What coaches are facing a pivotal 2010-11?

The College Hockey Blog takes a quick look at five college coaches facing a pivotal 2010-11 season. Three are from the WCHA. The link is here.

Also, Zach Franko, a 17-year-old forward from Winnipeg, Manitoba, had made a commitment to Bemidji State for 2011-12, but has now decided to play in the Western Hockey League and forgo his college eligibility. The story in the Bemidji Pioneer is here.

Also former Minnesota Duluth runner Brandy Erholtz of Bailey, Colo., was 15th in Sunday’s 26th World Mountain Running Championships in Kamnik, Slovenia. Andrea Mayr of Austria was the women’s winner in 49 minutes, 30 seconds for 8.5 kilometers in a field of 69, while Kristin Price, 28, of Raleigh, N.C., was the top American in 53:19, and Erholtz, 33, finished in 53:57. The United States was fourth among 13 teams.

Joe Gray, 26, of Lakewood, Wash., led the U.S. men to a second-place finish, placing 10th in 59:27 on a 12K course that had 4,200 feet of vertical climb. Chris Lundstrom, 34, of Minneapolis was 59th in 1:04:34.

A link to full results is here.