and Ryan Thang
lead the NCAA's No. 1 ranked Notre Dame Fighting Irish into action this weekend against University of Alaska Fairbanks. Thang and Ryan both rank among the team's top-five goal scorers. In Junior action, Jonathon Blum
and Chet Pickard
return to WHL play after participating in the World Junior Championships, while goaltender Jeremy Smith
was traded from the Plymouth Whalers to the Niagara Ice Dogs.