Seabrook Leaves Denver for WHL's Calgary Hitmen
Defenseman Keith Seabrook has left the University of Denver after one season, opting to join the Western Hockey League's Calgary Hitmen this fall.
Seabrook, whose brother, Brent, is a defenseman with the Chicago Blackhawks, scored two goals and added 13 assists in 37 games with the Pioneers last season. The Delta, British Columbia product was selected in the second round of the 2006 NHL Entry Draft by the Washington Capitals.
"Keith and his family felt the U.S. college hockey development model of practice and games combined with rigorous academics would not benefit his hockey career," DU coach George Gwozdecky said in a prepared statement. "Our development model has proven to be successful and rewarding, and we're looking forward to the 2007-08 season."
Names RPI's Ralph as AD; Beattie Takes on Interim Duties
Ken Ralph, director of athletics at RPI since July 2002, has been named new director of athletics at Colorado College, the schools announced Tuesday.
Ralph will oversee all of CC’s Division I and Division III men’s and women’s intercollegiate teams, as well as its club and intramural programs.
“Ken’s commitment to the primacy of our academic mission, his experience as a student athlete, coach and athletic director, and his passion for his work have prepared him to be a real leader for the diverse athletic programs at Colorado College,” said Richard F. Celeste, Colorado College president.
Ralph will leave Rensselaer effective Aug. 16. At that point Rensselaer Sports Information Director Kevin Beattie will assume Ralph's duties as acting athletic director until a national search is completed.
An RPI search committee will begin immediately the process of identifying
candidates to fill the athletic director position.
Ralph takes over at CC effective Aug. 23, filling the position vacated by Julie Soriero, who left to become department head and director of athletics, physical education and recreation at MIT.
Hires Reirden as Assistant Coach
Green head coach Scott Paluch has announced that former
Falcon star Todd Reirden has been named assistant coach,
replacing Danton Cole who was named head coach at Alabama-Huntsville
in May. Reirden (1990-94) joins Paluch (1984-88) and assistant
coach Doug Schueller (1997-2001) to form an all-alumni coaching
"I am extremely excited to be coming
back to Bowling Green as a coach and am looking forward
to working with the players and providing them with an opportunity
to reach there potential as student-athletes," said
Reirden. "The experiences that Bowling Green taught
me both on and off the ice have provided me with the foundation
to accomplish my hockey dream of playing in the NHL and
also allowing me to succeed in life."
Reirden spent four seasons with Bowling Green
from 1990-94 where he compiled 76 points (24g, 52a) in 140
career games. After starting his Falcon career as a walk-on
he eventually worked his way to a successful NHL career
that spanned parts of eight seasons.
Leaves MSU, Lee Leaves North Dakota for Ottawa
Ottawa Senators announced Tuesday that North Dakota defenseman
Brian Lee and Michigan State forward Jim McKenzie have signed
the Senators' first-round draft pick in 2005, leaves North
Dakota after two seasons with the Fighting Sioux. The Moorhead,
Minn., native totaled six goals and 53 points in two seasons.
At this point Lee is North Dakota's only loss on defense
to graduation or early departure. Forward Jonathan Toews,
a classmate of Lee's, signed with the Chicago Blackhawks
earlier this summer.
who was taken by the Sens in the fifth round of the 2004
NHL Draft and leaves MSU with a year of college eligibility
remaining, helped the Spartans to the 2007 NCAA championship
by notching career highs in goals (12), assists (18), and
points (30). In three seasons in East Lansing, the St. Paul,
Minn., product registered 34 goals and 42 assists in 112
Goalie Cory Schneider Inks Pro Deal With Vancouver
Schneider, who would have been the top returning goaltender
in college hockey, has decided to forgo his senior season
at Boston College and sign with the Vancouver Canucks, the
NHL team announced Tuesday.
The loss of Schneider, Vancouver's first-round
draft choice in 2004, is no surprise to the Eagles, but
still a significant blow. He has led them to the national
championship game in each of the last two seasons.
"I've truly enjoyed each of my three
seasons at BC and want to thank Coach York, his staff and
the fans for everything they have done." Schneider
said in a statement released by the school. "It has
been my goal to move on to the next phase of my career and
I'm excited to now be a part of the Vancouver Canucks organization."
Junior Adam Reasoner is the lone returning
goaltender on the Eagles' roster. Boston College has a pair
of prep school goaltenders – Andrew Margolin (Taft)
and John Muse (Nobles) – among its incoming freshmen.
Schneider played in 99 games during his three-year
collegiate career. He posted a 66-26-7 record (.702 winning
percentage), registered a 2.09 goals against average and
a .925 save percentage. He holds the Boston College record
for career shutouts (15) as well as single-season school
marks for shutouts (eight, 2005-06) and saves (1111, 2006-07).
Michigan All-American Signs With Nashville
Michigan forward Mike Santorelli signed a three-year, two-way
contract with the Nashville Predators Monday, forgoing his
final year of college eligibility.
According to the team's website, Santorelli,
who ranked third nationally last season with 30 goals, will
earn $1.1 million over the life of the deal if he sticks
with the Predators. The Burnaby, B.C. native will make $60,000
annually if he's dispatched to the minors. Nashville selected
him in the sixth round of the 2004 NHL Draft.
A West second-team All-American last season,
Santorelli scored 30-17—47 in 41 games for the Wildcats.
In 121 career games, he amassed 61-49—110.
Announces Renovation Plans for Ingalls Rink
Yale Corporation has approved a $23.5 million renovation
of the historic David S. Ingalls Rink. The project will
include the addition of approximately 13,000 square feet
of varsity operational space as well as a complete renovation
of the current facility.
The expanded and enhanced home of Yale Hockey
will include new men’s and women’s varsity locker
rooms, training and strength and conditioning rooms, an
added press box, a lower level hockey heritage area, offices
for coaches of both programs, a student-athlete study area,
new lights, as well as a sound system and de-humidification
unit. The upper level interior will also be decorated with
photos displaying the rich history of Yale Hockey.
The home of Bulldog men’s hockey since
1958 and women’s hockey since 1977, the rink has been
dubbed the "Yale Whale" because of its hump-backed
roof and arching, 300-foot backbone designed by renowned
architect Eero Saarinen. Shortly after it opened, Ingalls
Rink, which replaced the New Haven Arena (1927-59), was
featured in Sports Illustrated.
The arena is named in honor of David S. Ingalls
’20, who twice captained the Yale hockey team, and
his son David Jr. ’56, who served as captain of his
freshman and varsity teams. Gifts from the Ingalls family
provided the bulk of the funding for its construction. The
renovation is scheduled to begin immediately following the
2007-08 hockey season.
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