UND recruit Rocco Grimaldi is featured in this week’s Sports Illustrated — the one with Stan Musial on the cover.
It is the annual (or bi-annual?) "Where Are They Now?" edition of SI. To go along with the stories about what former athletes are doing today, there is a section called "Where Will They Be?" That’s where you’ll find Grimaldi.
Grimaldi is probably the country’s top 2011 recruit. He dominated competition with the U.S. Under-17 team last season, got moved up to the U18 team, and still was a dominant player.
Grimaldi will come to UND next fall. After that, he hopes to move on to an NHL career. Grimaldi says he’d like to be a pastor after his playing career is finished.
You can read some of the copy here (I guess they didn’t chat with him after he made his commitment).
The hard copy of SI should have a photo of Grimaldi as well. SI spent two-and-a-half hours shooting photos of him earlier this summer.
UND has had several features in the past year in Sports Illustrated. Previous, there have been articles on the Lamoureux family, Zach Parise, Jonathan Toews, Phil Jackson and Ben Jacobson and his UNI Panthers.
The Los Angeles Kings announced today that Matt Greene will be sidelined for three months because of shoulder surgery.
I believe Greene had planned on being back in Grand Forks to work out later this summer. He still might be back, but his workouts will probably be limited.
If he does, indeed, miss three months from the time of surgery, that means he’ll probably be out for one month of the regular season.
Greene is the alternate captain of the Kings. For more on this story, see the Kings’ site.
The World Junior evaluation camp begins tomorrow in Lake Placid, N.Y.
UND goaltender recruit Zane Gothberg, freshman defenseman Derek Forbort and freshman forward Brock Nelson are attending.
USA Hockey sent out a release this afternoon saying that recently signed NHL players Cam Fowler and Nick Leddy will not participate.
For a full roster and schedule of events, see the USA Hockey site.