Thursday, December 14, 2006


UW recruit Scott Gudmandson's play and playing time has been erratic with the Omaha Lancers of the USHL. Their coaching staff has had a very quick hook, and it seems that Gudmandson has seen enough. He is apparently headed to Salmon Arm of the BCHL to finish out the season. There is also a mention of the Nick Pryor injury in this article as well.

USA Hockey has a nice article up on goaltender Emily Brookshaw of Bemidji State, who is from Webster, Wisconsin.

According to Hockey Thoughts, U-17 USNTDP forward Vinny Saponari has Wisconsin as his front-runner. While Saponari is a great player, it is surpising to see the Badgers after more forwards for 2008 and/or 2009, as they would seem to need more forwards for either of those years about as much as I need to make a second trip through the buffet line. Matt Ford is the only forward to graduate prior to the 2008 season, and Gorowsky, Street and Skille are the only forwards set to graduate prior to the 2009 season, and Skille will likely be gone after this season. Slated to arrive in 2008/2009 at forward already for UW are Derek Stepan, Brock Montpetit, Jordy Murray, Craig Smith, Matt Thurber and Chris Hickey, although as I've said all along, I have to believe they'll bring Hickey in for 2007...and that looks to make more sense than ever.