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.