Did You Know: The Clarkson Hockey program has amassed 10,001 goals since the 1920-21 season?

Monday, August 28, 2006

Back to School! Isbister Gone.

That's right. Today is the first day of classes at Clarkson College of Technology, which can only mean one thing, hockey season is just one month away, as the women will open the season at Cheel on September 29th, with the men following just a week later. It's amazing how quickly time flys when your baseball team starts tanking the season!

Matt Isbister appears to be no longer with the Golden Knights, as he is competing for a spot on the Calgary Hitmen, according to this article in the Calgary Sun. Isbister had two goals and two assists for the Golden Knights in 26 games over the past two years.

The Pittsburgh Penguins added former Clarkson coach and AD Bill O'Flaherty to their staff as a scout. O'Flaherty was previously the Director of Player Personnel for the LA Kings before caught in the turnover that also claimed former Knight Dave Taylor. CSTV has an interesting article written by the Rink Rat, Elliot Olshansky that delves a bit deeper into a reported anti-college bias with the new Kings administration that might have lead to these releases.

Tuesday, August 15, 2006

The Prospectus Is Here!

Clarkson Athletics has released it's 2006-2007 Men's Hockey Prospectus which is available on the web here, and also in PDF Format. Gary and crew over at Athletics always do a solid job every year putting this thing together.

In other news, Clarkson's Katie Morrison will be participating in the US Women's Festival this week in Lake Placid. She'll be attempting to make the roster for a three game series in Canada immediately following the festival.

No word on if the Stanley Cup ever made a pit stop at Clarkson on its way to the Cole residence. Erik's visit with the Cup was delayed due to some transportation issues, and when he finally got his hands on it and got it over to Oswego, some of the event festivities had to be abbreviated. Friend of CHF Eric Democko was fortunately to have a brief encounter with the cup (above). He also has a bunch of pictures of the festivities here. Clarkson Athletics has a nice shot of AD Steve Yianoukos, Erik, Coach Roll and Clarkson President Tony Collins, here. The Palladium Times also published an excellent article featuring Erik last week. Check it out.

Friday, August 11, 2006

*** Stanley Cup Will Be at Clarkson Soon ***

For those of you reading this in the greater Potsdam area, news channel 9 out of Syracuse is reporting that Erik Cole and Stanley Cup is on it's way to Clarkson. No word to when or where it will make it's appearance, but if things hold true with the University, there will be plenty of complementary champagne.

Former Golden Knight Erik Cole is having his "Day with the Cup," which started earlier this morning with a celebration in Oswego, where Erik is signing autographs and people can have their picture taken with Lord Stanley's Cup. Keep an eye out the rest of the day. While Erik's plans are private, you'll never know where the Stanley Cup might appear, perhaps in Norwood? Maybe at Cheel? Maxfields? The bottom of a pool? Who knows!

As the Stanley Cup makes it around the world with the various members of the Carolina Hurricanes, the Hockey Hall of Fame is following the festivities and will be posting stories twice a week in their Stanley Cup Journal. Once Erik's entry is up, we'll be sure to post it!

Manzano offered Tea and Crumpets

From the MikeR department....If you happen to be in the area, Ian Manzano ('01) will be playing with the Sheffield Steelers of the English Elite Ice Hockey League. Ian, a Spanish passport holder, will join player/assistant coach Scott Ricci ('98) on the Steelers blueline. So that leads to the question....how will practices be handled with the assistant coach on the ice? No checking???
Here is a link for those that just don't belong to enough English hockey forums.

Chris Bahen has signed with the Hannover Scorpions, moving from the Landshut Cannibals, or "Zweitligist land hat" depending on the translation.

Thursday, August 03, 2006

Mark Morris Moves Up

Former Clarkson head coach Mark Morris has taken the job as the new head coach of the AHL's Manchester Monarchs. Morris holds the all time win record at Clarkson and was previously the head coach of the Northwood Prep academy, where he lead the team to a school record 40 wins this past season. The Monarchs are the AHL affiliate of the Los Angeles Kings who are coached by Mark Crawford, a close friend of Morris. Best of luck to the Monarchs and coach Morris.