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New CCHA men's hockey league adds D1 newbie St. Thomas

Jul. 29, 2020 8:14 PM EDT

ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) — The newly formed Central Collegiate Hockey Association added the University of St. Thomas on Wednesday, giving the upstart conference eight teams for its inaugural 2021-22 season. St. Thomas received NCAA approval earlier this month to move its athletic programs from Division III...

FILE - In this March 19, 2016, file photo, St. Thomas players, from left, Thomas Sjoberg, Grant Shaeffer, Will Dunn, Jodan Burich and G.T. Johnson celebrate after St. Thomas won NCAA Division III men's college basketball championship game 82-76 over Benedictine in Salem, Va. The NCAA has given the University of St. Thomas permission to move its sports teams directly from Division III to Division I. The Tommies were granted a waiver to bypass the current reclassification rules that require a stop first in Division II. (AP Photo/Don Petersen, File)

St. Thomas can go D1; Minn. school was ousted from D3 league

Jul. 15, 2020 10:55 PM EDT

The NCAA gave the University of St. Thomas permission Wednesday to jump directly from Division III to Division I, the final clearance for a bold move born out of the Minnesota private school's ejection from its conference for being too dominant. The Tommies, who had secured a spot in the Summit League for all but...

UMass hockey players roll to raise funds for cancer charity

Jul. 12, 2020 2:19 PM EDT

BOSTON (AP) — Two varsity hockey players at a Massachusetts college plan to don inline skates and roll from Boston to Michigan to raise money for the American Cancer Society. Andrew Walker and Jacob Adkins, roommates at the University of Massachusetts Boston, are scheduled to depart from campus on Monday...

N.H. Rep. Wendy Thomas, D-Hillsborough Co., kneels for the national anthem during a legislative session on the drained hockey rink at the University of New Hampshire on Tuesday, June 30, 2020, in Durham, N.H. The N.H. House of Representatives met for their scheduled final session of the year, with safety restrictions due to the COVID-19 virus outbreak. (AP Photo/Charles Krupa)

House finishes work with slew of 'Christmas tree' bills

Jun. 30, 2020 6:40 PM EDT

CONCORD, N.H. (AP) — Christmas came early for the New Hampshire House on Tuesday, but for the most part, only Democrats were celebrating. With their work interrupted for months by the coronavirus pandemic, lawmakers scrambled to meet Tuesday's deadline for final action on all bills. After the Republican...

Ex-Minn. coach Lucia picked to run new CCHA hockey league

Jun. 17, 2020 3:11 PM EDT

Former Minnesota coach Don Lucia was named commissioner Wednesday of the newly formed Central Collegiate Hockey Association, an NCAA Division I league set to start in the 2021-22 season. Lucia won two national championships and made five trips to the Frozen Four over 19 seasons running the Gophers, until retiring...