Wednesday, September 16, 2009

Wednesday Stuff

I pretty much have got nothing. But I know everyone is dying for something. I'll do a full blown recruit update in a couple of weeks or perhaps sooner. For now I'll rundown what I do know.

The BCHL started last week. The Seawolves have 2 future recruits in that league this season. Wes McLeod is with the Prince George Spruce Kings. He picked up 1 assist in an 8-3 blowout applied by the Westside Warriors and 2 assists in a 9-2 thumping that Penticton put on them. Prince George looks perhaps to have some work to do.

UAA's only other current recruit in the "B" is Sam Mellor with the Trail Smoke Eaters. They've only played one game losing 4-2 to Merritt. Sam didn't show up on the scoresheet; he turns 17 in November, it may take him a measure of time to get used to the pace of the game. Or maybe he'll bag a hatty next time out?

Over in the AJHL, there are 3 current UAA recruits. The Spruce Grove Saints have two of them in Scott Allen and Brett Cameron. The Saints were highly regarded in the CJHL's preseason poll locking down the 4th spot. Scott Allen tallied a goal versus Sherwood Park on Saturday and Brett Cameron added a goal and an assist. I'm hoping to see both of these guys amongst the top scorers in the league at the end of the season.

A couple of years ago I noted somewhere here that UAA was actively recruiting a kid named Adam Henderson from the "A" and ultimately Adam chose Michigan State. I made some smart ass comment about nobody really "enjoying" playing for Rick Comely. In 27 games last season Adam managed one goal and one assist. I bet he didn't enjoy that. I mention all this because playing junior hockey again for Spruce Grove (and looks to be a linemate of Allen and Cameron) which likely means he'll be looking for a another school. Was UAA his 2nd choice back then? Suze said that staff were out on recruiting trips. Don't be surprised if we hear his name down the road.

Also in the "A" with the Okotoks Oilers is defenseman Quinn Sproule. He bagged his first goal of the season against the Olds Grizzlys last night in a 5-2 win for Okotoks.

The Alaska Avalanche handled Kenai River fairly easily in their first three games by a cumulative 17-5. UAA's single current recruit on that squad Matthew Friese was named the 1st Star in their first game last Friday night with a goal and two helpers in the 7-3 win.

That's pretty much all I know. So now for all the stuff I don't know.

Gustav Bengtson? I have no idea where he's playing this season. He isn't with his last team. He isn't with any past team. I haven't looked at every roster in junior A hockey but I've scanned quite a few. Anyone else know where he is playing? Is he playing? I'm not sure what the deal is ... I know he was pushed back another year which is understandable with the tumult he's seen in juniors. I hate to say it but maybe he's going to fall through the cracks? It'll be a shame if that happens. He was a very early committment having done so at the end of his major midget career.

And why exactly do I have this kid Joe Giordano listed? Because I had an unimpeachable source tell me that he'd committed verbally to UAA. I leave it there until someone tells me otherwise.

15 comments:

A Seawolves Fanatic said...

Hey, facing the ice from behind Kurt Haider, and looking into the team's benches, where does UAA usually set up goal in the 1st and 3rd? I for some reason am really intrested into that for some reason.....

Anonymous said...

For the first & third periods, UAA is in net on the zamboni side.

A Seawolves Fanatic said...

Thanks

A Seawolves Fanatic said...

And, does anybody else play fantasy football? I lost by .02 points..............17 more days until Wasilla!!!!!!!!And, whats up with us playing Minysoda at 1 p.m. here? And, 2 p.m. in the Upper Pennsuila???????????

Anonymous said...

It seems that UAA hockey memorabilia and jerseys are extremely rare. I never see stuff on craigslist or Ebay. If any UAA fan wants to sell a jersey, please email me at: ecfromak@hotmail.com

Anonymous said...

I see the cheap jerseys on ebay quite often, but have only seen the actual players jerseys at the auctions at the Sully.

Donald Dunlop said...

I forgot to mention that Brooks Bandit goalie Rob Gunderson started the season strong with a 32 save shutout over the Drumheller Dragons. Brooks is Curtis Glencross' former Junior A team.

Anonymous said...

And the former home of UAA forward Jade Portwood.

Donald Dunlop said...

That's definitely a better reference since GlenX has been gone for so long. Sorry bout that Jade. Score 21 goals this year and make me look foolish!

Anonymous said...

I was just wondering how much gci.net will be charging this year for webcasts,or if it will be for free? I'm a couple thousand miles away,so i can't make it to the games in person. thanks.

Anonymous said...

I have been told that GCI will be covering the games this year. In the past those in the lower 48 did have to pay, but last year it was free. I have no idea what they are planning on doing this season.

A Seawolves Fanatic said...

Last year the UDub(UW) made 93 million is sports alone.........I think they can pay a couple of thousand to come up here. Source ESPN magazine

Anonymous said...

Hopefully we can do something against UW this year, getting swept by them for four games consecutively did not help us out at all. There is two times this season that we play back to back road game series, will need to not lose steam when we travel like that.

Donald Dunlop said...

The two sets of back to back road trips definitely gives one pause. There are no easy weekends ever in the WCHA ...

Anonymous said...

Gustav is home in Stockholm playing for Vallentuna.

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