In the CCHL, young players get the chance to prove they can excel at higher levels of hockey. While some players win scholarships and move on to become solid NCAA players, others become leaders at the next level—and continue to dominate.
The search for the top player in NCAA men's hockey has begun. The first phase of determining the 2017 Hobey Baker Award winner kicked off on Jan. 30 with the release of 66 nominees representing 40 schools for college hockey's top individual prize.
As the NCAA Hockey season is drawing to an end and the Conference races are heating up, it is time to begin voting for the Hobey Baker Award, given annually to the top player in NCAA hockey.
Over the course of four years, student-athletes in the NCAA strive to achieve success in both their chosen sport and in the classroom and for a select group, they also become model citizens in their adopted communities.
Captains are expected to make an impact, and Garrett McFadden is trying to do so in more ways than one. The Guelph Storm captain and last player remaining from Guelph’s 2014 OHL championship team has taken mental health seriously ever since his friend, Wes Cameron, died by suicide five years ago.
Ontario University Athletics officials are hoping a tough selection process will result in a return to glory for the U Sports men's hockey team at the upcoming Winter Universiade Games in Almaty, Kazakhstan.
The Wisconsin Badgers are hoping to end a five-year NCAA women's hockey championship drought this spring and are being led by four national team members, three from Team Canada and another from Team U.S.A.
NCAA men's hockey alumni will play a prominent role in the 2017 AHL All-Star Classic at the end of the month in Allentown, Pa. Taking place at the same time as the NHL stars face off in Los Angeles, nearly half of the stars selected for the AHL contest are former student-athletes, including eight who played in the college ranks last season.
The British Columbia Hockey League (BCHL) has long been considered one of the major feeding systems for the NCAA Division 1 men's hockey programs and the team currently leading the way is the Penticton Vees.
Known more for its football program (both good news and bad), the men's hockey team at Penn State have stolen some of the headlines away – at least through the first half of the 2016-17 NCAA Division 1 season.
HockeyNow 2015 Year in Review
1) John Dean Returns to OJHL to Coach Toronto Patriots
2) Off-Season Brings About Massive Turnover for OHL Coaches
3) Justin Sourdif Named 2017 HockeyNow Player of the Year for B.C.
4) Where Are They Now: 2016 Player of the Year Owen Lalonde
5) Former NHLer Jason York Now Part of Kemptville 73’s Ownership Group