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.
Little girls faces frozen in awe as Marie-Philip Poulin signs an autograph for them says it all for the Canadian Women’s Hockey League commissioner — awareness of female hockey is growing.
Junior goaltender Tanner Jaillet is hoping to back-stop the top-ranked University of Denver Pioneers to the NCAA men's hockey Frozen Four national championship finals in Chicago (April 6 to 8) and also has the opportunity to pick up one of the top individual awards in the Windy City.
The second time was a charm for Canadian goaltender Ann-Renée Desbiens of the Wisconsin Badgers. The La Malbaie, Que. native, who was a finalist for the Patty Kazmaier Award as the top player in NCAA Division 1 women's hockey last season, was named winner of the prestigious award on March 18 during the women's Frozen Four in St. Charles, Missouri.
Senior forward Cayley Mercer from Exeter, Ont. scored twice to power the Clarkson Golden Knights to a 3-0 victory over the top-ranked Wisconsin Badgers in the NCAA Division 1 women's championship final on March 19.
Victors were crowned for both men’s and women’s U SPORTS hockey this past weekend. On the female side, the sixth-seeded University of Alberta Pandas shocked the eight-team women's field, including a thrilling 2-1 double overtime victory over the No. 4 seed McGill Martlets in the championship final.
The University of New Brunswick Varsity Reds defended their U SPORTS (formerly CIS) men's hockey championship crown on home ice by downing the University of Saskatchewan Huskies 5-3 in the title game in Fredericton, N.B.
A pair of Canadians remain in the hunt for the 2017 Hobey Baker Memorial Award as top player in NCAA Division 1 men's hockey. The initial field of more than 60 nominees was reduced to 10 hopefuls on March 16 and that grouping included Union College Dutchmen junior forward Spencer Foo from Edmonton, Alta. and Harvard Crimson senior forward Alexander Kerfoot from West Vancouver, B.C.
The fields have been set for the men's and women's U SPORTS (formerly CIS) national hockey championship tournaments taking place next weekend (March 16 to 19).
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