News Briefs

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)
Merrimack-Russian Red Stars exhibition game canceledDue to Thursday’s snowstorm, Merrimack’s Thursday afternoon exhibition against the Russian Red Stars has been canceled with no makeup date scheduled. Fans who purchased a ticket for the game may redeem them for admission to any “non-premium” game through the remainder of the 2013-14 season. ( January 2, 2014)
Former Hobey Baker winner Fusco to head up charity game against USA WarriorsScott Fusco, a member of the 1984 and 1988 U.S. Olympic hockey teams and the 1986 Hobey Baker winner while playing at Harvard, will join other hockey Olympians to play the USA Warriors in an exhibition game on April 9 at the Tsongas Center in Lowell, Mass. The USA Warriors is a team of combat-wounded and service-disabled military members and veterans with two teams, one standing and one on sleds. The standing team will be the one that plays the local Olympians, while the sled team will play an intrasquad scrimmage prior to the standing team’s game with the Olympians. Net proceeds of the event will go to One Fund Boston and the Travis Roy Foundation, as well as to the USA Warriors Ice Hockey Program. ( December 30, 2013)
Michigan’s Motte the final U.S. World Junior cutMichigan freshman forward Tyler Motte was the final cut from the United States World Junior team, released on Dec. 25, and is expected to rejoin the Wolverines for the Great Lakes Invitational outdoors at Detroit’s Comerica Park on Dec. 27. ( December 26, 2013)
UMass defenseman Yevenko to suit up for Belarus at Arosa ChallengeMassachusetts junior defenseman Oleg Yevenko has been invited to join the Belorussian national team and participate in the Arosa Challenge, hosted by the Swiss Ice Hockey Federation, from Dec. 19-22. ( December 18, 2013)
Three collegians added to preliminary U.S. World Junior rosterForwards Vince Hinostroza (Notre Dame) and Zach Stepan (Minnesota State) and defenseman Jaccob Slavin (Colorado College) have been added to the preliminary roster for the 2014 U.S. National Junior Team. ( December 10, 2013)
USA Hockey extends Ogrean through 2018USA Hockey announced Tuesday that executive director Dave Ogrean has received a four-year contract extension through 2018. ( December 10, 2013)
NCHC playoff tournament to be called NCHC Frozen FaceoffAfter two different rounds of voting and over 800 ballots submitted, fans have selected NCHC Frozen Faceoff for the name of the conference’s championship weekend. The inaugural event will take place March 21-22, 2014, at the Target Center in Minneapolis, Minn. ( December 7, 2013)
Michigan’s Berenson inducted into St. Louis Sports HallMichigan head coach Red Berenson was inducted into the St. Louis Sports Hall of Fame last night (Nov. 20). Berenson, who played and coached for the St. Louis Blues, is also a member of the University of Michigan Athletic Hall of Honor, the Dekers Club Hall of Fame, the Michigan Sports Hall of Fame and the Saskatchewan Sports Hall of Fame. ( November 21, 2013)
Minnesota’s Horn leaves school, will play in USHLAccording to the Minneapolis Star Tribune, Minnesota sophomore forward Christian Horn has left school to play for the Tri-City Storm of the United States Hockey League. Horn did not see any game action with the Gophers this year or in 2012-13. ( October 28, 2013)
Fan vote created to name NCHC championship weekendThe NCHC’s championship weekend will be held March 21-22 at the Target Center in Minneapolis and fans can vote on the name for the event. Finalists as selected by league staff are NCHC Frozen Faceoff, NCHC Final Faceoff, National Collegiate Hockey Championship and the NCHC Fabulous Four. ( October 25, 2013)
Former Bowling Green coach Paluch to enter BGSU Hall of FameFormer Bowling Green coach Scott Paluch has been named to the school’s Athletics Hall of Fame. Paluch, now a regional manager for USA Hockey’s American Development Model, was the head coach at BGSU for seven seasons (2002-09), where he compiled an 84-156-23 record. ( October 18, 2013)
Ex-Boston University coach Parker to guide U.S. Men’s National Select TeamFormer Boston University head coach Jack Parker has been named head coach of the 2013 United States Men’s National Select Team that will compete in the 2013 Deutschland Cup from Nov. 8-10 in Munich, Germany. The event includes teams from Slovakia, Switzerland, Germany and the U.S., which participates in the event in odd-numbered years. Ben Smith (associate head coach) and Mike Bavis (assistant coach) will join Parker on the bench. ( October 18, 2013)
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