Ramblings: Teach Me How to Dougie, Caufield Busting Through, & Hot Takes (Nov. 25)

Cam Robinson

2020-11-24

We were dealt some… not so good news on Tuesday morning. As I settled into my desk chair with a cup of hot coffee this morning all set to watch Canada White vs Red at the WJC camp, word came down that the scrimmage and camp were on hold. The reason? Two positive COVID-19 tests amongst the participants.

This is coming from a hermetically sealed bubble camp. That’s troubling. However, the team has said they will re-test everyone, isolate the sick (obviously) and follow Provincial protocols. Then, they’ll get back to the month-long training camp.

As cases continue to spiral out of control in Alberta – home of the 2021 WJC, we can only sit around and hope that things break right for this event. I don’t know about you, but if we’re unlikely to have a normal Holiday season with our families, I sure as hell need some World Junior action to help ease that loss.

Attempting to win my second DobberForum WJC pool is also at stake.

(PS. I know there are far larger issues associated with this pandemic. Just let me have this)

 

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Cole Caufield is finding his sea legs in his sophomore season. The Wisconsin winger was snakebitten to begin the NCAA season, failing to bend the twine through his first four games. He did have four apples though.  The lack of goals was not for a lack of trying though. He had multiple grade-A chances but just couldn’t get it done.

Well, he scored one the other night and grabbed a couple of beauties plus an empty netter on Tuesday against Penn State. That puts him in second place in NCAA scoring with eight points in six games.