I'm back from my last long vacation of the summer just in time to say that the college-hockey season is just over a month away. While I was out, some other antsy college-hockey observers have been gearing up. Here are a few of their writings on Minnesota State and other teams:
Inside College Hockey Online is in the middle of its annual "A to Z" features and tapped Mavericks sophomore Mike Louwerese for its "L" section.
Western College Hockey blog is rating the top freshmen in the WCHA and CCHA and included MSU rookie forward Tyler Pitlick and goaltender Kevin Murdock.
Also, here's an interesting story on ex-Maverick Jon Kalinski and his return from a potentially career-threatening injury -- from the Philadelphia Flyers website.
I'll try to get up to the rink this week to see some of the captains practices and give a report