Friday, November 2, 2012

Friday Morning Coffee

Here are a few items for a morning read. The UND - BU series notes and links will be posted later this morning.
  • The North Dakota men received a commitment from Tucker Poolman yesterday, and if you haven't done so already you can check out his Recruit Profile to see what type of player UND is getting. Poolman plays for the USHL's Omaha Lancers, and his commitment adds another UND connection to the Mutual of Omaha Battles on Ice. Poolman and the Lancers will be taking on Luke Johnson, Paul LaDue and the Lincoln Stars prior to the UND-UNO game at TD Ameritrade Park February 9 in Omaha. It will be fun watching the local Grand Forks kids battle it out in a big event atmosphere.
  • As mentioned earlier this week, former Sioux captain Adam Calder suffered a fractured hip Sunday night in an English Premier League game. Calder underwent surgery Monday, spent three days in the hospital, and reportedly will be off his feet for three months. MK Lightning GM Vito Rausa called it the worst injury he's ever seen in hockey. Thoughts are certainly with Calder and his family.
  • As the NHL labor impasse drags on, former Sioux defenseman and Moorhead native Brian Lee has taken to skating with the USHL's Fargo Force as a way to stay sharp.
  • Get to know Buffalo Sabre winger and former Sioux sniper Drew Stafford in this nice NHLPA player profile video:

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