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Monday, March 30, 2015

Union-Michigan hockey game at Messa will be Oct. 23

Union men's hockey won't release its 2015-16 schedule until some time this summer. However, that won't prevent me from finding out some dates for the Dutchmen's games, particularly the non-league contests. I've been able to confirm that Union will host Michigan on Oct. 23 at Messa Rink. The Wolverines will ...
Sunday, March 29, 2015

Ciampini gets goal, assist in Sharks' win

Former Union hockey player Daniel Ciampini continues to impress with the Worcester Sharks. Ciampini had a goal and an assist Sunday to help the Sharks beat the Springfield Falcons, 4-1. He had a defensive rating of plus-2. In six games with the Sharks, Ciampini had three goals, two assists a ...
Sunday, March 29, 2015

Ex-Union coach Leaman, two former Dutchmen heading to Frozen Four with Providence (updated)

Former Union coach Nate Leaman and two ex-Dutchmen players are head to the Frozen Four with Providence College. Tom Parisi's power-play goal with 5:01 left in the third period snapped a 1-1 tie and lifted the Friars to a 4-1 victory over Denver in the NCAA hockey tournament East Regional ...
Sunday, March 29, 2015

Final Four semifinal tip times set

The NCAA men's basketball tournament Final Four semifinal tip times for Saturday are set. Michigan State will face Duke at 6:09 p.m., followed by Kentucky against Wisconsin at 8:49 p.m. The games will be on TBS, with secondary coverage on TNT and truTV. Follow @slapschotts on Twitter. Follow
Saturday, March 28, 2015

Sunday's NCAA hockey tournament picks

Here are my picks for Sunday's games in the NCAA hockey tournament. East Regional Denver vs. Providence (ESPNU) — Denver, 4-1. Midwest Regional RIT vs. Omaha (ESPNU) — Omaha, 3-2. Follow @slapschotts on Twitter. Follow @dgazettesports on Twitter.
Saturday, March 28, 2015

ESPNEWS should televise some NCAA hockey tourney games

I just had an interesting thought with regards to ESPN's NCAA hockey tournament coverage. There were two games that are exclusive to ESPN3 -- Friday's St. Cloud State-Michigan Tech Midwest Regional semifinal and Saturday's Harvard-Omaha Midwest semifinal. Why can't these games be televised on ESPNEWS? After all, ESPN uses that ...
Friday, March 27, 2015

Saturday's NCAA hockey tournament picks

Here are my picks for Saturday's games in the NCAA hockey tournament. East Regional Denver vs. Boston College (ESPN2) — Denver, 4-2. Miami (Ohio) vs. Providence (ESPNU) — Miami, 3-1. Midwest Regional Minnesota State vs. RIT (ESPNU) — Minnesota State, 5-1. Harvard vs. Omaha (ESPN3) — Harvard, 4-3. Northeast Regional ...
Thursday, March 26, 2015

Vecchione will be back at Union next season

Good news for Union hockey fans. Center Mike Vecchione will be back next season. The 22-year-old from Saugus, Mass., tied senior right winger Daniel Ciampini for the team lead in points with 50 (19 goals, 31 assists). In 77 career games, he has 84 points. He should become just the ...
Thursday, March 26, 2015

Federation basketball games on TWC SportsChannel

Time Warner Cable SportsChannel 50/323 will televise several championship games from the New York State Federation Tournament of Champions basketball tournament this weekend at UAlbany's SEFCU Arena. There will be three games on Saturday. The boys' Class A final is 5 p.m., the girls' Class AA final is at 6:45 ...
Thursday, March 26, 2015

Friday's NCAA hockey tournament picks

The NCAA hockey tournament starts Friday. Personally, it feels strange not being on the road covering Union in the tournament, The Dutchmen’s run of five straight NCAA appearances was snapped when they were eliminated by Quinnipiac in the ECAC Hockey tournament quarterfinals. Two regionals, the Northeast and West, get underway ...

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