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  • NAHL Draft: Shibrowski selected by old team

    Wed, May 26, 2010 by admin with no comments

    CC goalie Michael Shibrowski was chosen by the North American Hockey League’s Owatonna Express on Wednesday, suggesting the possibility he may go back to his old junior team.

    Tigers coach Scott Owens has said he may bring in another goalie this offseason. That would give CC a potential three open spots for this upcoming season.

  • Around the WCHA: UND loses reserve defenseman

    Wed, May 26, 2010 by admin with no comments

    North Dakota defenseman Corey Fienhage saw the writing on the wall when two top recruits were brought in this offseason.

    According to the Grand Forks Herald, Fienhage signed with the WHL, forgoing his final two years of college. He likely would not have played much anyway.

  • In the pros: Lampl considering options

    Wed, May 26, 2010 by admin with no comments

    There’s plenty of turnover on ECHL rosters and taking second in the league makes many attractive to the AHL and higher-level pro leagues. Former Tiger Cody Lampl, from nearby Ketchum, Idaho, wouldn’t mind staying in Boise but knows chances to move up need to be seized.

    From an Idaho Statesman story

    Defenseman Cody Lampl said his teammates will see what kind of offers come their way, but returning to the Steelheads will be a viable option for several of them.

    “I think every guy who was here really got a taste for Boise,” he said. “If guys don’t move on to the next level I think they’ll come back to the team next year, myself included. I want to go to AHL camps and get a shot at the next level, but if I come back here I have no problem with that because I know I’ll get better.”

    Other former Tigers on the Steelies roster includes Weston Tardy. Goalie Richard Bachman is a backup with the AHL’s Texas Stars and has a good chance to move up this offseason.

  • Around the WCHA: St. Cloud update

    Wed, May 26, 2010 by admin with no comments

    High school junior defenseman Ethan Prow  has commited to the Huskies, according to  the St. Cloud Times. Also in the report: Garrett Raboin signed with Lee Sweatt’s old team in Finland; Ryan Lasch is recovering from offseason surgery.

  • Recruits: Schwartz at NHL combine this week

    Wed, May 26, 2010 by admin with no comments

    Here’s the USHL press release. Being one of the 100 invited to Toronto this week certainly strengthens Jaden Schwartz’scase to be a first or second round pick in late June’s draft. FYI, there has been no indictation Schwartz won’t report to the Tigers this fall and having his brother Rylan playing in Colorado Springs certainly adds an incentive.

  • Around the WCHA: Duluth recruit charged

    Wed, May 26, 2010 by admin with no comments

    A 2010-11 Minnesota-Duluth recruit was arrested early Tuesday on domestic assault charges after allegedly attacking his girlfriend in her College of St. Scholastica dorm room, according to the Duluth News Tribune.

  • In the pros: Hillen’s trip to China nixed

    Tue, May 25, 2010 by admin with no comments

    Here’s a New York Newsday article …

    MELVILLE, N.Y. — The New York Islanders’ planned trip to China for training camp in September is off.

    Although the nine-day trip was met with initial approval from the league and the NHL Players’ Association, it recently hit a snag regarding procedural requirements.

    As it has done in several similar situations in the past, the NHLPA wanted to send representatives to China before the Islanders’ trip to make sure all facilities complied with certain NHL standards.

    According to multiple sources, Islanders owner and China native Charles Wang objected to the request because he feared it might cause problems with the Chinese. The deal then fell through Friday.

    “It’s disappointing,” Islanders general manager Garth Snow said. “The players, their wives and girlfriends, everyone was looking forward to this trip. It was an opportunity of a lifetime to go over and have an experience that otherwise would’ve been unavailable to our team.”

    Sources said Wang also bristled at the NHLPA’s request for a donation to the NHLPA that would be given back to help fund children’s hockey programs in China, although the request was a mere “suggestion,” according to NHLPA spokesman Jonathan Weatherdon. Weatherdon also said the suggested donation (for which a sum was never named) was not a make-or-break element of the terms.

    Weatherdon confirmed both requests but said the Islanders agreed to these conditions when the deal was struck back in January.

    “When an agreement is made, we expect the team to live up to the terms,” Weatherdon said by phone Monday.

    Because of their reluctance to comply with the requests — primarily the NHLPA’s desire to pre-approve facilities — the Islanders abstained from putting down a deposit that was due for the trip Friday.

    The trip, originally scheduled for Sept. 14-23, included stops in Beijing and Shanghai, as well as day trips to Harbin and Qiqihar in the Heilongjiang province, where Wang has initiatives already in place to provide hockey instruction, facilities and education for Chinese youths. Wang is said to be “heartbroken” and deeply disappointed that the plans fell through.

    The Islanders, which include former CC defenseman Jack Hillen, must now focus on putting together an alternative training camp schedule, and fairly soon. At this point, the top two options are to either return to Saskatoon, Saskatchewan, where they held training camp last September, or remain on Long Island.

    “We’ll have to regroup,” Snow said. “There are a couple of options we have and it would be premature to comment on it since we just found this out Friday. We’ll get to work on Plan B.”

  • In the pros: McCulloch scores tying goal in AHL playoffs

    Tue, May 25, 2010 by admin with no comments

    A goal by former Tiger Scott McCullochhelped the Texas Stars defeat host Hamilton 3-2 in overtime on Monday night at Copps Coliseum to tie the AHL’s Western Conference finals series at 3-3. Game 7 is Wednesday night at Copps Coliseum.      

    Here’s the info from theahl.com …

    Texas tied the game 2-2 at 5:56 of the final frame. Greg Rallo carried the puck down the right side and into the Bulldogs’ zone before dishing a pass across the ice to Scott McCulloch, who tapped the puck over the goalie’s blocker and into the net.

    Also, Montreal, Hamilton’s parent club, sent down defenseman P.K. Subban and center Ben Maxwell to play in the AHL playoffs.

  • Offseason: Typical CC workout

    Mon, May 24, 2010 by admin with no comments

    Here’s a sample of the workouts featured in the recent story and video for CC hockey players. As I told one coworker, I’d feel pretty good about being able do one of these exercises, let alone full sets like the Tigers do. Here’s a link to a sidebar on Tim Hall and others staying in Colorado Springs to work out.

    Time to get a salad.

    Typical weekly workout

    All 45-minute sessions are preceded by varying warm-ups and followed by abdominal core work of 150 reps, foam roll and stretching. Strength coach Greg Infantolino adds core reps each week. The following is the first week of a series of sessions lasting until June 11.

    Monday, May 17

    Hang cleans – Four sets (5,5,4,4)

    Deadlifts – Three sets of five

    Pitcher squat – Five sets of six

    Glute-hamstring raise — Four sets of 10

    Tuesday, May 18

    Push press — Three sets of five

    Dips — Five sets of 10

    Dumbbell bentover row – Five sets of eight each arm

    Shrugs – Four sets of 15

    Grip and arm work optional

    Wednesday, May 19


    Thursday, May 20

    Clean and jerk – Four sets (5,5,4,4)

    Back squat – Three sets of five

    Lateral lunge – Five sets of six

    RDLs – Four sets of six

    Friday, May 21

    Hang snatch – Three sets of three

    Bench press – Three sets of five

    Pullups – Five sets of eight (varied hand grips, weight added)

    Dumbbell incline press – Five sets (8, 8, 6,6,6)

    Cable face pulls – Five sets (10,10,10, 8,8)

    Grip and arm work optional

  • Around the WCHA: Badgers update

    Mon, May 24, 2010 by admin with no comments

    Wisconsin released its 2010-11 schedule recently. They wisely scheduled the home-opening weekend series around the Ohio State football game Saturday. They open against Boston University in a St. Louis tournament and close the regular season hosting the Tigers.

    The team also announced its assistant coaching hires.