News Briefs

Cross named new assistant AD at Penn State, will oversee hockey programsPenn State announced Monday the appointment of Dr. Michael Cross as assistant athletic director – new business development. Cross brings nearly 25 years of coaching and athletic administrative experience to Penn State and will serve as the sport administrator for the men’s and women’s hockey teams. Cross comes to Penn State after serving the past five years as the director of athletics at Bradley University. He will begin his duties in late August. ( August 3, 2015)
Elmira grad Waters named new AHA/CHA director of communicationsSteffan Waters is the new Atlantic Hockey and College Hockey America director of communications. Waters takes over for David Rourke, who stepped down to pursue other non-athletic related opportunities. Waters, a 2013 graduate of Elmira, joins the AHA/CHA after spending the last two years at his alma mater as a graduate assistant in the Department of Sports Information. ( July 30, 2015)
NCAA alumni Crowe, Moore join U.S. NTDP staffUSA Hockey announced Wednesday that former Clarkson defenseman Jeremiah Crowe (2006-10) has been named assistant director of player personnel and ex-Maine forward Greg Moore (2002-06) is the new intern assistant coach at USA Hockey’s National Team Development Program in Plymouth, Mich. ( July 29, 2015)
Five U.S. cities named finalists to host 2018 World Junior ChampionshipUSA Hockey on Tuesday named Chicago, Buffalo, Pittsburgh, St. Louis and Tampa as finalist cities in contention to host the 2018 IIHF World Junior Championship. The annual event, which features 10 nations, is conducted in late December/early January each year. “We’ll likely further narrow the field in the next 60 days and then conduct in-person visits before making a final decision,” said USA Hockey assistant executive director of marketing, communications and events Mike Bertsch in a statement. ( July 28, 2015)
Margarucci named USA Hockey’s manager of player safetyKevin Margarucci has been named USA Hockey’s manager of player safety. Since 2001, Margarucci has served as head athletic trainer and teacher at Lewis-Palmer High School in Monument, Colo., and has also worked as an athletic trainer at Colorado College and for the United States Olympic Committee. he holds a master’s degree in athletic training from Indiana State and a bachelor’s degree in physical education and athletic training from Brockport. ( July 22, 2015)
New video board coming to New Hampshire’s Whittemore CenterNew Hampshire announced Friday that it will partner with Daktronics, Inc. to install a new four-sided, center-hung video board with a LED display band at the Whittemore Center. The project is slated for completion prior to the 2015-16 hockey season. ( July 17, 2015)
Siergiej gets video coordinator gig with USA World Junior teamUSA Hockey announced Friday that Nick Siergiej, coordinator of hockey operations at Notre Dame, will serve as video coordinator for the 2016 U.S. National Junior Team. ( July 17, 2015)
NCAA approves modification to goalie interference ruleMen’s and women’s officials will be authorized to judge whether incidental contact impacted the goalkeeper’s ability to defend the goal beginning with the upcoming 2015-16 season as the NCAA Playing Rules Oversight Panel approved the modification to the rule regarding contact with the goalkeeper on Thursday. USCHO previously reported the modification on June 15. ( July 17, 2015)
Longtime Michigan State trainer Carrier enters NATA Hall of FameMichigan State associate head athletic trainer Dave Carrier was inducted into the National Athletic Trainers Association Hall of Fame on June 25 at the organization’s annual convention in St. Louis. Carrier will enter his 32nd season as the athletic trainer of the Spartan hockey team this fall. ( July 13, 2015)
Omaha announces four players will not return for 2015-16 seasonNebraska-Omaha announced Wednesday in a press release that freshman goaltender Brock Crossthwaite, sophomore forward Jono Davis, sophomore defensemen Matt Youso and freshman defenseman Brian Rideout have left the team and will not return for the 2015-16 season. No reasons were given for the players not returning to Omaha. ( July 8, 2015)
Union promotes Dumais to associate head coachUnion has promoted Joe Dumais to associate head coach after four seasons as an assistant. Dumais has worked with Dutchmen forwards and special teams since joining the program in 2011. ( July 1, 2015)
Former Boston College defenseman Wey retires because of concussionsFormer Boston College defenseman Patrick Wey has retired at age 24 because of concussion issues, The Patriot-News reported. Wey, who won national championships with the Eagles in 2010 and 2012, had his only two professional seasons cut short by head injuries. ( June 29, 2015)
Minnesota adds Curtin, DePaul, Meredith, Schneider to ‘M’ Club HallThe University of Minnesota “M” Club will induct former men’s players Roland DePaul, Dick Meredith and Bill “Buzz” Schneider and former women’s player Ronda Curtin to its Hall of Fame. The ceremony will be held in the DQ Club Room at TCF Bank Stadium on Oct. 15, 2015. ( June 23, 2015)
Chelios, Cole, Reiter named 2016 World Junior assistant coachesUSA Hockey on Wednesday named Chris Chelios (Wisconsin), Danton Cole (Michigan State) and Kevin Reiter (Alaska-Anchorage) as assistant coaches for the 2016 U.S. National Junior Team that will compete in the 2016 IIHF World Junior Championship in Helsinki, Finland. The trio will work with Ron Wilson (Providence), who was previously announced as head coach. ( June 17, 2015)
Tilley to be enshrined in Ohio State Athletics Hall of FamePaul Tilley will be inducted into the Ohio State Athletics Hall of Fame on Sept. 18. Tilley played for the Buckeyes from 1976 to 1980 and recorded 81 goals and 131 assists for 212 points in 148 games. ( June 11, 2015)
Wisconsin tabs Hamre new hockey ops directorWisconsin has tabbed John Hamre its new director of hockey operations. Hamre, who is expected to start on June 8, replaces video coordinator and director of hockey operations Zach Remiker, who is departing the program. ( June 2, 2015)
Hardy named U.S. NTDP director of player personnelUSA Hockey announced Tuesday that Ryan Hardy has been named director of player personnel at the National Team Development Program. Hardy worked for the past two years as the assistant director of player personnel at the NTDP after working for the NHL during the 2012-13 season as a regional amateur scout in the New England area. Prior to his stint with the NHL, Hardy served three seasons (2008-10, 2011-12) as an assistant coach with the Sacred Heart men’s team. ( June 2, 2015)
Clarkson’s Matteucci gets spot on Canada’s women’s baseball teamFormer Clarkson defenseman Ella Matteucci has been named to Canada’s women’s baseball team for the 2015 Pan American Games in Ajax, Ontario. Matteucci had seven goals and 21 points in 153 games in a four-year career that ended in March. Women’s baseball is being contested at the Pan Am Games for the first time in July. ( May 17, 2015)
Luongo named assistant coach with U.S. NTDPFormer Michigan State forward Chris Luongo has been named an assistant coach with the U.S. National Team Development Program in Ann Arbor, Mich. Luongo also coached in the NCAA ranks with Alabama-Huntsville and Wayne State. ( May 12, 2015)
Shields back at Michigan as volunteer assistant coachFormer Michigan goaltender Steve Shields will join the Wolverines as a volunteer assistant coach. Shields played at the school from 1990 to 1994 and became the first NCAA goalie to reach 100 career wins (111), a record surpassed by Marty Turco (125 wins), who also played at Michigan. ( May 8, 2015)
Michigan’s Hyman a Wooden Citizenship Cup finalistMichigan senior forward Zach Hyman was honored as one of five finalists (and the lone hockey player) for the 11th Annual Coach Wooden Citizenship Cup in an awards ceremony in Atlanta on Monday night. Hyman attended the awards ceremony and was honored with a short video presentation before having the chance to address the crowd along with his fellow finalists. He has been very active in the Ann Arbor community during his four years with the Wolverines and is also the author of two children’s books. ( April 28, 2015)
Rourke resigns as Atlantic Hockey director of media relationsAtlantic Hockey director of media relations David Rourke has resigned, effective June 30. He is exploring job opportunities outside college athletics, according to a news release. ( April 18, 2015)
Union’s Di Pauli von Treuheim named Goldwater ScholarUnion junior forward Theo Di Pauli von Treuheim has been named a 2015 Barry Goldwater Scholar – one of 12 recipients from Illinois honored with the scholarship. The purpose of the award is to provide a continuing source of highly qualified scientists, mathematicians and engineers by awarding scholarships to college students who intend to pursue research careers in these fields. Di Pauli von Treuheim is a bioengineering major who holds a 3.96 overall GPA. ( April 15, 2015)
Colorado College’s Harstad recognized by NSCAColorado College senior Aaron Harstad has been named a 2015 All-American Athlete Award recipient by the National Strength and Conditioning Association and EAS Sports Nutrition. The All-American Strength and Conditioning Athlete of the Year Award program recognizes collegiate and high school athletes whose athletic accomplishments, in the opinion of their strength coach, reflect their dedication to strength training and conditioning. ( April 14, 2015)
Mercyhurst men’s coach Gotkin a 2015 Pennsylvania Sports Hall inducteeMercyhurst men’s coach Rick Gotkin, currently in his 27th season at the Lakers’ helm, will be inducted into the Erie Chapter of the Pennsylvania Sports Hall of Fame on Tuesday, June 23 at the Erie Shrine Club. ( March 7, 2015)
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