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Weekend reading: CC candidates, signings; NCHC; Ralph renovations; WCHA women

Published: April 24, 2014, 10:06 am, by Joe Paisley

CC assistants picYou can now count out Providence coach Nate Leaman as one of the many candidates’ names floating around for the open Colorado College coaching job: ” I am very happy to be at Providence and I am not involved with the CC coaching position. “

Others who have publicly said they are not interested include former Denver coach George Gwozdecky and Air Force coach Frank Serratore.

The only confirmed candidates out of the 10 being vetted this week and next are current CC assistants Joe Bonnett and Eric Rud, both pictured.

Goalie Chase Perry and forward Mason Bergh signed  last week and are scheduled to join the Tigers this fall. Here is more on on the incoming freshman class.

Here is an article on William Rapuzzi and other former Tigers playing in the minors and overseas. The NCHC will consider changes to its postseason bracket at next week’s league meetings.

The Ralph Engelstad Arena is undergoing some renovations behind the scenes. It did not take long for a former Denver assistant to get a new job back East.

Aaron Kemp, the senior associate athletic director at Mercyhurst University in Erie, Pa., was named the new commissioner of the women’s Western Collegiate Hockey Association. He accepted a four-year agreement with the WCHA.  Kemp, 38, succeeds Sara Martin, who has served as the guiding force of the women’s WCHA since its founding in 1999. Martin will retire on June 30.