State Returns to Fairgrounds
announced today the Warriors will play their home games for the
next three seasons at the Michigan State Fairgrounds Coliseum
starting this fall.
continue to look for that 'home' away from campus, the Coliseum
at the Fairgrounds offers us proximity, a classic venue and familiarity,"
said Fournier. "Hopefully our fans will quickly transition
back to the Fairgrounds to create the atmosphere a top-tier college
program should play before."
Bill Wilkinson begins his seventh season behind the Warrior bench
in the same arena Wayne State hosted its first hockey game.
excited to be back at the Fairgrounds," commented Wilkinson.
"The Coliseum has a great aura. It will be nice to practice
and play at the same building. Hopefully this location will allow
our students to attend on a more regular basis. Playing in a centrally
located arena will be a bonus for our fans in metro Detroit."
its inaugural campaign at the Coliseum, WSU played the next three
seasons at the Great Lakes Sports City Arena in Fraser followed
by two seasons at the Compuware Sports Arena in Plymouth. The
third season in Fraser also saw WSU play two homes game at Joe
Louis Arena, Taylor SportsPlex and Compuware.
to serving as the home arena for Warrior men's hockey in 2005-06,
the Michigan State Fairgrounds Coliseum will be the site of the
2006 College Hockey America men¹s and women¹s conference
tournaments March 9-12.
MacDonald to Return
senior forward Kirk MacDonald expects to return to the Engineers
lineup in a playing capacity this season. MacDonald was diagnosed
with testicular cancer in April and has been working toward a
full recovery and the resumption of his playing career. It has
yet to be determined when he will resume practicing with the team,
although it won't be at the start of the season on October 1.
its captains on Thursday and MacDonald was named as a tri-captain
for this season along with Brad Farynuk and Kevin Croxton. An
official release from RPI's Athletic Communications department
stated, "MacDonald, Farynuk and Croxton are among 21 players
returning from last year's team."
who hails from Victoria, British Columbia, was RPI's leader in
goals (16), points (36), power play goals (8), shorthanded goals
(1) and game-winning goals (4) last season. He was second with
20 assists in 37 games. At season's end he was named the team's
Most Valuable Player and he won the Coach's Award. In 104 career
games, MacDonald, who has battled numerous injuries and illnesses
during his collegiate career, has 35 goals and 41 assists for
Joins BGSU Staff
has named Jamie Dumont an assistant coach, replacing Kevin Patrick,
who joined the Wisconsin staff on Aug. 18.
very excited to join the Bowling Green family," said Dumont.
"With the strong tradition of hockey at BGSU and working
with Scott [Paluch] and Ron [Fogarty] it will be a wonderful experience.
They are two of the most respected coaches in college hockey."
Oswego State graduate and former assistant coach at Bowdoin, comes
to BGSU after serving as a graduate assistant with Maine over
the past summer.
really excited to have Jamie join the Bowling Green program,"
said head coach Scott Paluch. "He brings a great amount of
enthusiasm and work ethic to our team. Jamie has worked for some
outstanding coaches and is an outstanding on ice teacher and tireless
Joins Yale Staff
Richter, a legendary goaltender with the New York Rangers, U.S.
Olympic Team and the University of Wisconsin, has joined the Yale
men's hockey staff as a volunteer coach.
currently enrolled as Yale student, had 301 victories, a 2.89
goals-against average and 24 shutouts over 15 seasons with the
Rangers. He owns most of the Ranger goaltending records, was a
three-time NHL All-Star, two-time team MVP and led the Rangers
to the 1994 Stanley Cup title. He had his number retired by the
team in 2004.
a silver medal with the 2002 Olympic team and also was in net
for the 1988 squad as well as numerous U.S. teams at World Junior,
Canada Cup and World Championship events.
Pa., native played two years at Wisconsin and was an academic
All-WCHA pick before joining the 1988 U.S. Olympic team and turning
Cross to Host Atlantic Hockey Championship
Cross will host the 2006 Atlantic Hockey Association Tournament
semifinals and championship game at the Hart Center on Friday
and Saturday, March 17 and 18. The quarterfinals will take place
on Saturday, March 11, at the home ice of the higher seed in each
are excited to host the Atlantic Hockey semifinals and championship
game,” said Bill Bellerose, Holy Cross associate athletic
director and former Crusader head hockey coach. “Hockey
has become very big on our campus since the Atlantic Hockey Tournament
champion has been able to get an automatic bid into the NCAAs,
so I think hosting this type of event is something to look forward
be the third time Holy Cross has hosted its conference’s
postseason hockey tournament. The Crusaders previously hosted
the MAAC playoffs in 1999 and 2002. Atlantic Hockey, which formed
two years ago, has held its championship weekends at Quinnipiac
last year and Army in 2004.
program is extremely excited about hosting the Atlantic Hockey
Championships in March,” said head coach Paul Pearl. “We
have hosted twice in the past, and the city of Worcester and our
student body have enthusiastically supported it.”
the event can be purchased by calling the Holy Cross ticket office
at (508) 793-2573 or at any home Holy Cross hockey game.
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