College Hockey:
McDonald succeeds Wilkinson as Ice Hockey Committee Chair

— The NCAA has appointed four people to various positions on the ice hockey selections and rules committee, and named Quinnipiac athletic director Jack McDonald as the chair of the NCAA Ice Hockey Committee.

McDonald was first elected to the committee three years ago, replacing Merrimack AD Bob DeGregorio and leaving Hockey East without representation on the committee. That changed when Northeastern athletic director Ian McCaw replaced outgoing chair Joe Marsh.

Meanwhile, Bowling Green head coach Buddy Powers will begin a four-year term as a member of the Ice Hockey Committee, replacing Wayne State head coach Bill Wilkinson, who also chaired the four-man committee for the past two seasons.

These moves were made by the NCAA’s Division I Championships/Competition Cabinet at its July meeting.

Denver AD Ron Grahame is the fourth member of the committee. The ECAC and CHA are currently without representation. There is no word yet on a plan to expand the committee to six members in order to accomodate all Division I conferences.

The NCAA also appointed Beth Burr from the ECAC, Providence women’s head coach Bob Deraney, and MAAC director of ice hockey Ken Taylor to the NCAA Men’s and Women’s Ice Hockey Rules Committee. Burr and Deraney will represent women’s interests on the committee, while Taylor will serve interests of men’s hockey.

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