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 Corran (Hockey East), RPI athletic director Jim Knowlton (ECAC) and Canisius head coach Dave Smith (Atlantic Hockey).
This will, of course, be adjusted after the season with the new leagues forming.
The board is in the process of hiring a new director for College Hockey Inc. It is believed that the board interviewed five finalists.
Nebraska-Omaha will have two new assistant coaches this season. Brian Renfrew has left UNO to become a scout with the Winnipeg Jets. Earlier this summer, Steve Johnson replaced Mike Hastings, who left to become head coach at MSU-Mankato.
Rocco Grimaldi won’t be attending the World Junior evaluation camp. As of a couple of weeks ago, he was still on schedule in recovering from knee surgery.
UND’s game times have been set for the Notre Dame series. They will play at 6:35 p.m. Friday night and 4:05 p.m. Saturday. The Saturday game is scheduled earlier because Notre Dame plays at USC in a night football game, and they want fans to be able to watch both.
The Detroit News reported that Michigan defenseman Jon Merrill is returning to school this season instead of signing with the New Jersey Devils. Read that story here.
Minnesota’s leading scorer, Erik Haula, was cited for urinating in public. Gopher coach Don Lucia told the Star Tribune, through a spokesperson, that the issue will be handled internally.
Calgary Flames first-round draft pick Mark Jankowski, originally set to go to Dubuque of the USHL for a year before heading to college, will now go to Providence this fall.