Slattengren Ruled Academically Ineligible
college career of Colorado College's Aaron Slattengren is
over. The senior forward has been ruled academically ineligible
for the remainder of the season.
In 26 games with the Tigers this season, the
Proctor, Minn., native scored 10 goals and added eight assists
and posted his best offensive totals in 2003-04, scoring
15-14–29 in 36 games. For his career, the 24-year-old
Slattengren scored 43 goals and 45 assists in 144 games.
Colorado College, losers of six of its last
eight games, hosts Alaska Anchorage in a WCHA series at
World Arena this weekend. The Tigers are fifth in the conference
standings with 23 points, two behind fourth-place St. Cloud
State and one ahead of sixth-place North Dakota.
Announced For Walter Brown Award
Three players from both Boston College and
Boston University are among the 15 finalists for the 2006
Walter Brown Award, presented annually to the top U.S.-born
college hockey player in New England.
Twelve of this year's finalists play for Hockey
East schools. They are Chris Collins, Peter Harrold and
Cory Schneider of Boston College; John Curry, Dan Spang
and Brad Zancanaro of Boston University; Vermont's Joe Fallon
and Jaime Sifers; Greg Moore of Maine; Massachusetts' Marvin
Degon; Brian Yandle of New Hampshire; and Providence's Torry
The three remaining finalists are ECACHL products
Reid Cashman (Quinnipiac) and Tom Walsh (Harvard), and Tony
Quesada, who plays for Atlantic Hockey leader Holy Cross.
Collins Commits to Skills Challenge
College senior forward Chris Collins is the first player
to commit to participate in the first ever Frozen Four Skills
Collins, the leading scorer in Hockey East
with 24 goals and 24 assists in 28 games, will be one of
16 members of the East team. Groups representing the East
and West will take part in events including fastest skater,
hardest shot, puck control relay, rapid fire shooting and
penalty shot contest.
Should the Eagles reach the Frozen Four, Collins
will be replaced on the East roster for the event, which
takes place at the Bradley Center in Milwaukee on Friday,
April 7 – the day between the Frozen Four semifinals
and final. The complete lineup of participants will be announced
Signs Contract Extension
College coach Scott Owens agreed to a seven-year contract
extension that runs through the 2012-13 season. Details
of the pact were not disclosed.
“I’m obviously very pleased to
know that I¹ll be able to continue to work at such
a great institution and lead this program for years to come,”
said Owens, who graduated from Colorado College in 1979.
The winningest coach in Colorado College
history, Owens enters this weekend’s series at St.
Cloud State with a 171-87-19 career record. Under his guidance,
the Tigers have won the WCHA regular-season championship
on two occasions and made four NCAA Tournament appearances,
including a trip to the 2005 Frozen Four.
Ex-Collegians Added to U.S. Olympic Roster
Hurricanes defenseman Bret Hedican, a former St. Cloud State
standout, was added to the U.S. Olympic hockey roster, replacing
injured Los Angeles Kings rearguard and ex-Vermont skater
“We feel bad for Aaron that he’s
unable to be part of the team,” said U.S. general
manager Don Waddell. “At the same time we’re
extremely fortunate to be able to replace Aaron with someone
the caliber of Bret Hedican.”
Waddell also announced that three ex-collegians will comprise
Team USA’s taxi squad for the tournament in Torino,
Italy, which starts next week. Forward Matt Cullen, like
Hedican, plays for Carolina and once skated at St. Cloud
State. Ex-Minnesota Gopher Paul Martin, now with the New
Jersey Devils, is the team’s reserve defenseman while
Ryan Miller, the former Michigan State goalie who won the
2001 Hobey Baker Award, is the team’s spare netminder.
But because the U.S. team already has three goalies on its
roster, Miller won’t go overseas unless one of them
Suspends Seven for Friday's Game at Maine
coach Dick Umile has suspended seven players for the first
game of this weekend's crucial Hockey East series against
Maine for violating team rules. Forwards Josh Ciocco, Greg
Collins, Brett Hemingway, Jerry Pollastrone, Mike Radja,
Trevor Smith and Daniel Winnik will miss Friday's game in
makes no difference if we're going to play Maine on Friday
night or we're playing a non-league game," Umile told
Roger Brown of the Portsmouth Herald. "That's
how we've done it, regardless of who we're playing, what
it means, whether it's on TV or not."
of the suspended players has played in no fewer than 24
of UNH's 26 games this season. Winnik, a junior, is the
team's leading scorer with 30 points in 26 games. Hemingway,
also a junior, paces the Wildcats with 12 goals.
did something wrong and we have to be punished for it,"
Winnik said in the Herald. "We're just kind
of disappointed in ourselves. We're looking forward to getting
back to it and repay our team Saturday with a win. I really
want to pay my team back for what I did."
Wildcats, fourth place in the Hockey East standings, lead
fifth-place Maine by one point with 10 regular season games
remaining. The league's top four teams earn a home-ice berth
in the first round of the conference playoffs.
Update Desk Archives: January
| October | September
| August |
July | June
| May | April