Category Archives: College Men’s Hockey

Celebrini becomes fifth NCAA player to go No. 1 overall

Nine NCAA players drafted in first round fo NHL Draft   LAS VEGAS – Boston University forward Macklin Celebrini, who won the Hobey Baker Memorial Award as a freshman in 2023-24, was selected first overall Friday by the San Jose Sharks to open the 2024 NHL Draft at Sphere. All-Time First-Round NHL Draft Picks (NCAA) […]

Former Gopher Potulny steps down from Northern Michigan post

Potulny was a captain in back-to-back title run for Gophers in 2002 and 2003 Article and photos from www.nmuwildcats.com MARQUETTE, Mich. – Northern Michigan University Athletics has announced that head hockey coach Grant Potulny will be stepping down to pursue a position at the professional hockey level and athletic director Rick Comley will be taking […]

Tommies and Gophers Set to Return to Xcel Energy Center October 26

St. Thomas and Minnesota to battle again in a rematch of last season’s epic overtime thriller Saint Paul, MN – The University of St. Thomas and University of Minnesota men’s hockey teams are set for a rematch at Xcel Energy Center. For the second straight season, St. Thomas and Minnesota will square off in downtown Saint […]

College Hockey attendance is up

Crowds Continue to Rise in NCAA Division I Men’s Hockey National Attendance Up from 2022-23 Season by Jayson Hajdu, College Hockey Inc. NCAA Division I men’s hockey attendance was up eight percent nationwide in 2023-24, with 36 of 62 (58 percent) men’s programs that competed in both 2023-24 and 2022-23 experiencing attendance gains this past […]

Former Blake star Tristan Broz signs with Penguins

Former Blake HS star played big role in Denver’s NCAA title run  DENVER – Forward Tristan Broz of the University of Denver hockey team has signed a three-year, entry-level contract with the Pittsburgh Penguins beginning in 2024-25, the NHL club announced on Saturday. He will spend the remainder of the 2023-24 campaign with the Wilkes-Barre Penguins […]

127 NCAA alumni dot NHL playoff rosters

University of Minnesota second with 10 alumni on playoff rosters More than 120 former NCAA hockey players representing 35 different schools will be on National Hockey League playoff rosters when the 2024 Stanley Cup Playoffs begin this weekend. A total of 127 NCAA alumni were listed on NHL playoff rosters as of Friday morning, led by […]

The race for a national title is down to two teams

THE NATIONAL CHAMPIONSHIP MATCHUP IS SET Well, college hockey fans, the day is here, the 2024 NCAA Mens Hockey National Championship game is now. 60 teams started the season with high hopes of making a trip to St. Paul, but only two remain, Boston College and the University of Denver face off for all the […]

Boston University’s freshman Macklin Celebrini receives 2024 Hobey Baker Award

One of the youngest players in college hockey this season, Macklin Celebrini, was honored Friday with the 2024 Hobey Baker Award, given to  college hockey’s most outstanding player. Celebrini, just 17 years old, was the nation’s top center all season long for the Boston University Terriers, scoring 32 goals and 32 assists for 64 points […]

Shot and a Goal! Longtime Gopher voice, Frank Mazzocco, calls it a career

 Mazzocco was a staple of Gopher Hockey for 35 years Longtime television and radio announcer Frank Mazzocco is hanging up his headset for good. After 47 years in the industry and 35 as a Golden Gopher Hockey broadcaster, Mazzocco has called his final game. “Today, five teams later, I’m still learning, but the drive and […]

Jackson Blake one of three finalists for Hobey Baker Award

Former Eden Prairie star amongst finalists for college hockey’s top award The Hobey Baker Memorial Award Committee is pleased to announce the three Hobey Baker Hat Trick finalists for the 2024 award, honoring college hockey’s top player. Alphabetically, they are: Jackson Blake, a sophomore forward from the University of North Dakota; Macklin Celebrini, a freshman […]