Showing posts with label Boston University. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Boston University. Show all posts

Thursday, July 17, 2014

Oshie sporting the #CAWLIDGEHAWKEY shirt

Sunday, March 30, 2014

Connor Gaarder

Lets just take a quick glance at Connor Gaarder at UND.......
2011: Came on as a freshman walk on from Edina, Minnesota fighting for a roster spot.
2012: Sophomore season records first Hat Trick in NCAA career against Boston University
2014: Junior season scores the GWG against Ferris State in double OT to send UND into the Frozen Four

I'd say for a walk on, this kid has scored some pretty impressive goals, and pretty big goals at that. Not only does he score big goals, but when Connor Gaarder scores, he seems to do so in bunches.
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Wednesday, February 12, 2014

(video) 2014 Beanpot Highlights

The Boston College Eagles win the Beanpot yet again. The Eagles are smoking hot right now unbeaten in 15 games (14-0-1), that's the longest in the nation, that's their fifth Beanpot in a row. Also, the Eagles forward Johnny Gaudrea (25g-33a—50pts), is smoking hot right now, and in the last six games has scored (5g-6a—11pts).

How would you like to be a goaltender? The forward line of (1) Johnny Gaudreau (25g-33a—58pts) – (4) Bill Arnold (11g-31a—42pts) – (2) Kevin Hayes (21g-27a—48pts) is by far the best line in college hockey right now.
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Friday, February 07, 2014

UND Hockey: Breaking down the Numbers

Here’s something that sticks out for me. From November 15, 2013, UND has a 10-4-2 record. During the 16 games UND averaged 2.81 goals per game. Also, UND gave up 2.56 goals against per game. Breaking it down further, during the last 11 games, UND compiled a (9-1-1) record. During that time, UND scored an average of 2.90 goals per game and gave up 2.00 goals against per game.

Power penalty-kill struggles  

Here’s something that I would be concerned about. Going into the first series against the Mavericks, UND had killed 32-of-33 penalties. That was tops in the nation. Since that time, UND’s penalty-kill has struggled and ranks 52nd nationally going percent (65-for-86) at 75.6 percent. During those 17 games, UND has allowed two or more power-play goals in seven- of-17 games. During those 17 games, UND has a 11-4-2 record. (UNDSID)

Power-play not much better

UND’s power play has also struggled in recent weeks, having gone 3 for 28 (10.7%) over the last seven games. UND has been held without a power-play goal in four of its last five games. One exception, on January 24, 2014, against DU, UND went 2-for-4. (UND SID)


2.79 (5th)..................................Goals For............................ 3.21 (2nd)

2.71 (3rd)............................. Goals Against.......................3.38 (t-7th)

+0.08 (6th).........................Scoring Margin..................... -0.17 (7th)

18.3% (5th)............................ Power Play..........................19.2% (4th)

81.5% (5th)............................Penalty Kill......................... 76.0% (8th)

14.5 (5th)...........................Penalty Minutes.....................15.0 (3rd)

Record during 17-game special teams skid

Nov. 10 at Nebraska Omaha* W, 3-2 (1-0-0)
Nov. 15 #20 Minnesota Duluth* (Midco SN) W, 4-2 (2-0-0)
Nov. 16 #20 Minnesota Duluth* (Midco SN) L, 6-3 (2-1-0)
Nov. 22 at Boston University (NBCSN) L, 3-1 (2-2-0)
Nov. 23 at Boston University (NESN) (ot) T, 3-3 (2-2-1)
Nov. 29 St. Lawrence # (Midco SN) L, 5-2 (2-3-0)
Nov. 30 St. Lawrence # (Midco SN) W, 3-2 (3-3-1)
Dec. 6 at Western Michigan* (CBSSN) W, 3-2 (4-3-1)
Dec. 7 at Western Michigan* W, 3-2 (5-3-1)
Dec. 13 Northern Michigan (Midco SN) W, 3-2 (6-3-1)
Dec. 14 Northern Michigan (Midco SN) W, 3-1 (7-3-1)
Jan. 10 Colorado College* (CBSSN) W, 5-3 (8-3-1)
Jan. 11 Colorado College* (Midco SN) W, 3-2 (9-3-1)
Jan. 17 at Bemidji State (LPTV) (ot) T, 1-1 (9-3-2)
Jan. 18 Bemidji State (Midco SN) W, 4-2 (10-3-2)
Jan. 24 at #16 Denver* (CBSSN) W, 4-2 (11-3-2)
Jan. 25 at #16 Denver* (Root Sports RM) L, 3-0 (11-4-2)
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Thursday, February 06, 2014

(Video) Hockey East officials admit mistake on Doyle Somerby HFB call

Interesting turn of events. It's not very often you can get a hockey or any sports league to admit they blew a call on a play. We have seen it before, in some cases a head of officials from a conference will close ranks around around one of their officials that made a questionable call.They'll come up with some explanation on why their official made a certain call.  Ahem, WCHA... 

I didn't think the play originally looked all that bad, nor did I originally think it was worthy of a five-minute hitting from behind call. You can watch the video from the play and decide for yourself. Obviously, Doyle Somerby hit Kevin Hays from behind, but it wasn't a malicious play.

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Monday, February 03, 2014

(Video) BU's Doyle Somerby hits B.C.'s Kevin Hays from behind - Bean Pot

Boston University defenseman Doyle Somerby was given a five-minute major and a game misconduct for this hit on Boston College forward Kevin Hays. Hayes didn't miss a shift, and he was back out on the power-play.
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Saturday, December 07, 2013

College Hockey on Twitter

Boston University Men's Hockey: @TerrierHockey
Boston University Women's Hockey: @BUwhockey
Merrimack College Men's Hockey: @MC_MHockey
Merrimack College Women's Hockey: @MerrimackWHKY
Harvard Men's Hockey: @Harvard_Hockey
Harvard Women's Hockey: @HarvardWHockey
Alabama Huntsville Hockey: @UAHHockey
North Dakota Men's Hockey:‏ @UNDMHockey
North Dakota Women's Hockey: @UNDWHockey
Nebraska Omaha Men's Hockey: @UNO_Hockey
UMass Lowell Men's Hockey: @RiverHawkHockey
Minnesota Duluth Men's Hockey:‏ @UMDHockey
Miami-Ohio Ice Hockey: @MiamiOH_Hockey
Dartmouth Men's Hockey: @Dartmouth_MIH
Dartmouth Women's Hockey: @dartmouthhockey
Clarkson Women's Hockey: @CUknights
Robert Morris Men's Hockey:‏ @RMUHockey
Robert Morris Women's Hockey: @RMUWHockey
Quinnipiac Women's Hockey: @QU_WomensIceHky
Princeton Women's Hockey: @PWIH
AIC Hockey: @AIC_Hockey
Niagara Hockey: @NiagaraUHockey
Mercyhurst Men's Hockey: @HurstMensHockey
RPI Women's Hockey: @RPIWomensHockey
University of Denver Hockey: @DU_Hockey
UMass Hockey: @UMassHockey
Maine Men's Ice Hockey: @MaineIceHockey
Ohio State Men's Hockey: @OhioState_MHKY
Ohio University Men's Hockey (probably one of the next D1 teams): @BobcatsHockey
Ohio State Women's Hockey: @OhioState_WHKY
Northern Michigan University Hockey: @NMUHockey
Wisconsin Men's Ice Hockey:‏ @BadgerMHockey
Wisconsin Women's Hockey: @BadgerWHockey
Northeastern Men's Hockey:‏ @GoNUmhockey
Northeastern Women's Hockey:@GoNUwhockey
Yale Women's Hockey: @YaleWhockey
Colgate Men's Hockey:‏ @Colgate_Hockey
Colgate Women's Hockey: @gatewhockey
Boston College Ice Hockey: @BCHockeyNews
Union College Men's Hockey: @UnionHockey
Union Women's Hockey: @UnionWHockey
Michigan State Hockey:@MSU_Hockey
RIT Men's Hockey:‏ @RITMHKY
RIT Women's Hockey: @RITWHKY
Providence College Men's Hockey:‏ @FriarsHockey
Providence College Women's Hockey: @PCWHockey
Notre Dame Hockey: @NDHockey
UConn Men's Hockey: @UConnMHOC
UConn Women's Hockey: @UConnWHOC
Bemidji State University Men's Hockey: @BSUMHockey
Vermont Men's Hockey: @UVMmhockey
Vermont Women's Hockey: @UVMwhockey
UNH Men's Hockey: @UNHHockey
UNH Women's Hockey: @UNHWomensHockey
Penn State Men's Ice Hockey: @PennStateMHKY
Penn State Women's Ice Hockey: @PennStateWHKY
Princeton Hockey:‏ @puhockey
Michigan Tech Hockey:‏ @mtuhky
Western Michigan Men's Ice Hockey: @WMUHockey
St. Cloud State Men's Hockey: @SCSUHUSKIES_MH
Holy Cross Ice Hockey:‏ @HCHockey
Canisius Ice Hockey: @GriffsHockey
Army Ice Hockey: @army_hockey
Cornell Men's Ice Hockey: @CUBigRedHockey
Cornell Women's Hockey: @CornellWHockey
Sacred Heart Men's Hockey: @SHUHockey
Brown Men's Hockey:‏ @BrownMensHockey
Brown Women's Hockey: @BrownWHockey
University of Michigan Hockey:‏ @umichhockey
Ferris State Hockey:‏ @FerrisHockey
Minnesota Men's Hockey: @GopherHockey
Minnesota Women's Hockey:‏ @MNWomensHockey
Official League/Conference Accounts Official NCAA conferences list and feed
NCAA Ice Hockey: @NCAAIceHockey
Big Ten Hockey: @B1GHockey
CCHA (sadface):‏ @CCHAhockey
WCHA Hockey: @wchahockey
Atlantic Hockey: @Atlantic_Hockey
Hockey East: @hockey_east
Reporters, News, Blogs and Interesting Accounts
College Hockey News: @chnews @USCHO
College Hockey, Inc: @collegehockey
Quinnipiac Ice Hockey Podcast: @HamdenHkyNight
D3 NESCAC account: @nescachockey
Independant Alabama Huntsville twitter: @WeLoveUAHHockey
Wisconsin State Journal UW Hockey Reporter: @AndyBaggotWSJ
BU sports blog (run by my dear friends) "Bloggin' On Babcock": @blogginbabcock
Everything University of Michigan Hockey: @MichiganHockey
ESPN anchor and college hockey proponent John Buccigross: @buccigross
Another Michigan hockey blog: @YostBuilt
UMass hockey blog "Fight Mass" @FightMass
Penn State Hockey coverage by The Daily Collegian: @TDC_MHockey
University of Minnesota Duluth Hockey Blog: @UMDHockeyBlog
Boston College blog "Around The Res": @AroundTheRes
Former BU hockey reporter, still tweets a lot about college hockey, Scott McLaughlin: ‏ @smclaughlin9
College hockey television analyst Dave Starman: @DStarmanHockey
Voice of Bowling Green hockey Kevin Meyers: @KevinMeyersBG
Bowling Green hockey correspondent Evan Pivnick: @EvanPivnickBG
College Hockey News writer Joe Meloni: @JoeMeloni
CHN and Merrimack writer Mike McMahon: @MikeMcMahonCHN
Cornell Men and Women's hockey blog "Big Red Faceoff": @BigRedFaceoff fansite: @scsuhockey
BU centric blog (without the blog):‏ @BurntBoats
NCAA Hockey's Future coverage:‏ @DJPowersHF
UMass blog "Fear The Triangle":‏ @FearTheTriangle
Quinnipiac University Hockey Blog: @QUHockeyBlog
ECAC Hockey Blogs:‏ @ECACHockeyBlog
Clarkson Hockey Blog: @ClarksonHockey
Union Hockey Blog: @UnionHockeyBlog
Nanooks Hockey Blog: @NanookHockey
BU Hockey Blog:‏ @TheBUHockeyBlog
Boston University Terrier Hockey Fan Blog: @thfblog
College Hockey News reporter Josh Seguin: @JoshSeguin24
SB Nation College Hockey: @SBNCollegePuck
UMD Bulldog commentary: @runwiththedogs
In-Game Updates for St. Lawrence Hockey: @SLUhockeylive
St. Lawrence Hockey Blog: @sluhockeyblog
Union Hockey News: @unionhockeynews
ECAC College Hockey News and QU hockey reporter Bryan Lipiner: @Bryan_Lipiner
Very biased BU blog "BayState RoadSports": @bsrs_blog
Yale and Quinnipiac hockey reporter Chip Malafronte: @ChipMalafronte
NCAA, NCHC, College Hockey, thehockeywriters: @goon48
North Dakota hockey for the Grand Forks Herald:‏ @SchlossmanGF
Rensselaer Hockey news: @rpihockeydotnet
Northeastern hockey blog "Husky Hockey News":‏ @HuskyHockeyNews
Cornell men and women's hockey blog "Where Angels Fear to Tread": ‏ @CornellWAFT
NBC Sports Network college hockey announcer Dave Goucher: @DavidCGoucher
Over the Boards, college hockey recruiting news: @OTBPuckWatch
UMaine twitter, good guy John Forsyth: @blackbear93
Union and RPI writer for the Albany Times Union Ken Schott: @slapschotts
Maine student sports radio: @SportsWMEB
Lowell fan, CHN contributor, and sarcastic hockey pundit Ryan Lambert: @twolinepass
Northeastern's Ryan Lambert and "good fan" Sean Hathaway: @seanphathaway
Boston University Terrier Hockey Pictures: @BUTerrierPics
USCHO writer Pat Bradley:‏ @PatBradleyUSCHO
USCHO writer Alex Faust: @alex_faust
USCHO writer and RIT commentator Chris Lerch:‏ @chrislerch
USCHO writer Jimmy Connelly: @jimmyconnelly
USCHO writer Paula Weston: @paulacweston
USCHO Hockey East writer Dave Hendrickson: @HendricksnUSCHO
USCHO writer and tech Ed Trefzger: @EdTrefzgerUSCHO
USCHO ECAC writer Brian Sullivan:‏ @SullivanHockey
All things Michigan Tech hockey: @TechHockeyGuide
Boston University's Boston Hockey Blog: @BOShockeyblog
Wisconsin Ice Hockey reporter Andy Johnson: @AndyJohnsonB5Q
St. Cloud hockey blog "Center Ice": @CenterIceClub
UND hockey blog "Sioux Tradition" ‏ @SiouxTradition
Princeton hockey blog "Eye On The Tigers": @PUHockeyBlog
Minnesota Gophers Hockey stats: @GopherPuckStats
CHN/SBCollegePuck and Minnesota writer Nate Wells: @gopherstate
Minnesota Duluth radio guy and blog writer Bruce Ciskie: @BruceCiskie
RIT Mens Hockey live updates:‏ @RITMHLive
College Hockey News writer Adam Wodon: @CHN_AdamWodon
UMaine hockey reporter Matt Booth:‏ @Mainely_Hockey
St. Cloud men and women's hockey news:‏ @KVSCHockey
UMD and NCHC reporter Andrew Craig: @CollegeHockeyHH
Everything Minnesota hockey (High school, college, NHL):‏ @MNState0fHockey
North Dakota Hockey and Minnesota writer @SchlossmanGF
Wisconsin fan, but ECAC reporter Jason Klump: @Jason_Klump
Providence hockey reporter Mark Divver: @MarkDivver
Gopher Puck Live: @GopherPuckLive
Clarkson hockey reporter Cap Carey: @CapCareyWDT
UMD hockey writer Matt Christians: @Matt_Christians
BU hockey blog "Bleed Scarlet": @BleedScarletBU
Student-run Quinnipiac hockey twitter: @QUBobcatHockey
UMass Lowell hockey news "Hawk Squawk"‏: @UMLHawkSquawk
Unofficial Bowling Green hockey twitter: @BGSU_Hockey
Miami hockey blog "Blog of Brotherhood": @MiamiHockeyBlog
Hockey East blog "The Puck Drop": @HockeyEastblog
Hockey East/Atlantic Hockey/ECAC radio show "Hockey on Campus": @HockeyonCampus
Bentley Falcons hockey blog "JAR Pride": @JARpride
RPI hockey blog "Without a Peer":‏ @without_a_peer
BU's unofficial mascot Sasquatch: ‏ @busasquatch
"Cawlidge Hawkey Organization":‏ @CawlidgeHawkeyO
College hockey (among other things) writer Joshua Kummins: @JoshuaKummins, a larger directory of current and former players:‏ @USCollegeHockey
UML hockey blog "View From 123":‏ @VIEWFROM123
Student Sections/Fan Groups
Michigan's Children of Yost: @ChildrenOfYost
Wisconsin's Crease Creatures: @CreaseCreatures
Minnesota Duluth's Penalty Box: @umdpb
Ohio State's Knucklebucks: @OSUKnucklebucks
Union College's Messa Faithful: @MessaFaithful
New Hampshire's Cat Pack: @UNHCatPack
Boston University's Dog Pound: @BUDogPound
Cornell's Lynah Faithful: ‏@LynahFaithful
Bowling Green's Falcon Fanatics:‏ @FalconFanatics1
Ohio University's Gang Green: @GangGreen14
Michigan Tech's Mitch's Misfits: @mitchsmisfits
Northeastern's DogHouse: ‏@NUDoghouse
Bowling Green's Bleacher Creatures:‏ @bg_creatures
RIT's Corner Crew:‏ @ritcornercrew
North Dakota's NoDak Nation: @NoDak_Nation
Providence College's Friar Faithful: @PCFriarFaithful
RPI's First Church of RPI: @FirstChurchRPI
Nebraska Omaha's The Red Army: @RedArmyUNO
UMass Lowell's RiverHawk Nation: @RiverHawkNation
Penn State's Roar Zone: @TheRoarZone
Minnesota Duluth's Hockey Cheerleaders: @UMD_HockeyCheer
Official Arena Accounts
Union College's Messa Rink: @MessaRink
North Dakota's Ralph Englestad Arena: @TheREA
Boston University's Agganis Arena: @AgganisArena
UMass Amherst's Mullins Center: @MullinsCenter
UMass Lowell's Tsongas Center: @TsongasCenter
Bentley's Ryan Arena: @RyanArena
Providence College Head Coach Nate Leaman:‏ @CoachLeaman
Michigan State Head Coach Tom Anastos: @TomAnastos
Princeton Head Coach Bob Prier:‏ @coachbobprier
St. Lawrence Head Coach Greg Carvel: @SkatingSaints
Army Head Coach Brian Riley: @Coach_BRiley
Merrimack Head Coach Mark Dennehy: @MarkD4224
Miami Head Coach Rico Blasi: @CoachBlasi
RPI Head Coach Seth Appert: @SethAppert
UMass Head Coach John Micheletto: @CoachMicheletto
Ohio State Associate Head Coach Brett Larson: @BrettLarson18
Dartmouth Associate Head Coach Dave Peters: @AcademicHockey
Princeton Assistant Coach Greg Gardner: @coachgards
Wisconsin Assistant Coach Gary Shuchuk: @gshuchuk
Boston University Assistant Coach Steve Greeley:‏ @SGreeley8
Cornell Volunteer Assistant Coach Matthew Michno: @MMichno30
Quinnipiac Assistant Coach Bill Riga:‏ @BillRiga
Quinnipiac Assistant Coach Reid Cashman: @ReidCashman
Northeastern Assistant Coach Jerry Keefe: @KeeferJ_
Miami-Ohio Assistant Coach Nick Petraglia: @NickPetraglia
UMass Amherst Assistant Coach Ryan Miller: @rkmillertime
Michigan State Assistant Coach Tom Newton:‏ @CoachNewtonMSU
St. Lawrence Assistant Coach Kristofer Mayotte: @Mayotte_K
UConn Assistant Coach Joe Pereira: @JoePereira91
S/T to @BartRhett for supplying the list. Any omission should be addressed to him. 
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Sunday, November 24, 2013

(Video) Drake Caggiula Elbowing Penalty

North Dakota's Drake Caggiula was assessed a two-minute minor for elbowing at the 3:32 mark of the third period. Terriers forward Kevin Duane scored 1:27 later to give the BU a 3-0 lead. In my opinion, this is a shoulder-to-shoulder check. This is not a penalty. Elbowing?
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Wednesday, November 20, 2013

BU Hockey: The Season (Episode 1 - A New Day)

Not exactly Through These Doors production by any stretch of the imagination, but pretty good, none-the-less. Also, the BU Terriers’ first year head coach David Quinn seems like a no nonsense kind of guy. Should be a good series. BU is one of my favorite opponents for UND to play.
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Wednesday, November 13, 2013

UND hockey: Wednesday Links - It's cold and flu season

Again, this guy doesn't have a clue what he's talking about. It's blog I've never read, except last year, when BU played UND. Just for the record, I do think that BU is a great hockey program.

If you want to read a good BU fan blog, read this one from my friend Matt Dresens.  I don't know a western school that doesn't take the bus, to and from hockey games. UMD is five hours away from Grand Forks, ND, down highway two and they will be busing to UND this weekend. Busing is an non-issue with the UND hockey players.

I guess for some reason this particular BU fan has an issue with it. I don't know why he should have an issue with it. Some people should really worry about their own school like Boston University. Think about this, some of these players will go on to play in the minor leagues, they will take buses to their hockey games.

Sounds like the flu is ravaging the UND hockey team right now. Some players aren't in practice right now. We will know who can go as we get closer to game time on Friday night.

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Saturday, October 12, 2013

UND Hockey: 2013-14 Satellite TV Schedule

CBS Sports Network
CBS Sports Network (Photo credit: Wikipedia)
Root Sports Rocky Mountain
Root Sports Rocky Mountain (Photo credit: Wikipedia)
UND games on Television 

Oct. 18 at Miami

Nov 22 at Boston University (NBCSN)

Nov 23 at Boston University (NESN)

Dec. 6 at Western Michigan

Jan. 10 vs. Colorado College

Jan. 24 at Denver (CBSSN)

Jan 25 at Denver (Root Sports)

Feb. 14 vs. Miami

Feb. 28 at St. Cloud State

UND will have nine games that are going to be televised and available on DirecTV and Dish Network. Seven of these games, UND will be playing on the road. Both games of the BU and DU series will be on TV. That's big for fans that won't be able to travel to the games. 

While it’s not as good of a deal as last year's package, it’s better than nothing. I am torn, I can watch some of these games on my DirecTV, but I can’t get the local games because Midco Spots Network is still not on DirecTV. That means there will be no highlight videos this season, unless something changes. I thought about cancelling my DirecTV and going back to Midco, but I like the sports pack that's on DirecTV. Last year, I was able to watch the GLI and the Bean Pot because I had DirecTV. 

One UND game will be on  NESN, NESN DirecTV 628, Dish Network 434.
One UND game will be on NBC Sports Network, DirecTV 220, Dish Network 159
One UND game will be on Root Sports Network, DirecTV 683, Dish Network 414.

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Friday, August 30, 2013

EDIT: College Hockey: More Outdoor Games added to Burgeoning list of Outdoor Games

Wow! If we didn't have enough outdoor games already, we now have more games to add to a growing list of outdoor hockey games. The NHL already has six games and now we can add these additional five games. That means if your mathematically challenged, that's at least 11 outdoor hockey games this season.

Here's the break down... So, if my math is right, we have the Frozen Fenway series, game one is Merrimack vs. Providence (4:00 p.m.) and game two is Notre Dame vs. Boston College (7:30 p,m.) both game will be on Saturday, January 4, 2014. The following weekend, we have game three, UMass-Lowell vs. Northeastern (3:00 p.m.) and game four will be the classic match-up between Maine and Boston University (6:30 p.m.).

There is some good news, all four of the Frozen Fenway games will be seen on NESN. That means, if you have the DirecTV sports pack you will be able to watch the games. Add the Gophers vs. Ohio State during the weekend of January 17, 2014.

EDIT: s/t to cberkas for bringing this up. We can add these five outdoor games that I originally mentioned, to the four games from the Great Lakes Invitational that will take place on December 27-28, 2013. Lastly, there is also an outdoor game between RIT and Niagara on December 14. So this means there's going to be nine college outdoor games. There will actually be 10 if you count the woman's game between RIT and Clarkson. Using our addition skills, that brings the total to six NHL outdoor games, plus 10 college hockey outdoor games, and then you can also add the AHL outdoor game between Rochester Americans and Lake Erie Monsters. That means were going to have "at least" 17 outdoor hockey games this season.

So there you have it, an additional outdoor games. Yay! Can you say over saturation? Seriously? My question is, how much is too much. I wonder if we have reached that threshold?

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NHL Hockey: In the Wake of the NFL Settlement, is the NHL Next

English: A faceoff in the New York Islanders' ...
English: A faceoff in the New York Islanders' first game of the 2009-10 NHL season, against the Pittsburgh Penguins. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)
I don’t know about this? I think that when an athlete plays a contact sport they assume a certain amount of risk and that participant should have to sign a waiver to play.
The Globe and Mail — Like the NFL, the NHL had had its feet held to the fire in recent years over the manner in which it deals with the incidence and severity of head injuries, both their prevention and monitoring. The Boston University Centre for the Study of Traumatic Encephalopathy has found evidence of CTE (chronic traumatic encephalopathy) in the brains of several former players. CTE is a degenerative disease caused by repeated brain injuries.

Several high-profile players, including Sidney Crosby of the Pittsburgh Penguins, have missed large amounts of playing time with concussions and the league has rewritten rules and changed their interpretation in response.

Frank Brown, a spokesman for the NHL, said the league would not comment on the settlement.

The NFL, which generates an estimated $9-billion in annual revenue, will not be compelled to share internal documents that would indicate how much the league knew about concussions and when it knew. That is one reason why Paul Echlin, a Burlington, Ont.,-based sports-medicine specialist and an expert in the field of concussion research, said the NFL settlement serves the economic interests of each side without having much of an influence on the bigger picture.
In sports like racing, hockey, football, MMA, you’re playing in a sport that the next play could be your last. It’s not outside the realm of possibility that you could suffer a fatal injury and be killed. I do have a problem with football players turning around and suing the NFL, especially the ones that have made a lot of money to play a kids game. That doesn’t mean I don’t feel for their plight if they’re injured in a questionable play.
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Tuesday, May 21, 2013

Second Round: Former College Hockey Players in the NHL Stanley Cup Playoffs (5/21/2013)

Here is the list of NHL hockey players that are currently playing in the second round of the 2013 Stanley Cup Playoffs that have played college hockey (Division I & III).
The players are listed by their NHL team. These are players that have played in at least “one” Stanley Cup Playoff game during in the 2013 Stanley Cup Playoffs. I have also listed their point totals as well.

 This list doesn’t include players from teams that have been eliminated. The list doesn’t include players that are currently injured, or on their teams roster, but haven’t played in the Stanley Cup Playoff games yet.  I will update the list as much as I can.

 Points Lead changes hands

 Former Vermont Catamout forward Patrick Sharp leads all former college hockey players with (6g-4a—10pts). In second place, Wisconsin Badgers forward Joe Pavelski, (4g-5a—9pts) is tied with former Gopher defenseman Paul Martin (2g-7a—9pts). In fourth place former Ferris State forward Chris Kunitz, (3g-4a—7pts) is tied with Notre Dame forward Erik Condra (1g-6a—7pts).

 The Wisconsin Badgers are well represented in the 2013 Stanley Cup Playoffs; if my math is correct they have six players that are still currently playing in the second round of the SCP.

 If I have forgotten a player on this list feel free to drop me a line at

 Boston Bruins (3)
Torey Krug, D, Michigan State, 2GP, (2g-1a—3pts)
Matt Bartkowski, D, Ohio State, 4GP, (1g-1a—2pts)
Richard Peverley, F, St. Lawrence University, 8GP, (1g-0a—1pts)

 Chicago Blackhawks (6)
Patrick Sharp, F, Vermont, 8GP, (6g-4a—10pts)
Duncan Keith, D, Michigan State, 8GP, (1g-5a—6pts)
Jonathon Toews, F, North Dakota, 8GP, (0g-3a—3pts)
Nick Leddy, D, Minnesota, 8GP, (0g-2a—2pts)
Victor Stalberg, F, Vermont, 6GP, (0G-1A—1pts)
Brandon Bollig, F, St. Lawrence, 3GP, (0g-0a—0pts)

 Detroit Red Wings (6)
Gustav Nyquist, F, Maine, 10GP, (2g-2a—4pts)
Brendan Smith, F, Wisconsin, 10GP, (2g-2a—4pts)
Justin Abdelkader, F, Michigan State, 8GP, (2g-1a—3pts)
Patrick Eaves, F, Boston College, 9GP, (0g-2a—1pts)
Danny Dekeyser, D, Western Michigan, 2GP, (0g-0a—0pts)
Jimmy Howard, G, Maine, 6-4, .923 SV%, 2.43 GAA

 LA Kings (4)
Dustin Penner, F, Maine, 9GP, (2g-1a—3pts)
Alec Martinez, D, Miami, 9Gp, (0g-2a—2tps)
Rob Scuderi, D, Boston College, 9GP, (0g-2a—2pts)
Jonathan Quick, UMass, 8GP, 6-3, .947 SV% 1.60 GAA

New York Rangers (6)
Carl Hagelin, F, Michigan, 9GP, (2g-3a—5pts)
Brian Boyle, F, Boston College, 8GP, (2g-1a—3pts)
Derek Stepan, F, Wisconsin, 9GP, (3g-0a—2pts)
Ryan McDonagh, D, Wisconsin, 9GP, (1g-1a—2pts)
Chris Kreider, F, Boston College, 5GP, (0g-1a—1pts)
Darroll Powe, F, Princeton, 3GP, (0g-0a—0pts)

Ottawa Senators (6)
Erik Condra, F, Notre Dame, 8GP, (1g-6a—7pts)
Kyle Turris, F, Wisconsin, 8GP, (4g-2a—6pts)
Cory Conacher, F, Canisius College 7GP, (3g-0a—3pts)
Colin Greening, F, Cornell, 8GP, (3g-0a—3pts)  
Eric Gryba, D, Boston University, 4Gp, (0g-0a—0pts)
Patrick Wiercioch, D, Denver, 1GP, (0g-0a—0pts)

 Pittsburgh Penguins (9)
Paul Martin, D, Minnesota, 9GP, (2g-7a—9pts)
Chris Kunitz, F, Ferris State, 9GP, (3g-5a—8pts)
Douglas Murray, D, Cornell, 9GP, (2g-1a—3pts)
Mark Eaton, D, Notre Dame, 5GP, (0g-2a—2pts)
Matt Niskanen, D, Duluth, 9GP, (0g-2a—2pts)
Craig Adams, F, Harvard, 7GP, (0g-1a—1pts)
Tanner Glass, F, Dartmouth, 5GP, (1g-0a—1pts)
Beau Bennett, F, Denver, 3GP, (1g-0a—1pts)
Brooks Orpik, D, Boston College, 6GP, (1g-0a—1pts)

San Jose Sharks (8)
Joe Pavelski, F, Wisconsin, 7GP, (4g-5a—9pts)
Dan Boyle, D, Miami, 7GP, (2g-3a—5pts)
Tommy Wingels, F, Miami, 7GP, (0g-2a—2pts)
Justin Braun, D, UMass, 7GP, (0g-1a—1pts)
Matt Irwin, D, UMass, 7GP, (0g-1a—1pts)
Tim Kennedy, F, Michigan State, 2GP, (0g-0a—0pts)
Adam Burish, F, Wisconsin, 4GP, (0g-0a—0pts)
T.J. Galiardi, F, Dartmouth, 7GP, (0g-0a—0pts)
Cross-posted @ the Hockey Writers Combine.