Friday, October 26, 2012

Friday Morning game day: Seawolves versus UND

Good morning the WCHA regular season opener is finally here for UND, after going shorthanded in both games that they played in last weekend, UND finally has a full lineup to choose from and there will be tough some decisions to be made by the coaching staff and there will be a few UND hockey players sitting out this weekend.

This will be the first time since December 9 of last season that UND will have a healthy scratch.

Carter Rowney on having a full lineup and extra players in the line up.

“I think it’s huge for our team,” Rowney said. “Because the more people push each other… its better – you know – coming every day to practice and having each person pushing one another – I think that’s only going to make our team improve.”

Brad Schlossman hits on this subject in today’s Grand Forks Herald.

In retrospect, It would also appear that UND losing Stefan Matteau to the CHL last year isn’t such a bad thing after all.
Stefan Matteau, a first-round NHL pick who backed out of his commitment to UND last January to play Canadian major juniors, was suspended this week for the second time this season. Matteau’s first suspension was for a hit to the head. The second one was for a hit from behind — one bad enough that his own team added another game onto the league’s suspension. Matteau also served a seven-game suspension in the USHL last season.[Brad Schlossman, Grand Forks Herald]
A Tradition of Excellence devised his all WCHA NHL line chart.

Game Notes for UND versus UAA 10/26-10/27; The Hockey Writers Combine

From A Tradition of Excellence – North Dakota vs. UAA: Notes & Links

Here is Doyl Woody's perspective on tonight's game; Here's a historically encouraging way of looking at UAA's WCHA series in Grand Forks

Here is a article about former UND Hockey Player Michael Cichy; Worth the Wait