For today’s paper, I wrote a column about the NCAA tournament. Basically, I’d like for them to go with an idea that came up at last year’s AHCA convention in Naples, Fla.
They discussed going to a best-of-three series in the first round at the site of the higher seed. Then, there would be two super regionals (two games at each site) to determine the Frozen Four teams.
Read the story to hear the reasons behind it. What does everyone else think about it?
We always give out the Last Man Standing award here for the last Sioux player to be left playing his season. This year, the first round of the NHL playoffs were rough on former Sioux and there aren’t many left overall.
In the NHL, the only former Sioux left is Matt Smaby with the Tampa Bay Lightning, and Smaby hasn’t played yet in the playoffs.
In the AHL playoffs, the only Sioux left is Corey Fienhage with the Portland Pirates. And the only other former Sioux left playing, to my knowledge (let me know if I’m missing someone) is Aaron Schneekloth with the Central Hockey League’s Colorado Eagles.
There also is one recruit left. Mike Parks and the Cedar Rapids Roughriders are in the USHL semifinals.
J.T. Miller was on The Pipeline Show this week. You can listen here.
Wisconsin’s Jordy Murray is expected to do the same thing that his brother, Brady, did at UND: Leave early to go to Switzerland.