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YCH News, Issue #024 -- Changes in NCAA Recruiting Rules
January 27, 2014

Your College Hockey Journey Begins Here!

In this issue:

  1. 2013-2014 SAT and ACT Test Dates - Book your Calendars with these important dates!
  2. Article of the Month – Changes in NCAA Recruiting Rules!
  3. 10 Things About – 10 Things You May Not Know About Manhattanville College Valiants Men's Hockey Team
  4. Fun Stuff – How to be a College Hockey Player!
  5. YCH Blog – Sochi, Ken Dryden and Rule Changes
  6. Questionnaire – We need your help.
  7. Our Rookies– New at

Everybody knows somebody who wants to play college hockey. At Your College it is our goal to provide quality and useful content for pursuing NCAA hockey and understanding the recruiting process and eligibility.

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Book your Calendars with these important dates!

It's time to get out your calendars and book your dates for your SATs and ACTs!

SAT Testing Dates 2013 and 2014

  • October 05, 2013 - Register by September 06, 2013
  • November 02, 2013 - Register by October 03, 2013
  • December 07, 2013 - Register by November 08, 2013
  • January 25, 2014 - Register by December 27, 2013
  • March 08, 2014 - Register by February 07, 2014
  • May 03, 2014 - Register by April 04, 2014
  • June 07, 2014 - Register by May 09, 2014

ACT Testing Dates 2013 and 2014

  • September 21, 2013 - Register by August 23, 2013
  • October 26, 2013 - Register by September 27, 2013
  • December 14, 2013 - Register by November 08, 2013
  • February 08, 2014 - Register by January 10, 2014
  • April 12, 2014 - Register by March 07, 2014
  • June 14, 2014 - Register by May 09, 2014

Article of the Month -
Changes in NCAA Recruiting Rules!

The NCAA has approved legislation in regards to the first contact by coaches with recruits.

At the NCAA Division 1 Legislative Council meeting on January 15th, 2014, legislation was passed that now allows NCAA Division 1 ice hockey coaches the ability to initiate phone calls to a prospective recruit and unlimited text messaging and emails starting January 1 of the player's sophomore year (Grade 10) in high school.

Division 1 coaches are extremely happy about this because they will now be on a more level playing field with the OHL and QMJHL in regards to contacting prospective players.

For you, as a player, it means you will have more opportunity to make a well informed decision in your draft year. It also means that you will need to prepare earlier and be ready when the D1 coaches start contacting you.

10 Things You May Not Know About Manhattanville College Valiants
Men's Hockey Team

This is a new feature for YCH News. We will have a different team or topic each month. Each article will provide 10 not so well known bits of information to help with your research. The goal of this information is to help you gather all the information to find the school and team that is the right fit for you.

This month we focus on Manhattanville College Men's Team. Click on this link for 10 Things You May Not Know About Manhattanville College Valiants Men's Hockey Team to help you in your team and school research.

Fun - How to be A College Hockey Player!

A little fun stuff for this month. I caught this article from the Puck Daddy blog about "How to be a College Hockey Player".

He comments on a video starring the University of Wisconsin Badgers men's hockey team. I found it to be fun and light hearted, so I wanted to share it with you this month.

Click here to watch "How to be a College Hockey Player" starring the University of Wisconsin

YCH Blog
Sochi, Ken Dryden and Rule Changes

I have some interesting things in the Blog this month. Ken Dryden reflects on his time at Cornell. The NCAA approves a change in legislation for first contact by coaches. A Buddy of mine was selected as a volunteer to help with the Olympics in Sochi. He has started a blog to share his adventure. Check out the YCH Blog to stay up to date.

We Need Your Help!

We have some cool and interesting things planned for 2014 - from new articles to new resources and new products - to provide you, our visitor, with the most up to date and current information to

  • make your research easier
  • answer your questions
  • calm your worries
  • clarify your concerns
To keep this going, we could guess at what your questions, concerns and needs are and, we could end up totally missing the net.

So, instead, we want to know your questions, worries, needs and concerns.

Please complete our short questionnaire and share the challenges you are facing.

New at
We want Your Feedback

We have some new things at Your College Hockey this month. You can check out our new Pinterest Board - "Your College Hockey Campuses" and see pictures of the NCAA hockey campuses. It's a great board to follow as we are constantly adding new pins to give you a sense of the different college campuses.

You can check out our new LinkedIn Company Page for Your College Hockey.

We are now on Google+ . It's a work in progress as we learn the ins and outs of Google's Social media platform. Join us on our Google+ page as we share insights, information and updates in the college hockey world.

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.

You can get insights and tweets from our Twitter account.

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