Tuesday, October 7, 2008

News & Notes: Badger Men, WCHA

  • In today's TCT, Todd Milewski has a nice article about freshman forward Derek Stepan. On the top line with Ben Street and Podge Turnbull, Stepan is the only freshman among the top 6 forwards, and it appears he has good chemistry with Ben Street.
    "It just seems kind of natural," Street said. "We kind of know where each other is going to be on the ice, which has been a really cool thing. We've only really had captain's practices and a few team practices to try to work that out, but things have been pretty natural, and it's been lots of good chemistry there."
  • Andy Baggot found voting in WCHA preseason polls to be a difficult task. In his votes, he placed Wisconsin 2nd.

  • All men's games will be broadcast on the Wisconsin Radio Network. For those outside of the listening area, the broadcasts will be available online (for a fee) on yahoo sports (although I don't see hockey listed there yet). Brian Posick will be calling the games with Director of Hockey Ops Mike Cerniglia.

  • I didn't catch tonight's broadcast, but Brian Posick kicked off his Wisconsin Hockey Show on the Wisconsin Radio Network (WIBA in Madison). Looks like the show will air mosts Tuesdays at 7 PM.

  • CHN has released Part 1 and Part 2 of their WCHA preseason preview. They are projecting Wisconsin to finish 7th.

  • CHN has an article on CC's Richard Bachman and the strenght of goaltending in the WCHA.

  • Today, the WCHA conducted it's annual preseason media teleconference with Bruce McLeod and the 10 head coaches.