Monthly Archives: June 2008

>Effinger to attend Blues development camp

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Former RedHawks goaltender Charlie Effinger (Class of ’08) has been invited to the St. Louis Blues development camp this week at the Scottrade Center in St. Louis. Effinger finished his Miami career with a record of 33-14-4. His best season came during the 2005-2006 campaign, when Effinger finished with a 12-4-3 record and a 1.83 GAA/.983 save percentage, good for second best nationally.

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>Brekke Accepts Assistant Coaching Position

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According to a report from the Ithaca Journal, Cornell assistant coach Brent Brekke has accepted the open assistant coaching position on the RedHawks staff, vacated by Jeff Blashill. Brekke, a 1994 graduate of Western Michigan, was a part of the Cornell Big Red coaching staff for 9 seasons, placing a heavy focus on defense and recruiting; his role will be similar in Oxford as well. This is a great get for the RedHawks. This will definitely help expand Miami’s recruiting resources into the New England area (Boston University/Boston College country.)

>Wingels Selected in NHL Draft

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Miami RedHawks sophomore Tommy Wingels was selected by the San Jose Sharks with the 177th overall pick in the 2008 NHL Draft. As a freshman during the season, Wingels had 15 goals and 14 assists, for a total of 29 points.

Sipotz Wins Calder Cup

Miami University alum Brian Sipotz is now a member of a championship team. Sipotz, a defenseman for the Chicago Wolves, is a 2004 graduate of Miami University. Chicago captured the Calder Cup winning the seven game series against the Wilkes-Barre/Scranton Penguins 4-2.

At Miami, Sipotz played in 119 games from 2000-2004, and finished his career as a RedHawk with no goals and 5 assists.

2008-2009 Schedule Released

It’s been a week or two since the schedule was released, but since the blog was just “launched” today, here it is. All home games are in red, and begin at 7:35 on Friday nights, and 7:05 on Saturday nights, unless otherwise noted. The RedHawks are “clustered” with Michigan, Michigan State, and Ohio State this season.

October:
10/4/2008: Ryerson University (Exhibition)

10/10/2008: @ Ohio State

10/11/2008: Ohio State

10/17/2008: @ Vermont

10/18/2008: @ Vermont

10/24/2008: @ Notre Dame

10/25/2008: @ Notre Dame

10/31/2008: Alaska

November:
11/1/2008: Alaska

11/7/2008: Ferris State

11/8/2008: Ferris State

11/14/2008: @ Michigan State

11/15/2008: @ Michigan State

11/21/2008: Michigan

11/22/2008: Michigan

December:
12/5/2008: @ Western Michigan

12/6/2008: @ Western Michigan

12/13/2008: Rensselaer

12/14/2008: Rensselaer (5:05pm)

January:
1/2/2009: @ Ohio Hockey Classic (Ohio State, Army, and Clarkson)

1/3/2009: @ Ohio Hockey Classic (Ohio State, Army, and Clarkson)

1/9/2009: @ Michigan

1/10/2009: @ Michigan

1/16/2009: Michigan State

1/17/2009: Michigan State

1/23/2009: @ Nebraska-Omaha

1/24/2009: @ Nebraska-Omaha

1/30/2009: Bowling Green

1/31/2009: Bowling Green

February:
2/13/2009: @ Lake Superior State

2/14/2009: @ Lake Superior State

2/20/2009: Northern Michigan

2/21/2009: Northern Michigan (5:05pm)

2/27/2009: Ohio State

2/28/2009: @ Ohio State

March:
3/6/2009: CCHA First Round

3/7/2009: CCHA First Round

3/9/2009: CCHA First Round (If Necessary)

3/13/2009: CCHA Quarterfinal Round

3/14/2009: CCHA Quarterfinal Round

3/15/2009: CCHA Quarterfinal Round (If Necessary)

3/20/2009: CCHA Semi-Final Round

3/21/2009: CCHA Third Place and Championship Games

3/27/2009: NCAA East and West Regionals

3/28/2009: NCAA East and West Regionals

3/28/2009: NCAA Midwest and Northeast Regionals

3/29/2009: NCAA Midwest and Northeast Regionals

April:
4/9/2009: NCAA Frozen Four Semi-Finals

4/11/2009: 62nd Annual NCAA Frozen Four Final (Washington, D.C.)