Random Updates

The new structure for College Hockey Inc., is in place. Instead of just reporting to the five commissioners, one other rep from each league is part of the board. The board members, besides the league commissioners, include UND head coach Dave Hakstol (WCHA), Bowling Green associate athletic director Jim Elsasser (CCHA), Vermont athletic director Bob…
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UNO’s Jayson Megna To Turn Pro

Nebraska-Omaha forward Jayson Megna will turn pro after playing one college season. Megna is choosing between the Winnipeg Jets, Pittsburgh Penguins and Boston Bruins, according to a story in the Omaha World Herald. Megna is the second UNO forward to turn pro this offseason. Earlier, Terry Broadhurst signed with the Chicago Blackhawks and recruit Alex…
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VandeVelde Re-signs With Oilers

Former UND forward Chris VandeVelde has re-signed with the Edmonton Oilers, inking a one-year contract. VandeVelde has been with the Oilers for both years as a pro, playing 17 NHL games. He scored his first-career goal late last season. The former Moorhead High product was one of the top players in the Calder Cup Playoffs…
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Penn State Hockey, Etc.

Since the NCAA has hammered the Penn State football program and athletic department with significant penalties — a $60 million fine, a four-year bowl ban and the loss of a significant amount of football scholarships — there has been much speculation on what it means for the startup hockey program. My guess? Not a lot.…
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Hammer To Call Games On TV

It may be rather strange for viewers tuning into UND hockey games on TV next season — Pat Sweeney will not be calling them. Midcontinent Communications, which will be taking over the production of UND games beginning this season, has hired KVLY sports director Dan Hammer to be its play-by-play announcer. He also will host…
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