Is NHL to blame for NCAA defections?

This story from the Toronto Sun on Aug. 11 on recent departures by NCAA underclassmen headed to professional hockey. The story is here.

Also, did you know the 2010-11 college season has started? Michigan Tech is in Europe right now for 10 days in Germany and Austria and is playing five games. Follow the Huskies here.

Also, defenseman Jack Hillen of the New York Islanders, and formerly of Holy Angels Academy and Colorado College, was in Duluth over the weekend to play in the 85th Northland Invitational match-play golf tournament at Northland Country Club. He was defeated in Sunday’s semifinals by former Duluth Marshall player and eventual champion Dan Moline 5 and 4. Moline won a second straight Northland title by defeating Jim Lehman of Plymouth, Minn. (Jim is the agent and older brother of PGA pro Tom Lehman.)