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YCH News, Issue #018-- NCAA Hockey Coaches
June 04, 2013

Your College Hockey Journey Begins Here!

In this issue:

  1. Reminders – Have you written your SAT or ACT yet?
  2. NCAA in The NHL Playoffs - We look at how many NCAA players are in each round of the playoffs.
  3. Article of the Month – NCAA Hockey Coaches
  4. YCH Calendar – New on the YCH Calendar - Stand Up Paddleboarding!
  5. Our Rookies– New at

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Have you written your SAT or ACT yet?

Have you written your SAT and/or ACT?

See the dates below to register and write your test. This is the last reminder until next year's season.

SAT Testing Dates 2013

  • January 26, 2013 Register by December 28, 2012
  • March 09, 2013 Register by February 08, 2013
  • May 04, 2013 Register by April 05, 2013
  • June 01, 2013 Register by May 02, 2013

ACT Testing Dates 2013

  • February 09, 2013 Register by January 11, 2013
  • April 13, 2013 Register by March 08, 2013
  • June 08, 2013 Register by May 03, 2013

We look at how many NCAA players are in each round of the playoffs.

The NCAA is making its presence known in the 2013 NHL playoffs. The teams in this year's playoffs have a good portion of their roster built with NCAA players. From Toews in Chicago to newcomer Torey Krug in Boston, these players are making a significant contribution to their team's success.

We reviewed the rosters of the teams in the first round and there were a total of 98 NCAA players that hit the ice and contributed in at least one game

The Toronto Maple Leafs led all teams in the first round with nine NCAA players that played in at least one game in the first round. They were followed by Pittsburgh, San Jose, St. Louis and Vancouver who all had eight players who played at least one game.

In round two, there were 49 players and the Pens led with nine. They were followed by San Jose with eight players and Chicago, Detroit, The Rangers and Ottawa at six each.

We will be providing a playoff wrap up in our next issue to summarize how the NCAA players contributed to their team's success in the 2013 NHL playoffs.

Follow the NCAA players in the playoffs to enhance your college hockey research. Players will comment in interviews about their college days and this could be that extra piece of information that will help you make that team.

Article of the Month -
NCAA Hockey Coaches

There has been a lot of movement lately by NCAA Hockey Coaches. Some have chosen to retire, some have chosen to step down, and others have been let go. New rookie coaches are hired while veteran coaches are moving to new challenges.

It might not seem like much, but this is important for you in your team research. If you are close to making your decision and one of your important selection criteria is how comfortable you feel with the coach, but that coach is no longer with that particular team, then you will want to rethink your decision. This will also apply if you have already committed to go and play for a certain coach.

Some recent coaching additions have New Hampshire alum Mike Ayers joining Jerry York's staff at Boston College. Ayers is replacing Mike Cavanaugh who has taken the Head Coach position at UConn.

Check out our Blog page to keep up to date on coaching changes!

Use the YCH Calendar to simplify your life!

Every year our lives get busier and busier and our calendars fill up faster and faster. To help you keep things organized and on track, we have created Your College Hockey Recruiting Calendar.

We will be updating it regularly so you will be informed of important dates like the SAT's and special events like showcase tournaments.

Have you coordinated all of your off season training? If you are looking for something new and fun, try Stand Up Paddleboarding. It's a great way to build your strength, stamina, balance and flexibility and have fun on the water. We are finding more and more players and teams are using SUP for conditioning and team building. Check out our friends at for some great player and team workouts.

Check out Your College Hockey Recruiting Calendar regularly to update your schedule and capitalize on opportunities!

New at
We want Your Feedback

We have a new interactive feature at YCH News. You can join our team and be a YCH Blogger. Share your favorite recruiting stories, your best recruiting tips or be a playoff blogger and follow your favorite team on their journey to the Frozen Four.

In our other interactive features, you can ask questions and receive answers from an NCAA coach so you can learn more about the NCAA process in our "Ask the Coach" section.

You can start to pass along your thoughts and information in three of our already operating interactive sections. Let other players know why you are choosing to Play College Hockey. in our "Why Play College Hockey" section.

Now, at, you can follow all the college hockey news stories stories from the world wide major news sources at Google and Bing. You can provide comments on the news and, best of all, you can become a reporter and an editor

Visit us at Pinterest. We have set up our boards for you to enjoy pictures and videos about college hockey

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