The semifinals of the Division I tournament are Thursday in Pittsburgh, and the Consol Energy Center is ready according to a Twitter photo here.
It is being reported that defenseman Gage Ausmus of East Grand Forks, Minn., the son of former Minnesota Duluth football player Troy Ausmus, has decided not to attend Denver in the wake of the firing of coach George Gwozdecky. Ausmus plays for the U.S. National Team Development Program in Ann Arbor, Mich.
The Pittsburgh Post Gazette has a story on the growth of the NCAA tournament here.
Superior native P.K. O’Handley, coach of the Waterloo (Iowa) Black Hawks, earned his 500th victory in the U.S. Hockey League over the weekend. The team’s web site has an update here.