Jack Receives “Bring it Home Award” by Connecticut Convention & Sports Bureau On Thursday, Apr. 24

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HARTFORD, Conn. – Quinnipiac University Director of Athletics & Recreation Jack McDonald will accept the 2014 “Bring It Home” Award from the Connecticut Convention & Sports Bureau on Thursday, April 24 as part of a 4 p.m. awards ceremony of the Connecticut Conference on Tourism (CCOT) at the Connecticut Convention Center.

Frozen Four 2014

Quinnipiac will be one of six recipients of the award, created to recognize individuals and organizations for promoting the State of Connecticut as an event destination. In March, Quinnipiac hosted the 2014 NCAA Women’s Ice Hockey Frozen Four at High Point Solutions Arena at the TD Bank Sports Center in Hamden, Conn. on Mar. 21-23.

“I am very humbled by this honor from the Connecticut Convention & Sports Bureau,” McDonald said. “This award also goes out to the entire Quinnipiac community, the QU- Women’s Frozen Four Planning Committee and especially our tournament co-Directors Jamie Schilkowski and Eric Grgurich. I am very grateful for this honor and look forward to bringing many more NCAA and collegiate sporting events to Quinnipiac and Connecticut.”

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Colin Named to USA National Team

McDonald, Miele and Murphy Added to 2014 U.S. Men’s National Team

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By USAHockey.com

Current Men’s National Team Roster

COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. – Forwards Colin McDonald (Wethersfield, Conn./New York Islanders/Providence College) and Andy Miele (Grosse Pointe Woods, Mich./Phoenix Coyotes/Miami Univ.) and defenseman Connor Murphy (Dublin, Ohio/Phoenix Coyotes) have been added to the 2014 U.S. Men’s National Team that will compete at the International Ice Hockey Federation Men’s World Championship May 9-25 in Minsk, Belarus.
McDonald is making his debut on a U.S. National Team.

Miele previously skated for the U.S. Men’s National Team at the 2011 IIHF Men’s World Championship in Kosice and Bratislava, Slovakia.

Murphy helped Team USA win gold at both the 2011 IIHF Men’s Under-18 World Championship in Crimmitschau, Germany, and the 2013 IIHF World Junior Championship in Ufa, Russia.

The first 15 players for the U.S. Men’s National Team were announced April 15. Team USA now has 10 forwards, seven defensemen and one goaltender on its roster. The maximum roster size is 25, which includes three goaltenders and 22 forwards and defensemen.

NOTES: Fourteen of 18 announced members of Team USA played U.S. college hockey … Seven of the 18 players are products of USA Hockey’s National Team Development Program, including Jimmy Hayes, Seth Jones, Jake McCabe, Peter Mueller, Connor Murphy, Drew Shore and Jacob Trouba … Eight NHL teams are represented on the roster: Buffalo Sabres, Edmonton Oilers, Florida Panthers, Nashville Predators, New York Islanders, Phoenix Coyotes, Toronto Maple Leafs and Winnipeg Jets … Peter Laviolette will serve as head coach of the 2014 U.S. Men’s National Team. The assistant coaches are Joe Sacco, Phil Housley and Don Granato … The staff and players of the 2014 U.S. Men’s National Team are selected by the U.S. Men’s National Team Advisory Group, led by Jim Johannson, assistant executive director of hockey operations for USA Hockey. Other members, all affiliated with National Hockey League teams, include Stan Bowman (Chicago), Brian Burke (Calgary), Paul Holmgren (Philadelphia), Dean Lombardi (Los Angeles), David Poile (Nashville), Ray Shero (Pittsburgh), Dale Tallon (Florida), and Don Waddell (Pittsburgh). Tom Kurvers (Tampa Bay) will be part of the advisory group for this year’s championship … USA Hockey’s international council, chaired by Gavin Regan, vice president of USA Hockey, has oversight responsibilities for all U.S. national teams … Sixteen teams will compete at the 2014 IIHF Men’s World Championship, split into two groups of eight. Teams will play a round-robin format among their group with the top four teams from each group advancing to quarterfinals … NBC Sports Network is scheduled to televise all Team USA games in the 2014 IIHF Men’s World Championship. A final broadcast schedule will be available in the near future.

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A Boston Strong Music Slideshow Tribute to all

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Boston Marathon Special on ESPN

Grab a Hankie and Watch this:

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Tara’s Shower – April 5, 2014

Thanks Ginny for the Good Photos:

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Tom & Jack in Texas

Watch out if you are in Texas for the NCAA Final Four this Weekend

Dallas, TX - April 4, 2014

Dallas, TX – April 4, 2014

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Opening Day at Fenway

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Had a Blast at Fenway for Opening Day seeing batting practice, world series pre-game ceremonies and game on April 4, 2014

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Colin Nominated for NHL Award

Colin McDonald up for NHL’s Masterton Trophy

Tuesday April 1, 2014 10:07 AM By Arthur Staple

Colin McDonald checks the Pittsburgh Penguins' Brooks Orpik

Colin McDonald checks the Pittsburgh Penguins’ Brooks Orpik in the first period at Nassau Coliseum. (Jan. 23, 2014) (Credit: Jim McIsaac)

Colin McDonald has been nominated for the Masterton Trophy by the Islanders’ chapter of the Professional Hockey Writers Association.

The award goes to the player who “who best exemplifies the qualities of perseverance, sportsmanship, and dedication” to the sport.


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Colin on ESPNU During Quinnipiac-Providence NCAA Game

Colin was a guest of ESPNU with ESPN’s John Buccigross and Barry Melrose on during the Quinnipiac-Providence NCAA Regionals in Bridgeport on March 28, 2014

Colin did a great job except root for Providence

Colin ESPNU - March, 28, 2014

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Colin Gets Two Goals and Assist on March 25th vs. Hurricanes



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