Monday, September 27, 2010
St. Cloud's Oliver Lauridsen hits Northern Michigan's Ray Kaunisto
Michigan player goes flying
Big hit by Lake Superior State player against Michigan during 1993-1994 season
North Dakota's T.J. Oshie's big hit against Colorado College
Big hip check by Ohio State's Corey Elkin against Northern Michigan's Darrin Oliver
Friday, September 24, 2010
Here are some great quotes from Ken Schott's report:
"I love it here," Leaman said. "I love coming to the rink every day. I love our staff. I think we have a terrific staff. I love the fact that our players can get an outstanding education and compete for championships. That's what I love about Union College. The tri-semester system allows the guys to have the best of both worlds."
So, congrats Nate! You deserve it.
Thursday, September 23, 2010
Wednesday, September 22, 2010
G Allen York, RPI
And here are my picks:
F Broc Little, Yale
F Adam Estoclet, Dartmouth
F Brian Day, Colgate
D Nick D'Agostino, Cornell
D George Hughes, St. Lawrence
G Keith Kinkaid, Union
So as you can see we agree on two picks (Little and Hughes). I really have no argument about the picks the ECAC coaches made. To me, either Smith or Day will be all-league this year, and Hughes, Stephens, and D'Agostino will be the top three defenders in the league. As you all know by now, I'm not high on York and don't think Polacek will be able to replicate his numbers from last year without D'Amigo and Pirri. But, I do think they will be players to look out for, especially if RPI is better than I predicted. At the end of the day, the players on the coaches list and my list will be major players in the ECAC this year.
Can the season just start already?!
5. Colgate 69
6. Dartmouth 67
7. Harvard 62
8. Quinnipiac 54
9. St. Lawrence 52
10. Princeton 43
11. Brown 34
12. Clarkson 33
Team (first-place votes) Points
1. Yale (25) 354
2. Cornell (2) 288
3. Union (1) 276
4. Colgate (2) 263
5. Rensselaer 211
6. Dartmouth 188
7. St. Lawrence 172
8. Quinnipiac 142
9. Princeton 135
10. Harvard 120
11. Brown 118
12. Clarkson 82
P.S. I wouldn't mind Union finishing 3rd at the end of the regular season.
Monday, September 20, 2010
Some younger college hockey fans might find it really surprising that Bowling Green won a national championship considering the hard times they've faced recently. They haven't had record over .500 since the 1996-97 season when they went 17-16-5, haven't finished better than 5th in the CCHA regular season standings since the 1994-95 season, and haven't made an NCAA tournament appearance since 1990.
But, recently things have been worse. There have been rumors that the program might be eliminated. But, thanks to a few donations the program is still intact for the next few years (read about that here). Who knows what will happen in a few years, but with a lackluster rink and consecutive losing seasons things aren't definite yet. The Falcons went 5-25-6 last season.
Bowling Green does have a rich hockey tradition though. They've won seven CCHA championships, had two Hobey Baker winners (George McPhee '82 and Brian Holzinger '95), 13 different All-Americans, and famous alumni such as Rob Blake, Ken Morrow, and former Michigan State Head Coach Ron Mason. Also, the 1984 victory is the only national championship in school history.
While things may be down for Falcon fans, you still have this amazing moment. Union fans are still waiting for their moment.
Saturday, September 18, 2010
So, I just met freshman Matt Hatch tonight (thanks Kyle). Hatch is a freshman on the Union hockey team, who is supposedly a speedster with great vision and a knack for the net. You can see his knack for the net here.
This took place last year when Hatch played for the Alberni Valley Bulldogs. So, when Hatch scores his first collegiate goal I expect teddy bears to be thrown on the ice.
Friday, September 17, 2010
Monday, September 13, 2010
Here's a little on Kaip. In four years at North Dakota he registered 16 goals, 23 assists, 39 points, and 232 penalty minutes in 144 games. That's about 1.6 penalty minutes a game for those of you keep track at home. Kaip was picked in the ninth round of the 2003 NHL Entry Draft by the Atlanta Thrashers. He played for their minor league team, the Chicago Wolves, for the past two seasons. This past week, he signed a contract with the Houston Aeros (AHL), the minor league affiliate of the Minnesota Wild. You can read more on Kaip here.
Also, is it just a coincidence that Kaip played for UND? I mean, it seems that the Fighting Sioux are in the middle of every college hockey brawl.
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Wednesday, September 8, 2010
Tuesday, September 7, 2010
According to Chris Heisenberg, Charlie Vasaturo has committed to join the Dutchmen next season. Vasaturo is a 6' 3", 210-pound defenseman from Sewell, New Jersey.
Last season he played with the Salmon Arm Silverbacks (BCHL) where he tallied seven goals (two on the powerplay), 19 assists, and 70 penalty minutes in 60 games. He is returning to Salmon Arm for the 2010-2011 season.
Junior forward Kelly Zajac also played for the Silverbacks.
I don't know much about this kid, but by looking at his size and this short training video it's obvious that this is one strong dude. Also, his favorite player is Chris Pronger so you know he's going to use his size.
Monday, September 6, 2010
Well, since there hasn't been too much news I thought I'd give you all a treat for this week's CH Video of the Week... A FULL COLLEGE HOCKEY GAME!!! This is a game between Niagara and Bemidji State that took place in 2008. So, if you are missing college hockey badly, this should cure your fix. Enjoy!
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