Photo: Boston College followers hope that Calgary Flames prospect Johnny Gaudreau celebrates goals often this season as that school gears up for another run at a national championship (courtesy of Michael Tureski/Icon SMI)
2012-13 is shaping up to be another exciting season in Hockey East. With the massive changes to the college hockey landscape on the horizon, the current, ten-member Hockey East conference will see an expansion in the next two years. Notre Dame joins the conference next season, while the University of Connecticut's men’s team will become Hockey East members beginning in the 2014-15 season (the UConn women’s team is already a member of Hockey East).
Photo: RIT captain Chris Saracino is one of four players left from the school's 2009-10 roster that made a run to the NCAA Frozen Four (courtesy of Tony Ding/Icon SMI)
The always competitive Atlantic Hockey conference will look to shake things up in the NCAA when the 2012-13 season gets underway. Among the many players in Atlantic Hockey to watch this season is the conference’s lone NHL prospect, Anthony Hamburg.
Photo: Forward Max Gardiner, shown here playing for the University of Minnesota, has transferred to the fledgling D-1 program at Penn State University (courtesy of Josh Holmberg /Icon SMI)
For the 2012-13 season, the NCAA will feature two independents in Alabama-Huntsville and Penn State. Hockey’s Future takes a closer look at the two programs.
Photo: Carolina Hurricanes prospect Jaccob Slavin, shown here at their prospect camp, will move on to Colorado College in the 2013-14 season (courtesy of Jamie Kelleher/HF)
Better and better.
That is how Chicago Steel head coach Scott McConnell describes defenseman Jaccob Slavin’s game.
Photo: Ryan Fitzgerald, a forward for the Valley Junior Warriors of the EJHL, had a memorable CCM/USA Hockey All-American Prospects Game as he tallied three assists and copped MVP honors at First Niagara Center in Buffalo, NY (courtesy of Bruce Bennett/Getty Images)
It is unlikely that a quick scan of the rosters for the 2012 CCM/USA Hockey All-American Prospects Game by the average observer would have produced much more than a shrug when coming across the name, Ryan Fitzgerald.