Showing posts with label college hockey. Show all posts
Showing posts with label college hockey. Show all posts

Tuesday, April 15, 2014

2014 NCAA Early Departures

Jaycob Megna, defense, UNO, junior, Anaheim Ducks (NHL)
Josh Manson,
defense, NE, junior, Anaheim Ducks (NHL)
Ryan Faragher, goalie, SCSU, junior, Anaheim Ducks (NHL)
Nic Kerdiles, forward, UW, sophomore, Anaheim Ducks (NHL)
Gustav Olofsson,
defense, C.C., freshman, Minnesota Wild (NHL)
Kevin Czuczman,
defense, LSSU, junior, NY Islanders (NHL)
Caleb Herbert,
forward, UMD, junior, Washington Capitals (NHL)
Phil Di Giuseppe,
forward, UM, junior, Carolina Hurricanes (NHL)
Alex Guptill,
forward, UM, junior, Dallas Stars (NHL)
Ryan Dzingel,
forward, OSU, junior, Ottawa Senators (NHL)
Bryce Van Brabant,
forward, QU, Junior, Calgary Flames (NHL)
Ryan Haggerty,
forward, RPI, Jr. NY Rangers (NHL)
Mike Zalewski,
forward, RPI, sophomore, Vancouver Canucks (NHL)
Matt Carey,
forward, SLU, freshman, Chicago Blackhawks (NHL)
Trevor van Riemdsyk,
defense, UNH, junior, Chicago Blackhawks (NHL)
Josh Archibald
forward, UNO, junior, Wilkes-Barre/Scranton Penguins (AHL)
Christian Folin,
defense, UML, sophomore, Minnesota Wild (NHL)
Connor Hellebuyck,
goalie, UML, sophomore, Winnipeg Jets (NHL)
Scott Wilson,
forward, UML, junior, Pittsburgh Penguins (NHL)
Pheonix Copley,
goalie, MTU, sophomore, Washington capitals (NHL)
Jake McCabe,
defense, UW, junior, Buffalo Sabres (NHL)
Jordan Oesterl,
defense, WMU, junior, Edmonton Oilers (NHL)
Ryan Carpenter,
forward, BGSU, junior, Worcester Sharks (AHL)
Brian Ferlin, forward, CU, junior, Boston Bruins (NHL)
Johnny Gaudreau, forward, B.C., junior, Calgary Flames (NHL)
 

Sunday, April 13, 2014

Humor: Caption this



Let's keep it clean...

Saturday, April 05, 2014

NCAA Hockey: Early Departures

Jaycob Megna, defense, UNO, junior, Anaheim Ducks (NHL)
Josh Manson, defense, NE, junior, Anaheim Ducks (NHL)
Ryan Faragher, goalie, SCSU, junior, Anaheim Ducks (NHL)
Nic Kerdiles, forward, UW, sophomore, Anaheim Ducks (NHL)
Gustav Olofsson, defense, C.C., freshman, Minnesota Wild (NHL)

Kevin Czuczman, defense, LSSU, junior, NY Islanders (NHL)
Caleb Herbert, forward, UMD, junior, Washington Capitals (NHL)
Phil Di Giuseppe, forward, UM, junior, Carolina Hurricanes (NHL)
Alex Guptill, forward, UM, junior, Dallas Stars (NHL)

Ryan Dzingel, forward, OSU, junior, Ottawa Senators (NHL)
Bryce Van Brabant, forward, QU, Junior, Calgary Flames (NHL)

Ryan Haggerty, forward, RPI, Jr. NY Rangers (NHL)
Mike Zalewski, forward, RPI, sophomore, Vancouver Canucks (NHL)
Matt Carey, forward, SLU, freshman, Chicago Blackhawks (NHL)
Trevor van Riemdsyk, defense, UNH, junior, Chicago Blackhawks (NHL)

Josh Archibald, freshman, forward, UNO, junior, Wilkes-Barre/Scranton Penguins (AHL)
Christian Folin, defense, UML, sophomore, Minnesota Wild (NHL)
Connor Hellebuyck, goalie, UML, sophomore, Winnipeg Jets (NHL)
Scott Wilson, forward, UML, junior, Pittsburgh Penguins (NHL)
Pheonix Copley, goalie, MTU, sophomore, Washington capitals (NHL)

Jake McCabe, defense, UW, junior, Buffalo Sabres (NHL)
Jordan Oesterl, defense, WMU, junior, Edmonton Oilers (NHL)

Ryan Carpenter, forward, BGSU, junior, Worcester Sharks (AHL)

Breakdown of early Departures

UMD: 1
UW: 1
RPI: 2
UNO: 2
OSU: 1
UMICH: 2
BGSU: 1
NU: 1
WMU: 1
UNH: 1
C.C.: 1
SLU: 1
SCSU: 1
UML: 3
MTU: 1
QU: 1
LSSU:1

Saturday, March 29, 2014

Don Cherry uninformed when it comes to college hockey

This is a really good read. I know you're going to be shocked by this news. Apparently, xenophobe Don Cherry of the Coaches Corner stepped on it again this week blasting US division I college hockey. Cherry is not a  fan of an ex-college hockey player taking the ice over a player that played in the Canadian Hockey League. This article kind of piggy backs on this subject. See tweets below.
Stephen Whyno, The Canadian Press – "I think that if more Canadian families were exposed to what college can do -- as parents for your kid socially, athletically and academically ... I think more people would be doing it," said University of Denver coach Jim Montgomery, a Montreal native who went to Maine and ended up playing 122 NHL games.

One opportunity for exposure is the NCAA tournament, which begins Friday and includes 109 Canadian players. There are 35 players from Ontario, 35 from British Columbia, 18 from Alberta and seven each from Quebec, Manitoba and Saskatchewan.

Many of those players are trying to follow in the footsteps of several successful Canadian NHLers who went to college, including four members of the gold-medal-winning Sochi Olympic team: Jonathan Toews (North Dakota), Martin St. Louis (Vermont), Patrick Sharp (Vermont) and Chris Kunitz (Ferris State).

Among the 945 players to see NHL action this season, 100 were Canadians who played at a U.S. college.

Naturally, many went the more traditional road, through the QMJHL, OHL or WHL. But the NCAA is slowly becoming another acceptable way to get there.
Here's are the tweets in question from Don Cherry. I must say that Cherry is clueless when it comes to college hockey. Also, historically, the Toronto Marlies have had a fair number of college hockey players on their roster. Two years ago, when the Marlies made a run in the playoffs they had many ex-college hockey players, making a huge contribution for the Marlies on the ice. This season, if my math is correct, the Marlies have three players with college hockey experience.

Monday, March 17, 2014

College Hockey: Monday Pontifications (Links)

Well the NCHC is probably excited that at least one of their top seeds made the Frozen Face-off. UND is the highest seed to make it to the Target Center. We have the 1, 5, 6, 8 seeds advancing to the NCHC's Frozen Face-off.  C.C. UMD, UNO and SCSU will be staying home this season. No schools from Minnesota will be in the Frozen Face-off this season. I am not sure this is what the founding member schools of the NCHC envisioned when they formed the league.

According to Brad Schlossman, he thinks that UND might still need to win the Frozen Face-off to make the NCAA tourney. I guess we're  soon going to find out. UND just needs to keep winning or their season is going to be over anyways. The time for talking is over, it time for UND to make hay.  

 Jeff Cox from College Hockey SBN has UND going to Cincinnati. I think that many UND fans would take that bracket.

The Brackets are set for the Inaugural B1G tourney and the Big Ten (-4) Hockey Tourney starts on Thursday. Penn State will try to beat Michigan for a third time this season. But I don’t think that happens a third time, the Wolverines are going to be ready this time.

North Dakota Exhales after Pulling out game three against Colorado College...


Colorado College Defeats UND in O.T.

UND scores four unanswered goals, Takes game one...    

C.C.'s Season Ending Loss Much Like Others this Season...

Thursday, March 13, 2014

Weekend Match-Ups, 1st Round NCHC games (by Donn)

Here we are the regular season has come to an end in the inaugural NCHC season.  The race for the Penrose Cup is over with SCSU claiming the first ever NCHC regular season title.  Now we are at the first round of playoffs, so let’s get it started in here.


FINAL NCHC STANDINGS 2013-2014

Team………………………W-L-T-SW………Points
St. Cloud St……………….15-6-3-0…………...48
North Dakota……………..15-9-0-0…..…….….45
Nebraska-Omaha………..13-9-2-1…..………..42
Minnesota-Duluth………..11-11-2-2….….……37
Western Michigan………..11-11-2-2…….……37
Denver……………………..10-11-3-2……….…35
Colorado College……….. ..6-13-5-1…….….…24
Miami………………………..6-17-1-1….…….….20

NCHC 1st Round Playoff Series

#21 Western Michigan @ #18 Minnesota-Duluth
Last weekend the Broncos split with NoDak (2-0L, 2-1W) in Grand Forks and the Bulldogs split with UNO (8-2W, 4-1L) in Duluth.

Season series – UMD wins 3-1-0 – split in Duluth swept in Kalamazoo

Well with the teams tying in the standing, with identical records too, it make sense to predict a three game series.  These teams are evenly matched on paper, and similar on the ice. I’m giving my nod to the home team.  BULLDOGS IN 3


#27 Denver @ #26 Nebraska-Omaha (Thurs/Fri/Sun)
Last weekend the Pioneers split with the RedHawks (5-2W, 2-1L) in Denver and the Mavericks split with the Bulldogs (8-2L, 4-1W) in Duluth.

Season series – UNO wins 3-1-0 – swept in Denver and split in Omaha

This is short week for both teams with the series starting on Thursday.  DU was one win away from hosting a first round game, but could pull it off on Saturday night.  Can the Pioneers put last weekend behind them and focus on the Mavericks?  The Pioneers are 6-6-5 on the road, doesn’t get much more even than that, the Mavericks are 9-9-0 at home and 7-7-2 on the road… someone is going to end up with a losing there five hundred record.  MAVERICKS IN 3


#40 Miami @ #5 SCSU
Last weekend the RedHawks split with the Pioneers (5-2L, 2-1W) in Denver and the Huskies split swept CC (7-4, 4-1) in Colorado Springs.

Season series – tied 2-2-0 – splits in both Oxford and St. Cloud  

The RedHawks started the season the number one team in land, now they are 40th in the pairwise rankings, and the Huskies are 5th in the PWR.  The Huskies have only 8 loses all season, 6 in the NCHC and 2 are to Miami.  I think the Huskies will be ready when MU comes calling this weekend, but it wouldn’t surprise me if MU forced a three game series.  HUSKIES IN 2


#51 Colorado College @ #10 North Dakota
Last weekend NoDak split with the Broncos (2-0W, 2-1L) in Grand Forks and the Tigers were swept by SCSU (7-4, 4-1) in Colorado Springs.

Season series – UND wins 2-0-0 – UND swept in Grand Forks

The Tigers have been abysmal on the road this season, going 1-13-2 away from Colorado Springs.  CC is currently on a four game skid, after winning the previous three, they have given up 19 goals in those last four loses.  Look for UND to bring the pressure and score early and often, to keep the Tigers in their cage, so to speak.  NODAK IN 2
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Tuesday, March 11, 2014

Miami vs. SCSU; so you say there's a chance? Not hardly...

Immediately after SCSU won the Penrose Trophy, my twitter feed had a few tweets from fellow UND fans saying SCSU is going to get beat by Miami.

Personally, I don’t see it happening. There’s a reason they only won 12 games this season, they're not very good. No offense to Miami, this season has been a train wreck. Breaking it down even further, I don't see the RedHawks beating SCSU again this season. Miami is 3-12-1 since January 10, 2014.
Mick Hatten, Saint Cloud Times -- On Feb. 21-22, the RedHawks beat the Huskies 4-3 in the first game before St. Cloud State earned the split with a 3-0 win in Ohio.

“They’re a really good team, well-coached,” Huskies co-captain Nic Dowd said. “They beat us two games (this season) and they know what they have to do to get back to where they want to be.”

(snip)

In the four games against St. Cloud State, sophomore Sean Kuraly and junior Austin Czarnik had one goal and two assists apiece, Riley Barber had a goal and an assist and junior Blake Coleman had two goals for the RedHawks.)

Sophomore goalies Ryan McKay and Jay Williams split the four games against St. Cloud State. McKay earned the split at the Brooks Center, stopping 64 of 66 shots (.969 save percentage) and had a shutout in the series. McKay played both games over the weekend at Denver. Williams earned the split in Ohio, stopping 50 of 56 shots (.893).

For St. Cloud State, David Morley had two goals, Jimmy Murray had a goal and two assists and Jonny Brodzinski had a goal and three assists against the RedHawks.
Since returning from injury on February 21, 2014, Miami junior forward Blake Coleman is smoking hot. In the last six games, Blake Coleman has scored (8g-0a—8tps). Last weekend, the Plano, Texas product scored (4g-0a-4—pts) against the Denver Pioneers. Coleman scored both of Miami’s goals as the RedHawks beat the University of Denver 2-1.

Sunday, March 09, 2014

Playoff Hockey is here


NCHC first round

No. 8 Miami (12-19-3) – PWR 40 at No. 1 St. Cloud State (21-8-5) – PWR 5

No. 7 Colorado College (6-22-6) – PWR 51 at No. 2 North Dakota (20-11-3) – PWR 10

No. 6 Denver (16-14-6) – PWR 26 at No. 3 Nebraska Omaha (16-16-2) – PWR 34

No. 5 Western Michigan (17-14-5) – PWR 21 at No. 4 Minnesota-Duluth (16-14-4) – PWR  19

The NCHC Playoff bracket is set. predictions and thoughts.

Monday, March 03, 2014

NCHC Hockey: Going down to the Wire

42
22
14
8
0
0
0.636
73
61
32
19
10
3
0.641
101
84
42
22
13
6
3
0
0.659
76
59
32
19
8
5
0.672
114
86
UNO
39
22
12
8
2
1
0.591
76
60
32
15
15
2
0.500
106
101
UMD
34
22
10
10
2
2
0.500
60
64
32
15
13
4
0.531
90
91
WMU
34
22
10
10
2
2
0.500
64
66
34
16
13
5
0.544
91
89
DU
32
22
9
10
3
2
0.477
54
54
34
15
13
6
0.529
86
77
CC
24
22
6
11
5
1
0.386
47
64
32
6
20
6
0.281
61
100
17
22
5
16
1
1
0.250
52
74
32
11
18
3
0.391
92
98

 I guess we should take a look at the standings. This is definitely going down to the wire this season. Three teams (UND, SCSU, UNO) have a chance to finish first overall. Tiger’s beat writer Joe Pasiley has the procedures for breaking ties on his blog. This is what happens if teams tie in standings of the NCHC. So, if UND and SCSU win out, UND gets the tie breaker.

1. The team with the greater number of NCHC regular-season wins shall be the higher seed.

2. Head-to-head competition. Among the teams tied in the standings, the team with the highest winning percentage will be the higher seed.

3. Goal differential: Total goals for and against in contests between the teams tied in the standings.
4. Winning percentage of the teams tied in the standings against the remaining NCHC teams, starting at the top of the standings and working toward the bottom until the tie is broken.

5. Coin flip.