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osualum86
10-29-2012, 07:42 PM
It's a new week and this week presents a tough road test for the Buckeyes as they travel to St. Cloud to take on the Huskies. Can the Buckeyes keep the momentum going? Time will tell. My thoughts right now are actually with the St. Cloud team as I understand they still haven't made it home from Providence. St. Cloud fans, feel free to let us know if and when your team makes it home safely. Back to this series, I think this will be a challenging series for us. The Huskies swept Bemidji on the road. Our sweep of Bemidji this past weekend was at home. I have to admit, I don't always know that much about every team in our league. I think this will be a competitive series between two teams that both want to finish the season higher in the WCHA season than they did last season. We are setting in second right now. The big challenge will be to stay focused and make sure we come out ready to play because the Huskies will certainly come ready to play. St. Cloud fans, what are your thoughts on this series vs our Buckeyes?

Fever
10-29-2012, 10:27 PM
B4F (bottom four fan) here, not sure what happened to Bemidji last weekend, but I'm pretty sure SCSU will not give up 14 goals this weekend. That said, SCSU will not score more than 4 goals total for the weekend so I say a OSU sweep.

Good luck this weekend and congrats on a great start.

Go B4

pgb-ohio
10-30-2012, 12:00 PM
...The big challenge will be to stay focused and make sure we come out ready to play because the Huskies will certainly come ready to play...Agreed. And yet there's cause for optimism. This Buckeye team seems to be all about chemistry and focus. That's a great credit to our players and coaches.

The fact that both schools have had early success playing very similar schedules does add to the intrigue. We did get a better result against UND. But again, we were playing at home while SCSU took on the Green and White in Grand Forks. Playing against the improved Huskies will indeed be a fun challenge.

My thoughts are also with the Huskies and their "extended stay" in Providence. It's a rare regular season series when you need to tell both teams to travel safe on their way to the host campus.

ARM
10-30-2012, 12:31 PM
It's a rare regular season series when you need to tell both teams to travel safe on their way to the host campus.And based on The Boomer's post, the host campus may still be subject to change ...

Of course the bad news is: the team is stranded in Rhode Island. Bus it back? Well, no. Too windy, too many blizzards to go through and no "high profile" vehicles like buses allowed on the highway. Tentative flight for late Thursday, but because of the intensity and largeness of the storm, nothing is yet certain. They MAY switch home dates (AT OSU Jan. 18-19 would become SCSU home games, this weekend at OSU, but how would they get to Ohio? Or the series MAY be switched to Sat./Sun. instead of Fri./Sat.

Lady wore Black
10-30-2012, 12:55 PM
And based on The Boomer's post, the host campus may still be subject to change ...

The team is scheduled to leave tomorrow. This is based on the team's Twitter.

CrazyDave
10-30-2012, 01:29 PM
Article from Providence Journal -- Huskies headed back to Minnesota on Wednesday.

http://news.providencejournal.com/sports/college/2012/10/st-cloud-state-womens-hockey-team-stuck-in-rhode-island.html

wmnshkyfan
10-30-2012, 03:59 PM
That's tough St. Cloud gets in a day before the Buckeyes... Travel safe Huskies... thoughts are with you.

pgb-ohio
10-30-2012, 04:08 PM
As mentioned in the Providence Journal article, this Friday's game is the Huskies' Home Opener, adding yet another interesting angle to the mix.

osualum86
10-30-2012, 04:46 PM
Agreed. And yet there's cause for optimism. This Buckeye team seems to be all about chemistry and focus. That's a great credit to our players and coaches.

I am definitely optimistic, and you nailed the reasons why ... the team definitely has chemistry, and I believe they have played focused hockey this season, despite the lopsided losses at Minnesota a couple weekends ago. I think a lot of teams are going to have lopsided losses when they play the Gophers at Minnesota. Our coaching staff and kids showed their resiliency when they bounced back in a big way against Bemidji. I still believe this team can finish in the top four and get home ice in the first round of the WCHA playoffs, maybe even finish the season in the top 8 and go to our first-ever NCAA Tournament! Now that would be something!

osualum86
10-30-2012, 09:06 PM
B4F (bottom four fan) here, not sure what happened to Bemidji last weekend, but I'm pretty sure SCSU will not give up 14 goals this weekend. That said, SCSU will not score more than 4 goals total for the weekend so I say a OSU sweep.

Good luck this weekend and congrats on a great start.

Go B4

Fever, thanks for the kind words on our start. Our coaching staff and kids work very hard and I am not really that surprised at this start. When Coach Nate was hired, he said he believed he could get this program to the next level and I believe we are seeing that next step. I am thrilled with the start.

osualum86
11-01-2012, 09:07 PM
Anyone know if there is any sort of video feed for the games this weekend?

ARM
11-02-2012, 01:20 AM
Anyone know if there is any sort of video feed for the games this weekend?No mention of video; there will be audio:
http://www.scsuhuskies.com/news/2012/11/1/WHOCKEY_1101123636.aspx?path=whockey

osualum86
11-02-2012, 12:14 PM
No mention of video; there will be audio:
http://www.scsuhuskies.com/news/2012/11/1/WHOCKEY_1101123636.aspx?path=whockey

Thanks ARM. I may do that, or I might just do gametracker or live stats.

osualum86
11-02-2012, 07:23 PM
Buckeyes up 1-0 early in the game on a goal by Kari Schmitt. Assists went to Minttu Tuominen and Paige Semenza.

osualum86
11-02-2012, 07:24 PM
Buckeyes up 2-0. The goal was scored by Taylor Kuehl with assists going to Danielle Gagne and Ally Tarr.

osualum86
11-02-2012, 10:56 PM
Buckeyes win a hard-fought game, 3-2. St. Cloud State tied the game up in the third period 2-2, but Tina Hollowell scored the game-winning goal in the third period for the Buckeyes.

pgb-ohio
11-02-2012, 11:03 PM
Yes!

The balanced scoring attack continues. Way to go, Buckeyes. Keep it going...

pgb-ohio
11-03-2012, 09:55 PM
Yes! Yes!

With regard to the Saturday game, so far I've only seen the box score. But other than giving up a couple of shorties, everything looks good. And almost by definition, any road sweep is a mission fully accomplished.

Way to go, Buckeyes. You're making us awfully proud! Travel safe as you head back to Columbus. Oh, BTW: While you guys were out of town, the Football team won too.

osualum86
11-03-2012, 11:06 PM
Yes! Yes!

With regard to the Saturday game, so far I've only seen the box score. But other than giving up a couple of shorties, everything looks good. And almost by definition, any road sweep is a mission fully accomplished.

Way to go, Buckeyes. You're making us awfully proud! Travel safe as you head back to Columbus. Oh, BTW: While you guys were out of town, the Football team won too.

Pgb, just got home a couple hours ago and was thrilled to find out that the Buckeyes finished the sweep! Any road sweep is a great accomplishment in this league, and St. Cloud is tough at home. Congrats to Coach Nate and the girls!