Links for your Monday.
Granted eligibility by NCAA, former OHL player Swankler commits to Bowling Green for 2021-22 season | College Hockey | USCHO.com
I find this really bizarre. Normally, CHL players are barred from participating in the NCAA because they are considered to have played “professional” hockey. This isn’t a name, image, or likeness issue, so I’m confused (and curious) about what was the exception that let him in.
University of St. Thomas women’s coach Joel Johnson will coach the US Women this winter. No offense to Joel, but I still don’t understand Mark Johnson has only coached the women once, in 2010. He’s coached most of the team at the University of Wisconsin at some point in their careers, and his success at Wisconsin is unparalleled.
Since I’m a skeptic, here’s another headline attempt from the Blackhawks and the NHL as they try to phase the misconduct scandal out of the news cycle by announcing big players.
The expansion Seattle Kraken have revised their contract with goaltender Philipp Grubauer after the initial deal was rejected by the NHL for violating the collective bargaining agreement, according to a person with knowledge of the move.