John Scott wins the puck battle vs R.J. Umberger, Courtesy of the Chicago Blackhawks

John Scott was once again unable to find a willing partner to take a few punches.  It’s good to see he’s staying in the lineup for the Chicago Blackhawks.  Hopefully he’ll soon get another opportunity to teach an opponent not to mess with the Blackhawks. has a nice story on the turnaround at Michigan Tech, including quotes from Mel Pearson and Brett Olson.

A week old but worth mentioning here, Jess Myers looked at what Michigan Tech had accomplished through the first 8 games and how it’s no surprise to those in charge in Houghton.

Stephen Anderson, Huskies beat writer for The Daily Mining Gazette, had a nice article on what the Huskies are doing during their bye week: Not really an off week.

Future Husky Jujhar Khaira was selected to represent Canada West in the World Junior A Challenge this month in Langley, British Columbia. Canada West recorded its first victory yesterday vs Czech Republic in the tournament quaterfinals and tonight play Sweden in the semifinals. You can watch tonight’s rematch with undefeated Sweden online for free through (you do have to sign up). Along with Khaira, there are other potential recruits in the game tonight:

Defensemen: Brett Corkey (Vernon–BCHL) & Reece Willcox (Merritt–BCHL)

Forwards: Connor Hoekstra (Canmore–AJHL), Alex Kerfoot (Coquitlam–BCHL), Brandon Morley (Surrey–BCHL) and Riley Kieser (Humboldt–SJHL)

Goaltenders: Tyler Briggs (Lloydminster–AJHL) and Sean Maguire (Powell River–BCHL)

Another recruit, Tyler Heinonen, helped the Muskegon Lumberjacks defeat the Chicago Steel with a goal.

Various people have their own WCHA Power Rankings. Here are links to some of them: Goon’s World, Inside Hockey (a week old yet?), College Hockey News.

Polls and rankings around the web: Poll, USA Today Poll, KRACH Rankings, Pairwise Rankings

Front page image of Jujhar Khaira (courtesy of The Langley Times) being upended by USA defenseman Brian Cooper during Canada West’s preliminary round match-up (USA won 6–1).

Tim is a 2004 graduate of Michigan Tech. He is a co-founder of both Mitch’s Misfits and Tech Hockey Guide. With recent additions to the staff, Tim is again able to focus on his passion, recruiting. He currently works as an environmental engineer and resides in the Minneapolis/St. Paul Area.