Here’s the Eric Rud feature that was published in Friday’s Gazette.
WCHA commissioner Bruce McLeod will visit Alaska-Fairbanks in mid-August to check out the facilities and meet administration, adding fuel to the notion that the Nanooks may become a member of the league in 2013.
Fairbanks’ departure may make the CCHA, which could be down to three teams (Bowling Green, Ferris State and Lake Superior State) by 2013, more attractive to current AHA members Canisius, Mercyhurst, Niagara and Robert Morris which reportedly are not interested in adding a trip to Alaska to their conference schedule. Maybe they’re just scared by the Nanooks pregame video.
Here’s Miami’s reaction to its top preseason ranking with some info on the team.
College Hockey Inc. has some profiles of current coaches Michigan’s Red Berenson, Notre Dame’s Jeff Jackson and Canisius’ Dave Smith. Here’s a link to earlier profiles including DU’s George Gwozdecky.