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NCAA Rule Changes to Slow Recruiting

Changes set new dates for first recruiting contact, verbal offers; to take effect May 1.   Rule changes approved by the NCAA’s Division I Council today will significantly alter the recruiting timeline for Division I men’s hockey prospects with the goal of slowing down...

Making big decisions with Tony Granato

By Michael Rand Tony Granato, the men’s hockey head coach at the University of Wisconsin and the coach of the 2018 U.S. Olympic Men’s Ice Hockey Team, has guided players at the highest level of his sport. But he also recognizes that the paths to get to the highest...

NCAA College Hockey Alums in NHL Break Records

  325 players, comprising one-third of all NHLers in 2018-19, developed in NCAA hockey. The growth of NCAA alumni in the NHL reached new heights this season, as a record 325 players, comprising 32.5% of the league, played in the NHL in the 2018-19 regular season. The...

Are you making these mistakes?

  Society generally protects minors against themselves, their immaturity, and against other people However, the NCAA holds minor athletes accountable for decisions they make, as early teens. The road to a professional hockey career has traditionally been via the CHL...

A Scout’s Life: Junior vs. College

  By Rory Boylen January 15, 2009 “A fifth round pick who’s got holes in his game and something to work on – maybe his size, strength, or whatever – he has to the age of 23 in the NCAA and that can make all the difference in the world.” – Philadelphia Flyers scout....