Thursday reading: Previews, videos, other news

Minnesota-State-Mankato may be toward the bottom of the standings but they are a tough foe, especially at home. The No. 7 Tigers, missing Jaden Schwartz and Scott Winkler, should have their hands full.

“They’re a lot like Anchorage,” Tigers coach Scott Owens said after Saturday’s game. “This league is very close. That’s why no one should be surprised by all the splits.”

Here’s MSU-Mankato’s preview notes and a capsule preview by the Gazette. Here’s more info on Mankato from the Free Press and a look at Mankato freshman wing Jean-Paul LaFontaine.

UNO dismissed senior captain Alex Hudson for a second violation of team rules.

Denver closes out the first half at St. Cloud State in the only other WCHA series this weekend. Here’s DU’s notes preview package and a new video preview from SCSU.

Bemidji State hosts Alabama-Huntsville in a rematch of former College Hockey America and Division II rivals. Here’s a video interview of BSU coach Tom Serratore.

Michigan Tech travels to UP rival Northern Michigan. Here’s the preview notes for the single game on Friday.

The Russian Red Stars play North Dakota in an exhibition on Saturday.

The WCHA announced its players of the week earlier.

MSU-Moorhead is struggling to raise the cash needed to start a D I program in fall 2013.

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6 Responses to Thursday reading: Previews, videos, other news

  1. vizoroo says:

    Where will Scott Winkler be? Thought he was from Norway.

    Glad to see you’re keeping us updated. Even DU fans appreciated your cc hockey coverage. :-}

    • He is over in Slovenia trying out for the Norwegian men’s national team for a European tournament. If he doesn’t make it, he’ll stay in Norway for Christmas with his family.

    • Thank you.

  2. Skorpeo says:

    Joe, Glad to see you’re still around. I enjoy your coverage. Is there anyway to get video highlights of the games? Somebody was standing in front of me during CC’s third goal on Saturday.

    • Not that I’m aware of. I’ll do a search and get back to you.

      • Skorpeo says:

        Thanks.

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