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Re: NCHA Hockey
« Reply #15 on: December 10, 2011, 02:17:49 pm »
Wow.  27 game home unbeaten streak snapped by CSS last night at the Cornerstone.  That's impressive.
All the credit to CSS for playing tight defense and demonstrating an opportunistic offense last night.
Too me, the key, was the Knight's inability to convert any of their three PP opportunities in the first period.
Time for SNC to step up this afternoon and salvage two points from this series.

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« Reply #16 on: December 12, 2011, 12:36:52 pm »
Wow.  27 game home unbeaten streak snapped by CSS last night at the Cornerstone.  That's impressive.

Not as impressive as Engblom's hair is.
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« Reply #17 on: December 14, 2011, 08:03:22 pm »
Wow.  27 game home unbeaten streak snapped by CSS last night at the Cornerstone.  That's impressive.

Not as impressive as Engblom's hair is.

True.
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« Reply #18 on: January 07, 2012, 09:58:37 am »
The NCHA faired very well vs. the MIAC last night, in posting a 5 - 1 - 1 overall record.
I was disappointed in the outcome of the SNC vs St. Olaf game (2 - 2 tie).
SNC put up 43 shots, but could only notch two goals.
What happened to the forward lines, as both goals were scored by D-Men?
Matt -- any insight, as I understand that you were in attendance?
Pete

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« Reply #19 on: January 08, 2012, 12:29:13 am »
The NCHA faired very well vs. the MIAC last night, in posting a 5 - 1 - 1 overall record.
I was disappointed in the outcome of the SNC vs St. Olaf game (2 - 2 tie).
SNC put up 43 shots, but could only notch two goals.
What happened to the forward lines, as both goals were scored by D-Men?
Matt -- any insight, as I understand that you were in attendance?
Pete

SNC didn't turn in its greatest performance, but it was a game they probably should have won.  Controlled play for a healthy majority of the night, but just missed on its good looks and never could put together a string of goals.  St. Olaf hung tough and tied it on a hustle goal and both teams nearly won it in OT.

Overall, it certainly wasn't the dominant performance we can see from SNC, but I'd definitely say they were the better team.  Compared to first semester they still looked a bit disorganized.  Call it "half a step slow".  Just not firing away at machine-like pace yet.

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Re: NCHA Hockey
« Reply #20 on: January 08, 2012, 06:31:42 am »
The NCHA faired very well vs. the MIAC last night, in posting a 5 - 1 - 1 overall record.
I was disappointed in the outcome of the SNC vs St. Olaf game (2 - 2 tie).
SNC put up 43 shots, but could only notch two goals.
What happened to the forward lines, as both goals were scored by D-Men?
Matt -- any insight, as I understand that you were in attendance?
Pete
Tim D. mentioned that you were onsite during his audio broadcast, which I was able to pick up for the first eight minutes of the game (and not after).....

SNC didn't turn in its greatest performance, but it was a game they probably should have won.  Controlled play for a healthy majority of the night, but just missed on its good looks and never could put together a string of goals.  St. Olaf hung tough and tied it on a hustle goal and both teams nearly won it in OT.

Overall, it certainly wasn't the dominant performance we can see from SNC, but I'd definitely say they were the better team.  Compared to first semester they still looked a bit disorganized.  Call it "half a step slow".  Just not firing away at machine-like pace yet.

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Re: NCHA Hockey
« Reply #21 on: January 12, 2012, 12:26:44 pm »
Great to be back to NCHA Hockey this week! 
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Re: NCHA Hockey
« Reply #22 on: January 13, 2012, 12:14:22 am »
Great to be back to NCHA Hockey this week!

No question.  To me, two things interest me most in the second half:

1. Will anyone get hot and emerge from the massive pile of teams hovering around .500?
2. Will River Falls hit a rough stretch and slide back to the pack?

As usual when it comes to the NCHA, I have no idea regarding either.
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Re: NCHA Hockey
« Reply #23 on: January 14, 2012, 11:15:46 am »
All I know is that you bet against SNC at your own peril.

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« Reply #24 on: January 14, 2012, 02:34:57 pm »
All I know is that you bet against SNC at your own peril.

Plus, prior to this weekend SNC had eight games remaining at home and only four on the road.  Considering how well they play at home that bodes very well for the Knights.
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« Reply #25 on: January 14, 2012, 06:11:58 pm »
Great to be back to NCHA Hockey this week!

No question.  To me, two things interest me most in the second half:

1. Will anyone get hot and emerge from the massive pile of teams hovering around .500?
2. Will River Falls hit a rough stretch and slide back to the pack?

As usual when it comes to the NCHA, I have no idea regarding either.

My answers for both questions take in FSU96's point, SNC is at home a lot and they will finish 1 or 2 and pull away from the rest of the pack. 

The only team that stays with them is River Falls and who finishes 1 or 2 will be decided in the Falcons four game road trip beginning next weekend with two @ CSS, @ SNC and @ UWSP.  If River Falls can get 5 or more points in those four games I think they can stay clear of SNC down the stretch, especially if they can get a point or two @ SNC.
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Re: NCHA Hockey
« Reply #26 on: January 14, 2012, 10:09:58 pm »
Final:   Stout 2,   River Falls 1.
SNC pulls within one point of the Falcons!!!!

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« Reply #27 on: January 14, 2012, 11:00:05 pm »
Final:   Stout 2,   River Falls 1.
SNC pulls within one point of the Falcons!!!!

It's on now...
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Re: NCHA Hockey
« Reply #28 on: January 16, 2012, 12:51:36 pm »
River Falls has a history of late season swoons...
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« Reply #29 on: January 18, 2012, 10:48:42 am »
And they are fairly young this season as well with just 4 seniors active (Roadhouse has been injured since Nov. 12) and 5 returning juniors (3 additional transfers) including the back up goalie who has hardly tallied a time in his career.  Plus with having to play on the  road a collapse is a very likely possibility.
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