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Mid-August reading: Torf, Gwozdecky, U.S. WJC cuts, Minnesota-Duluth beat writer, Michigan, Rocco Grimaldi, Bentley, concussions, Quinnipiac

Published: August 8, 2013, 4:48 pm, by Joe Paisley

BC vs AFAAir Force goalie Jason Torf led Team USA to a silver medal in ice hockey at the Maccabai Games earlier this month in Israel.

A few college players did not survive the first round of cuts at the U.S. world juniors evaluation camp in Lake Placid, N.Y..

Former Denver coach George Gwozdecky signed a three-year contract as an assistant coach with the Tampa Bay Lightning

The new Minnesota-Duluth beat writer is Rick Weegman (Twitter, @rweegman). He takes over for the retired Kevin Pates.

Michigan held its annual alumni game recently and it is reported on USCHO’s new Big 10 blog (another sign of the upcoming season).

CC should consider pulling together a non-contact scrimmage during the summer while the players are in town for training. The fans would like it, especially the chance to see alumni, and maybe a couple bucks could be raised for a charity?

This Florida Panthers blogger likes what he sees in North Dakota’s Rocco Grimaldi.

Bentley added a new assistant coach. College Hockey News did a series on concussions.

Finally, the blog will go idle for a couple weeks while I am on vacation; hence the mid-August reading headline. No, I will not be following Quinnipiac, which begins an 11-day tour featuring games against pro teams.

See you in late August.