Notes, notes, notes (college, juniors, NHL)

Catching up on some things today, we note that a pair of UAF Nanooks earned CCHA honors for last weekend's sweep at then-No. 5-ranked Notre Dame.

Senior Jarret Granberg was named the circuit's Offensive Player of the Week for his 2-3--5 totals in South Bend.

And freshman Tyler Morley copped Rookie of the Week honors for his 1-2--3 series.

Also, couldn't help but notice that the Nanooks (10-8-4 overall, 8-7-4 CCHA for fifth place) in all their games have scored 59 goals and surrendered 59 goals. In CCHA games, they have scored 50 goals and surrendered 50 goals. No other team in all of college hockey, men's or women's, Division I or Division III, has manged that feat of equal goals for and goals against in conference and overall. No, The Blog does not know what it means. He just thought he was impressed with himself for noticing (doesn't take much, does it?).

And for some reason, we got to thinking about junior hockey, which prompted us to see how a couple of former Seawolves are doing back in junior after leaving UAA's program in the offseason. Center Eric Scheid, who is ticketed for Penn State in the fall, plays for the Lincoln Stars and leads the U.S. Hockey League in plus-minus at +31. In 34 games, he leads the Stars in scoring with 16-22--38 totals, which ranks tied for 12th on the circuit in points.

(Speaking of the USHL, defenseman Justin Woods of Fairbanks, ticketed for UAF in the fall and a teammate of Scheid's, will play Wednesday night in the USHL/NHL Top Prospects Game in Muskegon, Mich.).

Former UAA winger Sam Mellor is playing for Penticton in the BCHL before going to Western Michigan in the fall. In 42 games, he owns 15-29--44 totals to tie him for 11th in the league in points.

At the NHL level, Anchorage winger Joey Crabb made his debut for the Washington Capitals after signing with that club in the offseason. Caps lost 4-2 to visiting Winnipeg and Crabb logged just 6:00 of ice time, with one shot on goal and two blocked shots.

Defenseman Matt Carle of Anchorage and center Nate Thompson of Anchorage played for the Tampa Bay Lightning in a 4-1 win at Carolina. Carle had an assist, was +1 and blocked five shots in 23:06. Thompson logged 12:05, was +1 and won six of 10 draws.