Short update today because I’ve been busy with a lot of other things (including speaking to high school journalism students… scary, I know).
Most teams in college hockey played an exhibition contest over the weekend to get ready for next weekend’s season opener. Only one result was really eye-opening. That was the University of Denver’s 2-1 loss to New Brunswick.
The Pioneers did outshoot UNB 38-21 in that game, but managed just one shorthanded goal. Fire Gwoz.
Colorado also happens to be the place where perhaps the biggest story in college hockey is currently unfolding. Air Force had to cancel its exhibition game Monday night because of the government shutdown, and now the Falcons may not be able to travel to Anchorage for their season-opening tournament this weekend.
Congrats to our inept government (I know that there are blog readers who are air traffic controllers and border patrolmen who are currently working for free, too).
The most notable performance by UND recruits this weekend came in the USHL, where Fargo Force goalie Cam Johnson posted a 34-save shutout at Muskegon.