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by Ken Schott

Parting Schotts

A Daily Gazette sports blog
Ken Schott blogs about college hockey & more
Wednesday, April 16, 2014

ESPN gets increased viewership for Union-Minnesota NCAA hockey final

Saturday's NCAA hockey championship game between Union and Minnesota in Philadelphia averaged 717,000 viewers for ESPN, a 33 percent increase over last year's final between Quinnipiac and Yale, the cable network announced Wednesday. The Dutchmen beat the Golden Gophers, 7-4. The three games that ESPN and ESPN2 combined to televise ...
Wednesday, April 16, 2014

2014 Stanley Cup playoffs predictions: First round

Welcome to my seventh annual NHL Stanley Cup playoff predictions. This is the best time of the year for hockey fans. Well, maybe last weekend was better for Union hockey fans, but you get my drift. For the next two months, it will be time for thrilling, bite-your-fingernails off playoff ...
Wednesday, April 16, 2014 to carry Union hockey parade

If you can make Thursday's parade honoring the NCAA hockey-champion Union Dutchmen, you can listen to it on Matt DuBrey and Brian Unger will have interviews with players, coaches and dignitaries. You can access the Teamline link by clicking here. Follow @slapschotts on Twitter. Follow @dgazettesports ...
Tuesday, April 15, 2014

Devils, ValleyCats to honor NCAA hockey-champion Dutchmen

The Albany Devils and Tri-City ValleyCats will honor the NCAA hockey-champion Union Dutchmen. The Devils will recognize the Dutchmen at their game against the Springfield Falcons at 5 p.m. at the Times Union Center. The team will be introduced during the second intermission. The NCAA trophy will be on display ...
Tuesday, April 15, 2014

Union hockey championship parade route set

Thursday's parade route to celebrate Union's NCAA hockey championship has been set. The parade will begin on the Union campus in front of Alumni Gym and proceed past Messa Rink. The parade will then exit the campus with a left-hand turn onto Nott Street and proceed south onto Seward Place. ...
Tuesday, April 15, 2014

Union's Gostisbehere signs with Flyers

Third-round pick in 2012 NHL draft.
Tuesday, April 15, 2014

Union defenseman Bodie signs with Rangers (updates with quotes)

Mat Bodie is headed to the New York Rangers. Bodie signed a contract with the the Rangers on Tuesday. Brian Bartlett, Bodie's agent, said six teams were interested in Bodie. "I'm really excited for him," Bartlett said. "He's such a hard worker and good leader. I couldn't be anymore excited ...
Monday, April 14, 2014

Report: Rangers closing in on Union's Bodie

ESPN New York's Katie Strang is reporting that the New York Rangers are closing in on signing Union defenseman Mat Bodie. Bodie, the Dutchmen's team captain, had eight goals and 31 assists this season. He scored a goal in each of the four NCAA tournament games Union played in, culminating ...
Monday, April 14, 2014

Union gets all the first-place votes in final hockey polls

NCAA hockey-champion Union took all of the first-place votes in the final college hockey polls of the season on Monday. The Dutchmen (32-6-4) earned all 50 first-place votes in the top-20 poll, and got all 34 first-place votes in the USA Today/USA Hockey Magazine top-15 poll. Union won its ...
Sunday, April 13, 2014

NHL Stanley Cup conference quarterfinals schedules set

The NHL Stanley Cup playoffs conference quarterfinals schedules are set. Here they are. I will have my picks later this week. EASTERN CONFERENCE Date TIME (ET) #1 Boston vs. #4 Detroit Networks Friday, April 18 7:30 p.m. Detroit at Boston NBC Sports Network, TSN Sunday, April 20 3 p.m. Detroit ...

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