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Weekend reading: Drew LeBlanc, Duluth, North Dakota, NCHC officials, Ohio State, Big Ten schedule, Minnesota, Anchorage, Niagara

Published: May 10, 2013, 7:06 am, by Joe Paisley

SCSUDrewLeBlancNCAAHobey Baker Award winner Drew LeBlanc of SCSU is a Sports Illustrated College Athlete of the Year finalist.

Minnesota-Duluth announced its 2013-14 captains.

Humboldt Broncos goalie Matt Hrynkiw, pictured with a national anthem singer, committed to North Dakota earlier this week for this upcoming season, according to the Grand Forks Herald.

The Saskatchewan Junior Hockey League and Canada junior leagues Goaltender of the Year went 27-11-2 record, including six shutouts for regular-season champs, with a .939 save percentage and 1.83 goals against mark.

St. Cloud State received a verbal commitment from defenseman Clark Kuster, 18, 5-10, 180, who played for Cedar Rapids in USHL last season, according to Times beat writer Mick Hatten.

The deadline to apply to become an official with the National Collegiate Hockey Conference is May 15.

Sioux City defenseman Cliff Watson, a San Jose draft pick, and fellow blue-liner Nolan Valleau, formerly of USHL Des Moines and Chicago, have both de-committed from Ohio State after the coaching change in Columbus.

The Big Ten announced its 2013-14 conference schedule. Here is a look at Minnesota’s slate.

Brush Christiansen is back to help the Alaska-Anchorage hockey program.

Niagara goalie Carsen Chubak has left school and signed a one-year, one-way contract with the Adirondack Phantoms of the American Hockey League, according to the Philadelphia Inquirer. The Hobey Baker finalist went 23-7-5 with a 1.91 goals against average and a .939 save percentage.