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by Ken Schott

Parting Schotts

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Ken Schott blogs about college hockey & more

Union's Scarfo back at Blue Jackets development camp

Union College hockey junior center Ryan Scarfo is at the Columbus Blue Jackets development camp this week. The camp started today and runs through Thursday. This is the second straight year Scarfo has been the Blue Jackets camp. The Dutchmen alternate captain had 12 goals and seven assists last season. ...

Levy, Melrose are ESPN's No. 1 World Cup of Hockey announcing team

Former Adirondack Red Wings player and coach Barry Melrose will join Steve Levy in the booth for ESPN's coverage of the World Cup of Hockey starting Sept. 17 in Toronto. Levy and Melrose will call all of Team USA's games, as well as the semifinals and best-of-three finals. John Buccigross ...

Colbert, Baker join Union women's hockey staff

Whitney Colbert and Mitch Baker have been named assistant coaches for the Union women's hockey team, new head coach John Sciba announced Wednesday. Colbert comes to Union from Connecticut College, where she spent two seasons as an assistant coach for the women's hockey team. She interned with the Cornell men's ...

Flyers' Gostisbehere should win Calder Trophy, but won't

Even though I’m on vacation this week, I wanted to comment on the NHL Awards. Specifically, the Calder Trophy for NHL Rookie of the Year. Philadelphia Flyers defenseman and former Union star Shayne Gostisbehere is one of three finalist for the Calder, which will presented during Wednesday’s NHL Awards show ...

Hockey announcer, Glens Falls native Strader diagnosed with cancer

The Dallas Stars announced Monday that the original voice of the AHL's Adirondack Red Wings, Dave Strader, has been diagnosed with cancer. Strader, a Glens Falls native, just completed his first season as the play-by-play voice of the Stars. "I realize I have a challenge and fight ahead of me," ...

4-on-4 OT might be coming to college hockey

Overtime games in the college hockey season could be in for a major change. The NCAA hockey rules committee announced Friday that it has recommended 4-on-4 be played in the five-minute overtime period. Wait, it gets even more interesting. If the game is still tied at the end of the ...

Vitale gets contract extension from ESPN

ESPN gave legendary college basketball analyst Dick Vitale a nice birthday present. Vitale, who turned 77 Thursday, agreed to a new contract extension with ESPN. The agreement will add an additional year to his previous extension, announced a year ago today, and will take Vitale through the 2018-19 season, which ...

FOX Sports 2 to carry 'Saratoga Live'

The New York Racing Association and FOX Sports announced an agreement Wednesday that will give the Saratoga Race Course meet plenty of national exposure. FOX Sports 2 will be live every day at the track with "Saratoga Live." Coverage starts July 22 at 4 p.m. with coverage of Opening Day ...

Ex-RPI standout Tapper joins Amerks coaching staff

Former RPI hockey standout Brad Tapper has joined the Rochester Americans as an assistant coach, the AHL team announced Monday. Tapper spent the past two seasons as an assistant coach with the Chicago Wolves. Prior to that, he was an assistant coach with the ECHL’s Florida Everblades from 2011 to ...

Union hockey opens season with four road games

For the first time since the 2011-12 season, Rick Bennett's first season as head coach, the Union College men's hockey team will open the year on the road. The Dutchmen announced their 2016-17 schedule Thursday. They will open with a two-game series at Michigan Oct. 7-8. In fact, Union will ...

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