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Sunday, November 12, 2006

Monday News

Yes, I know... I haven't been blogging as much as usual recently. Fact is, there's not been a lot of news (unless you want to hear me rant some more about WSHL commish Ron White's latest gross misconduct). Yes, college commitments are starting to roll in, but there are plenty of other sources for that info, starting with Chris Heisenberg's list of 2007 recruits.

Better late than never, right? Fans, players, and parents of the now defunct Fort Worth Texans of the WSHL can now purchase Thorne Cup Championship items. With the team cratering in slow motion most of the season, this sort of thing wasn't a priority to anyone. Like my blog items on CafePress, I'm not going to get rich on this stuff.

My other plug for the day is to Oklahoma's club program. They are current ranked 4th in the nation and undefeated at 15-0. I've enjoyed watching this program develop the last few years. This weekend's victim was 11th ranked Arizona. It's not often a team can walk out of Tucson with a pair of wins. The Sooners' program has upgraded their recruiting recently, and it's paying off. You pretty much need to be a top Junior B or 3rd/4th line Junior A player to get any interest from Norman these days.

On the other side of life... is it me, or are the three-time reigning NAHL champion Texas Tornado looking rather ordinary this season?

Williams Lake now a third of the way towards funding a new arena...

WHL enforces a little accountability on one of their referees...

Here's a nice little puff piece on the US NTDP from The Sporting News...

Scheduling changes lead to an overall downturn in BCHL attendance...

Traverse City goalie set to become the NAHL's youngest player. Come to think of it, the last time I saw a 15 year old goalie in the NAHL was some kid names Al Montoya, who can't seem to get out of Hartford. But hey, the kid's only 21, so he's got time.

Comments on "Monday News"


Anonymous Anonymous said ... (10:01 PM, November 12, 2006) : 



Blogger WCharles said ... (11:56 AM, November 13, 2006) : 

As for the Tornado, I don't know that it is so much that they look ordinary as it is that St. Louis and Santa Fe look really, really good so far. I won't see the Roadrunners live until December 1, but looking at their record and boxscores, they seem to be doing great on the ice (here's hoping their attendance improves). I have seen the Bandits, and they are flat out impressive all the way around. They seem to have a real mental focus and confidence that could put them over the top this year. The 'Nados don't seem to have quite the talent level of the last two years, but they still have plenty of talent, and--as much as I hate to admit it--Curtale is a damn good coach, and I expect him to find a way to get his current personnel working better as the season progresses. And if my Wildcats start playing with some consistency, things are going to once again be very interesting in the South division.


Blogger WCharles said ... (12:06 PM, November 13, 2006) : 

And speaking of OU and the Wildcats, how are Jordan Novak and Robert Hetrick doing at OU?


Blogger Marc Foster said ... (12:11 PM, November 13, 2006) : 

Novak has played in 11 of 15 games, and has 5 goals and 5 assists to go with 63 PIMS (his mouth has gotten him some 10 minute misconducts).

Hetrick has played in 14 games and has 5 goals and 7 assists, and 30 PIMS.


Anonymous Anonymous said ... (1:05 AM, November 14, 2006) : 

Come On Marc...

Tell me about Mr White!


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