Thursday, April 5, 2007

Alumni Update - More Hardware

And the awards keep rolling in for NMU Alumni.

From the ECHL:
2006-07 ECHL All-Rookie Team
PRINCETON, N.J. – The ECHL on Wednesday announced its All-Rookie Team for 2006-07 as determined in a vote of ECHL coaches, who were asked to select a goaltender, two defensemen and three forwards. A rookie is defined as a player who has played in less than 25 professional games prior to the start of the current season.

Jamie Milam of Gwinnett leads ECHL rookie defensemen with 22 goals, 13 power-play goals and is tied for the lead with 45 points in 66 games. He is second overall among league rookies with 13 power-play goals while his 22 goals tie him for sixth and his 45 points tie him for 11th. He is second among all ECHL defensemen in goals and power-play goals and is tied for sixth in points. He was named the CCM Vector ECHL Rookie of the Month for February after scoring 13 points (3g-10a) in 12 games.

And to complete the trifecta of NMU alums in pro hockey news (Oystrick yesterday at, Milam at; Tuomas Tarkki gets mention for his stellar performance playing in the SM-Liiga Finnish league this season. Tuomas currently heads into the Championship series with a seven game win streak. Three of those seven playoff wins were shutouts.

Read about Tuomas at

Transaction News

Darin Olver has been released from his ATO with the Hartford Wolf-Pack. Darin played in just six games where he scored just one goal and no assists for one point, eight shots, even on the +/-, and had eight minutes of penalties.

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