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YCH News, Issue #016-- Playoff Hockey Recap
April 02, 2013

Your College Hockey Journey Begins Here!

In this issue:

  1. Reminders – Have you written your SAT or ACT yet?
  2. NCAA Playoff Recap - A recap of the 2013 playoffs in Men's and Women's D1 and D3
  3. Article of the Month – Pro Signings = Roster Opportunities
  4. CCHA – The final chapter in CCHA history has been written!
  5. 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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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.

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

A recap of the 2013 playoffs in Men's and Women's D1 and D3

The NCAA Playoffs are coming to a close. The Men's and Women's National Champions have been determined for Division 3. Elmira College won the Women's National Championship and University of Wisconsin - Eau Claire won the men's. Minnesota won the National Championship in the Women's Division 1 NCAA Tournament. All that remains is the Men's Division 1 National Championship. You can follow our blog for updated scores and stats for the Men's D1 Frozen Four action.

Catch up on all the playoff scores here.

You can even join our team and be a Frozen Four blogger!

Article of the Month -
Pro Signings = Roster Opportunities!

The NCAA season and playoffs have ended for many of this year's players, but that does not mean that they have finished playing for this year. On a daily basis, players are signing pro contracts and, in a good percentage of instances, players are foregoing their remaining NCAA years. Some are signing in the NHL, some are in the AHL or ECHL, and some are signing in Europe.

What this means to you is that extra roster spots become available in addition to the seniors that have graduated. So when you are doing your research about the teams you wish to pursue, remember to follow as many of their news and social media sources as possible. You might just find an opportunity that you never thought existed.

The final chapter in CCHA history has been written!

The final chapter of the CCHA has been written. The 2013 Mason Cup Championship game was the final moment of the Central Collegiate Hockey Association's history. Notre Dame defeated Michigan 3-1 to capture the final CCHA championship. Joe Costello of Notre Dame scored the last goal in the CCHA.

Each CCHA team has found a new home for next year. Notre Dame will be moving to Hockey East. Michigan, Michigan State and Ohio State will be in the Big 10. Northern Michigan, Alaska, Ferris State, Lake Superior State and Bowling Green have found a new home in the WCHA. Miami-Ohio and Western Michigan will take up residence in the new National Collegiate Hockey Conference.

The CCHA developed many great NHL'rs such as Marty Turco, Ryan Miller and Doug Weight to name a few. It produced 8 NCAA Champs and helped develop 664 NHL draft picks, 7 Hobey Baker winners and 179 All Americans. It was a great conference for players to learn their craft.

Thank you CCHA for 42 years of awesome hockey!

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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