Gruszka named Finlandia ACHA hockey coach

From The Daily Mining Gazette   HANCOCK — Ryan Gruszka has been named head coach of ACHA Hockey at Finlandia University. He is set to begin his duties on May 23. “I’m pleased that Ryan will take over our ACHA program,” said Finlandia athletic director Curtis Wittenberg. “His experience in hockey and familiarity with the […]

Hockey is way more than a hobby for Thomas Orr

From UNK News By Tyler Ellyson   KEARNEY – Most families keep their backyard games fairly simple – cornhole, horseshoes, bocce ball and the like. They may even have a basketball hoop for the kids. Thomas Orr took things one step further. He built a hockey rink at his home in Aberdeen, South Dakota. Completed […]

Pashe commits to Ohio University

The man who wore an “A” on his jersey for the Terriers this past season will be looking for some A’s on his homework at Ohio University next year. Jaden Pashe began his MJHL career with the OCN Blizzard as a 17-year-old and scored 37 points over 91 games. But it was during the 2021 […]

Larry Taylor steps down as M3 Nebraska’s Head Coach

From Nebraska Hockey By Mary Fuller   Larry Taylor is stepping down as head coach of the M3 University of Nebraska Men’s hockey team. Coach Taylor has been the Husker’s head coach since 2005, developing the program into one of the ACHA’s top teams during his tenure. He has led the team to numerous M3 […]

Two Wausau Cyclones hockey players sign to play college hockey at Indiana Tech

From Wausau Pilot & Review   WAUSAU – The Wausau Cyclones announced through a press release that forward Luke Anderson and forward Pavel Bakhtin have committed to play Division I (ACHA) college hockey at Indiana Tech. Anderson and Bakhtin were key contributors from the Cyclones inaugural season playoff team that saw the franchise win 15 […]

West Virginia hockey coach who hails from Iron Bridge goes north for goalie

From Sault This Week By Randy Russon   The busiest goalie in the Northern Ontario Jr. Hockey League during the 2021-2022 season has earned himself a Division 1, American Collegiate Hockey Association commitment. Michael Nickolau, who was a workhorse between the pipes for the last-place Cochrane Crunch, is headed to West Virginia in the fall […]

W2 Villanova looks to learn from Nationals experience

From The Villanovan By Jacob Artz   Rick Harrison in Pawn Stars said “you never know what is gonna come through the door.” The ability of the women’s club ice hockey team at Villanova to bring in women from all areas and skill levels and gel as a team is a powerful factor in its […]

Pitt-Johnstown Ice Cats big recruiting class has local presence

From The Tribune Democrat By Mike Mastovich   JOHNSTOWN, Pa. – This past season, Dave Layman and his coaching staff contended with low numbers, as the Pitt-Johns- town Ice Cats club hockey team regrouped following heavy turnover to graduation two years ago and the pandemic’s wiping out the 2020-21 schedule. The Ice Cats took a […]

Utah M2 concludes challenging inaugural season

From University of Utah Hockey By Anita Y. Tsuchiya   The best way to look at the 2021-22 season for the University of Utah Hockey Men’s Division (M2) team, is to be thankful it’s in the books. The Utes finished with a heartbreaking 4-13-0 (W-L-T) record and were ranked 40th out of 52 teams in […]