Bemidji State; Mike Connolly; Stalock; Huntsville

Minnesota Duluth is back home following its first road trip of the season and faces Bemidji State on Friday and Saturday at Amsoil Arena (before heading back on the road Nov. 4-5 to No. 2-ranked Denver).

Bemidji State (3-3) ended a three-game losing streak last weekend with a home sweep of previously undefeated Michigan Tech. To catch up on Bemidji State, Eric Stromgren of the Bemidji Pioneer has a blog, which includes a recap of Saturday’s victory over Michigan Tech here.

The Worcester (Mass.) Telegram has updates on two former UMD players. Winger Mike Connolly is just four games into his professional career and leads the Worcester Sharks of the American Hockey League with four goals and three assists for seven points. He helped Worcester beat Manchester 4-2 Saturday at home and the story is here.

The story of goalie Alex Stalock’s road to recovery from a serious leg injury is here.

Rookie winger Justin Fontaine is tied for second in scoring with the Houston Aeros of the AHL at 2-3-5 in six games.

The Huntsville (Ala.) Times has coverage of the demise of Alabama-Huntsville as a Division I sport at the school. The decision came down Monday and stories for the Times are here and here and here.