2015-16 NCAA Independent Preview: Arizona State begins move up to D1 hockey

by DJ Powers
Ryan Belonger - Arizona State University

Photo: Arizona State University forward Ryan Belonger will lead the offensive charge for the Sun Devils as they make the switch to NCAA D1 hockey (courtesy of Peter Vander Stoep/Sun Devil Athletics)



This season, Arizona State University becomes the 62nd member of NCAA Men’s D1 Hockey. It also marks the first time in 30 years that a school west of Colorado has played at this level.

The Sun Devils opened their inaugural NCAA D1 season on Oct. 9th versus host Alaska-Anchorage in the Kendall Hockey Classic. Read more»

2015-16 Atlantic Hockey Preview: RIT looks to repeat, take next step toward national title

by DJ Powers
Alexander Kuqali - Rochester Institute of Technology (RIT) - 2015-16 Atlantic Hockey Preview

Photo: Rochester Institute of Technology defenseman Alexander Kuqali and his teammates will attempt a return trip to the NCAA Tournament after winning the 2015 Atlantic Hockey Tournament (courtesy of Zach Bolinger/Icon Sportswire)



Atlantic Hockey is the only NCAA conference this season that does not have any prospects. Nevertheless, there are many players, including some that have attended NHL prospect camps this summer, that are well worth watching. Read more»

Prospect Faceoff: Prospect Faceoff: Matthews stays hot in Zurich, Svechnikov-Garland duel, plus two Top 20 teams clash in college hockey

by David Hahn
Dominik Mason - Peterborough Petes; Juho Lammikko - Kingston Frontenacs - Prospect Faceoff for 10/16/15

Photo: Peterborough Petes defenseman and Tampa Bay Lightning prospect Dominik Masin, and Kingston Frontenacs forward and Florida Panthers prospect Juho Lammikko may one day be NHL divisional rivals, but they will go head-to-head in an interesting OHL clash this weekend (courtesy of Terry Wilson/OHL Images and Aaron Bell/OHL Images)



Auston Matthews is taking an unconventional path to the NHL, and has earned a few accolades already while playing in Switzerland. Two electric playmakers go head-to-head in a battle of assist machines in the QMJHL, and a pair of potential Canadian teammates will likely see a lot of each other in a weekend contest. The Tampa Bay Lightning’s newest signee lines up against a powerhouse forward in what could be a preview of what to expect in the future from both Floridian franchises. NCAA hockey is back, and two Top-20 teams are set to clash in a non-conference game to close out this week’s edition of Prospect Faceoff. Read more»

(Video) First NHL Goal: Parayko nets two goals, including the game-winner, in Blues win

by Ken McKenna
Colton Parayko - St. Louis Blues

Photo: St. Louis Blues rookie defenseman Colton Parayko eludes Calgary Flames forward Johnny Gaudreau in a game in which Parayko scored his first two NHL goals (courtesy of Gerry Thomas/NHLI via Getty Images)



St. Louis Blues rookie defenseman Colton Parayko put two shots on net in his team’s 4-3 win over the Calgary Flames, and both connected for goals including Parayko’s first NHL goal. Parayko’s second was also the game-winning goal, making it a night to remember for the Alberta native. Read more»

Prospect Impressions: Windsor’s McCool plays on-ice soccer with DiGiacinto, Lundqvist is still the King, more highlights from around the globe

by David Hahn
Hayden McCool - Windsor Spitfires

Photo: Windsor Spitfires forward and 2016 prospect Hayden McCool was eligible for the 2015 NHL Draft but was passed over by the 30 NHL clubs (courtesy of Aaron Bell/OHL Images)



Ever wonder what would happen if soccer and hockey had a mash-up? Well, Windsor Spitfires forwards Hayden McCool and Cristiano DiGiacinto came up with an interesting rendition. In a bit of backwards poetry in motion, Tyler Parsons, a goaltender, scores a goal and Maple Leafs defenseman Jake Gardiner moonlights as a goaltender. That plus plenty of individual goal-scoring highlights in this week’s Prospect Impressions! Read more»

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