• St. Cloud goalie ready to step up

    Fri, August 28, 2009 by admin with no comments

    A column by Kevin Allenspach of the St. Cloud Times ….

    The hockey season hasn’t started yet but Dan Dunn has been deflecting questions like slap shots for a couple of weeks now.

    “Everyone is like ‘Why? Why do you want to come back?’ ” said Dunn, St. Cloud State’s junior goalie.

    He left campus last May and spent the summer home in Oshawa, Ontario, not knowing whether he’d return. He says he was basically told there would be no room for him in the Huskies’ crease with senior Jase Weslosky and heralded freshman Mike Lee.

    http://www.sctimes.com/article/20090828/SPORTS/108280014/1002/Allenspach-column–Dunn-s-not-done-though-Lee-s-on-the-scene

  • Good DU update by Post

    Wed, August 26, 2009 by admin with no comments

    Here’s a good preseason story on the Pioneers by the Denver Posts’s Mike Chambers ….

     

    When George Gwozdecky took over the University of Denver hockey team in 1994, the coach had two NHL draft picks on his roster. Every player was expected to play four years. Discussing a player’s professional future took place after his eligibility expired.

    Today, the Pioneers have a program-record 13 NHL draft picks, and some underclassmen who joined the program at age 18 might not be around to see their junior seasons.

    The rapid-fire turnover has turned Gwozdecky’s summers into a high-anxiety period.

    “The landscape has changed,” Gwozdecky said. “It makes the assistant coaches’ jobs far more challenging, because not only do they have to build the incoming freshman class, but look at replacing some of those guys two, three years down the road, way more than in the past.”

    For more go to …

    http://www.denverpost.com/colleges/ci_13196250

  • Annual hockey luncheon Oct. 1

    Tue, August 25, 2009 by admin with no comments

     

    From the Colorado Springs Sports Corp. … Make your plans now to be on hand for the 2009 Sports Corp Ice Hockey Face off Luncheon on Thursday, October 1, at the Cheyenne Mountain Resort at 12:00 Noon.

    Head coaches Scott Owens of Colorado College and Frank Serratore of Air Force will talk about the upcoming college ice hockey season for the Tigers and Falcons.

     

    You’ll also get to hear a 2010 Olympic Winter Games preview from Mark Johnson, head coach of the U.S. Olympic Women’s Team and a star on the 1980 USA “Miracle On Ice” Olympic gold medalists, courtesy of USA Hockey.

     

    The Olympic Team begins it 2009 Qwest Tour on Sept. 25 with a game in St. Paul against the WCHA All-Stars and concludes the pre-Games junket with a February 4 game against arch-rival Finland at the Colorado Springs World Arena. The Olympic Winter Games begin on February 12.

     

    Reserve your seat now by calling the Sports Corp at (719) 634-7333, ext. 1009 or e-mailing Sloane Pavalock at  Sloane@thesportscorp.org

    Tickets: Table (10 seats) $250.00 for Sports Corp Members, CC and AFA Ice Hockey Booster Club Members ($300.00 for others. Individual seats: $25.00/$30.00 for same groups.

    Luncheon Site: The Cheyenne Mountain Resort-Luncheon begins at 12:00 Noon!
  • Former CC blue liner back in Las Vegas

    Tue, August 25, 2009 by admin with no comments

    From the Las Vegas Sun …

    Jason Krischuk is a Wrangler once again.

    The Las Vegas Wranglers agreed to terms with the 29-year-old defenseman on Friday.

    “Jason is an elite player at this level and he is someone we will rely on heavily to be a leader,” said Wranglers head coach and general manager Ryan Mougenel. “More importantly he’s had success in this league and he will help this team have success too.”

    Krischuk, an Anchorage native who played at Colorado College and Nebraska-Omaha, spent two prior seasons with the Wranglers.

     For more info and pictures of Krischuk in action go to …

    http://www.lasvegassun.com/wrangler-roundup/2009/aug/21/krischuk-returning-las-vegas/

     

  • Academics sideline St. Cloud goalie

    Tue, August 25, 2009 by admin with no comments

    The top returning goalie for St. Cloud State was ruled academically ineligible on Aug. 24. For the full story go to …

    http://www.sctimes.com/apps/pbcs.dll/section?category=PluckPersona&U=394329575cfc443bb4ca40dd46a45230&plckController=PersonaBlog&plckScript=personaScript&plckElementId=personaDest&plckPersonaPage=BlogViewPost&plckPostId=Blog%3a394329575cfc443bb4ca40dd46a45230Post%3ad0da88be-e5bf-41d1-983d-93af038136ca&plckCommentSortOrder=TimeStampAscending&sid=sitelife.sctimes.com

  • UND brings in recruit at last minute

    Mon, August 24, 2009 by admin with no comments

    From the Grand Forks (N.D.) Herald ….

    Pack your bags, Corban Knight, you’re moving away to college in less than 24 hours.

     

    That’s the message that the UND men’s hockey recruit received on Friday morning after he quickly made it through the admissions process and was finalized as the replacement for dismissed forward Matt Frattin.

     

    Knight, a High River, Alta., native, planned to spend the 2009-10 season with the Okotoks Oilers in the Alberta Junior Hockey League, but was informed on Wednesday night that plans might be changing.

    For more go to …

    http://www.grandforksherald.com/event/article/id/130822/

  • Gophers recruit will stay in school

    Mon, August 24, 2009 by admin with no comments

    Rumors about Jordan Schroeder’s status were flying all around on Thursday in western Canada. Radio stations and web sites said he was ready to sign with the Vancouver Canucks, who took him with the 22nd pick in the first round of the NHL draft.

    He would play for the Everett (Wash.) Silvertips this season of the Western Hockey League.

    Awful for Gophers fans, eh? Actually the rumors are not true.

    For more, go to ….

    http://blogs2.startribune.com/gophers/2009/08/21/u-mens-puck-schroeder-staying-with-gophers-despite-rumors/

  • CC goalie feature available

    Mon, August 24, 2009 by admin with no comments

    A very select few goalies ever get the chance to play Division I college hockey. Joe Howe of Wayzata was one of the lucky few to get a scholarship offer from a top college program like CC. It’s a rare thing to play well enough, stay healthy enough and get noticed enough to make that leap into the best amatuer hockey league in America. It seems fitting that Hudson Stremmel, who’s young career has seen several abnormalities, gets this rarest of opportunities.

    For more go to …

    http://www.goalcrease.com/news/news_detail.cfm?&id=52&action=View&startrow=4

  • WCHA announces timeout changes

    Fri, August 21, 2009 by admin with no comments

    From the WCHA …

    The Western Collegiate Hockey Association will institute a new Official Time-out policy for all men’s regular season (including exhibition games) and first round WCHA Playoff games in 2009-10.

    WCHA Men’s Official Time-out Policy (Effective for 2009-10 season)
    There will be a total of three, 1:00 (one-minute) Official Time-outs per period for all WCHA men’s regular season (including exhibition games) and first round WCHA Playoff games.

    Official Time-outs may not exceed 1:00 (one-minute) and there should be no more than three per period. It is recommended by the Association that the three, 1:00 (one-minute) Official Time-outs be taken at the first stoppages of play after the 15:00, 10:00 and 5:00 marks of each period. (Note: a penalty at 14:55 effectively cancels the 15:00 timeout if the break cannot be taken :05 (five) seconds early.)

    Official Time-outs may NOT be taken during power-plays, and Official Time-outs are discouraged (but not prohibited) during even-strength shorthanded play. Official Time-outs also cannot be taken after icings. There will be no Official Time-outs taken during overtime periods.

    During 1:00 (one-minute) Official Time-outs the two competing teams will be able to go to their respective bench areas. With :15 (fifteen) seconds left in the 1:00 (one-minute) Official Time-out, the television coordinator or the head minor official will let the referee know and the referee will then bring the two competing teams back out to the designated face-off spot. At the 1:00 (one-minute) mark of the Official Time-out, the puck will be dropped.

    When a game is televised, the producer(s) of the telecast(s) or the producer’s representative MUST meet with the on-ice officials prior to the game to establish the need and mechanism for signaling Official Time-outs. When more than one telecast is involved, the home telecast has the right (which may be waived for to the visitors or third party) to initiate the signal for Official Time-outs. All telecasts MUST have a communication link for Official Time-out coordination.

    When a game is NOT televised, the head minor official will meet with the on-ice officials prior to the game to go through the time-out protocol.

  • Avs announce Altitude TV season schedule

    Thu, August 20, 2009 by admin with no comments

    I thought this would be of interest to CC hockey fans too …


    Altitude announced today that it will broadcast 79 Colorado Avalanche regular season games this year.  In addition to Altitude’s standard definition coverage, all Avalanche games that ai on the network will be shown in high definition format with 5.1-channel surround sound.  Game coverage begins on October 3 with the Colorado Avalanche vs. the Vancouver Canucks.  Altitude is proud to air all of its Colorado Avalanche regular season contests in HD this year.

    Mike Haynes and Peter McNab will return as the play-by-play and color analysts for all of the Colorado Avalanche broadcasts.  Kyle Keefe will return as sideline reporter for all Avalanche home games and will serve as studio host along with Peter Ruttgaizer.  Brian Engblom and Mark Rycroft will be the postgame color analysts for the Avalanche Locker Room Report and Julie Browman will contribute regular reports throughout the Avalanche season.  On the radio side, Marc Moser will return as the play-by-play analyst for all Avalanche games this season.

    Altitude will utilize its second channel, ALT2, for 10 Avalanche games this season, all of which are denoted on the schedule below.  All ALT2 games will also be available in high definition.

    Fans can get prepared for the 2009-10 season with The Avalanche Experience, which debuts on Monday, August 24 and will rebroadcast several times through the end of September. In addition, Altitude’s weekly show Avalanche All Access returns this season on September 28 and will air on Mondays at 6:00 p.m.  Avalanche All Access is athirty-minute program dedicated to going behind the scenes with the Colorado Avalanche and providing highlights of the team both on and off the ice. The show is hosted by Kyle Keefe with regular reports by Julie Browman and Peter Ruttgaizer.

     

    Altitude will broadcast a one-hour live pregame special on Thursday October 1st from 7:00-8:00 p.m. that will cover Joe Sakic’s retirement ceremony.  The complete Avalanche Altitude game broadcast schedule is below.  For more information, please visit www.altitude.tv

     

    Colorado Avalanche 2009-10 Regular Season Broadcast Schedule

     

    #

    Day

    Date

    Pre-Game

    Game Time

    Post-Game

    Teams

    Notes

    1

    Saturday

    October 3, 2009

    12:30pm

    1:00pm

    3:30pm

    vs. Vancouver Canucks

    HD

    2

    Thursday

    October 8, 2009

    5:30pm

    6:00pm

    8:30pm

    at Nashville Predators

    HD

    3

    Saturday

    October 10, 2009

    6:00pm

    6:30pm

    9:00pm

    at Chicago Blackhawks

    HD

    4

    Monday

    October 12, 2009

    10:30am

    11:00am

    1:30pm

    at Boston Bruins

    HD

    5

    Tuesday

    October 13, 2009

    5:00pm

    5:30pm

    8:00pm

    at Toronto Maple Leafs

    HD

    6

    Thursday

    October 15, 2009

    5:00pm

    5:30pm

    8:00pm

    at Montreal Canadiens

    HD

    7

    Saturday

    October 17, 2009

    4:30pm

    5:00pm

    7:30pm

    at Detroit Red Wings

    HD

    8

    Wednesday

    October 21, 2009

    5:30pm

    6:00pm

    8:30pm

    at Minnesota Wild

    HD

    9

    Friday

    October 23, 2009

    6:30pm

    7:00pm

    9:30pm

    vs. Carolina Panthers

    HD

    10

    Saturday

    October 24, 2009

    6:30pm

    7:00pm

    9:30pm

    vs. Detroit Red Wings

    HD

    11

    Tuesday

    October 27, 2009

    7:00pm

    7:30pm

    10:00pm

    at Edmonton Oilers

    HD

    12

    Wednesday

    October 28, 2009

    7:00pm

    7:30pm

    10:00pm

    at Calgary Flames

    HD, ALT2

    13

    Friday

    October 30, 2009

    8:00pm

    8:30pm

    11:00pm

    at San Jose Sharks

    HD

    14

    Sunday

    November 1, 2009

    7:30pm

    8:00pm

    10:30pm

    at Vancouver Canucks

    HD, ALT2

    15

    Wednesday

    November 4, 2009

    6:30pm

    7:00pm

    9:30pm

    vs. Phoenix Coyotes

    HD

    16

    Friday

    November 6, 2009

    6:30pm

    7:00pm

    9:30pm

    vs. Chicago Blackhawks

    HD

    17

    Sunday

    November 8, 2009

    5:30pm

    6:00pm

    8:30pm

    vs. Edmonton Oilers

    HD

    18

    Wednesday

    November 11, 2009

    6:00pm

    6:30pm

    9:00pm

    at Chicago Blackhawks

    HD

    19

    Saturday

    November 14, 2009

    7:30pm

    8:00pm

    10:30pm

    vs. Vancouver Canucks

    HD

    20

    Tuesday

    November 17, 2009

    7:00pm

    7:30pm

    10:00pm

    at Calgary Flames

    HD, ALT2

    21

    Wednesday

    November 18, 2009

    6:30pm

    7:00pm

    9:30pm

    at Edmonton Oilers

    HD

    22

    Friday

    November 20, 2009

    7:30pm

    8:00pm

    10:30pm

    at Vancouver Canucks

    HD, ALT2

    23

    Monday

    November 23, 2009

    6:30pm

    7:00pm

    9:30pm

    vs. Philadelphia Flyers

    HD

    24

    Wednesday

    November 25, 2009

    6:30pm

    7:00pm

    9:30pm

    vs. Nashville Predators

    HD

    25

    Friday

    November 27, 2009

    11:30am

    12:00pm

    2:30pm

    at Minnesota Wild

    HD

    26

    Saturday

    November 28, 2009

    6:30pm

    7:00pm

    9:30pm

    vs. Minnesota Wild

    HD

    27

    Monday

    November 30, 2009

    5:00pm

    5:30pm

    8:00pm

    at Tampa Bay Lightning

    HD

    28

    Wednesday

    December 2, 2009

    5:00pm

    5:30pm

    8:00pm

    at Florida Panthers

    HD

    29

    Thursday

    December 3, 2009

    5:00pm

    5:30pm

    8:00pm

    at Pittsburgh Penguins

    HD

    30

    Saturday

    December 5, 2009

    4:30pm

    5:00pm

    7:30pm

    at Columbus Blue Jackets

    HD, ALT2

    31

    Monday

    December 7, 2009

    5:30pm

    6:00pm

    8:30pm

    at St. Louis Blues

    HD

    32

    Friday

    December 11, 2009

    6:30pm

    7:00pm

    9:30pm

    vs. Tampa Bay Lightning

    HD

    33

    Sunday

    December 13, 2009

    5:30pm

    6:00pm

    8:30pm

    vs. Calgary Flames

    HD

    34

    Tuesday

    December 15, 2009

    7:00pm

    7:30pm

    10:00pm

    vs. Washington Capitals

    HD

    35

    Saturday

    December 19, 2009

    6:30pm

    7:00pm

    9:30pm

    vs. Columbus Blue Jackets

    HD

    36

    Monday

    December 21, 2009

    5:30pm

    6:00pm

    8:30pm

    at Minnesota Wild

    HD

    37

    Tuesday

    December 22, 2009

    7:30pm

    8:00pm

    10:30pm

    vs. Anaheim Ducks

    HD

    38

    Saturday

    December 26, 2009

    6:30pm

    7:00pm

    9:30pm

    vs. Dallas Stars

    HD

    39

    Wednesday

    December 30, 2009

    5:00pm

    5:30pm

    8:00pm

    at Ottawa Senators

    HD

    40

    Thursday

    December 31, 2009

    4:30pm

    5:00pm

    7:30pm

    at Detroit Red Wings

    HD

    41

    Saturday

    January 2, 2010

    4:30pm

    5:00pm

    7:30pm

    at Columbus Blue Jackets

    HD, ALT2

    42

    Wednesday

    January 6, 2010

    6:30pm

    7:00pm

    9:30pm

    vs. NY Islanders

    HD

    43

    Friday

    January 8, 2010

    4:30pm

    5:00pm

    7:30pm

    at Carolina Hurricanes

    HD

    44

    Saturday

    January 9, 2010

    4:30pm

    5:00pm

    7:30pm (15 min)

    at Buffalo Sabres

    HD

    45

    Monday

    January 11, 2010

    7:30pm

    8:00pm

    10:30pm

    at Calgary Flames

    HD, ALT2

    46

    Saturday

    January 16, 2010

    12:30pm

    1:00pm

    3:30pm

    vs. New Jersey Devils

    HD

    47

    Monday

    January 18, 2010

    6:30pm

    7:00pm

    9:30pm

    vs. Edmonton Oilers

    HD

    48

    Friday

    January 22, 2010

    6:30pm

    7:00pm

    9:30pm

    vs. Nashville Predators

    HD

    49

    Sunday

    January 24, 2010

    5:30pm

    6:00pm

    8:30pm

    vs. Dallas Stars

    HD

    50

    Thursday

    January 28, 2010

    6:30pm

    7:00pm

    9:30pm

    vs. Minnesota Wild

    HD

    51

    Friday

    January 29, 2010

    6:00pm

    6:30pm

    9:00pm

    at Dallas Stars

    HD

    52

    Sunday

    January 31, 2010

    5:30pm

    6:00pm

    8:30pm

    vs. NY Rangers

    HD

    53

    Tuesday

    February 2, 2010

    6:30pm

    7:00pm

    9:30pm

    vs. Columbus Blue Jackets

    HD

    54

    Thursday

    February 4, 2010

    5:30pm

    6:00pm

    8:30pm

    at Nashville Predators

    HD

    55

    Saturday

    February 6, 2010

    7:30pm

    8:00pm

    10:30pm

    vs. Edmonton Oilers

    HD, ALT2

    56

    Monday

    February 8, 2010

    7:00pm

    7:30pm

    10:00pm

    vs. St. Louis Blues

    HD

    57

    Wednesday

    February 10, 2010

    6:30pm

    7:00pm

    9:30pm

    vs. Atlanta Thrashers

    HD

    58

    Friday

    February 12, 2010

    6:30pm

    7:00pm

    9:30pm

    vs. Phoenix Coyotes

    HD

    59

    Saturday

    February 13, 2010

    8:00pm

    8:30pm

    11:00pm

    at Los Angeles Kings

    HD

    60

    Wednesday

    March 3, 2010

    7:30pm

    8:00pm

    10:30pm

    at Anaheim Ducks

    HD

    61

    Thursday

    March 4, 2010

    6:30pm

    7:00pm

    9:30pm

    at Phoenix Coyotes

    HD

    62

    Saturday

    March 6, 2010

    6:30pm

    7:00pm

    9:30pm

    vs. St. Louis Blues

    HD

    63

    Tuesday

    March 9, 2010

    6:30pm

    7:00pm

    9:30pm

    vs. Vancouver Canucks

    HD

    64

    Thursday

    March 11, 2010

    6:30pm

    7:00pm

    9:30pm

    vs. Florida Panthers

    HD

    65

    Sunday

    March 14, 2010

    12:30pm

    1:00pm

    3:30pm

    at Dallas Stars

    HD

    66

    Tuesday

    March 16, 2010

    5:30pm

    6:00pm

    8:30pm

    at St. Louis Blues

    HD, ALT2

    67

    Wednesday

    March 17, 2010

    6:30pm

    7:00pm

    9:30pm

    vs. Calgary Flames

    HD

    68

    Sunday

    March 21, 2010

    5:30pm

    6:00pm

    8:30pm

    at Anaheim Ducks

    HD

    69

    Monday

    March 22, 2010

    8:00pm

    8:30pm

    11:00pm

    at Los Angeles Kings

    HD

    70

    Wednesday

    March 24, 2010

    6:30pm

    7:00pm

    9:30pm

    vs. Los Angeles Kings

    HD

    71

    Saturday

    March 27, 2010

    6:30pm

    7:00pm

    9:30pm

    at Phoenix Coyotes

    HD

    72

    Sunday

    March 28, 2010

    5:30pm

    6:00pm

    8:30pm

    at San Jose Sharks

    HD, ALT2

    73

    Wednesday

    March 31, 2010

    6:30pm

    7:00pm

    9:30pm

    vs. Anaheim Ducks

    HD

    74

    Friday

    April 2, 2010

    7:00pm

    7:30pm

    10:00pm

    vs. Calgary Flames

    HD

    75

    Sunday

    April 4, 2010

    5:30pm

    6:00pm

    8:30pm

    vs. San Jose Sharks

    HD

    76

    Tuesday

    April 6, 2010

    7:30pm

    8:00pm

    10:30pm

    at Vancouver Canucks

    HD

    77

    Wednesday

    April 7, 2010

    7:00pm

    7:30pm

    10:00pm

    at Edmonton Oilers

    HD

    78

    Friday

    April 9, 2010

    6:30pm

    7:00pm

    9:30pm

    vs. Chicago Blackhawks

    HD

    79

    Sunday

    April 11, 2010

    12:30pm

    1:00pm

    3:30pm

    vs. Los Angeles Kings

    HD

     

    Home games are shown in Bold.  Schedule is subject to change, please check local listings.  HD games and ALT2 games are listed in the notes column above.