Weekend reading: Winkler, Ryan Bach radio; Pairwise; Penn State; pro firing via Skype; Sacred Heart assistant; USA WJC goalies

Published: June 14, 2013, 1:41 am, by Joe Paisley

winklerPlease take a moment to remember Scott Winkler and the two who lost their lives in the Black Forest Fire in Colorado Springs. Hug your loved ones, pet your dog or cat and remember to cherish what you have.

I will publicize whatever plans CC has to help the Winkler family when available.

Joe

Now back to the usual blog stuff:

The Colorado Eagles announced that all of their home and away games will be broadcast for the 8th year in a row on 107.9 The Bear (KPAW-FM). The Bear has a signal that stretches from Southern Wyoming to Denver and can also be heard online.

Play-by-play man Kevin McGlue will be returning for his fifth season as will Eagles goaltending coach Ryan Bach, a former Tigers standout,  as color analyst during home broadcasts.

USCHO has this report on how the NCAA hockey committee will try to tone down the volatility in the Pairwise rankings, especially at the end of the year. There is also talk of lowering NCAA regional ticket prices.

A Penn State player has quit the team. This might be a pro first: The Edmonton coach was fired via Skype.

Union men’s hockey volunteer assistant coach Joel Beal took a paying job as an assistant at Sacred Heart (2-21-4, 2-30-4) , which finished in last place in Atlantic Hockey this past season.

USA Hockey announced today that goaltenders Thatcher Demko (San Diego, Calif./U.S. National Under-18 Team), Jon Gillies (South Portland, Maine/Providence College), Collin Olson (Apple Valley, Minn./Ohio State Univ.) and Anthony Stolarz (Edison, N.J./London Knights) have been invited to the National Junior Evaluation Camp, Aug. 3-10, in Lake Placid, N.Y. The netminders will be auditioning for spots on the U.S. National Junior Team that will take part in the 2014 International Ice Hockey Federation World Junior Championship, Dec. 26, 2013-Jan. 5, 2014, in Malmo, Sweden.