Saturday, February 24, 2007

News and Notes

Tonight's game between Lincoln and Waterloo has been postponed. Des Moines and Tri-City game has also been postponed.

Sioux City-Cedar Rapids are playing on time tonight.

Storm named AMA Marketer of the Year.

A Star Tribune article featuring former Dubuque Fighting Saint player and Sioux Falls Stampede coach, Bob Motzko.

Chris Dilks makes note that Buccaneer forward Nate Dewhurst has made his choice to play his college hockey at DU in 2008 or 2009.

Mankato Free Press has an article about Travis Morin.

Mav Hockey Nation blog pays tribute to the MSU seniors. The only senior in this group that played in the USHL is Travis Morin, who played for Chicago.

Northern Michigan pays tribute to their seniors. Bill Zaniboni, Matt Maunu, and Rob Lehtinen have USHL ties.

USHL features Chad Lowry and David Valek.

Lowry has a bit of knowledge of college hockey, and feels that living in the major junior hockey hotbed of Kitchener/Waterloo that college hockey falls short in promoting their game to kids in Ontario, Canada. "I think I have gotten one thing from a college and it was a survey," Lowry said. "I have gotten 5 or 6 cover letters from OHL teams and OHL Central Scouting. As well, my team had a seminar with the OHL." With that said, he is well aware of the opportunity to play in the NCAA. When asked about his knowledge of college hockey, Lowry stated, "at Prospects a few years ago I went to a great seminar about NCAA hockey. They explained it to us, and I know it is good hockey for sure." When asked what college hockey needs to do to get the word out more, Lowry said, "I think they need to open up the rules a bit, let college coaches contact kids earlier."

Valek has a goal to play college hockey. "That is my main goal. I have season tickets to Michigan," Valek said. When asked about his impression of college hockey, Valek stated, "It is really great. I think it is much higher than juniors. I like it a lot more than the OHL, even the NHL. It is so much fun to watch, more spirit," Valek said.

USHL's college feature this time is St. Cloud State University.

USHL also has an article; Education: NCAA or the CHL.

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