Thursday, June 5, 2008

USHL Proud of Badger Alumni Brian Rafalski

USHL.com has a nice piece about Brian Rafalski, following his excellent play in helping the Red Wings to another Stanley Cup, while etching his name into the storied trophy for the 3rd time.

Brian scored the first goal in Game 6 on the PP to get the ball (puck prehaps) rolling for the Red Wings. The NBC announcers did comment that Brian was looking forward to shaving off his playoff beard, because it was itchy. While I'm disappointed in that, a big congrats to Brian and fellow Badger Alumni Chris Chelios on a very successful season.

Brian played for the Madison Capitols USHL team back in 1990-1991 before attending the University of Wisconsin and turning into an All-American.

The article also lists past USHL players who have raised the Cup. As the USHL continues to grow and produce excellent American born talent, the list of names should continue to increase.