MIAMI ES NUMERO UNO!
The Miami RedHawks are the number one team in the country. Well…at least in the USA Today/USA Hockey Magazine Men’s College Hockey Poll. Miami finished two points ahead of Denver and grabbed four first place votes to nab the top spot. The rest of the top five is as follows:
1. Miami (457)
2. Denver (455)
3. Boston University (438)
4. University of Michigan (384)
5. Notre Dame (370)
MUSITELLI TO JOIN LOUPEE IN ALLEN, TX?
I’ve been told by a credible source that former RedHawk Nino Musitelli will be joining the Allen Americans of the CHL this season, instead of the Elmira Jackals. Musitelli was recently cut from the Binghamton Senators camp. According to the source, Charlie Effinger may also be on his way to the Allen squad.
TINO IS KING
Former Miami defenseman Alec Martinez has earned a spot on the Los Angeles Kings opening night roster. According to most, Tino is currently the 7th or 8th defenseman within the organization and will likely be featured on the top pairing with second year star Drew Doughty. I personally believe that he could use some more seasoning in the AHL, but if the organization has enough confidence in him, then I’m okay with that. Best of luck to him. Kings’ veteran defenseman Sean O’Donnell is suspended for the first two games of the season.
THE TRIFECTA: CCHA MAKES A WIN WORTH THREE POINTS
Beginning in the 2009-2010 season, three points will be on the line for a conference game, as regulation and overtime winners will now be worth three points in the standings. A shootout win will see two points awarded and a shootout loss will give the losing team one point. Losses in regulation or overtime still result in no points in the conference standings. To recap:
Regulation Win: 3 points
Regulation Loss: 0 points
Shootout Win: 2 points
Shootout Loss: 1 point
Overtime Win: 3 points
Overtime Loss: 0 points
I say: GET RID OF THE SHOOTOUT! That’s another story for another day, however.