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by Ken Schott

Parting Schotts

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Ken Schott blogs about college hockey & more

2016 Stanley Cup playoffs: First-round picks

I always get excited when mid-April comes around. That’s because the best postseason in professional sports is starting. The puck drops on the NHL Stanley Cup playoffs Wednesday with the first round. I’m back with my predictions, which is exciting enough. But I’m stoked even more because my Philadelphia Flyers ...

NHL Stanley Cup playoffs first-round schedule

The puck drops on the most wonderful time of the year Wednesday when the NHL Stanley Cup playoffs start. The league announced the first-round schedule late Sunday night. Here is the lineup. I'll have my picks on Tuesday. EASTERN CONFERENCE Date TIME (ET) #1 Florida vs. #4 NY Islanders Networks ...

Harvard's Vesey wins Hobey Baker Award

ECAC Hockey's Hobey Baker Award drought is over. Harvard senior forward Jimmy Vesey was named the Hobey Baker winner Friday in Tampa, Fla. Vesey, the ECACH Player of the Year this season and last season, lead the Crimson in scoring with 24 goals and 22 assists in 33 games this ...

Union alums gets points Thursday night

It was a decent night for Union College hockey alums in NHL action Thursday night. -- Forward Daniel Carr scored the game-winning goal in the Montreal Canadiens' 4-2 victory over the Carolina Hurricanes. It was his sixth goal of the season, and since returning April 2 from a knee injury ...

Ex-RPI goalie Kasdorf to make his Sabres' debut tonight

A meaningless NHL game tonight between two teams who won't be making the Stanley Cup playoffs just got a lot more interesting, especially for RPI hockey fans. Former Engineers standout goalie Jason Kasdorf was the first off the ice at the Buffalo Sabres' practice this morning, and Sabrs coach Dan ...

Union hockey's Di Pauli named Senior CLASS Award second team All-American

Union College hockey senior forward Theo Di Pauli von Treuheim was named the Senior CLASS Award second team All-America team on Friday. Di Pauli von Treuheim a bioengineering major, was a finalist for the Senior CLASS Award. He has a 3.97 grade-point average. He won the Union Athletics Junior Scholar-Athlete ...

Ex-Union's Gostisbehere wins two Flyers team awards

Former Union College star defenseman and rookie sensation Shayne Gostisbehere was named the winner of the Barry Ashbee Trophy as the Philadelphia Flyers' top defenseman, as well as the Gene Hart Memorial Award on Thursday. Gostisbehere entered Thursday's game against the Toronto Maple Leafs, Gostisbehere has 16 goals and 27 ...

Final 'Slap Schotts' podcast, with Malafronte, Schlossman, now available

The final "Slap Schotts College Hockey Segment" podcast of the season is now available. We talked about the Frozen Four with Chip Malafronte of the New Haven Register and Brad Schlossman of the Grand Forks Herald. To listen to the podcast, click here. The musical selections were Willie Nelson's "The ...

Thanks to Warriors, ESPN shifts NCAA hockey title game to ESPN2

The Golden State Warriors' pursuit of NBA history is more important than the NCAA men's hockey championship game. ESPN announced Wednesday that it secured the rights to Saturday's game between the Warriors and the Memphis Grizzlies at 8 p.m. Because of that, the NCAA hockey title game at 8 p.m. ...

Former ECAC commissioner Whitelaw dies

Robert "Scotty" Whitelaw, who was commissioner of the Eastern College Athletic Conference from 1971-89 and who ECAC Hockey's tournament championship trophy is named after, died last Saturday in Sarasota, Florida, last Saturday, The Cape Cod Times reported. He was 88. "Scotty Whitelaw was one of the most influential figures in ...

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