Tuesday, September 18, 2012

Tuesday Afternoon Post

  • North Dakota will be without its four senior captains for the opening game of the regular season.
  • The College Hockey News examined the WCHA's best freshman classes.
  • A few preseason rankings have been released recently. The North Dakota women are ranked fifth in both the USA Today/USA Hockey poll and the USCHO poll while the Outlook Hockey power rankings have UND coming in sixth.
  • The rosters for the CCM/USA Hockey All-American Prospects Game have been released, and UND recruit Luke Johnson will play for Team McClanahan while Keaton Thompson will play for Team Housley. The game is scheduled to take place in Buffalo, NY on September 29.
  • Former Sioux David Lundbohm was originally expected to rejoin Vasteras (Sweden Tier-II) for the 2012-13 season, but he will instead be playing for Tuto (Finland Tier-II).
  • Jason Gregoire and other Jet prospects are eager to impress the Winnipeg staff, regardless of how long the NHL lockout drags on.
  • Travis Zajac, who has remained optimistic that the NHL lockout will be short-lived, says a full summer of workouts has him feeling much better than he did after the Stanley Cup Finals.
  • I came across a cool video this morning featuring Jonathan Toews scoring a fantastic shorthanded goal at the 1998 Brick Super Novice Hockey Tournament. Toews is wearing number 68 for Winnipeg (red and black jerseys), while 2011 Hobey Baker Award winner Andy Miele is number 99 for the opposing Detroit Honeybaked team. Matt Frattin and Edmonton would eventually win the tournament:
  • The above goal is somewhat reminiscent of the one he scored against Colorado in 2007:

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