I’m not going to post the new polls today because there were like three games since the last ones came out.
The big news around the WCHA today is that Wisconsin’s Nic Kerdiles — the Herald’s top-ranked forward recruit in the league — has been ruled ineligible this year by the NCAA. Wisconsin is appealing the ruling.
In a very surprising move, former UND goalie Aaron Dell has been released/been put on waivers in the ECHL.
No word on what Dell’s next step is, but this has got to be part of a trickle down effect of the NHL lockout. Players get bumped down, some get displaced.
Chay Genoway was asked by the Minnesota Wild to fill out his WCHA preseason poll ballot. Genoway voted UND first and Minnesota last (Denver second-to-last and St. Cloud State third-to-last). Check out this comical poll here.
No update on Michael Parks yet. Parks went down with a leg injury in the third period of Saturday’s exhibition. Hopeful to get some sort of an update Wednesday.
Today was the 19th birthday of UND defenseman Jordan Schmaltz. His sister tweeted an old school picture of the blue liner. Looks like he’s been ready for this season for a while (@kmschmaltz6).