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by Ken Schott

Parting Schotts

A Daily Gazette sports blog
Ken Schott blogs about college hockey & more
Saturday, June 28, 2014

Union players heading to NHL development camps

Now that the NHL draft is over, it's time for NHL teams to take a look at their draft picks, as well as the free agents they have signed and selected invited players at development camps next month. Union will have five players going. Defenseman Jeff Taylor, the Clifton Park ...
Saturday, June 28, 2014

UPDATE: Union defenseman Taylor selected in seventh round of NHL draft by Penguins

The Pittsburgh Penguins have selected Union sophomore defenseman Jeff Taylor in the seventh round of the NHL draft on Saturday. Taylor, who is from Clifton Park, had three goals and 13 assists in 41 games last season in helping the Dutchmen win the NCAA title. He was named to the ...
Saturday, June 28, 2014

Kings pick RPI 2015-16 recruit Dillon in fifth round of NHL draft

A second RPI hockey recruit was selected in the NHL draft on Saturday. With the final pick of the fifth round, the Stanley Cup-champion Los Angeles Kings picked goalie Alec Dillion, who will be joining the Engineers in the 2015-16 season. Dillon plays for the Victoria Grizzlies of the British ...
Saturday, June 28, 2014

Incoming RPI defenseman Prapavessis selected by Dallas Stars in NHL draft

The Dallas Stars selected incoming RPI defenseman Michael Prapavessis in the fourth round of the NHL draft on Saturday. Prapavessis, the 105th overall pick, had 11 goals and 66 assists in 71 games for the Toronto Lakeshore Patriots of the Ontario Junior Hockey League last season. He was named the ...
Friday, June 27, 2014

NBCSN dumps first round of NHL draft at 10 p.m. for track and field

NBCSN, the cable home of the National Hockey League, was showing Canada cable sports channel TSN's coverage of the NHL draft. The broadcast started at 7 p.m., and was slated to go three hours. The first 27 picks were shown on NBCSN. Then, at 10 p.m., viewers saw the U.S. ...
Friday, June 27, 2014

ESPN acquires CFL U.S. TV rights

ESPN has acquired the U.S. TV rights for the Canadian Football League, the cable network announced Friday. ESPN will present at least 86 games in 2014 with 17 or more contests to be televised on ESPN, ESPN2 and ESPNEWS, including the 102nd Grey Cup. An additional 69 games will be ...
Friday, June 27, 2014

ValleyCats to host World Cup viewing party Tuesday

The Tri-City ValleyCats will host a World Cup viewing party at Joseph L. Bruno Stadium on Tuesday, when the U.S. faces Belgium in the knockout round. The 4 p.m. game will be shown on the team's new video board in left field. The gates will open at 3 p.m. and ...
Friday, June 27, 2014

ESPN averages 6.7 rating, over 10 million viewers for U.S.-Germany World Cup match

It's safe to say there were millions of Americans who took an extended lunch break Thursday afternoon to watch the United States' 1-0 loss to Germany in World Cup group play. On Friday, ESPN said its coverage generated an average minute audience of more than 12 million people across its ...
Friday, June 27, 2014

NBA draft gets 3.1 overnight rating for ESPN

The seemingly never-ending NBA draft earned ESPN a 3.1 overnight rating, the highest-rated NBA draft ever on ESPN, according to Nielsen. The draft was up 19 percent compared to last year’s telecast, which posted a 2.6 overnight rating. The draft, which didn't end until after midnight, peaked at a 3.9 ...
Thursday, June 26, 2014

World Cup knockout round schedule, announcer assignments

Here is the World Cup knockout round coverage and announcing assignments on ESPN, ABC and ESPN radio. The knockout round starts Saturday. Saturday — 11:30 a.m. ABC, Brazil vs. Chile. TV: Ian Darke, Steve McManaman. ESPN Radio: Ross Dyer, Shep Messing; 3:30 p.m. ABC, Colombia vs. Uruguay. TV: Jon Champion, ...

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