Photo: Yale forward and Calgary Flames prospect Ken Agostino celebrated a National Championship back in April. Yale will begin their title defense this evening as their 2013-14 season gets underway at the Liberty Hockey Invitational (courtesy of Justin K. Aller/Getty Images)
Part 2 of the Hockey’s Future ECAC season preview takes a look at the six Ivy League teams. This season, the Ivy League features 22 NHL prospects representing four of the six member schools. Harvard leads with nine prospects, followed by Cornell with seven. Dartmouth and Princeton are the two Ivy League teams that do not have a prospect on their roster this season.
Photo: St. Cloud State University made an improbable run to the Frozen Four in 2012-13 on the efforts of players like Jonny Brodzinski (L), Ryan Faragher (C), and Nic Dowd (R), but they should be looked at as one of the teams that could take the inaugural NCHC crown in 2013-14 (courtesy of Scott W. Grau/Icon SMI)
Hockey's Future has taken a look at four of the eight teams from the newly-formed National Collegiate Hockey Conference (NCHC) in part one of our 2013-14 season preview of that conference. In part two, we preview the remaining four clubs in what is expected to be a hotly-contested conference.
Photo: Miami University forward Austin Czarnik (L) will begin a new rivalry with 2013 Midwest Regional opponent Nick Oliver (R) in the newly-formed National Collegiate Hockey Conference (courtesy of Scott W. Grau/Icon SMI)
The National Collegiate Hockey Conference (NCHC) is one of two new conferences that will be making their NCAA debut this season. To say that the conference race will be an all-out war is probably an understatement. The NCHC is shaping up to be arguably the tightest and most competitive conference this season. All eight member schools have made NCAA Tournament appearances within the last three years, with St. Cloud State reaching the Frozen Four last season.
Photo: Providence College forward and Calgary Flames prospect Mark Jankowski (10) will be one of the main offensive catalysts for the Friars in the 2013-14 season (courtesy of Fred Kfoury/Icon SMI)
Hockey's Future has taken a look at five of the 11 teams in part one of our Hockey East season preview. In part two, we take a look at the remaining six teams that make up the Hockey East conference.
Photo: UMass Lowell goaltender and Winnipeg Jets prospect Connor Hellebuyck carried his team to the 2013 Frozen Four, and he’ll likely be a major part of any success that his school experiences in 2013-14 in the tough Hockey East conference (courtesy of Fred Kfoury/Icon SMI)
The 2013-14 season is shaping up to be another exciting year in Hockey East. And, with the University of Notre Dame added to the mix, the always hotly contested conference race is sure to get even hotter.