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Jeff_Jackson_for_Pres.
09-21-2012, 04:34 PM
So here is the new season thread. The title (as per usual) is a song by my favorite Philly band, Hoots and Hellmouth. It's about a "fanciful kingdom."

Captains should be announced next week, but they are already leading practices. You can attend tomorrow morning's 10:00 practice and hopefully make it out of there before the football rush gets too thick. The first official, all-in practice is October 6th. In the meantime, you can meet the players (freshmen are up first) on ND's Twitter account (http://twitter.com/nd_hockey). Strange. Steven Fogarty looks nothing like Christian Hanson...

NotreDameFan27
09-22-2012, 04:12 PM
So how did the first practice go?

Jeff_Jackson_for_Pres.
09-22-2012, 08:17 PM
This wasn't the first practice. The captains have led practices for about a week and there have been voluntary practices since school began. The first official practice that would be mandatory and have all coaching staff present is in 2 weeks.

Other than that, nothing special to report.

Jeff_Jackson_for_Pres.
09-25-2012, 08:36 PM
Something just occurred to me...Garrett Peterson is not on the team anymore. Anyone know what happened?

NotreDameFan27
09-26-2012, 01:13 PM
Something just occurred to me...Garrett Peterson is not on the team anymore. Anyone know what happened?

He still goes to school there. He still hangs out with the hockey team. Maybe a mistake was made when they released the roster.

Jeff_Jackson_for_Pres.
09-26-2012, 04:37 PM
He still goes to school there. He still hangs out with the hockey team. Maybe a mistake was made when they released the roster.
I would say no mistake was made as he was not included in the intros on their Twitter page. They are working their way through the juniors now.

Everyone should have their season tix by tomorrow. Mine arrived today. Hot dog!

IrishHockeyFan
09-29-2012, 08:19 AM
Odd news about Garrett Peterson. He seemed to have a fairly steady freshman season. Good +/-, found the scoresheet as much as any of the part-timers (and more than a few full time skaters) and the team played well when he dressed, 13-5-2 when he was in the lineup versus a horrible 6-13-1 without him. He skated in most of the best wins of the year as well, BC, BU, the Minn game. This may have a bigger impact on the team than it may otherwise appear at first glance. I have no idea why he is not on the roster.

Jeff_Jackson_for_Pres.
10-01-2012, 03:02 PM
The Hockey News' Ryan Kennedy interviewed Coach Jackson for THN's upcoming college hockey preview. Irish fans should expect to see T.J. Tynan and Anders Lee on separate lines this season as Lee is moving to center. Now there's a good Christian Hanson replacement. :D Lee went about 60% on his faceoffs, but he took only about 30, whereas Tynan went about 58% on his faceoffs, but took about 660 of them.

IrishHockeyFan
10-01-2012, 03:47 PM
In addition to moving to the center position, Lee will apparently be the only captain this year. I think it was expressed a time or two in this forum that the oddity of having two players wear the "C" did not seem to be overly successful last season, so a little more traditional approach is probably welcome. I wonder if Lee's move to center -- which was talked about somewhere in the off-season -- has something to do with Peterson not being on the roster. After playing both wings last year in the season's opening months, Peterson played the second half centering the fourth line. Wasn't Lee playing center regularly until he came to Notre Dame?

Jeff_Jackson_for_Pres.
10-01-2012, 04:26 PM
Wasn't Lee playing center regularly until he came to Notre Dame?
Yes.

Jeff_Jackson_for_Pres.
10-02-2012, 11:36 AM
So the game at Minnesota is now on a Tuesday?! It has been moved to Tuesday, January 8th I presume for tv purposes as it will be on FSN.

So ND has 4 mid-week games and 2 Sunday games (not counting the exhibition game) this season. Within the span of a month (actually, within the span of 25 days), the Irish will play 10 games (Tuesday, January 8th to Saturday, February 2nd). IIRC, last season when they averaged about a game every 2.5 days earlier in the season, they went 7-0-3. I'll take that.

mnstate0fhockey
10-03-2012, 11:00 AM
@Russostrib: #MNWild prospect Mario Lucia (broke leg in August) has cast off, almost weight bearing, hopes to debut for Notre Dame by Thanksgiving (1/2)

Jeff_Jackson_for_Pres.
10-03-2012, 01:05 PM
...Mario Lucia (broke leg in August) has cast off, almost weight bearing, hopes to debut for Notre Dame by Thanksgiving...
Yay. But again, why are we learning this from a publication 3 states away?

Eek. (http://www.ccha.com/michigan_and_notre_dame_take_top_spots_in_preseaso n_polls.aspx) I don't know how to feel about pre-season league guesses (think back to one year ago). I certainly don't like the idea of big heads because sometimes they get in the way of actually competing hard. This team has performed better when they come in somewhat under the radar. I guess it's time they perform well on the radar...

We have our first competition in 4 days. The Under-18 team comes to the CFIA Sunday. Thus far they are 3-1-0 and make a stop in Madison to play their first D1 team the night before playing here. Players to watch would include Tyler Motte (of the FSU goalie C.J. Motte family) and Shane Eiserman (not of the Steve Yzerman family). Each has 5 points. Their top Dman is Scott Savage with 3 points. Hunter Miska (2-0-0, 2.5 GA, .902 save %) and Thatcher Demko (1-1-0, 2.0 GA, .897 save %) have split time in net. USA is 16.7% on the PP and 85% on the PK. Dawson Cook and Kevin Labanc are ND commits, so we'll get a sneak peak at how they play.

With no question marks about league moves, no frenzy about the new digs, no media coverage for the documentary, and the FB team actually doing well thus keeping everyone's attention on those players, I'm hopeful that the hockey team can simply focus on the task at hand: winning a national championship for Christ's sake. :D

If you're going to bother dreaming, you may as well dream big!

Jeff_Jackson_for_Pres.
10-04-2012, 02:25 PM
How cool is this (http://www.abc57.com/sports/local/Irish-Icers-surprise-fans-with-special-delivery-172166021.html)?!

Fighting Sioux 23
10-04-2012, 04:15 PM
How cool is this (http://www.abc57.com/sports/local/Irish-Icers-surprise-fans-with-special-delivery-172166021.html)?!

That was very cool. It is for reasons such as this, that I love college hockey. Thank you very much for sharing.

Jeff_Jackson_for_Pres.
10-07-2012, 08:05 PM
In the end, this was an exhibition game that doesn't count. But in the end this was an exhibition game against kids that we should have won. In the end David Gerths finally potted a goal. In the end, it doesn't count in his stats. In the end, this team just flat out plays better in front of Steven Summerhays. Yet, in the end, they just flat out don't play well in front of Mike Johnson. In the end, Johnson gave up just one goal. But in the end, we scored just one goal. In the end, we scored 2 SO goals. But, again, in the end we had to go to a SO to beat children.

I was quite impressed with Thomas DiPauli. He is a left-handed T.J. Tynan. I think he will be fun to watch. I should have picked him for my frosh-that-will-impress. Andy Ryan was pretty solid on the blue line. Sam Herr and Steven Fogarty were pretty nondescript, which can be a good thing because at least I don't remember any glaring gaffes. I also liked the communication on the ice, especially amongst the Dmen.

Dawson Cook did not play, but Kevin LaBanc looked pretty solid. Hopefully they both honor their commitments.

In other player news, Garrett Peterson will return to Notre Dame, and I assume the roster, next semester. Also, it appears that alternates may be named on an "as-needed" basis. We may see some A's next weekend.

Now it's on to KC. Anyone else making the trip?

NotreDameFan27
10-07-2012, 09:27 PM
In the end, this was an exhibition game that doesn't count. But in the end this was an exhibition game against kids that we should have won. In the end David Gerths finally potted a goal. In the end, it doesn't count in his stats. In the end, this team just flat out plays better in front of Steven Summerhays. Yet, in the end, they just flat out don't play well in front of Mike Johnson. In the end, Johnson gave up just one goal. But in the end, we scored just one goal. In the end, we scored 2 SO goals. But, again, in the end we had to go to a SO to beat children.

I was quite impressed with Thomas DiPauli. He is a left-handed T.J. Tynan. I think he will be fun to watch. I should have picked him for my frosh-that-will-impress. Andy Ryan was pretty solid on the blue line. Sam Herr and Steven Fogarty were pretty nondescript, which can be a good thing because at least I don't remember any glaring gaffes. I also liked the communication on the ice, especially amongst the Dmen.

Dawson Cook did not play, but Kevin LaBanc looked pretty solid. Hopefully they both honor their commitments.

In other player news, Garrett Peterson will return to Notre Dame, and I assume the roster, next semester. Also, it appears that alternates may be named on an "as-needed" basis. We may see some A's next weekend.

Now it's on to KC. Anyone else making the trip?

Personally I didn't really care for the line groupings on offense or defense. I think that was the biggest problem. It could have been experiental on Jackson's part, and likely was. I'm also not sold on breaking up Tynan and Lee. I know why JJ did it, but they just seem to play better together. This team has trouble scoring for some reason. I think defense and goaltending will be fine. They should focus on scoring now.

I have a good feeling about Bryan Rust and David Gerths this year. Did Jeff Costello even play? I didn't hear his name all night.

Summerhays is clearly the guy, no more doubt. Jackson has this thing about Junior goalies, i've heard him mention it a million times, so that was probably why he gave Johnson so many chances last year. But this year it'll be all Steve and I think he'll get more leeway too.

I think the reason they play better in front of SS is because this team belongs to the Juniors, which he is one. Now that they are upperclassmen, they absolutely rule the team. Lee, Tynan and Summerhays are just the leaders of the team. This is also another reason why I think Rust, Gerth and Costello will have monster seasons too. It's good that David Gerth got that monkey off his back, if only for psychological reasons.

Jeff_Jackson_for_Pres.
10-07-2012, 11:13 PM
Did Jeff Costello even play? I didn't hear his name all night.
Costello did not dress.

I think the reason they play better in front of SS is because this team belongs to the Juniors, which he is one.
Excellent point. I never really thought about it that way.

Red Cows
10-08-2012, 04:54 PM
Now it's on to KC. Anyone else making the trip?

I kind of expect (I think) a UNO/Notre Dame final on Saturday evening in Kansas City. Is there any organized Notre Dame contingent of Notre Dame fan going?

Jeff_Jackson_for_Pres.
10-08-2012, 06:41 PM
I kind of expect (I think) a UNO/Notre Dame final on Saturday evening in Kansas City. Is there any organized Notre Dame contingent of Notre Dame fan going?
Mr. JJfP and me!