Catching Up

I’m bad at blogging.

I had planned on writing an update after the Beavers took on Minnesota in the final seriesof the regular season…. Which didn’t happen, but I did write about the atmosphere in Bemidji on gameday.

Then I planned on writing a preview of the WCHA first round…. which I didn’t do on the blog but did write about for the dead tree edition.

Then I thought I’d do a recap of my first-ever trip to Marriucci Arena. The Beavers lost both games of the series to the Gophers in heartbreaking fashion, but still played well.

I was going to do a Final Five preview or perhaps a recap of the WCHA’s press conference announcing, among other things, next season’s Final Five location (Grand Rapids).

Basically what I’m saying is it’s a week before the Frozen Four and I haven’t blogged in a month. Hopefully you weren’t on the edge of your seats waiting for something. I promise to be better at this stuff once next season rolls around.

For now, some notes from the world of BSU sports

-As I’m sure you’ve heard, the BSU hockey team just got an interesting verbal commitment: The Fitzgerald triplets from the Victoria Grizzlies. This story made national news (kinda… at least, blog headlines at places like Deadspin), if only because the Fitzgeralds starred in the 1999 film “Baby Geniuses.”

I haven’t seen said film but it has a 2 percent rating on Rotten Tomatoes and stars Christopher Lloyd and Kathleen Turner.

Their hockey skills, obviously, are much better. As you can see, the three led the team in scoring this season. They haven’t signed yet, and won’t be here until at least 2014 but it looks like they could be an exciting addition to the Beaver roster.

-Jake Areshenko and Matt Carlson both signed pro deals in the past few months. Areshenko inked an ATO with the ECHL’s South Carolina Stingrays while Carlson went to play for the Quad City Mallards of the CHL.

Arehsnko has appeared in just three games but hasn’t recorded a point yet. Carlson has also appeared in three games for the Mallards and has one assists.

Both teams are currently in the playoffs of their respective leagues.

-The Frozen Four begins next week. I didn’t get to watch a whole lot of the games (don’t get ESPNU in the office and ESPN3 does not work here), but St. Cloud State (as you’re likely aware) will represent the WCHA.

The Huskies will take on Quinnipiac in their semifinal, which is unfortunate because Yale is in the other game against UMass-Lowell.

Yale, it seems, exists solely for the Internet to make Mr. Burns jokes at their expense… which I plan on doing, with impunity, for the next week on Twitter. which means follow me if you LOVE BAD PUNS!