So weird to be sitting here in the office on a Friday night -- no games at Sullivan, and for that matter no Aces or Seawolves game anywhere tonight. (The Aces play at Stockton on Saturday and Sunday; the Seawolves, coming off a 3-3 tie at then No. 4-ranked North Dakota, are, alas, idle this weekend).
Waiting for various results in other sports to trickle in tonight -- hey, scorekeepers at Ben Boeke, you sent the girls hockey fax incorrectly, so all we received was blank paper! -- The Blog took a look around some of the hockey world.
In the ECHL, Cincy won 5-4 at Kalamazoo tonight to remain the only ECHL team that has not lost in regulation. The Cyclones improved to 5-0-2 (both setbacks were OT losses). On the other end of the spectrum, at long last the expansion Evansville IceMen became the last ECHL club this season to earn a win -- they beat Wheeling 4-3 to improve to 1-6-1.
Also in the ECHL, Toledo goaltender Jordan Pearce of Anchorage, sent down from the AHL, gave up four goals on 21 shots in his ECHL debut this season, but he did furnish an assist in a 4-3 loss to Fort Wayne.
In the AHL, former Aces winger Tyler Ruegsegger (the Aces still own his ECHL rights) was a scratch for the first time this season tonight for the Abbotsford Heat.
On the men's college front, congrats to Colorado College freshman forward Hunter Fejes of Anchorage, who bagged his first college goal tonight in a 5-4 OT win at Wisconsin. Also scoring for the Tigers was senior captain William Rapuzzi of Anchorage.
On the women's front, Wisconsin senior Alev Kelter, a defenseman who has been moved to the wing, bagged her fifth goal in 11 games this season in a 2-0 win over visiting Minnesota State-Mankato. She's third among Badgers in goals.