Thursday, December 14, 2006

Linkorama

Elliot Olshansky has a great article on the cyclical nature of college hockey. Michigan assist Mel Pearson affirms what I've been saying for a long time about the OHL's expansion killing the CCHA's prime recruiting ground.

Along those lines, the USHL CSB contiues to try to steer kids away from the OHL.

Western Michigan recruit Max Campbell was added as a "B" player to the NHL's Central Scouting List.

John Tavares didn't make it through the first round of cuts at Canada's camp. Youngsters Angelo Esposito, Keaton Ellerby, and Drew Doughty were among the 11 that were cut.

Jed Ortmeyer is back to practicing after having heart trouble earlier this year.

Wisconsin recruit Scott Gudmanson has left Omaha and is now playing for the Salmon Arm Silverbacks in the USHL.

Former North Dakota forward Hunter Bishop was supposed to be returning to the Vernon Vipers, but it sounds like he'll be playing for the Lincoln Stars instead.

INCH has Midseason reports on the WCHA and CCHA.

10 comments:

Anonymous said...

Word is that Hunter Bishop must play in the US or forfeit some college eligibility? Anyone know why he couldn't return to Vernon, BC this spring to play juniors? Is this a US/Canana player transfer rule or an NCAA eligibility rule?

Anonymous said...

He must take college classes that transfer to a US school.

Anonymous said...

So is that due to the 4-2-4 rule? What rule is there that a player must take classes every semester once the five year clock starts? I suppose it's in the NCAA transfer regulations but it's not clear (to me anyway) about a continued education requirment. Taking classes for a full academic year at the certifying institution before competion is clear, but returing to juniors for a semester before enrolling at the new school isn't clear (again to me).

Anonymous said...

inorder for a play to play without losing playing years. He must transfer with an Assc Deg. to not lose a year in college.
So...
1)N.Dakota/JR
2)JR
(needs to have Assc. Deg Done to have 3 yrs left)
3)College
4)College
5)College

Anonymous said...

If he were doing 4-2-4 that would make sense, and that he is planning to play juniors during the 07-08 season. How does it work if he does the 4-4 and only plays juniors this spring? I know he would sit out next season and could only practice with the new college team. So if he expects to play juniors only this spring and enroll next fall with a new 4 yr school wouldn't that just be a 4-4 transfer?

Anonymous said...

1)ND/Jr
2)New school-sits out
3)New school
4)New school
5)New school
Thats it.....Why sit out when you can play Jr for another yr.

Anonymous said...

Elliot Olshansky is the biggest tool, anything he writes is trash. I thought espn had a east coast bias.

STARS4LIFE said...

Lincoln Stars fan here, what type of player is Hunter Bishop? What are his strengths and weaknesses? Can't wait to have him here, we need players because we are injury prone.

Anonymous said...

http://www.vernonmorningstar.com/portals-code/list.cgi?paper=35&cat=40&id=796989&more=

Bishop update.

STARS4LIFE said...

Yeah I saw that, bummer.