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Weekend reading: CC assistants; cancer fundraiser, Union coach extension, Lampl

Published: May 23, 2014, 6:08 am, by Joe Paisley

Former Denver associate coach Steve Miller resigned from his coach/GM role with the USHL expansion Madison Capitols after he ““decided to return to Colorado and pursue other interests at this time.”

His family lives in Denver so he may be interested in commuting to Colorado Springs for work at CC as an assistant.  The Madison Capitols announced Luke Strand was hired to replace him.

Strand, 41, spent this past season as the general manager for the Sioux City Musketeers where he helped lead the team to a 38-19-3 record, equaling the team record for victories in the USHL Tier 1 era (2002-present).  He was previously the coach of the Musketeers for two seasons (2009-11) and compiled an overall 58-47-15 record which included a playoff berth in 2011.

Two college hockey hockey players were diagnosed recently with cancer. Here is a link to a fundraiser for Alaska-Fairbanks player Justin Woods with more details on his fight here. Here is an  article on Providence junior Drew Brown.

In today’s no-surprise news, Union coach Rick Bennett received a contract extension after winning the NCAA title.

Former Tiger Cody Lampl is enjoying his part-time minutes in the AHL.

Three National Collegiate Hockey Conference  players were recognized for their academic performance this past season.

St. Cloud State senior forward Nic Dowd, Denver sophomore forward Gabe Levin and North Dakota junior defenseman Nick Mattson garnered Capital One Academic All-District honors, the College Sports Information Directors of America (CoSIDA) announced. The trio was named to the academic all-district men’s at-large team.