Weekly Wednesday Update

For the last time this season, the media gathered at Ralph Engelstad Arena for a press conference with coach Dave Hakstol. He touched on a number of subjects. 1. Chay Genoway will take some time to make his decision. Chay is an extremely smart individual (as evidenced by his GPA). He knows and understands his situation.…
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Blais Signs Contract Extension

I’m guessing this will not end speculation about his future, but Nebraska-Omaha signed coach Dean Blais to a two-year extension that will take him through 2014-15. In a statement, Blais said he anticipates finishing his head coaching career in Omaha. "This university is clearly committed to the success of the hockey program and I am…
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Hobey Hat Trick Announced

The Hobey Hat Trick was announced today and the WCHA has one guy left. Wisconsin’s Blake Geoffrion, Maine’s Gustav Nyquist and New Hampshire’s Bobby Butler are the three finalists. The bookies say smart money is on Geoffrion. He’s a senior, a captain and he plays in all areas of the game. He has progressed each…
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Forbort, Nelson, Gothberg Get Invites

A forward, defenseman and goalie recruit have been invited to participate in the NHL Combine in Toronto at the end of May. Warroad’s Brock Nelson, Duluth’s Derek Forbort and Thief River Falls’ Zane Gothberg are among the 100 players who received invites. The NHL’s Central Scouting Bureau picks out who the top 100 prospects are.…
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Forbort Makes U.S. U18 Roster

Derek Forbort will represent Team USA at the IIHF World Under-18 tournament from April 13-23 in Belarus. Forbort, a 6-foot-4, 195-pound defenseman, will wear No. 3 for the Americans, who are the defending champions at this tournament. Team USA beat Russia for the gold in Fargo last year. One notable part about this team is that…
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