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Fresh Links: Catamount Ice Edition

UVM leads the way in re-purposing Zamboni ice shavings. Wicked good!

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ice, ice baby, too cold...
ice, ice baby, too cold...
Harry Engels
The University of Vermont has pioneered the recycling of Gutterson Field House ice as a yummy frozen treat!
  • Get your Catamount Ice, here! Make your selection from such unique flavors such as emerald ash borer and maple sea lamprey. Mmmmmmm! [UVM]
  • Among a surprisingly strong and entertaining number of contenders, The Guardian has selected this innovation as one of the Top 10 Best of the Web. [TheGuardian]
  • Seen at the scene in Burlington, VT at Centennial Field was Shawn Thornton, who threw the ceremonial first pitch at a Lake Monsters baseball game yesterday. [@JoeGiza]
  • Kevan Miller may be renting Thornton's home next season. [@WCAX_Fleish]
Okay, okay. In REAL Bruins news, the Bruins prospects and invitees are arriving for Development Camp.
  • Caryn Switaj interviewed David Pastrnak as he arrived in Boston, he was surprisingly perky after the long flight. [Bruins.NHL]
  • Meet the University of North Dakota's Zane Gothberg. []
  • This may be the last Bruins Development Camp held at Ristuccia Arena. [Wilmington.Patch]
  • Cam Neely has committed the Bruins to the new Boston Landing facility. []
  • Providence Bruins coach Bruce Cassidy is also very interested in seeing the group that will likely be his players first, if he is not tapped to replace Geoff Ward. [TauntonGazette]
  • Andy Brickley spoke about replacing Jarome Iginla's production, and possible Bruins to be traded. (Video, 2:20) [NESN]
  • Adam McQuaid will once again hit the links in Charlottetown,PEI to benefit an event that invited his participation before he became and NHL player. [JournalPioneer]
  • Also on the links was Johnny Boychuk, who will be featured in an episode of the Pro-Am Golf Show. [@Meg_Storms]
  • Reilly Smith, two of his brothers, and Dave Bolland all owe a small debt of gratitude to the Mimico Mountaineers. [InsideToronto]
  • Brad Marchand and his friend, former PBruin Andrew Bodnarchuk, will be playing in a charity hockey tournament in honor of the late Jordan Boyd. [ChronicleHerald]
  • Patrice Bergeron was in a CCM photoshoot. [@CCMHockey]
Elsewhere around the rink:
  • Speaking of golf, what happens when golfers try their hand at hockey drills? (Video, 4:05) [iPlayHockey]
  • A number of NHL players are still looking for teams, and it looks like retirement may be in the cards for several big names. [NorthJersey]
  • Here are the best remaining forwards. [LastWordOnSports]
  • Meanwhile, Jim Benning has added former Bruins scout John Wiesbrod to the Canucks' hockey operations staff. [VancouverSun]
  • Brian Boyle declined a bigger offer from the Maple Leafs to go to the Lightning. [TheScore]
  • Well wishes to Mike Fisher, who suffered a ruptured Achilles tendon... [Tennesean]
  • ...and also to Bryan Murray, the Senators GM who has been diagnosed with cancer. [OttawaCitizen]
  • Hockey is on the rise in the USA, and that includes Amateur and Sled Hockey. [EyeOnHockey]