Tuesday, January 31, 2012

Tuesday Evening Post

  • Just a few hours after getting word of Fargo Force forward Bryn Chyzyk's collegiate intentions, UND received its second commitment of the day yesterday when Vernon Viper (BCHL) forward Adam Tambellini said he plans to play his college hockey at North Dakota, choosing UND over Michigan, Minnesota, and Penn State. Tambellini, the son of Edmonton Oiler GM Steve Tambellini and brother of former Michigan star Jeff Tambellini, has tallied 38 points (20G, 18A) in 41 games as a Viper rookie. He could potentially arrive in North Dakota as early as next season, but it appears 2013 is the more likely scenario. Tambellini, who was considered to be one of the top non-committed players in North America prior to his commitment, is a Viper teammate of fellow UND recruit Geoff Crisfield. Expect much more on UND's two latest recruits in the next few days when their recruit profiles are published.
  • Apparently New Jersey Devils' general manager Lou Lamoriello is telling other GMs around the league that he will not be dealing Zach Parise prior to the February 27 trade deadline. Instead, if Parise were to be dealt it would be after the season but prior to the July 1st free agency period, which would give the offering team an exclusive negotiating period with the former Sioux star in advance of him becoming an unrestricted free agent. While New Jersey management is doing what most believe is the right thing in keeping Parise in New Jersey as they try to secure a playoff berth, virtually nothing has been done to try to keep their star beyond this season.
  • Jonathan Toews will return to Chicago's lineup tonight when they take on Vancouver in what is the first game of a nine game road trip. Toews missed last Tuesday's game against Nashville with an apparent wrist injury and used the long All-Star weekend to recover. In other good news for Chicago, they will also be getting former Vermont star Patrick Sharp back, who's been out of the lineup since January 8.
  • Jason Blake is questionable for the Anaheim Ducks in their match-up with Phoenix tonight. He is suffering from a lingering foot injury.
  • The National Collegiate Hockey Conference, UND's new hockey home starting with the 2013-14 season, signed an exclusive national television deal with the CBS Sports Network today. There is still much to be determined over the next year and a half in terms of UND's national and regional television presence, but from the way it looks now, the deal with Fox College Sports that allows all North Dakota home games to be broadcast nationally will not be renewed after next season.
  • There was an interesting article in the Duluth News Tribune recently featuring Tyler and Josh Cisar, a high-scoring pair of brothers who play for the Moose Lake Area hockey team. Josh recently scored eight goals in a game, which is the second highest single game total in Minnesota high school hockey history. The record is held by Max Oshie, the great-uncle of former Sioux TJ Oshie. Max set the record in a 1948 game against Thief River Falls. Who was unfortunate enough to be in net that night for TRF? None other than former UND goalie and benefactor extraordinaire Ralph Engelstad.
  • Carter Rowney is the most recent player featured by UND Sports Spotlight:

1 comment:

  1. I'm sure our wonderful new CBS TV is going to be a real boost for recuriting. NOT!!