If I had to describe last night’s game, I would also use the words penalty feast. Both teams beat a path to the penalty box. I was thinking they might have to oil the doors on both penalty boxes at Lawson Ice Arena, this is due to all of the use that they got last night.
Don Cherry of Hockey Night in Canada once said, “Fans don’t come to the game to watch the officials call a game, the fans come to the game to watch the players play a hockey game.”
There seems to be a correlation between the number of penalties called, and head of officials Don Adam attending a NCHC hockey game. Last weekend, Don Adam was in the Ralph Engelstad Arena press box and there were a high number of penalties called last weekend as well.Western Michigan took nine minor penalties for 18-minutes and North Dakota took 10 minor penalties for 20-minutes. UND was 2/7 on the power-play and Western Michigan was 0/7. To date, Western Michigan has yet to score a power-play goal in league play. The Broncos are 0/24 on the power-play in NCHC play. UND on the other hand is 8/38 (21.1).
Links of Interest
Some Saturday morning tidbits on the @UNDMHockey travel blog
Grand Forks Herald: UND grinds out 3-2 victory over Western Michigan
WMU hockey team unable to finish scoring chances in 3-2loss to North Dakota
Johnson emergence a good sign for UND