Tuesday, December 2, 2008

Linkorama

Not often I do one of these, but there is a lot to cover and most of it is odds and ends type stuff. One of these days 60 will return from her current hibernation, and the linkorama will return in full force.
  • The Badger Women completed the sweep on sunday over Mankato 7-2. Kyla Sanders, Meghan Duggan and Brooke Ammerman each had 2 goals, while Angie Keseley made it 7 total. Jasmine Giles had a playmaker and Mallory Deluce had two assists in the winning effort. Other articles from the TCT and the Daily Cardinal.
  • The Women remain #1 in all the land, and for your enjoyment get to know Meghan Duggan.
  • There are several Badger Men weekend review type articles: Eaves press conference, TCT, Badger Blog (Lebler is a goon), Daily Cardinal and Badger Herald.
  • Jake Gardiner was named WCHA co-Rookie of the Week, and I think its quite deserved.
  • The Wisconsin Men have started a new streak in the USCHO poll, receiving votes again this week following the big sweep in the Showcase. The LetsGoDu SuperPoll has Wisconsin #6, and INCH puts UW at #20 in their power rankings. Notre Dame takes over the #1 spot. Jeff Jackson must promise those kids something to come play in that crappy facility.
  • Thanks to Goon's blog for finding this video at Hockey Buzz. Toward the middle of the first episode of "Julie Loves Hockey", Julie talks about the Badger dmen being a large part of the scoring and the Badgers in general being goons for all the penalty minutes. Sure the Badgers are #2 in the nation in PIM/game, but does too many men on the ice really make players goons? A bonus is Julie is kinda cute and she likes hockey.
  • Dpalya over at HIW is reporting that Wisconsin is interested in Ashwaubenon's Wes Wauters. Wes made an unofficial visit this past weekend. He is a senior this year, and was the 2nd leading scoring for Team Wisconsin in the HS Hockey Elite League (11th overall). I saw Wes play early in September in Verona, and he had a couple nice goals. Apparently several other DI schools are interested as well.
  • If you remotely interested in WI HS Hockey head over to HIW and check out Dplaya's team previews. He's previewing 22 teams across the state, and has 21 of those up.
  • The Waterloo paper had an article recently about future Badger Craig Smith. Craig has come a long way from his high school hockey days in Madison, to growing as a player in the USHL to being the Captain of Team USA at the Junior A Challenge (and all tourney honoree). The hype will continue until next October.
  • Last but certainly not least, here is an article on one of my favorite Badger alums Tom Gilbert. After a slow start, Tommy is starting to put together another nice season w/ the Edmonton Oilers. About a week ago over on the Lowetide blog, Lowetide had quarter grades for all the Oilers players. Sounds like Tommy has been having to pick up the slack for a less than stellar blue line partner, much like last season.