Happy Friday, folks.
● The bullets, as you can see, are back from a vacation.
● CHN reports that Aaron Broten and John MacInnes will be inducted into the U.S. Hockey Hall of Fame’s class of 2007. Broten played two years for Minnesota before going pro, in which he won WCHA Freshman of the Year in 1979-80, and recorded a still-standing Gopher record for most points in 1980-81 (47g-59a-106pts). John MacInnes coached at Michigan Tech from 1956-82, where he went 555-295-39 and won three national championships. Read the CHN article here.
● The US Under-18 Team playing in the Ivan Hlinka Memorial Tournament picked up their first tournament victory yesterday, beating
● Now for something that I completely missed a while back, but is worth noting nonetheless. Recently, at his Robert Morris blog, Andrew Chiappazzi and the sport of hockey were the targets of a minor backlash. Mainly, one reader of the Colonials Corner blog thought hockey was illegitimate and irrelevant in comparison to the basketball and football programs that RMU currently puts forth.
So, in response, Andrew has posted a nice little explanation regarding why hockey is important to the greater good of the RMU athletic program, and why hockey should be the subject of praise, not mockery. As an outsider looking in, it’s a simple, dirty, and very correct explanation, in my opinion, and it gives some insight to the smaller-size CHA program.