Wednesday, September 15, 2010

Husky News and Notes

Okay, so again I am having a tough time keeping up with all the great Husky Hockey stories out there. So, here are some important Husky Hockey items:
  • Inside College Hockey has reported via Twitter that "Gopher hockey game at TCF Bank Stadium in 2011-12 season to be announced soon. Don Lucia tells INCH the date and opponent are set." I have also heard speculation that the game will coincide with Hockey Day Minnesota. What do you suppose the chances are that St. Cloud State is the Gophers opponent? After all, St. Cloud State is the best collegiate hockey team in the state of hockey. St. Cloud State is also the second largest university in Minnesota. I would LOVE for St. Cloud State to play in this outdoor game. You can check out a previous post of mine where I discussed this possibility if the MN Wild got a Winter Classic. I will keep you posted as more information comes.
  • The St. Cloud Times is reporting that former Husky John Swanson will play a second season for the Idaho Steelheads. Swanson was an ECHL All-Star last season during his rookie year. John Swanson was a fan favorite during his time at St. Cloud because of his local connection (played HS hockey at St. Cloud Tech). You can also read a separate blog post here about Swanson's experiences with new assistant coach Steve Johnson and his time working with other former Husky (and former Sioux Falls Stampede player) Andreas Nodl during the off-season in Sartell.
  • Great blog post coming today from former Sioux Falls Stampede player, former St. Cloud State player, current commentator for Husky Productions, and fellow Husky Hockey blogger Mike Doyle over at The Hockey Hair-All. The blog is titled "Fans should take ownership of online GRIPE" and deals with the often negative (and anonymous) comments that find their way onto otherwise great blog articles. Husky Hockey fans have seen this most recently (and unfortunately very prominently) with anything mentioning Husky captain Aaron Marvin. Please visit Doyle's website to read his post. It is definitely worth your time to read it. I would especially encourage anyone who wishes to say anything negative about Marvin (or really anyone else) on a blog to first read Doyle's article and to think before posting.

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