Monthly Archives: May 2010

Say It Ain’t So, Tommy!

According to buzz on the World Wide Web, Miami captain Tommy Wingels has signed an entry-level contract with the San Jose Sharks and will forego his final year of elegibility as a RedHawk, in favor or joining the professional ranks.

More to come when details are officially announced. Stay tuned.

>Berschbach Skips Out On Miami; Joins Blashill at WMU

> Several outlets have reported late this week that Miami commit Shane Berschbach will no longer be heading to Oxford and will instead join former Indiana Ice front-man Jeff Blashill at Western Michigan University in Kalamazoo.

Berschbach, who signed a National Letter of Intent at Miami in 2008, played under Blashill in Indiana for the past two seasons and will be a part of his first ever recruiting class. The Clawson, Michigan native registered 79 points (32 G, 47 A) during his time in the USHL and is considered to be undersized, standing 5’8 and weighing 140 lbs.

“Once I was in place at Western Michigan, he was the first call I made,” Blashill said of Berschbach. “He’s a skilled forward, and very, very smart offensively. He’s not very big, but he has a lot of courage.” (

You’ll recall that Blashill, a Miami assistant from 2002-2008 was hired as the new Broncos’ head coach in May, after Jim Culhane was removed as the bench boss with one year remaining on his contract and will spend the final year as a fundraiser for intercollegiate athletics, the University has said.

>Under Construction & A Call for Blog Help!

>Welcome back to “The Brotherhood!” You’ll notice a few changes, including the overall look and feel of the webpage. It’s still a work in progress, so everything isn’t up to par just yet. This new look offers a much cleaner feel and is easier to navigate.

In the meantime, if anyone is good with Photoshop, I would LOVE to have a new header image to go with the new blog design. If you’d like to make one, please incorporate several elements and images that represent what Miami Hockey is all about. Please also incorporate the name “The Brotherhood” into the image, which needs to be the same size as the current one. If you can help, please e-mail me your design. I’d be happy to use it.

Please provide feedback in the poll found on the right hand side and let me know what you like and don’t like. Thanks for your continued support and Go RedHawks!