Prospecting the NJEC for Hockey East and the ECAC

Check out our post on College Hockey Prospective:

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Chicago Blackhawks Development Camp – Hockey East Style

Link to the article on CHP:

Chicago Blackhawks Development Camp – Hockey East Style

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Beanpot Forum and College Hockey PROSPECTive

I am proud to announce that I have officially joined forces with Bob Miller at College Hockey PROSPECTive as the Hockey East/Northeast region editor. The Beanpot Forum will channel all of its hockey coverage (NCAA and its northeast region feeder systems) through the CHP web site. For all of my blog followers I will continue to post links to all of my postings that run on the CHP site on the Beanpot Forum blog so that you will continue to receive regular email updates. I look forward to continuing my offseason recruiting coverage and eagerly anticipate an exciting 2012 college hockey season.

Pasted below are links to all of my CHP articles thus far for your perusal:

Harvard Recruiting article

Jonathan Quick article

The Doug Carr story

A look at the tradition of the University of Maine hockey program

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Where Are They Now ? – HEA Impact on the 2012 NHL Playoffs

Where are they now? 

The BF wrote a piece several weeks ago on the Hockey East Effect in these 2012 NHL playoffs. In terms of potential impact on this year’s Cup run, there were some obvious choices and some rather obscure HEA alumni that the BF was going to keep an eye on.

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Some surprising data on the origins of D1 Hockey Players

Before this year’s Frozen Four in Tampa, sports infographic web site Sixteen Wins put out some telling data that detailed where D1 hockey players emanated from. The fact that the three M’s (Minnesota, Massachusetts, and Michigan) lead the charge is no doubt trite and of little surprise. College hockey is largely considered a niche sports that is provincial by Continue reading

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Forum Futures Recruit Watch – USHL Futures Draft, Recent HEA Commitments

The United States Hockey League held it’s annual Futures Draft last night and several future Hockey East commitments featured prominently in the selection process. The USHL is the premier Tier 1 Junior League in the United States and given the fact that most D1 Continue reading

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Offseason News and Notes – Bureaucracy Put Aside; Potential NCAA Hockey Rules, Regulations and Hierarchical Changes

AHCA Meetings

The American Hockey Coaches Association held its annual meetings last weekend in Naples, Florida. Many of the rules and regulations that shape college hockey emanate from these structural meetings. The USCHO’s Jim Connelly offered his thoughts on the critical Continue reading

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2013 Rosters begin to take shape

End of the year banquets come and go…awards are doled out to last season’s honorees…yesterday’s college stars are now in search of the Calder Cup, and in rare cases like Chris Kreider, the Stanley Cup..recruits are deciding upon their future path- whether it be through one of the junior circuits like the USHL or a direct route to Hockey East. The Continue reading

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Chris Kreider’s Tally helps Rangers force Game 7

I feel a bit self contradictory rooting for BC product Chris Kreider given the fact that I am ardently rooting against the NY Rangers. Kreider scored his first NHL goal last night (see video below) and helped the blue shirts force a game 7 at Madison Square Garden.

Are you BC fans willing to root for a New Yahk team because of your school ties? I am interested to get the BC folks take on this.


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The Hockey East Affect on the 2012 Stanley Cup Playoffs

Although the college hockey playoffs have come and gone, 16 NHL clubs begin their pursuit for the most famed prize in all of sports tonight as the puck is dropped for the 2012 Stanley Cup playoffs (5 remaining series start tomorrow). The prevalence of college players in today’s NHL game has been well documented (300 NCAA alums to date in 2012) and this years playoff rosters are stocked full of HEA alumni. The playoffs provide the ultimate Continue reading

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