Sharks lose 3-0; NCHC officiating selection detailed; College Hockey Inc. video; Kara Goucher photo gallery

Jim Johnson and the San Jose Sharks lost 3-0 to Los Angeles on Thursday night as the NHL defending champion Kings took a 3-2 Western Conference semifinal series lead. Game 6 is Sunday. A San Jose Mercury News game story is here.

NCHC Director of Hockey Operations Joe Novak is putting together the league’s first group of referees and linesmen. A league news release details the process here.

College Hockey, Inc., has another video installment talking with NHL players about their development in the college game. The 5-minute video includes Adam Burish and Tom Gilbert of Wisconsin, Jay Beagle of Alaska Anchorage and Paul Stastny of Denver, and a reader points out, Mason Raymond about 2:35 into the video here. has put together a photo gallery highlighting the running career of Kara Goucher right here.

4 thoughts on “Sharks lose 3-0; NCHC officiating selection detailed; College Hockey Inc. video; Kara Goucher photo gallery

  1. Mason Raymond of UM-Duluth is also featured in the College Hockey video starting at about 2:35.

  2. One has to like the approach that the NCHA is taking with their on ice officials. Appears to be a focus on developing and improving unlike our old WCHA program which was whenever in doubt give the benefit of the doubt to Denver, Minnesota, North Dakota and Wisconsin over and over and over.

  3. This was submitted by JJ


    1st-I know your last column is just around the corner and I just wanted to thank you for keeping Bulldog fans informed for so long, and so well (hopefully you’re grooming your successor to follow in your footsteps)

    2nd-With all the ongoing discussions regarding the NCAA regionals, do you know if UMD has ever bid to host one? I know host rinks aren’t eligible right now, but couldn’t they host at the Xcel Center (I think Mich Tech hosted in Green Bay a couple of years back), instead of always having the Gophers do the bid (or St. Cloud/Mankato for that matter)? I would think the benefit of getting the guaranteed host spot if you make the tourney would be worth the cost/effort?
    Or of course they could just bid to have it at the DECC–it meets the 5,000 seat requirement and it’s not their home rink…..

  4. JJ, thanks for your good wishes. And I expect the News Tribune to continue informative UMD coverage.

    I think cost is a major consideration of any school hosting an NCAA regional and I doubt UMD would be interested in taking the risk.

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