Thursday, October 25, 2007

Clearing Another Hurdle

Yesterday I took a chance and tried to reach Colorado Rockies' manager Clint Hurdle by phone. My intention was to leave a message of encouragement so I waited until later in the afternoon when I knew he'd be at Fenway Park in Boston. To my surprise Clint picked up the phone and we had a wonderful visit hours before Game 1 of the World Series.

We prayed together before we hung up and it was so good to have that time together. Unfortunately the Rockies had grown rusty from a long layoff and they were pounded 13-1 by the Red Sox. It would be easy to think that my prayer accomplished nothing but I refuse to believe that lie. Clint remarked that our prayertime was the best gift he received all day.

Check out this link for an account of the hurdles that Clint has had to clear over his checkered career.

God bless you, Clint!

Sunday, October 21, 2007

Fish In Sports Spectrum

The latest issue (November/December) of SPORTS SPECTRUM magazine has a feature on Mike Fisher (Bud's big brother), written by his uncle, David

Check out a brief preview of the story at the following link: sure to subscibe to this excellent publication!

Friday, October 12, 2007

My Hero, Bud Fisher

My nephew, Bud Fisher, plays goal for the Quinnipiac University Bobcats. Needless to say I'm very proud of him.

The following information was taken from the Bobcats' web site:

As a Sophomore in 2006–07:

Appeared in 39 contests...Recorded a 20–14–5 mark for the Bobcats...Registered three shutouts...ECACHL All-Tournament Team selection...An ECAC Hockey League All-Academic team selection...Made a career-high 43 stops in the win over Robert Morris on 10/13...Named ECACHL Goalie of the Week on 10/16...Stopped 53 of 56 shots over the weekend sweep of Colgate and Cornell on 11/17-11/18...Stopped 23 shots to earn his third career shutout at Princeton on 1/6...Made 17 saves in the win over Brown on 1/12...Made 24 saves to earn the win at Colgate on 2/17...Stopped 42 of 44 shots in a quarterfinal round sweep of Cornell on 3/9-3/10...Turned away all 23 shots he saw in 3/9 contest...Named ECACHL Co-Goalie of the Week for his performance against Cornell....Registered his fourth shutout of the season and sixth of his career against St. Lawrence in the ECACHL semifinals on 3/16...Tied an ECACHL tournament record with his third career playoff shutout with the St. Lawrence blanking.

As a Freshman in 2005–06:

Ranked second among all NCAA freshman goalies with 18 wins, trailing only Maine’s Ben Bishop (21)...Finished the year with an 18–14–1 mark to go along with a 2.54 goals-against average and a .904 save percentage...Registered three shutouts...Selected to the Quinnipiac Cup All-Tournament Team...Appeared in 34 games...Stopped 30 shots in the season opener at Michigan...Turned away 11 shots to earn his first collegiate win on 10/14 against RIT...Made 18 saves to earn his first collegiate shutout on 10/15 against Bentley...Stopped all 23 shots he saw to earn his second collegiate shutout against Robert Morris on 10/28...Turned away 35 of 37 shots to backstop the Bobcats to a ECACHL opening win over Harvard on 11/4...Stopped 27 shots to earn the win against Princeton on 11/22...Stopped 53 of 55 shots in a weekend sweep of RIT on 1/20–21...Made 23 saves to earn the win against Niagara on 1/28...Came up with 17 saves in the win over Clarkson on 2/3...Stopped 31 shots in the win over No. 18 St. Lawrence on 2/4...Made 33 saves in the win over Yale on 2/24...Stopped 57 of 60 shots in the playoff series win over RPI on 3/3 and 3/4...Pitched his third shutout of the year with a blanking of Colgate in game one of the ECACHL quarterfinal round series.

Before Quinnipiac:

Identified by the National Hockey League’s Central Scouting Bureau as a draft prospect in early 2005...Played two seasons with the Lindsay Muskies (Ontario Jr. A) club...Played in 42 games between the pipes in 2004–05.


Born in Peterborough, Ontario...Son of Karen and Jim Fisher...His older brother, Mike, currently plays with the Ottawa Senators of the National Hockey League...Plans to major in business.

Saves • 43, vs. Robert Morris, 10/13/06
Least Goals Allowed • 0, three times
Most Goals Allowed • 5, three times

Saves • 43, vs. Robert Morris, 10/13/06
Least Goals Allowed • 0, six times
Most Goals Allowed • 6, at St. Lawrence, 11/18/05