Stevenson's Richmond Skates to Professional Hockey Contract
Byline: Bob Frisk
Professional hockey may be on thin ice, but that doesn't mean Danny Richmond (Stevenson) can't continue to skate and pursue his dream.
The National Hockey League work stoppage hasn't diminished the excitement for Richmond, a 2002 graduate of Stevenson who has signed with the Carolina Hurricanes.
While the NHL is continuing to negotiate the collective bargaining agreement, Richmond has been assigned to Carolina's American Hockey League team in Lowell, Mass. He is expected to compete for a spot on the Hurricanes' roster if training camp finally opens.
Richmond, who played junior hockey with the Chicago Steel, attended the University of Michigan and had to make a difficult decision about leaving school to pursue professional hockey.
He was the 31st pick in the 2003 NHL draft.
During the past season, Richmond played for the London Knights in London, Ontario. He also was a member of the United States' under-20 team that won the gold medal in the 2004 World Championships in Helsinki, Finland, the first USA team to ever win in that division.
Bobby Giannini (Stevenson) is the starting safety for the Air Force Academy. He had attended a prep school last year as part of his Air Force enrollment.
- Quarterback Matt Roe (Carmel) of Augustana completed 6-of-8 passes for 211 yards and 3 touchdowns in 42-10 win over North Park.
Dates and sites have been set for the four Daily Herald football recognition banquets. Circle your calendars.
Lake County - Sunday, Dec. 5, 5:30 p.m. reception, The Country Squire Restaurant and Banquets, Grayslake.
Cook County - Monday, Dec. 13, 6 p.m. reception, Stonegate Conference and Banquet Centre, Hoffman Estates.
DuPage County - Monday, Dec. 6, 6 p.m. reception, Stonegate Conference and Banquet Centre.
Fox Valley/Tri-Cities - Sunday, Dec. 12, 5:30 p.m. reception, Stonegate Conference and Banquet Centre.
Kim Gottsacker (Grayslake), a freshman at Concordia University, was named athlete of the week. She played in goal (64 minutes) and forward (24) and recorded an assist in a 7-0 win over Alverno College, and she had a career-high 17 saves.
- Freshman Megan Blenner (St. Viator) of Carroll College scored her first collegiate goal against Edgewood College and then added two more against Ripon. …