Blackhawks prospect Justin Holl scored a short-handed game-winning goal with 0.6 seconds remaining in regulation to put Minnesota in the NCAA championship game on Thursday night. It was Holl’s first goal of his senior season, and the Golden Gophers escaped with a 2-1 win over North Dakota.
Earlier in the night, Union defeated Boston College 5-4 in another wild game. Hawks prospect Kevin Hayes’ final game for BC included two assists, but ended in defeat. Chris Calnan also had an assist in the loss.
On Thursday afternoon, the Blackhawks reassigned forward Teuvo Teräväinen to Rockford.
The IceHogs have five games left on their regular season schedule (four at home). Their one road game is in Rosemont against the Chicago Wolves on Sunday, April 13.
Rockford IceHogs defenseman Adam Clendening was named First Team All-AHL on Thursday.
Clendening, 21, was a Second Team selection last year, making him the first AHL defenseman to make a postseason All-Star Team in each of his first two pro seasons since Dan Boyle (1999-2000). He has 12 goals and 44 assists in 70 games, leading Rockford in scoring. His 44 assists ranks second among AHL defenseman.
The Frozen Four begins this afternoon, and the Chicago Blackhawks will have five prospects in the middle of the action.
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For 40 minutes, the Blackhawks and Canadiens did all they could to put the United Center to sleep. But a flurry of action in the final 20 minutes – and 43 seconds into overtime – sent fans home happy from the Hawks home finale.
Rockford IceHogs assistant coach Mark Osiecki has been named the head coach for USA Hockey’s team at the 2015 World Junior Championships in Montreal and Toronto.
Osiecki was the head coach at Ohio State from 2010-13 before joining the IceHogs, and has a strong international coaching resume. Read more on USA Hockey’s site here.
Less than three years after being named the GM of the Year, Mike Gillis was fired by the Vancouver Canucks on Tuesday. Gillis replaced Dave Nonis as the GM of the Canucks in April of 2008.
After another win on Sunday against the Blues, Corey Crawford continued a stretch of strong play since the Olympics. And yet, even in spite of his performance in the 2013 playoffs, some still question the Blackhawks netminder.
The Blackhawks were without Jonathan Toews, Patrick Kane, Johnny Oduya and Brandon Saad on Sunday morning when they welcomed the division leading St. Louis Blues to the United Center.
But another strong effort from all four lines extended the Hawks’ winning streak to three.
Traffic in front of the net paid enormous dividends as the Blackhawks won a critical road game in Columbus on Friday night.