2017-18 Alumni News Archives

  • Former NHLer and Harvard alum Craig Adams pledges brain to science
    November 17, 2017
    Craig Adams, a two-time Stanley Cup winner who played 951 games in the National Hockey League, is pledging to donate his brain to researchers who are exploring the long-term impact of repeated brain trauma.
  • D James de Haas Recalled by Lehigh Valley
    November 15, 2017
    Lehigh Valley, PA – The Lehigh Valley Phantoms, proud AHL affiliate of the Philadelphia Flyers, have recalled from loan defenseman James de Haas from the Reading Royals of the ECHL. In a separate transaction, Lehigh Valley has returned on loan goaltender Mark Dekanich to Reading.
  • Chris Wagner stepping up for injury-plagued Ducks
    November 15, 2017
    If there is a silver lining to the Ducks’ myriad of injury issues, it is that Chris Wagner and Derek Grant are getting increased roles and instilling belief that they can handle them until the ailing return.
  • Gruesome injury won’t keep Jimmy Vesey out of lineup
    November 15, 2017
    There are a handful of ways to describe what happened to Jimmy Vesey on Saturday afternoon at the Garden — disgusting, gruesome, extremely painful, cringe-worthy.
  • An Unlikely Yale Reunion on the U.S. Men’s Hockey Team
    November 15, 2017
    AUGSBURG, Germany — The last time Mark Arcobello, Sean Backman, Broc Little and Brian O’Neill were teammates on the ice, they were bright-eyed students at Yale. College life was fun. The hockey team was good. Their metabolisms were fast.
  • Chris Truehl Joins the Belfast Giants
    November 07, 2017
    The Stena Line Belfast Giants are pleased to announce the addition of netminder Chris Truehl. The 6ft3″ shot stopper from Stoughton, Wisconsin is no stranger to The SSE Arena, having recorded a 30 shot shutout for the Quinnipiac Bobcats in their shootout victory over St.Lawrence in last years NI Connections Friendship Four Tournament.
  • Nick Lappin Deserves A Call Up
    November 07, 2017
    With injuries plaguing the New Jersey Devils forwards, the team should consider a call up from the AHL. Nick Lappin is the only name the Devils should consider.
  • Greenville's McPherson Named ECHL Player of the Week
    November 07, 2017
    Allan McPherson of the Greenville Swamp Rabbits is the Sher-Wood Hockey ECHL Player of the Week for Oct. 30-Nov. 5. It is the third time in his career that he has received the weekly honor.
  • A dash of Nash suits Bruins just fine
    November 06, 2017
    BOSTON — There are no surprises when it comes to Riley Nash.
  • The Avalanche youth movement found a home
    November 06, 2017
    Alex Kerfoot is lost in a Swedish instruction manual but at least he is not astray at the Ikea store itself, which is another maze all together. He just wants a place to call home.
  • Senators' Mike Condon shares what game day is like in the life of a backup goalie
    November 06, 2017
    Backup goalies always prepare like they’re going to play, which turned out to be a good thing for Mike Condon when he went from the bench to the blue paint as Craig Anderson’s replacement after two periods on Monday night.
  • Blackhawks’ John Hayden goes on the offensive in new role
    November 06, 2017
    ST. PAUL, Minn. — John Hayden left college last spring and promptly landed on a line with Jonathan Toews, so his head isn’t exactly spinning now that he’s playing with established veterans Patrick Sharp and Artem Anisimov.
  • Vecchione Named AHL Player of the Month
    November 02, 2017
    SPRINGFIELD, Mass. … The American Hockey League announced today that Stockton Heat forward Andrew Mangiapane, Lehigh Valley Phantoms forward Mike Vecchione and Utica Comets goaltender Thatcher Demko have been selected as the league’s award winners for October.
  • Senators' Mark Borowiecki turns to best friend in an effort to score more
    October 31, 2017
    While he refused to comment, the new guy in the Ottawa Senators dressing room Monday morning was there to add some offence.
  • Ken Dryden’s intellectual reflexes are still sharp
    October 31, 2017
    Life’s first challenge, as ordained by the Oracle at Delphi, is to know one’s self. And it would seem, to the certain amusement of anyone who’s ever interviewed him, that Ken Dryden does.
  • Penguins’ Haggerty rises to challenge
    October 31, 2017
    WILKES-BARRE TWP. — Wilkes-Barre/Scranton Penguins forward Ryan Haggerty admits he hasn’t had the start to the season that he wanted.
  • Farnham still fighting
    October 30, 2017
    Farnham’s new home
  • Tapper tapping into his history
    October 30, 2017
    A hockey team, players and coaches will tell you, is like a big family, and a family environment is what Brad Tapper is trying to create in his first season as a head coach in professional hockey with the Adirondack Thunder.
  • Pensacola’s Sean Bonar named Warrior Player of the Week
    October 25, 2017
    HUNTERSVILLE, NC (October 24, 2017) - The Southern Professional Hockey League (SPHL) today announced goaltender Sean Bonar of the Pensacola Ice Flyers is the Warrior Player of the Week for October 20-22.
  • Why Flyers' Shayne Gostisbehere is better than ever.
    October 24, 2017
    When you think about it, there really have been two Ghosts. There was the near-Rookie of the Year Shayne Gostisbehere — drilling game-winners and serving as a setup man for Claude Giroux and a playoff-bound power-play unit in 2015-16.
  • David Leggio selected for U.S. tournament team
    October 24, 2017
    David Leggio and Brian Gionta are one step closer to representing the United States at the 2018 Winter Olympics. USA Hockey has announced the men's national select team that will compete in the Deutschland Cup next month. The 29-player list includes David Leggio, the Williamsville native who spent three years in the Sabres' organization.
  • HC Davos in talks with Broc Little
    October 24, 2017
    According to Kristian Kapp (Tages-Anzeiger), HC Davos is in talks with Broc Little about a potential contract extension. His deal will expire at the end of the season.
  • Chris Wagner’s big hits no longer hidden in the basement
    October 23, 2017
    PHILADELPHIA – The big hits and hard checks that Chris Wagner has made a staple in his game for the Ducks didn’t just happen overnight. Nor was this simply the result of coach’s orders.
  • Sharks game is Garden party for father and son
    October 23, 2017
    NEW YORK — As a kid growing up in New York during the 1960s, Bill Ryan lived for nights at Madison Square Garden where he cheered on his hockey heroes, such as Eddie Giacomin, Bernie “Boom Boom” Geoffrion and Harry Howell.
  • Alexander Kerfoot is Colorado’s unsung hero
    October 23, 2017
    When training camp started in September, there were plenty of question marks about who would make the opening night roster for the Colorado Avalanche. Coming off an unprecedented season of futility, few roster spots felt solidified. The Avs’ front office, try as they might, struggled to make many of the roster shakeups that fans were hoping for. This left the youth in the system to fight for spots on the bottom two lines, particularly on the wings.
  • St. Lawrence legends McFarlane, Torrey remember good, old days
    October 23, 2017
    CANTON — Former teammates and longtime friends Bill Torrey and Brian McFarlane always enjoy returning to St. Lawrence University.
  • Indy Fuel's Zach Miskovic finds a leadership role and a home in Indianapolis
    October 23, 2017
    While Zach Miskovic pursues his professional hockey dreams, he’s happy his quest has brought him to Indianapolis.
  • Recalled for insurance, Taylor Fedun is ready to contribute to the Sabres
    October 21, 2017
    He was the last player off the ice Friday morning. And while he didn't know the plan, Taylor Fedun had a pretty good guess that he would be the odd man out when the Buffalo Sabres hosted the Vancouver Canucks a few hours later in KeyBank Center.
  • Keith Kinkaid Will Excel in Larger Role with Devils
    October 21, 2017
    Cory Schneider left the New Jersey Devils game against Ottawa after the second period. Keith Kinkaid came in and stopped all nine shots he faced to backstop the Devils to a huge come-from-behind victory.
  • Kenny Agostino looking forward to 'the right opportunity' with the Bruins
    October 21, 2017
    BRIGHTON, Mass – It's been a few different stints with a few different NHL teams for 25-year-old Kenny Agostino, so he knows the drill at this point in his pro hockey career. The Bruins signed Agostino as a free agent on July 1 after he led the AHL in scoring last season, and they gave him a one-way contract as a show of proof that he'd get his chances at the NHL level.
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