I think everybody had Tech steamrolling over UAA this weekend. Boy we were all wrong. I guess the Seawolves aren't as terrible as everyone says.
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“At the end of the day, the Gov Cup is just a trophy,” UAA senior Jordan Kwas said. “I’d rather be in the Final Five every time over winning the Gov Cup.”
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Or Tech is not that good. I also noticed that Mankato did great vs Minnesota on friday, ( who plays a similar style to Tech) but things changed on saturday. Seems like a systems sort of thing, or was minnesota just executing better.?
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I spared Tech fans an analysis of how hard it will be to pass Bemidji at this point (note: still really hard). Somehow I contained my frustration with UAH.
Has Bemidji run away with this? http://blog.wchaplayoffs.com/2016/11...but-its-close/
Some interesting numbers put together by Brian Schultz and the Beaver Radio Network regarding experience for each team in terms of games played:
Team Games Played Average Games Per Player
Michigan Tech 1457 58.5
Bowling Green 1349 56.3
Huntsville 1452 56.2
Bemidji State 1277 55.5
MSU Mankato 1229 52.4
Ferris State 1248 50.1
Northern Michigan 1131 49.2
Fairbanks 1068 42.9
Lake State 934 42.4
Anchorage 1035 40.1
And now, experience in terms of the D-men and goals given up:
Team Defense Games Played Average per Defenseman Goals Allowed
Michigan Tech 620 86.5 2.44 (3rd)
Huntsville 460 57.8 4.06 (10th)
Bowling Green 391 55.8 3.14 (5th)
MSU Mankato 378 53.9 2.0 (2nd)
Northern 347 49.5 3.29 (7th)
Lake State 295 48.9 3.17 (6th)
Bemidji State 268 38.1 1.36 (1st)
Anchorage 266 37.9 3.33 (8th)
Fairbanks 301 35.7 3.42 (9th)
Ferris State 201 28.6 3.0 (4th)
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Part two of my Recruiting Ground series is out today, this time I discuss the BCHL. A league many of us are familiar with since almost every D1 team has a player from the BCHL on their roster:
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Check it out, lots of information beyond just Michigan Tech...
Week 9 predictions: http://blog.wchaplayoffs.com/2016/11...ons-above-1-3/
The Alaska schools have a puncher's chance, but that's about it.
Interesting tidbit out of Bemidji. The game between Princeton and the Beavers has a female referee. I think that is the first female referee for a Beaver men's game!
And as an aside, I despise the Seawolves. But according to BG announcers, every time a Falcon hit the the the ice they were brought down without a call. And every time a Seawolve hit the ice they slipped or fell. I admit that the Seawolves suck and can't skate, but that's beside the point, give me a break. BG announcers are a bunch of homers. It gags me me to give the Seawolves a compliment, even back-handed.
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* lost to NCAA mucky-mucks but not to UAA on the ice.
What the hell Bemidji? You can't steamroll the conference and then lose at home to Princeton!!!
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