June 24, 2005
Sertich, Sigalet Up for ESPYs

Colorado College's Marty Sertich and Bowling Green's Jordan Sigalet are among the nominees for the 2005 ESPY awards, ESPN announced Friday.

Sertich is up for the Best Male College Athlete, while Sigalet is up for Best Comeback. Fans can cast their ballots for both at's ESPY site.

The 2005 ESPY winners will be announced during the ESPY Awards in Los Angeles on July 13. The ESPYs will be televised on ESPN on July 17 at 9 p.m. ET, preceded by the ESPY Red Carpet Special on ESPN2 at 8 p.m. ET.

June 22, 2005
Walsh Named Northeastern Assistant

Brendan Walsh, the former Maine and Boston University forward who played for the Providence Bruins in the AHL this past season, has been added to Greg Cronin's Northeastern staff as an assistant coach.

"I'm thrilled that Brendan Walsh has joined the Northeastern hockey staff," said Cronin. "He made a tremendous sacrifice to retire from a professional hockey career in the Boston Bruins organization. His sacrifice is a reflection of his commitment to contribute to the rebuilding process at Northeastern. He personifies the identity we will create at Northeastern: competitiveness, tenacity, character and courage."

Walsh, who began his career at BU, transferred to Maine and was a member of the Black Bears' 1999 national championship team. He had a five-year professional career.

Cronin's staff will also include former BU and NHL forward Joe Sacco, who will be the Huskies' volunteer assistant coach.

June 9, 2005
Three Collegians in Contention for Canada's WJC Entry

Boston College's Dan Bertram, Minnesota's Kris Chucko and Michigan recruit Andrew Cogliano are the lone collegians among the 44 players invited to the Canadian junior team's summer evaluation camp.

The camp will be held in Whistler, B.C., from Aug. 10 to 15 and will help determine the roster for the Canadian entry in the 2006 IIHF World Junior Championship, which will be held in December and January in Vancouver. A second camp for around 30 players will be held in December.

Canada is the defending gold medal winner in the event.

June 2, 2005
Berglund to Retire from USA Hockey

Art Berglund, senior director of international administration at USA Hockey, will retire on June 30 after a more than 30-year career with the organization as both a volunteer and member of the national office staff.

Berglund will remain with USA Hockey on a part-time basis as a consultant to the international department.

"Art has played a major role in the growth and development of hockey in the United States," said Ron DeGregorio, president of USA Hockey. "We thank him for his tremendous service over the years and wish him the very best in his retirement. Let me also say we're very pleased Art has agreed to continue to help us as a consultant on a part-time basis."

Berglund, a Colorado College graduate, has been involved with USA Hockey since 1973 and officially joined the national office staff in 1984. Before accepting his current position in 1996, he spent 11 years as director of national teams and international activities. He has managed or served on the administrative staff of more than 30 U.S. teams in tournaments across the world, including six Olympic Winter Games.

June 2, 2005
Cronin Retains Reilly as NU Assistant

Assistant men's hockey coach Gene Reilly has been retained as part of the staff at Northeastern for the upcoming season, newly hired head coach Greg Cronin announced on Thursday. The 2004-05 season was Reilly's first at Northeastern after a season at Harvard and two seasons coaching in the Ottawa Senators organization in the AHL.

"Gene Reilly is a dynamic individual who is capable of performing several important roles within the program," said Cronin. "He is a proven recruiter and his knowledge of the game is outstanding as evident in his contributions to a national championship at the University of Maine in 1999. Finally, his history as a coach in the American Hockey League is an attractive feature for prospective college hockey players."

Before coming to NU, Reilly helped coach Harvard to the 2003-04 ECAC tournament title and an NCAA Tournament berth. From 2001-03, Reilly coached Ottawa Senators AHL affiliates Grand Rapids and Binghamton. Prior to his work in the professional ranks, Reilly was an assistant coach at Maine for three seasons, helping the Black Bears to the national championship in 1999. Reilly began his coaching career in his native Springfield, Mass. in the Eastern Junior Hockey League, where he had a record of 326-100-34 (276-79-31 as head coach) from 1988-98.

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