January 5, 2012 Leave a comment
North Dakota announced that sophomore forward Derek Rodwell is out for the season with a shoulder injury. North Dakota already is playing without Rocco Grimaldi, Corban Knight, Mario Lamoureux and Derek Forbort.
New National Collegiate Hockey Conference commissioner Jim Scherr is a veteran sports administrator but does not have a ton of hockey experience as the St. Cloud Times points out. That’s a fair question, but a good hire for director of hockey operations should assuage any misplaced fears.
The Grand Forks Herald reports Scherr’s salary is $150,000 a year.
Brian Gomez continues to do a sound job on the the CC beat. His NCHC commissioner announcement sidebar has good info on future CC foes and the likely 24-game league slate. Here’s his main announcement story.
There’s hope for CC fans that sophomore Jaden Schwartz will play in Friday’s home game against Cornell. I’m guessing he will.
The WCHA announced its players of the week. CC’s Mike Boivin was nominated.
Here’s an update on Minnesota State, which continues to have injury troubles.
Legendary Notre Dame icon Lefty Smith passed away.
Game preview notes for this weekend:
Alabama-Huntsville at No. 10/11 Denver
Notre Dame at No.3 /5 Minnesota;