Sunday, November 25, 2012

Sunday Thoughts: Nov. 25

UMD Earns First Conference Win in a Split Weekend

Hey, first conference win for the Bulldogs this past weekend.  The game was messy, each team had chances to win and lose the game, but the Bulldogs did what they had to do to pull out the win.

Freshman Tony Cameranesi sores the game tying goal en route
to a 2-1 UMD win. (College Hockey HighHorse: Andrew Craig)
It was a good first step, a door that opened to something good.

Saturday was the closing of the door.  Actually a slamming of the door.

Whatever the Bulldogs pieced together and gained Friday against SCSU was lost in a 5-1 drubbing.  Disheartening after the hope from Friday.  But in the end, we looked at the last two series, at North Dakota and home against SCSU, as a place to start by getting one win.  The Bulldogs exceeded that small expectation and gained three of a possible eight points.  Baby steps, man.

Elsewhere in the WCHA.  Bemidji hosted Alaska – Anchorage and took three points.  With that, BSU helped UMD stay out of the basement of the WCHA and left UAA as the only team yet to get a win in the WCHA.  With UMD in 11th place is Wisconsin who was swept at home to the pesky Minnesota State Mankato team.  MSUM won both games 4-2 and never trailed in the weekend.  Denver and Colorado College swapped opponents on the weekend as they both played Yale and New Hampsire.  The results were not good for either WCHA team.  Denver was swept and CC managed to earn a tie with a loss.  North Dakota traveled to Notre Dame in search of their first sweep of the season and they failed.  North Dakota won Friday, but succumbed to the Irish Saturday.  Minnesota Twin Cities made a regular season trip to the east coast for the first time since 2005 and swept the host Catamounts of Vermont.

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