Sunday, January 20, 2008

Bits and Blurbs

The Badger men narrowly defeated Alaska Anchorage Friday by a score of 2-1 and had to settle for a come from behind 4-4 tie on Saturday.

Andy Baggot writes that Red Line Report has UW's 2008-2009 recruiting class ranked #5. Having a class ranked #5 is great, but I don't even think the coaches know which recruits will step foot on campus next year, besides Matt Thurber and Ryan Little, as well as transfer Tom Bardis.

Terry Frei from the Denver Post had a chat with Kyle Turris last weekend, as well as Coyotes general manager Don Maloney. Frei's impression of how long Turris will be at UW might surprise you....he believes Turris will stay for his Sophomore season.

The Badger women completed their sweep of Ohio State with a 4-1 victory.

The Dubuque Telegraph Herald has a piece on former UW Assistant Troy Ward. Luke Strand, a former coach for the Green Bay Gamblers and the Head Coach at UW-Eau Claire is also mentioned in the article as he is on the Houston Aeros staff with Ward.

The #3 ranked UW-Stevens Point women's hockey team won both Friday and Saturday over UW Eau Claire to remain unbeaten this season at 13-0-1. Their 15 game unbeaten streak is currently the longest in all of college hockey.

I stumbled onto the website for Bela Hockey about 3-4 weeks ago and have been meaning to mention it. They claim to be the first hockey brand just for girls, and the company is owned and operated by a couple of hockey moms (Anna Cloutier & Justine Carlisle) as well as Cammi Granato.