December 30th, 2011
by goon

There are two days left in 2011 (or about 1 1/2 days) and there is one more series to close out the year before we ring in 2012.

Roman Augustoviz from the Red Star Sickle and gives his spin on the Fighting Sioux Nickname debate. [Roman Empire]

According to Kevin Pates of the Duluth News Tribune, the much maligned University of Minnesota athletic director Joel Maturi has turned down a request to be interviewed for the commissioner of the National Collegiate Hockey Conference. [Rink and Run]

This week in the WCHA by Jim Rich is here. [Click to listen]

Inside Hockey has the series preview; North Dakota vs. Harvard Series Preview

According to Brad Schlossman, Mario Lamoureux tried to talk coaches into letting him play tonight, but he was unsuccessful. Mario’s out tonight.

Here is the link to the Harvard Crimson site that has the ins and outs of Harvard hockey. [click to view]

Joe Pasiley has his Friday reading: Previews and recaps [click to view]

According to North Dakota MHockey – Junior forward Corban Knight will return to the lineup tonight against Harvard.

Former Fighting Sioux defenseman Taylor Chorney has been suspended by the AHL for three games for an illegal check. [The AHL]

BReynolds from the Wilderness has this final blog post on the Cody McLeod hit on Jared Spurgeon. This article may make your blood boil or not. [SBNATION]

Michael Russo had Brendan Shanahan explain his troublesome decision to not suspend Av’s hack forward Cody McLeod.

Colorado’s Cody McLeod faced no discipline for his five-minute boarding major and game misconduct in Monday’s Wild loss.

In an interview with the Star Tribune on Wednesday, NHL disciplinarian Brendan Shanahan explained his decision. He said the NHL’s hockey operations and player safety departments looked at the check extensively.

“McLeod actually sort of reaches out with his hand almost in what appears to us to be an effort to gauge the distance and almost to let him know, ‘I’m here,’” Shanahan said. “Spurgeon digs in, applies the brakes and gets run into.”


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