As it seems many games that I have been to the last few years in the WCHA end and you say that weas a sloppy game and not very fun to watch. Friday's game was that. The Gophers started off the first period hot. They out shot UAA 13-3, although most of those shots were perimeter shots.
The Second period UAA took over and controlled the play. Once the Gopher's first line was neutralized they didn't not have much punch. UAA grinders cam up big with a nice spare with 1.4 seconds left in the 2nd period. Kangas left a 10 foot rebound up the middle that was buried in the back of the net.
Third period the Gophers cam out and got and early one, but the Seawolves responded to tie it up. This was an ugly period and hard to watch. I noticed a few times when Gophers players gave up after a bounce that didn't go their way. A better UAA team could have put the gophers away. With all of the talent that everyone says the gophers have they sure didn't show it.
My last comment is that I didn't even notice Aaron Ness on the ice until mid-way through the third. He has a long way to come yet to be the player he was hyped to be.