2014-15 NCHC Preview, Part 1: St. Cloud State seeks third straight regular season title

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Jonny Brodzinski - St. Cloud State University

Photo: St. Cloud State University forward and Los Angeles Kings prospect Jonny Brodzinski, shown here fending off brother Michael in the 2014 NCAA Tournament, will lead the way on offense for the Huskies in 2014-15 (courtesy of Hannah Foslien/Getty Images)

No NCAA conference has more combined NHL prospects on their member rosters than the NCHC does this season. The NCHC will feature 51 prospects spread across all eight conference schools. North Dakota leads all NCHC teams with 14 prospects, followed by Denver, Miami and Nebraska-Omaha with seven apiece. Read more»

2014-15 Atlantic Hockey Preview, Part 2: Robert Morris looks to repeat magical season

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Cody Wydo - Robert Morris University

Photo: Robert Morris University forward Cody Wydo finished the 2013-14 season with the second highest goal total in the NCAA, behind only Hobey Baker winner Johnny Gaudreau (courtesy of Brad Rempel/Icon Sportswire)

Hockey’s Future took a look at five of the 10 schools in the Atlantic Hockey conference in part one of our 2014-15 NCAA season preview. In part 2, we take a closer look at Robert Morris, Holy Cross, Niagara, RIT and Sacred Heart. Read more»

2014-15 Atlantic Hockey Preview, Part 1: Canisius, Mercyhurst seek shot at conference title

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Matt Zay - Mercyhurst University

Photo: Mercyhurst University senior forward Matt Zay will lead a Lakers’ offensive attack that was one of the more potent in the NCAA in 2013-14 (courtesy of David Hahn/Icon Sportswire)

This season, Atlantic Hockey is the only conference without NHL prospects. Nevertheless, the conference features a number of players that are well worth a look.

Part 1 of this NCAA preview takes a closer look at Mercyhurst, Air Force, AIC, Army, Bentley and Canisius. Read more»

2014-15 Big Ten Preview: Strong Minnesota squad positioned to repeat

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J.T. Compher - University of Michigan

Photo: University of Michigan forward and Buffalo Sabres prospect J.T. Compher was named Big Ten Rookie of the Year in 2013-14 after posting 31 points in 35 games (courtesy of Brad Rempel/Icon Sportswire)

For the 2014-15 season, Big Ten hockey features 44 NHL prospects. All six member teams have at least two prospects on their rosters. Minnesota leads both the Big Ten and the nation with 15 NHL prospects. Read more»

2014-15 WCHA Preview, part 2: Minnesota Mankato looks to defend WCHA Final Five title

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Zach Stepan - Minnesota State University-Mankato

Photo: Minnesota State-Mankato forward and Nashville Predators prospect Zach Stepan will be a main cog for one of the WCHA’s top offensive teams (courtesy of Fred Kfoury/Icon Sportswire)

The 2014-15 season in the WCHA gets fully underway this weekend. Ferris State University was the 2013-14 regular season conference champion, while Minnesota State-Mankato was the winner in the WCHA Final Five tournament. The former was previewed in part one of the Hockey’s Future 2014-15 WCHA preview, while the latter is being previewed here in part two of this NCAA conference preview. Read more»

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