(#316) Bump transfers, assistant updates, and more
I always try to take my vacation in early-mid August. That’s usually when the college hockey world begins to quiet down for a few weeks before things ramp up in September. It gives me a break, and then I can focus on previews when I get back, and before we know it, the season is about to begin.
Yeah, about that …
Quite a bit happened over the last 13 days. I’ll get to all of it in today’s newsletter.
— In the wake of Todd Woodcroft’s dismissal at Vermont, the Catamounts lost forward Alex Bump in the transfer portal. He’s headed to Western Michigan. I’ll lay out the timeline as I interpret it, including why Bump didn’t immediately enter the portal and it took more than a week.
— We have a ton of assistant updates, including third full-time jobs posted at North Dakota and Denver (with expected salaries). Plus a lot of hirings.
— Too many men is no longer reviewable, which is great news.
— Simon Fraser University hired a former UNH player as “hockey advisor.” SFU is the only Canadian school in the NCAA.
— A look back at where my top 10 Aug. 1 recruits committed, including a potential landing spot for No. 1 recruit James Hagens.
— In the newswire, BC had a player head back to the USHL and Merrimack had a player denied a medical waiver.
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