Look for the Minnesota Wild to do some team bonding in Duluth at the end of the exhibition season. The Wild and new coach Mike Yeo are expected to be in the Twin Ports on Oct. 2-3-4 following their final preseason game Sept. 30 at home versus Edmonton.
The Wild are to skate at Amsoil Arena on Oct. 3-4, although the sessions are not expected to be open to the public. The NHL regular season opens Oct. 8 at home against Columbus.
Bruce McLeod, the ever-busy WCHA commissioner, was in Fairbanks, Alaska, this week to talk to the Nanooks of the CCHA about future conference affiliation. The Fairbanks Daily News-Miner has a story here.
Ralph Engelstad Arena in Grand Forks, N.D., following a fire July 3, is going through an extensive clean up. The Grand Forks Herald has an update here.
The WCHA has a composite schedule for the women’s season. Non-league games begin Sept. 23 and Minnesota Duluth opens in an home exhibition Sept. 30 with the Minnesota Whitecaps. A WCHA release is here.
U.S. College Hockey Online reported that Michigan and Ohio State will meet in an outdoor men’s game Jan. 15 in Cleveland. The CCHA has a Thursday release on the game, from the Cleveland Indians, here.