Monday’s Dump & Chase: Closer

The NHL is a ways away, but college hockey and the WCHA are returning shortly.

Around College Hockey

WCHA Announces 18-Game League Schedule | CHN

Bowling Green and Alabama-Huntsville are the only two teams with games outside of the conference.

IN MEMORIAM: Travis Roy’s short career led to longer-term impact on game of college hockey | USCHO

Travis Roy, whose entire college hockey career lasted just 11 seconds before he was tragically paralyzed, died on Thursday at the age of 45 from complications related to a surgical procedure.

Around Hockey

Blackhawks Make Formal Land Acknowledgment | NBC Chicago

On Sunday, the Blackhawks made a formal Land Acknowledgment, recognizing the organization’s relationship with Indigenous Peoples and their traditional territories.

Canes Sign Foegele to One-Year Contract | Carolina Hurricanes

Don Waddell, President and General Manager of the National Hockey League’s Carolina Hurricanes, today announced that the team has signed forward Warren Foegele to a one-year, $2.15 million contract.

Pushing through the pain, NHLers say they’re regularly taking painkillers in order to play | CTV News

“From a young age, hockey players have been taught to play through pain and push themselves to the limit.

Players block shots, take hits, fight for teammates and do whatever it takes to win. If you can’t rise to the occasion when it counts in the National Hockey League you’ll likely be replaced with someone who will.”

The silver lining to cloudy Tyler Seguin injury news for Dallas Stars | NBC Sports

Stars GM Jim Nill noted that Seguin’s hip surgery has been delayed. Considering the four-month estimate for a return, it’s possible Seguin’s recovery window could move to February, or later.

Western Hockey League announces opening date for 2020-21 Regular Season |

The Western Hockey League Board of Governors announced today the WHL Regular Season is scheduled to open on Friday, January 8, 2021.