Nothing amuses me more than poor headline writing from editors. This article from the Massachusetts Daily Collegian features UMass coach Don Cahoon trying to be diplomatic about playing last place Merrimack. And the headline reads, "UM Visits Lowly MC". Not that Merrimack isn't lowly, but still, it's not a great idea to put bulletin board material in the headline of an article.
The Scouting News has a brief archived article on Luke Moffatt, who is supposedly one of the best 1992 birthdates in North America. Luke's father, Lyle, played at Michigan Tech before having a long pro career, including a stint with the Winnipeg Jets in the WHA/NHL. Luke plays in Phoenix and is expected to be a top draft pick in the WHL draft this spring.
Bowling Green recruit Jaco Cepis is leading the USHL is scoring with 29 points, followed by Omaha recruit John Kemp. Michigan recruit Aaron Palushaj is one of three players tied for third with 25 points.
Todd Rudasill still leads the NAHL in scoring with 45 points, followed by Kyle Schmidt. Nick Hopper has the best GAA, beating out Minnesota State recruit Austin Lee by .001, though Lee leads the league with a .942 SV%.
The AJHL continues to be dominated by older players, with the exception of Michigan Tech recruit Bennett Royer, who is second in the league in scoring. Drayton Valley's Andrew Cherniwchan is still the highest scoring '89 birthdate in the league.
In the BCHL, Denver recruit Tyler Bozak is still the leading scorer, followed by Michigan Tech recruit Casey-Pierro Zabotel. Recruits for six different WCHA/CCHA teams are in the top 20 in BCHL scoring.
'89 birthdate Jared Rickord leads the MWEHL Midget Major AAA league in scoring with 16 points in league games. His numbers have no doubt been aided by Miami recruit Max Cook, who leads the league with 11 assists.
In the Midget Minor league, Michigan recruit A.J. Treais leads the league in scoring with 27 points, followed by his Little Caesar's linemates Shane Berschbach and Ryan Misiak. Highly-recruited Kenny Ryan is tied with two other players for fourth in the league.
Rachel Blount points out that the University of Minnesota hockey team is the only major sports team in Minnesota that isn't an embarassment.
There's sort of a crazy situation going on with the Tucson Tilt Jr. B team. Junior Hockey Blog has all the gory details. From what I can tell, the Tilt were planning on moving from Tuscon to Topeka, and then they discovered that the team has no money. It was originally thought that the team was owned in part by a bunch of professional poker players from Full Tilt Poker, but it turned out that they just gave a bunch of money to the franchise for sponsorship. Daniel Negreanu, one of those poker pros, basically said all of his involvement with the franchise was purely financial. Anyway, it sounds like an ugly situation and hopefully everything gets worked out. I hate to see any junior program have to fold.