The junior team will begin preparing for games this weekend after players met with representatives from USHL, USA Hockey. On Saturday, the Lancers placed team president Dave Deluca on administrative leave
Like two current NHL head coaches, Bob Motzko got his start behind the bench by coaching in the United States Hockey League. This weekend he will match up with Niagara's Jason Lammers, who is leading the Purple Eagles after following a similar path to the college hockey coaching ranks.
Former Totino-Grace standout forward Sam Hentges had surgery in May for a lower body injury and is looking to improve from a strong freshman season for the Huskies. He had offseason surgery on his shoulder before his freshman season, but says he is feeling good as SCSU opens with an exhibition game Sunday
The 26-year-old forward, who played for the Fargo Force in the USHL from 2010-12, signed a 1-year deal with the San Jose Sharks and had 2 other big bits of news on a personal front in a 2-day span in July.
The 20-year-old SCSU sophomore-to-be has a shot at being selected in this weekend's NHL Draft. The Sartell, Minn., player is working out under direction of a former Huskies player, with skating coach in Coon Rapids, Minn.