By Jim den Hollander
In the past week or so there has been a push to make daily items for Saukhockey.info. The play originally was to begin that on Sept. 1 but the timing of the start of the Dells Ducks 2021-22 Training Camp made it a good starting point.
Within the next week or so, the Lake Delton Ice Arena will once again become a busy hub for varsity teams with early captain’s practices and as of right now, some out of town teams are looking to the local arena as a home base for ice which once again is hard to find under restrictions in the state capital.
Lately, inspired by the success of this site, I have been inspired to bring back another website I dabbled with called Midwesthockey.info.
Again, the Midwest site started as a hobby, putting in random stories on primarily pro and junior hockey stories from around the Midwest Region. Recently, with my internet expertise, I somehow pushed a button that obliterated that site from view. I have asked a friend to help me restore that site which currently has over 700 items on it from previous seasons on it.
My goal was to also begin updates on that site as a sister to Saukhockey.info on Sept. 1 as well. Reviving it has proven more difficult than first thought though. I may have to begin a whole new site which would not be favored, but perhaps the lone alternative. I may also begin by putting those items on Saukhockey.info, at least for a while.
There is a Midwesthockey.info facebook page already in place as well.
In the next week or so, I hope to reach out to the youth programs for RWD, Baraboo T-Birds and Sauk Prairie Flyers and Monkeys, to create a pipeline that will allow me to run all of the youth results every week as well.
It would be nice to find some local photographers that might be attending Ducks, varsity high school or even youth hockey games to create more art for the stories this season. Unfortunately, all we can offer here is a photo credit for now, but that could change down the road.
Watch this space for more updates on both websites.