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Scouting / Recruiting

2017

Talent gets you noticed, character gets you recruited

  written by James Leath   “He is going to be shocked we no longer want him.” “Come again?” I asked the college assistant coach seated across from me at lunch. “You flew across the country to meet him, and…

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2017

‘It never stops’: Life as a head coach in college hockey

On the tail end of his team’s first full NCAA season, ASU hockey head coach Greg Powers describes his job’s demands Photo by Celisse Jones | The State Press Greg Powers, head coach of ASU’s NCAA Division I Hockey program,…

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2017

Can you guess the one thing that most elite athletes have in common?

by John O’Sullivan     In January, my e-mail and social media accounts lit up with a simple image first shared with me on Twitter by @ohiovarsity. It’s amazing because the image portrays something that is widely known among experts, widely…

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2017

More NHL prospects are electing to play in college

By Steven Goldstein, Chicago Tribune Why are more hockey prospects opting for college instead of major junior hockey? Michigan’s Tyler Motte — a fourth-round pick of the Blackhawks in 2013 — tries to score on Michigan State in the second…

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2017

Inside College Hockey’s Fierce Recruiting War

By: Ryan Kennedy   Competition in the college ranks begins long before teams hit the ice. The initial battles are fought in the increasingly-competitive recruiting war. There has never been a more competitive time to attract talent in the NCAA….

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2017

Stop early college recruiting 

By Josh Levine Let’s Play Hockey It’s time to stop the race to recruit earlier and earlier, and fix the college recruitment process. The current situation is unnecessarily hurting athletes and increasing the workload for college coaches. As colleges commit…

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2016

Tips from the recruiting trail with UND’s Brad Berry

By Elizabeth Boger Brad Berry knows the recruiting trail can be a grind. The second-year head coach of the University of North Dakota men’s hockey team recalled one harrowing adventure many years ago. In the wee hours of the morning,…

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2016

From the WJAC to the NHL

46 World Junior A Challenge alumni open 2016-17 season on NHL rosters   When the puck dropped to kick off the 2016-17 National Hockey League season, and it did so with 46 alumni of the World Junior A Challenge earning…

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2016

Tips From The Recruiting Trail With UND’s Brad Berry

By Elizabeth Boger Brad Berry knows the recruiting trail can be a grind. The second-year head coach of the University of North Dakota men’s hockey team recalled one harrowing adventure many years ago. In the wee hours of the morning,…

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2016

Record 66 NCAA Players Sign NHL Deals

Influx of NCAA talent continues to flow to NHL ranks. 2015 NCAA champion Mark Jankowski signed an entry-level contract with the Calgary Flames (Photo by ESPN Photos).   A record 66 players from NCAA hockey have signed NHL contracts this…

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