I’m back from vacation just in time for the KRDO radio announcement involving CC hockey and the 40-man roster announcement for the second annual CCM/USA Hockey All-American Prospects Game, Sept. 26 at Consol Energy Center in Pittsburgh, Pa., home of the NHL’s Pittsburgh Penguins.
The game features 40 of the top American prospects eligible for the 2014 NHL Entry Draft. Twenty-eight players appear on NHL Central Scouting’s “Futures List,” which highlights players that have potential to be selected in the first three rounds. The roster includes six future National Collegiate Hockey Conference players, including four signed or committed to North Dakota.
Air Force defenseman Dan Weissenhofer, pictured, became the fourth Air Force player to participate in an NHL development camp over the past three summers.
And now for news that broke while I was unavailable:
Nebraska-Omaha cut two and suspended another player after an incident involving alleged racial slurs.
As expected, the NCHC adopted shootouts to conclude home nonconference and all league regular-season games.