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by Ken Schott

Parting Schotts

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Ken Schott blogs about college hockey & more

Stanley Cup playoffs second-round schedules

The schedule for the second round of the Stanley Cup playoffs is set, even though the Nashville-Anaheim Western Conference first-round series isn't over yet. The Eastern Conference semifinals will start Wednesday when the New York Islanders visit the Tampa Bay Lighting. The other Eastern series between the Washington Capitals and ...

Aston (NAHL) goalie Hanson commits to Union for 2017-18

Union will have another goalie from the North American Hockey League coming into the fold. Darion Hanson, who plays for the Aston (Pa.) Rebels, announced on his Twitter account Sunday that he has committed to the Dutchmen. He will join the team in 2017-18. "Excited to announce my commitment to ...

Ex-Union's Kinkaid on Team USA for World Hockey Championship

Former Union College hockey goalie Keith Kinkaid's NHL season is over, but his hockey season is continuing. The New Jersey Devils netminder was named to Team USA for the nternational Ice Hockey Federation (IIHF) Men's World Championship in Moscow and St. Petersburg, Russia. The tournament runs from May 6-22. Kinkaid ...

Rangers call up ex-Union's Bodie

Former Union College hockey standout defenseman Mat Bodie was one of seven players called up from the Hartford Wold Pack by the New York Rangers on Wednesday. But don't get get your hopes up that Bodie will see some Stanley Cup playoff action. Unless something catastrophic happens, Bodie will be ...

Barr joins UMass hockey staff

Former RPI hockey player and Union assistant coach Ben Barr has been named an assistant coach at UMass, it was announced Tuesday by new Minutemen coach Greg Carvel. Barr spent the past two seasons as associate head coach at Western Michigan. He was an assistant coach at Union under Nate ...

Union's Vecchione, Wilkins each win two team awards

Junior center Mike Vecchione and senior left winger Matt Wilkins were double winners at the Union College hockey awards banquet on Thursday at College Park Hall. Vecchione was named the team’s most valuable player. He led the Dutchmen in scoring with nine goals and 20 assists. Wilkins won the Scott ...

NBA playoffs conference quarterfinals schedules

The NBA playoffs tip off Saturday with four games in the conference quarterfinals. Here are the schedules. EASTERN CONFERENCE (1) Cleveland Cavaliers vs. (8) Detroit Pistons Game 1 -- Sun. April 17, Detroit at Cleveland, 3 p.m., ABC/R Game 2 -- Wed. April 20, Detroit at Cleveland, 8 p.m., TNT ...

Date, time set for 2017 Mayor's Cup game

The fifth annual Mayor's Cup hockey game between RPI and Union at the Times Union Center will be played a on a weeknight and have a different start time, it was announced Wednesday. The game will be played Thursday, Jan. 19, at 7 p.m. The previous four games have taken ...

CBS, Turner keep NCAA men's basketball tournament through 2032

The NCAA men's basketball tournament isn't leaving the grasps of CBS and Turner. It was announced Tuesday that CBS and Turner agreed to a contract extension with the NCAA to keep the tournament on their respective networks. The new contract extends the agreement through 2032. Under the new agreement, all ...

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 ...

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