Episode16 of Inside BU Hockey—the Blueliners edition—features Bernie Corbett’s interviews with Head Coach David Quinn, freshman defenseman Chad Krys and former All-American defenseman Tom Poti. In the United States specifically, college hockey is popular and the ideal university teams compete in the annual NCAA Men’s Ice Hockey Championship The American Collegiate Hockey Association is composed of college teams at the club level. As the recognition of ice hockey as a spectator sport grew, earlier rinks were replaced by bigger rinks. The second tier to this league is the Junior Hockey League Championships (MHL-B).
In 1888, the Governor Basic of Canada , Lord Stanley of Preston (whose sons and daughter had been hockey enthusiasts), first attended the Montreal Winter Carnival tournament and was impressed with the game. In the United States, the United States Hockey League (USHL) is the highest junior league.