>Chat with Reichard, Roeder Recalled, & More
>- The RedHawks are once again number one in all the major polls. After a 1-0-1 weekend at New Hampshire, Miami wrangled in 46 of the 50 first place votes to hold down the top spot. North Dakota is second and Boston University checks in at number three. (Keep your eye on the November matchup with North Dakota). Through the first two weekends of a very tough October schedule (yes, I know it’s early), I certainly see a confidence in this year’s Miami team, a squad that I truly believe has put last season’s National Championship game behind them. It’s not a cockiness, but a confidence, which can, and likely will, take this team places. The talent is there. The depth is there. These guys are out to prove that they’re number one for a reason and they’re hungry for a National Title. This finally could be the year, RedHawk fans.
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– Cody Reichard will be joining MURedHawks.com on Wednesday at 11:30 am for an online chat. You can submit questions and follow tomorrow’s chat by clicking here.
– Defenseman Matt Tomassoni has been named the CCHA Defensive Player of the Week. Tomassoni scored his first two career goals on Friday and Saturday night respectively and finished the weekend with a +4 rating.
-The Miami Athletic Department has put out a great promotional video for their “Make It Red” campaign. You can see that at this link. Pretty cool, as the video shows Carter Camper’s OT game winner against St. Cloud, with the call provided by Greg Waddell.
– For those that didn’t know yet, former RedHawk defenseman Kevin Roeder has been recalled by AHL Syracuse, after playing just one game with the Cincinnati Cyclones (chipping in one assist.) His first chance to skate with the Crunch will be on Friday night, as Syracuse hosts Binghamton at 7:30 PM ET. Roeder will wear jersey # 29.
– Greg Hogeboom has made a return to North American hockey. After spending the past two seasons in the Swiss-B league, the once highly regarded LA Kings prospect is now playing for the ECHL’s Ontario Reign. In two games, Hogeboom has three goals and one assist. Injuries caused quite a setback to his pro career, causing him to play (and do very well) in the ECHL, a lot more than a player of his skillset would have liked. As a 2004 Miami graduate, he registered 65 goals and 55 assists and did not miss a game in his four season RedHawk career.