By Jim den Hollander Publisher/EditorMidwesthockey.info The recent college commitment for Elliot Van Orsdel is probably no surprise to anyone who knows him. The path was locked in when he moved as a youngster with his family to Eveleth, MN, home of the US Hockey Hall of Fame.After 15 years honing his craft in the State
Jim den Hollander Editor/Publisher Midwesthockey.info Earlier, we looked at how the Midwest is represented at the Division 1 NCAA level. This piece looks at the three conferences in both Men’s and Women’s Division 3 hockey. Men’s NCAA Division 3 – MIAC/NCHA/WIAC The NCAA has 10 Division 2 or 3 Conferences, mostly on the eastern side
Jim den Hollander Editor/Publisher Midwesthockey.info College hockey is a new project for Midwesthockey.info beginning this season. In the past, the scope was just too big to include another mountain of Men’s and Women’s teams from NCAA Division 1 and Division 3 and considering ACHA College Club teams was just out of the question. With the
The Kansas City Scouts (formerly the Topeka Pilots) are pleased to announce that forward Matthew Francois has committed to play NCAA Division III hockey for the University of Wisconsin-Superior. Francois, 21, just completed his third and final season of playing junior hockey, which was spent in both the NAHL and NA3HL. For the past two seasons, the
By Jim den Hollander Midwesthockey.info editor This will not be the first story I write about how overwhelming the job of covering the Midwest Hockey niche is and it likely won’t be the last. In previous seasons, I have tried hard to stay on top of all levels of pro an junior hockey in the
FARGO, ND (Courtesy Fargo Force) – Fargo Force defenseman Spencer Meier has committed to play college hockey for St. Cloud State University following his junior hockey eligibility. Meier, a Sartell, MN native, is entering his first season with the Force after being selected in the ninth round of the USHL Phase II Draft in May.