Ice Hawks: It's all on the line!!!
PHERSY:Whoa, I can breathe again after all that wrestling! It looks like Feldy filled you in on my whereabouts, but at the end of February and beginning of March, I'm swamped with high school wrestling coverage, so that's where I've been the last month ... last week was the busiest, with state wrestling.
So, I've heard the Ice Hawks have a pretty big series this weekend? Anybody heard about this?
HA! So yeah, sorry for the lack of updates on here. In case you missed it, most of my Ice Hawks coverage has been going in the print edition lately. You better be reading that, too! In case you haven't been, here are a few links to the stories I've done the past few weeks on the Hawks.
Also, if you're looking for a Mustangs series preview, it will be in tomorrow's print edition. I can never say 100 percent that it will end up on the Web site, but it should be posted late tonight or early tomorrow.
Here are a few of the recent stories
Ice Hawks looking for another league title
Ice Hawks move to crucial semifinals
OK, so that's all for now. I did speak with coach today while he was in St. Paul at Xcel Energy Center watching the state tournament, so that preview information will be in tomorrow's paper. Nothing earth shattering in there. No huge injuries to report ... though I'm not sure if Fatis would want to reveal that anyway!
Friday's game at the Rec Center is scheduled for a 7:05 p.m. start. Saturday in Spooner, Wis., also is slated for 7:05 p.m. If a Game 3 is needed, it's back in Rochester at 5:35 p.m. Sunday.
I also recently received the schedule for nationals. If the Ice Hawks advance, it looks like they'll mostly be playing right around 6 p.m. (eastern ... 5 p.m. back home) for all three days, March 26, March 27 and March 28. The semifinals are at 12:30 p.m. and 3:30 p.m. on Monday, March 29, and the national title game is at 12:30 p.m. Tuesday ... all eastern times. Let's hope these schedules matter to us!