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    So I was up in the Cities for the weekend for things non-hockey related. However, my schedule opened up on Saturday afternoon and I cruised down to Ridder at the last minute. Didn't realize that they actually sell standing-room, which is good because that's all that was left. It's the most people I've seen in Ridder in a long time, if not ever (just for me personally). Got in right after the anthem and had to do a full spin around the arena just to find a place where I could stand behind someone short (or kids as it was). Fortunately, it was also a group of Badger fans, which was nice.

    The game itself was very entertaining. Both teams alternated having momentum and had chances to score mutiple goals. The goal at the end of the 2nd was a worst case scenario. Goal, penalty and non-reversed video review. After making a lot of acrobatic saves, the Nurse goal on Peters originally looked soft from my vantage point. Though seeing a replay later that night, it looked like a nice shot from closer in than I thought.

    I don't even know what to think about shoot-outs. It's such a dink way to earn a full extra point. However, someone comes out feeling like a relative "winner." Clutch SO goal from Nurse and a hell of a move from Ryan to win it.

    Didn't have the chance to get to the Sunday game and only saw the game on TV in passing. I know Roque's play has garnered some talk. She's been aggressive all year, but seemed really cranked up on Sunday. I don't know, I don't mind the chirping and it's not like she isn't getting penalties called on her. I like the combo of skills & attitude, though have to keep it reigned in for the playoffs (especially the NCAAs).

    As a Badger fan, there were two things I wanted out of the weekend. Nobody get hurt and don't get swept. The lack of goals didn't really bother me. I think it would have been more concerning if it had been a couple of 6-5 games. I like knowing the goaltending will be there. I've seen the offense go off several times this year and just have to have confidence that they'll spot Desbiens a couple of goals from here on out.

    As far as this weekend, just want to advance with no drama and no injuries.

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    Quote Originally Posted by pokechecker View Post
    and a WI girl was second team, a Gopher recruit
    last girl from WI to play for the Gophers won three NC$$

    just thought you'd want that mentioned so you can take pride in the girls from your state
    How thoughtful of you. There is not a lot of talent in the WI HS scene that play in WI, so it's nice to hear that at least they play somewhere.
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    http://www.uwbadgers.com/news/2017/2...x?path=whockey

    Congrats to Desbiens and Pankowski making the final 10 of Patty Kaz. I don't see any scenario where Desbiens doesn't make the final 3. Pankowski had a season resurgence after a relatively rough first month or so.

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    http://www.uwbadgers.com/news/2017/2...x?path=whockey

    Series news and notes for first round series against Mankato. Just need to take care of business, stay healthy and move on.

    Not exactly ideal weather conditions rolling in (though much more like hockey tournament weather) and State Wrestling right next door may hinder the crowd size somewhat. Got the notice that the closest area parking in official UW lots will be $8.

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    Doesn't look like crowd size will be much of an issue, Tonight's game is sold out!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Nowheresville View Post
    Doesn't look like crowd size will be much of an issue, Tonight's game is sold out!
    Just saw that tomorrow's game is sold out. If both games are sold out, that has to be a first for the first round WCHA playoff games (excluding games in Verona). Especially since these games are not part of the season ticket package. Very cool..

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    Quote Originally Posted by Badger Booster View Post
    http://www.uwbadgers.com/news/2017/2...x?path=whockey

    Series news and notes for first round series against Mankato. Just need to take care of business, stay healthy and move on.

    Not exactly ideal weather conditions rolling in (though much more like hockey tournament weather) and State Wrestling right next door may hinder the crowd size somewhat. Got the notice that the closest area parking in official UW lots will be $8.
    Funny how the amount to park changes for the women's games in lot 91 (when not free), $5 to $8.

    Couple great articles about Roque on the interweb.

    I agree, let's stay healthy. I'd consider putting Cece in if/when UW can get a 3 goal lead. Kato has nothing left to play for and they knocked ARD out previously. In reality I'd trust Cece to play the whole weekend, but why take the chance.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Timothy A View Post
    Funny how the amount to park changes for the women's games in lot 91 (when not free), $5 to $8.

    Couple great articles about Roque on the interweb.

    I agree, let's stay healthy. I'd consider putting Cece in if/when UW can get a 3 goal lead. Kato has nothing left to play for and they knocked ARD out previously. In reality I'd trust Cece to play the whole weekend, but why take the chance.
    I would imagine the parking increase is more due to state wrestling. It'll be interesting what the price is for the private lot just south of LaBahn. Assuming it's not pouring freezing rain, I'll park a little farther out in some (normally) free parking spots.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Badger Booster View Post
    Especially since these games are not part of the season ticket package. Very cool..
    That surprises me. The Gophers' women's are included for the first round same as the men's when they were in the WCHA. If I remember correctly, if the 1st round was away we could either get a refund or donate the cost of the tickets.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Badger Booster View Post
    Just saw that tomorrow's game is sold out. If both games are sold out, that has to be a first for the first round WCHA playoff games (excluding games in Verona). Especially since these games are not part of the season ticket package. Very cool..
    Whoops, I didn't look closely enough to see that it is tomorrow's game, not tonight's, that is sold out.

    That said, if tomorrow's sold out already, I'd bet it ends up sold out - or very close to it - tonight as well.

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    Quote Originally Posted by bluffrinkrat View Post
    That surprises me. The Gophers' women's are included for the first round same as the men's when they were in the WCHA. If I remember correctly, if the 1st round was away we could either get a refund or donate the cost of the tickets.
    That was the case when I had Badger men's season tickets. You had to pay for them up front and then get a refund if they ended up on the road. As far as I can remember, the first round has always been a separate purchase. The season ticket package is so affordable I don't feel that put out spending the extra money, plus the ticket prices are the same as the regular season.

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    Fun and physical game last night. One of the bigger (if not biggest) crowds for a Friday night first round game. It also seems that there are more actual UW students coming to the games. Instead of a student section, they just sit throughout the arena. Maybe this has been the case the last couple of years, but I'm just starting to notice it.

    After going 4 straight periods without a goal, the floodgates opened in the 2nd period. After not producing a ton lately, the 2nd line came back in a big way with two goals from both McKibbon and Cogan. I get the feeling these two teams are getting tired of each other. A lot of contact and barking at each other.

    How penalties are called is still a mystery. For both teams, there are seemingly clear tripping/body checking/slashing that go uncalled right in front of a ref, then there seem to be nickel-and-dime penalties called. Granted, this has been the case for a long time, but it doesn't make it less frustrating.

    As I've said before, let's just this series done without any drama and injuries.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Badger Booster View Post
    How penalties are called are still a mystery. For both teams, there are seemingly clear tripping/body checking/slashing that go uncalled right in front of a ref, then there seem to be nickel-and-dime penalties called. Granted, this has been the case for a long time, but it doesn't make it less frustrating.

    As I've said before, let's just this series done without any drama and injuries.
    IMO, Gui Bradshaw is this year's "worst ref in the league" and he certainly lived up to that reputation last night. But it makes a certain amount of sense that Wisconsin-vs-Mankato would be assigned the worst pair, because it is the series they are least likely to screw up. Bad reffing could be THE difference in a series like Ohio-vs-NorthDakota, but it is only going to change the scores and not the overall outcome with Badgers and Mankato. (Note as well that Ohio and UND got Pasky and Ludwig, who are - like it or not - the league's best pair.)

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    Unfortunately, today's game has the potential to be even more physical. I expect a much closer game. Never easy to end someone's season.

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    That goal on the first shift sure set the tone and basically sucked the hope out of Kato.

    Sure hope Nurse is ok. The players via MJ said she took a stick to the throat/head. I didn't see the play myself. That line is playing awesome, but I think Mauermann could hold the fort down for a week or 2 if needed, though if UM or UMD get sent to Madison in a few weeks, they will need Nurse for sure.

    I for one think the reffing has been ok this year, until this last weekend. Usually Bradshaw is pretty harmless, other than confusing everyone where he wants the faceoff, but Friday he kept having seizures that kept his arm pointing to the sky when UW had the puck. Olsen was content to just look the part and not bother anyone. It was ridiculous. Penalties were 9-4 UW, and UW plays a pretty clean game. He singled out Roque twice in the first period for questionable calls. They missed 3 blatant trips on Mankato. You could have used all 3 as training tools a to what a trip is. Again, after the whistle, with no arm going up indicating a penalty, they threw Wellhausen in the box. One guy in thr crowd calls out "hey ref, you better check your cellphone, you missed 6 calls." LOL. The crowd was again looking for ropes. If they knew he voted for Trump, he'd be MIA.

    It was nice meeting Innova Friday, a fellow USCHO poster from the men's side.

    I was so bummed Saturday. Despite getting there an hour early, some little kids had scooped up "my" seats, so we sat on the glass behind ARD. I actually brought a hat trick hat that I planned on tossing onto the ice if UW had a hat trick, and they did, but alas, the netting prevented me from tossing it, I was devastated. But I did learn you get your hat back when we left and past the customer help counter, I'm still a newbie on certain things. It was fun being by the students and getting involved in their chants. There was a very nice group of students Friday night near where we sit, that was fun too.
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    That goal on the first shift sure set the tone and basically sucked the hope out of Kato.

    Sure hope Nurse is ok. The players via MJ said she took a stick to the throat/head. I didn't see the play myself. That line is playing awesome, but I think Mauermann could hold the fort down for a week or 2 if needed, though if UM or UMD get sent to Madison in a few weeks, they will need Nurse for sure.

    I for one think the reffing has been ok this year, until this last weekend. Usually Bradshaw is pretty harmless, other than confusing everyone where he wants the faceoff, but Friday he kept having seizures that kept his arm pointing to the sky when UW had the puck. Olsen was content to just look the part and not bother anyone. It was ridiculous. Penalties were 9-4 UW, and UW plays a pretty clean game. He singled out Roque twice in the first period for questionable calls. They missed 3 blatant trips on Mankato. You could have used all 3 as training tools a to what a trip is. Again, after the whistle, with no arm going up indicating a penalty, they threw Wellhausen in the box. One guy in thr crowd calls out "hey ref, you better check your cellphone, you missed 6 calls." LOL. The crowd was again looking for ropes. If they knew he voted for Trump, he'd be MIA.

    It was nice meeting Innova Friday, a fellow USCHO poster from the men's side.

    I was so bummed Saturday. Despite getting there an hour early, some little kids had scooped up "my" seats, so we sat on the glass behind ARD. I actually brought a hat trick hat that I planned on tossing onto the ice if UW had a hat trick, and they did, but alas, the netting prevented me from tossing it, I was devastated. But I did learn you get your hat back when we left and past the customer help counter, I'm still a newbie on certain things. It was fun being by the students and getting involved in their chants. There was a very nice group of students Friday night near where we sit, that was fun too.
    Got the win, but not without some drama. The Clark goal to start the game probably shouldn't happen at this level. Beat the defender from the outside, came across the crease and beat Crosby. Early goals tend to relax this team and they pretty much went from there. The first line put on a show. Six goals and seven assists with Nurse getting the hat trick. I love the fact that people are throwing hats on the ice. I have done it twice over the course of 17 years following this program. The first time at Kohl, I got threatened by security. The second time at LaBahn it was the lone hat on the ice. Now it's a dozen hats on the ice.

    I'm not even sure what to say about the Nurse injury. I didn't see it live. All I know is that she didn't move for about 5 minutes with her hands holding her head. I have never heard LaBahn that quiet. Spooky quiet. Obviously, it's a potential big deal going into the playoffs. With Nurse moving up to that top line, it's the most potent line the Badgers have had in several years.

    The officiating was as bad as I've seen. The low mark was Bradshaw calling a penalty against Mankato, but blew the whistle when the Badgers had the puck. I don't know, I just expect better at some point. One question (not rhetorical) I have is what's the rule on icing when players hit the circle at the same time? There were a couple of times where the Badger chasing the puck, at the very least was dead even with the Mankato player and they ruled it icing. If that's the rule, then nevermind.

    Anyway, it was a good weekend for the Badgers and was definitely the best environment I can remember for a first round series.

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    I wonder if Cece is healthy. We sat behind the UW net and during warm-ups she clearly looked like she was just going through the motions. She did not do go down once into the butterfly.

    The Nurse situation was very eerie, as BB said, it was absolutely silent. To me it looked like she was concussed, she did not move one inch in the fetal position and had her hands tight against her face. The penalty call on that was something like "interference with excessive contact", another strange call.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Badger Booster View Post
    One question (not rhetorical) I have is what's the rule on icing when players hit the circle at the same time? There were a couple of times where the Badger chasing the puck, at the very least was dead even with the Mankato player and they ruled it icing. If that's the rule, then nevermind.
    Yes, the defense is supposed to get the benefit of a tie, so it should then be icing. Good luck trying to figure out what the rule is based on how the WCHA linesmen/women call it.
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    Quote Originally Posted by ARM View Post
    Yes, the defense is supposed to get the benefit of a tie, so it should then be icing. Good luck trying to figure out what the rule is based on how the WCHA linesmen/women call it.
    Thanks for the clarification. I figured that had to be the case. Still doesn't excuse the other multiple issues they had.

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    So, this is an odd and fortunate coincidence, and some really good news....

    I was at my local library this morning (making photocopies of my tax returns), miles away from campus, and I noticed Baylee Wellhausen was there (?!). So I asked her how Sarah Nurse was doing, and she said Nurse is A-OK; no cut, no concussion, should be ready to go this weekend.

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