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by Ken Schott

Parting Schotts

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Ken Schott blogs about college hockey & more

Update: Six Union players in NHL development camps

Six Union College hockey players will be attending NHL development camps over the next few weeks. On Monday, I noted that junior center Ryan Scarfo is at the Columbus Blue Jackets camp. Senior center Mike Vecchione will be in the Philadelphia Flyers camp, which runs July 7-11. Vecchione has been ...

Winchendon's Thomas commits to Union hockey for 2018-19 season

Ben Thomas, a forward for the Winchendon Wapitis of the New England Prep League, gave a verbal commitment to Union hockey on Wednesday for the 2018-19 season. Thomas tweeted, "Proud to announce my commitment to play college hockey at Union College. Thanks to all who have helped along the way." ...

Union hockey, football getting expanded radio coverage

Empire Broadcasting Corporation dropped NBC Sports Radio from WPTR-AM (1240) on Monday and added Bloomberg Radio plus two talk shows, Mike Gallagher and Joe Pags. It also added Bloomberg Radio and the two talk shows to two of its other stations, WAIX-AM (1160) and WAIX-FM (106.1). WPTR had been carrying ...

Union's Scarfo back at Blue Jackets development camp

Union College hockey junior center Ryan Scarfo is at the Columbus Blue Jackets development camp this week. The camp started today and runs through Thursday. This is the second straight year Scarfo has been the Blue Jackets camp. The Dutchmen alternate captain had 12 goals and seven assists last season. ...

Levy, Melrose are ESPN's No. 1 World Cup of Hockey announcing team

Former Adirondack Red Wings player and coach Barry Melrose will join Steve Levy in the booth for ESPN's coverage of the World Cup of Hockey starting Sept. 17 in Toronto. Levy and Melrose will call all of Team USA's games, as well as the semifinals and best-of-three finals. John Buccigross ...

Colbert, Baker join Union women's hockey staff

Whitney Colbert and Mitch Baker have been named assistant coaches for the Union women's hockey team, new head coach John Sciba announced Wednesday. Colbert comes to Union from Connecticut College, where she spent two seasons as an assistant coach for the women's hockey team. She interned with the Cornell men's ...

Flyers' Gostisbehere should win Calder Trophy, but won't

Even though I’m on vacation this week, I wanted to comment on the NHL Awards. Specifically, the Calder Trophy for NHL Rookie of the Year. Philadelphia Flyers defenseman and former Union star Shayne Gostisbehere is one of three finalist for the Calder, which will presented during Wednesday’s NHL Awards show ...

Hockey announcer, Glens Falls native Strader diagnosed with cancer

The Dallas Stars announced Monday that the original voice of the AHL's Adirondack Red Wings, Dave Strader, has been diagnosed with cancer. Strader, a Glens Falls native, just completed his first season as the play-by-play voice of the Stars. "I realize I have a challenge and fight ahead of me," ...

4-on-4 OT might be coming to college hockey

Overtime games in the college hockey season could be in for a major change. The NCAA hockey rules committee announced Friday that it has recommended 4-on-4 be played in the five-minute overtime period. Wait, it gets even more interesting. If the game is still tied at the end of the ...

Vitale gets contract extension from ESPN

ESPN gave legendary college basketball analyst Dick Vitale a nice birthday present. Vitale, who turned 77 Thursday, agreed to a new contract extension with ESPN. The agreement will add an additional year to his previous extension, announced a year ago today, and will take Vitale through the 2018-19 season, which ...

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