Monday, July 27, 2009

Monday Afternoon Updates

  • Michael Forney, the Thief River Falls, MN native who once played at North Dakota has signed with the Atlanta Thrashers. Forney has had a rough couple of years so it's nice to hear that he has landed on his feet. First, he was the "un-named" recruit that Gopher players took to Blarneys during the Fox 9 scandal. Then, Forney got injured and played only 16 games as a freshman at North Dakota, and only two as a sophomore. Forney moved to Green Bay of the USHL last season and put up 60 points in 59 games. Good luck Mike.
  • Rumors out of Madison is that they are interviewing candidates for the open equipment manager position and should be making a decision in the near future.
  • Recently committed recruits from around the WCHA: Justin Holl (Minnetonka), D, Minnesota; Zane Gothberg (Thief River Falls), G, North Dakota.
  • Tough to take a look at the recently selected USA U-18 team that will compete at the Ivan Hilnka Tournament (NTDP players are not eligible). Defensemen Brandon Archibald (eventually went to the OHL), and Kevin Gravel (committed to St. Cloud) were both Badger targets at one point.
  • The University of New Hampshire has been placed on probation by the NCAA for major recruiting violations. The national association reported that a New Hampshire associate head coach sent 923 impermissible e-mail messages to 30 prospective student-athletes during the 2007-08 season. Yikes.