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In case you didn’t know the UMD Men’s hockey team won the National Championship in hockey last season:

I won’t talk about it a whole lot, but needless to say I’m very happy about that. It was a long time coming, especially long were a bunch of years in the late nineties. I would have listed a bunch of other UMD teams that I thought would have won the National Title before I would have said last years, but last years team got hot at the right time.  Another long time coming was that this was the first time since the early 90s that the National Champion is a school who won it for the first time.

Next came the more shocking news, UMD decided to leave the WCHA for (maybe? hopefully?) greener pastures. They are breaking away from the WCHA to form a new conference, called the National Collegiate Hockey Conference, which as it stands right now also has Colorado College, Denver, North Dakota, Omaha, and Miami.  The WCHA and CCHA have basically merged. Still not sure what I think about it, I’m pretty skeptical at this point; I’ll give my thoughts more as things go along I am sure.

In my personal life, there hasn’t been any major changes. Life is good. Amy and I made a trip “out east” in the Summer to visit friends and family, with stops in Chicago, Ohio (just outside Cleveland), and Michigan. I didn’t see any stadiums at all from the trip.  We went through or close to some college hockey towns, but I didn’t see any for various reasons:  South Bend (only saw the town exit), Ann Arbor (ditto), East Lansing (ditto), Madison (stayed overnight, the Wisconsin campus was too far off the interstate).

Miss Kaelyn is a month away from being two and a half years old. Despite being in what people call the “terrible twos”, she’s for the most part easy-going and loving. The exception would be at night when she’s tired, even then she’s really not anywhere near as “terrible” as the “terrible twos” would say. One of Kaelyn’s teachers at the Montessori told us that Kaelyn is “the mother of the group”. That was nice to hear, although hardly shocking; she loves giving hugs and kisses and in general is a very caring, loving girl.  She is very much an outdoor girl, is always wanting to go to the playground and do other outside things.  This hockey season we’re going to take her to her first UMD game;  it will be perfect since our seats are right next to the students and the band, she’ll love that.

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