Tuesday, September 30, 2008

Tuesday Morning Catch-Up

(Photo from blackhawks.nhl.com)

As you know, I was out of town this weekend watching the Badger Women and Team Wisconsin, so now I'm playing catch-up with Badger Hockey News.
  • Jake Dowell was assigned to Rockford yesterday. Dowell saw 10:57 of ice time in 1 preason game before being sent down. Last season, he played 19 games in Chicago, spending the rest of the season in Rockford (47 games). Jack Skille (and of course Adam Burish) remain in Chicago.
  • DPlaya of HIW has results from Day 1, Day 2, and Day 3 of the USHL Fall Classic. Future Badgers in the tourney include Chase Drake, Tyler Barnes, Craig Smith, Brock Montpetit, Aaron Crandall, Jefferson Dahl, Gavin Hartzog, and Keegan Meuer.
  • DPlaya also has BCHL results from 9/23, 9/26, and 9/27 for the Westside Warriors and the Victoria Grizzlies. As you know, future Badger Justin Schultz plays for Westside and future Badger Derek Lee plays for Victoria. Schultz was injured and missed Friday's game, but apparently the injury wasn't too serious as he played on Saturday.
  • Everybody's doing WCHA previews, and now the Western College Hockey blog is getting in the mix. WCH has predicted Wisconsin to finish 7th (yeah, I'm gonna disagree with that), but at least he gives some love to Jamie McBain, Ryan McDonagh, and Jake Gardiner, picking them for All-WCHA 1st team, 2nd team, and rookie team. WCH will be doing previews for each team starting later today.
  • The faltering College Hockey America conference will maintain its NCAA autobid this season, having received approval from the NCAA Championships and Competition Cabinet.
  • The WCHA Women and the CCHA Men are implementing the shootout this season, and CHN's Special Report has reactions from the CCHA folks.