Nick Dineen, who will join Colorado College next season, leads the United States Hockey League defending champion Sioux Falls Stampede as a third-year player and co-captain.
The Tigers' latest pickup, Tim Hall, played a key role in his Ohio Jr. Blue Jackets' sweep of the Green Bay Gamblers (USHL). Game 1: Hall's shootout goal clinched the win. Game 2: Hall picks up an assist.
Dakota Eveland, who will join CC in 2009 or 2010, had an assist in the Omaha Lancers' win over the Tri-City Storm this weekend.
On a low-scoring Okotoks Oilers (Alberta Junior Hockey League) squad, David Civitarese is one of the youngest but also the third-leading scorer among forwards.
Andrew Hamburg still has not resurfaced after being released from Waterloo (USHL). EDIT: Looks like the Texas Tornado (NAHL), where Hamburg was traded to, will start up this weekend.
Though the same stature as former Chicago Wolves teammate and AHL record-setter Darren Haydar, Brett Sterling got the nod. An interesting piece on how timing can make all the difference when trying to stick on a NHL roster.
Aaron Slattengren's strong second half last season has his Augusta (Ga.) Lynx (ECHL) coach predicting big things. (subscription required)
Bad Karma? A knee injury to Brett Krahn cleared the way for Curtis McElhinney to make the Calgary Flames' roster. Now, because of a knee injury of his own, McElhinney will be out of commission for at least a week, this article says.