Weekend reading: Denver signee, NCHC TV deal reaction, Torf, Washington expansion?

Published: July 19, 2013, 4:01 am, by Joe Paisley

BC vs AFACorpus Christi IceRays forward Emil Romig signed to play this fall for Denver.

“It’s a great feeling and I am very excited about the opportunity to play for coach (Jim) Montgomery and his coaching staff. His accomplishments both as a player and coach are tremendous and I know I will learn a lot and continue to grow as a player and person over the next four years” said Romig, a 5-foot-9, 176-pound forward. “I’ll just try to come in and play a good reliable two-way game.  I like to play gritty and will try to use my speed to make plays and get to quality shooting areas to use my shot and to help create chances for my line mates.”

The Austria native skated this past season with the IceRays racking up 54 points during the regular season in 54 games played.  He notched 19 goals while adding 37 assists to the total. 

Not everyone is enamored with the new national TV deal for the NCHC. Here is a look at how it affects North Dakota fans’ TV options.

Air Force goalie Jason Torf, pictured, will backstop Team USA for the Maccabiah Games in Israel this Saturday through next weekend.

This blog post  by Seattle Post-Intelligencer sports editor suggests the recent interest in an NHL franchise shows that there may be enough interest in a University of Washington hockey team.