Miami’s Fenton named NCHC commissioner; 2013 NHL Entry Draft wrap; A farewell from Rink and Run

Miami of Ohio senior associate athletic director Josh Fenton has been named commissioner of the National Collegiate Hockey Conference. The league has a news release here.

The 2013 NHL Entry Draft had a one-day run Sunday at the Prudential Center in Newark, N.J.

Grand Rapids senior-to-be forward Avery Peterson, featured in Sunday’s News Tribune, was selected by the Minnesota Wild in the sixth round, going 167th overall.

Peterson, 6-foot-2 and 195 pounds, led the Thunderhawks in scoring with 27 goals and 35 assists last season.

“When the Wild came up and my name got called, I was pretty excited about that, obviously, being a Minnesota kid,” Peterson said in a video interview on the Wild website.

Updates on Wild picks from Michael Russo of the Minneapolis Star Tribune here and the Wild web site here.

Bruce Ciskie has some draft musings here. 

UMD recruits taken in fifth round

Two Minnesota Duluth defenseman recruits were taken in the fifth round: Carson Soucy of Irma, Alberta, was 137th overall, going to Minnesota; and Blake Heinrich of Cambridge, Minn., was 144th, going to Washington.

Soucy, 6-foot-4 and 191 pounds, had five goals and 10 assists for 15 points in 35 games in 2012-13 for Spruce Grove in the Alberta Junior Hockey League. The UMD athletic web site has a Soucy update here.

Heinrich, 5-11 and 192 pounds, a former Hill Murray High School player, had three goals and 17 assists for 20 points in 42 games for Sioux City (Iowa) in the U.S. Hockey League.

Updates on Heinrich from the Russian Machine Never Breaks blog here and the Capitals web site here.

College Hockey Inc. has a list of 63 players representing 29 schools drafted by 27 NHL teams here.

Monday marks the end of the line of a nearly year-long farewell tour by the Rink and Run editor. By late afternoon Rink and Run will walk out of the News Tribune offices for the final time as an employee after approximately 35 years, 2 months and three days.

This blog is expected to be reborn later this year as the News Tribune sports staff approaches the 2013-14 academic year. Please continue to follow at duluthnewstribune.com here.

Sports editor Rick Lubbers fires the last salvo of going away columns, most penned by Rink and Run, in a final farewell here.

And some extra Bruce Ciskie here.

Two final-day assignments by Rink and Run appeared in Monday’s News Tribune with the Reidar Lund Memorial golf tournament here and a Kara Goucher update following the U.S. Track and Field Championships here.

Thanks to all for following the News Tribune and Rink and Run.

8 thoughts on “Miami’s Fenton named NCHC commissioner; 2013 NHL Entry Draft wrap; A farewell from Rink and Run

  1. Nicely done, Kevin. I enjoyed your Grandma’s and Bulldogs hockey coverage from afar. And, I have spent many a night following your liveblog during Bulldogs games. What a pleasure to have you as my conduit to the Dog’s championship run in 2011. Fare thee well.

  2. Peter, thank you so much for your kinds words. Please stay with the News Tribune for information on UMD hockey and Grandma’s Marathon. I’ll be doing the same

  3. Thanks for all the live game updates for UMD hockey. I will miss you on Friday and Sat. nights. Enjoy your retirement!

  4. Thanks for all the great work and always supporting my blog. I think a lot of college hockey fans found out about it because of you, so I’m forever grateful. Enjoy your retirement! You’ll be missed.

  5. Kevin it won’t be the same without you in the hockey press box. Many great memories and stories. Enjoy your retirement and stay in touch. Go Bulldogs!!

  6. Excellent job on UMD hockey over the years and I read your blog everyday and will miss your input. Enjoy your retirement in Sun City and stay cool. Probably alot of 5 am runs to beat the heat.

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