The dogfight to hoist this year's Stanley Cup is down to two combatants whose rosters in 2016-17 featured a total of 22 players who honed their skills in NCAA Division 1 prior to turning pro. The Eastern Conference champion Pittsburgh Penguins, who are the defending Cup winners, had 16 former student-athletes perform during the past season while the challenger and Western Conference winning Nashville Predators had six.
As the curtain closed on the 2016-17 Canadian Hockey League season on Sunday in Cobourg, Ont., at least 35 players from the championship tournament now set their sights on becoming student-athletes in 2017-18.
After just four head coaching changes prior to the 2016-17 NCAA Division 1 men's hockey season, the bench boss carousel has almost doubled this off season.
Apair of U SPORTS (formerly CIS) men's hockey coaches have had the interim tag removed from their portfolios after successful campaigns in 2016-17.
While the NHL remains steadfast about not allowing its players to participate in the 2018 Olympic Winter Games in PyeongChang, South Korea, Canada announced Thursday the 28 players who will be vying for spots on the national women's team over the next year.
The Canadian university sports calendar came to an end recently with U SPORTS naming its top male and female athletes for 2016-17. In a battle with four other worthy nominees, Philippe Maillet of the University of New Brunswick Varsity Reds hockey club was tabbed as the nation's best athlete this past season.
Two hockey players from the Atlantic University Sport (AUS) conference are among the eight finalists for the U SPORTS (formerly CIS) male and female athlete of the year award.
A total of 17 hockey players were named as athletes-of-the-year at their respective schools as the U SPORTS university programs held awards banquets from coast-to-coast.
An amazing performance from an unlikely source and a rink silencing injury were just two of the many storylines involving Canadians at the 2017 NCAA Division 1 men's hockey championship finals which wrapped up April 8 at the United Centre in Chicago.
It's been quite a year for Terrebone, Que. native Philippe Maillet – and it's not over yet. After leading the University of New Brunswick Varsity Reds to their second consecutive U SPORTS men's hockey championship title last month, Maillet signed an amateur tryout (ATO) deal with the American Hockey League's Ontario (California) Reign.
For the first time in 33 years, the storied men's hockey team at the University of Michigan will have a new bench boss to start the 2017-18 NCAA Division 1 season.
Canadians captured two of the three major individual awards handed out during the NCAA Division 1 men's hockey championship finals in Chicago over the weekend.
Twenty-eight Canadian-born players will be competing for an NCAA Division 1 men's hockey crown during the Frozen Four at the United Centre in Chicago from April 6 to 8. The top three seeded teams in the nation (Denver Pioneers, Minnesota-Duluth Bulldogs and Harvard Crimson), along with wild-card entry Notre Dame Fighting Irish, survived through the round of 16 and round of eight playoffs to advance to the final four.
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