Showing posts with label UND Hockey. Show all posts
Showing posts with label UND Hockey. Show all posts

Friday, January 29, 2016

Game 1: UND vs. WMU (UND Missing 2-of-3 CBS Line)



Tonight, UND will be without Rhett Gardner, Nick Schmaltz, Drake Caggiula and Chris Wilkie. Three of UND's top goal scorers are out of the game tonight. Tonight, UND gets DShep and Timm "Quick Whistle" Walsh.


Tuesday, January 26, 2016

Donald Bruce Beard: UND will move on with nickname

Wow. This letter to the editor was in the Inform.com today. The letter is from Donald Bruce Beard, who wrote a letter earlier this winter about the nickname issue. Funny, I believe he's one of the few to bring up the new REA and not winning any titles.
Unfortunately, die-hard supporters of UND’s previous nickname boo when their Fighting Hawks are announced at hockey games, behavior the Forum decries as “boorish.”

This conduct is the latest bad-foot forward in a march of missteps, the most egregious being the Ralph’s appropriation of Sitting Bull, a medicine chief who despised wasicu/whites (“all liars”), and placing Indian heads adorned with sacred eagle feathers in arena entrances, there to be trampled by thousands; North Dakota’s highest officials dissing a settlement agreement allowing the Standing Rock Sioux to reclaim their own name, then by law permanently assigning that name to UND and backing down only when faced with NCAA sanctions; and supporters wearing Fighting Sioux garb and ending the national anthem with “… home of the Sioux,” thus misidentifying UND teams and disrespecting the Standing Rock Tribe.

Interim President Schafer assures us, “We’re moving forward, we have chosen a new nickname and we’re going to make value to that name.”

Doubtless, he’s right. After all, since the advent of the Ralph, neither have our skaters garnered a single national championship, nor has boorishness rendered us deserving.
For those that don't know who Beard is, he's wrote 100's of letters to the editor against the Fighting Sioux nickname. 

Thursday, January 21, 2016

UND Hockey: What Will the Lines Look Like?



Here's the lineup card from last Saturday Night. It looks like UND will be missing two or three major cogs in their lineup this weekend.

The three player that could be missing this weekend: Chris Wilkie, Drake Caggiula and possibly Nick Schmaltz who suffered a lower-body injury this weekend. Who knows what the lines will look like this weekend? Some guys will be expected to step up and score this weekend.

Coach Berry liked the play of Bryn Chyzyk - Rhett Gardner - Luke Johnson line, but the coaching staff might have to break up some players.

I would also imagine that Mike Gornall - Coltyn Sanderson - Trevor Olson will make up the fourth line.

Insert D/F Christian Wolanin, and Colten St. Clair somewhere in the lineup.


Wednesday, January 06, 2016

Who's the Best Player in College Hockey?

Eric Sorenson of ESPN has his mid-season rundown of college hockey. First I realize that ESPN is stationed in Bristol, Connecticut and they have a hard time seeing past Michigan when it comes to college hockey.

Second, I want to be clear,  Michael Garteig is a great goaltender, but is he really the best player in the NCAA?
Best player: Michael Garteig, G, Quinnipiac

Garteig has been a block of granite for the Bobcats in their 17-1-3 start. The senior broke QU records for career wins (62) and longest shutout streak (194 minutes, 49 seconds) so far this season. His goals-against average is 1.35, which is within striking distance of the D-I record of 1.19, held by Maine's Jimmy Howard in 2004.
For comparison sake: Michael Garteig is ranked fifth in the NCAA, Cam Johnson is first overall. Yes, you read that correctly. Johnson leads the nation in goals-against average and save percentage.
Johnson is currently the top ranked goalie in division I college hockey (9-0-1, 1.07 GAA and .957 save percentage). Since returning from injury, Johnson is (8-0-0, 0.50 goals-against average, .981 save percentage).

Yesterday, Johnson was also named the NCHC Player of the Month for December. Today, Johnson was named the Hockey Commissioners’ Association (HCA) National Division I Player of the Month for December.
All things aside, who's the best player in college hockey?

Monday, January 04, 2016

UND NO. 1 In USCHO.com Division I Men's Poll


January 04, 2016

Team
(First Place Votes)
Record
Points
Last Poll
1
North Dakota
(36)
18- 2-2
976
2
2
Quinnipiac
(14)
17- 1-3
958
3
3
Providence
13- 2-3
866
1
4
St. Cloud State
16- 4-0
825
5
5
Harvard
8- 1-3
789
7
6
Nebraska-Omaha
14- 3-1
786
6
7
Boston College
13- 4-1
697
4
8
Michigan
11- 3-3
623
10
9
Cornell
9- 2-2
568
9
10
Massachusetts-Lowell
11- 4-4
562
8
11
Boston University
9- 6-3
482
11
12
Yale
6- 4-2
412
13
13
St. Lawrence
10- 5-2
348
15
14
Penn State
12- 3-3
336
14
15
Notre Dame
9- 4-6
319
16
16
Bowling Green
12- 5-5
301
12
17
Denver
7- 7-4
195
17
18
Minnesota State
10- 6-4
156
18
19
Minnesota-Duluth
7- 7-3
87
19
20
Rensselaer
11- 7-3
81
NR
Others receiving votes: Robert Morris 49, Michigan Tech 33, Holy Cross 22, Union 21, Merrimack 8.

The University of North Dakota is the number one team this week. This is the first time that they will do so under the new nickname. UND will now have the target on their back.

Friday, January 01, 2016

Tyson Jost Ranked in Sportsnet’s Top 30 2016 NHL Draft Prospects

Over on Sportsnet.CA, they have ranked the Sportsnet’s Top 30 NHL Draft Prospects for December. You can see that North Dakota recruit Tyson Jost is ranked pretty high. USA WJC star, Auston Matthews is ranked number one.
12. (9) Tyson Jost, C, Penticton (BCJHL), 6-0, 195 lb. Scouts are very eager to see him at the World Junior A Challenge in Whitby and Cobourg, Ont. this week. He’s putting up big numbers with the Vees.

Monday, December 14, 2015

UND 2nd in USCHO.com Division I Men's Poll


December 14, 2015

Team
(First Place Votes)
Record
Points
Last Poll
1
Providence
(48)
12- 0-3
996
1
2
North Dakota
( 1)
16- 2-2
932
4
3
Quinnipiac
( 1)
15- 1-2
880
2
4
Boston College
13- 2-1
798
3
5
St. Cloud State
14- 4-0
793
6
6
Nebraska-Omaha
12- 3-1
779
5
7
Harvard
6- 1-3
696
7
8
Massachusetts-Lowell
10- 3-4
629
8
9
Cornell
8- 1-2
564
10
10
Michigan
9- 3-3
532
9
11
Boston University
9- 6-3
476
12
12
Bowling Green
11- 3-5
428
14
13
Yale
6- 4-2
368
15
14
Penn State
11- 2-3
336
16
15
St. Lawrence
10- 5-2
320
13
16
Notre Dame
9- 4-4
306
18
17
Denver
7- 7-2
254
11
18
Minnesota State
10- 6-4
124
20
19
Minnesota-Duluth
7- 7-3
88
17
20
Merrimack
6- 4-5
84
19
Others receiving votes: Rensselaer 50, Michigan Tech 36, Holy Cross 14, Robert Morris 11, Minnesota 6.

The University of North Dakota moves up to second in this week’s USCHO Poll. For those that were wondering, under the new Fighting Hawks nickname, UND is now 7-1.