Quick update here before I have to catch my flight to Michigan.
All three goaltenders are fully participating in practice and will travel to Michigan. UND coach Brad Berry has not announced a starting goalie for Friday night yet, so this weekend could be interesting.
Berry said that everyone is going to be on this road trip as UND isn’t limited by conference legislation. He said it’s important for players who aren’t in the lineup to join team activities.
UND will have a team Thanksgiving dinner tonight at The Ralph. UND travels to Michigan tomorrow and will have a regular team meal on Thursday night as well, but the Thanksgiving feast is tonight.
The hot college hockey topic this week has been College Hockey News’ story on the Big Ten’s proposal to set a younger age limit in the sport.
Berry said he’s “not a fan at all” of the legislation.
I’ll also have some more on all of the ties in college hockey.
Also, you’ll want to check out my Q&A with Christian Wolanin in Friday’s paper. He’s from nearby Rochester, Mich., and he made it clear that none of the Michigan schools were interested in him. He has a chip on his shoulder, you could say.
UND is expecting to run into Jim and Darcy Greene, the parents of Matt Greene, who work at Michigan State. If you remember, Michigan State was Greene’s dream school. They offered him but later pulled that offer. Greene ended up at UND and winning a couple of Stanley Cups.
The Greenes frequently travel to watch UND play to this day.