Saturday, September 08, 2007

College Hockey Blogflash (September 8)

An elongated blogflash for your weekend…

● Donald at the UAA blog has been busy. First, Donald analyses Alaska-Anchorage’s incoming freshman class. Second, an interview with easily my favorite college hockey radio play-by-play man.

● Staying in Alaska, up in Fairbanks, the Nanooks recently picked up a pair of new commitments, according to the Nannook Hockey Blog. One of which soon to be making the trip to Alaska is Nik Yaremchuk, who played for the AJHL’s Sherwood Park Crusaders last season (20g-19a-39pts.). The other, Jarret Granberg, played for the AJHL’s Brooks Bandits (23g-24a-47pts.) and participated in the league’s top prospects game last season.

● LSSUHockey.com reports Lake Superior State has picked up a new recruit in Daniel Barczuk. Barczuk logged ice-time with the Ohio Jr. Blue Jackets of the USHL last season, amassing nine goals, 13 assists, and 22 points.

Interestingly, when you Google Daniel Barczuk’s name, results #3 and #4 link to hockeyfights.com. For those who are wondering, Barczuk participated in two brawls in his career.

Colorado College, according to the WCHA Blog, added another commitment to their 2008 roster in forward Tim Hall. Hall, a Sewickley, Pennsylvania native, along with LSSU commitment Barczuk, played for the USHL’s Ohio Jr. Blue Jackets last season, accumulating 17 goals, 14 assists, and 31 points in 56 games. Hall also recently played for the United States Under-17 Select Team.

Speaking of CC, the WCHA blog also recently named Colorado Springs, Colorado its 3rd favorite WCHA city. The hockey home for the Tigers received an “A” rating, thanks in part to Colorado Springs’ beauty and city atmosphere, as well as relatively decent ticket availability.

● An update from last week… Chris at WCH reports that incoming Swiss recruit Luca Cunti will, after all, play for St. Cloud State after nearly not getting through the NCAA Clearinghouse. More information can be found here. (Update: The issue involving Cunti has been further clarified by Kevin Allenspach. Cunti has reportedly not gotten through the NCAA Clearinghouse yet, however he is currently taking classes at SCSU. You can take a look at K. Allenspach’s blog here.)

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