Let's back off Lefty a little ...
by BIGSKYND (2019-03-31 11:05:05)

In reply to: Your last line says a lot. Prior to Jackson, ND was a  posted by other_guy

Hey got it started. And with miniscule resources he took us as a startup and made the program competitive. He also put a few guys in the NHL at the time. The problems came in the '80's when the unfortunate/stupid decision was made to blow it up to club status. And none of this is in any way a knock at Jackson, who is the reason the program is, as York said a few years back, "one of the usual suspects". I'm simply saying that I have no problem with saluting the guy who got it off the ground originally.