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Josh Archibald Looking To Translate Collegiate Success To The Pros

Thursday, August 21, 2014
Archibald ready to learn the pro game. Photo credit: @ItsJacki
“It was a pretty crazy season,” Archibald said of his junior season last year at the University of Nebraska-Omaha (UNO) and the happenings shortly after his third season of college hockey.

"We did pretty well as a team. We ended up 3rd in the NCHC," Archibald said adding, "Personally, I did some pretty great things but for me it couldn’t have been possible without my teammates and my linemates. I played with two really good linemates. We had some great chemistry and that was the main thing for us. We got open, we found each other. We made plays. It was a pretty special season.”

Monday's Catch Up & Lunch Links 8/18

Monday, August 18, 2014
Warmups from the 2013 Eastern Conference Finals.
The calendar hits mid-August, which means we are less than a month away from the Penguins annual rookie tournament in London, Ontario.

The camp, which runs from September 13-16th, will feature Kasperi Kapanen, Brian Dumoulin, Scott Harrington, Jean-Sebastien Dea and a bunch more of the Penguins prospects as they compete against prospects from the Toronto Maple Leafs, Ottawa Senators and Chicago Blackhawks in a four-day camp before teams' main training camps get in full-swing.

As I do every Monday, some noteworthy happenings of late with links to help you get caught up or through the start of the work week.

Clark Seymour Takes A Step In The Right Direction

Friday, August 15, 2014
Defenseman Clark Seymour looks to make his pro debut in the fall.
Clark Seymour has come a long way. From the day he was selected in the 5th round of the 2012 NHL Entry Draft by the Pittsburgh Penguins, to looking forward to turning pro this fall after signing his first professional contract - an AHL deal with Pens' affiliate Wilkes-Barre/Scranton Penguins - Seymour has certainly earned his opportunity to get his professional hockey career started.

"It's exciting. It's something I've worked towards my whole life growing up," Seymour said of signing his first contract. "For myself, it's a goal I've reached and I'm very excited and excited to get things going."

Bobby Farnham Accepts HPH's Ice Bucket Challenge

Tuesday, August 12, 2014
Yesterday, I accepted the ALS Ice Bucket challenge and called three of my own nominees to participate, one of which being WBS Penguins fan favorite Bobby Farnham.

Today, Farnham responded with his own video accepting the challenge and doing so in style after a tee shot at a golf course.

It's a hockey post in August..

Monday's Catch Up & ALS Ice Bucket Challenge 8/11

Monday, August 11, 2014
Defenseman Brian Dumoulin looks to make a push in NHL training camp. Photo credit: @ItsJacki.
The rookie camp in London, Ontario is drawing closer as we are about a month away from seeing some of the Penguins prospects from development camp take part in the annual rookie tournament against prospects from the Toronto Maple Leafs, Ottawa Senators and Chicago Blackhawks.