Friday, February 2, 2007

News and Notes

Ohio "traded" veteran forward Donnie Hallmark to Mahoning Valley of the NAHL and activated forward Jason Simota from the IR.

Chicago added Richard Manley to their roster after dropping Milhouse. Manley, last I knew, was playing with the USNTDP program.

USHL features Ryan Martindale and Mitch Lebar.

Ryan is on the radar screen of Division 1 hockey, and when asked what he knows about it Ryan gave an honest answer. "I don't know a whole lot, but I have visited Boston University and Michigan State. I have seen practices, not games".

When it comes to college hockey, he has knowledge of it yes. "I have been to 3 games, Miami vs Nebraska and Michigan vs Ferris state, and I loved it. The environment is unbelievable. As for the game, it is more of a faster paced game, less crap that goes on after the whistle, the game goes by quickly". When asked about the general knowledge of college hockey with Ontario Canada boys, Mitch says, "I think every kid knows about college hockey, but it depends on how much they are interested in it, and look into it. Most kids in Ontario think the OHL route, but if you get involved, you pick up more about it. I researched a lot of it myself, you go online, look up stats, catch a game, and you learn and compare both college and the OHL, you see the pros and cons of both".

USHL also features Niagara University.

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1 comment:

Anonymous said...

In a press release distributed earlier this week, the expansion New York Titans of the National Lacrosse League (NLL) announced that their Jan. 27 tilt against the Rochester Knighthawks featured on Sportsnet New York (SNY) registered a higher Nielsen television rating than its head-to-head competition, New York Islanders hockey on Fox Sport New York (FSNY) and the New Jersey Devils hockey on MSG.

The Titans-Knighthawks game earned a .14 rating on SNY for its 8:00 to 10:15 p.m. Saturday telecast, while the Islanders-Sabres game on FSNY from 7:00 to 9:45 p.m. on Saturday earned a .11 rating.

The Sabres are the tops in the Eastern Conference and a favorite to be one of the two teams in the Stanley Cup Finals this season.

The Titans other competition, a New Jersey Devils-Florida Panthers game on MSG from 7:30 to 10:00 p.m., earned a .01 rating according to Nielsen.

And what exactly does a .01 rating mean?

According to a story published Friday in the New York Times, it means that 736 of over 7 million homes in the viewing area, tuned in to watch the second-best team in the Eastern Conference during the 7:30 to 10 p.m. time slot.


And so do 736 other fans.

736 out of 7,000,000