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Midweek reading: Sioux nickname lucrative; color barrier pioneer; HEA suspension

Published: April 1, 2014, 4:29 am, by Joe Paisley

rylan-und5The Fighting Sioux nickname remains a profitable one for the University of North Dakota and other businesses.

The first black man to play college hockey in the United States passed away last month.

Hockey East suspended Northeastern coach Jim Madigan for the first game next season after he criticized game officials following a March 16 quarterfinal playoff game at New Hampshire.

“Using the media to criticize an official’s decision is contrary to league policy and is inherently unfair to the officials who work hard for college hockey each and every night,” Hockey East commissioner Joe Bertagna said. “Hockey East and Northeastern University expect better from our head coaches and Jim has acknowledged his error in this situation.”

Here is a Canadian Press article that points out that Canadians going to NCAA colleges can make the NHL. See Schwartz, Jaden for a recent  example.

Alaska-Anchorage standout Matt Bailey signed with the Anaheim organization.