MINNEAPOLIS -- Last year's Gophers men's hockey team nearly personified the sports cliche that preaches how defense wins championships. Minnesota ranked third in the nation during the 2013-14 season in scoring defense, allowing just 2.10 goals per game. That stingy defense was a big reason the Gophers advanced to the national title game before falling to Union in the championship...
On Saturday, the Rockford IceHogs sent defensemen Kirill Gotovets, Justin Holl and Mathieu Brisebois, and goalies Mac Carruth and Kent Simpson Rockford’s ECHL affiliate, the Indy Fuel. Rockford also released forwards Scott Brannon, Winston Day Chief, Garrett Klotz, Brett Perlini … Continue reading → The post Rockford IceHogs Announce Roster Moves appeared first on Committed Indians.
The Chicago Blackhawks will kick off their 2014 pre-season tonight as they host former rivals the Detroit Red Wings. Before they (finally) drop the puck the Blackhawks had to trim the roster down to 46. So let the housecleaning begin. The first players to go were; Goalies Mac Carruth and Kent Simpson were assigned back to Rockford. No real surprise here most fans knew it would be...
On Tuesday morning, the Blackhawks announced a few roster moves before the preseason opener against the Red Wings. The team assigned goaltenders Mac Carruth and Kent Simpson to Rockford. Also, the Hawks released defensemen Justin Holl, Kirill Gotovets and Zach Miskovic and … Continue reading → The post Chicago Blackhawks Announce Roster Moves appeared first on Committed Indians.
On Monday morning, the Rockford IceHogs announced they have signed defenseman Justin Holl to an AHL contract. Holl, 22, was the 54th overall selection by the Blackhawks in the 2010 NHL Draft. He recently completed his four-year college career at … Continue reading →The post IceHogs Sign D Justin Holl appeared first on Committed Indians.
The Chicago Blackhawks will have 15 drafted players competing in the NCAA in the coming season. A few of the names that highlighted this list last year – Stephen Johns, Kevin Hayes and Justin Holl – have graduated. But the … Continue reading →The post NCAA Hockey: 15 Blackhawks Prospects Headed to College appeared first on Committed Indians.
Hockey on television, at least the discussion of it, is often so caught up on the business side of things. We get into how television ratings are doing, who’s televising the games, how much the games are being covered by other networks. What we don’t talk about much is the technical side of it, which I think is a bit of a shame, because it’s an interesting process. I attended...
There are two sides to college hockey’s Frozen Four. The name itself carries a youthful appeal and not just because a certain Disney movie has taken the country by storm. It’s barely clever and overly cheesy, not quite fitting the young men who battle through tested opponents to reach the national semifinals. But the fans […] The post The Dying Moments: Minnesota’s Justin...
Justin Holl scored a short-handed goal with 0.6 seconds left to give Minnesota a dramatic 2-1 victory over North Dakota in the NCAA hockey semifinals Thursday night.The Gophers (28-6-6) will face Union College in the title game Saturday night after the buzzer-beater. Union beat Boston College 5-4 in the first semifinal at Wells Fargo Center.Holl scored his first goal of the season...
Justin Holl's dramatic last second goal lifts Minnesota over North Dakota; Gophers set to play Union Saturday in the national title game.
Minnesota's Adam Wilcox stopped 28 shots in their victory over North Dakota Thursday night. (Photo c/o Brian Ekart/Icon SMI) Flyers vs. Penguins. Canadiens vs. Bruins. Yankees vs. Red Sox. Lakers vs. Celtics. All these are historic rivalries in the world of sports. You can throw in North Dakota vs. Minnesota into that mix as well. There hasn’t been a game of higher stakes between...
The Minnesota Golden Gophers are headed to the Frozen Four Finals on Saturday to play against Union College, thanks to a goal by Justin Holl. The senior defenseman got the puck with roughly six seconds left in regulation and while shorthanded, followed up the play and put the puck home with .6 seconds left. It was remarkably Holl’s first goal of the season, and it came in a timely...
Justin Holl scored a short-handed goal with 0.6 seconds left to give Minnesota a 2-1 victory over North Dakota on Thursday night in the NCAA hockey semifinals.
PHILADELPHIA (AP) -- Justin Holl scored a short-handed goal with 0.6 seconds left to give Minnesota a 2-1 victory over North Dakota on Thursday night in the NCAA hockey semifinals. Minnesota (28-6-6) will face Union College in the title game Saturday night. Union beat Boston College 5-4 in the first semifinal at Wells Fargo Center. Holl scored his first goal of the season, beating...
Talk about down to the wire. The Minnesota Golden Gophers took down North Dakota 2-1 in their Frozen Four match-up on Thursday night, advancing to the NCAA Championship. The game was tied until the end of the third — the very end of the third — when Justin Holl scored for the Gophers in the last second of the game. The buzzer beater was the senior defenseman’s first goal...
Blackhawks prospect Justin Holl scored a short-handed game-winning goal with 0.6 seconds remaining in regulation to put Minnesota in the NCAA championship game on Thursday night. It was Holl’s first goal of his senior season, and the Golden Gophers escaped … Continue reading →The post Justin Holl Puts Minnesota In NCAA Championship Game appeared first on Committed Indians.
On Sunday, the brackets for the 2014 Frozen Four tournament were released and seven Blackhawks prospects will be in action. #1 Minnesota – defenseman Justin Holl #2 Boston College – forwards Kevin Hayes and Chris Calnan Notre Dame – forward Vince … Continue reading →The post 7 Blackhawks Prospects in NCAA Tournament appeared first on Committed Indians.
MINNEAPOLIS -- Soaking it all in, Michael Shibrowski took one more quick skate on the Mariucci Arena ice, flipping a puck into the stands. Shibrowski was followed by Tom Serratore, getting one more chance himself, the two seniors getting one last round of applause from the home crowd. A seldom-used goaltender, Shibrowski took advantage of his start on Senior Day for the Minnesota...
MINNEAPOLIS -- Between the two schools, they own 14 NCAA titles. They are the No. 1 and No. 2 winningest programs in college hockey. The two coaches rank among the top-10 all-time winningest NCAA men's hockey coaches. Minnesota, with coach Don Lucia, and Michigan, with coach Red Berenson, have a lot of history in NCAA hockey. The Gophers -- the winningest program in college hockey...
This even looks better as a GIF. Colgate's Daniel Gentzler is assessed a two-minute minor for tripping. He seems surprised that the Gopher defenseman Justin Holl fell down so easily.
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