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Monday, May 18, 2015

Flyers make interesting coaching hiring with Hakstol

The Philadelphia Flyers stunned the hockey world this morning, both in the NHL and the NCAA. Flyers general manager Ron Hextall hired North Dakota head coach Dave Hakstol to be the team's new head coach. Hakstol is leaving a North Dakota program that gets to the NCAAs every year to ...
Friday, May 15, 2015

RPI women's hockey hosts North Dakota in season opener

The RPI women's hockey team will open the 2015-16 regular season Oct. 2 when it hosts North Dakota at 7 p.m. at Houston Field House. The Engineers begin ECAC Hockey play Oct. 30 at Cornell. Their league home opener is Nov. 6 against St. Lawrence. RPI will host Capital Region-rival ...
Friday, May 15, 2015

Dallas Stars Elite U18 defenseman Estes commits to Union

The Union College hockey team has received a verbal commitment from Brandon Estes, a defenseman for the Dallas Stars Elite U18 team. Estes, who is 5-foot-10 and 157 pounds, will join the Dutchmen for the 2017-18 season. "So proud to say I've committed to play at Union College. Can't wait ...
Friday, May 15, 2015

Stanley Cup picks: Conference finals

I was really worried that I was going to go just 2-2 with my Stanley Cup second-round picks after the Washington Capitals took a 3-1 lead in their series with the New York Rangers. But then I remembered two things: 1) The Rangers overcame a 3-1 deficit to the Pittsburgh ...
Thursday, May 14, 2015

Union women's hockey opens Sept. 25 at Minnesota State

The Union College women's hockey team will play its first five regular-season games on the road, it was announced Thursday. The Dutchwomen will open with a two-game series at Minnesota State Sept. 25-26. That will be followed by games at UConn Oct. 3 and a two-game matchup at Penn State ...
Thursday, May 14, 2015

UPDATE: Visits by BC, Michigan highlight RPI hockey schedule

It has been two decades since the Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute men’s hockey team hosted Boston College at Houston Field House. It’s even longer since Michigan has been to Troy. That will change this fall. The appearances of BC and Michigan in Troy highlight the 2015-16 RPI schedule, which was announced ...
Wednesday, May 13, 2015

Stanley Cup playoffs conference finals schedules

The Stanley Cup conference finals commence this weekend. The East final, between the New York Rangers and Tampa Bay Lightning, starts Saturday. The West final, featuring the Anaheim Ducks and Chicago Blackhawks, begins Sunday. Here are the schedules. I'll have my picks by Friday. EASTERN CONFERENCE FINAL TIME (ET) Tampa ...
Wednesday, May 13, 2015

Syracuse hosting Wisconsin in Big Ten/ACC Challenge

Syracuse will host Wisconsin on Dec. 2 as part of the 14-game Big Ten/ACC Men's Basketball Challenge, it was announced Wednesday by ESPN. The times and networks for the games will be announced at a later date. Here is the schedule: Monday, Nov. 30: Clemson at Minnesota; Wake Forest at ...
Tuesday, May 12, 2015

Van Pelt signs contract extension with ESPN

Scott Van Pelt signed a multiyear contract extension with ESPN on Tuesday. The announcement cam at the cable network's upfront presentation in New York. As part of the deal, Van Pelt will be the solo anchor on the midnight edition of "SportsCenter" in late summer. It also means an end ...
Monday, May 11, 2015

Ex-Union player Simpson leads Stingrays to ECHL conference final

Former Union College hockey standout Wayne Simpson is having himself a great run in the ECHL Kelly Cup playoffs. Simpson had two goals and two assists Monday to lead the South Carolina Stingrays to a 5-2 victory over the Florida Everblades to clinch their East Division best-of-seven final series, 4-2. ...

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