Tuesday, March 31, 2015

UND Gets a Commitment from Grant Mismash

Another great pickup for the University of North Dakota on the recruiting front. Today, Grant Mismash from Shattuck St. Mary's committed to the University of North Dakota. Here's the link to his Elite Prospects page.

Monday, March 30, 2015

Scouting the Terriers: BU vs. Yale

I thought I would start this off early. UND's opponent in the Frozen Four the Boston University Terriers. They sport a lineup that includes Jack Eichel (24g-43g—67pts), Evan Rodrigues (21g-40a—61pts), Danny O’Regan (22g-26a—48pts). Here's two of the goals from BU's semifinal against Yale.

Sunday, March 29, 2015

Two Games, Two Majors, Joey LaLeggia & Brandon Thompson Get Tossed

For Denver defenseman Joey LaLeggia the box score will read.

DEN-3 Joey LaLeggia (5-Contact to the Head) (Served by Matt Marcinew) PRV 2x4 10:37
DEN-4 Joey LaLeggia (10-Disqualification).

For Brandon Thompson the box score will read.

RIT 05:43 Brandon Thompson: Checking From Behind
RIT 05:43 Brandon Thompson: Game Misconduct

After watching the video, what do you think?

(Video) West Region Highlights: UND vs. QU & SCSU

I hope this video isn't too bad. My DVR didn't get all of the goals from Friday's game against QU. The started a little late.

I added a few other things to the video as well. There's the Andrew Panzarella interview. If you have any more video requests feel free to give me a hollar and I will see if I can get them up.

Stick tap to the Bobcats and Huskies they gave UND two great games.

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Saturday, March 28, 2015

(Vine) Zane McIntyre's Shot on Goal

Last night, Zane McIntyre reminded me of former New Jersey Devils goalie Marty Brodeur with his attempt on net. The shot was stopped with a very high stick.

Friday, March 27, 2015

Quinnipiac's Brayden Sherbinin Hit on UND's Keaton Thompson


Here's the video for Quinnipiac's Brayden Sherbinin hit on Keaton Thompson. Sherbinin received a major for checking from behind. You can make your own decision on the hit.

QU vs. UND, Lines

As you can see, Quinnipiac Bobcats forward Sam Anas is playing. I would imagine that the UND players will hit him any chance they get. Just like last Saturday, Wade Murphy is back in. Last weekend, I thought he played pretty good. Only problem he hasn't scored a goal in two seasons of hockey.

(Video) Awesome Save by Phillips on Benik


Check out this save.

Game Day A few Things

The NCAA playoffs start today. You could say, today, is the first day of the rest of your season. Lose and your team goes home. Win and you move on. Only one team in the NCAA playoffs is going to win their last game. A reporter from Fox asked Hakstol about the playoffs and this is what the head coach had to say.

“You said it. It’s one-and-done," Hakstol said. "Winner moves on, loser does not.”

Thursday, March 26, 2015

Wall Street Journal: North Dakota Needs a Nickname

 like many UND fans know that the nickname is gone and never coming back. I also didn't know that UND could become the first Division I team to win a title without a nickname.
Matthew Futterman, Wall Street Journal -- In 2012, North Dakota dropped its old nickname, the Fighting Sioux, after a long legislative and legal battle. The NCAA had threatened to not allow North Dakota to host postseason games if it continued to use the name and display its Native American head logo. In a statewide referendum, 67% of voters supported getting rid of them.

But in the process, a cooling-off period was imposed until 2015 before the school could pick a new name. So as North Dakota begins play Friday in the 16-team hockey tournament—it is hosting the West regional in Fargo, about 80 miles from its Grand Forks campus—there is another crucial piece of business at hand: replacing the beloved Fighting Sioux name.

“It is a very emotional issue,” said Lowell Schweigert, a North Dakota alumnus and booster who was a quarterback and a pitcher for the Fighting Sioux in the 1970s.

n January, Schweigert began serving on a committee charged with facilitating the selection of a new nickname this year. The committee only came into being as the end of the cooling-off period loomed. “Our charge now is to have something done by May,” said Schweigert, a financial consultant in Grand Forks. “That is a pretty ambitious goal.”

Relief is on the way. On Wednesday, the committee on the new nickname announced it will accept suggestions from the public through April. Suggestions must be 25 characters or less. The committee will choose three finalists for a public vote as soon as May.

Wednesday, March 25, 2015