Thursday, February 18, 2010

Thursday Morning Links

Wisconsin senior captain Blake Geiffrion (pictured, far left) has been named the WCHA Offensive Player of the Week.

Geoffrion had a four point game on Friday night in a Badger victory figuring into all four Wisconsin goals with three assists and a goal of his own. On Saturday night he helped Wisconsin finish off the sweep with two goals and an assist in the 8-4 victory.

Geoffrion currently leads the WCHA in scoring with 32 points in 21 games for the Badgers.

Another important item of note, the captain currently sits with 99 career points. It's a great honor to score 100 points in your college career. Wisconsin senior forward Michael Davies passed the 100 point mark a few weeks ago.
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Hockey In Wisconsin blogger D-Playa had a few thoughts on who he thinks can possibly win some upset games in the WIAA Hockey State Playoffs tomorrow and Friday. The tournament opened on Tuesday.

I like his Hudson pick. They have one of the most talented forwards in the state with Ryan Dau and sometimes that's all you need to carry you come playoff time. They also beat New Richmond once this season. Hard to win in New Richmond's barn though.
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Speaking of the Wisconsin high school tournament, make sure you go over to Wisconsin Prep hockey and check out the previews they have for every team in the tournament.

It's amazing the coverage that they will have throughout the tournament so make sure you make frequent stops over there. During the state tournament they do free web-radio of all the games.
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In Andy Baggot's weekly "5 good minutes" piece, he features Badger senior forward John Mitchell. It's one of the funnier ones that I've read talking about the 2006 National Championship season and having a "stomach issue" during his first practice as a Badger.

Mitchell had a rather disappointing start to his senior campaign but I was very impressed with him this past weekend. He had some really nice passes but I was more impressed wit his puck poise. He really showed some confidence this weekend and I think he's starting to get back into his grove. He'll could be a huge addition if he can start putting up points on the board from that third line.


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