World Championship Flashback: Mark Parrish
more than two dozen former collegians slated to participate in the
2005 IIHF World Championship, our former college hockey heroes will
be trying to make memories on one of the sport's biggest stages.
With that in mind, Inside College Hockey takes this opportunity
to reflect on some of those players' memorable college moments.
Mark Parrish (NY Islanders photo)
there's no U.S. television coverage of the games,
you can watch them all on the web through a service
offered by MediaZone.com,
a sponsor of INCH's World Championship coverage. |
complete stats, standings and more, visit the tournament's
official web site at IHWC.net. | Link
all of the big-name talent on Team USA, some may have been surprised
to see a relatively lesser-known like New York Islanders forward
Mark Parrish jumping out to the team’s goal-scoring lead at
the World Championships.
of understanding, a glance at his hockey resume will reveal that
a dictionary may be the only place you’ll find the word “patience”
anywhere near the word “Parrish.”
are nothing new for this puck-hungry Minnesotan, who learned the
advantages of flying under the radar at an early stage in his career.
Parrish was part of a Bloomington (Minn.) Jefferson High School
program that won three consecutive Minnesota state titles, but stayed
out of the spotlight on a roster studded with such future college
stars as Mike Crowley (Minnesota), Nick Checco (Minnesota), Joe
Bianchi (Wisconsin), Ben Clymer (Minnesota) and Ian Petersen (Colorado
two seasons out of preps, Parrish was putting up 27 goals in the
WCHA for St. Cloud State, displaying a nose for the net the likes
of which his college coach had rarely seen.
stood out most about Mark’s game was that anytime he came
within 10 feet of the puck, it ended up on his stick, and if it
got to his stick, it usually got to the net,” said Huskies
coach Craig Dahl.
left the college ranks for the WHL after two seasons at St. Cloud
State, and needed all of one game of seasoning in the AHL before
putting up 24 goals as a rookie with the Florida Panthers. In six
NHL seasons (two in Florida and four on Long Island) Parrish has
maintained that pace, averaging 24 goals per season.
were to offer advice to future opponents of Team USA in the Worlds
about how to stop Parrish, it might be this: Whatever you do, keep
the puck at least 3.05 meters from his stick. Here in America, that’s
this to a friend
Us | Advertiser
Info | Site Map | Privacy
© 2002-2005 Inside College Hockey, Inc., All Rights Reserved