Showing posts with label Northern Michigan. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Northern Michigan. Show all posts

Monday, October 20, 2014

UND Ranked 3rd in Both National Polls Division I Men’s Poll

Rk.      School (First place votes)       
1.         Minnesota (39)                         
2.         Union (11)                                
3.         North Dakota                           
4.         Colgate                                    
5.         Providence                                
6.         Boston College                          
7.         Massachusetts-Lowell                 
8.         Ferris State                               
9.         St. Cloud State                          
10.       Miami     
11.       Denver                                  
12.       Boston University                       
13.       Minnesota State                           
14.       Michigan                                           
15.       Quinnipiac                                         
16.       Alaska                                                
17.       Vermont                                            
18.       Cornell                                               
19.       Minnesota Duluth                             
20.       Alaska Anchorage                           

Others receiving votes: Omaha 78, Robert Morris 67, Notre Dame 62, Bowling Green 47, Michigan Tech 36, Merrimack 27, Northern Michigan 24, New Hampshire 21, Princeton 17, Ohio State 14, Yale 10, Dartmouth 6, Harvard 6, Northeastern 6, Bemidji State 2, Clarkson 1, Mercyhurst 1.

USA Today/USA Hockey Magazine Poll

Rk.      School (1st place)                     
1.         Minnesota (23)                                 
2.         Union (10)                                        
3.         North Dakota (1)                        
4.         Colgate                                              
5.         Providence                                      
6.         Boston College                                
7.         Ferris State                                        
8.         Massachusetts-Lowell                                     
9.         St. Cloud State                                  
10.       Miami                                                
11.       Boston University                            
12.       Minnesota State                               
13.       Denver                                              
14.       Michigan                                           
15.       Quinnipiac                                          

Others receiving votes: Alaska 45, Vermont 33, Cornell 27, Notre Dame 18, Robert Morris 15, Minnesota Duluth 14, Omaha 14, Yale 9, Alaska Anchorage 8, Bowling Green 6, Merrimack 6, Michigan Tech 5, Ohio State 3, New Hampshire 1, Bemidji State 1.

Friday, January 03, 2014

UND vs. UBC exhibition game lines

UND forward lines
9 Drake Caggiula–19 Rocco Grimaldi–27 Luke Johnson
25 Mark MacMillan–16 Mitch MacMillan–15 Michael Parks (A)
28 Stephane Pattyn (A) –13 Connor Gaarder–11 Derek Rodwell
17 Colten St. Clair–10 Adam Tambellini–7 Wade Murphy
Extra Forward – 22  Andrew Panzarella
UND Defense Pairings
18 Dillon Simpson ©–24 Jordan Schmaltz
4 Keaton Thompson–6 Paul LaDue
5 Nick Mattson–2 Troy Stecher
UND goalies
31 Zane Gothberg
33 Clarke Saunders
30 Matt Hrynkiw
This week at the weekly press conference coach Hakstol said, “This is a business trip.” The team is also using this as a mid-season mini training camp as well.  I was shown the itinerary of the UND hockey team’s trip and there wasn’t a lot of down time.
You can pick up the games on line by going to this link. (

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Saturday, December 14, 2013

UND vs. NMU game 2 lines

UND Forward lines
9 Drake Caggiula–19 Rocco Grimaldi–27 Luke Johnson
28 Stephane Pattyn (A) –13 Connor Gaarder–11 Derek Rodwell
21 Brendan O’Donnell–16 Mark MacMillan–15 Michael Parks (A)
7 Wade Murphy–10 Adam Tambellini–22 Andrew Panzarella
UND Defensive Pairings
18 Dillon Simpson (C) –24 Jordan Schmaltz
5 Nick Mattson–2 Troy Stecher
20 Gage Ausmus–6 Paul LaDue

UND Goalies
31 Zane Gothberg
33 Clarke Saunders
30 Matt Hrynkiw
Scratches 4 - Keaton Thompson, 17 - Colten St. Clair, 25- Mitch MacMillan, 26 Coltyn Sanderson, 29 - Bryn Chyzyk
Northern Michigan Forward lines
9 Reed Seckel–11 Shane Sooth–29 Ryan Daugherty
17 John Siemer–40 Stephan Vigier–20 Darren Nowick
7 Sami Salminen–14 Brock Maschmeyer–15 Dominik Shine
16 Jake Johnson–3 Ryan Kesti–2 Casey Purpur
Northern Michigan Defense Parings
27 Wade Epp–25 Austin Handley
4 Mitch Jones–18 Luke Eibler
23 Jake Baker–5 Ryan Trenz

Northern Michigan Goalies
30 Mathias Dahlstrom
34 Derek Dun
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Friday, December 13, 2013

North Dakota beats Northern Michigan 4-1

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Grand Forks, ND – Historically, the University of North Dakota hockey team is known for being a second half team. After losing three games in a row, to start the month of November, the UND hockey team has gotten back on track and has gone 5-3-1, since the 3-game losing streak.
With the win tonight, UND has gone 6-3-1 in the last 10 games.
UND would get on the board first at the 04:10 mark of the first period with a goal from forward Mark McMillian. Picking up assists on UND’s first goal were defensemen Troy Stecher and Nick Mattson.
UND would outshoot Northern Michigan 10-5 in the opening period.
North Dakota would break open the game with two power play goals in the second period. UND forward Luke Johnson would score a power play goal at the 09:57 mark of the second period, giving UND a 2-0 lead. Drawing assists on Johnson’s power play goal, forward Rocco Grimaldi and defenseman Jordan Schmaltz.
“I just tried to get it on net,” Luke Johnson said. “I was just lucky that it went in”
UND would strike again, to stretch the lead to 3-0 at the 16:23 mark of the second period. This time, it was a power play goal from the caption Dillon Simpson.  Picking up assists were Rocco Grimaldi and Jordan Schmaltz, again.
Northern Michigan would outshoot UND 11-8 in the second period and trailed 3-0.
“I thought we had a good start,” freshman defenseman Paul LaDue said. “Second period got a little shaky at times. We buried our chances and we have to come out tomorrow with that same mentality.”
Northern Michigan would break the Zane Gothberg’s shutout bid at the 07:40 mark of the third period with a wraparound goal from Daren Nowick.
Northern Michigan appeared to have scored their second goal, on the power play, but the on-ice officials ruled that a Northern Michigan player visually impaired the goaltenders view in the crease. In essence, college hockey has the “Avery Rule” as well.
According to head coach Dave Hakstol, “(Player’s) foot was in the crease, taking away his vision. If he had been on the side of the crease and not in the goaltenders vision it would have been a good goal.”
UND would push the lead to 4-1 with a goal from by Paul LaDue. Assisting on the goal was forward Connor Gaarder. With the win, UND pushed its current winning streak to four games.
“I thought we got off to a good start,” head coach Dave Hakstol said. “We had a good first period. We had our ups and downs. I thought we played a pretty good hockey game.”
UND will go for the series sweep against Northern Michigan at 7:07 p.m. Central at Ralph Engelstad Arena.

Stats of interest

With the win tonight, UND has a 7-0-1 record when leading after two period.
Tonight, UND went 2-for-4 on the power play. UND is ranked 21st nationally 17/81 (21.1)
Tonight, UND went 3-for-3 on the penalty kill. UND is ranked 18th nationally 74/88 (84.1).
Over the last four games, Zane Gothberg is 4-0-0, 1.75 GAA and has a .939 save percentage.
Over the last three games freshman forward Luke Johnson has scored (3g-2a—5pts).
With the win tonight, UND’s Non-conference record is now 3-2-2
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Wednesday, September 25, 2013

2013-14 Mankato Free Press WCHA Men's Hockey Pre-Season Coaches Poll

2013-14 Mankato Free Press WCHA Men's Hockey Pre-Season Coaches Poll

Rank Team First Place Votes Points
1 Minnesota State 9 81
2 Ferris State – 65
3 Michigan Tech 1 64
4 Bowling Green – 58
5 Alaska – 54
6 Northern Michigan – 40
7 Bemidji State – 35
8 Lake Superior State – 25
9 Alaska Anchorage – 18
10 Alabama Huntsville – 10

Predicted order of finish (first-place votes in parenthesis). Based on a 9-8-7-6-5-4-3-2-1 scale; coaches are not allowed to vote for their own team.
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Thursday, December 06, 2012

Tech goal that was waved off.

[1:10 mark of video] With about 4 seconds remaining in the second period of Tuesday's game between MTU and NMU, it appeared that Michigan Tech forward Tanner Kero had scored a legitimate goal for the Michigan Tech Huskies... After further review by the CCHA officials, the goal by was waved off.

The ruling on the ice, the officials decided that Kero had interfered with the Northern Michigan goalie Jared Coreau. In looking at this video, I disagree, I this is a bad call. In my opinion, there is no reason this goal wasn't counted, albeit the video wasn't very good, I see no reason this was a goal on the score sheet.

In watching this video a dozen times, I don't see the goalie interference and if anything the goalie took a blatant dive. There is no reason that goalie should be flopping on the ice, in my opinion.  If the MTU forward touched the goaltender Coreau it was very minimal and not worthy of goalie interference, that's going hard to the net. I think that Mel Pearson has every right to be upset with this call.
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Monday, December 03, 2012

Tuesday Night Tilt (by Sioux 7)

In a rare Tuesday night game, this year, two old rivals go out.  So, here is an early week prediction.

Michigan Tech (4-7-1 overall) @ Northern Michigan (5-8-3 overall) (Tuesday)

Last weekend the Huskies got a point (3-7, 4-4ot) from the Bulldogs in Houghton and the Wildcats were swept (4-2, 1-0) on the road, by their CCHA foe Western Michigan.

This will be the first meeting this season between these two Upper Peninsula hockey teams.  It is the battle of the Cats and Dogs in Marquette on Tuesday evening.  Next year this will be a conference games as NMU will re-join the WCHA after a twelve year absence.  I’m going with MTU in this Yopper tilt, since they were at home this past weekend.  HUSKIES WIN
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Wednesday, November 21, 2012

Scott Purpur named to the Buccaneers hall of fame

Grand Forks, North Dakota native Scott Purpur has been named to the Des Monies Buccaneers hall of fame. Also named to the Des Monies Buccaneers hall of fame were Peter Fregoe, Trevor Lewis, Scott Owens, Scott Purpur, Peter Sejna
Scott Montesano, Des Moines Buccaneers --- The Des Moines Buccaneers are proud to announce the franchise’s newest inductees into the team’s Hall of Fame as selected by a volunteer committee of fans.

Former head coach Scott Owens will join players Peter Fregoe, Trevor Lewis, Scott Purpur, and Peter Sejna in the team’s Hall of Fame during a special ceremony held during Hall of Fame Reunion weekend March 8-9 at Buccaneer Arena.

The 2013 Class is the team’s first since the Hall of Fame was brought back from a long dormancy this last summer.

Scott Purpur – A standout player in 1983-1984, he scored 51 goals and had 60 assists for 111 points in 48 games. Purpur was named to the All-USHL First Team following the season and went onto play college hockey at Northern Michigan.
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Thursday, November 08, 2012

Jacob Trouba destroys NMU's Reed Secke

[click to view video] Ouch!!! Check out this hit by Michigan Defenseman Jacob Trouba as he absolutely destroyed Northern Michigan’s sophomore Reed Secke with a monster hit. Trouba was given a five minute major and a game misconduct and the CCHA gave Trouba an extra game suspension. Secke was cleared by the NMU medical staff but you can tell by the picture that Secke was absolutely lit up.
Originally posted at the Hockey Writers - Combine.
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Thursday, December 15, 2011

Goon's Weekly Picks 12/16 -12/17

Fri 12/16/11

Colorado College at Minnesota State 7:37 p.m. CT
Denver at St. Cloud State 7:37 p.m. CT TV-Charter)
Michigan Tech at Northern Michigan 7:35 p.m. ET
Alab-Huntsville at Bemidji State 7:37 p.m. CT (TV-LPT)

Sat 12/17/11

Colorado College at Minnesota State 7:07 p.m. CT
Denver at St. Cloud State 7:07 p.m. CT (TV-Charter)
Alab-Huntsville at Bemidji State 7:07 p.m. CT (TV-LPT)
Russian Red Stars at North Dakota 7:07 p.m. CT Exhibition (TV-FSSN,FCSc)

Colorado College at Minnesota State – Split  
Denver at St. Cloud State – Split  
Alab-Huntsville at Bemidji State – Beavers Sweep
Russian Red Stars at North Dakota – UND win

Last Week 10-2 Record for the season 61-47
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