Thursday, April 02, 2009

Gilroy & Wilson named to Hobey Hattrick

And then there were three.

Senior co-captain Matt Gilroy and sophomore Colin Wilson were named to the Hobey Hattrick--the final three candidates for the Hobey Baker Award--today. Joining them is Northeastern goalie Brad Thiessen, making it an all-Hockey East affair. Hockey East Online's report includes video footage of all three as well as Vermont's Viktor Stalbeg who had been on the earlier list of ten finalists. report.

Both Gilroy and Wilson also were named First Team All-Americans by Inside College Hockey. INCH's FF Podcast looks back at last weekend's regionals and ahead to the Frozen Four.

April Fool

Bogus news announcement on April first are a long-time tradition in the hockey community. Yesterday, college hockey site D1 Hockey posted a news story, alleging that:

Air Force and Vermont to face off in Play-in game!
In a startling move, the NCAA has adjusted the Frozen Four field based on a disallowed goal in the Regional Championship game in Bridgeport, CT. Last Saturday, the University of Vermont Catamounts scored what looked to be the winning goal in the second overtime period against Air Force. The video review led the on-ice officials to award the game winning goal to the Catamounts. Upon further review by the NCAA forensics unit, the puck never entered the net from the goal mouth and has been disallowed. Because the game was tied, the NCAA has decided to schedule a "play-in" game for the Frozen Four. Several members on the NCAA committee wanted to simply award the Frozen Four bid to Air Force so the Serratore brothers can get together for dinner in the Nations Capitol, but UVM Coach Kevin Sneddon objected. By the way, today is April 1st.
The New York Times' Stu Hackel recalls the king of April Fool's hockey pranksters, Paul Wieland, former communications director of the Buffalo Sabres, and some of his best effort. One year, he released an announcement that the Aud would replace its ice surface with a high-tech polymer.

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