MINNEAPOLIS, Minn. — U.S. College Hockey Online, the definitive news, analysis and information resource for American college hockey, has announced plans for an annual Town Meeting, to be held each year on the Friday during Frozen Four weekend. This year’s inaugural event will take place Friday, April 6, at 3:30 p.m. in the Empire Convention Center, immediately following the presentation of the Hockey Humanitarian and Hobey Baker Memorial Award.
The topic of the inaugural USCHO Town Meeting is “The Frozen Four,” and will include a guest panel made up of the members of the NCAA Men’s Ice Hockey Committee: Tom Jacobs, Bill Wilkinson, Jack McDonald, Ian McCaw and Ron Grahame.
This is not a press conference. This is a chance for fans in attendance at the Frozen Four, to come and ask the committee questions in an open forum. It is a rare and unprecedented opportunity, and part of USCHO’s continuing commitment to break down the barriers and allow fans inside the many NCAA processes.
U.S. College Hockey Online (“www.uscho.com”) is in its fifth year as the leading journal for college hockey news and statistics, whether on the Internet or anywhere else. The top college hockey writers in the nation cover the major and minor conferences with columns, previews, game stories, features and analysis often delving into topics of national importance that remain untouched by any other media source. It has become relied upon as the source of information for coaches, players and fans alike, all while maintaining the highest standards of excellence and integrity.
For the past four seasons, USCHO has sponsored the nation’s college hockey poll, with 40 coaches, scouts and media members participating. It is widely considered the definitive national poll, and the only one distributed by the Associated Press.
Other site features include the wildly popular message board, and renowned Vote for Hobey Contest, which allows fans to directly participate in the nominating and selection process of the prestigious Hobey Baker Memorial Award.
U.S. College Hockey Online, which revamped its site last summer with the goal of making it easier to use and more comprehensive, continues to set new records for page views, with well over 1 million recorded in the month of December. Recently, USCHO received national recognition in Sports Illustrated and ESPN The Magazine for the quality of its coverage of college hockey.
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