News Briefs

O’Grady tabbed volunteer assistant with Mercyhurst womenMercyhurst announced on Monday that Mike O’Grady will be a volunteer assistant coach for the Lakers’ women’s team. O’Grady comes to Mercyhurst after graduating from John Carroll University in May of 2014. He served as the assistant hockey coach for the school’s ACHA program. ( August 18, 2014)
Union’s Cohn selected for USA Hockey internshipPhil Cohn has been named the fifth recipient of the USA Hockey Brendan Burke Internship. Cohn spent the past five seasons at Union, working as the hockey operations coordinator, student manager and video coordinator in that time. ( August 5, 2014)
Murphy returns to Providence as coordinator of hockey operationsProvidence has hired Kyle Murphy as the coordinator of men’s ice hockey operations. Murphy, a 2013 graduate of Providence, returns to the Friars after captaining the squad during the 2012-13 season and winning the 2013 Derek Hines Unsung Hero Award. ( July 30, 2014)
Kawano tabbed Colorado College’s director of hockey ops, video coordinatorChris Kawano, who played eight games as a goaltender for Colorado College from 2003 to 2007, has been named the Tigers’ first director of hockey operations and video coordinator. ( July 11, 2014)
Ex-Canisius hockey ops director Walsh named intern coach at U.S. NTDPTyler Walsh has been named an intern assistant coach for the U.S. National Under-17 Team, part of USA Hockey’s National Team Development Program based in Ann Arbor, Mich., for the 2014-15 season.
Walsh spent 2013-14 as director of hockey operations at Canisius, where he was responsible for the program’s video coordination, travel management and assistance of the Griffins coaching staff. He also compiled scouting reports on opponents. Walsh is the eldest son of Shawn Walsh, former head coach at Maine, grandson of former Lake Superior State, Bowling Green and Michigan State coach Ron Mason and older brother of Michigan State junior Travis Walsh.
( July 8, 2014)
Former CHA women’s player of the year Steadman named volunteer assistant at Robert MorrisThe Robert Morris women’s team has announced the hiring of former Mercyhurst forward Kelley Steadman as a volunteer assistant coach. Steadman played for the Lakers from 2008 to 2012, producing 78 goals and 54 assists and was the CHA player of the year in 2012, in addition to being nominated for the Patty Kazmaier Award. ( July 8, 2014)
Hockey East names Smith director of communicationsBrian Smith has been named Hockey East’s director of communications. A Woburn, Mass., native, Smith was USA Hockey’s Brian Fishman Intern for the last two years. ( July 3, 2014)
Buffalo State women’s coach Moxley to play for Canada at world inline eventBuffalo State women’s coach and former Niagara standout Candice Moxley will represent Canada at the Federation of International Roller Sports World Inline Hockey Championships in Toulouse, France. Moxley made the final 14-player roster and will compete in the 16-team tournament that runs from June 30 through July 6. ( June 18, 2014)
Army tabs Mahoney-Wilson volunteer goalie coachArmy has named Brian Mahoney-Wilson the Black Knights’ full-time volunteer goalie coach. The former Lake Superior State standout and San Jose draft pick comes to West Point after spending last season as the goalie coach for the South Shore Kings premier, elite and U18 teams in the United States Premier Hockey League. ( May 30, 2014)
Johnson, Lachapelle, Hill to coach U.S. women’s U-18 teamUSA Hockey announced Tuesday that Minnesota associate head coach Joel Johnson has been named head coach of the U.S. Women’s National Under-18 Team for the 2014-15 season. Assistant coaches are Boston University assistant Katie Lachapelle and Merrimack assistant Brent Hill. ( May 21, 2014)
Wayne State grad Grotto named USA Hockey Fishman InternUSA Hockey announced Monday that Jasmine Grotto, a 2014 graduate of Wayne State, has been named the 16th recipient of the Brian Fishman Internship. ( May 19, 2014)
Gray appointed new AD at NiagaraNiagara announce Friday that Simon Gray has been appointed as the new director of athletics for the school. Gray has over 15 years of experience in athletic administration and most recently served as the acting director of athletics at Eastern Kentucky University. He began his career in college athletics as a media relations intern for the hockey team at Boston College. ( May 16, 2014)
Army coach Riley to sit on D-I committee four more yearsArmy head coach Brian Riley has received a four-year extension to his term with the NCAA Division I Men’s Ice Hockey Committee. The committee is responsible for the management of the NCAA championship, including team selection and operations, as well as future site selections for NCAA regionals and the Frozen Four. ( March 26, 2014)
CHA Consulting named ECAC Hockey tournament title sponsorECAC Hockey announced Wednesday that CHA Consulting will serve as the title sponsor of the 2014 ECAC men’s championship, now titled the “2014 CHA Consulting ECAC Men’s Hockey Championship.” ( March 19, 2014)
Parker to receive Hockey East Founders Medal on March 21Longtime Boston University coach Jack Parker will become the first coach to receive the Hockey East Founders Medal this Friday night (March 21) between semifinal games at the TD Garden. The Hockey East Founders Medal was established in 2009 upon the occasion of the 25th anniversary of the conference. The 2013-14 season marks the league’s 30th of existence. ( March 18, 2014)
Nichols-Geneseo men’s D-III tournament game postponedWednesday night’s originally scheduled NCAA D-III first-round game with Geneseo hosting Nichols has been postponed due to inclement weather. The game will now be played Thursday, March 13, at Geneseo at 5 p.m. EST. ( March 12, 2014)
Bowdoin-Oswego men’s D-III tournament game postponedWednesday night’s originally scheduled NCAA D-III first-round game with Oswego hosting Bowdoin has been postponed due to inclement weather. The game will now be played Thursday, March 13, at Oswego at 3 p.m. EDT. ( March 12, 2014)
Boston University retiring Parker’s No. 6 on Feb. 28Boston University will retire Jack Parker’s No. 6 in a ceremony during the first intermission of the game against Northeastern on Friday (Feb. 28) at Agganis Arena. The ceremony was originally scheduled to take place on Feb. 15 against New Hampshire, but the game was postponed due to inclement weather. ( February 27, 2014)
Bowdoin-Hamilton women’s series moved to Feb. 15-16Due to the impending winter storm that is scheduled to arrive in New England on Thursday and Friday, the Bowdoin women’s team has adjusted its travel plans and will play its two-game NESCAC set at Hamilton on Saturday, Feb. 15, at 3 p.m. and Sunday, Feb. 16, at noon at Sage Rink in Clinton, N.Y. The games were originally slated for Friday and Saturday. ( February 13, 2014)
Nodl, Lange named to Austrian Olympic teamFormer St. Cloud State forward Andreas Nodl (2006-08) and ex-Rensselaer goaltender Mathias Lange (2005-09) will play for Austria at the upcoming Winter Olympics in Sochi, Russia. ( January 27, 2014)
St. Louis Blues to attend Yale’s “White Out For Mandi” game on Jan. 24The entire St. Louis Blues team will be attending the Yale women’s game on Friday, Jan. 24 – the “White Out For Mandi” game at Ingalls Rink against Brown to honor the late Mandi Schwartz, who played at Yale and whose brother, Jaden, plays for the Blues. Mandi passed away in 2011 after a two-year battle with cancer. ( January 23, 2014)
Pegula to receive Distinguished Alumni Award from Penn StatePenn State hockey benefactor Terry Pegula has been selected as one of eight Penn State alumni to receive the Distinguished Alumni Award, the university’s highest award for an individual, the Penn State Board of Trustees announced Friday. ( January 17, 2014)
USA Hockey announces All-American Prospects Games for 2014, 2015The 2014 and 2015 CCM/USA Hockey All-American Prospects Games will be held at the First Niagara Center in Buffalo, N.Y., USA Hockey announced Tuesday. The 2014 edition will be played on Thursday, Sept. 25, while the date for the 2015 game will be announced next year. The 2012 event was also staged in Buffalo and the 2013 game was played in Pittsburgh. ( January 14, 2014)
Frozen Fenway game times moved upWith rain in the forecast for Saturday night, organizers of the day’s Frozen Fenway games have moved up game times. Massachusetts-Lowell and Northeastern will play at noon EST, while Maine and Boston University will play at 3 p.m. The games were originally scheduled for 3 p.m. and 6:30 p.m., respectively. Fenway Park gates are scheduled to open at 11 a.m. ( January 9, 2014)
Elmira-Fredonia game for Jan. 7 rescheduled to Jan. 21The Elmira at Fredonia game, originally scheduled for Tuesday, Jan. 7, has been postponed and moved to Jan. 21 due to the blizzard that has slammed Western New York. ( January 7, 2014)
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