Hockey Musings

Some random hockey notes with the opening faceoff less than a month away:

This year marks the 100th season of hockey at Dartmouth.

Both the men and the women were picked second by the coaches and third by the media in the preseason ECACHL polls.

Thompson Arena will be on national television at least three times this year. CSTV will broadcast two men’s games as part of its Friday Night Hockey line-up. The first is the home matchup against arch-rival Harvard on December 16th, the second coming when Clarkson visits on February 24th. In addition, the women will get some airtime on CSTV for a rare Monday night clash with Harvard on January 30th.

In the pros, Hugh Jessiman will likely start the season with the Wolfpack in the AHL after being sent to Hartford from the NY Rangers training camp. Trevor Byrne was likewise sent to Peoria from the Blues, while Lee Stempniak remains in St. Louis as preseason games get underway. Last year’s captain had an assist on the Blues’ first goal tonight against the Predators. Dartmouth hasn’t been represented in the NHL since Scott Fraser ’94 played for the Rangers in the 1998-99 season.