Jeff Malcolm of the Yale Bulldogs makes a save on Jordan Samuels-Thomas of the Quinnipiac Bobcats. The two teams met in the Frozen Four final. (Photo by Justin K. Aller/Getty Images)
The NCAA and the Canadian League have both established themselves as viable stepping stones to the NHL. As a result, the battle for elite young hockey players has never been more intense. But due to NCAA regulations, the CHL had a distinct advantage recruiting young Canadians until about three years ago when College Hockey Inc. entered the fray.
Formed with resources from USA Hockey through a grant from the NHL, the organization is working to level the playing field by bringing collegiate coaches and athletes together. THN’s Ryan Kennedy takes a closer look at the role College Hockey Inc. plays in the ongoing battle between the NCAA and the CHL for the next wave of top hockey talent.
REPORTER: Ryan Kennedy | PRODUCER: Ted Cooper