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I was taking notes while I was watching games yesterday.  Unfortunately, I forgot my notebook in the car, so maybe Monday I’ll write about what I saw yesterday.

As I mentioned yesterday, there’s no Owatonna team in the NAHL anymore.  I also discovered some other Minnesota Junior Hockey team changes:

  • There’s a new junior hockey team in Hibbing, the Iron Range Ironheads.  They play in the Superior International Junior Hockey League with the Duluth Clydesdales, four Canadian teams, and one Wisconsin team.
  • There’s a new team in Maple Grove, the Maple Grove Energy.  They’ll be in the Minnesota Junior Hockey League.
  • Also marked on that Wikipedia entry is a new MJHL team for 2012-13, the Steele County Blades, who will be in Owatonna.  So it won’t be long that Owatonna will be without a team.
  • I was even aware of this league until yesterday, but the North American 3 Hockey League (abbreviated NA3HL)  has the Granite City Lumberjacks (St. Cloud) and Minnesota Flying Aces (Little Falls), both teams moved from the MJHL to the NA3HL.  There’s also the Twin City Steel (Vadnais Heights).

As far as Minnesota teams in the NAHL showcase last night:

The Alexandria Blizzard lost 7-4 to the Texas Tornado.  The Tornado scored on two of their three power-plays and had a 3-0 lead after the first period.  Tucker Colburn (Park Rapids, MN) had two goals and an assist Thomas Williams (Alexandria, MN) had a goal and an assist in the loss.  Jameson Shortreed (Emo, ON) stopped sixteen of the twenty-two shots and takes the loss.

The Austin Bruins were shutout 3-0 by the Fresno Monsters.  All three goals came in the first period.  Maybe it’s just me, but I’m questioning the accuracy of the data.  According to the boxscore there were a total of zero shots in the third (zero for Austin and zero for Fresno).  The only way I could see that as being accurate is if the game was abandoned after two or during the second (shots in the second are listed as four for Austin and four for Fresno), I don’t see anything on the website that says the game was abandoned.

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