NCHC; WCHA; Palm; Fenway Park; PairWise; Top 16

The National Collegiate Hockey Association has picked a spot for its headquarters — in Colorado Springs, Colo. The Colorado Springs Gazette has a story here.

The WCHA and CCHA, seeking common ground for a possible merger, met for a second time in Chicago on Tuesday. A release from the WCHA is here.

The ECHL’s Chicago Express has signed former Minnesota Duluth defenseman Trent Palm of Edina, Minn. A release from the team is here.

There may be some tweaking of the PairWise Rankings for 2011-12, according the U.S. College Hockey Online in a story here.

USCHO is also reporting that a Jan. 7 outdoor double-header at Boston’s Fenway Park will have Vermont meeting Massachusetts and New Hampshire meeting Maine. A story is here.

The College Hockey Blog has put together a Top 16 preseason poll for 20-11-12. UMD is No. 11 in a post here.

Also it is being reported that Jeff Boeser, long time University of St. Thomas assistant and head interim coach last season, has been named full time head coach at the Division III St. Paul school.

2 thoughts on “NCHC; WCHA; Palm; Fenway Park; PairWise; Top 16

  1. Lucky calls? The College Hockey Blog guy says UMD won the NCAA because of lucky calls? What a jerk, and it’s as if he didn’t even watch the games.
    Being ranked 11th in the nation for the coming season probably isn’t far off considering the talent that graduated or turned pro, but to say 2011 was lucky? Just plain stupid.

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