Random News Links

Well, captain’s practices have started on campus.  I’ve heard they’re going well and there are a lot of positives being said about the freshmen so far.  There are also rumors that the team had a special conditioning instructor this past weekend.  A former Marine who put them through their own boot camp.  Looks like Toot is planning on following through with his Navy Seal environment this season.

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The Springfield Republican is reporting what was first broken here on Fear The Triangle last week, that Coach Cahoon’s contract has been extended through 2013.

Dick Baker also has a short piece on Casey Wellman’s performance at the NHL Prospects Tournament in Traverse City, MI.  Wellman had a goal and an assist in the first game.

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Speaking of hockey in Michigan, John Parker and his Muskegon Lumberjacks got a chance to play a game on the ice of Joe Louis Arena, home of the Detroit Red Wings.

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Inside College Hockey is reporting that Penn State will officially announce their intention to join the college hockey ranks on Friday.  I’ve already gone on record as loving this.  Penn State has the size, the athletic tradition, and most importantly I guess the deep alumni pockets to do hockey well.

Of course the big question is what does it mean for the college hockey landscape, asks USCHO.  Sign me up as being pro Big 10/11/12 hockey.

USCHO has an interesting article on teams looking to win their first national championship that could do it this year, with looks at Hockey East’s Vermont and of course the University of New Hampshire.