Thursday, August 7, 2014

Notebook: The Ice Is Coming Along

Training camp is almost here.

EICHEL SPEAKS has an article on Jack Eichel. In it, Adam Kimelman writes that Eichel “considered moving to the Canadian Hockey League -- the Saint John Sea Dogs of the Quebec Major Junior Hockey League own his rights -- but college hockey was the more appealing option.”

From the article:

"You take into account all your options," said Eichel, who already has moved onto a campus that is about a 30-minute drive from his parents' home. "You can never put anything down. It's always about having options and keeping everything open. I never really ruled it out but I had known college is what I want to do. I made a commitment to Boston University and I plan on fulfilling that commitment and going there and playing college hockey. BU is the next step in my development and it's a better route for me at this time. I get to play against older players, the coaching staff is great. I like everything about it."

BU begins play on October 4 against none other than the St. Thomas Tommies. They make their only trip to Maine in mid-November.

Sea Dogs forward Nathan Noel did not make Canada’sunder-18 squad for the upcoming Memorial of Ivan Hlinka tournament.

Noel finished selection camp with one assist and four penalty minutes in three games. His lone point came in Tuesday’s Red-White game when he earned an assist on a Blake Speers third period goal. Noel’s Team White won the game 3-2.

Six QMJHL players made the team: goaltender Callum Booth; defensemen Nicolas Meloche, Guillaume Brisebois, and Jeremy Roy; and forwards Anthony Beauvillier and Nicolas Roy.

Canada begins the tournament on Monday in Slovakia against Switzerland.

The big news of the day:
Best of luck to the Sea Dogs President.

Friday is the final day to apply for the Sea Dogs Game Host position.

The duties of the Game Host will be to “act as the in-game host by executing on-ice or in-arena promotions and following the script, speaking to the crowd through a microphone” as well as “engage the crowd during in-game promotional elements through a creative and energetic environment.”

More details can be found on the Sea Dogs website.

So that’s great to hear.


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