The CHL experience couldn’t have gone any better for guys like Greg Gardner and Daniel Broussard. They never reached the NHL, but like many players right now, they were fortunate to play long enough to get their education paid for once they moved on from major junior.
While it’s still an uncommon avenue to choose from compared to the CHL, there have been many NCAA players who have made an impact for Canada at the World Juniors.
Team Canada is finalized and ready to play for World Junior gold. Hockey Canada released the final five players Friday night after the team completed its four-day selection camp with a 5-2 win over Team Denmark in St. Catharines.
On any given Friday or Saturday during the college hockey season, you can see freshman starlets already claimed by NHL teams play alongside seniors that have had illustrious college careers but are still trying to prove they can cut it at the next level.
NCAA Division 1 rosters once again stacked with CJHL graduate talent. Representatives from Canadian Junior Hockey League franchises have plenty of proof that they are doing an excellent job on player development.
The University of New Brunswick Varsity Reds may have lost some key components of their two-time defending U SPORTS men's hockey championship squad to graduation, including the nation's top player, but don't count them out when it comes to a three-peat.
The University of Denver Pioneers may have shocked the NCAA Division 1 hockey world last season by winning its eighth national title, but things will be much different when the 2017-18 campaign kicks off in October as a number of teams will be targeting the defending champs.
A total of nine NCAA Division 1 men's hockey programs will feature new head coaches when the 2017-18 campaign kicks off in October.
The Ontario Junior Hockey League (OJHL) continues to supply a good number of its graduating players to college programs south of the border, but more and more of those performers are choosing to stay home and become student-athletes.
Former University of Alberta Golden Bears men's head coach Clare Drake and current University of Calgary Dinos women's bench boss Danielle Goyette are among the 2017 induction class named to the Hockey Hall of Fame.
A total of eight hockey players, including four Canadians, are in the running for the 2017 NCAA Woman of the Year Award. The award, established in 1991, honours graduating female student-athletes who distinguished themselves in academics, athletics, service and leadership during their college careers.
Canadians are expected to play pivotal roles for the University of Denver Pioneers if they hope to repeat as NCAA Division 1 champions in 2017-18.
After an exhaustive process which included numerous suitors, the top-ranked Canadian-born NCAA Division 1free agent has finally declared where he is headed next season.
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3) Ontario Hockey Association Announces 2017-18 Prospects
4) 2018 Memorial Cup
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