INDIANAPOLIS, IN (May 16, 2018) — Rules changes related to minimizing risk of injury in high school ice hockey are among five revisions for the 2018-19 season.
The National Federation of State High School Associations (NFHS) Ice Hockey Rules Committee recommended the changes at its April 23-24 meeting in Indianapolis, and all changes were subsequently approved by the NFHS Board of Directors.
Read about the changes at www.ohsaa.org
Tim Chugh has resigned as coach of the Olentangy Orange High School hockey team because of family obligations during the coming months.
In Chugh’s three seasons, the Pioneers finished 53-45-4-3 overall and 25-19-1-3 in the Capital Hockey Conference. This past season, they were 19-16-1 overall and fourth (13 points, 6-9-1) in CHC-White Division behind champion Cincinnati Moeller (25, 12-3-0-1).
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The North American 3 Hockey League (NA3HL) held its annual player draft Wednesday and eight Ohio-based players were among those picked. The NA3HL is a Tier III junior league with 47 teams spread out over 21 states.
Three Cleveland Jr. Barons players had their name called, including forward Christian Barons of the U18 squad. He went 48th overall to the Louisiana Drillers.
The Yellowstone (Cody, WY) Quake selected three players from Ohio: forward Dillon Manchester (Barons 18U), goaltender Mikhail Melnikau (Barons 16U) and the first of two OHSAA players to be selected, defenseman Sam Turner of the Olentangy Braves.
A pair of forwards from the Ohio Jr. Blue Jackets, Ryan Higgins and Elliott Burgin, were picked by the Breezy Point (MN) North Stars and Willmar (MN) Warhawks, respectively.
6’4”, 187-pound forward Daniel Menges, a four-year player for the Gilmour Academy prep team, was selected by the La Crosse (WI) Freeze.
The College Station (TX) Spirit got in on the act, picking Holy Name sophomore and Team Ohio 16U defenseman Brennan Dickey.