Minnesota Hockey Journal

December 2014

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14 MINNESOTAHOCKEYJOURNAL.COM // DECEMBER.2014 Editor's Note: This is the first of a two-part series on college hockey in America. We'll examine the growth of women's college hockey in the February issue of Minnesota Hockey Journal. umbers don't lie. And for college hockey, the numbers are only getting better. This past October, the NCAA released its latest graduation success rates for its Division I student-athletes. Hockey came out on top: 92 percent of college hockey players will earn their degree. But they aren't just producing brainiacs — they're pumping out NHL and Olympic talent: 31 percent of all NHL players in 2013-14 played college hockey. College hockey is the premier on- and off-ice development path. It gives you the opportunity to succeed in the game and in life. This is no secret to Minnesotans, but the rest of the country — and the world — are catching on. Dean's List the WHY COLLEGE HOCKEY IS THE KING OF DEVELOPMENT, ON AND OFF THE ICE BY AARON PAITICH n Minnesota's Mark on CoLLege hoCkey Minnesotans Playing College Hockey in 2013-14 Division I: 318 Men: 183 | Women: 135 Division III: 489 Men: 210 | Women: 279 DIVISION I MEN'S HEAD COACHES FROM MINNESOTA IN 2013-14 Seth Appert, Rensselaer Dean Blais, Nebraska Omaha Mike Hastings, Minnesota State Don Lucia, Minnesota Bob Motzko, St. Cloud State Mel Pearson, Michigan Tech Steve Rohlik, Ohio State Scott Sandelin, Minnesota-Duluth Frank Serratore, Air Force Tom Serratore, Bemidji State FUN FACT: The last team to win a national championship without a Minnesota-born player was Maine in 1999. of NHL players in 2013-14 played college hockey 31% of these players played at least three years of college hockey 73% of these players were never drafted by an NHL team 20% of men that play college hockey will earn a degree 92% DiD yoU knoW? PHOTOS: CAROLINA HURRICANES; GETTY IMAGES

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