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New men’s hockey coach set to infuse excitement in program

Todd Woodcroft, left, is the new head coach of the UVM men's hockey team. He is slated to start the position May 1.

Sawyer Loftus, News and Sports Editor

April 22, 2020

UVM men’s hockey fans and players alike can expect a new attitude and mentality under the team’s new NHL trained coach. UVM has hired the NHL’s Winnipeg Jets’ assistant coach Todd Woodcroft. He is slated to start the position May 1, UVM Athletics Director Jeff Schulman said. Woodcroft,...

UVM picks NHL assistant coach as new men’s hockey coach

UVM men’s hockey won their first game of the season Oct. 5, The Cats won the game 6-1.

Sawyer Loftus, News and Sports Editor

April 15, 2020

UPDATE 10:20 p.m. April 15: UVM Athletics has officially named Todd Woodcroft as the next head coach of UVM's men's hockey team, according to an April 15 press release. UVM Athletics notified the media of the decision late Tuesday day night after news broke of an offer earlier in the day. ...

NHL All-Star voting backfires

January 30, 2016

The NHL All-Star game will be held Jan. 31. Usually the game isn’t a serious event, but this year one particular player has sparked uproarious debate. His name is John Scott, and as of writing this, he is not even on an NHL roster. Players are voted into the All-Star game by the fans, which is a com...

Pro sports adjust the rules to promote entertainment

December 1, 2015

The NHL Players Association recently announced that there would be a new format for the NHL all-star game, yet another example of professional sports being increasingly focused on entertainment value.Now the all-star game will be a three-on-three game instead of the traditional five-on-five.Additionally, the ...

NHL sharpens its skates

Joe Gallant

October 23, 2015

The NHL season is underway and it’s time to draw some early season conclusions and identify things to look out for as the season progresses. First, youth is all the rage. Everyone knows about Jack Eichel and Connor McDavid.  I was admittedly wrong about how soon Eichel would become a force, bu...

New and old NHL talent set to collide this year

Joe Gallant

September 14, 2015

It’s finally here. While the playoffs are still fresh in our minds, it feels like it’s been months. The sports fan’s purgatory is the summer block, where baseball is the only sport played, is coming to an end.  Sure, baseball is fun, but who really wants to sit and watch a game that feels like there...

EPIX presents “Road to the NHL Stadium Series” highlights players on and off the ice

Alexander Benoit

February 25, 2015

If you could say anything about former president of HBO Sports and 51-time Sports Emmy-winner Ross Greenburg, it is that he leaves marks where he steps. Widely considered a pioneer in the field of sports documentaries, Greenburg set his sights on a new and innovative arena: the National Hockey League. The...

Former Catamounts in the NHL

Former Catamounts in the NHL

Cam Panepinto

January 18, 2015

While many Catamounts have taken the ice in a blur of green and gold, several players now wear different colors for professional teams around the country. Among the men’s hockey alumni, six players are currently in the NHL, according to UVM Athletics: Kevan Miller ’11 - Boston Bruins Viktor Stalbe...

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