Monthly Archives: July 2008

>Hartlieb Re-Signs With Everblades

>The Florida Everblades have announced the re-signing of former RedHawk Ernie Hartlieb (Class of ’01). In four seasons with the Everblades, Hartlieb, team captain, has been an integral part of the squad, posting solid numbers last season, his best with Florida. He’s seen time at the AHL level as well, with Worcester, Lowell, and Grand Rapids.

Here is the link.


>Musitelli Signs With Bombers

>Nino Musitelli is now a member of the Dayton Bombers.This is a great accomplishment for Nino; to play with some great players in the ECHL. In his four years as a RedHawk, Musitelli tallied 21 goals and 37 assists. As a freshman, he only participated in 14 games due to injury, but developed into a solid player as the years progressed, especially during the 2007-2008 season. Nice to see he’ll still be in the Miami Valley.

Best of luck to Nino. I’m sure the Musitelli clan will make many a trip to the Nutter Center.

Here is the press release.

>Jones, Effinger, Honored With Athlete of the Year Honors

>Former RedHawks Ryan Jones and Charlie Effinger have both been presented with Athlete of the Year Honors. Jones was awarded “Male Athlete of the Year” and Effinger, the “Male Scholar Athlete of the Year.”

Here is the writeup, from on Jones:

(Chatham, Ontario) was one of three 2008 Hobey Baker finalists and earned 2008 ACHA West All-America First Team honors. A three-time all-CCHA honoree, Jones earned first-team accolades in 2007-08. He captained the RedHawks to a school-record 33 victories during the 2007-08 campaign as Miami spent 10 weeks ranked No. 1. Jones finished the 2007-08 season with 31 goals, giving him 90 for his career and placing him second on the school’s all-time scoring list. His 31 goals ranked third nationally and was the first 30-goal season for a Miami player since 1992-93. Jones finished his collegiate career with 21 game-winning goals, tying him with two other players for the second-most game-winners in Division I history. Setting the program record for games played (161), Jones played in every game during his four-year Miami career and propelled the RedHawks to three NCAA Tournament appearances, a No. 1 regional seeding in the 2008 NCAA Tournament and a regular-season CCHA title in 2005-06. Additionally, Jones was named a National Strength and Conditioning All-American in 2008. He is currently signed with the National Hockey League’s Nashville Predators.

And Effinger:

(Belleville, Ill.), who boasted a 3.51 GPA and majored in American studies and political science, was a part of three NCAA Tournament appearances, a No. 1 regional seeding in the 2008 NCAA Tournament and a regular-season CCHA title in 2005-06. In 2007-08, the RedHawks spent 10 weeks ranked No. 1 in the country and compiled a school-record 33 wins. Effinger–who was considered the consummate team player–was a 2008 Spirit of Miami Award recipient, presented to the male and female senior student-athletes whose playing time did not deter their enthusiastic commitment to their team. In 2007-08, Effinger appeared in eight games and amassed a perfect 6-0 record and finished his career with an impressive mark of 32-12-4. As a sophomore, Effinger was named the CCHA’s Best Goaltender and was a second-team all-CCHA selection, ranking first in the league and second nationally in goals-against average and save percentage.

Congrats to both! Another example of how Miami University excels on the ice, in the classroom and in the community.

>LA Kings TV: Interview with Alec Martinez


>LA Kings TV: Interview with Jeff Zatkoff


**Note the Manchester Monarchs paintjob on Zats’ Mask**

>Alex Wideman Commits for 2010

>According to the St. Louis AAA Blues website, forward Alex Wideman has given a verbal commitment to suit up for the RedHawks in the Fall of 2010. Wideman will take play for the United States U-18 team in the 2008 Memorial of Ivan Hlinka Tournament in Breclac, Czech Republic and Piestany, Slovakia. He’ll play for Cedar Rapids of the USHL next season and is the brother of incoming RedHawk, Chris Wideman (also a Cedar Rapids alum.)

More information on Alex as it becomes available.

Here is the link.

>New Faces: Alden Hirschfeld

Name: Alden Hirschfeld
Previous Team: Mahoning Valley Phantoms (NAHL)
Height/Weight: 6’2, 190lbs
Hometown: Sylvania, Ohio
Born: January 26, 1988

Hirschfeld, a forward, spent two seasons with the Mahoning Valley Phantoms of the NAHL and was selected second overall by the now defunct Ohio Junior Blue Jackets in the 2007 USHL draft. Here are his Phantom career stats (playoff games included):

-126 games played
-47 goals
-60 assists
-107 points
-Finished his Mahoning Valley career with a +21 rating

Here’s what Coach Blasi had to say about the Ohio native:

“Alden is a warrior. He is big and strong and plays very hard. Alden has great leadership qualities and a tremendous work ethic that he will bring to our Miami Hockey Family.”

Alden Hirschfeld @ Phantoms Hockey

Seems to me like he’ll fit on the third or fourth line. Thoughts?

>Glumac signed by Montreal

>Former RedHawk Mike Glumac (Class of ’02) has signed a one-year, two way contract with the NHL’s Montreal Canadiens. Glumac had previously spent his professional career with the St. Louis Blues organization, playing most of his games as a part of the Blues AHL club, the Peoria Rivermen. At Miami, Glumac tallied 34 goals and 23 assists from 1998-2002.

Here is the official link to the signing.

>Hockey Withdrawals?

>If you’re going absolutely bonkers without any hockey action these days, head on over to The Voice of the RedHawks Blog and check out some of the Miami/Boston College post game audio. Something to get you through these warm summer nights. Part one of the audio can be found here and part two of the audio can be found here.

Also, if you’re more of a visual person, head on over to YouTube and check out some of the great Miami hockey highlights put together by Miami legend/jack of all trades Steve Baker. Maybe you’re like I am, and miss hearing “Diamond” Dave Allen’s trademark “Score for Miami” and “This One’s a Miami Winner” calls. You’ll find it all on YouTube. Those videos can be found here.

>Kaufman at Wild Development Camp

>The Official website of the NHL’s Minnesota Wild has a nice writeup on current RedHawk skater Brian Kaufman, who was an invitee to the team’s developmental camp last week. Some great quotes from Brian in the article. You can check it out here.