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Shirtless Guy
08-03-2010, 10:57 AM
Here is my depth chart, not my lines exactly because I have no idea how things lineup. Furne is coming in as a center but I think Olson, Kattelus, Furne will all be top 2 line guys with Holmberg top 3.

LW C RW Other Ws
Jordan Baker Brett Olson Milos Gordic Tyler Gubb
Bennett Royer Eric Kattelus Ryan Furne Patrick McCadden
Aaron Pietila Daniel Holmberg Dennis Rix Blake Hietila
A. Schooley Evan Witt Alex MacLeod
Bryce Reddick Jacob Johnstone Mikael Lickteig

FadeToBlack&Gold
08-03-2010, 12:59 PM
Looks about right to start the year, maybe put Gordic/Furne at the same depth as well as Pietila/Schooley.

Kattelus should have to earn that second line center role this year, so he'd better start producing some points right off the bat.

bigblue_dl
08-03-2010, 01:31 PM
So we have 6 extra forwards this year? Getting a bit scared of injuries are we?

FadeToBlack&Gold
08-03-2010, 02:41 PM
So we have 6 extra forwards this year? Getting a bit scared of injuries are we?

Easy to see why Rohn transferred (though we don't know where). With all the options for fourth liners who can actually hit, he would've had zero ice time unless the injury bug eats us alive for a third straight year.

techcodemonkey
08-03-2010, 04:03 PM
Easy to see why Rohn transferred (though we don't know where). With all the options for fourth liners who can actually hit, he would've had zero ice time unless the injury bug eats us alive for a third straight year.

which with our luck and "conditioning" it's bound to happen

FadeToBlack&Gold
08-03-2010, 05:59 PM
Believe me, first major injury that crops up, I'll be the first to start the "Fire Bangen!" discussion. Or at least the, "Tell Suzanne to stop cheaping out and hire a trainer just for the hockey team!" discussion. ;)

FadeToBlack&Gold
08-03-2010, 06:12 PM
In other news, Newell Brown is moving on from Anaheim and has a new job. He'll be the assistant coach for the Canucks (http://prohockeytalk.nbcsports.com/2010/08/vancouver-canucks-gm-mike-gillis-changes-assistant-coaches-discusses-willie-mitchell.php).

Flashy Man
08-03-2010, 06:29 PM
The word out of the paint store is that the bridge got stuck in the up position today for over a half hour while the yooper's witnessed the greatest traffic jam they've ever seen.

Yager
08-03-2010, 07:02 PM
The word out of the paint store is that the bridge got stuck in the up position today for over a half hour while the yooper's witnessed the greatest traffic jam they've ever seen.
This has to be on the front page of the DMG.

Twitch Boy
08-03-2010, 07:05 PM
The word out of the paint store is that the bridge got stuck in the up position today for over a half hour while the yooper's witnessed the greatest traffic jam they've ever seen.

If only there was some institution nearby that produced people specifically trained in particular fields of study that could figure out how to make said bridge work properly...

Flashy Man
08-03-2010, 07:14 PM
If only there was some institution nearby that produced people specifically trained in particular fields of study that could figure out how to make said bridge work properly...

Or we just pay considerably less to just have the fire department to hose down the bridge.

Beer Pong Horn
08-03-2010, 08:23 PM
Or we just pay considerably less to just have the fire department to hose down the bridge.

It'll be good practice for when my roommate finally succeeds in burning down the city.

(Also, for those who don't know - the Houghton FD has had to hose down the bridges across the Portage before, because they'd expanded too much to close properly. Maybe MacD has more specifics, but they aren't at my fingertips.)

Flashy Man
08-03-2010, 08:24 PM
It'll be good practice for when my roommate finally succeeds in burning down the city.

(Also, for those who don't know - the Houghton FD has had to hose down the bridges across the Portage before, because they'd expanded too much to close properly. Maybe MacD has more specifics, but they aren't at my fingertips.)

I'm not sure if that's what they resorted to today, but I was up when I headed to lunch today and just started it's way down a half hour later when I got back.

Flashy Man
08-03-2010, 08:26 PM
HOCKEY HUSKIES ALUMNI WEEKEND
As part of this year's Michigan Tech Alumni Reunion, August 5-7, 2010,
there are several special events for the Hockey Huskies Alumni and Blue
Line Club members are welcome at all of them. It is a chance to meet
former players, family, and friends as they return to Houghton for the
weekend.

Thursday, August 5th
7:00 pm - Hockey Alumni Social at Downtowner Lounge, Houghton

Friday, August 6th
6:00 - 9:00 pm - Hockey Alumni Social in the Suites, MacInnes
Student Ice Arena
7:30 - 9:00 pm - Optional Practice and Skate

Saturday, August 7th
6:00 pm - Alumni Hockey Game, MacInnes Student Ice Arena
9:00 pm - Post-Game Social at Downtowner Lounge, Houghton

huskyfan
08-03-2010, 10:32 PM
the bridge got stuck? :eek:

wah.

Beer Pong Horn
08-03-2010, 10:33 PM
the bridge got stuck? :eek:

wah.

See the Lodge for a possible explanation. :D

geezer
08-03-2010, 10:40 PM
the bridge got stuck? :eek:

wah.

Da bridge got stuck, and 307,000,000 Americans were stranded.

Flashy Man
08-03-2010, 10:43 PM
Ice comes early for Huskies
Preparations begin for Tech trip to Germany, Austria

HOUGHTON - The Michigan Tech hockey team has begun preparations for its upcoming trip to Germany.

The trip, which begins with a flight out of Marquette next Wednesday, includes trips to three different cities and a total of five games over the 10-day stretch.

Once the Huskies arrive in Germany, they will travel to the town of Kaufbauren where they will practice on Thursday and play games over the following three days. Tech will then travel to St. Polten on Monday, Aug. 16 for two more games against the Vienna Capitals and Klagenfurt.

All five teams the Huskies will face are members of the Elite League.

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The clubs are made up of professional players, so Tech will be competing against some of the top players in Europe.

"It's going to be a challenging with the caliber of players and teams we'll be facing," Tech coach Jamie Russell said.

Still, the trip to Germany is not all about hockey. It's also a chance for the players and coaches to immerse themselves in a different culture.

"I think what Jamie wanted to make happen was an experience the kids would gain from," Tech assistant coach Pat Mikesch said. "We wanted to make sure trips like this will be available for all the kids (on the team).

"It (the trip) kind of separates Tech from other (college) programs."

The trip should also help Tech's recruiting efforts in Europe. The coaching staff, which has brought in a couple of players from Sweden over the past three years, feels having excursions like this could lure some of the top foreign players to Houghton.

"We're hoping this gives a little extra incentive to the (foreign) kids," Mikesch said. "That they realize we're going to do everything we can to get them back home to play."

Mikesch, who played professionally in Germany, was in charge of putting the logistics together for the trip. And his familiarity with the country proved invaluable as he put the itinerary together.

"My comfort level was set in place right away," Mikesch said. "I knew the right teams to play and also had the cultural experience."

One thing Mikesch didn't have to worry about was the financial aspect of the trip. All of the money for the excursion was raised by donations to the program.

Two of the players' fathers, Dave Baker and Greg Royer, were two of the most significant contributors. With all the money raised through private donations, the trip won't cost the university itself a single penny.

"We're not using any general fund dollars from the school," Russell said.

With all the plans made, and all the money raised, all that's left for the players and coaches to do is enjoy the trip, a trip Russell thinks will help unite his team.

"It's the ultimate team-building experience," Russell said. "It's a huge benefit in starting the season in terms of team chemistry."

K.D. Warvie can be reached at kwarvie@ mininggazette.com.

nmupiccdiva
08-04-2010, 12:52 AM
See the Lodge for a possible explanation. :D

:rolleyes: :D

bigmrg74
08-04-2010, 12:55 AM
:rolleyes: :D

You must have been the future draft pick that MTU got for the Foxton trade. ;) :D