Tuesday, February 15, 2011

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Jason Gregoire - Courtesy of WCHA.com
Just a few stories related to former Stars players I thought I'd share with all of you....

Congrats to former Stars forward Jason Gregoire for being named WCHA Offensive Player of the Week.  Gregoire is a junior forward on the University of North Dakota Fighting Sioux hockey club.  Gregs potted four points, and a +3 rating in a Fighting Sioux sweep of Alaska-Anchorage last weekend.  Click here to read more.

Former Lincoln forward Erik Condra, who played for the Stars in 2004-05, is making the most out of his opportunities with the NHL Ottawa Senators.  Click here to read more from NHL.com.  Condra, who was a 7th round draft pick (2006) of the Senators, will make his debut for the Sens tonight against the New York Islanders.

The famous Beanpot college hockey tournament, which is held over the first two Monday's in February, was completed last night in Boston, and it included a couple of former Stars players who performed very well.  In the championship game, which featured the Boston College Eagles vs. the Northeastern Huskies, Boston College won 7-6 in overtime thanks to forward Jimmy Hayes' game-winning OT goal.  Hayes, whose NHL rights are owned by the Chicago Blackhawks, played for the Stars in 2007-08.  Former Stars forward Brodie Reid scored two goals in the losing effort for Northeastern.  Garrett Vermeersch, who played for the Stars in 2008-09, also plays for Northeastern.  Another familiar name is BC forward Chris Kreider, who is a first-round NHL draft pick of the New York Rangers.  Kreider (who was named MVP of the Beanpot tourney) was drafted by the Lincoln Stars in 2008, but never played for the black and blue.  Here's a video of some of the highlights from last night's championship game:



Don't forget to check out our preview article for the Gamblers-Stars game on Wednesday night.  The USHL's top team comes to Lincoln!

Go Stars.

1 comment:

Yeti said...

Condra picked up an assist last night in Ottawa's OT shootout loss to the NY Islanders. Condra was also +1.