Showing posts with label Wisconsin. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Wisconsin. Show all posts

Friday, January 09, 2015

Mike Eaves: Coach Speak at it's Best

Bucky Badger 2003-Present
This is one of the funniest things that I have ever read, in regards to coach speak. s/t Andy Johnson from Bucky's Fifth Quarter. This is classic top-ten material here.
We talk about when you're up a goal, putting the fish in the boat," Wisconsin head coach Mike Eaves said. "I don't do a lot of fishing, but I know sometimes you don't get the hook in the mouth, and sometimes it wiggles off. This one wiggled off tonight."

Monday, October 06, 2014

UND Second in USA Today Poll

USA Today/USA Hockey Magazine Poll

Rk.      School (1st place)                      Record           Pts.         PR
1.         Minnesota (34)                                  0-0-0         510            1
2.         North Dakota                                    0-0-0         462            2
3.         Boston College                                 0-0-0             428            4
4.         Providence                                         0-0-0            415            3
5.         Colgate                                              0-0-0            319            5
6.         St. Cloud State                                  0-0-0            304            6
7.         Union                                                 0-0-0            293            8
8.         Ferris State                                        1-0-0            279          10
9.         Michigan                                            0-1-0            237            7
10.       Miami                                                 0-0-0            178            9
11.       Minnesota State                                0-0-0            171          13
12.       Wisconsin                                          0-0-0            136          12
13.       Notre Dame                                       0-0-0            118          10
14.       Cornell                                               0-0-0              82          14
15.       Boston University                             0-0-0              43         NR               

Others receiving votes: Denver 21, Michigan Tech 14, Massachusetts-Lowell 14, Minnesota Duluth 12, Northeastern 10, Michigan State 8, Yale 8, Quinnipiac 6, Ohio State 5, Robert Morris 4, Bowling Green 2, New Hampshire 1.

Thursday, April 17, 2014

UND Hockey: 2014-15 schedule

Oct. 5 — Canadian exhibition TBA
Oct. 11 — at Bemidji State
Oct. 17 — at Colorado College
Oct. 18 — at Colorado College

Nov. 1 — AIR FORCE (Hall of Fame Game)
Nov. 7 — at Wisconsin
Nov. 8 — at Wisconsin
Nov. 14 — MIAMI
Nov. 15 — MIAMI
Nov. 21 — at St. Cloud State
Nov. 22 — at St. Cloud State
Nov. 28 — Nebraska-Omaha
Nov. 29 — Nebraska-Omaha

Dec. 12 — at Denver
Dec. 13 — at Denver

Jan. 3 — U.S. UNDER-18 (exhibition)
Jan. 9 — DULUTH
Jan. 10 — DULUTH
Jan. 16 — NIAGARA
Jan. 17 — NIAGARA
Jan. 30 — at Omaha
Jan. 31 — at Omaha

Feb. 13 — DENVER
Feb. 14 — DENVER
Feb. 21 — at Western Michigan
Feb. 22 — at Western Michigan

March 6 — at Miami
March 7 — at Miami
March 13-15 — NCHC first round
March 20-21 — NCHC tournament (Target Center, Minneapolis)
March 27-29 — NCAA tournament (Scheels Arena, Fargo)
April 9-11 — NCAA Frozen Four (T.D. Garden, Boston)

The NCHC Conference Composite Schedule can be found here.
s/t To Brad Schlosman...
21 home games this season and 15 away games this season.
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Friday, March 28, 2014

UND vs. UW Lines (NCAA Midwest Regional Semi Finals)

UND Forward lines
9 Drake Caggiula–16 Mark MacMillan–15 Michael Parks (A)
28 Stephane Pattyn(A) –19 Rocco Grimaldi–27 Luke Johnson21 Brendan O’Donnell –13 Connor Gaarder–11 Derek Rodwell
29 Bryn Chyzyk–17 Colten St. Clair – 22 Andrew Panzarella

North Dakota Defense Pairings
5 Nick Mattson–6 Paul LaDue
18 Dillon Simpson ©–24 Jordan Schmaltz
4 Keaton Thompson–2 Troy Stecher

UND Goalies
31 Zane Gothberg
33 Clarke Saunders
Out: 7-Wade Murphy (Fr., F), 20-Gage Ausmus (Fr., D), 25 Mitch MacMillan (Sr F), 26-Coltyn Sanderson (So., F), 30-Matt Hrynkiw (Fr., G)
Wisconsin Badgers Forward Lines
17 Nic Kerdiles – 9 Mark Zengerle – 7 Tyler Barnes
15 Morgan Zulinick – 14 Jefferson Dahl – 25 Michael Mersch
21 Grant Besse – 16 Joseph LaBate – 18 Sean Little
26 Brad Navin – 12 Keegan Meuer – 22 Jed Soleway

Wisconsin Badgers Defense Pairings
19 Jake McCabe – 24 Joe Faust
28 Kevin Schulze – 27 Frankie Simonelli
20 Eddie Wittchow – 5 Chase Drake

Badger Goalies
33 Joel Rumple
30 Landon Peterson
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Wednesday, March 26, 2014

Betting Lines and Odds for the NCAA Hockey Tournament

The University of North Dakota Hockey team comes in at  -125 and the Wisconsin Badgers are  -115.  
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NCAA Hockey: Under the old Pairwise Rankings

Jim Dahl has what the old Pairwise rankings would have looked like, if the NCAA used the Pairwise Ranking from last season. To be honest with you, I don't like the new Pairwise formula. I think it was an over reaction to the smaller schools whining about the big schools not traveling to the smaller schools home arenas. 
West (St Paul)
1. Minnesota vs 16. Robert Morris
8. Wisconsin vs 9. Ferris St
Northeast (Worcester)
3. Boston College vs 14. Cornell
6. Providence vs 11. Notre Dame
East (Bridgeport)
2. Union vs 15. Denver
7. St Cloud St vs 10. North Dakota
Midwest (Cincinnati)
4. Mass-Lowell vs 13. Mankato
5. Quinnipiac vs 12. Colgate
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Sunday, March 23, 2014

Wisconsin's Mark Zengerle's game winning goal, B1G Hockey Tournament Championship game (Video)

I am sure that UND hockey fans would like to buy Wisconsin's Mark Zengerle a beverage of his choice after he scored the game winning goal against the tOSU Buckeyes in the Championship game of the B1G Hockey Tourney. That goal allowed UND to make it's 12th NCAA appearance in a row. Now the two teams will meet in the Midwest Regional in Cincinnati, Ohio.
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Thursday, March 20, 2014

Small Crowd plagues first game of the B1G

Here's a picture of the stands Xcel Energy Center from game one of the Big Ten Hockey Tourney. I wonder what the crowd size will be for the second game tonight between OSU and MSU? I would think that Minnesota Golden Gopher fans will attend the games their teams are playing in this weekend.
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Wednesday, January 01, 2014

USA Women's Hockey: Here’s the USA Women’s Team Roster

Today, the roster for the USA Women's Olympic team was announced during the second period of the Winter Classic. Here's the roster. Here's the players that are going to Sochi, Russia

Jessie Vetter — Wisconsin
Molly Schaus — Boston College
Brianne McLaughlin — Robert Morris University

Kacey Bellamy — New Hampshire
Gigi Marvin — Minnesota
Megan Bozek – Minnesota
Michelle Picard – Harvard
Josephine Pucci – Harvard
Anne Schleper – Minnesota
Lee Stecklein – Minnesota

Julie Chu — Harvard
Meghan Duggan — Wisconsin
Hilary Knight — Wisconsin

Jocelyne Lamoureux — North Dakota
Monique Lamoureux — North Dakota
Kelli Stack — Boston College
Alex Carpenter –Boston College
Kendall Coyne – Northeastern
Brianna Decker – Wisconsin
Lyndsey Fry – Harvard
Amanda Kessel – Minnesota 
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Friday, July 19, 2013

Predicting who wins the Inaugural 2014 B1G Title: Good Question

That is a very good question. It does bring up an interesting conversation, who is the favorite to win the 2014 Big Ten Hockey Conference Title. I would have to say that Wisconsin, based on who they return, would be one of the favorites. I think that Minnesota lost way too much high-end talent to make much of a impact next season.

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Tuesday, May 21, 2013

Second Round: Former College Hockey Players in the NHL Stanley Cup Playoffs (5/21/2013)

Here is the list of NHL hockey players that are currently playing in the second round of the 2013 Stanley Cup Playoffs that have played college hockey (Division I & III).
The players are listed by their NHL team. These are players that have played in at least “one” Stanley Cup Playoff game during in the 2013 Stanley Cup Playoffs. I have also listed their point totals as well.

 This list doesn’t include players from teams that have been eliminated. The list doesn’t include players that are currently injured, or on their teams roster, but haven’t played in the Stanley Cup Playoff games yet.  I will update the list as much as I can.

 Points Lead changes hands

 Former Vermont Catamout forward Patrick Sharp leads all former college hockey players with (6g-4a—10pts). In second place, Wisconsin Badgers forward Joe Pavelski, (4g-5a—9pts) is tied with former Gopher defenseman Paul Martin (2g-7a—9pts). In fourth place former Ferris State forward Chris Kunitz, (3g-4a—7pts) is tied with Notre Dame forward Erik Condra (1g-6a—7pts).

 The Wisconsin Badgers are well represented in the 2013 Stanley Cup Playoffs; if my math is correct they have six players that are still currently playing in the second round of the SCP.

 If I have forgotten a player on this list feel free to drop me a line at

 Boston Bruins (3)
Torey Krug, D, Michigan State, 2GP, (2g-1a—3pts)
Matt Bartkowski, D, Ohio State, 4GP, (1g-1a—2pts)
Richard Peverley, F, St. Lawrence University, 8GP, (1g-0a—1pts)

 Chicago Blackhawks (6)
Patrick Sharp, F, Vermont, 8GP, (6g-4a—10pts)
Duncan Keith, D, Michigan State, 8GP, (1g-5a—6pts)
Jonathon Toews, F, North Dakota, 8GP, (0g-3a—3pts)
Nick Leddy, D, Minnesota, 8GP, (0g-2a—2pts)
Victor Stalberg, F, Vermont, 6GP, (0G-1A—1pts)
Brandon Bollig, F, St. Lawrence, 3GP, (0g-0a—0pts)

 Detroit Red Wings (6)
Gustav Nyquist, F, Maine, 10GP, (2g-2a—4pts)
Brendan Smith, F, Wisconsin, 10GP, (2g-2a—4pts)
Justin Abdelkader, F, Michigan State, 8GP, (2g-1a—3pts)
Patrick Eaves, F, Boston College, 9GP, (0g-2a—1pts)
Danny Dekeyser, D, Western Michigan, 2GP, (0g-0a—0pts)
Jimmy Howard, G, Maine, 6-4, .923 SV%, 2.43 GAA

 LA Kings (4)
Dustin Penner, F, Maine, 9GP, (2g-1a—3pts)
Alec Martinez, D, Miami, 9Gp, (0g-2a—2tps)
Rob Scuderi, D, Boston College, 9GP, (0g-2a—2pts)
Jonathan Quick, UMass, 8GP, 6-3, .947 SV% 1.60 GAA

New York Rangers (6)
Carl Hagelin, F, Michigan, 9GP, (2g-3a—5pts)
Brian Boyle, F, Boston College, 8GP, (2g-1a—3pts)
Derek Stepan, F, Wisconsin, 9GP, (3g-0a—2pts)
Ryan McDonagh, D, Wisconsin, 9GP, (1g-1a—2pts)
Chris Kreider, F, Boston College, 5GP, (0g-1a—1pts)
Darroll Powe, F, Princeton, 3GP, (0g-0a—0pts)

Ottawa Senators (6)
Erik Condra, F, Notre Dame, 8GP, (1g-6a—7pts)
Kyle Turris, F, Wisconsin, 8GP, (4g-2a—6pts)
Cory Conacher, F, Canisius College 7GP, (3g-0a—3pts)
Colin Greening, F, Cornell, 8GP, (3g-0a—3pts)  
Eric Gryba, D, Boston University, 4Gp, (0g-0a—0pts)
Patrick Wiercioch, D, Denver, 1GP, (0g-0a—0pts)

 Pittsburgh Penguins (9)
Paul Martin, D, Minnesota, 9GP, (2g-7a—9pts)
Chris Kunitz, F, Ferris State, 9GP, (3g-5a—8pts)
Douglas Murray, D, Cornell, 9GP, (2g-1a—3pts)
Mark Eaton, D, Notre Dame, 5GP, (0g-2a—2pts)
Matt Niskanen, D, Duluth, 9GP, (0g-2a—2pts)
Craig Adams, F, Harvard, 7GP, (0g-1a—1pts)
Tanner Glass, F, Dartmouth, 5GP, (1g-0a—1pts)
Beau Bennett, F, Denver, 3GP, (1g-0a—1pts)
Brooks Orpik, D, Boston College, 6GP, (1g-0a—1pts)

San Jose Sharks (8)
Joe Pavelski, F, Wisconsin, 7GP, (4g-5a—9pts)
Dan Boyle, D, Miami, 7GP, (2g-3a—5pts)
Tommy Wingels, F, Miami, 7GP, (0g-2a—2pts)
Justin Braun, D, UMass, 7GP, (0g-1a—1pts)
Matt Irwin, D, UMass, 7GP, (0g-1a—1pts)
Tim Kennedy, F, Michigan State, 2GP, (0g-0a—0pts)
Adam Burish, F, Wisconsin, 4GP, (0g-0a—0pts)
T.J. Galiardi, F, Dartmouth, 7GP, (0g-0a—0pts)
Cross-posted @ the Hockey Writers Combine.

Tuesday, March 26, 2013

Wisconsin sophomore goalie Joel Rumpel throws his stick makes save

Wisconsin sophomore goalie Joel Rumpel made this miraculous save on the Huskies forward Jimmy Murray at the 02:05 mark of the first period that prevented the Huskies from taking an early 2-1 lead. From there the Huskies never did get the lead and the Badgers would win the game 4-1.

Some thought that Rumpel should have actually gotten a penalty for throwing his goalie stick.

After the game the sophomore goalie was asked if he has thrown his stick at the puck. “It was a weird play,” Rumpel said. “I made the first save and then went to come across the crease and the stick got knocked out of my hands and it squirted wide,” Rumpel said. Yeah, okay.
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College Hockey’s March Madness Continues: This weekend’s NCAA Division one television schedule (3/29 – 3/31)

English: National Collegiate Athletic Associat...

Here is this weekend’s National College Hockey television schedule. The NCAA’s final 16 has been set, the national tourney starts this weekend. Starting on Friday afternoon, there is a full slate of college hockey on television again this weekend, if you have ESPNU.
In my opinion, this is most wonderful time of the year. It’s also very stressful. There is a finality, which surrounds the college hockey tourney. Seasons and careers end, with losses in the National tourney.
There are college players that will sit in the locker room with their jersey still on hours after a loss, and not want to take off their jersey, for the last time.   
This is also the time of year that fans have to worry if their favorite players with eligibility are going to sign in the offseason. A few high profile players have already signed professional deals in the last week.
Check your television guide for times in your local area. As with any schedule, channels will change and have in the past. There may also be games on in your local area that may not be on nationally. ESPNU is on (DirecTV 208 and Dish Network 141).
Even with the NHL ending it’s lockout and making it back to our television dials, there has is still been a lot of watchable college hockey on television. Some fans actually prefer College hockey to the NHL.

Mar. 29
UMN vs. Yale
1:00 p.m.
208 / 141
Mar. 29
Mass Lowell vs. Wisconsin
3:30 p.m.
628 / 434
Mar. 29
UND vs. Niagara
4:30 p.m.
208 / 141
Mar. 29
Denver vs. New Hampshire
7:00 p.m.
208 / 141
Mar. 29
Wisconsin vs. UMass Lowell
9:30 p.m. *
Mar. 30
NCAA Midwest Regional
12:30 p.m.

Mar. 30
NCAA West Reg. Final
3:00 p.m.
208 / 141
Mar. 30
NCAA Midwest Regional
4:00 p.m.

Mar. 30
Quinnipiac vs. Canisius
4:30 p.m.
628 / 434
Mar. 30
NCAA Northeast Reg. Final
5:30 p.m.
208 / 141
Mar. 30
Boston College vs. Union
8:00 p.m.
208 / 141
Mar. 31
NCAA Midwest Reg. Final
3:00 p.m.
208 / 141
Mar. 31
NCAA East Reg. Final
5:30 p.m.
208 / 141

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Monday, March 11, 2013

WCHA Web Media Poll: Week 22

Each week, I participate in a WCHA Web Media Poll that is put on by the Tech Hockey Guide with 11 other people that represent both the print media as well as the hockey blogosphere. This is the final WCHA Web Media Poll.
This week, again, positions 1 – 3 remain the same, as well as 7 – 12; the middle of the poll is again, all mixed up. Minnesota State after splitting with North Dakota dropped from fourth-to-sixth place. Wisconsin stayed at fifth place and Denver moved up to fourth place from sixth place.
Here’s a look at the results the Tech Hockey Guide WCHA Web Media Poll for Week 22:
1.Minnesota (6)138124-7-512
2.St. Cloud State (6)136221-14-114
3.North Dakota120319-10-733
6.Minnesota State93422-11-326
7.Nebraska Omaha60718-16-2710
8.Colorado College59814-17-5710
9.Minnesota Duluth57914-17-579
10.Michigan Tech391012-18-4811
11.Bemidji State25116-20-81011
12.Alaska Anchorage12124-23-71212
Representing Name Publication Twitter
Alaska-Anchorage, Taylor Hall College Hockey News @thall907
Bemidji State, Troy Mills The Beaver Pond
Colorado College, Joe Paisley, Paisley Hockey @Paisleyhockey
Denver, Mike Chambers, Denver Post @MChambersDP
Michigan Tech, Tim Braun, Tech Hockey Guide @TBraunTHG
Minnesota, Dan Myers, Minnesota Hockey Magazine @1DanMyers
Minnesota Duluth, Bruce Ciskie, The Ciskie Blog @BruceCiskie
Minnesota State, Chris Dilks, Western College Hockey @ChrisDilks
Nebraska-Omaha, Matt Semisch, Radio Free Omaha @matthewsemisch
North Dakota, Eric Burton The Hockey Writers Combine and Goon’s World @goon48
St. Cloud State, Jeremy Larson, Husky Hockey Time @jclarson02
Wisconsin, Andy Johnson, Bucky’s 5th Quarter @andyjohnsonB5Q
Cross-posted at the Hockey Writes Combine.
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