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Tuesday was the 40th anniversary of the death of Bill Masterton. Let's Go DU had some nice coverage. As did TNABACG.

The big news on Monday was that the NCAA opened the door to Canadian schools joining the NCAA. It's certainly a step in the right direction, but we're still probably four or five steps away from seeing Canadian schools playing college teams and in a major conference. If college hockey wants to expand, Canada is probably the most likely place.

Now is the time of year when some of the top NAHL players start committing to colleges. The most recent is Wichita's Adam Cardwell, who leads the league in scoring. Cardwell committed to--is it Wednesday again already?--Alaska.

Also, Lincoln's(USHL) JJ Crew committed to Western Michigan and Stouffville's(OPJHL) James McIntosh committed to Bowling Green.

The Blog that Yost Built pointed out that Michigan has set a new record for consecutive 20-win seasons with 21, surpassing Minnesota's 20 consecutive between 1977-1997.

Arguably the best high school team in Minnesota, Roseau, faced off against the best high school team in North Dakota, Grand Forks Red River, and Roseau narrowly escaped with a win. The Rams tied the game with an extra attacker goal with 24 seconds left and won the game in overtime.

USHL Central Scouting released draft lists for 1992 birthdates and 1993 birthdates.

College Hockey Recruit Exchange lists some top available '92 birthdates.

The Denver Post's Mike Chambers points out that Randy Schmidt messed up a call against Denver on Saturday.

Saturday's game between Michigan and Notre Dame at the Palace is already heating up with a band controversy.

What's former INCH CCHA writer James Jahnke up to these days? Pissing off Michigan fans. And then Jahnke defended himself.

If, like me, you're interested in the history of hockey, here's a great story on former Red Wing Larry Aurie, who had his number retired by the Red Wings, though the current Wings ownership refuses to acknowledge it.