Friday, December 14, 2012

Friday Links.

Good morning from snowy Grand Forks, ND. The holiday season is upon us and soon UND men’s and women’s hockey will be getting ready for the stretch drive.
As some of you know, Brandon Veale of the Mining Gazette put his moronic spin on the formation of the NCHC.  In my opinion, I believe that that article was really unnecessary, and basically give the Houghton newspaper a black eye... If you watched the video of the Wednesday press conference you will see that
UND head coach Dave Hakstol was very complimentary of MTU and I also think that UND will continue to play the teams like BSU, MSUM and MTU after UND leaves the WCHA for the NCHC. 
With the formation of the NCHC and the B1G there are some teams in the new WCHA that are already starting to see the pinch finically. Jack Hittnger of the Bemidji Pioneer lays out BSU’s problems that the Bemidji State is currently experiencing.
As most you would expect Chris Dilks of Western College Hockey goes down the same road as Brandon Veal of the Mining Gazette. I guess he feels if he insults UND fans that we will flock to his blog. I am disappointed because UND has done a lot to help out the small market teams, UND traveled to Bemidji before they were a member of the WCHA and they will continue to play BSU after they leave for the NCHC.
Chad from A Tradition of Excellence has his links up this morning.
Here are my series notes from the Hockey Writers Combine; UND vs. Michigan Tech.
Joe Paisley and Tyler Buckentine from USCHO have their weekly picks up.
Stephen Anderson of the Mining Gazette has his series preview.
I am glad that this guy de-committed from UND to play in the OHL.
According to Joe Paisley, Altitude Sports is going to broadcast Saturdays C.C. game. That game should be on 681 on DirecTV.