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2017

10 Things NCAA Programs Look for in a Recruit

By  Jamie McKinven   Most of the misconceptions in junior hockey today revolve around what NCAA programs look for in a recruit.  Having coached at the Tier II Junior ‘A’ level, I’ve heard them all.  I’ve had kids I’ve coached…

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2017

4 Men’s College Hockey Coaches Discuss What Qualities They Want in a Recruit

  By Steve O’Brien   AT GCA, we have asked hundreds of Men’s College Hockey Coaches this question: Describe the qualities that your program is looking for in a potential student-athlete? We have received a range of thoughtful and relevant responses from…

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2017

NCAA hockey a better fit for some Canadians

Blackhawks’ Toews inspired Ontario’s Caggiula to play college hockey The Canadian Press , 2016 Drake Caggiula of Whitby, Ont., was inspired to play U.S. college hockey after watching a young Jonathan Toews, a one-time standout with the University of North…

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2017

BU Recruit Shane Bowers Key Part of USHL Playoff Run

  by Jeff Cox Very few, if any, forwards in the USHL strike fear in opposing defensemen as does Boston University recruit Shane Bowers. The second-year center for the Waterloo Black Hawks scored 22 goals and added 29 assists in…

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2017

Justin Kloos puts NHL dreams on hold for one last shot at national title

Last spring, at the end of a disappointing Gophers men’s hockey season, Justin Kloos was approached by NHL teams with offers of a fulfilled dream and a professional paycheck. Why not sign a pro contract and forego his senior year…

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2017

Why College Hockey?

By Mr. G For more than 100 years, college hockey has been a breeding ground for outstanding hockey players and people. Today college hockey players make a bigger impact in the NHL than they ever have, with more than 30%…

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2017

Jost turns pro, becomes school-record 22nd NHLer

Courtesy: Russell Hons for UNDsports.com Jost was second on UND in points (33), goals (16), assists (19) and plus/minus (+17). Courtesy: Jayson Hajdu, UND Athletic Media Relations   GRAND FORKS, N.D. – University of North Dakota freshman standout Tyson Jost…

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2017

College Credit

NHL teams rely more and more on NCAA alumni By Chris Peters Carl Hagelin was one of 13 former NCAA players to get their name on the Stanley Cup with the 2016 Penguins.   When the Pittsburgh Penguins skated the…

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2017

Penguins sign coveted college free agent Zach Aston-Reese to two-year deal

By Jason Mackey / Pittsburgh Post-Gazette Billie Weiss/Getty Images Northeastern’s Zach Aston-Reese celebrates after a goal against Harvard during the Beanpot Tournament in February 2016. Aston-Reese signed with the Penguins on Tuesday.   PHILADELPHIA — With his classes at Northeastern…

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2017

Badgers men’s hockey: Aidan Cavallini savors ‘a pretty special experience’ with Wisconsin

By Todd D. Milewsk No, Tony Granato did not really have a premonition that December morning in Michigan that Aidan Cavallini was about to have a breakthrough. Sure, the University of Wisconsin men’s hockey coach talked to the senior forward…

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