Former UND player and assistant coach Cary Eades led his Sioux Falls Stampede team to the Clark Cup and a USHL championship over the weekend, sweeping Muskegon in the finals.
As previously reported here, Eades will now be introduced as the head coach of the Fargo Force, a development that has been a done deal for a couple of weeks now.
Eades will replace John Marks, who retired at the end of last season.
Every coach in Fargo’s short history has had ties to UND.
The Hockey News has published its top 100 prospects for the 2015 NHL Draft and a pair of incoming rookies are on it.
Forward Brock Boeser is at No. 14, while goalie Matej Tomek is at No. 61.
The report says Boeser needs to work on his skating, but his intensity is there.
“The most complete player among the ’97 birthdays int he USHL,” one scout told The Hockey News.
“He’s got a cannon for a shot. He’s quick, and he can find the soft spots in the offensive zone. Heavy kid, real powerful moves,” another scout told The Hockey News.
Tomek is a big goalie at 6-foot-3, who has a ton of potential.
Crookston’s Paul Bittner, who is playing in the WHL in Portland, is listed as the No. 17 prospect.
UND recruits and former East Siders Colton Poolman and Dixon Bowen have committed to play in Penticton in the BCHL next season.
The Fargo Force had the rights to both players.
The duo decided to head to a place that has developed a bunch of UND players, including Troy Stecher, a candidate to wear a letter on next year’s team. Current commit Gabe Bast is a defender in Penticton and former UND defenseman Nick Fuher is an assistant coach.
Graduation was held Saturday at UND. Six men’s players and three women’s players were among the graduates.
Big props go to Michelle Karvinen, who had this year of hockey taken away from her by the NCAA, but decided to stay in Grand Forks and finish her degree rather than play pro hockey in Europe.
Connor Gaarder wore his home white Sioux jersey from his freshman season underneath his graduation gown.