Friday, August 29, 2008

Friday Evening Odds & Ends

  • has updated the men's roster to include the freshmen. Pictures are available for the freshmen, but profiles are not. Profiles for returning players have not been updated to include stats from last year. Anyway, here are the freshmen by jersey number:

    4 Springer, Eric D 5-9 186 Fr/Fr Wrightstown, Wis.
    12 Thurber, Matt F 5-9 190 Fr/Fr Beaver Dam, Wis.
    18 Murray, Jordy F 5-9 175 Fr/Fr Faribault, Minn.
    19 Gardiner, Jake D 6-2 181 Fr/Fr Minnetonka, Minn.
    20 Little, Ryan D 5-11 178 Fr/Fr Fond du Lac, Wis.
    21 Stepan, Derek F 6-0 176 Fr/Fr Hastings, Minn.
    25 Hickey, Chris F 6-1 202 Fr/Fr St. Paul, Minn.

    The only number change I see among returning players is Tom Bardis, who will wear #6 this season.
  • As mentioned yesterday, while the women's WCHA has opted to use the shootout, the men's WCHA has no current plans to do so. Bruce Brothers has a fun little article about this in the Pioneer Press.

  • I should have posted this 2 weeks ago, but I didn't see it until 2 days ago. Terry Frei has a fantastic article about Cammi Granato and her induction into the US Hockey HOF. The article also mentions Mike Richter and the other HOF inductees.