Welcome to In the Crease, the Duluth News Tribune’s new college hockey blog. DNT retiree Kevin Pates did a wonderful job on the previous blog “Rink and Run” so it will be difficult to live up to that. Unfortunately for our running afficionados, there won’t be any posts on endurance sports here. It’s just going to be about hockey. Links to websites and other blogs will be posted soon as well as news on the upcoming college hockey season. There will be a lot to discuss with UMD, UWS and St. Scholastica all moving into new conferences. Comments are encouraged and appreciated. Let’s drop the puck!