Thursday, July 29, 2010

Goin' to Camp

A couple of Husky Hockey players recently made headlines at their Prospect Development Camps:

Current St. Cloud State forward Nick Oslund and incoming freshmen defenseman Nick Jensen participated in the Red Wing's Development Camp. In this article with the Detroit Free Press, Nick Oslund commented that he still could not stop thinking about how the Huskies season ended last year. Oslund said, "My primary focus is at St. Cloud. Last spring, losing that game to go to the Frozen Four, it stings everyone on our team." He went on to say, "We have a good group of guys coming back, so we know the potential is there." I am glad to hear that although our boys are hard at work at Development Camp they are still gearing up for the year at St. Cloud. I couldn't agree more with Oslund's assessment that "the potential is there". St. Cloud State should have another fantastic season and could very well be a top team in the WCHA and in NCAA Div. I hockey as a whole.

Goalie Mike Lee came into St. Cloud State last year with high expectations. Despite a somewhat mediocre start, Lee did end up leading SCSU to their first NCAA tournament win. During the regular season, Mike Lee ended up splitting time in the net with Dan Dunn to form one of the best goaltending tandems in college hockey. Personally, I believe he will continue to improve at St. Cloud State and could end up as one of the best goalies ever to play for the Huskies. During the summer, Lee spent time at the Phoenix Coyotes Development Camp. During the development camp Mike Lee talked about winning the gold medal at the World Junior Championships and about his first year at St. Cloud State. About his freshment year, Mike said, "I’m glad to get that one year under my belt and I’m looking forward to a new year." Me too too.

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