Madison’s Cody Strang commits to Bemidji State, updated TV broadcast news for WCHA playoffs

Youngstown's Cody Strang.

Youngstown (USHL) forward Cody Strang has committed to the Bemidji State men’s hockey program according to a report from Wisconsin blogger Chuck Schwartz at 60 Minutes. No Alibis. No Regrets.

Strang had previously committed to Wisconsin for the 2011 season, but he did not meet academic qualifications. Strang told Schwartz he will sit out the 2011-12 season.

Strang was a high school star at Madison Edgewood High School, the high school current BSU sophomore Jordan George played at. Strang was the 2009 Mr. Hockey Award winner and was named to the 2011 USHL Midseason All Star Team this season.

Strang is second in team scoring at Youngstown with 14 goals and 20 assists. He is plus-16 on the season.

Here is a quick glance at BSU’s known recruits via Chris Heisenberg’s NCAA recruiting site.


Matt Prapavessis (D, Lincoln, USHL). Signed National Letter of Intent
Sam Windle (D, Chicago, USHL). Signed National Letter of Intent.
Graeme McCormack (D, Nanaimo, BCHL), verbal commitment.
Andrew Walsh (G, Dawson Creek, NAHL), verbal commitment.
Danny Mattson (F, Omaha, USHL), verbal commitment.
Tyler Tosunian (F, Pembroke CJHL), verbal commitment.
Brad Robbins (F, Sioux City, USHL), verbal commitment.
Mitch Cain (F, Des Moines, USHL), verbal commitment.
Cody Strang (F, Youngstown, USHL) verbal commitment.
-David Boehm (transfer).

Phil Brewer (F, Burlington, OJHL), verbal commitment.

Corey Petrash (F, Winnipeg Thrashers Midget), verbal commitment.

Minnesota/Alaska-Anchorage Local TV update

Brian Bissonette of Paul Bunyan Communications confirmed today the Minnesota/Alaska-Anchorage series will be available to PBTV customers. Because of scheduling conflicts, the Friday and Sunday (if necessary) games were not going to be telecast locally unless PBC received a receiver to broadcast the signal. Bissonette said the receiver has arrived to provide the broadcast.

The Friday telecast of the Anchorage/Gopher game will be on PBTV Channel 14 starting at 6:30 p.m. If a third game is necessary on Sunday, that game will also appear on PBTV Channel 14 (same time). Saturday’s game will be on FSN, PBTV Channel 56 or in HD on 556.

Here is the complete alternate channel plan from Fox Sports North.

The Bemidji State/Nebraska-Omaha series will not be televised locally, but can viewed online for a fee at The call can also be heard on local radio station The Mix 103.7 and