Saturday reading: CC-UND reaction, MSU video

2012-13_Winkler_UND1No. 7 North Dakota gets impressive coverage from the Grand Forks Herald, as usual.

Here is the UND beat writer’s take, the columnist’s viewpoint that traveled to Colorado Springs, The Gazette’s version, CCTigers.com,  mine for USCHO, and North Dakota athletics.

Here are more notes and links from the Herald and The Gazette.

Minnesota State defeated visiting Bemidji State 3-0 in a men’s college hockey game played in Mankato, Minn., Friday, Nov. 30. MSU senior forward Eriah Hayes contributed a between-the-legs, no-loss pass to assist on MSU’s second goal scored by Zach Lehrke at the 16:00 mark of the second period.

More Saturday morning reading: CC at Wisconsin, BU at North Dakota, St. Cloud State at Denver, Hits to the head videos

The local daily sent a reporter to Madison (well done, Gazette) and here is what he wrote on Friday’s OT win.

Congrats to Eammon McDermott for recording three assists. Here is the CC athletics’ game story. Charlie Taft is interviewed thanks to his father’s Wisconsin connections by the Wisconsin State Journal.

Here is the Grand Forks Herald game story on No. 5 North Dakota’s 4-2 home win over No. 12 Boston University and a column on walk-on Connor Gaarder, who scored a hat trick. A walk-on getting a hat trick? Only a program like North Dakota can get talent like that without a scholarship. Here are other notes and links.

The St. Cloud Times had a good-sized writeup on the Huskies’ 3-0 road win over No. 3 Denver.

Here is a column on Friday night’s hits to the head with video available.

Friday reading: CC, Michigan, Tech, UNO, Mankato, Huntsville, WMU

Here is the Gazette’s preview for this weekend. Here is my season preview on USCHO.

Lake Superior State 4, Michigan Tech 2

Sophomore forward Blake Pietila and junior forward Dennis Rix each scored l but Michigan Tech lost  to Lake Superior State on Thursday evening at Taffy Abel Arena

RIT 5, No. 3 Michigan 4 OT

Michigan gave up three goals in the final frame and fell in overtime, 5-4, to RIT in their regular-season opener.

Freshman defenseman Jacob Trouba had the only multi-point night for Michigan, notching a power-play goal and an assist. After being deadlocked after three periods, it took only 14 seconds for RIT’s Adam Hartley to beat freshman goaltender Jared Rutledge in overtime. Rutledge finished the night with a total of 21 saves.

Minnesota State’s Eriah Hayes is featured  in this well-done article. Here is the season preview for their opening opponent, Alabama-Huntsville.

Nebraska Omaha got a commitment from the NAHL Player of the Month for September.

This Western Michigan defenseman got his fellow students to return a stolen CCHA championship banner by channeling his inner-Liam Neeson of Taken, not The Phantom Menace.

Wednesday reading: Preseason teams, AFA, Gophers, Mavs, Tech

The WCHA was sprinkled throughout the College Hockey News’ preseason first and second team honorees.

Air Force’s Adam McKenzie is one of the top 10 preseason defensemen according to USCHO.

Here is Wild beat writer Michael Russo’s first impressions of the Gophers.

Nebraska Omaha coach Dean Blais, pictured,announced that senior forward Brent Gwidt will serve as captain of the 2012-13 team, and junior forward Matt White and senior goaltender John Faulkner will be alternate captains.

“All three players have experience as captains for our team last year, and they are natural choices by their fellow players to again lead our team,” Blais said in a press release.  “We expect our captains to set good examples for their teammates both on the ice and off, and these three players have the ability to do that.”

Getting the ‘A’ certainly suggests Faukner has an edge in the battle for the No. 1 goalie job.

Tyler Elbrecht and Eriah Hayes are the Mankato captains.

Former Tigers Joey Crabb and Tim Hall were joined by Rangers forward Brandon Dubinsky on the ECHL Alaska Aces’ training camp roster.

Here is a look back at the formation of Hockey East. There are some familiar themes in there for WCHA fans.

Michigan Tech added its third defenseman commit in two weeks.

Here is the Western College Hockey Blog’s look at St. Cloud State.

Minnesota-Duluth will continue to reload, not rebuild. Here is a fan’s take on the Alaska-Fairbanks scrimmage.