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YCH News, Issue #010-- Pre Season Hockey is Here!
October 02, 2012

Your College Hockey Journey Begins Here!

In this issue:

  1. Pre Season Hockey – CIS Hockey vs NCAA College Hockey
  2. Play College Hockey - 10 Reasons to Play College Hockey
  3. Article of the Month – More College Hockey on TV!
  4. Our Rookies– New at

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Pre Season Hockey is Here

CIS Hockey vs NCAA Hockey

The annual
pre season exhibition contests between Canadian University hockey teams (CIS Hockey) and the NCAA teams have begun. Exhibition games with club teams are in full swing. The women's D1 teams have started their home openers for league play. It's a great time of year! The NCAA hockey season has started.

Play College Hockey-
10 Reasons to Play College Hockey

It's a great topic for discussion and a major debate in many hockey circles.

10 Reasons to Play College Hockey

1 - Education - You get the best of both worlds. You complete your education and play elite hockey. What a great combination! This combination opens the doors to many exciting opportunities. Just ask Dan Bellissimo, Western Michigan Alum, playing pro hockey in Europe.

2 - The Experience - What an amazing experience! You get the college life. There is the atmosphere of the campus, your classes and the diverse group of people. Then there is hockey and your teammates and all the games, practices and road trips.

3 - Personal Development - There is everything you will learn in class and then there is everything you will learn outside of class - the social interaction and the different viewpoints and opinions of your classmates, teammates and the other students on campus. A big contributor to your personal development will be the independence and responsibilities you will have as a student athlete.

4 Time Management - This is a very valuable skill that will take you many places if you can learn to master it early. You will learn to manage your time so you can juggle classes and studying, hockey games and practices with social time and rest.

5 - Life Long Friendships - Many people you meet, both classmates and teammates, prof's and coaches, will become your life long friends.

6 - Alumni Network - This will be a valuable asset for networking and creating opportunities.

7 - Exposure to Pro Scouts - You will still be playing elite level hockey while you are getting a great education. This keeps you on the radar of the Pro Scouts as you continue to hone and develop your skills.

8 - Access to Great Facilities - The rinks you play in are top notch facilities. The strength and conditioning centers are at a pro level. Your dressing room will make you feel like you are a pro.

9 - The Fans - The Fans will probably be one of your greatest memories of your college hockey career. From the songs to the chants, to the crowd and the noise, they all combine to create an atmosphere you will always remember.

10 The Opportunity to Learn from Great coaches - The skills and strategies you will learn from these great mentors will take your game to a new level.

What are your reasons to play college hockey? Will they take you on a path that is the right fit for you? Share your thoughts.

Article of the Month -
More College Hockey on TV!

There is great news for NCAA Hockey fans. There will be more coverage of NCAA ice hockey on National television. The CBS Sports Network will be carrying 18 games that will focus on the CCHA, Hockey East and Atlantic conferences. NBC will have their coverage.

Teams are signing contracts for local braodcasts. Check your favorite team's website for local broadcasts and streaming on the internet.

New at
We want Your Feedback

We are finalizing our game plan for the upcoming hockey season. For all you players, this means heading off to training camp and playing in exhibition games and pre-season tourneys. For us, it means learning more about what you need and what you want in your journey to be a college hockey player. We want to hear from you in our short survey

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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