Showing posts with label Ryan Little. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Ryan Little. Show all posts

Friday, February 01, 2013

UND vs. UW lines game one

North Dakota Forward Lines

Danny Kristo (A) –10 Corban Knight (A) –19 Rocco Grimaldi
16 Mark MacMillan–27 Carter Rowney (A)–15 Michael Parks
8 Dan Senkbeil–28 Stephane Pattyn– Derek Rodwell
9 Drake Caggiula –13 Connor Gaarder– 17 Colten St. Clair

North Dakota Defense Pairings
2 Andrew MacWilliam (C) – 18 Dillon Simpson
Derek Forbort – 24 Jordan Schmaltz
Nick Mattson – 20 Joe Gleason

North Dakota Goalies
31 Zane Gothberg
33 Clarke Saunders
35 Tate Maris

Not in the lineup: 29 Bryn Chyzyk, 22 Andrew Panzarella, 25 Mitch MacMillan, 26 Coltyn Sanderson, 21 Brendan O’Donnell

WCHA Officials: Referees: Tom Sterns (8), Matt Ulwelling (23), Linesman: Andy Carton (92), Nathan Freeman (78).

Wisconsin Badgers Forward Lines

16 Joseph LaBate–9 Mark Zengerle–25 Michael Mersch
17 Nic Kerdiles–14 Jefferson Dahl–7 Tyler Barnes
20 Ryan Little (A)–21 Brendan Woods–18 Sean Little
26 Brad Navin–12 Keegan Meuer–8 Matt Pappe

Wisconsin Badgers Defense Parings
28 Kevin Schulze–55 John Ramage
19 Jake McCabe–27 Frankie Simonelli
5 Chase Drake–24 Joe Faust

Wisconsin Badgers Goalies

30 Landon Peterson
33 Joel Rumpel

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Thursday, December 13, 2012

WCHA no comment on Michigan Tech's Jujhar Khaira penalty

This past week, Ryan Little was given an extra game suspension for his hit on Michigan Tech's Jujhar Khaira, the video of that hit can be seen here. I don’t think many of us have a problem with the extra game suspension, unless maybe you’re a Wisconsin Badger fan.

Player safety should be paramount. Yeah, I am rolling my eyes right now.

What I do have a problem with is the take down move that Khaira put on UW sophomore defenseman Jake McCabe, you can see by the pictures included that this was an egregious and dangerous move and should have warranted at least a five minute major and a game misconduct.  If look at the picture you will notice that the on ice official is looking right at the play.

I do believe that Little’s hit is grounds for a one game suspension, you have a player head hunting an unexpecting player in a vulnerable position that doesn't even appear to be looking at the player that’s bearing down on him. When I first saw this hit, I immediately thought of the Raffi Torres hit on Marian Hossa. The Little hit warrants a suspension in the NHL as well. I don’t think that many of us have a problem with that call.

What I do have a problem with is Khaira’s attempting to remove McCade’s head from the rest of his body and only receiving a two minute minor for holding.  Kind of makes one scratch their head. I have seen on line where some have likened the move to a WWE take-down. 

One question that I have is, did the refs inept response to the Khaira bush league move on Jake McCabe cause Little to take matters into his own hands? 

I asked sent an email to the WCHA’s Doug Spencer and this is the response that I got.


We have no comment at this time. But I passed your note on to the Commissioner & Supervisor and if there is we will let you know asap.


s/t to @CJZERO

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Wednesday, December 12, 2012

WCHA Issues One-Game Suspension to Wisconsin’s Little

The WCHA has suspended Ryan Little for this hit. In looking at the video, this is the type of hit that the NCAA is trying to eliminate and I have no issue with this suspension. I also can see why some from Badger Nation might be a little ornery as well.

In fact, Wisconsin has been on the wrong end of some really bad calls this season and I am going to let Andy Johnson of Bucky's Fifth Quarter explain the latest bad call against the Badgers.
While Khaira was certainly deserving of a penalty, the refs should have penalized him for a five minute major and ejected him from the contest. Video reviews clearly showed Khaira grabbing UW sophomore defenseman Jake McCabe from behind by the facemask and dropping him to the ice like it was a WWE wrestling match.

Jujhar Khaira was whistled for holding with 4:09 left to play in the third period. Wisconsin's Tyler Barnes would go on to score on the man advantage to tie things up at one.
While I applaud the WCHA for getting it right in this instance, there have been many instances where the league’s officials have been wrong as well.

If I have to use one word to explain the officiating on the ice in the WCHA this season I would use the term “brutal.”

Inconsistency has been plagued WCHA officials in recent times, causing many fans in attendance to scoff when the WCHA on ice officials skate on to the ice. We never know what they’re going to call or what they’re not going to call.

MADISON, Wis. – The men’s Western Collegiate Hockey Association today announced a one-game suspension to University of Wisconsin hockey player Ryan Little as a result of his actions in the December 8 game against Michigan Tech University.

Little’s suspension was determined after a review by the league office of an illegal check with 1:24 remaining in the overtime session and comes under the WCHA’s Supplementary Discipline Policy and Procedures.

Little will be required to serve the one-game suspension in Wisconsin’s next regularly scheduled contest on Thursday, December 13 vs Alabama-Huntsville.
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Saturday, January 28, 2012

UND vs. UW game 4 lines

UND’s Forward lines

29 Brock Nelson–10 Corban Knight (A) –7 Danny Kristo
16 Mark MacMillan–27 Carter Rowney–15 Michael Parks
Stephane Pattyn 28 –9 Mario Lamoureux (C) – 13 Connor Gaarder
8 Dan Senkbeil–28 – Joe Gleason  – 14 Taylor Dickin

Defense Parings

18 Dillon Simpson–24 Ben Blood
2 Andrew MacWilliam (A) –5 Nick Mattson
22 Andrew Panzarella - 4 Derek Forbort

UND Goalies

31 Brad Eidsness
32 Aaron Dell

Out: Derrick Rodwell, Roco Grimaldi, Brendan O'Donnel

UND Players Stats

Tentative Badger Forward lines

21 Brendan Woods–9 Mark Zengerle–7 Tyler Barnes
20 Ryan Little–16 Joseph LaBate–25 Michael Mersch
8 Matt Paape–14 Jefferson Dahl–18 Sean Little
26 Brad Navin–12 Keegan Meuer–13 Gavin Hartzog

Badgers Defensive Paring 

27 Frankie Simonelli - 6 Justin Schultz (A)
19 Jake McCabe - 55 John Ramage (C)
4 Eric Springer - 24 Joe Faust

Badger Goalies   

33 Joel Rumpel
30 Landon Peterson

Referees: for tonight's game:  Jonathan Morrison, Tom Sterns
Linesemen: Nathan Freeman, Justin Hill

Wisconsin Player Stats
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Saturday, October 22, 2011

Sioux vs. Badgers game two

University of North Dakota Fighting Sioux athl...Image via WikipediaUND’s Forward Lines

29 Brock Nelson–10 Corban Knight (A)–7 Danny Kristo
16 Mark MacMillan–27 Carter Rowney–15 Michael Parks
28 Stephane Pattyn–9 Mario Lamoureux (C)–11 Derek Rodwell
8 Dan Senkbeil–14 Taylor Dickin–20 Joe Gleason

Defensive Parings

4 Derek Forbort–24 Ben Blood (A)
2 Andrew MacWilliam (A)–5 Nick Mattson
18 Dillon Simpson–22 Andrew Panzarella


32 Aaron Dell
31 Brad Eidsness

Fighting Sioux Player Stats

Wisconsin’s Forward Lines

16 Joseph LaBate–9 Mark Zengerle–7 Tyler Barnes
25 Michael Mersch–23 Derek Lee–8 Matt Paape
21 Brendan Woods–14 Jefferson Dahl–20 Ryan Little
26 Brad Navin–12 Keegan Meuer–13 Gavin Hartzog

Defense Pairings

4 Eric Springer–6 Justin Schultz
27 Frankie Simonelli–24 Joe Faust
3 Patrick Daly–55 John Ramage


33 Joel Rumpel
30 Landon Peterson
35 Mitch Thompson

Wisconsin Player Stats

Tonight's officials; Brad Shepherd and Todd Anderson

Video webcasts for each game can be purchased at Free (delayed) video streaming of both games will also be available at 10 p.m. each night at Wisconsin Public TV.
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