College hockey

August 31, 2017 - 4:59 pm
BASEBALL American League BOSTON RED SOX — Agreed to terms with OF Justin Pacchioli on a minor league contract. CLEVELAND INDIANS — Traded C Erik Kratz to the N.Y. Yankees for cash. DETROIT TIGERS — Traded OF Justin Upton to the L.A. Angels for RHP Grayson Long and cash or a player to be named...
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FILE - In this March 25, 2017, file photo, University of Denver's Will Butcher skates up the ice during the first period in the regional semifinals of the NCAA college hockey tournament against Michigan Tech, in Cincinnati. College hockey's top player is an NHL free agent after Butcher allowed a deadline to pass without signing with the Colorado Avalanche. The Avalanche selected Butcher in the fifth round of the 2013 draft and had until Tuesday, Aug. 15, 2017, to sign the Hobey Baker Award winner who led Denver to a national championship in April. (AP Photo/John Minchillo, File)
August 16, 2017 - 5:45 pm
Defenseman Will Butcher is attracting plenty of interest on his first day as an NHL free agent since college hockey's top player turned down an opportunity to sign with the Colorado Avalanche. The former University of Denver play had discussions with five teams on Wednesday, the player's agent...
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FILE - In this March 25, 2017, file photo, University of Denver's Will Butcher skates up the ice during the first period in the regional semifinals of the NCAA college hockey tournament against Michigan Tech, in Cincinnati. College hockey's top player is an NHL free agent after Butcher allowed a deadline to pass without signing with the Colorado Avalanche. The Avalanche selected Butcher in the fifth round of the 2013 draft and had until Tuesday, Aug. 15, 2017, to sign the Hobey Baker Award winner who led Denver to a national championship in April. (AP Photo/John Minchillo, File)
August 16, 2017 - 11:39 am
College hockey's top player is an NHL free agent after former University of Denver defenseman Will Butcher allowed a deadline to pass without signing with the Colorado Avalanche. The Avalanche selected Butcher in the fifth round of the 2013 draft and had until Tuesday to sign the Hobey Baker Award...
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FILE - In this March 30, 2016, file photo, Tony Granato speaks at a press conference where he was introduced as the new head coach for the University of Wisconsin men's hockey team, in Madison, Wisc. A person familiar with the decision says Tony Granato will coach the United States men’s hockey team at the 2018 Olympics. The person who spoke to The Associated Press on condition of anonymity because the coaching staff has not been announced. (AP Photo/Wisconsin State Journal, Amber Arnold, File)
August 04, 2017 - 10:22 am
PLYMOUTH, Mich. (AP) — Wisconsin's Tony Granato will coach the U.S. men's hockey team at the 2018 Olympics, the first Winter Games without NHL players since 1994. Detroit Red Wings executive Chris Chelios, Yale coach Keith Allain, Boston University assistant Scott Young and former Buffalo Sabres...
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Sean Burke, who will serve as general manager of Team Canada in 2017-18, announces former Vancouver Canucks head coach Willie Desjardins will be Team Canada's head coach at a news conference in Calgary, Alberta, Tuesday, July 25, 2017. (The Canadian Press/Jeff McIntosh via AP)
July 25, 2017 - 5:29 pm
Canada has taken the first steps toward trying to win a third consecutive Olympic gold medal, only this time without NHL players. Hockey Canada on Tuesday named Sean Burke as its general manager and Willie Desjardins as its coach for the 2018 Olympics, the first that will be played without NHL...
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FILE - In this Nov. 9, 2010, file photo, the University of North Dakota's Fighting Sioux logo hangs on Ralph Engelstad Arena in Grand Forks, N.D. The university has unveiled part of a new $3 million branding initiative meant to strike a balance between academics and athletics and help the school move past the nickname controversy that has lingered for many years. (AP Photo/Dave Kolpack, File)
July 02, 2017 - 1:24 pm
FARGO, N.D. (AP) — When Mark Kennedy took over as president of the University of North Dakota a year ago, he discovered that fans of the school's athletic teams were pledging allegiance to three different logos: a Fighting Hawk, a Fighting Sioux and an interlocking ND. "It was brand confusion on...
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Players line up prior to a hockey game Thursday, June 22, 2017, in Buffalo, N.Y. From the opening faceoff Thursday night to the final whistle set for the morning of July 3, a group of 40 mostly 40-something Buffalonians will be on the ice playing one continuous game spanning 11 days--or 251 hours, to be exact. Their goal is to raise $1 million for cancer research and break the Guinness World Record mark of 250 hours, 3 minutes, 20 seconds set during an outdoor game in Alberta in 2015. (AP Photo/Jeffrey T. Barnes)
June 23, 2017 - 12:15 am
BUFFALO, N.Y. (AP) — For Mike Lesakowski and 39 of his hockey-playing friends, it's game on. And on and on and on. From the opening faceoff Thursday night to the final whistle set for the morning of July 3, the group of mostly 40-something Buffalonians will be on the ice playing one continuous game...
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June 22, 2017 - 11:13 pm
BUFFALO, N.Y. (AP) — For Mike Lesakowski and 39 of his hockey-playing friends, it's game on. And on and on and on. From the opening faceoff Thursday night to the final whistle set for the morning of July 3, the group of mostly 40-something Buffalonians will be on the ice playing one continuous game...
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June 22, 2017 - 1:28 pm
BUFFALO, N.Y. (AP) — For Mike Lesakowski and 39 of his hockey-playing friends, it's game on. And on and on and on. From the opening faceoff Thursday night to the final whistle set for the morning of July 3, the group of mostly 40-something Buffalonians will be on the ice playing one continuous game...
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FILE - In this April 17, 2017, file photo, country music star Carrie Underwood performs the national anthem before Game 3 of a first-round NHL hockey playoff series between the Predators and the Chicago Blackhawks, in Nashville, Tenn. Underwood is the wife of Predators center Mike Fisher. The town known as Music City has grabbed hold of the Nashville Predators with stars lining up to sing the national anthem or sing with the house band. Reaching the first Western Conference final in franchise history is spreading hockey fever far beyond the arena walls and the team’s loyal fans, sprouting Predators’ flags on front porches with upcoming opponents televised at barbecue joints. (AP Photo/Mark Humphrey, File)
May 10, 2017 - 5:33 pm
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — The place known as Smashville is ready for its close-up. The Nashville Predators have reached their first Western Conference final in franchise history and that has spread hockey fever far beyond their arena and the team's loyal legion of fans. Stars from Carrie Underwood to...
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