‘‘There was a week there where I was skating by myself, completely healthy, waiting for a team to call,’’ Hoffman said. ‘‘I definitely spent two or three nights wondering if my career would ever get going again.’’Stars coach Steve Johnson has signed a 2 year contract extension.
An interesting note:Tonight marks the last night of first round playoff action. Sioux City travels to Kearney tonight to determine the winner in this best of seven series. Tri-City will be without goaltender Aaron Rock, as he had to go back home for a medical emergency. This should be an excellent game to watch. Good luck to both teams.
Forwards Jason Gregoire and Patrick Johnson, and veteran goaltender Bryan Hogan have each made college commitments, but may return for another year of development before jumping to the college ranks.
Second Round Almost Set.
Second Round Playoff Schedule (tentative)
Wednesday, May 2
Waterloo at Indiana 7:05 p.m.
Tri-City or Sioux Falls at Des Moines
Friday, May 4
Indiana at Cedar Rapids 7:05 p.m.
Des Moines at Sioux City or Sioux Falls
Saturday, May 5
Cedar Rapids at Waterloo 7:05 p.m.
Sioux Falls at Tri-City or Sioux City at Sioux Falls
Third Round Playoff Schedule (tentative)
Saturday, May 12
East Seed 1 vs. West Seed 2
West Seed 1 vs. East Seed 2
Sunday, May 13