Minnesota Duluth made an official move to Amsoil Arena on Monday and the News Tribune had an update here.
And there was one last look back at the DECC Arena here. You can see a photo of the final stick salute in the building here.
UMD freshman defenseman Justin Faulk of South St. Paul and North Dakota defenseman Derek Forbort of Duluth have been named to the preliminary United States team for the World Junior Championships. USA hockey has a release here.
When Yale University
of New Haven, Conn., rose to No. 1 in the Division I polls Monday, overtaking Minnesota Duluth, it was an historic moment for the Ivy League school. It was the first time in school history a mainstream team sport was rated No. 1, coinciding with the hockey team’s best start in….81 years, since going 16-0 in 1929-30. Yale is 10-1 and leads Division I in scoring with 5.09 goals a game. The New Haven Journal Register
has a story here.
Next up for UMD are road games Friday and Saturday at Minnesota. The Gophers
are coming off two closes losses at Minnesota State-Mankato. Coach Don Lucia’s thoughts on the losses and on the Bulldogs are at a Minneapolis Star Tribune
blog entry from Roman Augustoviz here.
In Division I strength of schedule, eight of the top 10 teams are from the Western Collegiate Hockey Association: 1. North Dakota, 2. Bemidji State, 3. Denver, 4. UMD, 5. Alaska Anchorage, 6. Boston College, 7. Michigan Tech, 8. Notre Dame, 9. Wisconsin, 10. Nebraska-Omaha.
New Hampshire senior right winger Mike Sislo of Superior had a career day Sunday, assisting in every goal in a 5-1 win over Vermont. New Hampshire’s second-leading scorer was named Hockey East player of the week. New Hampshire is ranked No. 3. The Portsmouth (N.H.) Herald has a game story here. A Hockey East release is here.
After signing as a free agent with Atlanta last week, former UMD center Tim Stapleton debuted with the Thrashers in Saturday’s game at Washington. He was on the ice for 7:38 and recorded no points.
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