Minnesota Hockey Hub (the Minneapolis Star Tribune’s high school hockey web site) started its Top 100 in Minnesota high school history, starting off with Herb Brooks at No. 100. This will be a fun to read over the next five weeks.
CC and Air Force fans with DirectTV’s premium package can see their teams thanks to their their road games at North Dakota.
The channels listed are WDAZ-TV and the Fighting Sioux Sports Network, Fox College Sports (FCS), and Midcontinent Communications’ MidcoSN3. Here’s hoping ROOT Sports or a local station can take advantage of the available feed.
The CCHA and WCHA meet next Tuesday again with talks of a 2013-14 merger continuing.
Former Tiger Stephen Schultz signed a standard one-year AHL deal with the Texas Stars.
Former Tiger Billy Sweatt played with Rick Rypien, who was found dead in his home earlier this week. He commented on Twitter: ”Tragic story. #rickrypien found dead. This is just terrible. RIP rick. You were a great teammate and friend.”
Jaden Schwartz assisted the game winner in Canada’s first scrimmage last week at its junior development camp.
The league’s coaching carousel continues to spin: Nebraska-Omaha brings in an experienced assistant to replace the departed Mike Guentzel. Here’s details about the Denver assistant hire. Wisconsin now has an opening at director of hockey operations.
Northeastern filled out its staff as well.
Here’s a good feature by Kevin Pates about how UMD’s Kyle Schmidt almost didn’t play in the NCAA Tournament games when he recorded the game winners, including the national title game.
USCHO takes a quality look at Alabama-Huntsville’s situation.
DU garners some praise from The Hockey News.