Wednesday, December 12, 2007

More Odds and Ends

The Milwaukee Journal Sentinel has an article today about Waukesha CMH junior Jeff Costello. Costello was also featured last week in the Journal Sentinel's Preps Plus video. The latter interview is really nice, so check it out. (Thanks to Timster96 for the links!!) Costello will play for the Cedar Rapids RoughRiders next year and has verballed to Notre Dame for 2010.

Potential Badger recruit Patrick Wiercioch recently visited the University of Michigan. He is reportedly considering Wisconsin, Michigan, Michigan State, Denver, and New Hampshire. By the way, Wiercioch played last year for the BCJHL's Burnaby Express with current Badger Kyle Turris. (Props to Wojo for the heads-up on the article.)

USA Hockey has a nice article on Badger recruit Nick Pryor. Pryor is a defenseman for the USNTDP and has verballed to Wisconsin for 2009. (I stole this link from Todd Milewski; thanks Todd.)

Todd Milewski has updated stats for Badger alumni and recruits, as well as a brief update on Badgers Kyle Turris and Brendan Smith at Team Canada's WJC evaluation camp. Todd's trying to gauge reader interest in the WJC, so stop by his blog and leave him a note expressing your interest. The more coverage the better, right?

Badger alum and current Chicago Blackhawk Jake Dowell played 3 games on a broken foot (which, he said "kept swelling up and turning different colors") so that his parents could see him play in Chicago. He said, "I knew where they were sitting. As exciting as it was for them, it was twice as exciting for me to have them there."

Oilers blogger extraordinaire Lowetide profiles the Oilers' top prospects and gives some love to Badger alum Tom Gilbert.

And speaking of Tom Gilbert, this video is good for a laugh or two, as Gene Principe visits the house where Gilbert, Andrew Cogliano, and Sam Gagner live.

And finally, for those Badger fans who don't keep up with the rest of the WCHA as well as they'd like, Eric Levine has a nice little summary of the current state of the WCHA.

Oh, and I almost forgot (so much for my previous "finally"), I'd like to say "hi" to Brian and Linda Brandt, who I hear recently stumled upon (and apparently liked!) our humble blog. Their son Andy currently plays for the ECHL's Gwinnett Gladiators, where he has 10 pts (4G, 6A) and a +4 rating. (By the way, Mr. and Mrs. Brandt, if you have any updates or links regarding Andy that you'd like us to post, feel free to send them to me at