Last night there was a very dangerous hit similar to the one that hurt Jack Jablonski in Winona that ended up in a brawl that saw 10 players ejected from the game. [MNHockeyHub]
A Tradition of Excellence has Fighting Sioux vs. Clarkson; Notes and Links. [Tradition of Excellence]
The Winnipeg Free Press has a great article on the UND hockey team’s trip to the MTS Center. UND Storms into the MTS Centre tonight for the first time our dear neighbors will play a game in Winnipeg. [Free Press]
Jayson has the UND Hockey Travel Blog post up. [UNDSPORTS.COM]
Brad Schlossman has a great story on the NCAA vs. CHL debate. [UND Hockey Blog]
Mike Chambers from the Denver Post wrote this interesting article in response to the University of Denver getting beat by Alabama-Huntsville Chargers in Denver last night. This is the second WCHA team that Huntsville has beaten this year. [Denver Post]
Chambers also has this blog post as a follow up. [Denver Post Blog]
Missing tonight were sophomore wingers Jason Zucker (rest from U.S. World Junior duty) and Beau Bennett (wrist), senior defenseman John Ryder (knee) and sophomore defenseman David Makowski (unknown) and sophomore goalie Sam Brittain (knee). All are expected back soon, although Brittain’s situation is a little dicey, given that a medical redshirt is an option. Zucker will be back Monday and play in next weekend’s must-sweep series against Bemidji State. Ryder and Makowski are key defensemen — Ryder as the shutdown, hard-hitting guy and Makowski the playmaker. Zucker and Bennett are future NHLers.
Looking at this list of injured players, it would appear that DU and UND are attempting to set records in man games lost during the regular season. The fact that both teams are in still in reach of a WCHA home series and an at large NCAA tourney bid is almost a miracle based on the players both squads have seen fall to injuries.