Sunday reading: MSG game, Wisconsin, Dimmen, USA women

It looks like Cornell will host Michigan at Madison Square Garden this November judging from this poster being distributed to Big Red fans.

If true, that would a big event for college hockey though I worry about filling such a large venue. No official confirmation has been made.

This tidbit was originally reported by the Michigan College Hockey blog, which provided the image.

Colorado Springs native Jeff Dimmen got to hoist the AHL’s Calder Cup Saturday afternoon when the Norfolk Admirals swept Toronto. Dimmen played in the first three games of the series.  Congrats to Jeff.

A former Vermont player is suing the university for lost financial aid after he was cut from the team.

Here’s more on the NCAA rules changes and Wisconsin brings in an Illinois goalie commit.

The Badgers are grumpy about having to leave the Kohl Center for neutral ice against St. Cloud State to end the regular season.

Katey Stone will be the coach of the U.S. women’s team in the 2014 Sochi Olympics in Russia. The 18-year Harvard coach has 378 victories, the most for an active Division I women’s college hockey coach.

Stone will be the national team’s coach for the 2013 IIHF World Championships in Ottawa.

“Katey knows what it takes to build gold-medal teams,” Ron DeGregorio, president of USA Hockey, said in a news release.  “We’re very excited to have her continue to lead our U.S. women’s national team up to and through the 2014 Olympic Winter Games.”

Saturday reading: NCHC venue, games of the decade, Gomez leaves

The Grand Forks Herald reported that the contract between the National Collegiate Hockey Conference and the Target Center in Minneapolis is for six years with an opt-out clause. UND player Andrew MacWilliam had shoulder surgery.

This CHN article also has some more background on the venue.

No doubt the WCHA will stay in the X and alternate with the Big 10 in Detroit as well. That contract will probably be announced soon.

College Hockey Weekly compiled its best games of the previous decade (1999-2000 to 2008-09 seasons) with two CC results making the honorable mention and one, the 2005 regional final versus Michigan,  making the top 10.

Which Tiger games are in your top 10?  Please include your real name by messaging me on Paisley Hockey on Facebook. I will pitch the story idea to CC sports information about this if there is enough fan interest shown. Thanks.

The NCAA rules committee managed to put off a decision concerning face shields and make some minor change recommendations.

Former Tiger Cody Lampl is training the next generation of college players to come out of Idaho’s Wood River Valley, where he grew up. I lived in that area and having that “hockey garage” is a step up for the area.

Finally, Gazette college hockey/Olympics/Sky Sox reporter Brian Gomez announced that his final day at the newspaper will be June 15 as he moves home to Phoenix to work for the Red Cross. Good luck to him (not that he will need it). He did a good job handling a heavy workload and I will miss him in the press box.

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