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FreshFish
02-07-2014, 12:02 PM
Assuming those squads get that far, that would be a tremendous matchup. Of course, assuming no upsets, you'd have the following Regional Finals

Northeast: 1992-1993 Maine vs. 1984-1985 RPI
Midwest: 1986-1987 North Dakota vs. 1990-1991 Northern Michigan
West: 1960-1961 Denver vs. 2008-2009 Boston University
East: 1969-1970 Cornell vs. 1976-1977 Wisconsin

Each of these would be tremendous matchups.

Based on my limited knowledge of the applicable statistics and a few inferences about how your game simulator might work, I'd wonder whether the '60-'61 DU team wouldn't be considered the favorite. IIRC that team is among all-time leaders for both offense (#6 gpg all-time) and defense (# 10 in gpga) (pages 15 - 16 (http://fs.ncaa.org/Docs/stats/m_icehockey_rb/2011/d1.pdf)).

Since it's a one-and-done tournament and the program randomizes within set limits based on various parameters, one might think that all-time strength in both phases would have less of a "tail" effect in the math so to speak so that the probability of an upset would be more constrained (compared to a team that might be overwhelmingly dominant in one phase of the game and "merely" above average in another. The '54 RPI squad has highest recorded ppg / season and won an NCAA title yet they didn't even crack the top 100).

Aerman
02-07-2014, 12:57 PM
The Wolverines advance to the Round of 64 where they will take on the 1995-1996 Michigan Wolverines.

Now THIS should be fun. Good luck communicating to the masses which player is doing what for which team when roughly 75% will overlap!

Sounds exhausting for the players jumping on and off both benches, taking shifts in both directions, perhaps simultaneously, and figuring out which twin coach to listen intently to. :eek::eek::eek::eek:

Fighting Sioux 23
02-07-2014, 02:17 PM
Now THIS should be fun. Good luck communicating to the masses which player is doing what for which team when roughly 75% will overlap!

Sounds exhausting for the players jumping on and off both benches, taking shifts in both directions, perhaps simultaneously, and figuring out which twin coach to listen intently to. :eek::eek::eek::eek:

:p:D:D

Yeah, I'll wind up having to refer to players by the year of the team (ex. "96 Morrison" and "97 Turco"). It should be a good matchup, especially considering that most consider the '96-97 squad to be better than the '95-96 championship squad.

Fighting Sioux 23
02-07-2014, 02:18 PM
Also, the remaining four matchups will not take place today. They will finish though by Thursday...perhaps as early as tomorrow.

Siouxfaninseattle
02-07-2014, 03:54 PM
Now THIS should be fun. Good luck communicating to the masses which player is doing what for which team when roughly 75% will overlap!

Sounds exhausting for the players jumping on and off both benches, taking shifts in both directions, perhaps simultaneously, and figuring out which twin coach to listen intently to. :eek::eek::eek::eek:

Not to mention changing jerseys!

Fighting Sioux 23
02-10-2014, 02:56 PM
Just a quick update. It is looking quite likely that the remaining 4 First Round Games will take place Thursday morning. If that is the case, then the first Round of 64 game will take place later in the day on Thursday. If I can get the remaining first round games done before Thursday, then I may have two Round of 64 games on Thursday. Again, the goal will be to have the Round of 64 done by the Frozen Four, with at least one update each Thursday.

Fighting Sioux 23
02-12-2014, 04:00 PM
#42 – 2005-2006 Wisconsin Badgers vs. #87 – 1989-1990 Michigan State Spartans
East Regional – First Round
Herb Brooks Arena – Lake Placid, NY
February 12, 2014

The Top 100 Tournaments First Round drew to closer to its end this afternoon when the ’05-06 Badgers, led by Coach Mike Eaves, took on the ’89-90 Michigan State Spartans squad led by Ron Mason. Wisconsin dominated play early, but were unable to solve Spartan goalie Jason Muzzatti. Despite outshooting Michigan State 13-4, the first period ended with zeroes on the board. That would change just under 3 minutes into the second period when Kip Miller found Pat Murray at the near circle, and Murray fired a wrister that beat Brian Elliott high to the blocker to give Michigan State a 1-0 lead. That lead would hold throughout the rest of the second, as Muzzatti stopped another 12 shots in the second to keep the Spartans up 1-0. The Badgers finally solved Muzzatti midway through the final period, when Adam Burish made a tremendous toe drag to move to the slot, and fired a shot that bounced through Muzzatti’s pads to knot the game at one. As the clock trickled down, Jack Skille put the Badgers up with a blistering slap shot from the slot that beat Muzzatti’s outstretched glove, and with just over 90 seconds left, Wisconsin led 2-1. The Spartans would pull Muzzatti, but their onslaught of pressure in the final minute would consistently be turned back by Elliott. When the buzzer sounded, Wisconsin had earned a 2-1 victory. The ’05-06 Badgers advance to the Round of 64 where they will take on the 1979-1980 North Dakota Fighting Sioux.

#51 – 1998-1999 North Dakota Fighting Sioux vs. #78 – 1991-1992 Michigan Wolverines
West Regional – First Round
Scottrade Center – St. Louis, MO
February 12, 2014

In West Region play, the 1998-1999 North Dakota Fighting Sioux, led by Dean Blais, squared off against Red Berenson’s 1991-1992 Michigan Wolverines in the First Round. Denny Felsner got the scoring off to a quick start just 19 seconds into the opening period when his wrist shot from below the dots beat Sioux goalie Karl Goehring high to the glove to give Michigan a 1-0 lead. It would not last long though, as Scorin’ Lee Goren got the Sioux back in the game just a minute later when he outmuscled Wolverine d-man Aaron Ward to a loose puck along the boards, skated behind the net, and completed a beautiful wraparound goal that snuck through Wolverine goalie Steve Shields’ five hold to tie the game at 1. Michigan would jump back ahead on goals by Chris Tamer and Doug Evans on back to back powerplays towards the end of the period, and after twenty minutes, Michigan led 3-1. North Dakota came out strong in the second period and scored three times in less than two minutes as Jason Blake scored twice, and Jeff Panzer notched the third to put the Sioux up 4-3. Following the Sioux barrage, both goalies proceeded to stand on their heads, stopping everything in sight throughout the middle frame, and after two periods, North Dakota led 4-3. The Sioux would add to the lead when David Hoogsteen launched a wrister from the slot that beat Shields high to the blocker, and gave North Dakota a 5-3 lead. Coach Berenson replaced Shields with Chris Gordon, but it would not give his team the emotional bump necessary to complete the comeback. When the final horn sounded, the scoreboard read North Dakota – 5, Michigan – 3. With the win the ’98-99 Sioux advance to the West Regional Round of 64 to take on the 1967-1968 Denver Pioneers.

#54 – 1984-1985 Michigan State Spartans vs. #75 – 1978-1979 Minnesota Golden Gophers
West Regional – First Round
Xcel Energy Center – St. Paul, MN
February 12, 2014

Another tremendous matchup in the top 100 tournament took place in the State of Hockey as the 1984-1985 Michigan State Spartans took on Herb Brooks’ 1978-1979 Gophers at the Xcel Energy Center in St. Paul. The Gophers would use their home crowd early to take a 2-0 lead on goals by Bill Baker and Tim Harrer. The Spartans struggled to come back early, but finally broke through when Steve Janaszak misplayed a puck behind his net and Tom Anastos easily dumped the puck into the empty net to put Michigan State within a goal. The fired up Spartans scored again with just seconds left on the clock when Craig Simpson launched a wrist shot from just below the near circle that beat Janaszak five hole to tie the game at 2. The second period started similar to the first, as Neal Broten scored a beautiful breakaway goal for Minnesota to give the Gophers a 3-2 advantage with 16 minutes left in the period. Michigan State would try to rally back, but Janaszak would make no mistakes in this period, stopping all 15 shots he saw, and Minnesota held a 3-2 lead after two periods. The final stanza began with Gord Flegel getting called for a double-minor boarding penalty just 9 seconds into the period. The Gophers scored on both minors, as Broten notched his second and Steve Christoff his first to put the Gophers up 5-2. That lead would remain the same until just 3:40 left in the game when Simpson scored again for the Spartans to pull Michigan State within 2 goals. It would be the closest they would come, and the game ended with the Gophers pulling the mild upset with a 5-3 victory. The ’78-79 Minnesota squad will advance to the Round of 64 where they will take on the 1977-1978 BU Terriers.

#43 – 1982-1983 Wisconsin Badgers vs. #86 – 1974-1975 Michigan Tech Huskies
West Regional – First Round
Honda Center – Anaheim, CA
February 12, 2014

The final matchup in the First Round of the Top 100 Tournament took place this afternoon in sunny California, as the ’82-83 Badgers squared off against the ’74-75 Huskies. The game got off to a slow start, as neither team was willing to give an inch. Only 9 shots found their way on net in total in the first twenty minutes, and both goalies were up to the task stopping each shot. The second period saw more of the same, until the midway point, when Michigan Tech struck first on a blistering one-timer from the dot from Mike Zuke. The Howitzer beat Wisconsin goalie Terry Kleisinger high to the glove side, and Michigan Tech took a 1-0 lead. That lead would hold as Husky netminder Jim Warden stopped everything the Badgers would throw at him through the remainder of the period, and after two, Tech held a slim 1-0 advantage. The Badgers came out strong in the third, but continually were shut down by Warden, who held Wisconsin off the board until just 4:14 showed on the clock. That was when Wisconsin blueliner Chris Chelios unleashed a bullet from the point. Warden did not appear to even see the puck, as it rocketed into the back of the net, tying the game at 1. While both teams tried for the regulation win, neither goalie would allow it, and the game went into overtime. It would not take long however, as just 26 ticks into the extra frame, George Lyle snuck a wrister through Kleisinger’s five hole to give Michigan Tech the victory. With the win, the Huskies advance to the round of 64 where they will square off against the 1955-1956 Michigan Wolverines.

Fighting Sioux 23
02-13-2014, 09:45 AM
The First Game of the Round of 64 that will be played TODAY...

#1 1992-1993 Maine Black Bears vs. #65 1981-1982 North Dakota Fighting Sioux

Two national champions duking it out in the Northeast Regional. Who will win? Find out soon...

:p:D:D

Fighting Sioux 23
02-13-2014, 10:35 AM
#1 - 1992-1993 Maine Black Bears vs. #65 - 1981-1982 North Dakota Fighting Sioux
Northeast Regional - Round of 64
Boston Garden - Boston, MA
February 13, 2014

Game Update Post But feel free to chime in :)

The teams are skating around, and the crowd is full of green and blue, as the '92-93 Maine Black Bears make their first appearance in this tournament. Led by Coach Shawn Walsh, the Black Bears are the #1 seed. '81-82 North Dakota is coached by Gino Gasparini, and has his team hitting at full cylinder at the right time. This should be a tremendous showdown. Puck set to drop in a few moments...but before that, it looks like House of Pain will be singing the National Anthem! That was tremendous...the crowd is certainly jumping as the ECAC crew gets ready to get this game underway.

1st Period:
- The puck has been dropped, and here we go! Round of 64 is underway...
- Both teams are flying up and down the ice! Tremendous start here at the Garden.
- Dave Tippett with a nice chance for North Dakota. Cary Eades won a fight for a loose puck down in the far corner, and found Tippett in the slot, but Garth Snow was up to the task with the glove save. 18:00 left in the 1st.
- North Dakota gets caught with too many men on the ice. Maine will go to the powerplay. 17:05 left in the 1st.
- Paul Kariya scores!! Jim Montgomery launched a wrist shot from the near dot, but Darren Jensen was unable to control the rebound. The puck landed on Kariya's stick, and he slammed it home to give the Black Bears a 1-0 lead.
- Maine is really pouring it on right now. North Dakota back on their heels with 15:00 left in the 1st.
- Maine headed back to the powerplay. Martin Mercier was bringing the puck into the North Dakota zone, when he was tripped up by Rick Zombo. The ECAC ref immediately had his hand in the air, and the Black Bears will try to take a 2-0 lead with the man advantage. 14:04 left in the 1st.
- Beautiful penalty kill by North Dakota. Maine had two long chances from the point, but Jensen made both stops, and James Patrick and Craig Ludwig did a tremendous job clearing the puck out of the zone. Maine is still controlling play, but North Dakota appears to have gained a bit of momentum from the kill. 11:30 left in the 1st.
- What a save by Jensen!! Maine Forwards Peter Ferraro and Chris Ferraro came in 2 on 1. Chris sent a tremendous cross-ice feed to Peter who ripped a one-timer that destined for the back of the net...until Jensen got his leg out to make the kick save. Still 1-0 Maine midway through the first.
- North Dakota hits the crossbar! Troy Murray and Gord Sherven came in on a 2 on 2, and Sherven found Murray at the near circle. Murray's wrister beat Snow high to the glove, but rang off the crossbar. Maine still up 1-0 with 7:30 left in the 1st.
- Black Bears back on the attack following the near equalizer...really controlling play. 6:00 left in the 1st.
- Eric Fenton Scores!! Patrice Tardif won an offensive zone draw for Maine back to Chris Imes. Imes let a slap shot go from the point, and Fenton was able to tip the puck past Jensen. It's 2-0 Maine with 5:10 left in the 1st.
- North Dakota just trying to stay alive right now. It's all Maine. 4:00 left in the 1st.
- The Sioux start to regain their form, but unable to generate much. A lot of neutral zone play right now. 3:00 left in the 1st.
- Just 90 seconds left in the opening period...pretty even play. Maine seems content to hold their 2-0 lead right now.
- A few long chances for each side in the ending seconds, but nothing too challenging. After one period of play here in Boston, Maine leads North Dakota 2-0.
- Shots on goal in the first: Maine - 13, North Dakota - 9

2nd Period:
- Puck has been dropped...Second period is underway!
- Maine comes out strong to start the Second, but hasn't been able to generate much here early. 19:00 left in the 2nd.
- Dusty Carroll Scores!! Maine was pressuring North Dakota, but James Patrick won a battle behind his own net, passed the puck to Ludwig, who found Carroll streaking through the neutral zone. A perfect tape-to-tape pass later and Carroll was in on a clean breakaway. A beautiful backhand to forehand move led to Carroll roofing the puck over a sprawled Snow. North Dakota back within 1! 2-1 Maine with 18:36 left in the middle period.
- North Dakota buzzing right now. All Sioux as they look to even this game up. 17:00 left in the 2nd.
- Snow makes a great stop on Jim Archibald! Archibald won a battle for a loose puck in the near corner, skated out to below the circle, and tried to roof one over Snow, but the Maine goalie made a perfect glove save to keep his team up one. 15:00 left in the 2nd.
- Sioux still dominating possession and play right now, but unable to solve Maine at the moment. 13:30 left in the 2nd.
- Kariya with a tremendous backcheck breaks up what would have been a certain goal. Murray was all alone and had a pass labeled his way...until Kariya came back, lifted Murray's stick, and cleared the puck out of the zone. 11:30 left in the 2nd. Still 2-1 Black Bears.
- North Dakota will head to the powerplay after Matt Martin got called for interference when he hauled down Archibald coming out of the corner. 10:35 left in the 2nd.
- And Maine kills the penalty, as Garth Snow stopped 4 quality chances for North Dakota. Nothing found its way past the Maine netminder, and the game remains 2-1 Black Bears. 8:00 left in the 2nd period.
- Maine starting to re-assert themselves here in the later parts of the second. No great chances, but more possession in the offensive zone and a couple shots on net that Jensen easily dispatched. Still 2-1 Maine with 6:30 left in the 2nd.
- A lot of back and forth hockey right now. Fans are sitting on the edge of their seats with each side generating chances, but nothing great. 4:30 left in the 2nd.
- North Dakota starting to take back control. They are really pressing for the equalizer. 3:00 left in the 2nd.
- Cal Ingraham Scores!! North Dakota's James Patrick was trying to pinch in along the far boards, but the puck bounced over his stick and trickled past the blue liner. Paul Kariya jumped to the puck, passed it up the ice to Montgomery who skated in with Ingraham on a 2 on 0. Montgomery deked Jensen with a shot, passed the puck to Ingraham, who tapped the puck into the net. Heartbreaker for the North Dakota fans as Maine takes a 3-1 lead with just 1:21 to play in the 2nd period.
- Maine generated some strong chances at the end of the second as North Dakota tried to regain their composure following the Ingraham goal, but Jensen came up big to keep this game 3-1. Second period is over.
- Second Period Shots on Goal: North Dakota - 14, Maine - 10.

Wisko McBadgerton
02-13-2014, 11:28 AM
In light of your streamlining efforts, let this post stand for my 3000 word treatise as to what is wrong with Wisco ever losing and why anything but an all Badger FF is a travesty.

Your eloquent response is also duly noted.

Moving on, I think you probably gave Adam Burish the offensive highlight of his career with that toe-drag vs. Sparty. :)

Fighting Sioux 23
02-13-2014, 11:33 AM
Moving on, I think you probably gave Adam Burish the offensive highlight of his career with that toe-drag vs. Sparty. :)

He was due?? :p:D:D

Fighting Sioux 23
02-13-2014, 11:49 AM
#1 - 1992-1993 Maine Black Bears vs. #65 - 1981-1982 North Dakota Fighting Sioux
Northeast Regional - Round of 64
Boston Garden - Boston, MA
February 13, 2014

Game Update Post *continued* But feel free to chime in :)

3rd Period:
- Puck drops, and the third period is underway! 3-1 Maine with 19:59 left in the 3rd...
- Maine all over the Sioux right now, but Jensen keeping North Dakota in this game by making stops he should make. 19:00 left in the 3rd.
- Kariya nearly puts Maine up by 3. Montgomery found Kariya streaking into the slot, and Kariya launched a wrister that went over Jensen's shoulder, and just over the post. 18:00 left in the 3rd...all Black Bears right now.
- Jensen robs Mike Latendresse! Maine's Chris Imes shot a slapper from the point that Jensen stopped, but the rebound went right to Latendresse's stick. Latendresse fired a wrister into a gaping net, but Jensen reached his stick over and just got a piece of it to send the puck over the top of the net and into the crowd. Maine is dominating play, but still lead just 3-1. 17:30 left in the third.
- Maine headed to the powerplay, as Archibald gets called for interference on the ensuing faceoff.
- Jensen coming up large on the powerplay thus far, stopping two different point shots and controlling the rebound. Imes gets called for slashing following one of the saves, and we'll skate 4x4 for about 60 seconds before an abbreviated Sioux powerplay. 15:00 left in the third.
- Phil Sykes scores!! Moments after Archibald came out of the box, Murray stole the puck in his own zone and capitalized on Maine's confusion about Archibald coming out of the box to go on a 2 on 1 with Sykes. Murray dished the puck to Sykes, who skated to the slot and beat Snow with a wrister. North Dakota back in this one, as Maine's lead is cut to 3-2. 13:48 left in the third.
- Maine headed back to the powerplay as Mike Stone gets called for tripping Kariya in the neutral zone. 13:09 left in the third. 3-2 Maine.
- North Dakota kills the penalty, but the Black Bears are continuing the onslaught of offense. Still 3-2 Black Bears with 11:00 left in the 3rd.
- Maine back on the powerplay, as Archibald gets called for high sticking. 10:20 left in the period. 3-2 Maine.
- Cary Eades scores Shorthanded!! Maine was dominating possession during the powerplay, and a pass back to the point bounced over Imes' stick at the blue line, and Cary Eades won the race for the puck and came in on a breakaway. Eades ripped a wrist shot through Snow's five hole and North Dakota has tied the game at 3! 8:25 left in the third.
- Paul Kariya Scores!! Maine won the ensuing faceoff, gained control of the zone, and Jim Montgomery found Kariya in the slot, and Kariya blasted a wrist shot past Jensen to give Maine the advantage back. 4-3 Black Bears with 8:11 left in the period.
- North Dakota will have the man advantage for the next two minutes after Chris Imes gets called for slashing. Coach Walsh is livid at the officials...thought that was a makeup call. 7:55 left in the third.
- North Dakota thought they had this game tied up, but Snow made a tremendous save on Troy Murray on the powerplay. Murray found himself all alone below the far circle, and skated into the slot and fired a wrister from about 12 feet out...Snow flashed leather and made a beautiful glove save to keep the Black Bears up 4-3. 6:30 left in the third...just a few seconds left on the powerplay for the Sioux.
- Maine kills the penalty. 5:30 left in the third...the tension is growing in the Garden as both sets of fans are cheering their teams on.
- Maine will go to the powerplay as Dan Brennan takes an offensive zone tripping penalty as he was trying to get the puck from the Maine blue liner's skates. 5:00 left in the third. 4-3 Black Bears.
- Chris Ferraro Scores!! Ferraro got the puck after Dave MacIsaac's blast from the point hit a North Dakota blue liner. Ferraro got the puck, skated to the top of the near circle and blasted a slap shot that Jensen didn't appear to see. Maine up 5-3 with just 3:40 left in the third period.
- North Dakota calls their timeout.
- North Dakota has pulled their goalie, and have the puck in the Black Bears' zone. 3:00 left in the third. 5-3 Maine.
- Maine doing a tremendous job in their own zone, not allowing North Dakota to gain possession of the puck. Black Bears keep pushing it out into the neutral zone, North Dakota dumps it back in...rinse and repeat. 1:30 left in the third.
- Paul Kariya scores!! Kariya completes the hat trick with an assist from an unlikely source. North Dakota dumped the puck into the Black Bear zone and Garth Snow stopped the puck behind his net, dished the puck over to Kariya, who then launched the puck up into the air. As it came down in the North Dakota zone, it trickled into the empty net, and Maine takes a 6-3 lead with just 9 ticks on the clock. The Maineiacs are going bananas.
- And that's the game! Maine advances to the Round of 32 with a 6-3 victory. '81-82 North Dakota's tournament run ends, but they should be proud of their effort.
- Shots on goal in the third: Maine - 16, North Dakota - 10.
- Shots on goal in the game: Maine - 39, North Dakota - 33.

buoldtimer
02-13-2014, 11:59 AM
Any chance you could go back to identifying the singer(s) of the National Anthem? I thought those references were pretty funny.

Fighting Sioux 23
02-13-2014, 12:00 PM
Any chance you could go back to identifying the singer(s) of the National Anthem? I thought those references were pretty funny.

From the previous games? Or from the current game?

buoldtimer
02-13-2014, 12:15 PM
From the previous games? Or from the current game?

From here on out.

Fighting Sioux 23
02-13-2014, 12:17 PM
From here on out.

I did with this game (House of Pain), and I do plan on doing it for the rest of the games. I enjoy doing it as well. :)

Fighting Sioux 23
02-13-2014, 12:26 PM
Here is the link to the game recap...

http://www.collegehockeyweekly.com/1992-1993-Maine-vs-1981-1982-North-Dakota.html

Fighting Sioux 23
02-15-2014, 05:48 PM
What are everyone's thoughts on the recaps (both here on and CHW)? What do you like/dislike? What would you like to see changed/improved?

Also, what game do you want to see played on Thursday?

Aerman
02-15-2014, 10:53 PM
both here on and CHW?

Are they different? I ask, as I have no idea what CHW is. :)

Ne'ertheless, I'm likin' 'em. In honor of the recent anniversary of the Beatles landing, perhaps the next game could involve a team for whom it would be appropriate for the Beatles to do the national anthem. Or would that be sacrilege? :D

Fighting Sioux 23
02-16-2014, 03:08 PM
Are they different? I ask, as I have no idea what CHW is. :)

Ne'ertheless, I'm likin' 'em. In honor of the recent anniversary of the Beatles landing, perhaps the next game could involve a team for whom it would be appropriate for the Beatles to do the national anthem. Or would that be sacrilege? :D

CHW is College Hockey Weekly. That is where you go to read the game recap if you click on the link that I posted. The other "recap" is the one I do on here.

As for a Beatles' Tribute Team, the only team from 1963-1964 was Michigan, and they lost in the First Round. Also, the national anthem is always sung by a group/person that had a big hit during the run of the higher seeded team. My plan was to do lesser artists for the earlier round games, and then the bigger artists for the bigger games. I'll probably wait on the Beatles until the Sweet 16 depending on who makes it that far. They'll definitely come in to sing the Star Spangled Banner at some point in time though. :p:D:D