Steelheads Rookie Rapuzzi Driven by Fallen Friend's Memory

William Rapuzzi (Credit: Idaho Steelheads)
I wanted to call attention to this story in the Idaho Statesman by Chris Langrill. William Rapuzzi, who played in Texas training camp, was college roommates with Dallas prospect Scott Winkler, who died over the summer in his native Norway. Winkler was expected to play for the Texas Stars this season.

Here's a link to the story.

A few notes that got cut include the fact that Rapuzzi traveled to Norway to attend Winkler's funeral.  He also went to Colorado Springs, home of their alma mater Colorado College, the day after the Steelheads' first game to attend a memorial.