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willythekid
01-18-2013, 08:11 AM
One nice thing about the rivalry ending is going to be not hearing gopher fans whine about the big bad mean UND boys picking on their little skirt-wearing pansies of hockey players they follow...:D

Driftryder
01-18-2013, 08:14 AM
Article from the PP today


What may be the final regular season men's hockey game between the No. 1-ranked Gophers and No. 6 North Dakota is a hot ticket.

Both games at Mariucci Arena -- Friday night, Jan. 18, and Saturday afternoon -- are sold out. Tickets were listed for sale on StubHub on Thursday for as much as $320 apiece and $85 each for standing room. Students still can purchase standing-room tickets at Mariucci for $55 apiece.

Tickets are scarce because Minnesota's longest-standing and fiercest hockey rivalry seems to be coming to an end.

The Gophers leave the Western Collegiate Hockey Association after this season to play in the Big Ten Conference, and coach Don Lucia says there is no room for North Dakota on Minnesota's nonconference schedule because he wants to keep playing Minnesota's other Division I teams.

That means that other than postseason collisions, the rivalry will conclude this weekend after 283 meetings.

Minnesota leads 137-130-14.

Former Gopher Lou Nanne said there were a lot of intense battles in those games.

"As far back as when I came here in 1959, it was always the top rivalry for the Minnesota Gophers," Nanne said. "I can't remember any time that series was played without a great deal of passion and a great deal of interest. It's been the prime rival for a long, long time. It's something I'm going to miss."

The Gophers and the team formerly known as the Sioux first played at the old Williams Arena on Jan. 23-24, 1948, with North Dakota winning
the first game 5-3 and Minnesota scoring three goals in overtime to win the second 7-4.

By the time John Mariucci took over as Gophers coach in 1952, the rivalry had blossomed.

"He loved it," Nanne said.

Mariucci's other favorite foe was Michigan State because Spartans coach Amo Bessone was a friend, but as far as team matchups, Nanne said, Mariucci looked to North Dakota.

"North Dakota was always the top rival," Nanne recalled. "In those days, Michigan and Michigan State were in our league, but North Dakota was our biggest rival."

Lucia has said he wants to play Minnesota-Duluth, St. Cloud State, Minnesota State Mankato and Bemidji State in nonconference games, and that leaves Zach Parise a bit sad.

Parise, a former North Dakota star who plays for the Wild, remembers the feeling in Grand Forks, N.D., when Minnesota was next on the schedule.

"There was a lot of buzz on campus," he said. "It was pretty fun because we still had a lot of students from Minnesota who cheered for the Gophers, so we gave 'em a hard time all week. It was fun."

Former North Dakota defenseman Chay Genoway, who plays for the Houston Aeros and was in town this week for the Wild's intrasquad scrimmage, said he wished the timing would have been different so he could have attended one of the weekend games. Genoway recalls pictures from the old days posted in the North Dakota locker room, and most were from games against Minnesota.

"Every year that was a game we had circled; it's one those guys are probably gritting their teeth about since Monday," Genoway said. "It's definitely an intense weekend."

Nanne said he hopes the rivalry can be renewed.

"I just wish the university would find some way to make sure they play North Dakota and Duluth two times a year as part of their nonconference schedule," Nanne said. "Those two teams are really important to the Gophers' schedule. I just don't like to think of building another rivalry that's going to compete with North Dakota. This one's been going for 50 years; you just don't replace it."

SCSU Euro
01-18-2013, 08:37 AM
10 cool points to the guy who plays music at Mariucci if he plays the Taylor Swift never-ever song this weekend. 20 if its played at the end of the Saturday game.

dxmnkd316
01-18-2013, 08:38 AM
$100 if he plays

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willythekid
01-18-2013, 08:38 AM
10 cool points to the guy who plays music at Mariucci if he plays the Taylor Swift never-ever song this weekend. 20 if its played at the end of the Saturday game.

How many cool points do you lose for knowing a Taylor swift song? I would think cool points would be hard to come by as a st cloud fan.

SCSU Euro
01-18-2013, 08:40 AM
How many cool points do you lose for knowing a Taylor swift song? I would think cool points would be hard to come by as a st cloud fan.

Yeah... 'cause you can't go 45 minutes driving anywhere without hearing that ****ing song. :rolleyes:

willythekid
01-18-2013, 08:42 AM
Yeah... 'cause you can't go 45 minutes driving anywhere without hearing that ****ing song. :rolleyes:

I guess I must be listening to a different type of station than you.

SanTropez
01-18-2013, 08:43 AM
http://aparentinsilverspring.com/wp-content/uploads/whos-in-whoville.jpg

Image when introducing that other team tonight.

SanTropez
01-18-2013, 08:50 AM
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-rM4xCckqWM&feature=youtu.be

Gophers vs Whioux preview

burd
01-18-2013, 08:54 AM
Speaking of UND recruits, Shane Gersich of Holy Family, a UND recruit, received a 5 min major and game misconduct last night for kicking. Sounds like he'll fit right in with the Hakstol crew in GF. :D

Not sure. We'll have to see how he shakes hands.

gopheritall
01-18-2013, 08:55 AM
I guess I must be listening to a different type of station than you.Some people must have been able to get married and have kids... I know I hear the song all the time. It must be a lonely life sitting around by yourself, fuming about why the Gophers are better than your favorite team.

JDUBBS1280
01-18-2013, 09:00 AM
One nice thing about the rivalry ending is going to be not hearing gopher fans whine about the big bad mean UND boys picking on their little skirt-wearing pansies of hockey players they follow...:D

UND fans are like that chick you break up with that keeps calling and leaving you sob messages asking to take her back when you've already started banging her best friend. All the while telling all your mutual friends that she didn't like you anyways.

It's sad.

I'm going to miss this rivalry as much as anyone, but all of the whining and fairy tales being told by UND fans is growing tiresome.

It's over. We left, you courted us for a non-conference agreement, but got rejected. Move on. We'll see you again one day :)

Dirty
01-18-2013, 09:02 AM
UND fans are like that chick you break up with that keeps calling and leaving you sob messages asking to take her back when you've already started banging her best friend. All the while telling all your mutual friends that she didn't like you anyways.

So you're saying Don is banging Mario? Ewww.

Go4PuckFan2.0
01-18-2013, 09:22 AM
How many cool points do you lose for knowing a Taylor swift song? I would think cool points would be hard to come by as a st cloud fan.

Whioux is this Taylor Swift guy?

SanTropez
01-18-2013, 09:27 AM
Whioux is this Taylor Swift guy?

Don't know him, he must be a Whioux fan though if his songs are crappy.

Fighting Sioux 23
01-18-2013, 09:29 AM
Don't know him, he must be a Whioux fan though if his songs are crappy.

This would be the perfect opportunity to continue the fanbase saga, but it's gameday people!!!

Anyone want to talk actual hockey?

SCSU Euro
01-18-2013, 09:32 AM
Some people must have been able to get married and have kids... I know I hear the song all the time. It must be a lonely life sitting around by yourself, fuming about why the Gophers are better than your favorite team.

Well I imagine he's in a part of Hostile and Abusiveland where the only radio station he gets doesn't play that song. In civilization we get music more modern than 1973.


Whioux is this Taylor Swift guy?

He's a defenseman for either Colgate or Dartmouth, one of those ****ty EZAC schools. He's real easy to spot, when he takes off his helmet he looks like Mr. Ed.

Tiggsy
01-18-2013, 09:37 AM
This would be the perfect opportunity to continue the fanbase saga, but it's gameday people!!!

Anyone want to talk actual hockey?

Why ruin such a quality stream of trash talk and chirping with game talk? That's crazy!

dxmnkd316
01-18-2013, 09:40 AM
I love that this thread has posts from so many schools. We've got the two participants (UND, UMN) plus what seems like every other member of the WCHA participating (SCSU, UW, UMD, DU, MSU-M, UAA), there's even posts from a WMU fan.

Although, I am sort of surprised the Techies haven't said anything yet.

Dirty
01-18-2013, 09:47 AM
Well I imagine he's in a part of Hostile and Abusiveland where the only radio station he gets doesn't play that song. In civilization we get music more modern than 1973.

Just think how much you'll enjoy not having to play that song when you move! Simon and Garfunkle all day every day!