Central Scouting Bureau: 2002 NCAA Rankings1. Boston University Terriers - Ryan Whitney, D 14 GP, 2 G, 8 A, 10 PTS
2. Notre Dame Fighting Irish - Rob Globke, W 15 GP, 5 G, 6 A, 11 PTS
3. Michigan State Spartans - Jim Slater, C 17 GP, 6 G, 11 A, 17 PTS
4. Michigan Wolverines - Eric Nystrom, W 17 GP, 7 G, 6 A, 13 PTS
5. Yale Bulldogs - Christopher Higgins, C 11 GP, 6 G, 5 A, 11 PTS
6. Minnesota Golden Gophers - Keith Ballard, D 17 GP, 4 G, 9 A, 13 PTS
7. Michigan Wolverines - Jason Ryznar, W 17 GP, 6 G, 3 A, 9 PTS
8. Boston University Terriers - Brian McConnell, C 14 GP, 3 G, 4 A, 7 PTS
9. North Dakota Fighting Sioux - Matt Jones, D 15 GP, 1 G, 2 A, 3 PTS
10. Minnesota Golden Gophers - Barry Tallackson, W 17 GP, 6 G, 2 A, 8 PTS
11. Michigan State Spartans - Lee Falardeau, W 16 GP, 3 G, 5 A, 8 PTS
12. Merrimack Warriors - M Read more »
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Dear Mr. Campbell;
In regards to the latest news coming from the NHL offices, surrounding the Saturday game between Anaheim and Calgary, allow me to offer the following comments.
Congratulations for the job you have done in making the NHL offices look even more ridiculous than they have in the past. I didn’t think that anyone could do a job worse than Brian Burke, but you definitely surpassed his level of incompetence. Your approach to dispensing “justice” has taken on a life of its own and has spurned much debate in regards to your approach for cleaning up the game. As opposed to formulating a consistent methodology in dealing with offenders, you have allowed many an ugly precedent to slide, instead choosing to deal with the perpetrators on a case-by-case basis and allow your own personal feelings and relationships to cloud your judgment. The perfect example was this past weekend’s clash between Anaheim and Calgary, where you suspended three men from the Flames organization and only one from the Ducks.
The game in question was very rough from the outset, and the officiating was some of the worst that has been seen in a good long time. The frustrations were high on both sides of the ice and something was bound to happen. Zero control of the game was displayed by either referee (Greg Kimmerly and Brad Meier), which exacerbated an already dangerous situation. Had either of these officials been competent in their duties the end result never would have transpired. Unfortunately neither official showed they had the ability to handle a game at the NH Read more »
By Mike Buskus
“First period” report
This started out as a “first quarter” (20 games out of 80) report but,
Not since the Albany River Rats won the Calder Cup in their second year
Damphousse currently is in New Jersey, as backup to Martin Brodeur.
Damphousse got a real “trial by fire” last year (2000-2001) with the
The Calder Corner
Medicine Hat Tigers’ forward Ryan Hollweg was recently selected to the USA WJC team. Here are his thoughts on the upcoming tournament as well as some interesting things you may not have known about.
Toronto, Ontario – The Ontario Hockey League today announced the weekly list
Each week, the Top Five Bantam Regional Rankings are selected by a panel of
The OHL Cup, which is sponsored by the Ontario Hockey League, showcases some
The champion from each of the Ottawa District Minor Hockey Association,
The Top Five Bantam Regional Rankings will be released each Tuesday leading
Regional Rankings – Week 5
1) Nepean Raiders
1) Oakville Rangers
The OHL season is creeping up on the halfway point and with the Canadian Junior camp opening up this week it’s a good time to review the progress of a few of the Knights.
Rick Nash-Hard to find too much bad to say about this guy, he has worked his way up into the top 5 scorers in the league, competes hard every night, uses his body, plays thirty minutes a game a lot of nights, and is hungry for the puck. He is the only 17 year old invited to try out for Team Canada, is rated the top skater in the OHL by central scouting and will likely be no lower than second in North America when they come out with those ratings. He is worth the price of admission most nights.
Dennis Wideman-This undrafted 18 year old defenceman is really rounding into top form. Now that Lubos Velebny has been dealt, he is the top defender on London and quarterbacks the power play. Is averaging exactly a point a game, his plus minus is respectable for the amount of minutes he plays, and is the best open ice hitter on the Knights. His strong points are his puck handling and shot, he has to bulk up a bit and make sharper passes on the breakout. Look for a team that needs some depth on D in their minor ranks to draft him next June in the later rounds.
Corey Perry-This sweet sixteen year old has had one impressive autumn. He was recently named to play for Team Ontario in the under 17 championships this Christmas. He is tall and lanky, but is like the Timex watch, he takes a licking and keeps on ticking. He never shies away from going to the Read more »
The Beatrice Ice Gardens was about half full of fans, scouts and media on Wednesday night to observe the second red and white game for the Canadian World Junior Team. With the first five cuts expected to come early Thursday morning this game was very important for those players on the bubble. This is especially true for the d-men since there are only 2 spots open on the blueline and 8 guys trying out. Here is a rundown of some of the players who impressed and also 5 players I believe will be going home Thursday.
Mike Cammalleri (LW) – The little dynamo from Michigan was probably the best player on the ice. He is skating very well and passing the puck beautifully. He also scored a very nice goal with a pinpoint accurate shot in the top corner.
Brian Sutherby (LW) – It is obvious that this guy had been playing with the big boys in the NHL for a while this year. He was a physical presence as well as showing good speed down the wing. Sutherby is a sure bet to win one of the available forward spots.
Scottie Upshall (LW) – Played very well, has good speed and works hard on every shift. He will also make the team in my opinion and will be a valuable asset. Looked much better than Nash. At this point I would say Upshall is ahead of Nash for the 2002 draft.
Matthew Lombardi (C) – It is obvious that Lombardi wants a spot on the team badly. He is working very hard and has great speed. He seemed to adapt to there being no red line very well, getting in behind the defense to spring himself Read more »