Off the Radar: Miami’s Czarnik may finally receive deserved attention from NHL

by Mike Farkas
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Austin Czarnik - Miami University

Photo: Miami University sophomore forward Austin Czarnik is ranked second in scoring on the Miami roster, and fifth overall in the CCHA (courtesy of Warren Wimmer/Icon SMI)

In recent years, it’s become a hockey hotbed and a place that was a little off the radar itself: Oxford, Ohio – the home of the Miami University RedHawks.

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Floridian Guertler making his mark in hockey country

by Tom Schreier
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Gabe Guertler - Fargo Force

Photo: Fargo Force forward and 2013 NHL Draft prospect Gabe Guertler will begin his NCAA career in the fall of this year at the University of Minnesota (courtesy of Mitch Highman/mJoy Photography)

Gabe Guertler is the first Floridian hockey player to commit to the University of Minnesota. Born and raised in Plantation, he grew up in South Florida near the BankAtlantic Center in Sunrise, home of the Florida Panthers, but says he spent most of his time underneath the sun.

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Laganiere, DeKeyser among ten NCAA free agents that could be NHL-bound

by DJ Powers
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Ryan Walters - University of Nebraska-Omaha

Photo: University of Nebraska-Omaha forward Ryan Walters has turned a strong junior campaign into potential interest from NHL teams (courtesy of Brace Hemmelgarn/Icon SMI)

With the 2012-13 NCAA season winding down, NHL teams will soon be descending on the college hockey community in hopes of adding free agents to their organizations. This year, there are many outstanding available free agents for the taking.

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NCAA college prospects notebook for February, 2013

by DJ Powers
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Jon Gillies - Providence College

Photo: Providence College goaltender and Calgary Flames prospect Jon Gillies turned in a strong February performance to cement his place as a top freshman goaltender in 2012-13 (courtesy of Fred Kfoury/Icon SMI)

With the final full month of the 2012-13 regular season drawn to a close and the conference standings slowly coming into focus, February saw many great NHL prospect performances. Hockey’s Future takes a look back at some of those feats, along with other newsworthy items from around college hockey. Unless otherwise noted, all statistics are current as of Feb. 28.

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MacMillan brothers enjoying time together at North Dakota

by Tom Schreier
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Mark MacMillan - University of North Dakota

Photo: University of North Dakota forward and Montreal Canadiens prospect Mark MacMillan and his brother Mitch have been reunited in Grand Forks after having played together in the BCHL (courtesy of Scott A. Schneider/Getty Images)

Mitch MacMillan found himself in a predicament around this time last year.

He was not getting playing time at St. Cloud State and had left the school right before Christmas Break, roughly halfway through the 2011-12 season.

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