Blackhawks have long NCAA alumni list; Canadian perspective of NCAA hockey; Hockey East to have new playoff format

College Hockey Inc. reports that the Stanley Cup champion Chicago Blackhawks have strong ties to the NCAA in the front office, on the ice and among alumni in a story here.

Former Minnesota Duluth teammates Norm Maciver and Bill Watson are among those listed.

From the web site Hockey Now a story on Canada’s perspective of NCAA Hockey is here.

U.S. College Hockey Online reviews the recent NCAA Ice Hockey Rules Committee discussion on rules enforcement in a story here.

Mike McMahon of College Hockey News is reporting Hockey East athletic directors voted Tuesday to finalize a new playoff format with an extra round of play, according to two coaching sources.