Sunday, September 28, 2008

Alaska Defends Us from Teenagers; Also Russians, Probably

The University of Alaska started off the Dallas Ferguson Era with a convincing 4-0 exhibition win over the US NTDP U18 team.

Earlier this week, I mentioned that it could be a very difficult season in Fairbanks, but last night seemed to show a lot of promise. Freshman Carlo Finucci showed promise as an offensive force, and could create a powerful second line to play behind the two Knelsen brothers and Dustin Sather. Both Sather and Finucci led their respective Jr. B leagues in scoring. The Nanooks should also have good goaltending in senior Chad Johnson.

They likely won't be competing at the top of the league this year, but they may be able to surprise some people and win a few more games than expected.


Anonymous said...

Wow, it's news to me that the BCHL and AJHL are Jungle B Leagues. Last time I checked they were Junior A, Tier II. Chris, you bring great knowledge to all of us. Whatever you do, do not give these players due credit because of your obvious contempt for both Alaska programs and the state in general.

Anonymous said...

nick pryor will be signing with the Kelowna rockets of the WHL in the next few days