News Briefs


2005-12-14 ... Former Clarkson standout and NHL veteran Steve Dubinsky will serve as a coach for the Israeli women's hockey national team as it prepares for the 2010 Olympics.

2005-12-13 ... ESPN360 will feature this Saturday’s men’s hockey game between No. 3 Vermont and No. 15 St. Lawrence at 7:05pm from Gutterson Fieldhouse. ESPN360, ESPN’s customized broadband service, provides users with live games, access to highlights, inside analysis from ESPN commentators and extended SportsCenter interviews. ESPN360’s exclusive coverage of Vermont and St. Lawrence will not be available anywhere else - television or online. ESPN360 will roll in trucks, announcers and production teams to give the ESPN360 users a quality program they expect from ESPN.

2005-12-12 ... Lake Superior State's Jeff Jakaitis was named CCHA goaltender of the week.

2005-12-12 ... Michigan's Brandon Kaleniecki was named CCHA Player of the Week. Defenseman of the Week was Ohio State's Sean Collins and Rookie of the Week was Notre Dame forward Erik Condra.

2005-12-12 ... Minnesota forward Danny Irmen was named WCHA Offensive Player of the Week. The Fargo, N.D., native had two goals and three assists at North Dakota, including Saturday's game winner.

2005-12-12 ... Alaska-Anchorage goalie Nathan Lawson was named WCHA Defensive Player of the Week. The Rookie of the Week was Minnesota-Duluth left wing Mason Raymond.

2005-12-12 ... The Hockey East Player of the Week was Chris Collins of Boston College. BC also had the Rookie of the Week with defenseman Benn Ferriero. Massachusetts-Lowell goalie Peter Vetri was named Defensive Player of the Week.

2005-12-12 ... Harvard' Kevin Du and John Daigneau, and Princeton's Brett Wilson have been tabbed with the league's weekly awards. Du is the Player of the Week and Daigneau is the Goaltender of the Week, while Wilson earned Rookie of the Week honors.

2005-12-12 ... Mercyhurst's Ben Cottreau was named Atlantic Hockey Player of the Week. The Goaltender of the Week was Brad Smith of Connecticut, and the Rookie of the Week was goaltender Tom Fenton of American International.

2005-12-08 ... Merrimack has reached agreement with CN8 and ESPNU to each broadcast one college hockey game from Lawler Arena this season. CN8 will carry Merrimack's game against Boston College on Saturday, Jan. 14, while ESPNU will broadcast Merrimack's game against Maine on Feb. 25 on a tape delay at 10 p.m.

2005-12-07 ... UPN-14 in Madison will air three Badgers games live over the rest of the season, starting with this Saturday's game against Michigan Tech. With Robb Vogel on play-by-play, Ron Vincent on color and Wisconsin Public Television producing, UPN-14 will also the Saturday, Jan. 21 contest with two-time defending champion Denver and the regular-season finale on Saturday, March 4 against St. Cloud State. All three games will be shown live.

2005-12-06 ... Drew Stafford was named WCHA Offensive Player of the Week, getting six points in a two-game sweep of Michigan Tech. The co-Defensive Players of the Week were Denver's Matt Carle and Wisconsin goalie Brian Elliott. The Rookie of the Week was Denver defenseman Chris Butler.

2005-12-06 ... Air Force sophomore Eric Ehn and Bemidji State's Luke Erickson were named the CHA co-Offensive Players of the Week. Ehn had a career-best seven-point series against Wayne State. Beavers freshman Tyler Scofield was named Rookie of the Week. Alabama-Huntsville goalie Scott Munroe was named Defensive Player of the Week for his performances against Ohio State.

2005-12-06 ... Miami's Charlie Effinger and senior defenseman Andy Greene were named CCHA Goaltender and Defensive Player of the Week, respectively.

2005-12-05 ... Colgate's Tyler Burton was named ECAC Player of the Week. Burton has 22 points in 15 games this season. Yale's Alec Richards and Michael Richards won the Goalie and Freshman of the Week Award, respectively.

2005-12-05 ... New Hampshire's Jacob Micflikier was named Hockey East Player of the Week, getting two goals and five assists in two UNH wins this weekend. Merrimack's Rob Ricci was named Rookie of the Week, and BU goalie John Curry and Providence goalie Tyler Sims were named co-Defensive Players of the Week.

2005-12-02 ... tickets to the 2006 Hockey East Championship Tournament will go on sale Saturday, Dec. 3, at 11:00 a.m. Championship tickets can be purchased through Ticketmaster and at the TD Banknorth Garden box office. Ticketmaster can be reached online at or by calling (617) 931-2000. The tournament semifinal games will take place on Friday, March 17th, and are scheduled to face off at 5 and 8 p.m. The ticket prices of $15/$25 per seat in the balcony or $34 per seat in the loge include admission to both semifinal games. Last year's tournament marked the first time ever that the entire weekend event was sold out, following several seasons of single-night sellouts and near-capacity weekend crowds.

2005-11-30 ... Colgate senior captain Jon Smyth was named the ECAC Player of the Week after leading the Raiders to a win and a tie against CCHA foe Western Michigan. Smyth netted the game-winning goal 20 seconds into overtime on a breakaway in Saturday's 4-3 victory, and scored the first goal of Friday's game on the power play.

2005-11-29 ... Niagara senior captain Jason Williamson was named the CHA Offensive Player of the week, while freshman Vince Rocco was named CHA Rookie of the week. The honors came despite the Purple Eagles' two losses to Cornell.

2005-11-26 ... WCHA referee Derek Shepherd was hit by a puck and suffered a broken nose during a game between Minnesota-Duluth and Yale on Friday, Nov. 25.

2005-11-26 ... Northern Michigan senior defenseman Nathan Oystrick missed Friday's game with a hand injury. His status is day-to-day.

2005-11-22 ... Talk Radio 1360 KKBJ, the radio broadcast home of Bemidji State, will have referee Randy Schmidt "miked-up" for the broadcast against North Dakota on Dec. 16. Fans will be able to hear conversations between the referees and the players, referees and the coaches and the referee's conversations amongst themselves, all while the game is going on during the live play-by-play. Brian Schultz, Sports Director and play-by-play announcer for KKBJ Radio, got the okay for the experiment from Greg Shepherd, the supervisor of officials in the WCHA. Shepherd schedules all officials for Bemidji State games. In the past, Shepherd has allowed Schultz to place a microphone on an official during a Minnesota Gopher Hockey Broadcast on KSTP Radio in St. Paul.

2005-11-22 ... As a special promotion for St. Cloud State, fans can purchase a general admission ticket to the Brown games on Nov. 25 or Nov. 26, for the low price of just $5. These tickets can be purchased at the SCSU Athletic Ticket Office, and they will also be available for purchase on the day of each game. This special ticket price will also be available for the upcoming SCSU men's hockey games against Robert Morris on Dec. 17-18. For complete information, please call the SCSU Athletic Ticket Office at 1-877-SCSUTIX or 320-308-2137.

2005-11-22 ... Freshman goaltender Tom Fenton of American International team was named the Atlantic Hockey Association Goaltender of the Week. It marks the first individual award won by a Yellow Jacket player this season. Fenton started both ends of a home-and-home series against Holy Cross and stopped 67 of the 70 shots he faced for a .957 save percentage. On Friday night on the road in Worcester, Fenton stopped 36 of 37 shots to preserve a 1-1 tie with the Crusaders for the Yellow Jackets' first point of the season. On Saturday night at home, Fenton stopped 31 of 33 Holy Cross shots on goal in a 2-1 loss.

2005-11-22 ... Bentley freshman goaltender Jason Kearney has been named the Atlantic Hockey Rookie of the Week for the second time in three weeks. Kearney earned his second career win on Saturday night as he helped Bentley to a 4-1 win by making a career-high 38 saves.

2005-11-22 ... Dartmouth's Mike Ouellette is the ECAC Player of the Week. Ouellette earned the league's weekly award after picking up seven points in two Big Green wins. ... Colgate's Mark Dekanich is the Goaltender of the Week, while RPI's Mattias Lange earned Rookie of the Week honors. Dekanich earned his second goalie honors of the season after helping his Raiders earn three points with a 1-1 tie against Rensselaer and a 5-0 win over Union. For the weekend, he made 47 saves and allowed just one goal for a .979 save percentage and a 0.48 goals against average.

2005-11-22 ... Two Alabama-Huntsville Chargers were honored for their performances against Robert Morris by being named College Hockey America players of the week. Steve Canter was named the CHA Offensive Player of the Week for his performance Saturday night at the Island Sports Center. Goalie Scott Munroe was awarded the CHA Defensive Player of the Week.

2005-11-22 ... Charter Communications announced plans to distribute five of Bemidji State's final 11 home men's ice hockey contests to a statewide audience on its College Hockey Weekend broadcasting package. College Hockey Weekend also includes a selection of home games for St. Cloud State and Minnesota State, other NCAA Division I programs in the state of Minnesota with local television broadcasting partnerships with Charter Communications.

2005-11-08 ... The Vermont game on Sunday, Nov. 13 against Boston College at 3:00 p.m. at Gutterson Fieldhouse will be televised live on ESPNU and on Adelphia Channel 74 throughout Vermont, with the exception of Newport where the game will be seen on Adelphia Channel 70.

2005-10-27 ... The ECAC Hockey League has signed a multi-year agreement with Star Advertising and Public Relations, LLC, in Saratoga Springs, N.Y., to represent the league in its sponsorship and marketing efforts.

2005-10-27 ... Mark White has been named an assistant coach at Bentley. White played four seasons as a defenseman at UNH, including the 1999 NCAA runner up team. He subsequently played professional hockey for three years. Last season, White, who played prep hockey at Avon Old Farms, was an assistant coach at Reading (Mass.) Memorial High School.

2005-10-20 ... Wisconsin right wing Matt Auffrey has left the team for the Ontario Hockey League. The 6-foot-2, 200-pound sophomore played in one game this season. Last year, he played in 25 games after breaking his wrist early in the season. Auffrey is a sixth-round pick by Anaheim in the 2004 draft.

2005-10-14 ... Kerry Rodd, the Minnesota-Duluth play-by-play announcer for the past 17 years, has resigned from KDAL, the team's flagship station. Details of his replacement are still being worked out. The Bulldogs don't play again until next weekend. Rodd broadcasted the games last weekend.

2005-10-12 ... Mercyhurst has released goaltender Andy Franck from the team. No reason was given for the move.

2005-10-11 ... WCHA players of the Week: Offense: Derek Patrosso, soph., RW, Colorado College. He scored four goals and had five points as the Tigers won the IceBreaker Invitational. Defense player of the week: Jordan Parise, jr., G, North Dakota. He stopped all 37 shots in the Sioux's 3-0 victory over Miami in the Lefty McFadden Invitational. Rookie: Geoff Kinrade, fresh., D, Michigan Tech. He had three assists and was +3 in a two-game split with Mercyhurst.

2005-10-11 ... CHA Player of the week: Offense: Jake Bluhm, soph., D, Bemidji State, and Randy harris, sr., F, Niagara. Bluhm scored three goals as Bemidji State swept Minnesota-Duluth on the road,Harris scored a pair of goals after a three-year absence from the Purple Eagle lineup in a 6-3 win over Clarkson, then he set up both goals in a 5-2 decision to Clarkson. Other nominees: Eric Ehn, Air Force. Defense: Andrew Martens, sr., D, Bemidji State. Known primarily as a defensive defenseman, Martens scored both game-winning goals for the Beavers in their series sweep of Minnesota-Duluth. Rookie: Les Reaney, fresh., F, Niagara. Reaney showed why he was the leading scoring in the British Columbia Junior Hockey League last season, registering five points in his first collegiate weekend

2005-10-11 ... Lake Superior will give free tickets to all members of the U.S. Military, both active and retired, during Patriots’ Night on Saturday when the Lakers play Game 2 of their series with Colgate. “Laker athletics is proud to recognize all of our U.S. military, active and retired, who serve the nation and the area so proudly,” said Bill Crawford, LSSU Director of Athletics. All active or retired military personnel can obtain a free ticket to Saturday’s game by contacting their commander or local veterans’ post.

2005-10-09 ... St. Cloud will hold Craig Dahl Appreciation Night on Oct. 22 when the Huskies play Wisconsin. Dahl coached St. Cloud for 18 seasons before resigning over the summer to enter private business. His career coaching record was 414-396-54 covering 25 seasons that include stops at Division III Bethel and Wisconsin-River Falls.

2005-10-08 ... Boston College's exhibition hockey game against St. Thomas University at Kelley Rink on Friday was canceled due to poor ice conditions. The Eagles will get the season underway on Friday, Oct. 14 at Michigan.

2005-10-06 ... Tickets for the NCAA West Regional at Ralph Englestad Arena in Grand Forks, N.D., will go on sale beginning Oct. 10. Games will be on Friday and Saturday, March 24-25. Tickets are $63 for a three-game package. North Dakota season ticketholders can buy tickets from Oct. 10-12 and most can buy tickets for their regular-season seats. UND students can buy tickets in the student section through Oct. 31 for $49 with a North Dakota ID. Tickets for the general public will be sold beginning Oct. 15 at the box office, through Ticketmaster or by calling 701-772-5151.

2005-10-06 ... Bowling Green will induct Brian Holzinger, the 1995 Hobey Baker Award winner, into the school's Athletics Hall of Fame on Friday, Oct. 7. Holzinger was a Western All-American that senior season, after finishing third in the nation with 69 points. He was the national runner-up with 35 goals that winter. Holzinger's total of 37 points as a junior included a team-leading 22 goals. He finished his career seventh in school history with 102 goals, and ranked 15th in BG annals with 185 total points. Holzinger, a sixth-round selection by the Buffalo Sabres in the 1991 NHL Entry Draft, has played 10 seasons in the NHL.

2005-10-06 ... Denver has extended its streak of a No. 1 ranking to five years with the recent preseason No. 1 ranking by The Pioneers started their streak on Jan. 14, 2002, after a two-game sweep of Michigan Tech earned the No. 1 ranking by USA Today/American Hockey Magazine. The 2002-03 Pioneers earned the No. 1 ranking by USA Today/American Hockey Magazine on Nov. 4 after a pair of 5-3 victories at Wisconsin. The 2003-04 Pioneers started the season at No. 12 before earning their first national Championship since 1969. The championship earned Denver the final No. 1 ranking in both national polls. The 2004-05 Pioneers started the season at No. 7 before earning the top spot on Feb. 14 after a tie and win against Wisconsin. The defending national champs ripped off a nine-game winning streak to capture their second consecutive NCAA title.

2005-10-06 ... Minnesota-Duluth's games will be broadcast by KDAL radio (610 AM). It's the 46th straight year KDAL has broadcast Bulldogs' hockey, a consecutive streak called possibly the longest of its kind in college hockey by the UMD media relations office.

2005-10-05 ... All-session tickets to the 45th annual ECAC Hockey League Men's Championship at Pepsi Arena will go on sale this Saturday. All-session tickets to the NCAA East Regional Championship also go on sale at that time. Both tournaments will take place at the Pepsi Arena in Albany. Tickets will be available through the Pepsi Arena Box Office and online and via phone through TicketMaster ( The ECACHL championship takes place on March 17 and 18. The NCAA East Regional will be Saturday and Sunday, March 25-26. Prices for the ECACHL tournament book are $48 for adults, $36 for college students and $24 for children age 12 and under. NCAA Regional all-session tickets are $72 for adults and $66 for children age 12 and under. A "Combo-Pack" is also available through the box office only: Purchase adult all-session tickets for both the ECACHL and NCAA at the same time and get the discounted rate of $112.

2005-10-04 ... Former Northeastern hockey star Rob Cowie has been elected to the Northeastern University Hall of Fame. Cowie, in the class of 1991, left Northeastern with the Huskies' defensive scoring records and an All-American certificate. He had a 13-year career in professional hockey, including two with the NHL’s Los Angeles Kings. Cowie totaled 46 goals and 96 assists for 142 points in his career, ranking second among Northeaster defensemen in that category.

2005-10-03 ... Michigan has nine current players from the U.S. National Team Development Program, based in Ann Arbor at the Ann Arbor Ice Cube. Five of the nine are freshman -- Jason Bailey, Danny Fardig,Jack Johnson, Zac MacVoy and Mark Mitera. The four returning players are T.J. Hensick, Matt Hunwick,Chad Kolarik and Kevin Porter. In the eight years of the NTDP program, 17 alumni have played for Michigan.

2005-10-01 ... Admission will be complimentary to the three Wayne State University men's hockey home games in October. The Warriors face Oakland University's club team on Tuesday, Oct. 4 (7:05 p.m.) and Wednesday, Oct. 19 (7:05 p.m.), and the Guelph Gryphons on Thursday, Oct. 13 (7:05 p.m.). All three contests will be played at the Michigan State Fairgrounds Coliseum (Eight Mile and Woodward in Detroit). There will be a charge for parking.

2005-09-30 ... Eric Frede has been named the 14th recipient of the Joe Concannon Hockey East Media Award. Frede has been in and around the Hockey East market for the last 12 seasons. From 1993 to 1997, Frede did news and features on UNH and Maine hockey for ABC affiliates in Bangor and Manchester. When Hockey East signed a television pact with Fox Sports Net at the start of the 1997-98 season, Frede was chosen as the sideline reporter for all broadcasts. In the second year, he filled in at play-by-play as needed. Over the final four seasons, he was the play-caller for all the Hockey East package games on Fox. Frede is now working primarily for NESN, and is the studio host for the Hockey East championship. He was recently named the studio host for NESN's Boston Bruins' broadcasts. He is also the primary play-caller for the Eastern region college hockey broadcasts on CSTV and has done play-by-play for selected NCAA tournament game broadcasts in each of the past three seasons. Last year, Frede upped his vested interest in Hockey East by partnering with fellow Concannon Award nominee Dan Hannigan to produce "Inside Hockey East," the first ever television show devoted to the league. It was met with strong reviews and ratings and will be produced again this season.

2005-09-29 ... The season-opening game matching Quinnipiac at Michigan now will start at 8 p.m. on Friday, Oct. 7. That's because the game will be televised nationally on CSTV. The previous gametime was 7:05.

2005-09-29 ... October 22 marks the official beginning of another season of men's hockey at Dartmouth, but this year is especially significant. The exhibition game against McGill also begins a year-long celebration commemorating the 100th anniversary of men's hockey at Dartmouth College. The celebration will honor the people and events surrounding a sport that has been a part of Dartmouth, the Upper Valley and the nation since 1905-06. Former athletes, coaches and other people with close ties to the program will be invited to participate in the festivities

2005-09-28 ... Wayne State will air 11 games on WDTK Radio (1400 AM) during the upcoming season. A total of 16 road contests can be heard through the Internet at either or Additional games may be added at a later date.

2005-09-28 ... FSN North will televise 19 of Wisconsin's 35 regular-season games. Included in the package are 10 home and nine road contests. FSN North begins its telecast schedule with the Badgers' season opener against St. Lawrence in the Kohl Center at 7 p.m. on Friday, Oct. 7. FSN North will televise 10 of the Badgers first 12 games. Calling the action again will be longtime hockey play-by-play commentator Paul Braun. Adding color to the telecasts will be former Badger Tom Sagissor, now in his fourth year with FSN North. Additional Badger games will be shown by Wisconsin Public Television and Madison's UPN-14. Those contests will be announced at a later date

2005-09-28 ... Dave Cencer has joined Ferris State's coaching staff as administrative assistant to head coach Bob Daniels and as video coordinator. Cencer will be responsible for all video breakdown using the new state-of-the-art digital computer-editing system which includes live breakdown during all games. Cencer spent the previous two seasons doing video work for the program on a voluntary basis. He also worked at the Ferris State Hockey Skills Center this past summer and is active as a coach in the Big Rapids Area Junior Hockey Association (BRAJHA).

2005-09-28 ... Tickets for the 2006 Midwest Regional at the Resch Center in Green Bay March 25-26 will go on sale this Saturday at 10 a.m. Tickets for the event will be available only from TicketStar at 1-800-895-0071 or by logging on to Two-day championship all-session tickets are $62 each. Single game tickets will not be made available until Wednesday, March 22, and will only be sold on availability.

2005-09-27 ... The CCHA announced a slate of games to be televised on FSN Detroit and College Sports Television (CSTV) this season. CSTV starts on Friday, October 7 when Quinnipiac, the newest member of the ECAC, heads to Yost Arena to take on Michigan. The defending CCHA regular-season and tournament champions will also be in the CSTV spotlight when it hosts Minnesota on Nov. 25, and Ohio State on Feb. 4 in Ann Arbor. The conclusion of Alaska-Fairbanks' annual four-game series with Alaska-Anchorage for the Governor's Cup will air, on a tape-delayed basis, on Jan. 2 and 3. Notre Dame will travel to Ohio State to take on the Buckeyes for a CSTV broadcast on Jan. 28. Michigan State will head west on Saturday, Jan. 21 to play Nebraska-Omaha at the Qwest Center. (TV schedule)

2005-09-27 ... Two former hockey players and the 1986-87 national championship team will be inducted into the University of North Dakota Athletic Hall of Fame on Oct. 29. Alan Hangsleben and Bob Joyce are the former players. Hangsleben played for the Sioux through the 1973-74 season. He played in 106 games and had 92 points before spending eight seasons combined in the World Hockey Association and National Hockey Association. Bob Joyce scored a school-record 52 goals in 1986-87 and scored 182 career points in a three-year career that ended in 1988. He played dix seasons in the NHL. the 1986-87 team won the school's third national championship in eight years and had three first-team All-Americans in Tony Hrkac, Joyce, and Ian Kidd.

2005-09-27 ... Barry Thorndycraft, head hockey coach at UND from 1959-64 and the coach of UND's second NCAA championship team in 1963, died Sept. 22 in Victoria, B.C., after a brief illness, according to the Grand Forks Herald. Thorndycraft followed Bob May as Fighting Sioux coach and was replaced in 1964 by Bob Peters, who had been an assistant coach under Thorndycraft.

2005-09-26 ... The University of New Hampshire athletic department has announced a new schedule for individual men's hockey game ticket sales. General admission tickets that aren't picked up by students on Monday and Tuesday, starting with the exhibition game on Saturday, Oct. 8 vs. New Brunswick, will go on sale each Wednesday at 10:00a.m. Any remaining tickets for each home game go on sale each Wednesday at 10:00 by phone at 1-866-WILDCAT, via the internet at, and in person at the Whittemore Center Arena box oOffice.

2005-09-25 ... KFXF FOX 7 TV in Fairbanks has reached a three-year agreement with Alaska-Fairbanks to televise Nanook hockey games. FOX 7's 2005-06 UAF broadcast schedule includes 12-14 road games and four to six home games. The schedule also includes a slate of CCHA Games of the Week and the CCHA Weekly program. With the exception of selected home contests, most games will air live in Fairbanks on FOX 7. Some games will also air in the Anchorage and potentially statewide. FOX 7 has also secured unparallel national exposure for the UAF program this year; up to five contests will be televised nationally on either FOX SPORTS NET, College Sports Television or ESPN Univeristy.

2005-09-25 ... ESPN U is now being carried by the Dish Network on channel 148. Previously, only Direct TV carried ESPN's network of college sports telecasts on channel 609. ESPN U will televise a series of college hockey games this winter.

2005-09-24 ... Wisconsin's game Saturday, Dec. 10 against Michigan Tech will begin at 8 p.m. The game was originally scheduled for 7 p.m., at the Kohl Center. The change was made necessary when the game time for Wisconsin's men's basketball game against Marquette was announced as Saturday, Dec. 10 at noon.

2005-09-24 ... The public sale of tickets for the Frozen Tundra Hockey Classic, featuring Wisconsin against Ohio State, will start on Oct. 19 online, via telephone and in person at the Resch Center box office in Green Bay, Wis. The game is Feb. 11 at Lambeau Field in Green Bay. Prices are $24 for adults, $16 for students (including college), $14 for children (under 12) and $45 for indoor and outdoor club seats. Purchases will be limited to eight tickets per transaction. Ticket sales begin at 10 a.m. Central time. The internet URL will be The telephone number will be 920-494-3401 in Green Bay, or 800-895-0071 from any other location. Fans wishing to purchase tickets in person can go to Resch Center at 1901 S. Oneida St., in Ashwaubenon. A presale involving supporters of both the University of Wisconsin and Ohio State programs is currently underway.

2005-09-24 ... Virg Foss, a sports writer with the Grand Forks Herald since 1969, is retiring. The Herald reported Saturday that Foss, 65, will retire on Oct. 9. He had covered North Dakota's hockey team for 35 years. The newspaper said Foss decided to retire after he learned his role covering the Sioux would change. Instead of covering North Dakota men's games home and away, he would cover the women's team, write a weekly WCHA notebook and help cover the men's team in the postseason. The newspaper said Foss and the Herald are in discussion about the possibility of a continued part-time role involving hockey coverage for the newspaper. Foss said he also is considering some other part-time hockey options elsewhere. He told the paper he had planned to retire after this hockey season.

2005-09-23 ... Former NHL defenseman Grant Ledyard will be a volunteer assistant coach for Canisius Ledyard played with the Buffalo Sabres for five seasons from 1988-1993. “His professional playing experience and personal character and integrity will serve us well as we bring Golden Griffin hockey to the next level," said coach Dave Smith. "His interest in player development and his enthusiasm for the Buffalo area are great additions to our program and the community.” Ledyard played 1,028 games in the NHL with nine different teams, most recently with the Tampa Bay Lightning in the 2001-02 season.

2005-09-23 ... Minnesota will put single-game tickets on sale on Saturday, Oct. 1 at 9 a.m. General admission and scattered single reserved seats will be available. The cost is $27 for general admission tickets and $30 for reserved seats. The costs for tickets for the Dodge Holiday Classic are $32 and $35. Telephone numbers are 612-624-8080 or 1-800-UGOPHER and the online URL is Phone lines will be open from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.

2005-09-23 ... Maine single-game tickets will go on sale beginning at 8:30 a.m. on Monday, Sept. 26 on either a walk-up first-come, first-served basis or by calling the ticket office at (207) 581-BEAR or 1-800-756-TEAM.

2005-09-21 ... No Northern Michigan home games will be carried on cable television on the Upper Peninsula. Charter Communications had used NMU students to run the cameras and handle other technical duties during the broadcast of games last season, but student labor costs associated with the school budget situation is the reason behind the move. During the 2004-05 season, Charter used NMU students to run the cameras and handle other technical duties.

2005-09-20 ... Comedian and actor Denis Leary will headline a gala event honoring Jack Parker, the legendary Boston University hockey coach, at Agganis Arena on Thursday, October 6. That evening, the rink will be named the Jack Parker Rink. Among those roasting Parker will be comedian Steve Sweeney, Harvard hockey coach and athletic director Bill Cleary, 1980 Olympic hockey gold medalist and former Terrier David Silk, and University of Massachusetts hockey coach Toot Cahoon, who was an assistant coach under Parker. In addition, the roast will raise scholarship support for Boston University student-athletes. Tickets are $250 and may be purchased online or at the Agganis Arena Ticket Office at 925 Commonwealth Ave., Monday through Friday, 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. For more information, visit

2005-09-20 ... Eric Rud, an assistant coach at Colorado College last year, will serve in the same role at St. Cloud this year. Before Colorado College, Rud was an assistant coach with the Cedar Rapids Roughriders of the USHL from 2002 to 2004. He was responsible for recruiting many members of the Cedar Rapids team that won the 2005 USHL league title. Rud was voted the WCHA Defensive Player of the Year and earned all-league honors in his final two seasons at CC. He helped lead the Tigers to the Frozen Four as a junior and senior - including an appearance in the NCAA championship game in 1996. As a college player, Rud appeared in 168 consecutive games as the Tigers won WCHA regular season titles in 1994, 1995 and 1996 and posted a 111-43-14 record.

2005-09-20 ... The Anchorage Daily News says Alaska-Anchorage school officials no longer will supply its student section with frozen fish to fling onto the ice, which has been a ritual punctuating the Seawolves' first goal of each home game since at least 1993. Athletic director Steve Cobb told the newspaper the fish is a momentum killer. Arena workers often needed several minutes to gather gills, scrape up scales and make the ice surface safe. UAA officials told the Daily News an incident last season provided the tipping point that led to the new regulation. Fans threw fish onto the ice after the Seawolves' second goal, giving UAA a 2-1 lead against Minnesota. UAA received a delay of game penalty and Minnesota scored on its subsequent power play, though UAA eventually took a 3-2 victory to win its own Nye Frontier Classic championship.

2005-09-19 ... Mike Richter has joined the Yale hockey staff as a volunteer coach. Richter, currently enrolled as Yale student, fashioned a 2.89 GAA, 301 wins and 24 shutouts over 15 seasons for the New York Rangers. He owns most of the Ranger goaltending records, was a three-time NHL All-Star, two-time team MVP and led the Broadway Blues to a 1994 Stanley Cup title.The Abington, Pa., native played two years at the University of Wisconsin and was an academic All-WCHA pick before joining the 1988 U.S. Olympic team and turning pro.

2005-09-18 ... Three former college hockey players will be inducted into the U.S. Hockey Hall of Fame in Eveleth, Minn., on Nov. 5. They are Murray Williamson (Minnesota, 1955-59), Keith Christianson (Minnesota-Duluth, 1963-67) and Lane MacDonald (Harvard, 1984-89). The fourth inductee is Moe Roberts, who played professionally for parts of 18 seasons.

2005-09-14 ... Eric Rud will be named a new assistant coach at St. Cloud State, filling a vacancy created by Bob Motzko's promotion to head coach. Rud was an assistant last year at his alma mater, Colorado College, filling in during the absence of Norm Bazin, who was injured in a car crash last year.

2005-09-12 ... Bowling Green has hired Jamie Dumont as a new assistant coach. Dumont, who played at Oswego State until 1998, was formerly on the staffs at Bowdoin and Hobart. He replaces Kevin Patrick, who left Scott Paluch's staff to become an assistant at Wisconsin.

2005-09-08 ... Former Maine left wing Dan Kerluke, who had 54 goals in four seasons, was named a volunteer assistant coach with the Black Bears. Kerluke, a native of Brampton, Ont., had been coaching at nearby Bangor (Maine) High School.

2005-09-07 ... Princeton has filled its assistant coaching vacancy by hiring Keith Fisher. Fisher has been in junior hockey for eight years, most recently with Omaha of the USHL. Fisher replaces Jason Lammers.

2005-08-29 ... Joe Shawhan has been named an assistant coach at Lake Superior State. Shawhan coached the Soo Indians of the NAHL last season before the program was disbanded.

2005-08-17 ... Kevin Patrick has left Bowling Green to become an assistant coach at Wisconsin. Patrick, 36, has been on Scott Paluch's staff with the Falcons for the past three seasons. He replaces Troy Ward, who was fired by Wisconsin head coach Mike Eaves last month.

2005-08-10 ... Former Merrimack goaltender Joe Exter has been hired as an assistant coach at American International. Exter gave pro hockey a chance after recovering from a life-threatening injury the resulted from a nasty collision with Boston College's Ben Eaves in a playoff game two years ago.

2005-08-10 ... Former Providence coach and player, Jim Hughes, was named head coach at New Hampshire of the AHL. Hughes was in the running for the Providence top spot that went to Tim Army. Hughes spent last season as an assistant in New Hampshire, before the entire staff was recently fired. Hughes has also coached at Rensselaer.

2005-08-03 ... John Riley was named an assistant coach at Princeton. He's been the head coach at Brunswick School in New Jersey for the past two years.

2005-07-19 ... Union hired former Providence star Rick Bennett as an assistant coach. Bennett, 38, was a Hobey Baker Award finalist in 1990. Union had hired Utica head coach Gary Heenan, until he made some comments to a newspaper reporter than Union head coach Nate Leaman did not believe were in the best interests of the program.

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