Men’s Hockey: Hockey Headlines

by Brian Deutsch

Plenty to talk about despite Minnesota being off last weekend…

          Anyone remember Steve Kampfer, the Michigan skater who was assaulted by a Wolverines football player earlier this year? Well Kampfer’s back on the ice, but he’s not any luckier. This time he was taken out on the ice by Corey Tropp and Andrew Conboy of Michigan State. Here’s the best all-around coverage. (Puck Daddy)
          A good write up on former Gophers goalie Jeff Frazee, who’s played well enough to make the AHL All-Star roster. Frazee: “I don’t think I ever played up to my expectations (at Minnesota). I don’t know the reason why. I never really felt comfortable, never happy with the way I was playing. A change of scenery was what I wanted. I’ve never second-guessed myself. What’s done is done." (NHL)
          All-Star weekend was pretty good for Gophers that left school early. Bruins forward Blake Wheeler was named MVP of the YoungStars game (Boston Bruins)
          Denver managed to hold onto first place in the WCHA even without coach George Gwozdecky, who was ejected Saturday night. Pretty humorous reporting by the Grand Forks Herald considering it’s only the second time in his coaching career that Gwoz has been ejected. (Grand Forks Herald)
          Finally, Minnesota State will come into the Gophers series this weekend on a down note. The Mavs were swept by UMD this weekend including a 7-4 third period meltdown Saturday night. (Mankato Free Press)