The blog Belle Tire Wizards, which chronicles Belle Tire's Midget Minor team, had an interesting post on goalies in the NHL. From the article:
(1) There has been 10 goalies who have played at least one game in the NHL this season who played in the Ontario Hockey League. The average age of those 10 goalies is 29 years old.Belle Tire and Compuware will both be competing at the International Silver Sticks tournament in Ontario this weekend.
(2) There has been 10 goalies who have played at least one game in the NHL this season who played NCAA College Hockey. The average age of those 10 goalies is 29 years old.
Miami head coach Rico Blasi discussed Miami's new recruits.
You've got to scroll way down, but Kevin Allenspach's blog says Jared Festler and Drew LeBlanc both faxed in their letters of intent to St. Cloud.
This isn't western, but Merrimack swept Maine last weekend. We're not yet to December and the Warriors have already doubled their win total from all of last year.
This week's USCHO poll says the top 6 teams in the country are all in the west.
Minnesota State signed four during the early signing period. They also probably deserve some sort of award for getting that release out by 4:30 in the afternoon the Wednesday that the early signing period started.
For the second straight year, former WCHA players are dominating the list of top rookie scorers in the NHL. Every WCHA program except for Denver and St. Cloud have an alum in the top 30 in rookie scoring so far this year: Jonathan Toews(UND, 2nd), Steve Wagner(MSU, T-8th), Tom Gilbert(UW, T-16), Erik Johnson(UM, T-21), Matt Niskanen(UMD, T-21), Chris Conner(MTU, T-28), Curtis Glencross(UAA, T-28), and Brett Sterling(CC, T-28)