Mankato is next

Minnesota Duluth will be without junior defenseman Brady Lamb for this weekend’s series at Minnesota State-Mankato. He suffered an upper body injury last Friday against St. Cloud State and sat out Saturday. His status will be reviewed next week.

Center Jack Connolly is at practice this week, recovering from a slash to an arm Saturday by St. Cloud State’s Aaron Marvin. On video replay, the incident looked like a major penalty, although it went undetected by on-ice officials.

U.S. College Hockey Online has an update on the 15 finalists for the 2011 Walter Brown Award, going to the top American-born college player competing in New England, which includes Boston University junior winger Chris Connolly of Duluth, older brother of Jack Connolly. That story is here.

Shane Frederick of the Mankato Free Press has an update on Minnesota State-Mankato being back home to face UMD here.

UMD senior defenseman Jocelyne Larocque has been named WCHA women’s defensive player of the week. The release is here.

Mike Chambers of the Denver Post is reporting that Denver senior winger and captain Kyle Ostrow is out indefinitely after undergoing emergency abdominal surgery Saturday while in Minneapolis last weekend for a series with Minnesota. Ostrow is the team’s fourth-leading scorer. That story is here.

Bracketology from Jayson May at U.S. College Hockey Online is here and from Sixty Minutes is here.

The Daily Gazette of Schenectady, N.Y., has an update on the ECAC supervisor of officials being reprimanded for a run-in with a media member here.

Former Boston College forward Tim Sheehy of International Falls named to ECAC Top 50 team. College Hockey News has a story here.

Pete Susens set a Wisconsin high school hockey coaching record Saturday as the Wausau West boys team beat Madison Edgewood 4-1 in Madison.

Susens, a 1976 Wisconsin-Superior graduate, has a 513-209-22 record in 33 seasons at Wausau West to pass retired Madison Memorial coach Vic Levine’s total of 512. Levine attended Saturday’s game. Susens started coaching youth hockey in Superior in 1974 and was honored with the 2010 UWS Athletic Hall of Fame Mertz Mortorelli Coaching Achievement Award.

Wausau West (21-3) begins the playoffs Thursday.

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