Taking on Mercyhurst in the first round of the Catamount Cup seems like the easy way to the championship. The Lakers, an ACHL team that is at .500 (9-9-2) playing a high flying offense in the UMD Bulldogs, may be the closest to that hated cliché of a “trap game” that UMD will see this year. It can be deceiving as the Lakers are unbeaten in their last 8 games coming into the tourney. It is a matchup that should, and will in our opinion, swing the way of the Bulldogs without too much trouble.
The “holy grail” in this set-up is the possibility of playing the Catamounts in the championship. We at the HighHorse look forward to that challenge and besting Vermont to catapult UMD towards another NCAA berth.
What ever way it goes this weekend, expect great things from the Connolly-Connolly-Fontaine line and just enjoy the action.