Showing posts with label St. Cloud State University. Show all posts
Showing posts with label St. Cloud State University. Show all posts

Monday, October 20, 2014

UND Ranked 3rd in Both National Polls

USCHO.com 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.

Wednesday, April 02, 2014

Hobey Hattrick has been announced

The 2014 Hobey Baker Hattrick has been announced. These are the two other players that will sit with Johnny Gaudreau when he wins the Hobey Baker Memorial Trophy on April 11, 2014. Congrats to all three players. They're all good candidates and they're amazing players.

Greg Carey (St. Lawrence University)
Nic Dowd (St. Cloud State)
Johnny Gaudreau (Boston College)

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Sunday, March 16, 2014

Miami's game-winning goal against SCSU



Miami University RedHawks forward Justin Greenberg scored with 2.6 seconds remaining in regulation, securing the win against the Saint Cloud State Huskies. I don't know if it's Karma or what,  but all of the higher seeds have been knocked out of the NCHC tourney, so far. North Dakota is the highest seed left. If UND get's to Minneapolis, they will be the top seed at the NCHC tourney.




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Saturday, March 15, 2014

(Video) Miami versus SCSU: The Brotherhood puts the Huskies on Notice



Saint Cloud State University doesn't need to win this weekend to make the NCAA tourney and Miami does. There will be a lot of eyes focused on Saint Cloud tonight. For those that are interested, the game is on FSN+ (652-1 DirecTV) again tonight. Last night, Miami won without Blake Coleman getting a point.

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Thursday, March 13, 2014

All Quarter Final Games will be Streamed for Free

NCHC Fans... You won't need cable, or a satellite dish this weekend. You will be able to watch whatever NCHC playoff game you want this weekend. All you need is a internet connection.
COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. – With the inaugural NCHC Tournament starting this weekend, the National Collegiate Hockey Conference is giving fans a chance to watch every single quarterfinal game live for free right from their home or mobile device. NCHCHockey.com will have a live stream of each contest this weekend (March 13-16), allowing fans to watch any game they want without paying a penny.


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Friday, March 07, 2014

UND Hockey: Game Day links for both the Men and Women

Congrats to the UND Women's team for beating the Wisconsin Badgers 1-0 in the first round of the WCHA Final Faceoff. They advance to play the winner of the UMN and UMD game tomorrow.

The UND Men's team will attempt to win the Penrose Trophy this weekend. Standing in their way, the Western Michigan Broncos. UND beat WMU 3-2, 3-2 in Kalamazoo, Michigan earlier in the season.

UND and SCSU currently tied at top of the NCHC with 42 points. Both teams have two games remaining. You can watch the C.C. vs. SCSU game on CSBSN.






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Tuesday, March 04, 2014

Breaking down the last week in the NCHC

With one week remaining, the National Collegiate Hockey Conference standings are very tight. We probably won’t know the seeding’s for the NCHC playoffs until after all of the games have been played on Saturday night.

University of North Dakota (19-10-3, 14-8-0 NCHC) – Pairwise Ranking 9. This weekend: North Dakota entertains the Western Michigan University Broncos (16-13-5, 10-10-2 NCHC) – Pairwise Ranking T-21. Season series: UND went 2-0-0 against WMU (3-2, 3-2 North Dakota). North Dakota is closing in on securing an at-large NCAA Tournament bid. More than likely, if UND makes the NCHC tourney they’re in the NCAA tournament. WMU will probably need to win the NCHC tourney to make the NCAA tourney.

Saint Cloud State University Huskies (19-8-5, 13-6-3 NCHC) – Pairwise Ranking 4. This weekend: the Huskies travel to Colorado Springs to take on the Colorado College Tigers (6-20-6, 6-11-5 NCHC) – Pairwise Ranking 48. Season series: the Huskies went 1-0-1 against the Tigers this season (2-2 Tie and 6-2 SCSU). Saint Cloud State is a lock to make the NCAA tourney. Colorado College will have to win the NCHC tourney to make the NCAA tourney.

Nebraska-Omaha (15-15-2, 12-8-2 NCHC) – Pairwise Ranking 28. This Weekend: Nebraska-Omaha travels to Minnesota Duluth (15-13-4, 10-10-2 NCHC) – Pairwise Ranking 17. Season series: UMD 2-0-0 record against UNO (3-1, 3-2 Minnesota Duluth).  Both teams are going to need help making the NCAA tournament as an at-large bid.


University of Denver (15-13-6, 9-10-3 NCHC) – Pairwise Ranking 26. This weekend: Denver entertains Miami University (11-18-3, 5-16-1 NCHC) – Pairwise Ranking 41. Season series: The two teams split their season series so far (3-1 Miami and 4-2 Denver). From looking at the Pairwise, it appears that Denver needs to win the NCHC tourney to make the NCAA tourney. Same for Miami there’s no other way Miami can make the NCAA tournament. 
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Saturday, March 01, 2014

(Video) UND 5 - SCSU 2



Coming into the game against Saint Cloud State University, the UND hockey team talked about having a bad taste in their mouth after being swept by the SCSU Huskies back in November. UND scored five goals during the second period and cruised past SCSU 5-2.

Junior forward Brendan O'Donnell had a solid night tonight, scoring (0g-3a—3pts) and junior forward Connor Gaarder chipped in (2g-0a—2pts). Junior forward Mark MacMillan also had a strong night (1g-1a—2pts). It was a solid effort and a good road win for the UND hockey team. UND also improved to 15-2-1 since starting the season 4-7-2.

UND is in first place with 42 points with three games to go. They will go for the series sweep tomorrow night. If they get the sweep that would be their sixth sweep of the season. Last year, UND had two.
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Thursday, February 20, 2014

Weekend Match-Ups (by Donn)

The race for the Penrose Cup is on.  We are down to the last three weekends of NCHC regular season play.  The only thing we know for sure is Miami is out of contention for the title.  The other good bet is CC will also not win the title.


NCHC STANDINGS 2013-2014

Team………………………W-L-T-SW………Points
St. Cloud St……………….11-4-3-0…………...36
North Dakota……………..11-7-0-0…..…….….33
Nebraska-Omaha………..9-7-2-1…..…………30
Denver…………………….8-7-3-2…….…….…29
Minnesota-Duluth………..8-8-2-2….…….……28
Western Michigan……….8-8-2-1…….……….28
Colorado College……….. 4-9-5-1…….….…...18
Miami………………………4-13-1-1….…….….14


NCHC Games

Colorado College vs #22 Denver (home/home)
Last weekend the Tigers tied and beat the Broncos (4-4SOW, 3-0W) in Colorado Springs and the Pioneers split with the Mavericks (4-2L, 4-1W) in Omaha.

The fight for the Gold Pan continues this weekend.  The teams met back in November, with the Pioneers winning the first game in a shoot-out and taking the second game 2-1 in regulation.  The Tigers shot at the title are not realistic, but a shot at taking arch-rival Denver out of the race picture is realistic.  The Pioneers need to get points this weekend for two reasons, one to keep the last home ice spot, and keep a shot at the title within reach.  I think CC will get a win this weekend and so will DU.  SPLIT


#28 Nebraska-Omaha @ #22 Western Michigan
Last weekend the Mavericks split with the Pioneers (4-2W, 4-1L) in Omaha and the Broncos tied and lost to Tigers (4-4SOL, 3-0L) in Colorado Springs.

The Broncos have been hit and miss this season, one weekend their hot, the next their not.  It’s hard to guess what WMU team will show up at Kalamazoo this weekend.  The Broncos are 5-6-1 at home this season and the Mavericks are 5-5-2 on the road.  The numbers point to these old CCHA teams splitting this weekend’s games.  SPLIT


#3 SCSU @ Miami
Last weekend the Huskies swept the Bulldogs (5-3, 4-3) in St. Cloud and the RedHawks were swept by NoDak (3-2, 9-2) in Grand Forks.

Honestly what can I say about this series, the top team in the conference versus the bottom team.  A bottom team now, that started off the season the top team in the nation, in the pre-season polls.  The RedHawks have fallen on hard times, especially after their last game in Grand Forks.  MU might show some life this weekend, to prove that they are not dead, and recoup some pride.  The Huskies on the other hand look to be rolling right along, and could just flatten the RedHawks this weekend.  A SCSU sweep would just about secure them home ice advantage and dibs on the Penrose Cup.  I think the RedHawks might surprise the Huskies, but they still won’t win.  HUSKIES SWEEP


#11 North Dakota @ #16 Minnesota-Duluth
Last weekend NoDak swept the RedHawks (3-2, 9-2) in Grand Forks and the Bulldogs were swept by the Huskies (5-3, 4-3) in St. Cloud.

These teams met back in November in Grand Forks, with UND wining the opener 4-2, and UMD winning the next night 6-3.  The Bulldogs might have lost their shot at the conference last weekend at SCSU, now eight points behind the Huskies.  But NoDak is holding steady at second place with a shot next weekend at SCSU.  NoDak needs to keep on keeping on, and that means getting at least one win this weekend in Duluth.  If the can play like they did last Saturday, watch out, they can score goals.  UMD needs to play sound defense this weekend to keep the scoring low, if they want to win.  SPLIT 
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Thursday, February 13, 2014

Weekend Match-Ups (by Donn)

I would like to wish a Happy Valentine’s Day to every one of the Goon’s World Fans reading this weekend’s article.  With another full weekend of NCHC games will any team be showing any love for their opponent?  I don’t think so! 


NCHC STANDINGS 2013-2014

Team………………………W-L-T-SW………Points
St. Cloud St……………….9-4-3-0…………...30
Minnesota-Duluth…………8-6-2-2……….….28
North Dakota………………9-7-0-0……….….27
Nebraska-Omaha…………8-6-2-1…………..27
Western Michigan………..8-7-1-1…………...26
Denver…………………..…7-6-3-2……………26
Miami………………………4-11-1-1….…….…14
Colorado College……….. 3-9-4-1…….….…..14


NCHC Games

Western Michigan @ Colorado College
Last weekend the Broncos swept the RedHawks (5-2, 3-2) in Oxford and the Tigers tied and lost to the Bulldogs (2-2SOL, 2-1L) in Duluth.

The Broncos have been hot in 2014 and the Tigers are not, need I say more?  Okay, I’ll add a little more, WMU schedule this year, 2014, has them already beating the RedHawks four times, so that helps.  The Broncos need another sweep this weekend, since their schedule gets tougher, UNO, DU, and UND to end the season.  Speaking of ending the season, I bet the Tigers wish this season was already behind them.  BRONCOS SWEEP


#13 Minnesota-Duluth @ #8 SCSU
Last weekend the Bulldogs swept the Tigers (2-2SOW, 2-1W) in Duluth and the Huskies split with the Pioneers (2-2SOL, 4-2W) in St. Cloud.

This is the series of the weekend, in my opinion, since it the battle for the top spot in the league.  If SCSU can sweep at the NHC, they will have good gap over the Bulldogs with three weeks to go.  And the Huskies have a schedule advantage down the stretch.  They play Miami, UND, and CC to end the season, and two of those teams are less than good.  The Bulldogs need to pull some points out of the Huskies if they want a shot at the first NCHC title.  Back in early December the Huskies swept the Bulldogs in Duluth; don’t see why they can’t do it again.  HUSKIES SWEEP


#23 Denver @ Nebraska-Omaha
Last weekend the Pioneers split with the Huskies (2-2SOW, 4-2L) in St. Cloud and the Mavericks split with NoDak (4-2L, 6-3W) in Grand Forks. 

The Mavericks have split their last two series and appear to be heading in the right direction, late in the season.  The Pioneers have split their last few series too, and depending on how you want to figure they have been splitting everything the last two months.  Being only separated by a point in the standings and both teams are doing fine as of late, I don’t see a sweep in this series.  SPLIT



Miami @ #18 North Dakota
Last weekend the RedHawks were swept by the Broncos (5-2, 3-2) in Oxford and NoDak split with the Mavericks (4-2W, 6-3L) in Grand Forks. 

NoDak has split its last two series with teams that are right next to them in the standings.  And now the struggling RedHawks come to Grand Forks this weekend.  NoDak needs points this weekend to keep its place in the standings.  Their schedule gets tough after this weekend, they go on the road to UMD and SCSU, and host WMU to end the season.  NODAK SWEEP
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Monday, January 27, 2014

NSCC Action: J.P LaFontaine no goal



From this past weekend, the North Star College Cup, here’s a GIF a MSU-M goal that was ruled no goal. From the GIF, you can see that St. Cloud State goalie Ryan Faragher makes the initial save on a shot by Maverick forward J.P LaFontaine. Maverick forward Teddy Blueger going hard to the net, interferes with Faragher. LaFontaine gets the rebound  from his shot and shots the puck past Faragher.  

The referees conferred, and ruled that it was a no goal based on goalie interference by Blueger. From watching the shot on TV and seeing this GIF, I think that the refs made the correct call.   Thoughts?
GIF courtesy of (@cjzero)
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Thursday, January 23, 2014

Weekend Match-Ups (by Donn)

We have now hit the home stretch of the schedule; it is pretty much all NCHC games that rest of the way.


NCHC STANDINGS 2013-2014

Team………………………W-L-T-SW………Points
St. Cloud St……………….7-3-2-0…………...23
North Dakota………………7-5-0-0……….….21
Denver…………………..…6-4-2-1…………..21
Nebraska-Omaha…………6-4-2-1…………..21
Western Michigan………..6-5-1-1…………...20
Minnesota-Duluth…………5-6-1-1……….….17
Miami………………………3-8-1-1….…….….11
Colorado College……….. 2-7-3-1…….….….10


NCHC Games

Miami @ Colorado College
Last weekend the RedHawks split with the Mavericks (2-2sow, 5-1L) in Oxford and the Tigers tied and lost to the Providence Friars (2-2ot, 7-2) in Colorado Springs.

Who would have thought that Miami would be one point ahead of the last place team in January?  The RedHawks need a sweep this weekend if they want to try and salvage this season.  The Tigers are in the same boat as the RedHawks, they need points, and fast.  This is a chance to get back into a race for home ice in the first round, get swept and uh-oh, you’re all by yourself in the basement.  RedHawks Sweep.


#18 North Dakota @ #16 Denver
Last weekend NoDak tied (in Bemidji) and beat (in Grand Forks) the Beavers (1-1, 4-2) and the Pioneers split with the Bulldogs (3-2Wot, 2-2sol) in Duluth.

These longtime rivals get to renew their acquaintances this weekend in Denver.  But now DU has a new head coach in this series, the first time since Hakstol took over at UND nine years ago.  I don’t predict any “fighting” in this series since they are tied in the standings and no one wants to be suspended for a game.  NoDak is playing well as of late and so is Denver.  SPLIT


Minnesota Cup Tournament

MSU-Mankato (14-10-0) vs UMD (9-9-2)
Last weekend the Mavericks swept the Ferris State Bulldogs (6-2, 4-3) in Mankato and the Bulldogs split with the Pioneers (3-2Lot, 2-2sow) in Duluth.

With this being a tournament and in-state bragging rights it’s safe to say all the teams will be playing to win this thing.  I’m going with the Mavericks, just because they have some momentum in their corner.  MAVERICKS WIN

#5 SCSU (12-4-4) vs #1 Minnesota (17-2-3)
Last weekend the Huskies were swept by the Broncos (5-5sol, 2-1) in St. Cloud and the Gophers swept the Buckeyes (1-0, 4-2) in Minneapolis.

The Huskies will be looking to bounce back this weekend and prove they are one of the elite teams in the country.  And if they knock of the Gophers that will prove they belong in the top five.  HUSKIES WIN


The winners play each other and the losers play each other on Saturday.  So if my Friday night predictions are correct, that would end up with SCSU versus MSU-M for the championship and UMD vs UM for third place.  MSUM wins the title and UM takes third.


Bye Week

#19 Western Michigan

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Wednesday, January 22, 2014

(Picture) North Star College Cup


I hate to say this, but we want the NCHC teams in the North Star Cup to win this weekend. So, this weekend we should cheer for the Huskies and the Bulldogs. Shall we say that the tourney has gone to the dogs.

Session 1

Friday, Jan. 24
Game #1: Minnesota State-Mankato vs. Minnesota Duluth - 4 p.m.
Game #2: St. Cloud State vs. Minnesota - 7 p.m.

Session 2

Saturday, Jan. 25
Game #3: Consolation Game - 4 p.m.
Game #4: Championship Game - 7 p.m.
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Wednesday, January 08, 2014

Pairwise Rankings not looking good for NCHC


Taking a look at the Pairwise Rankings, it's obvious that the NCHC's non-conference record is killing them right now. This screen shot will show you how bleak the situation is right now. If the tourney started today and UND didn't win it's conference tourney, there's a very good chance that they would be on the outside looking in. If UND keeps winning and they should be in. 
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Wednesday, December 18, 2013

Hump Day Links

I just searched the Barns and Noble site and there's not a version for the Nook E-Books yet.



The Mid Season grades are out on USCHO...








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Monday, November 11, 2013

Wednesday, November 06, 2013

SCSU vs. Miami University


This weekend the NCHC spot light turns to Saint Cloud State vs. Miami University match up. The RedHawks invade the Herb for the first ever NCHC home series in Saint Cloud.

Historically, Miami is 8-3-2 all-time against SCSU Huskies, however, the RedHawks are 0-2-1 in its last three games against the Huskies, including a 4-1 loss, last year, in the NCAA tournament. I think the best result for fans of other NCHC teams would be a series split.
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Inside the NCHC - Episode 1 (11/6/13)



I have to say that I am impressed with the NCHC, so far to date. Their social media department is really impressive. I also heard the like-minded institution again, from Miami head coach Enrico Blasi. Thinking of which, historically, SCSU has been owned by Miami, so that should be a good series this coming weekend.
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