Random updates

UND’s newest recruit, defenseman Christian Evers from the Omaha AAA U16 team, found out quickly how passionate UND fans are.

On the day his commitment to UND became public, he gained more than 100 followers on Twitter.

“The fans are amazing,” he said.

Find out a little more about Evers, including the list of teams that were interested in him, in this morning’s Herald story.

Evers is good friends with UND commit Chris Wilkie, who is off to a great start with the U.S. Under-17 team, tallying six points in six games. Evers hopes to get an NTDP invite next season like Wilkie.

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It was announced Tuesday that two former UND players will wear an ‘A’ in the AHL this season.

Chris VandeVelde will be an alternate captain of the Oklahoma City Barons (Edmonton Oilers’ farm team) and Taylor Chorney will do the same for the Peoria Rivermen (St. Louis Blues).

That feat is perhaps extra impressive this season considering all of the players who are dropping down to the ‘A’ because of the NHL lockout.

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The Pipeline Show compiled its top Canadians playing college hockey. It has Corban Knight on the first team and Andrew MacWilliam and Dillon Simpson on the second team. Read that here.

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ESPN says Jonathan Toews is the best player in the world under the age of 25.

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UND recruit Wade Murphy is an honorable (or honourable) mention for BCHL player of the week after tallying six points in two games. Murphy has 17 points in 8 games, making him the top point-per-game producer in the league.

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Media availability is this afternoon, so hopefully I’ll have an injury update on Michael Parks update at that time.

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