Tough schedule perhaps? Colorado College has 32 of its 34 regular-season games against teams ranked or receiving votes in the USCHO.com preseason poll. The Tigers have 22 games against the USA Today/USA Hockey Magazine Top 15.
The only games not involving a ranked team is the road series at Clarkson (Oct. 24-25), picked to finish last in the ECAC.
According to College Hockey Inc., Kevin Charyszyn (Philadelphia Jr. Flyers U18) committed to the U.S. Air Force Academy for 2016-2017.
The North Dakota-Minnesota rivalry will resume during the 2016-17 season.
Western Michigan goalie Frank Slubowski will have to elevate his game for the Broncos to contend in the NCHC..
Minnesota State loses a senior forward who would have added depth. He is leaving school early for the ECHL’s Stockton Thunder.