Expect an announcement concerning two or three more TV broadcasts of CC road games in the next few weeks. The games I suspect may become available involve North Dakota, St. Cloud State and Wisconsin, which are already available on Midwest regional networks. Nothing is guaranteed, however.
Team defense was an emphasis during the coaches’ 40-minute session with the Tigers in Wednesday’s practice with a focus on clearing the puck and avoiding turnovers in the CC zone, a problem for last year’s team.
Senior defensemen Kevin Hart and Steven Shamanski are the Providence College captains for the 2013-14 season, it was announced on Wednesday afternoon by coach Nate Leaman, Senior forward Derek Army and junior forward Ross Mauermann will be the alternate captains. CC hosts the Friars in mid-January 2014.
Miami’s Austin Czarnik and Nebraska-Omaha’s Ryan Walters are part of USCHO’s Top 10 forwards to watch.
North Dakota’s arena has some minor improvements and policy changes.