Around College Hockey - Links

One the greatest things I've learned since creating this blog is to notice and appreciate good writing, whether it's a company/website I am affiliated with or not.  Hell, I'm a terrible writer, but every once in awhile I actually notice an improvement.

Below is a list of links, the website/company and their authors from around the college hockey world.  Links will be separated by conferences, and than by other various topics.


Atlantic Hockey

Air Force Finds Positive Developments - Chris Lerch - USCHO
"The Air Force Falcons are only four games into this season, but they’ve had enough drama to fill a complete schedule."
Air Force’s Chad Demers garners league honor - Joe Paisley - The Gazette
"Air Force junior forward Chad Demers was named as the Atlantic Hockey Association player of the week after he recorded a team-high four points to help the Falcons to a pair of conference wins over Canisius and Niagara."


Big Ten

Michigan's Youngersters Step Up - Josh Seguin - College Hockey News
"Michigan is young and inexperienced; everyone knew there would be growing pains, especially on defense. But the progress of the group, which includes NHL Draft picks Nolan De Jong and Michael Downing, was especially encouraging."
Michigan State Trying to Re-Establish Itself - Michael King - College Hockey News
"A Last-Place Season, Injuries and Last Weekend's Sweep Have Taken a Toll"
Minnesota Scores Early and Often - Nate Wells - SBN College Hockey
"Two days after blowing a 2-0 lead in the first period, #1 Minnesota scored 4 goals in the first 16 minutes and held on to win 6-1."
Christian Horn Leaves Minnesota, Heads to USHL - Chris Dilks - SBN College Hockey
"After not seeing game action in over a year, Horn opts for a different path."


ECAC

Clarkson Off to Hot Start - Jeff Cox - SBN College Hockey
"Clarkson will face its first league test this weekend with a road trip to face Brown and Yale."
Brown Wins Liberty Invitational - Jeff Cox - SBN College Hockey
"After two wins at the Liberty Invitational, Brown will welcome Clarkson and St. Lawrence to Meehan Auditorium this weekend."


Hockey East

Taking It Higher - Joe Meloni - College Hockey News
"As an Upperclassmen, Johnny Gaudreau Looks to Bring Dazzling Game to Another Level"
Providence Passing Each Test - Joe Meloni - College Hockey News
"Hockey East Play Awaits Undefeated Friars"
Massachusetts Trying to Ride Renewed PP - Nick Canelas - College Hockey News
"Special Teams Hold Key to Minutemen's Season"
A Winning Pair in Providence - Jim Connelly and Todd D. Milewski - USCHO
"TMQ: A winning pair in Providence, ECAC Hockey’s strength and realignment readjustment"


NCHC

Denver's Hawkinson to Miss Season - CHN Staff Report - College Hockey News
"Pioneers Scrambling to Fill Holes at Forward"
North Dakota's Caggiula OK After Scary Fall - CHN Staff Report - College Hockey News
"North Dakota sophomore forward Drake Caggiula avoided serious injury following a head-first fall into the ice that led to him being carried off on a backboard."
Minnesota Duluth Upsets Notre Dame - Matt Christians - SBN College Hockey
"After scoring three goals in the first period, all within a span of 3:25, the Bulldogs held of #2 ranked Notre Dame and gave the Fighting Irish their first loss of the year."


WCHA

Minnesota State Tries to Get Past Early Bumps - Matt Christians - College Hockey News
"Taking the west by storm last year, Minnesota State looked like a team to beat entering the postseason."


Recruiting

1998s Keep Goin' - Jasper Kozak-Miller - Over The Boards
"Eastern schools were pretty active this week (as was Denver, who picked up three nice gets from Western Canada), as three 1998-born forwards committed to play their college puck on the East Coast..."
Tyler Sheehy Opts for USHL over Final High School Season - Chris Dilks - SBN College Hockey
"The potential draft pick and Mr. Hockey front-runner won't play for Burnsville this year."
Minnesota Duluth Lands Nick Swaney - Matt Christians - SBN College Hockey
"The Bulldogs land a natural goal-scorer in Nick Swaney."
Nolan Stevens Commits to Northeastern - Chris Dilks - SBN College Hockey
"Stevens will join his brother in playing for the Huskies."
John Wiitala Commits to Ohio State - Chris Dilks - SBN College Hockey
"The Buckeyes land a smart, gritty two-way forward."
Lucas Michaud commits to Maine - Jeff Cox - SBN College Hockey
"Lucas Michaud, a big forward with raw talent, will arrive in Orono for the 2015-16 season."


Polls  & Rankings

SBN Power Rankings - SBN Staff Report - SBN College Hockey

USA Today/USA Hockey Mag Poll - USA Hockey

USCHO Poll - USCHO


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