Friday, November 28, 2008

Friday-morning reading, post-Thanksgiving edition

PucKato did not make the trip to Bowling Green. Like the Anchorage weekend, we'll be tuning in and listening to the soothing sounds of Mike Sullivan and checking out the live stats.

The Mavericks are a little banged up without the services of Kael Mouillierat and Andy Sackrison this weekend. They're hoping that, like last weekend at Michigan Tech, others, like Rylan "You're a Goal Scorer Now" Galiardi, can pick up the slack.

Here's the preview from the Bowling Green Sentinel-Tribune.

Looking around the WCHA this weekend ...

On Saturday night, St. Cloud State and Minnesota Duluth will be finishing their series that began during the Minnesota College Hockey Showcase at the Xcel Energy Center.

Both Colorado College and Denver will take on the nation's only unbeaten, untied team, Air Force, with the Tigers getting the first crack at their cross-town rival. Denver will start the weekend against Colgate.

Wisconsin and Minnesota will play their annual Showcase games against Michigan State and Michigan, which always conjurs up thoughts of Big Ten hockey.

North Dakota has a crucial nonconference series with Cornell.

This is the WCHA blog has a Thanksgiving progress report. ... Here is the USCHO.com preview. ...

2 comments:

Robb Murray said...

Really liked your piece today on Rylan Gagliardi, and I was wondering some other guys who were sort of sleepers their freshman year and then blossomed into skilled goal scorers. Grant Stevenson comes to mind. Did Jutting talk about the impact on the team of guys who emerge like that?

Also, the big 10 hockey link doesn't work ... FYI.

Nice reporting lately though. For my money, you're the finest college hockey writer in the business, and probably the best looking. Definitely the best hair. Hands down.

SHANE FREDERICK said...

You're too kind. Maybe way too kind. Although the hair comment makes me think you have me confused with someone else. Maybe Crandall -- or Allenspach. I like your idea on guys who blossom in their second year. Kurt Davis, who had a solid rookie season, certainly comes to mind this year. Mike Louwerse, who is a redshirt freshman, might fit in that category, too.