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Ben Holmstrom Will Play in 200th Game With Phantoms Tonight, Becomes First in Team History To Do So

On Friday, Ben Holmstrom will play in his 200th game with the Adirondack Phantoms, a huge milestone in and of itself. But what makes it an even bigger milestone is the fact that he will be the first player ever to do so. In honor of this major achievement, here’s a look back at Holmstrom’s career: The Colorado Springs native got his start in the United States Hockey League, where he spent three seasons with the Sioux Falls Stampede. In 2006, he started at UMass-Lowell, and was a standout player during his four years with the school. He recorded 84 …

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Quinnipiac earns top seed as Frozen Four field set

Quinnipiac  University,   regular-season champions  in  the  ECAC,  was  selected  as  the  top  overall  seed  as  the field  of 16 teams was announced for the 2013 NCAA men’s ice hockey tournament on Sunday night. The  Bobcats (27-7-5),  who spent multiple weeks atop the national rankings in the  second half of  the campaign, will open up as the top program in the East Region  at  Providence, RI.  Despite a  sudden exit in  the ECAC semifinals to eventual  playoff  champion Yale, the Connecticut-based school garnered enough notice to gain the lofty honor. Hockey  East regular-season  and  playoff titlist  UMass-Lowell (26-10-2)  was awarded  top …