Monday, September 14, 2009

News & Notes From Around Pioneer Nation

Toronto Maple Leafs rookie forward Tyler Bozak, a free-agent signing from the University of Denver late last season, continues to impress the Leafs brass, as he did at the rookie tournament last week in Kitchener. "He is going to challenge somebody for a job for sure," said head coach Ron Wilson. "He'll get a lot of play in exhibition games. You can't predict anything, but of all the young people I've seen so far, he's probably been the most impressive."

Former DU Alum J.P. Testwuide is one of around 50 players at the Minnesota Wild training camp. He is there on a "tryout" basis.

The DU Season Ticket Campout for students will be September 25-26. The DU Grilling Societry will be in attendance, grilling food for the students.

DU opens the season against the University of Vermont in just 24 days.


msbdu said...

24 days, can't wait. So we have seen several polls showing DU as #1, what is the opinion of DU blog readers?

We can count on ND, MN and Wisconsin challenging DU in the WCHA, any sleepers?

dggoddard said...

Sleeper: St. Cloud

1. DU
2. UND
3. WI
5. MN
6. UMD
7. CC
8. MSU-M
9. UAA
10. Tech

St. Cloud has a hot Freshman goaltender, Mike Lee, who had a great season in the USHL last year.

Wisconsin will be strong defensively and North Dakota will be charging at the end of the season as usual.

Hard to get a read on Minnesota, CC & UMD. They'll probably be all over the map.

DU's schedule is "front loaded" so a quick start is essential.