It's not that we don't like hockey...
It's just that when we're not involved, there's not much to say.
Of the Clarkson Alums still vying for the Stanley Cup, only two remain, Todd Marchant of the Mighty Ducks and Erik Cole of the Carolina Hurricanes.
Cole hasn't played as he's still recovering from a fractured vertebrae from earlier in the season. With Carolina on the verge of a sweep of New Jersey, Hurricane fans are holding out hope that he'll be able to skate in the Conference or Stanley Cup Finals. He has been seen milling around the arenas during games, has moved onto a soft brace, and has been seen without the brace from time to time.
Todd Marchant appeared to not want to go to Anaheim at the beginning of the season when they tried to trade him, then ended up on the Ducks when they circumvented his no trade by having Columbus put him on waivers. It's probably not so bad now that Anaheim crushed Colorado in a sweep, with Marchant heading into the Conference Finals as well. Todd has a ridiculous +10 skater rating in the playoffs so far with a 2-6-8 line, while his former teammates are golfing right now.
No real big news on either then Men's or the Women's Teams. We have yet to see an official recruiting press release from the Women's Team, so we can only assume that Coach Seeley is putting the finishing touches on his squad for 2006-2007. We suspect that we'll be seeing schedules or at least tentative ones in the near future as well.
One last note, congrats go out to former Clarkson goalie Chris Bernard, he was named the first full-time hockey coach at Western New England College (WNEC) which is a D-III squad in the ECAC. Looks like a ton of former Clarkson guys behind the bench suddenly.