Tuesday, October 19, 2010

B³ Linkorama

Photo credit:  QuinnipiacBobcats.com

Various Stars and USHL related links and videos to get you through the week!  If you have any links you'd like to see on the blog, please send me an email at:  lincolnstarshockey@gmail.com.  Only three more days until Stars hockey returns to the IceBox!  I'll post a weekend preview later this week, and I am planning on turning comments back on tomorrow or Thursday.  Stay tuned for that article as well.  Here we go!

Former Stars defenseman and fan favorite Mike Dalhuisen (pictured above-click to enlarge) recently donated his hair sick flow to the "Locks of Love," which is an organization that collects hair from donators and turns the hair into wigs for children suffering from long term illlnesses such as cancer.  Click here and here to read more.  Thanks to the blog reader who sent me the above link.  Props to Dalzy!  On a related note, the Blueline Booster Club is still selling the LiveHockey bracelets at Stars games at the BLBC booth.

Matt Esposito, who was acquired by the Stars in a trade with the Chicago Steel during the preseason, has been traded to the Green Mountain Glades of the EJHL.  Click here to see the USHL Pointstreak transactions page.

Former Stars forward Tucker Brockett has been traded from the Tri-City Storm to the Chicago Steel.  Brockett was traded by the Stars to Tri-City last season for Josh Berge.  Click here to read more about Brockett moving on.  I have to say, I'm not going to miss watching Brockett score against the Stars.  Good luck to him in Chicago.

Article from the USHL website about the Lincoln Stars and their fundraising efforts for the American Cancer Society and their "Making Strides Against Breast Cancer" campaign.  Click here to read the article.  The Stars raised over $15,000!

The "Friday Night Faceoffs" have moved from Heidelberg's North to Playmakers Bar and Grill, according to the Lincoln Stars official website.  I'm not sure what precipitated this move.  Playmakers is located in west Lincoln near HWY 77 and Van Dorn Street.  Just my opinion, but this location isn't the best, especially considering that Playmakers is next door to a strip club.  Regardless, if you want to participate in the "Friday Night Faceoffs," Playmakers Bar and Grill is the place to be.  Click here to read more.  Playmakers will be providing free bus rides to and from the IceBox for Friday night games.

Two really great promotions will be held at the IceBox this weekend, both focusing on local causes.  On Friday night, the Stars will host "Raising Coats for Raising Cane's."  Click here to read more.  On Saturday, the Stars will host a "Presents 4 Pets" drive at the IceBox.  Click here to read more about this event.

In his debut with Northern Michigan University, former Stars goaltender Jared Coreau stopped an incredible 49 of 53 shots in a 4-4 tie with Michigan Tech University.  Northern Michigan University was out shot 53-26 in the game, so Coreau did very well to at least give his team an opportunity to earn a point.  Click here to read more.

On Friday, October 29th, the Lincoln Stars will travel to Sioux Falls, SD to take on the Stampede.  What's so special about that?  In attendance that night will be the "Hanson Brothers" from the cult classic movie, "Slapshot."  Click here to read more.  I'm a huge fan of this movie, and of the Hanson's, so I may drive up to Sioux Falls for this one.  Road trip!  Click here for a YouTube clip of the Hanson's.  Warning, it has naughty language. :)

Speaking of the Hanson's and "Old time hockey"....it's video time.  Who doesn't enjoy watching a USHL line brawl?  On 10/15/10, the Dubuque we put the "fight" in Fighting Saints took on the Des Moines Buccaneers in a game gongshow which produced 200 penalty minutes and multiple fighting majors.  Both goaltenders got in on the action, also.  Enough of my babbling, click play below to watch the mayhem.  The fights start at about 1:45 and 4:02 if you want to skip ahead.

Here's another video of the same line brawl:

1 comment:

MacAttack said...

the goalie fight was pretty weak. Dubuque really put a hurting on Des Moines on the scoreboard. love those Saints all red uniforms! reminds me of the USSR hockey teams of the cold war era. LOL