• Johnson Named Among Top 10 NCAA Prospects

    Wed, June 18, 2008 by admin with 2 comments

    Though he was not ranked in Central Scouting’s final North American ranking, Tyler Johnson was listed by Hockey’s Future as a top-10 NCAA prospect. The article notes Johnson’s second-half improvement and quotes assistant coach Norm Bazin, who noted Johnson’s “tremendous instincts.”

    As for other possible draftees with CC ties:

    –Recruit Russell Goodman, a left wing for Nanaimo (BCHL), is a projected sixth-round pick by Central Scouting. He was listed as No. 160 in the final rankings.

    –Recruit Scott Winkler, a center who plays for Russell Stover AAA, is a projected sixth-round pick by Central Scouting at No. 176.

    Another little news item slipped under my radar, but I wanted to throw it up here. Recruit Colten St. Clair, considered by many to be the top 16-year-old hockey prospect in America, if not the world, was drafted by the Fargo Force of the United States Hockey League in May. Former North Dakota coach Dean Blais will be on the bench this season.

  • Three Tigers Help Chicago Wolves Capture Title

    Wed, June 11, 2008 by admin with no comments

    On Tuesday night, Colorado College alumni Brett Sterling, Colin Stuart and Joey Crabb helped the Chicago Wolves capture the Calder Cup, the American Hockey League’s championship.

    Sterling added the final goal in a 5-2 victory over the Wilkes-Barre/Scranton Penguins in Rosemont, Ill.

    Chicago is the AHL affiliate for the Atlanta Thrashers. Sterling and Stuart played 13 and 18 games, respectively, in Thrashers uniform last season.

    Read the game report here.

  • Sertich Acquired by the Avs

    Tue, June 10, 2008 by admin with 2 comments

    Colorado College alum Marty Sertich, who was awarded the Hobey Baker Award in 2005, was acquired by the Colorado Avalanche from the Dallas Stars today.

    Sertich signed a free agent contract with the Stars in June 2006 and spent the past two seasons with the Iowa Stars, the Stars’ former AHL affiliate, leading the team in scoring in the 2007-08 season with 27 goals and 25 assists in 79 games

    “Marty is a skilled offensive player who will provide depth at the center position,” Avalanche assistant general manager Greg Sherman said in a release.