wins over Robert Morris. Teammate Ryan Annesley was named Defensive Player of the Week after finishing the weekend with a +5 on-ice rating. Finally, Bemidji State forward Ryan Cramer was named Rookie of the Week after scoring three goals and an assist for a four-point weekend in BSU's sweep of Wayne State to clinch the CHA regular-season title.

2008-03-06 ... WCHA honors for the weekend of Feb. 29-Mar. 2... Colorado College senior defenseman Jack Hillen was named Offensive Player of the Week after producing four points in the Tigers' 5-2 win against Minnesota State on Friday night. North Dakota senior goaltender Jean-Phillipe Lamoureux was named Defensive Player of the Week after backstopping the Fighting Sioux to two road wins at Minnesota-Duluth, stopping 50 of 51 shots over the weekend. Finally, Minnesota goaltender Alex Kangas was named Rookie of the Week after leading the Gophers to a 2-2 tie and 4-1 win at Alaska-Anchorage.

2008-03-04 ... CCHA honors for the weekend of Feb. 29-Mar. 2... Michigan State junior forward Justin Abdelkader was named Offensive Player of the Week after recording a hat-trick in the Spartans' win over Bowling Green on Friday. He also added two assists over the weekend. Michigan junior Mark Mitera was named Defenseman of the Week after totalling four assists in the Wolverines' weekend split with Ferris State. Mitera finished the CCHA regular season with a +24 on-ice rating. Western Michigan goaltender Riley Mill stopped 78 of 81 shots in a weekend split with Notre Dame and was named Goaltender of the Week. Finally, Miami forward Andy Miele was named Rookie of the Week after tallying four points (one goal, three assists) in the Redhawks' weekend sweep of Ohio State.

2008-03-04 ... Atlantic Hockey honors for the weekend of Feb. 29-Mar. 2... Canisius sophomore defenseman Chris Forsman was named Player of the Week after tying a league record for points in a game by a defenseman (four -- two goals, two assists). Teammate Vincent Scarsella also totalled four points in the Golden Griffins' weekend series with Mercyhurst and was named Rookie of the Week. Finally, Connecticut sophomore Beau Erickson returned from injury to lead the Huskies to a weekend sweep of Holy Cross, recording a shutout and stopping 52 of 54 shots over the weekend. For his efforts, Erickson was named Goaltender of the Week.

2008-03-04 ... Hockey East honors for the weekend of Feb. 29-Mar. 2... Mass.-Lowell junior forward Mike Potacco was named Player of the Week after scoring four goals in a weekend sweep of Northeastern. Northeastern's Wade MacLeod (five points over the weekend) and Providence's Jordan Kreymr (two goals in a 3-2 win at Boston College) were named Co-Rookies of the Week. Finally, Merrimack sophomore Andrew Braithwaite was named Goaltender of the Week after stopping 72 of 75 shots in a weekend series with New Hampshire, including 35 saves in a 1-1 tie on Saturday night.

2008-02-27 ... WCHA honors for the weekend of Feb. 22-24... Colorado College senior Andreas Vlassopoulos produced a point on four of the Tigers' seven goals this weekend (two goals, two assists) against Minnesota-Duluth and was named Player of the Week for his efforts. Teammmate Richard Bachman was named Goaltender of the Week after posting back-to-back shutouts of the Bulldogs. Bachman stopped all 60 shots on goal in the series for a perfect 1.000 saves percentage while becoming the first Colorado College goaltender in 70 years to post back-to-back shutouts in a two-game road series. Finally, St. Cloud sophomore netminder Jase Weslosky was named Defensive Player of the Week after backstopping the host Huskies to a two-game conference sweep over Michigan Tech. During the weekend, Weslosky stopped 65 of 66 shots on goal.

2008-02-25 ... ECAC honors for the weekend of Feb. 22-24... Princeton junior forward Brett Wilson was named Player of the Week after scoring a goal and an assist in each of the Tigers' league victories over the weekend. He also finished the weekend with a +4 on-ice rating, and Princeton now sits one point out of first place in the ECAC. Dartmouth defenseman Evan Stephens was named Rookie of the Week after tallying four points for the week (one goal, three assists). Stephens is the ECAC's top scoring defenseman. Finally, Harvard sophomore Kyle Richter was named Goaltender of the Week after leading the Crimson to 6-1 and 2-1 victories over Yale and Brown, respectively.

2008-02-25 ... CCHA honors for the weekend of Feb. 22-24... Northern Michigan senior forward Matt Siddall was named Offensive Player of the Week after scoring three goals and adding three assists in the Wildcats' weekend sweep of Nebraska-Omaha. Michigan State freshman Jeff Petry was named Defensive Player of the Week after scoring a goal and two assists in the Spartans' Friday night upset of top-ranked Michigan. Ohio State sophomore Joseph Palmer was named Goaltender of the Week after stopping 58 of 61 shots in the Buckeyes' win and tie at Notre Dame. Finally, Lake Superior forward Rick Schofield was named Rookie of the Week after scoring the overtime game-winner against Alaska on Friday and then scoring again during the Lakers' 5-3 win over the Nanooks on Saturday.

2008-02-25 ... Hockey East honors for the weekend of Feb. 22-24... Boston University senior forward Bryan Ewing and New Hampshire senior goaltender Kevin Regan were named Co-Players of the Week. Ewing had a five point weekend (three goals, two assists), scoring both game-winning goals in the Terriers' sweep of Northeastern, while Regan stopped 54 of 55 shots to backstop the Wildcats to a weekend sweep of Boston College. New Hampshire also clinched the Hockey East regular season title. Maine forward Andrew Sweetland was named Rookie of the Week after tallying a team-high four points (two goals, two assists) in two wins against Massachusetts. Finally, Merrimack sophomore Andrew Braithwaite was honored as Goaltender of the Week after making 89 saves on 91 shots in a weekend sweep of Providence.

2008-02-25 ... CHA honors for the weekend of Feb. 22-24... Alabama-Huntsville sophomore Brennan Barker was named Offensive Player of the Week after scoring two goals in the Chargers' victory over Niagara on Saturday night. Teammate Joey Koudys also had two points in Saturday's win (one goal, one assist) and was named Rookie of the Week. Finally, Niagara junior Juliano Pagliero was named Goaltender of the Week after recording a 30-save shutout of Alabama-Hunstville on Friday night and turning away another 30 shots in 4-3 loss on Saturday.

2008-02-21 ... Former Michigan player Kevin Quick was arraigned Tuesday morning after being accused of stealing his teammate's bank account numbers. The 19-year old Quick was specifically charged with single counts of identity theft, fraud under false pretenses, and using a computer to commit a crime. Court documents indicate that Quick used approximately $1,000 to pay his own credit card debt and other expenses. Quick, who was dismissed by the team and left school amid the controversy, faces up to five to seven years in prison if convicted. A preliminary hearing has been scheduled for March 12. Until that time, Quick will still be permitted to play hockey at Norfolk, the Tampa Bay Lightning's AHL affiliate.

2008-02-19 ... CCHA honors for the week of Feb. 18... Nebraska-Omaha senior forward Brandon Scero was named Offensive Player of the Week after scoring two goals and three assists in the Mavericks' weekend series split against Bowling Green. Ferris State freshman defenseman Scott Wietecha was named Defensive Player of the Week after scoring the game-winning goal against Miami late in the third period on Saturday night. Northern Michigan sophomore Brian Stewart was named Goaltender of the Week after stopping 75 of 78 shots in a weekend split against Ohio State. Finally, Michigan forward Aaron Palushaj was named Rookie of the Week after tallying three assists in the Wolverines' two victories over the weekend.

2008-02-19 ... WCHA honors for the week of Feb. 18... North Dakota junior Andrew Kozek and Michigan Tech senior Peter Rouleau were named Co-Offensive Players of the Week. Kozek scored four goals and added two assists in the Fighting Sioux's weekend sweep of Denver, while Rouleau had a five-point night (three goals, two assists) against Minnesota Duluth on Friday night. North Dakota sophomore defenseman Chay Genoway was rewarded for his strong play against Denver (+3 rating for the weekend) by being named Defensive Player of the Week. Finally, St. Cloud forward Aaron Marcin was named Rookie of the Week after notching three assists during the Huskies' weekend sweep against Alaska-Anchorage.

2008-02-19 ... Hockey East honors for the week of Feb. 18... Vermont sophomore forward Viktor Stalberg was named Player of the Week after scoring both game-winning goals in the Catamounts' weekend sweep of Merrimack. Nick Petrecki of Boston College and Colin Wilson of Boston University were named Co-Rookies of the Week. Petrecki scored three goals for the Eagles last week, including the game-winning overtime goal against Harvard in the Beanpot championship game. Wilson also netted an overtime game-winner over the weekend, breaking a scoreless tie Saturday against Maine. Finally, New Hampshire senior Kevin Regan was named Goaltender of the Week after stopping 89 shots during the weekend, including a career-high 52 stops in a 1-1 tie at Providence on Friday night.

2008-02-19 ... ECAC honors for the week of Feb. 18... Harvard sophomore Doug Rogers was named Player of the Week after registering seven points in three games last week, including a hat-trick in a 3-2 Crimson victory over Princeton. Dartmouth's Andrew Owsiak was named Rookie of the Week after scoring his first career collegiate goal in the Big Green's 7-2 win against Quinnipiac. Finally, Colgate senior Mark Dekanich was named Goaltender of the Week after posting back-to-back shutouts of Rensselaer and Union, stopping all 42 shots he faced. Dekanich, the league leader in goals-against average and save percentage, now has a school record 10 career shuouts and has a current shutout streak of 212:14.

2008-02-07 ... Matt Gilroy, Boston University defenseman, who suffered an ankle sprain in practice this week, will play this weekend, according to Boston University's sports information office. The injury is not as severe as originally thought. Gilroy was an All-American as a sophomore last season. Gilroy has five goals and 16 points, and has been a bright spot defensively for the struggling Terriers with a plus-8.

2008-01-31 ... Brown backup goaltender Tristan Favro is no longer on the Bears team, according to the University. Favro, a sophomore, appeared only once, allowing three goals on 27 shots in 23 minutes against Providence earlier this season. The departure of the sophomore leaves Brown with two active goaltenders, junior Mark Sibbald and sophomore Dan Rosen. Sibbald and Rosen have been sharing the time in net this season for the 1-14-4 Bears.

2008-01-30 ... Nate Dey, senior forward for St. Cloud State, will have knee surgery and be off the ice about 10 days. Dey suffered the injury last Friday against Minnesota State. Dey had played 97 straight games before missing Saturday's game.

2008-01-22 ... On Tuesday, the ECAC announced a multi-year partnership with B2 Networks to air conference tournament games online. All men's and women's ECAC tournament games will be shown live on B2 Networks.

2008-01-22 ... ECAC honors for the week of Jan. 21... Colgate senior forward Jesse Winchester was named Player of the Week for the second time this season after scoring two goals during the Raiders' three-point weekend. Union forward Stephane Boileau was named Rookie of the Week after tallying two goals and an assist in the Dutchmen's weekend sweep over Capital District rival Rensselaer. Finally, Dartmouth senior Mike Devine was named Goaltender of the Week after backstopping the Big Green to nonconference victories against Boston University and New Hampshire. In Dartmouth's 5-3 win over UNH, Devine made a career-high 54 saves.

2008-01-22 ... Hockey East honors for the week of Jan. 21... Mass.-Lowell sophomore Kory Falite was named Player of the Week after leading the River Hawks with four points (two goals, two assists) and 10 shots in two games this weekend. Boston University forward Colin Wilson was named Rookie of the Week after amassing five points in three Terrier games last week. Wilson scored the game-winning goal in BU's win over Merrimack. Finally, Maine junior Ben Bishop was named Goaltender of the Week after making 41 saves to pick up his 50th career victory as a Black Bear, a 4-0 shutout of Providence. Bishop, who also added his second career assist in the game, is just the fifth goaltender in Maine history to win 50 games.

2008-01-22 ... CCHA honors for the week of Jan. 21... Bowling Green senior Derek Whitmore was named Offensive Player of the Week after scoring a hat trick Friday night against Western Michigan. Whitmore scored his fourth goal of the weekend the next night, a 2-1 Falcons win. Teammate Dan Sexton was named Rookie of the Week after notching four assists over the weekend, including helpers on both nights' game-winning goals. Nebraska-Omaha sophomore Eddie Del Grosso was named Defenseman of the Week after blocking 11 shots in a weekend sweep of Alaska. Del Grosso also scored a key shorthanded goal in Saturday's overtime win. Finally, Michigan State junior Jeff Lerg was named Goaltender of the Week after stopping 50 of 51 shots in a weekend sweep of Ohio State.

2008-01-22 ... WCHA honors for the week of Jan. 21... Wisconsin forward Michael Davies has been named Offensive Player of the Week. On Friday, Davies assisted on Matthew Ford's game-winning goal at Alaska-Anchorage, and on Saturday, the sophomore left-winger scored two goals in the Badgers' 4-4 tie with the Seawolves. Minnesota-Duluth sophomore goaltender Alex Stalock was named Defensive Player of the Week despite the fact that his Bulldogs were winless in two games against Minnesota. Stalock stopped 62 of 65 shots on goal in a 1-1 overtime tie on Friday and a 2-1 loss on Saturday. His counterpart over the weekend, Minnesota goaltender Alex Kangas, was named Rookie of the Week after stopping 43 of 45 shots in the Gophers' three-point weekend.

2008-01-21 ... Freshman defenseman John Ryder of Denver will miss the rest of the season with a broken hand. Ryder, had one goal in eight games and was a plus-4. He tried to play with a cast on his hand, but the injury got worse.

2008-01-18 ... Mike Louwerse, a freshman forward for Minnesota State, will apply for a medical redshirt, because a groin injury that has nagged him all season is not getting better. Louwerse played in four of the Mavericks' first 10 games, getting no points.

2008-01-17 ... Brown's home game against Merrimack this Sunday, Jan. 20, has been moved from 4 p.m. to 1 p.m. so as to not conflict with the New England Patriots' AFC Championship football game.

2008-01-15 ... Senior Brian McGuirk has been reinstated as a Boston University captain. McGuirk was suspended along with three teammates on Dec. 5 for a violation of team rules and was also stripped of his captaincy. Senior Pete MacArthur took over as captain following the suspensions, which were lifted prior to the Dec. 30 contest against Merrimack. McGuirk and MacArthur will serve as co-captains for the remainder of the season. "Brian has handled everything very well," said BU coach Jack Parker. "He has shown a great deal of maturity since returning and has continued to be an important leader for this team. He has earned the 'C' back and then some."

2008-01-14 ... Niagara has changed the time of its game against St. Lawrence to Saturday, Feb. 2 at 7 p.m. The game was originally slated to be played on Friday Feb. 1.

2008-01-11 ... Mickey Rego, a 5-foot-10 Merrimack junior forward from Hudson, Mass., will miss the rest of the year with a torn quad muscle. Rego had just returned from an unspecified upper body injury last weekend against. He has no points in three games this season. ... Also for Merrimack, defenseman David Burkholder has left the team and is transferring to Division III Utica.

2008-01-08 ... Northeastern has changed the time of its Jan. 12 game against Merrimack to 6 p.m., one hour earlier than originally scheduled. The change was made to minimize a conflict with the New England Patriots' NFL playoff game at 8 p.m. that day.

2008-01-02 ... Former Vermont defenseman Tim Geverd, who announced last week that he was leaving the University of Vermont, has joined nearby St. Michael's College. St. Michael's is also located in the Burlington, Vt., area. Due to NCAA tranfer regulations, Geverd will be eligible to play beginning in the 2008-09 season but has already begun practicing with his new team. St. Michael's is a Division II program that plays in the ECAC East conference. The Purple Knights compete in the Northeast-10 playoffs.

2008-01-02 ... Atlantic Hockey Honors for the week of Dec. 31... Canisius sophomore forward Josh Heidinger was named Player of the Week after notching a three-point performance against rival Niagara. Heidinger, who leads the Golden Griffins with 19 points in 18 games, was also named Atlantic Hockey Player of the Month. A pair of Holy Cross players were honored this week as well. Forward Evere Sheen was named Rookie of the Week after scoring scoring both of the Crusaders goals this weekend, and Adam Roy was named Goaltender of the Week after a 36-save performance in a 1-1 tie with Vermont. Sheen was also honored as the league's Rookie of the Month.

2008-01-02 ... ECAC Honors for the week of Dec. 31... Princeton sophomore forward Mark Magnoswki was named Player of the Week after leading the Tigers to a come-from-behind win against Nebraska-Omaha on Sunday. Magnoswki finished the game with two assists and the game-winning shorthanded goal with less than five minutes remaining in the third period. Yale forward Broc Little was named Rookie of the Week after scoring a natural hat-trick in the Bulldogs' 6-3 win over Nebraska-Omaha on Friday. Finally, Quinnipiac junior Bud Fisher was named Goaltender of the Week after stopping 38 of 41 shots during the weekend and leading the Bobcats to a championship at the Sheraton/TD Banknorth Catamount Cup. Fisher was named the tournament's Most Valuable Player.

2008-01-02 ... Hockey East Honors for the week of Dec. 31... Massachusetts junior forward Cory Quirk was named Player of the Week after scoring two goals and two assists in the Minutemen's victories over Notre Dame and Colorado College. Massachusetts, the CHN Team of the Week, won the Lightning College Hockey Classic in Tampa, Fla. Mass.-Lowell center Scott Campbell was named Rookie of the Week after scoring two goals Saturday night against Maine. The Riverhawks won the Florida College Classic tournament. Finally, Northeastern sophomore Brad Thiessen was named Goaltender of the Week after leading the Huskies to wins over Bowling Green and Colgate. Thiessen made 49 saves during the weekend to lead Northeastern to the Badger Showdown title in Madison, Wis.

2008-01-02 ... Hockey East Honors for the month of December... Boston College junior forward Nathan Gerbe was named Player of the Month after recording 16 points (seven goals, nine assists) in just four games. The Eagles were undefeated during December and won the Dodge Holiday Classic in Minneapolis, Minn. Northeastern sophomore Brad Thiessen was honored as Goaltender of the Month after leading the Huskies to a 2-0-1 record with a 1.62 goals-against average and a .938 save percentage. Finally, Massachusetts forward James Marcou was named Rookie of the Month after tallying seven points, including the game-winning goal against Notre Dame on Dec. 29 and three assists against Colorado College on Dec. 30.

2008-01-02 ... WCHA Honors for the week of Dec. 31... Denver sophomore forward Brock Trotter was named Player of the Week after tallying two goals and four assists to lead the Pioneers to a championship victory in their own Wells Fargo Denver Cup. Teammate Tyler Bozak was named Rookie of the Week after amassing four scoring points in the Pioneers' wins over Sacred Heart and Dartmouth. Finally, Michigan Tech junior Rob Nolan was honored for his stellar weekend as the Goaltender of the Week. In a 4-1 win over Michigan State and a 1-0 double overtime loss to Michigan, Nolan recorded seven shutout periods, while stopping 74 of 76 shots (.974 save percentage) and helping thwart all twelve of the opposition's power play opportunities.

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