Tuesday, September 15, 2009

Catching up linkorama

While Gandalf has been doing all of the heavy lifting here on the blog, I've been passively collecting some odds and ends . . .
  • I've been quite delinquent in posting TW scores, but if you follow HIW, DPlaya has kept you informed (follow the links for his game posts, as there's some good info there).

    9/12-9/13
    TW Minor
    7-2 win over Team Metro Southwest
    3-5 loss to Team Northeast (including an empty net goal for NE)
    9-0 win over Norway (Omaha had 12 players with N1H1 flu, so Norway filled in)

    TW Major
    2-4 loss to Team Southeast
    0-4 loss to Team Southwest
    0-4 loss to Team Northwest

    9/5-9/6
    TW Minor
    2-5 loss to Chicago Mission Minor
    1-2 loss to Chicago Mission Minor

    TW Major
    6-2 win over Duluth Northwings
    5-2 win over Minnesota Blades
    6-4 win over Milwaukee Junior Admirals
  • Andy Brandt is a Salmon King. He had spent 2 years in Gwinnett, but apparently they sent him to Victoria in a 3-way trade w/ Carolina. About Brandt, Victoria's GM/Head Coach Mark Morrison says:
    "Andy is a great addition to our team. He is an aggressive player who finishes checks and can put the puck in the net."
  • As you know, Badger alum Pat Flatley resigned from the NHLPA when Paul Kelly was axed. I was interested to read that fellow Badger alums Chris Chelios and Adam Burish were on the executive committee. (Aw hell, I lost the links. I'll try to add 'em back in later if I can find them.)
  • Adam Augustine is previewing the Badger Women, and here's his Forwards preview. And of course, his previews include videos!
  • Andy Baggot has a nice article how Mike Valley got his new job with Stars via word-of-mouth. It's not surprising that Valley is well-liked and respected by goaltenders that he worked with. Once again, I'd like to congratulate Mike on his well-deserved new job.
  • The LA Times had a nice piece on the US Men's and Women's National Teams last week.
  • Four Badgers will be on the WCHA All-Star Team that will face the US National Team on Sept 25 at the X -- Sophomore Sensation Brooke Ammerman, The Pride of Novia Scotia Brittany Haverstock, Captain Jasmine Giles (my pick for this year, I think), and Mallory Deluce (another fav). And of course, 1/3 of the US Team are Badgers, so if you make the trip to St. Paul, you'll get to see plenty o' Badgers . . .
I have some more stuff to post, but I just don't have the time right now, so for now you'll have to settle for what's above. Perhaps tomorrow evening I'll get to the rest . . .