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News & Notes - 01/30/2017

College Hockey Rankings

Week of January 30th

USCHO.com Division I Men's Poll

2 - Denver (NCHC) - Butcher
13 - North Dakota (NCHC) - Jost
17 - Notre Dame (HE) - Morrison

USA Today/USA Hockey Magazine College Hockey Poll

2 - Denver (NCHC) - Butcher
12 - North Dakota (NCHC) - Jost

CHL Top Ten

January 25th

5 - Rouyn-Noranda (QMJHL) - Beaudin
7 - Prince George (WHL) - Anderson

Recent San Antonio (AHL) Transactions

Date Player Position Transaction
1/29 Spencer Martin G Recalled to COL (NHL)
1/26 Alex Belzile RW Reassigned to COL (ECHL)
1/26 Kent Simpson G Reassigned to COL (ECHL)
1/25 Spencer Martin G Reassigned from COL (NHL)
1/25 Jim O'Brien C Reassigned from COL (NHL)
1/24 Alex Belzile RW Recalled from COL (ECHL)
1/24 Jim O'Brien C Recalled to COL (NHL)
1/23 Alex Belzile RW Reassigned to COL (ECHL)
1/23 Cody Corbett D Reassigned to COL (ECHL)
1/23 Mason Geertson D Recalled from COL (ECHL)
1/18 Spencer Martin G Recalled to COL (NHL)
1/18 Kent Simpson G Recalled from COL (ECHL)

Butcher Named NCHC Defenseman of the Week

In a weekend sweep of Nebraska-Omaha, Will Butcher racked up three points for the Denver Pioneers. Butcher has recorded 24 points in 28 games this season.

Jost Nursing Lower Body Injury

Avs first round pick, Tyson Jost is currently missing in action due to a lower body injury he suffered last weekend against Minnesota Duluth. Jost missed out on this past weekend's series against Colorado College.

News & Notes - 01/16/2017

College Hockey Rankings

Week of January 16th

USCHO.com Division I Men's Poll

2 - Denver (NCHC) - Butcher
8 - North Dakota (NCHC) - Jost
14 - Notre Dame (HE) - Morrison

USA Today/USA Hockey Magazine College Hockey Poll

1 - Denver (NCHC) - Butcher
8 - North Dakota (NCHC) - Jost
15 - Notre Dame (HE) - Morrison

CHL Top 10

January 11th

9 - Rouyn-Noranda (QMJHL) - Beaudin
10 - Prince George (WHL) - Anderson

Recent San Antonio (AHL) Transactions

Date Player Position Transaction
1/13 Felix Gerard C Reassigned from COL (NHL)
1/11 Sam Jardine D Reassigned to COL (ECHL)

Butcher Has CLASS

On Friday, DU defenseman Will Butcher was named one of 15 players up for the Senior Celebrating Loyalty and Achievement for Staying in School (CLASS) Award. Butcher, the lone National Collegiate Hockey Conference representative, is a qualifier for the award due to his achievements in the classroom, community, competition and character. The award winner will be announced on April 7th.

News & Notes - 01/09/2017

College Hockey Rankings

Week of Jan 9th

USCHO.com Division I Men's Poll

1 - Denver (NCHC) - Butcher
7 - North Dakota (NCHC) - Jost
13 - Notre Dame (HE) - Morrison

USA Today/USA Hockey Magazine College Hockey Poll

1 - Denver (NCHC) - Butcher
7 - North Dakota (NCHC) - Jost
13 - Notre Dame (HE) - Morrison

CHL Top 10

Jan 4th

7 - Prince George (WHL) - Anderson
Rouyn-Noranda (QMJHL) - Beaudin

Recent San Antonio (AHL) Transactions

Date Player Position Transaction
1/6 Kent Simpson G Reassigned to COL (ECHL)
1/5 Mason Geertsen D Reassigned to COL (ECHL)
1/5 Jeremy Smith G Reassigned from COL (NHL)

Jost WJC Run Ends with Silver

After losing to Team USA in the preliminary round, Canada had another crack at the Americans in the gold medal game of the World Junior Championship last Thursday. The Canadians blew a two-goal lead twice in the game. After a scoreless overtime session, Troy Terry had the lone marker in the shoot-out, giving the Americans gold.

For his effort, Tyson Jost had an assist in the game, but was stopped on his shoot-out attempt. He finished with a goal and three assists in the tournament.

Despite the disappointment, Jost opted to suit up for North Dakota's two game series against Nebraska Omaha this past weekend. Jost scored three goals and added an assist in the two game sweep.

Greer, Martin Named AHL-All Stars

The San Antonio Rampage will be represented by AJ Greer and Spencer Martin in the 2017 AHL All-Star Classic later this month. In his first pro season, Greer has contributed 26 points in 32 games for San Antonio. Martin has an 8-8 record as a starter, including a .919 save percentage.

News & Notes - 01/02/2017

WJC Update

The Avalanche have two prospects participating in the 2017 World Junior Championship, which wrapped up its quarter-final round on Monday. Tyson Jost and the Canadians fought off a tough Czech Republic team to earn a matchup against the Swedes on Wednesday. Team USA will face Russia in the other semi-final.

For his effort, Jost has posted a goal and an assist thus far for Team Canada. The other Avs prospect in the tourney, goaltender Adam Werner, has yet to see any ice time.

Meloche on the Move

As was speculated, 2015 2nd round pick Nicolas Meloche, found a new home during the QMJHL trade period. Meloche, who was traded last season from Baie-Comeau to Gatineau, is now a member of the Charlottetown Islanders. The Avs own the rights to Meloche until June 1st. He did not register a point in his first three games with Charlottetown.

College Hockey Rankings

Week of January 2nd

USCHO.com Division I Men's Poll

3 - Denver (NCHC) - Butcher
7 - North Dakota (NCHC) - Jost*
12 - Notre Dame (HE) - Morrison
20 - St. Cloud State (NCHC) - Storm

*Currently participating at the WJC

USA Today/USA Hockey Magazine College Hockey Poll

4 - Denver (NCHC) - Butcher
7 - North Dakota (NCHC) - Jost*
12 - Notre Dame (HE) - Morrison

*Currently participating at the WJC

CHL Top 10

6 - Prince George (WHL) - Anderson
9 - Rouyn-Noranda (QMHL) - Beaudin

Recent San Antonio (AHL) Transactions

Date Player Position Transaction
12/31 Alexandre Ranger RW Released from PTO
12/29 Mat Clark D Reassigned from COL (NHL)
12/28 Shawn Ouelette-St. Amant LW Reassigned to COL (ECHL)
12/26 Kent Simpson G Recalled from COL (ECHL)
12/26 Jeremy Smith G Recalled to COL (NHL)
12/23 Matt Lashoff D Released from PTO
12/23 Spencer Martin G Reassigned from COL (NHL)
12/23 Spencer Martin G Recalled to COL (NHL)

News & Notes - 12/19/2016

College Hockey Rankings

Week of December 19th

USCHO.com Division I Men's Poll

2 - Denver (NCHC) - Butcher
8 - North Dakota (NCHC) - Jost
12 - Notre Dame (HE) - Morrison
18 - St. Cloud State (NCHC) - Storm

USA Today/USA Hockey Magazine College Hockey Poll

2 - Denver (NCHC) - Butcher
8 - North Dakota (NCHC) - Jost
12 - Notre Dame (HE) - Morrison

CHL Top Ten

December 14th

8 - Prince George (WHL) - Anderson
10 - Rouyn-Noranda (QMJHL) - Beaudin

Recent San Antonio (AHL) Transactions

Date Player Position Transaction
12/19 Spencer Martin G Reassigned from COL (NHL)
12/19 Kent Simpson G Reassigned to COL (ECHL)
12/17 Gus Young D Traded from CHI (AHL)
12/15 Nathan Lieuwen G Reassigned to COL (ECHL)
12/15 Reid Petryk LW Reassigned from COL (NHL)
12/13 Justin Agosta D Released from PTO
12/13 Thomas Frazee C Released from PTO
12/13 Nathan Lieuwen G Recalled from COL (ECHL)
12/13 Spencer Martin G Recalled to COL (NHL)

Jost Clinches WJC Roster Spot for Canada

To no surprise, Tyson Jost was named to the 22-man roster for Canada last week and is expected to play prime minutes on the top line. In a pre-tournament game against Finland on Monday night, Jost scored twice and was named player of the game. Canada will open the 2017 World Junior Championship next Monday night against Russia.

News & Notes - 12/12/2016

College Hockey Rankings

Week of Dec 12th

USCHO.com Division I Men's Poll

2 - Denver (NCHC) - Butcher
8 - North Dakota (NCHC) - Jost
12 - Notre Dame (HE) - Morrison
18 - St. Cloud State (NCHC) - Storm

USA Today/USA Hockey Magazine College Hockey Poll

2 - Denver (NCHC) - Butcher
9 - North Dakota (NCHC) - Jost
14 - Notre Dame (HE) - Morrison

CHL Top Ten

December 7th

7 - Prince George (WHL) - Anderson
10 - Rouyn-Noranda (QMJHL) - Beaudin

Recent San Antonio (AHL) Transactions

Date Player Position Transaction
12/12 Justin Agosta D Signed to PTO

Saturday TV Schedule - 12/10/2016

NCAA

Boston College @ Note Dame (Morrison) - 17:00 MST - NBCSN
Western Michigan @ North Dakota (Jost) - 18:00 MST - MidcoSN
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