Sunday, February 01, 2015

(Video) UND 4 UNO 3 O.T.



It was a great weekend of hockey, what an amazing series. It's the kind of hockey that I like to watch. I thought UND played well both games, but kind of lost their composure during the later part of the game on Friday night and it cost UND. I touched on it a bit here.

Here are a few fun facts, with the with the win, UND is 16-0-1 when they're leading after two periods. UND is also 13-0-1 on Saturday nights. UNO 1-5-1 when trailing after two.

There have been four games in the series, three-of-four went to overtime. All four games were decided by a goal. Also, there's been one sweep in this series. All-time, UND leads the series 9-6-1.


Saturday, January 31, 2015

UND vs. UNO Game two Lines


UND goes with the same lineup as last night.


(Video) UND vs. UNO (Overtime Implosion)



You have to give credit to the Nebraska-Omaha Mavericks. They beat UND fair and square. I think last night's display in the overtime period was a textbook display of an implosion.

noun
1.the act of imploding; a bursting inward (opposed to explosion).
2. Phonetics.the occlusive phase of stop consonants.
(of a stop consonant) the nasal release heard in the common pronunciation of eaten, sudden, or mitten, in which the vowel of the final syllable is greatly reduced. The ingressive release of a suction stop.
Compare plosion.

UND vs. UNO (UND goals 1/30/2015)



“We didn’t play a full 60 minutes, but in the third period, we came out and played desperate hockey and showed what kind of team we are,” Caggiula said. “When you lose a game in overtime, it’s never going to sit well. But we have to play a full 60 minutes, like we did in the third period, and I think we’ll have a better result tomorrow.” (Grand Forks Herald)

UNO Head Coach Dean Blais Throws the Water Bottle.

Friday, January 30, 2015

Friday Links UNO vs. UND

Epic series this weekend in Omaha, Nebraska. UND takes on the Red Mavs in an important two-game conference series. Should be an exciting series. #hateundweek






Thursday, January 29, 2015

UND Hate Week in Omaha :)


Ah yes... It's "Hate UND Week" on ESPN 590 AM Omaha. So, if you haven't heard this, you might want to listen to it at the 31:00 mark of the embedded broadcast.

For some interesting hockey analysis from a UNO fan's perspective  you can check out MAV PUCK.

This should be a good series of hockey, both teams hate each other and it should be a rough series. Both games will be on TV and for those with DirecTV, you will be able to watch Friday's game on CBSSN and Saturday's game on Fox College Sports.

If you haven't seen it, Ryan Lambert of Puck Daddy has been taking hacks at UNO all season long.
Meanwhile, the poor-but-they-keep-winning-anyway Omaha Mavericks swept Denver.

Omaha will fall off, but might have enough points banked that it doesn't make a difference. North Dakota is better but still not great.


Wednesday, January 28, 2015

Collin Adams Committs to UND

Collin Adams a 16-year old forward from Brighton, MI, has committed to play for UND. Below, is his Elite Prospects page.


Good News for UND Hockey Fans: MidcoSN Adds Saturday's Game at Omaha

This is very good news for UND hockey fans. Friday's game in on CBSSN and Saturday's game is on FCS and MidcoSN.

GRAND FORKS, N.D. – Midco Sports Network (MidcoSN) announced today that it will add North Dakota’s men’s hockey game at Omaha on Saturday, Jan. 31, to its live television broadcast schedule.

MidcoSN has reached an agreement with NET Nebraska in Lincoln and will air its production of the game on Midco Sports Network channel 622 (HD) and 26 (SD). Dave Ahlers and former UNO hockey player David Brisson will call the action beginning at 7 p.m.

Friday’s game can be seen live nationally on CBS Sports Network, which is also available to DirecTV and DISH Network subscribers. Ben Holden handles the play-by-play and is joined by analyst Dave Starman and rinkside reporter Shireen Saski.

With 10 games remaining in the regular season, top-ranked North Dakota trails fifth-ranked Omaha by one point for first place in the National Collegiate Hockey Conference (NCHC) standings.


Tuesday, January 27, 2015

Minnesota Wild: Goalie Devan Dubnyk Stops Justin Schultz (video)



Check out this amazing save by Minnesota Wild goalie Devan Dubnyk as he stops former Wisconsin Badger and current Edmonton Oilers defenseman Justin Schultz. I guess if I was the Wild general manager, I would be looking for a way to Cut Niklas Backstrom and signing Dubnyk.

Montreal Canadiens Alexei Emelin Hits Jason Spezza (Video)


I am sure that Montreal Canadiens fans are very quiet tonight after watching this transpire.
I am not a fan of Canadiens defenseman Alexei Emelin, can't stand the kind of player that he is.

That being said, I am not necessarily suggesting the league suspend the Habs defenseman, but I just want to illustrate that he's not a clean player. This is a dangerous hit that need to be punished more severely. I do like that fact that the officials gave him a five-minute major. I believe it was the right call in this situation.

It will be interesting to see if the league give him anything especially after he was fined in November by the NHL's Department of Players Safety.

Rob Klinkhammer's knee-to-knee hit on Matt Cooke (Gif)


I suppose there's not a lot of people that are going to feel sorry for Minnesota Wild forward Matt Cook. I also don't blame them, but this isn't a clean hit at all. This is a dirty knee-to-knee leg check.

Minnesota Wild: Zach Parise Takes A Puck To Mouth In Edmontonb (Video & Vine)



The life of a hockey players is tough. It looks like Minnesota Wild forward Zach Parise lost some teeth in this incident because he bends over to pick them up off of the ice. My mouth hurts watching this. Check out the vine embedded below, it illustrates this really well.

Monday, January 26, 2015

Philadelphia Flyers: Zac Rinaldo has been suspended for eight games



Zac Rinaldo is a reckless player and I was hoping that his suspension was going to be longer than eight games. To be honest with you, I was hoping that Rinaldo was going to be suspended for 10 games.

Do you think Rinaldo's suspension is long enough, or would you like it to be longers, too?

The Department of Players Safety has levied some stiff penalties in the last week. Chicago Blackhawks forward Daniel Carcillo was given a six-game suspension for cross-checking Winnipeg Jets forward Mathieu Perreault. Both players are repeat offenders. No this 8 game suspension for Rinaldo.





USCHO.com Division I Men's Poll


UND returns to the top spot in the nation, but I wouldn't be surprised to see them drop after this weekend if they lose in Omaha. The only poll that matter is the Pairwise Ranking. After this weekend, UND is ranked second in that poll behind MSU-M.
January 26, 2015

Team
(First Place Votes)
Record
Points
Last Poll
1
North Dakota
(34)
18- 5-2
982
2
2
Boston University
( 5)
15- 4-4
933
3
3
Minnesota State
(11)
19- 5-1
931
1
4
Harvard
12- 4-2
816
4
5
Nebraska-Omaha
15- 6-3
741
8
6
Bowling Green
15- 5-4
686
6
7
Minnesota-Duluth
14- 9-1
639
7
8
Michigan Tech
18- 7-1
622
10
9
Miami
15- 9-0
595
9
10
Massachusetts-Lowell
15- 7-3
584
5
11
Denver
14- 8-1
504
11
12
Providence
16- 8-1
448
18
13
Michigan
15- 7-0
440
16
14
Boston College
15- 8-2
337
19
15
Vermont
15- 8-2
310
12
16
Yale
11- 6-2
234
13
17
Colgate
14- 8-2
187
15
18
Quinnipiac
15- 8-1
158
20
19
Merrimack
13- 8-3
142
14
20
Robert Morris
17- 5-4
98
NR
Others receiving votes: Minnesota 46, Penn State 25, St. Lawrence 17, Western Michigan 9, Northeastern 7, Canisius 5, Bemidji State 3, Dartmouth 1.