An exerpt from the Daily Mining Gazette's feature "Calls From Home", which was from the November 16, 2013 edition of the DMG.
On the ice, Allie Patrick of Calumet is suiting up on defense for the St. Norbert College women's hockey team.
She recorded the first point of her collegiate career Nov. 9 in a 4-3 win over Lake Forest, assisting on a second-period goal.
Patrick has played in three of SNC's first five games. The Green Knights, 3-1-1, host St. Scholastica tonight.
Calumet alum Ben Storm earned the first point of his collegiate career for St. Cloud State on Nov. 1 in a 3-2 win over North Dakota at Ralph Engelstad Arena in Grand Forks, assisting on a third-period goal from Kalle Kossila that gave the Huskies a lead they would not relinquish.
Storm also took his first collegiate penalty in the game.
He had three shots in SCSU's 10-0 rout of Alabama-Huntsville Friday and has dressed in eight of the Huskies' nine games so far.
Speaking of Calumet defensemen, Jesse Junttila, playing for the North American Hockey League Janesville (Wis.) Jets, upped his assist total to two so far this season with a helper Nov. 2 in a loss to the Minnesota Magicians.
Janesville is struggling to a 7-11-1 record thus far in the NAHL North Division.
Two places above them are the Springfield (Mo.) Jr. Blues, for which Brendan Jacques of Calumet now has two goals and four assists in 18 games.
Jacques' last point came in a 3-2 loss to Michigan Nov. 2.
Ben Johnson of Calumet is up to eight goals and six assists for the Ontario Hockey League Windsor Spitfires. He scored in three straight games in October, then followed it up with a pair of assists Oct. 27 at Owen Sound.
He has missed several games in November with a knee injury, including some of a Spitfire hot streak in which they won seven in a row and eight of nine, including a 6-0 rout of Mississauga Thursday. He is expected to return to the lineup next weekend.
The Spits, at 12-7-0, are at Peterborough tonight.