Friday, February 4, 2011

Morin's up and other news

MSU wasted no time putting up a banner honoring their latest alum to make it to the National Hockey League. When I arrived at the Verizon Wireless Center tonight for the Mavericks' game against Bemidji State, Travis Morin (right) was hanging on the wall along with Ryan Carter, Grant Stevenson, Jon Kalinski, Tim Jackman, David Backes and Steve Wagner. There isn't much room left, given the size of those banners, though. ...

As was discussed on an earlier post, the Mavericks indeed got a commitment from goaltender Stephon Williams of the USHL's Sioux Falls Stampede. Williams, a 17-year-old from Fairbanks, Alaska, is 14-3-4 with a .915 SV% and a 2.37 GAA. He has won his last seven starts, stopping 93.9% of the shots he's faced over that time. Read more here

The stories don't say when Williams is heading to Mankato, but my guess is that he'll be taking Austin Lee's spot following next season. Phil Cook will be a senior then, and Evan Karambelas will be a junior.

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