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Miami vs. SCSU; so you say there's a chance? Not hardly...

Immediately after SCSU won the Penrose Trophy, my twitter feed had a few tweets from fellow UND fans saying SCSU is going to get beat by Miami. Personally, I don’t see it happening. There’s a reason they only won 12 games this season, they're not very good. No offense to Miami, this season has been a train wreck. Breaking it down even further, I don't see the RedHawks beating...
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March 11, 2014  |  Discuss

NHL considering video review

Sportsnet (Photo credit: Wikipedia)Awesome idea. I wish the NCAA would consider doing this as well. Refs are human and make mistakes. As long as they don't slow the game down, I am all for it.Mark Spector, Sports Net -- Here’s the deal on NHL refs: They get 95 percent of the calls right. And on the five percent they don’t, they know 95 percent of the time that they might be wrong...
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March 10, 2014  |  Discuss

To touch or not to touch... They touched it.

Look what's coming back to St. Cloud! #Huskies #Champs pic.twitter.com/i3c1m4SQDR— Jonny Brodzinski (@Brodzyy) March 9, 2014Just for the record, the Saint Cloud State Huskies did touch the Penrose Trophy after they won the trophy on Saturday night in Colorado Springs, Colorado. In the past, of course some teams will not touch the trophy they're are awarded because they have higher...
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March 10, 2014  |  Discuss

NHL suspends Jordan Nolan for Sucker Punching Jesse Joensuu

This should have been more than a one-game suspension. This is ridiculous. There's no sense to this crap. You can't just punch an unsuspecting player like this. It's a violation of the hockey code. A one-game suspension for this barbaric act is absolute joke. Unacceptable! I don't care what the Oilers defenseman Jesse Jensuu did, if you want to fight him, challenge him to a fight...
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March 10, 2014  |  Discuss

Crazy OT Thought for the NHL...and maybe other leagues (RW77)

I was driving around, listening to the Boston Bruins vs. Florida Panthers game on SiriusXM and the Florida commentators (never got their names) were talking about the upcoming considerations regarding Overtime and the Shootout.The growing opinion is that the shootouts are not popular among players and coaches because it takes away the team aspect of winning among other things. ...
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March 10, 2014  |  Discuss

UND Hockey: Zane Gothberg NCHC Goaltender of the Week

UND goalie Zane Gothberg was again the NCHC's awarded the goaltender of the week, for a second time in a three-week period. GOALTENDER OF THE WEEK Zane Gothberg, North Dakota Sophomore Goaltender Thief River Falls, Minn. Gothberg was strong in net all weekend against Western Michigan, allowing just two goals in a split with the Broncos. He posted a 1.01 goals-against average and...
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March 10, 2014  |  Discuss

Poll Monday, UND 9, 10 this week

USCHO.com Division I Men’s PollRk.      School (1st place)                      Record           Pts.         PR1.         Minnesota (29)                                24-4-6            978            12.         Boston College (19)                ...
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March 10, 2014  |  Discuss

Rogers Unveils Dream Team to Deliver Upcoming NHL Season; Don Cherry in the mix

Finally, we get an answer we were waiting for. Rogers will keep the Coach's Corner and Don Cherry and ron MacLean. This is good news for Don Cherry fans. TORONTO, March 10, 2014 /CNW/ - Rogers today announced a dream team of broadcasters who will anchor NHL national coverage across all Rogers properties, as well as Hockey Night in Canada. Together, George Stroumboulopoulos, Don...
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March 10, 2014  |  Discuss

Brian Elliot robs Mikael Granlund (GIF)

What a save by former Wisconsin Badgers and current St. Louis Blues goalie Brian Elliot as he absolutely robs Minnesota Wild forward Mikael Granlund  Difference in the game, maybe. The Wild would lose in a shootout as T.J. Oshie got the game winning shootout goal.
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March 10, 2014  |  Discuss

NHL Hockey: If the Playoffs Started today (Western Conference)

If the playoffs were to start today here's what it would look like. #NHLonNBC pic.twitter.com/sqWrTTaF4p— NHL on NBC (@NHLonNBCSports) March 10, 2014After watching the Blue shred the Wild tonight, I hope they can move up.
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March 09, 2014  |  Discuss

Terry Sawchuck the face of Hockey

Yikes. "@HistoryInPicsTerry Sawchuk - The face of a hockey goalie before masks became standard game equipment, 1966. pic.twitter.com/Wb2HRbg3vK"— Rick Ralph (@RickRalphTSN) March 9, 2014
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March 09, 2014  |  Discuss

UND Hockey: Finding the silver lining in a Penrose-less day

Year Before    Xmas   After Xmas 2004-05 13-7-2 (.636) 12-8-3 (.587) 2005-06 12-7-1 (.625) 17-9-0 (.654) 2006-07 7-10-1 (.417) 17-4-4 (.760) 2007-08 8-6-1 (.567)   20-5-3 (.768) 2008-09 9-8-1 (.528)   15-7-3 (.660) 2009-10 9-6-3 (.583)   16-7-2 (.680) 2010-11 13-5-2 (.700) 19-4-1 (.813) 2011-12 9-8-1 (.528)   17-5-2 ...
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March 09, 2014  |  Discuss

Nic Kerdiles scores a dirty goal (Vine)

s/t to Andy Johnson... Badgers freshman forward Nic Kerdiles' scores his 13th goal of the season. Wow, that's a dirty goal. The Badgers beat PSU 3-2 in overtime.
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March 09, 2014  |  Discuss

Playoff Hockey is here

NCHC first round No. 8 Miami (12-19-3) – PWR 40 at No. 1 St. Cloud State (21-8-5) – PWR 5No. 7 Colorado College (6-22-6) – PWR 51 at No. 2 North Dakota (20-11-3) – PWR 10No. 6 Denver (16-14-6) – PWR 26 at No. 3 Nebraska Omaha (16-16-2) – PWR 34 No. 5 Western Michigan (17-14-5) – PWR 21 at No. 4 Minnesota-Duluth (16-14-4) – PWR  19The NCHC Playoff bracket is set....
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March 09, 2014  |  Discuss

Western Spoils Senior night for UND

Grand Forks, ND – On Saturday night, UND honored four seniors for their commitment to the University of North Dakota Hockey program.The stage was set. Coming into Saturday’s game, there was a lot on the line. UND had a chance to win the Penrose Trophy for the regular season champion National Collegiate Hockey Conference. All UND had to do was beat the Western Michigan University...
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March 09, 2014  |  Discuss

UND vs. WMU - Game 2 (Senior Night)

North Dakota Forward Lines9 Drake Caggiula–16 Mark MacMillan–15 Michael Parks28 Stephane Pattyn–19 Rocco Grimaldi–27 Luke Johnson21 Brendan O’Donnell–13 Connor Gaarder–11 Derek Rodwell25 Mitch MacMillan–29 Bryn Chyzyk–17 Colten St. ClairNorth Dakota Defense Pairings 18 Dillon Simpson–24 Jordan Schmaltz5 Nick Mattson–6 Paul LaDue4 Keaton Thompson–2 Troy StecherNorth...
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March 08, 2014  |  Discuss

Saturday Morning Pontifications: Is there a Penrose Trophy in the Future?

Since November 30, 2013, UND goalie Zane Gothberg is 13-1-1 with a .936 save percentage and 1.59 goals against average. During that same time, UND is 16-3-2. Also, senior goalie time Clarke Saunders has a 3-2-0 record during the same time. UND started the season 4-7-2, they were going nowhere fast and they were sitting in the bottom of the NCHC Standings. In looking at the turnaround...
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March 08, 2014  |  Discuss

UND beats WMU 2-0

University of North Dakota head coach Dave Hakstol has won 20 games in each of the 10 seasons  that he's coached at UND. No other active Division I hockey coach can make that claim.North Dakota started the season 4-7-2, and since November 30, 2013, has gone on a 16-3-1 run.  Tonight, UND got the 20th win of the season by shutting out a scrappy Western Michigan 2-0 at Ralph...
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March 08, 2014  |  Discuss

UND Hockey: Game Day links for both the Men and Women

Congrats to the UND Women's team for beating the Wisconsin Badgers 1-0 in the first round of the WCHA Final Faceoff. They advance to play the winner of the UMN and UMD game tomorrow.The UND Men's team will attempt to win the Penrose Trophy this weekend. Standing in their way, the Western Michigan Broncos. UND beat WMU 3-2, 3-2 in Kalamazoo, Michigan earlier in the season.UND and...
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March 07, 2014  |  Discuss

UND vs. WMU Lines game 2

North Dakota Forward Lines9 Drake Caggiula–16 Mark MacMillan–15 Michael Parks28 Stephane Pattyn–19 Rocco Grimaldi–27 Luke Johnson21 Brendan O’Donnell–13 Connor Gaarder–11 Derek Rodwell25 Mitch MacMillan–29 Bryn Chyzyk–17 Colten St. ClairNorth Dakota Defense Pairings 18 Dillon Simpson–24 Jordan Schmaltz5 Nick Mattson–6 Paul LaDue4 Keaton Thompson–2 Troy StecherNorth...
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March 07, 2014  |  Discuss

(Video) David Backes wipes out Pekka Rinne

St. Louis forward David Backes runs over Nashville Predators goalie Pekka Rinne.  Depending on your perspective. Nothing like going hard to the net. The boxscores reads after the play was over (see below).12:27 NSH Mike Fisher Roughing - 2 min against David Backes12:27 STL David Backes Roughing - 2 min against Mike Fisher12:27 NSH Mike Fisher served by Viktor Stalberg Roughing...
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March 06, 2014  |  Discuss

UND Women's Hockey: UND Puts Four Players on All-WCHA Teams

2013-14 WCHA Women’s Award WinnersWCHA Player of the YearHannah Brandt, F, So., Minnesota (Vadnais Heights, MN)WCHA Outstanding Student-Athlete of the YearKelly Terry, F, Sr., Minnesota (Whitby, ON)WCHA Defensive Player of the YearRachel Ramsey, D, Jr., Minnesota (Chanhassen, MN)WCHA Rookie of the YearDani Cameranesi, F, Fr., Minnesota (Plymouth, MN)WCHA Scoring ChampionHannah...
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March 06, 2014  |  Discuss

UND Women's Hockey: UND will host the 2015 WCHA Final Faceoff.

Some good news for the UND Women's Hockey team and the Ralph Engelstad Arena. They will get to host the 2015 Final Faceoff. Under coach Brian Idalski, the UND women have advanced to the Final Faceoff four consecutive years in a row. Martin also said North Dakota would host next year's Final Faceoff.... not sure if that was announced before or not. But it's gonna rotate.— Jack Hittinger...
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March 06, 2014  |  Discuss

UND Hockey: Dillon Simpson talks to the Student Body

A quick thank you to the students at UND for their support over the last four years #seniorweek http://t.co/5boo9bw5DT— Dillon Simpson (@Simmer18) March 5, 2014I can't believe that the season is almost over. An absolute gem, Dillon Simpson has been fun to cover over the past three seasons... One of the nicest kids you'll ever meet. Related articlesUND Hockey: Age Not a Factor for...
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March 06, 2014  |  Discuss

Weekend Match-Ups (by Donn)

Here we are the last weekend in the inaugural NCHC season.  The race for the Penrose Cup will be decided this weekend.  We know for sure is both SCSU and UND will be at home for the first round of the playoffs, oh and they are the top contenders for the inaugural league title.  I’m not sure on how all the tie breakers work, but we might have to find out come Sunday!NCHC STANDINGS...
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March 06, 2014  |  Discuss
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