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Reverse Sanity
02-12-2013, 10:21 AM
When is college hockey going to fix the problem of teams taking runs at players in the final minutes of games that are already decided. In a recent St Cloud State game, a Bemidji State player railed a Husky with a dangerous high hit along the boards with 30 seconds left in a 4-1 game. All he gets is a 5 minute major and a game midconduct. So in reality, he gets a 30 second meaningless penalty and a free run at a player. And it happens all the time. If it happens in the final 5 minutes of a game, I believe the player should be out for the entire next game. It is bush league garbage that needs to be cleaned up. Thoughts.....

FlagDUDE08
02-12-2013, 10:24 AM
When is college hockey going to fix the problem of teams taking runs at players in the final minutes of games that are already decided. In a recent St Cloud State game, a Bemidji State player railed a Husky with a dangerous high hit along the boards with 30 seconds left in a 4-1 game. All he gets is a 5 minute major and a game midconduct. So in reality, he gets a 30 second meaningless penalty and a free run at a player. And it happens all the time. If it happens in the final 5 minutes of a game, I believe the player should be out for the entire next game. It is bush league garbage that needs to be cleaned up. Thoughts.....

I thought there was already a thread on this...

However, RPI/Colgate had an issue with this. The biggest problem that I have is that there are some teams that will take dives at the end of the game in order to screw teams over. I seem to remember a player received a three game suspension for one of these hits, while the player he hit played the next week, and even scored a goal.

Reverse Sanity
02-12-2013, 10:46 AM
No doubt it would have to be judged properly by the officials. And that is where it gets dicey for me. Officiating has been at best inconsistant in the WCHA, and at times down right awful. The Husky/Gopher series may have been the worst weekend of officiating I have seen in a while. So to leave it up to them, yahhh I see your point. Maybe, and I hate adding layers to things, official reviews could be done by the leagues after the game to come up with a rational decision based on what is on the tape. Even as I am typing I am feeling pain in my temple. Maybe the best answer is for players not to be **** heads and play without the bush league stuff.

Rtn2GoldCountry
02-12-2013, 11:25 AM
When you have a team's two best players hit from behind head first into the boards within seconds of each other and all they hand out is a couple of two minute minors you know nothing is going to change.

Reverse Sanity
02-12-2013, 11:42 AM
LaBlanc should of got 5. Jenson, although a rough hit, did come from the side so I can see just a little window of that staying a 2. But it easily could have been 5as well. The hit on Morely the night before should have been 5. No penalty when Faragher had his helmet elbowed off is beyond amazing. And to call anything on Murry when he was launched into Wilcox is just plain idiotic. And even the last penalty for the hook on LaBlanc in the final minute. It was a deboweling hook and the idiot standing right there was going to let it go. It took the nuetral zone ref to actually call it. Seriously bad all the way around.

First Time, Long Time
02-12-2013, 11:43 AM
When you have a team's two best players hit from behind head first into the boards within seconds of each other and all they hand out is a couple of two minute minors you know nothing is going to change.

One of those we got away with, the other was not from behind.
I agree with something Motzko has said several times this year, if it is a major in the last 5 minutes, automatic DQ.

Wicked Slappaahs
02-12-2013, 11:55 AM
... If it happens in the final 5 minutes of a game, I believe the player should be out for the entire next game. It is bush league garbage that needs to be cleaned up. Thoughts..... On Saturday night, Clarkson's Jarrett Burton delivered a bush league cheap-shot away from the puck at 15:25 of the 3rd....in a 6-2 blowout loss to RPI. It followed a cross check to the head that went uncalled. Burton was correctly awarded a 5 + 10 game misconduct. IMO, it warranted a game DQ...doubt the league will follow thru.

jericho
02-12-2013, 01:26 PM
I thought there was already a thread on this...

However, RPI/Colgate had an issue with this. The biggest problem that I have is that there are some teams that will take dives at the end of the game in order to screw teams over. I seem to remember a player received a three game suspension for one of these hits, while the player he hit played the next week, and even scored a goal.

Get over it.

Dirty
02-12-2013, 01:31 PM
Brian O'Rourke from UNO has them all beat. On Saturday he delivered a check from behind after the final buzzer and got kicked out of a game that was already over. That takes talent!

Jon
02-12-2013, 01:36 PM
I would like to put money on the losing/home team picking up a penalty with less than 2 minutes to go in a game. It seemed to happen to PC every time Army was the coach, and now we've gone on third period ending PP's at BU and UNH when we're tied. It's like the refs are doing wrestling "heel turns".

SCSU Euro
02-12-2013, 02:11 PM
Brian O'Rourke from UNO has them all beat. On Saturday he delivered a check from behind after the final buzzer and got kicked out of a game that was already over. That takes talent!

And I know what you're thinking.... that's right, THAT Brian O'Rourke.

Wait, that "T" was supposed to be a "W"

However the Jensen/LeBlanc situation doesn't really fit into this category of what we're talking about. O'Rourke or the hit that a Mansucko player laid on LeBlanc at the end of a drubbing earlier in the year are what we're talking about... last minutes (or in UNO's case after the horn) of a game that they're getting destroyed. You can say what you want about Jensen and LeBlanc and you can call them bad decisions, but they weren't trying to get away with goonery, it was in the 2nd period of a game they were up 2-0.