Weekend reading: WCHA press conference; Jaden Schwartz; Denver expectations; Penn State; North Dakota captains; outdoor game

Published: September 27, 2013, 5:18 am, by Joe Paisley

jaden draft imageHere are highlights from the annual media conference call for the WCHA. I almost felt bad I missed it until I read it lasted a record 2 hours, 20 minutes. Yikes.

There will be a couple “surprises” in the player interview videos this season. Be prepared Tiger fans.

From CBS Sports radio host Andy Strickland in St. Louis via Twitter:  “Jaden Schwartz continues to be the #stlblues most impressive player in camp.”

The Denver Post opines on the task ahead for new Pioneers coach Jim Montgomery and the expectations of the school. Beta writer Mike Chambers says the Pioneers are underrated.

Here is everything you need to know (and more) about the Penn State media day and likelihood of an outdoor NHL game and rookie camp.

North Dakota senior defenseman Dillon Simpson was named as team captain. Michael Parks and Stephane Pattyn will wear the As.

Bentley will play Holy Cross at 6:30 p.m. ET on Saturday, Dec. 28 at 6:30 p.m. at Fenway Park in the two AHA programs’ first outdoor game.