Sunday, March 11, 2007

Sunday Afternoon Updates

An article featuring former Thunder Bay Flyer, Ryan Johnson.

Sharkspage gives brief blurbs about draft eligible players who are in the USHL or could be soon. These players include: Craig Smith (Waterloo), Kent Patterson (Cedar Rapids), Joshua Turnbull (Waterloo), Aaron Palushaj (Des Moines), Travis Erstad (Lincoln), Corey Chakeen (Chicago), Drew LeBlanc (Chicago), Mark Olver (Omaha), Colby Cohen (Lincoln), and Nick Larson (Omaha).

Corson Cramer stops 36 shots, makes history.

Cramer became the first goalie to post a shutout for the Jr. Blue Jackets. Cramer is going to help keep Ohio in many of their games, and they will be spoilers down the road.

CCHA Scholar-Athlete team includes several former USHLers.

CCHA announces 3 finalists for their annual awards.

Former USHLers up for contention:
Rookie of the Year: Ryan Thang (Sioux Falls/Omaha) and Jarod Palmer (Tri-City).
Best Offensive Defenseman: Sean Collins (Sioux City).
Best Defensive Defenseman: Sean Collins (Sioux City).
Best Defensive Forward: Jeff LoVecchio (River City).

Phoenix Coyotes talk about their prospects in the WHL. Players include Martin Hanzal (Omaha) and former futures pick of Sioux City, Peter Mueller.

WCHA announces the players that made their All-Academic Team. I count 42 former USHL players included.

WCHA Offensive player of the week is shared with former Lancer Evan Kaufmann and Justin St. Louis. WCHA Defensive Player of the week was awarded to Joe Finley (Sioux Falls). Several other former USHLers were nominated as well. Link here

Soon-to-be Chicago Steel player, Ryan McDonagh, has won the Mr. Hockey Award in Minnesota.

I should have a new feature posted sometime tonight. This feature will be on a player in the West Division.

Paul Stastny just recorded an assist in Colorado's game today, setting a new record for consecutive games with a point at 18. Stastny took the record from Teemu Selanne.

Way to go Paul.


Anonymous said...

Looks like DM got spanked by the Jackets in front of a pack the house crowd of 1676, I really dont know which of those two facts is the funniest.

Anonymous said...

wow, Dm beat Ohio in front of less than 500

Anonymous said...

Max giese seems to like the mid west boys Craig Smith 17 pts to be drafted i dont know about that with those numbers does he really watch the games

Anonymous said...

Ryan McDonagh is going to play for the US National Team in the World Championships next month, which I would assume means he won't be joining the Steel. He is joining Wisconsin next season, so it looks like the Steel are not going to be able to get him on their roster.

Ryan said...

probably the smartest thing he'll ever do in his hockey career...never show to Chicago.