Linkorama: Week 5

Linkorama turns 5 weeks this time around and our hockey Huskies are back in action in Bemidji.  This week also starts the NCAA fall early signing period and a number of future Huskies have inked their letter of intent.

Recruits

Chris Leibinger, Jake Jackson, and Mike Neville signed letters of intent to join the Huskies.

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Dane Birks participated in the Canadian Junior Hockey League’s Young Prospects Games, which are being held in conjunction with the World Junior A Challenge series.

Marcus Ericcson remains tied for the lead in the USHL for all defensemen with 4 goals.  Leibinger is tied for 4th.

Alumni

Jarkko Ruutu is still upsetting opposing players, seen here in the video as he checks an opponent over the boards.

Riley Nelson had a hat trick and helped his Eagles to a season high 5 game win streak.

Josh Robinson continues to impress, so much so that he was called up to the Texas Stars (AHL) this week.

Other Items

The Mel Pearson Show is broadcast live every Monday at 8:30 AM on 93.5FM WKMJ and available to download from MichiganTechHuskes.com later in the day. If you would like to listen to this audio and more, subscribe to the Huskies RSS feed by going here and following the instructions. This week was with Steve Shields and is available below :

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Stephen Anderson (@steander), Michigan Tech hockey beat writer for The Daily Mining Gazette, has a weekly column, found here.  Nothing has been written yet.

Michigan Tech has a new video segment called “In The Crease” and Nick Laurila and others are doing great work and making very good videos of behind the scenes for Michigan Tech hockey. Episode 6 from October 19 can be found on the link.

Polls and Rankings*

Polls: USCHO.com Poll (NR), USA Hockey (NR)

NCAA Power Rankings: College Hockey Weekly (NR), USHSHO.com (30/31)

WCHA/Michigan Power Rankings: THG Web Media Poll (9↑), WCHA Power Ranking (11↔) Goon’s World (9↑), Radio Free Omaha (8↑), College Hockey News (12↓), Michigan College Hockey (7↔)

*Michigan Tech’s ranking and their change in ranking from the previous week is in parentheses

RV - Receiving votes but not ranked, place based on points also listed