Wednesday Commit Roundup

Roundup

Each Wednesday we look to highlight commitments made across college hockey. I will try to predict when a player will arrive on campus but as we all know that can be flexible in NCAA Hockey. Check below to review the commitments made since July 12.

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NCAA and USA Hockey Bullets

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Mike York has been added to the staff at LSSU (Photo courtesy of MSUSpartans.com)

I was out of town this weekend getting away to Lake Michigan for a little R&R and was unable to post some news over the past few days. So I wanted to combine a few small stories out there catch you all up on the latest news from NCAA hockey and the release of the Five Nations Tournament USA roster following the conclusion of the Select 16 Festival covered here extensively last week.

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Spartans lose Mason Appleton to NHL

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The Michigan State Spartans will be rebuilding in 2017-18 under 1st year head coach Danton Cole. That process just got made a bit more challenging as Mason Appleton, who was slated to be the team captain this season, has signed his entry level contract with the Winnipeg Jets.

Appleton announced the signing on his Twitter account this morning.

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Select 16 All-Star Game Roster Announced

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Derek Mullahy is the lone goaltender playing in the All Star Game with a college commitment Photo courtesy of The Scouting News

The All-Star Game at the USA Hockey Select 16 Development Camp is currently under way and the roster was released on Twitter minutes ago.

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As far as college commitments there 18 players playing in the game who have already chosen their college. Follow the jump for the complete list.

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USA Select 16 Development Camp Concluded

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Five days of games have concluded in Amherst, NY at the USA Hockey Select 16 Development Camp and there were some strong performances across different teams at the camp this week. The All-Star Game starts at 10 A.M this morning and there will be a separate post for that once the roster is announced. Continue after the jump for info on the high performers who we expect to make the all-star game or consideration for the Five Nations Tournament.

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Wednesday Commit Roundup

Roundup

Each Wednesday we look to highlight commitments made across college hockey. I will try to predict when a player will arrive on campus but as we all know that can be flexible in NCAA Hockey. Check below to review the commitments made since July 5.

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Dallas Ferguson leaves Alaska-Fairbanks

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The hockey program at University of Alaska-Fairbanks, and hockey as a whole in the state of Alaska, has had a nervous last year. In October, 2016 amid a budget crisis in the state of Alaska it was rumored that the programs at UAF and Alaska-Anchorage may be on the cutting block. Luckily, the programs survived this budget cut, but budget cuts have continued for the next academic year as well putting the long term health of each program in murky waters. Those waters were made a little more unclear Monday as it was reported that Dallas Ferguson has left his position as head coach of the Nanooks.

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