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WORCESTER, Mass. … Philadelphia Phantoms forward Jared Ross set AHL All-Star Game records with six assists and seven points and the PlanetUSA AHL All-Stars scored a record nine times in the third period to rally for a 14-11 win over the Canadian AHL All-Stars at the 2009 AHL All-Star Game tonight in Worcester. 

The game was witnessed by a capacity crowd of 7,245 fans at the DCU Center as well as national television audiences in Canada on TSN and in the United States on a series of regional networks. The game was also shown on the internet at AHL Live and heard on Sirius XM Radio and XM Canada. 

Ross, who was selected to participate in the 2008 AHL All-Star Classic but missed the event following an appendectomy, was named the Charter Communications Most Valuable Player for the game.


Brent Darnell Commits To Be A Spartan

October 28, 2008

For Immediate Release

The Detroit Catholic Central Hockey Team and the Michigan Interscholastic Hockey League (MIHL) are honored to announce that junior forward Brent Darnell has verbally committed to play college hockey at Michigan State University, Division I, Central Collegiate Hockey Association (CCHA).

“Everyone connected with Catholic Central Hockey and the MIHL is extremely pleased for Brent and tremendously proud of his accomplishment.  This achievement is certainly a testament to his athletic skills, his dedication to the sport and his work ethic.  Brent has been and will be an asset to our program – he raises the level of play for everyone around him.  He leads by example and handles the pressure of being the “go to” guy very well.  MSU is getting a character player,” commented CC Head Coach Todd Johnson.

As a sophomore, Brent garnered Michigan High School Hockey Coaches Association Division I First Team All State recognition and First Team MIHL All League.  He represented the United States in the Under – 17 Five Nations Tournament held in Slovakia this past summer. Brent was the 4th pick overall in the 2008 Futures Draft of the United States Hockey League in mid-October.

 

Brent is from Canton, MI and played his youth hockey with the Compuware 92 team. Other Michigan High School Hockey players that preceded Brent to MSU are: Justin Abdelkader (Muskegon Mona Shores), Jeff Petry (Orchard Lake St. Mary’s), Kurt Kivisto (Brighton) and Andrew Rowe (Muskegon Mona Shores) and Tim Buttery (Catholic Central).


CHUPP ON BALLOT AS HOBEY BAKER AWARD VOTING BEGINS

Ferris State Skater Vying For Nation's Top Individual Honor

Sophomore center-right wing Cody Chupp (Big Rapids) of the 2007-08 Ferris State University men's ice hockey team is among over 70 NCAA Division I college hockey players in contention this season for the prestigious Hobey Baker Memorial Award, which is presented annually to the nation's top collegiate hockey player.

The annual Vote For Hobey program is now open and college hockey fans can go on-line to vote for their favorite candidates at hobeybaker.com.

Chupp presently leads the Bulldogs in scoring this season with 15 points on four goals and 11 assists in 20 contests. The FSU assistant captain has currently totaled five multiple-point game performances this campaign to go with a team-leading plus 14 efficiency rating.

In 57 career outings, Chupp has registered 38 points on 12 goals and 26 assists while accumulating 10 multi-point game efforts.

The first phase of fan balloting will run through March 9, 2008. Phase two of fan balloting will then begin on March 20 after the list of Top Ten Hobey Baker Award finalists are announced. The fans' vote accounts for one percent of the total ballot in each phase in selecting this year's award recipient.

Criteria for the award includes candidates mimicking the superlative character traits put forth by the award's namesake, Hobey Baker, a World War I flyer more recognized as America's greatest amateur athlete in his day. Award candidates must exhibit strength of character both on and off the ice, contribute to the integrity of his team and display outstanding skills in all phases of the game. Consideration should be given to scholastic achievement and sportsmanship.

Hobey Baker Award] Key Hobey Baker announcement dates for 2008 include: • Top Ten list of candidates: March 20 • Hobey Hat Trick of three finalists: April 2 • Hobey Baker Award winner: April 11.

 

The 2008 Hobey Baker Award winner will be announced from a field of three Hobey Hat Trick finalists on Friday, April 11, 2008 during the NCAA Frozen Four Championships in Denver, Colo. The 28th annual award announcement honoring college hockey's top player will be televised live during prime time on ESPNU.

Former Ferris State All-American Chris Kunitz, who currently stars for the 2006-07 National Hockey League (NHL) Stanley Cup Champion the Anaheim Ducks, was a Hobey Baker Hat Trick finalist for the 2002-03 season.


U-M's Langlais Earns CCHA Rookie of the Week Honors

FARMINGTON HILLS, Mich. -- Freshman defenseman Chad Langlais(Spokane, Wash.) of the University of Michigan ice hockey team garnered CCHA Rookie of the Week honors, the league announced Monday (Nov. 5).

Langlais had four assists -- two in each game -- during U-M's road sweep of Nebraska-Omaha last weekend (Nov. 2-3). In the opener, Langlais' first helper came on the power play, while his second assist led to the game-winning marker. In game two, one of his two assists occurred on the power play. He had an even plus/minus rating for the series.

Langlais has a 0-6-6 line through eight games, which leads Michigan's defensemen and is tied for the overall team lead with forward Chad Kolarik. Five of Langlais' six assists have come in the last three games.

Langlais is the first Wolverine to earn CCHA Rookie of the Week accolades since Andrew Cogliano on Nov. 7, 2005.