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Kirill Kapustin crosscheck on Blake Pietila

One more video today... Check out this cross check by Russia's forward Kirill Kapustin on USA forward Blake Pietila. Kapustin was given a two minute minor and a 10 minute misconduct, it should have been a five minute major and a game misconduct.These are the dangerous hits that hockey is trying to remove from the game of hockey. I got to admit that I had to scratch my head...
Via Goon's World
December 28, 2012  |  Discuss

Todd Cordell: Devils Come Up Short Against Norfolk, Matteau Cut, Pietila Makes USA

The Albany Devils fell up short last night in overtime against the Norfolk Admirals. Here are some notes on that game as well as Stefan Matteau being cut from Team USA, as well as Blake Pietila making the team and what we can expect from him in the tournament. - The Devils lost their fourth consecutive game last night in heartbreaking fashion. They allowed Norfolk to tie the game...
Via HockeyBuzz
December 23, 2012  |  Discuss

Todd Cordell: Devils Silenced By Sound Tigers + Matteau, Pietila Ready For World Juniors

The Albany Devils didn't start off their extended road trip on a positive note last night as they failed to pick up at least a point in a 4-3 loss to the Bridgeport Sound Tigers. Here ares some notes on the loss as well as Stefan Matteau, Blake Pietila and Team USA as they get set for a 12:30 ET game against Sweden. - Keith Kinkaid stopped 26-of-30 last night in what was his...
Via HockeyBuzz
December 20, 2012  |  Discuss

Wisconsin skates to 1-all tie vs. Michigan Tech

The Wisconsin hockey squad skated to a 1-all overtime tie versus visiting Michigan Tech Friday night. Badgers forward Tyler Barnes hammered home a loose puck at the 16:49 mark of the third period, accounting for the hosts' lone score of the night. The goal was Barnes' first in nine games, and helped Wisconsin's record move to 2-7-4 overall and 2-5-4 in WCHA play. Michigan...
Via Fox Sports Wisconsin
December 07, 2012  |  Discuss

Todd Cordell: Stefan Matteau, Blake Pietila Named To USA's Preliminary Roster

According to multiple reports, New Jersey Devils' forward prospects Stefan Matteau and Blake Pietila have been named to Team USA's World Junior preliminary roster. Matteau, 18, has 14 goals, 23 points, 54PIMs and a plus-14 ratings in the BLB Armada in his first year in the QMJHL. If Matteau makes the roster, it is expected he will play on the third or fourth line in a...
Via HockeyBuzz
December 04, 2012  |  Discuss

MTU's game winning goal against BSU.

First, I am not shy about my critiques of the officials in the WCHA. I think the level of officiating in the WCHA “at times” has been questionable if not downright brutal. Here is another example of a blown call; in talking to a person that I know in Bemidji; who saw the game – alerted me to the game winning goal scored by Michigan Tech's forward Blake Pietila. First...
Via Goon's World
November 20, 2012  |  Discuss
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