The new polls came out Monday afternoon, and as expected, Miami is the new No. 1 team.
That means a bit more hype will be added on to this weekend’s showdown between the No. 1 RedHawks and No. 6 North Dakota in Oxford, Ohio. I wrote about that in today’s weekend update, which is a new feature we are rolling out this season.
I’ve heard a few NHL higher-ups are planning to attend the series, which will be the NCHC opener.
The hot-button topic this week is fighting in the USHL after a player began having convulsions on the ice after he hit his head at the end of a fight.
Chris Murphy of the Fargo Forum did a nice job detailing the incident in this story.
With all of the new data coming from Boston University regarding brain injuries, and with stories like this happening, it’s probably only a matter of time before other leagues start adopting college’s fighting rule.
UND recruit Trevor Olson, who was thought to have sustained a longterm injury, is already back in the lineup for Sioux City. Olson played on Friday night and had an assist in Sioux City’s win over Tri-City.
UND recruit Shane Gersich also scored in his first trip to World Arena. The U.S. Under-18 team lost to Colorado College.