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NCAA approves rule changes for 2020-21 hockey season pertaining to overtime, faceoffs, postgame handshakes

NCAA approves rule changes for 2020-21 hockey season pertaining to overtime, faceoffs, postgame handshakes

The NCAA Playing Rules Oversight Panel on Wednesday approved changes to the overtime format in men’s and women’s hockey, starting with the 2020-21 season.
Alabama Huntsville removes interim tag, West chosen head coach

Alabama Huntsville removes interim tag, West chosen new head coach for Chargers

Alabama Huntsville announced Wednesday the promotion of Lance West to head coach of the Chargers (photo: Doug Eagan).
Due to pandemic, 2020 Friendship Four tournament in Northern Ireland canceled

Due to pandemic, 2020 Friendship Four tournament in Northern Ireland canceled

The Friendship Four, a four-team tournament that has been held the past four years over Thanksgiving weekend in Belfast, Northern Ireland, has been canceled for 2020 due to the COVID-19 pandemic (photo: William Cherry/Presseye).
Chicago signs Wisc

Chicago signs Wisconsin defender, captain Kalynuk, who forgoes senior year, to two-year deal

Wisconsin defenseman Wyatt Kalynuk has given up his senior season with the Badgers to sign a two-year, entry-level deal with the Chicago Blackhawks (photo: Greg Anderson/Wisconsin Athletics).
Providence, NCAA top scorer Dugan inks with NHL’s Golden Knights, forgoes last two seasons with Friars

Providence, NCAA top scorer Dugan inks with NHL’s Golden Knights, forgoes last two seasons with Friars

The Vegas Golden Knights have signed Providence sophomore forward Jack Dugan to a two-year, entry-level contract. Dugan will give up his last two seasons of NCAA eligibility (photo: Rich Gagnon).
Rathbone leaves Harvard blue line after two seasons, signs NHL deal with Canucks

Rathbone leaves Harvard blue line after two seasons, signs NHL deal with Canucks

Harvard defenseman Jack Rathbone has signed a three-year, entry-level contract with the Vancouver Canucks, forgoing his junior and senior years with the Crimson (photo: Harvard Athletics).
Sacred Heart assistant Kirtland leaves Pioneers for same role with Yale

Sacred Heart assistant Kirtland leaves Pioneers for same role with Yale

Paul Kirtland has joined the Yale staff as an assistant coach after spending the last two seasons as an assistant at Sacred Heart (photo: Sacred Heart Athletics).

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This (last) Week in NCHC Hockey: With season shuttered, teams devastated, Denver’s Carle says ‘game is fragile,’ ‘can be taken from you at any moment’

This (last) Week in NCHC Hockey: With season shuttered, teams devastated, Denver’s Carle says ‘game is fragile,’ ‘can be taken from you at any...

On the morning of March 12, I got a text from Matthew McGreevy, assistant director of athletic communications at Denver. He simply asked, "Are you planning on coming if we play this weekend?" At that time, the plan was still for the NCHC tournament to hold its quarterfinal games sans spectators, and then do the same for the Frozen Faceoff in St. Paul, Minn., an announcement the conference made on March 11 (photo: Candace Horgan).
This (last) Week in Big Ten Hockey: With season cancelled early, coaches want to move on, ‘slow down a little bit’

This (last) Week in Big Ten Hockey: With season cancelled early, coaches want to move on, ‘slow down a little bit’

“We’ll move forward and we’ll get everybody through it, hopefully. Maybe it’s nice to slow down a little bit. We’re so busy. We’re so caught up in everything” (photo: Jim Rosvold).
This (last) Week in WCHA Hockey: As season cut short during playoffs, teams ‘didn’t have the opportunity to have that process play out’

This (last) Week in WCHA Hockey: As season cut short during playoffs, teams ‘didn’t have the opportunity to have that process play out’

For Bowling Green, the 2019-20 college hockey season ended, not with a goal or a buzzer but, of all places, a mall parking lot (photo: BGSU Athletics).
This (last) Week in ECAC Hockey: Conference coaches dealing with season shutdown, ‘never seen anything like it’

This (last) Week in ECAC Hockey: Conference coaches dealing with season shutdown, ‘never seen anything like it’

It started out slowly, but then the hits kept on coming (photo: Jim Meagher).
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This (last) Week in Atlantic Hockey: American International now ‘looking to the future’ with 2019-20 season wiped out

Words like "historic" and "unbelievable" get thrown around a lot in the sports world, often at things that aren't really that historic or unbelievable. But in the case of the end of the 2019-20 college hockey season, they're absolutely appropriate, along with "gut-wrenching," "painful" and "devastating" (photo: Omar Phillips).
This Week in Hockey East: Despite struggling down the stretch, Providence, Northeastern beaming with confidence on eve of playoffs

This Week in Hockey East: Despite struggling down the stretch, Providence, Northeastern beaming with confidence on eve of playoffs

Little more than a month ago, Northeastern and Providence were riding high (photo: Rich Gagnon).
This Week in Big Ten Hockey: In order to beat Ohio State, Michigan knows ‘your top players have to be your top players’

This Week in Big Ten Hockey: In order to beat Ohio State, Michigan knows ‘your top players have to be your top players’

After losing the Great Lakes Invitational title game, Michigan owned a 7-11-2 record as the calendar flipped over to a new decade. Since then, the Wolverines have posted an 11-3-2 record (photo: Michigan Athletics).
This Week in NCHC Hockey: Western Michigan has to keep winning to keep NCAA tournament hopes alive

This Week in NCHC Hockey: Western Michigan has to keep winning to have NCAA tournament hopes

Western Michigan’s 5-2 home win last Friday against Miami, combined with St. Cloud State’s loss that night against Minnesota Duluth, clinched a home-ice playoff spot for WMU. Another Bronco win Saturday kept Western in with a shot at qualifying for the NCAA tournament. The Broncos aren’t there yet, though (photo: Bradley K. Olson).
This Week in Atlantic Hockey: Top two seeds AIC, Sacred Heart start conference playoffs with confidence, but both have ‘more to accomplish’

This Week in Atlantic Hockey: Top two seeds AIC, Sacred Heart start conference playoffs with confidence, but both have ‘more to accomplish’

Sacred Heart is 15-4-2 since Thanksgiving, and AIC is 12-1 in its last 13 games with its only loss coming to the Pioneers. Three years after finishing next to each other in the standings, AIC and SHU did it again but this time as the No. 1 and No. 2 seeds (photo: Omar Phillips).
This Week in WCHA Hockey: Michigan Tech’s Parrottino heating up at right time, ready for spotlight with WCHA playoffs in full swing

This Week in WCHA Hockey: Michigan Tech’s Parrottino heating up at right time, ready for spotlight with WCHA playoffs in full swing

When the playoffs start in hockey, some players find an extra gear, an extra level, that they use to become heroes when their teams need them to. For Michigan Tech, that player is Tommy Parrottino (photo: Michigan Tech Athletics).
This Week in ECAC Hockey: Princeton opens playoffs sweeping Dartmouth, Cornell next as Tigers ‘going to give it our best effort’

This Week in ECAC Hockey: Princeton opens playoffs sweeping Dartmouth, Cornell next as Tigers ‘going to give it our best effort’

Princeton coach Ron Fogarty was happy to get a call from a reporter on Monday, a couple of days after his underdog Tigers swept Dartmouth on the road in the first round of the ECAC playoffs. ”It’s good to hear from you. It means we’ve done something,’’ he quipped (photo: Princeton Athletic Communications).
This Week in NCHC Hockey: Miami halts losing skid as RedHawks ‘find ways to make something good happen’

This Week in NCHC Hockey: Miami halts losing skid as RedHawks ‘find ways to make something good happen’

Headed into last weekend, there was little reason to believe Miami would have any success, even if they were at home against Omaha, a team that had lost their leading scorer to injury and one Miami tied and defeated in November (photo: Bradley K. Olson).

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