Denver coach Jim Montgomery announced the addition of three incoming freshmen to the Pioneers for the 2013-14 season: Nick Neville (Bloomfield Hills, Mich.), Emil Romig (Vienna Austria) and Greg Ogard (Wilmette, Ill.).
The trio joins Evan Cowley (Arvada), Evan Janssen (Green Bay, Wis.), Will Butcher (Sun Prairie, Wis.), Brad Hawkinson (Aurora), Trevor Moore (Thousand Oaks, Calif.) and Matt van Voorhis (Edina, Minn.) as the nine members of the Pioneers’ 2013-14 incoming class.
Atlantic Hockey Association playoff champion Canisius got a significant boost when it was announced on Tuesday that the Golden Griffins will compete and practice in the newly-constructed $172 million HARBORcenter, beginning with the 2014-15 season.
Canisius has played every regular-season home game since the 2009-10 season at Buffalo State Sports Arena as the school does not have an on-campus rink.
The facility which will be connected to the Buffalo Sabres’ First Niagara Center, and will have two NHL-size rinks, with one holding 1,800 seats for Canisius hockey. The Griffs will have their own 1,300-square foot locker room in addition to separate athletic training areas and access to the building’s high-performance training facility.
Former New Hampshire captain Josh Ciocco joined the Alaska-Anchorage staff as the Seawolves’ new assistant coach. He served as an assistant coach at Milton (Mass.) Academy, while scouting amateur events for U.S. Hockey Report. He also worked as a TV color analyst work for Hockey East games.
The news that Aurora University will start a Division III program was not what most had in mind when a rumor about a new D1 program at Illinois (Big Ten) circulated for about 90 minutes Saturday night. That rumor ended up being connected to new jerseys. Ain’t Twitter great?
Single game tickets for the Colorado College at Nebraska-Omaha games Feb. 28-March 1, 2014 will go on sale on Thursday, Aug. 1 at 9 a.m. Mountain. They may be purchased online at OmahasTeam.com and Ticketmaster.com.