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FreshFish
05-06-2014, 11:55 AM
I was trying to find the bracket for this tournament (had it bookmarked but then lost the bookmark.:()

I found this link instead: http://bleacherreport.com/articles/886655-college-hockey-the-10-best-teams-of-all-time
The article author's top 10 college hockey teams of all time.

Similar teams to FS23 list in different order.

Fighting Sioux 23
05-06-2014, 01:06 PM
Puck just dropped in this game. The Hockey East officiating crew had to wait for the arena to stop shaking after an amazing ovation from the crowd for today's National Anthem singers...Fall Out Boy. Who will be going down in one of these earlier rounds? Who will get more than they bargained for? Well, I'll be back after the first twenty minutes to give an update! :p:D:D

Tipsy McStagger
05-06-2014, 01:50 PM
Puck just dropped in this game. The Hockey East officiating crew had to wait for the arena to stop shaking after an amazing ovation from the crowd for today's National Anthem singers...Fall Out Boy. Who will be going down in one of these earlier rounds? Who will get more than they bargained for?

Ha!

Fighting Sioux 23
05-06-2014, 01:50 PM
What an exciting first period of action! Both teams came out strong and were flying up and down the ice. Johnny Pohl had a clean breakaway early on, but Peter Mannino made a tremendous kick save to keep the game scoreless. Denver struck first after Jeff Taffe tripped Luke Fulghum in the neutral zone and got called for a tripping penalty. Stastny won an offensive zone draw to Skinner who dished the puck over to Carle, and Matt Carle blasted a slapper past Adam Hauser to give the Pioneers a 1-0 lead. Denver nearly went up two, but Kevin Ulanski's wrister clipped the crossbar midway through the period. The Gophers finally knotted things back up when Taffe deflected a Paul Martin shot from the point that fooled Mannino. The officials reviewed to see if it was played with a high stick, but determined that it was not. Despite both teams trying their best the rest of the way, the first period ended 1-1.

Fighting Sioux 23
05-06-2014, 03:04 PM
Second period is in the books, and both sets of fans are sitting on their hands waiting for the third to start in this firecracker. Denver regained the lead at 2-1 early in the second, when Ryan Dingle capitalized on a juicy rebound left by Hauser after J.D. Corbin's wrister hit Hauser's glove and laid in the crease for what seemed like minutes before Dingle slammed the puck in the back of the net to put the Pioneers up a goal. The Gophers came right back when Nick Anthony lit the lamp to knot the score at 2 just about 90 seconds later. The two teams then locked in and played up and down hockey, with both goalies playing well. Minnesota managed to take a late lead in the second when Jordan Leopold blasted home a slapper on the man advantage, and it looked like Minnesota would be up one heading into the third. Paul Stastny had other plans, and with just under a minute to go in the second Stastny one-timed a beautiful feed from Gabe Gauthier past Hauser and after forty minutes of action, we're all square at 3 apiece!

Fighting Sioux 23
05-06-2014, 03:59 PM
What a tremendous finish to this game...instant classic! Minnesota came out strong in the third period, and Barry Tallackson put the Gophers up 4-3 just over three minutes into the final frame, slipping a wrister five hole on Mannino. The Pioneers were resilient though, and responded with strong play that led to a man advantage opportunity. Geoff Paukovich would prove an effective screen, and Hauser was unable to see Matt Carle's blast from the point until the last second. While Hauser got a piece of the puck, he couldn't control the rebound, and Paukovich tapped the puck in the net to tie it up. Both teams sought desperately to get the game winner. Who would get it? You'll have to click on the link below to find out!

http://www.collegehockeyweekly.com/2004-2005-Denver-Pioneers-vs-2002-2003-Minnesota-Gophers.html

:p:D:D

Siouxfaninseattle
05-06-2014, 10:32 PM
I don't know how believable this one is - Mannino letting in 4 goals? ;)

Fighting Sioux 23
05-07-2014, 07:53 AM
I don't know how believable this one is - Mannino letting in 4 goals? ;)

:p:D:D While Mannino got hot in the NCAA Tournament, he had given up 4 or more goals in 5 of his 23 starts that season. Of course, in March and April of that season he allowed only 5 goals total in 6 games for a 0.83 GAA, and a .975 Save % :eek:

vizoroo
05-07-2014, 01:23 PM
I was afraid you were setting me up for a rodent victory:eek: But Talent and skill won out:)

Today hockey is still the primary (a)vocation for almost all the DU players in the game write up.
Carle and Stastny--NHL
Skinner and Mannino--AHL
Dingle(Italy) and Halme(Finland) --Europe
Fulghum and Paukovich--ECHL
Gauthier recently appointed head coach and general manager of junior hockey in Las Vegas
The lone exception, Corbin is now an Equity Trader for RBC in the Twin Cities

Fighting Sioux 23
08-10-2014, 08:41 AM
Now that I have a bit more time, I thought I would bump this thread, and try to come up with a realistic way to finish this thing off.

As of now, we're still in the Round of 64. There is no way that I will finish this thing if I only do 1 game/week. My goal was to be to the Sweet 16 by the time the actual season started. There are 33 games left to be played (17 left in the Round of 64, then 16 in the Round of 32) until the Sweet 16. That would mean I would have to get approximately 4 games done per week for the next two months. Given how this tournament has gone thus far, that just isn't realistic. Consequently, I am going to propose the following:

1) I will simply simulate the remaining 17 games left in the Round of 64, and do a VERY brief recap here. If I get time, I will do a write-up. That gets us to the Round of 32.
2) I will do 8 of the 16 Round of 32 games (1/week) with a normal recap, and do a brief recap here of the remaining 8 games (I'll let people nominate what games they want the full recaps for). that would get us to the end of the Round of 32 by the start of the season.
3) I will then do each of the 8 Round of 16 games with a normal recap. Again, this will be done at the pace of about 1/week, with the goal of getting to the Quarterfinals by Thanksgiving. If the round of 16 is not completed by the Monday before Thanksgiving, I'll simulate with a brief recap to complete the Round of 16.
4) The weekend of Thanksgiving, I'll start the Quarterfinals, doing the quasi play-by-play recaps here (along with a normal recap on CHW). My goal is to get the QFs done by Cyber Monday.
5) The Frozen Four and Championship will then be held after Christmas, sometime around New Year's Day. If people would be interested, I'll do a full-blown game thread for these games.

Ultimately, I'm going to have basically zero time between the beginning of January and the beginning of March. That means that if I want to finish this tournament up by then, I'm going to have to stick to some version of this timeline.

Anyway, if people are okay with this timeline, I'll get started on the simulations. If not, then we'll have to come up with another plan.

giwan
08-10-2014, 12:03 PM
Now that I have a bit more time, I thought I would bump this thread, and try to come up with a realistic way to finish this thing off.

As of now, we're still in the Round of 64. There is no way that I will finish this thing if I only do 1 game/week. My goal was to be to the Sweet 16 by the time the actual season started. There are 33 games left to be played (17 left in the Round of 64, then 16 in the Round of 32) until the Sweet 16. That would mean I would have to get approximately 4 games done per week for the next two months. Given how this tournament has gone thus far, that just isn't realistic. Consequently, I am going to propose the following:

1) I will simply simulate the remaining 17 games left in the Round of 64, and do a VERY brief recap here. If I get time, I will do a write-up. That gets us to the Round of 32.
2) I will do 8 of the 16 Round of 32 games (1/week) with a normal recap, and do a brief recap here of the remaining 8 games (I'll let people nominate what games they want the full recaps for). that would get us to the end of the Round of 32 by the start of the season.
3) I will then do each of the 8 Round of 16 games with a normal recap. Again, this will be done at the pace of about 1/week, with the goal of getting to the Quarterfinals by Thanksgiving. If the round of 16 is not completed by the Monday before Thanksgiving, I'll simulate with a brief recap to complete the Round of 16.
4) The weekend of Thanksgiving, I'll start the Quarterfinals, doing the quasi play-by-play recaps here (along with a normal recap on CHW). My goal is to get the QFs done by Cyber Monday.
5) The Frozen Four and Championship will then be held after Christmas, sometime around New Year's Day. If people would be interested, I'll do a full-blown game thread for these games.

Ultimately, I'm going to have basically zero time between the beginning of January and the beginning of March. That means that if I want to finish this tournament up by then, I'm going to have to stick to some version of this timeline.

Anyway, if people are okay with this timeline, I'll get started on the simulations. If not, then we'll have to come up with another plan.


Yes follow what I proposed to you some time back. Shorter recaps of the games, move this forward especially the Round of 64. Should put the link up of the bracket if there still is one for public view.

Siouxfaninseattle
08-10-2014, 02:12 PM
Works for me.

The Sicatoka
08-11-2014, 08:38 AM
Just jump to the Frozen Four:

1993 Maine v. 1970 Cornell
and
1987 North Dakota v. 1961 Denver

Hrkac and Belfour v. Kariya for the title.

Fighting Sioux 23
08-11-2014, 09:09 AM
So, I went the simulation route for the rest of the Round of 64.

#32 - 1948-1949 Boston College Eagles vs. #33 - 1967-1968 Cornell Big Red

A thrilling back and forth game up in the Northeast Regional saw BC and Cornell skate into a second extra session of hockey following a 2-2 score after regulation and the first overtime. Unfortunately for the Eagles, Ken Dryden was a stonewall in the extra frames, and Dan Lodboa ripped a slapshot from the far circle that found the back of the net with just a few minutes left before a third extra frame would have been required. Cornell is on to the Round of 32 with a 3-2 (2OT) victory.


#17 - 2003-2004 North Dakota Fighting Sioux vs. #81 - 1985-1986 Michigan State Spartans

Dean Blais' Fighting Sioux squad stormed out to an early 2-0 lead after the first period, but the Spartans were relentless in the second period to draw even after forty minutes of play. Zach Parise scored an absolutely beautiful goal in the first minute of the third, but Mike Donnelly put three straight up on the board, including an empty netter with just over a minute to play to seal the deal. Michigan State advances to the Round of 32 with a 5-3 victory.


#9 - 1961-1962 Michigan Tech Huskies vs. #56 - 1990-1991 LSSU Lakers

The UP rivals met in the last Northeast Regional Round of 64 matchup, and the two squads skated to a 0-0 draw after twenty minutes. Michigan Tech took control in the second, scoring twice to lead 2-0 after the second period. LSSU made it close, inching within a goal midway through the final frame, but Lou Angotti's twisted wrister from the slot with four minutes to play found the top shelf. The Huskies added another empty netter with just seconds to play, and Michigan Tech advanced to the next round with a 4-1 win.


#29 - 1959-1960 Denver Pioneers vs. #36 - 1989-1990 Wisconsin Badgers

These two former WCHA rivals squared off in the Midwest Regional Round of 64 matchup, and it was Duane Derksen that stood on his head, shutting out the Pioneers through sixty minutes. The Badgers struggled to get their offense going early as well, but finally Tom Sagissor found the net late in the second period to give Wisconsin the 1-0 lead through forty minutes of play. The Badgers added two more in the third, and advance to the Round of 32 with an impressive 3-0 shutout of the Pioneers.


#5 - 1990-1991 Northern Michigan Wildcats vs. #60 - 1998-1999 Maine Black Bears

It was a mismatch in this Round of 64 matchup. The Wildcats dominated from the opening drop of the puck, scoring twice in the first five minutes to stake out a 2-0 lead. The Black Bears rallied after a powerplay goal to climb back into the game, but a late furry resulted in a Northern goal to put the Wildcats up 3-1 after twenty minutes. Scott Beattie added to the Black Bear misery with a second period hattrick, and after forty minutes, NMU led 6-1. The teams traded goals in the third, but when the final horn rang, the Wildcats advanced to the Round of 32 with a 7-2 victory.


#12 - 1968-1969 Cornell Big Red vs. #76 - 1964-1965 Michigan Tech Huskies

Ken Dryden and Tony Esposito staged one of the best goaltending exhibitions that college hockey has ever seen in this classic matchup. Neither side was able to find the back of the net in regulation, and it looked as though Cornell advanced midway through the first overtime, but after review, the officials determined that the puck never crossed the line, hitting the crossbar, bouncing down off the right post, and then Esposito made a flailing sticksave before the puck crossed the line. Finally, midway through the third extra session, Peter Tufford's wrister from the point beat a screened Esposito, and the Big Red advanced to the Round of 32 with a 1-0 triple overtime victory.


#21 - 2010-2011 North Dakota Fighting Sioux vs. #44 - 2000-2001 North Dakota Fighting Sioux

Dean Blais vs. Dave Hakstol for a trip to the Round of 32. The '01 Sioux scored first, but it would be Matt Frattin that would prove impossible to stop. Trailing 1-0 early in the second, Frattin went on a scoring rampage with blistering wristers that beat Karl Goehring time after time. When the rampage was over, hats were on the ice and the '11 Sioux squad led 3-1 after forty minutes of play. Ryan Bayda got the '01 Sioux within a goal, but Aaron Dell made a tremendous save on Quinn Fylling in the dying embers to preserve the '11 Sioux lead. When the final horn ended, the 2010-2011 North Dakota squad advanced to the Round of 32 with a 3-2 victory.

Here are the remaining games that are still in the process of being simulated, and I will post their results/recaps either later today or tomorrow:

#31 - 1996-1997 North Dakota Fighting Sioux vs. #95 - 1965-1966 Clarkson Golden Knights
#15 - 1966-1967 Cornell Big Red vs. #50 - 1982-1983 Minnesota Golden Gophers
#7 - 1976-1977 Wisconsin Badgers vs. #71 - 1988-1989 Minnesota Golden Gophers
#10 - 1997-1998 Michigan State Spartans vs. #74 - 2009-2010 Miami RedHawks
#23 - 1979-1980 North Dakota Fighting Sioux vs. #42 - 2005-2006 Wisconsin Badgers
#19 - 1995-1996 Michigan Wolverines vs. #46 - 1996-1997 Michigan Wolverines
#6 - 2008-2009 Boston University Terriers vs. #59 - 1987-1988 Maine Black Bears
#27 - 2007-2008 Michigan Wolverines vs. #38 - 2002-2003 Colorado College Tigers
#11 - 1977-1978 Boston University Terriers vs. #75 - 1978-1979 Minnesota Golden Gophers
#22 - 1955-1956 Michigan Wolverines vs. #86 - 1974-1975 Michigan Tech Huskies

When those games are finished, I'll ask for votes for the 8 Round of 32 games that people would like to see more detail with. I'll then do 1 of those 8 each week, along with one of the simulated 8 games.

Also, here is the link to the bracket...

http://www.collegehockeyweekly.com/Top-100-Tournament-2013.html

Fighting Sioux 23
08-11-2014, 09:14 AM
Just jump to the Frozen Four:

1993 Maine v. 1970 Cornell
and
1987 North Dakota v. 1961 Denver

Hrkac and Belfour v. Kariya for the title.

:p:D:D

FWIW, the way my bracket is set up, it would be Hrkac and Belfour v. Kariya in the Semifinals...assuming both teams advance that far.

vizoroo
08-11-2014, 03:41 PM
Just jump to the Frozen Four:

1993 Maine v. 1970 Cornell
and
1987 North Dakota v. 1961 Denver

Hrkac and Belfour v. Kariya for the title.

Kariya and DU Head Coach Jim Montgomery vs DU's All Americans Goalie George Kirkwood, D-Man Grant Munro, Forward Jerry Walker and 2 time All Americans D-man Marty Howe and Center Bill Masterton.

Priceless
08-11-2014, 08:38 PM
Kariya and DU Head Coach Jim Montgomery vs DU's All Americans Goalie George Kirkwood, D-Man Grant Munro, Forward Jerry Walker and 2 time All Americans D-man Marty Howe and Center Bill Masterton.

Our 1993 team was slightly more than just Kariya and Montgomery.

LynahFan
08-12-2014, 12:11 AM
I guess Cornell 1970 was just Dan Lodboa - their only All American. That Dryden kid didn't even get an honorable mention!

(wait for it....wait for it....)

Sean Pickett
08-12-2014, 01:15 AM
I guess Cornell 1970 was just Dan Lodboa - their only All American. That Dryden kid didn't even get an honorable mention!

(wait for it....wait for it....)waiting...waiting...

Sean

Fighting Sioux 23
08-12-2014, 09:46 AM
The following games have finished up...

#31 - 1996-1997 North Dakota Fighting Sioux vs. #95 - 1965-1966 Clarkson Golden Knights

North Dakota and Clarkson squared off in the East Regional Round of 64 matchup, and the game was back and forth the whole way through. Clarkson jumped out to an early lead just 19 seconds into the opening frame when Fred Silver lit the lamp. North Dakota responded with two quick goals towards the end of the period, and the Sioux led 2-1 after twenty minutes. Clarkson jumped back early in the second, tying the game. The Golden Knights then took the lead with just seconds left in the middle frame to take a 3-2 lead after two periods of play. However, it would be North Dakota that would dominate the third, led by Jason Blake, who scored twice and tallied an assist in the final stanza, and the Sioux advanced to the Round of 32 with a 5-3 victory.


#15 - 1966-1967 Cornell Big Red vs. #50 - 1982-1983 Minnesota Golden Gophers

Ned Harkness' Big Red squared off against Brad Buetow's Golden Gophers in this Round of 64 matchup, and it was a thriller. The opening period saw both teams flying up and down the ice trying to get the first tally, but Ken Dryden and Frank Pietrangelo proved impenetrable in the first twenty minutes of action. It looked as though the second period might be a replay of the first, but Jeff Larson finally solved the stalemate, scoring with just under three minutes to go to give Minnesota a 1-0 lead. The Gophers added to that lead early in the third when Scott Bjugstad's slapper from the near circle deflected off a Big Red defender in front and Dryden had no chance. While Cornell made a valiant comeback attempt, and drew within a goal with just over two minutes to play, Minnesota sealed the deal with an empty netter with just seconds remaining. The Golden Gophers advance to the Round of 32 with a 3-1 victory.


#7 - 1976-1977 Wisconsin Badgers vs. #71 - 1988-1989 Minnesota Golden Gophers

Longtime rivals Wisconsin and Minnesota squared off with a spot in the East Regional Round of 32 on the line. The Gophers got the scoring underway when Larry Olimb scored just four minutes after the opening puck drop. Wisconsin answered quickly, as John Taft's slapshot ripped into the net on a Badger powerplay, and the game was all square. The see-saw action continued when the Gopher scored with just over a minute to play in the opening frame, and after twenty minutes, Minnesota led 2-1. The back and forth continued in the second, as the teams traded goals, and heading into the third, Minnesota held a slip 4-3 advantage. It looked like the Gophers might run away with it when Tom Chorske scored midway through the period to give Minnesota a 5-3 advantage, but the Badgers rallied in the final minutes, scoring twice with an extra attacker, including Mark Johnson's buzzer beater with just 3 seconds to go to knot the score at 5 apiece. The first overtime proved fruitless, but Wisconsin finally prevailed in the second overtime, scoring the game winner just two minutes into the extra frame. With the goal, the Badgers advance to the Round of 32 with a 6-5 double OT victory over Minnesota.


#10 - 1997-1998 Michigan State Spartans vs. #74 - 2009-2010 Miami RedHawks

Two former CCHA foes squared off in this Round of 64 contest. The Spartans struck first on Mike York's bomb from the point that fooled Cody Reichard, and Michigan State took a 1-0 lead midway through the first frame. MSU added to the lead early in the second with a goal from Shawn Horcoff, and as time dwindled down in the middle frame, the Spartans led 2-0. The RedHawks finally got on the board late in the second when Tommy Wingels found just enough room between Chad Alban's pads to pull Miami within a goal. It would be as close as Miami would get, as the Spartans scored twice more in the final frame, winning the game 4-1 to advance to the Round of 32.


#23 - 1979-1980 North Dakota Fighting Sioux vs. #42 - 2005-2006 Wisconsin Badgers

An epic rivalry was renewed in this Round of 64 matchup, as the Sioux and Badgers fought to see who would advance in this tournament. The first period was a goaltending exhibition, as Brian Elliott and Bob Iwabuchi held strong, and after twenty minutes of play, the score remained 0-0. That changed early in the second when Joe Pavelski scored for the Badgers to give Wisconsin a 1-0 lead. The Sioux stormed back, and midway through the game Cary Eades scored to square the score at 1 apiece. The Sioux then took the lead with just moments left in the period on Doug Smail's beautiful wrister from the slot that beat Elliott. Through two periods, North Dakota held a 2-1 advantage. That lead would disappear quickly in the third following a major penalty on the Sioux, and Wisconsin scored twice on the ensuing powerplay to take a 3-2 advantage. North Dakota tried desperately to get the score knotted, but when the puck slid into their empty net with just 27 seconds to play, it would be Wisconsin that would celebrate in this one, winning 4-2 to advance to the Round of 32.


#19 - 1995-1996 Michigan Wolverines vs. #46 - 1996-1997 Michigan Wolverines

Arguably the most intriguing matchup in the Round of 64, almost two identical Michigan squads met to see which would advance to the Round of 32. The '97 Wolverines struck quickly, scoring twice in the matter of 39 seconds early in the first to take a 2-0 lead. The '96 Wolverines bounced back strong though, and got back within a goal towards the end of the period. '96 Michigan then tied things up early in the second on Brendan Morrison's beautiful wraparound that beat Marty Turco. However, it would be '97 Morrison that beat '96 Turco moments later, and the '97 Wolverines regained the one goal advantage. That would be the score after forty minutes, as the '97 Wolverines led 3-2. The '97 Wolverines scored again early in the third to take a two goal lead, but the '96 Wolverines showed the heart of a champion midway through the period, scoring three goals in quick succession to stun the '97 Wolverines, who now trailed 5-4. But with '97 Turco pulled, the '97 Wolverines managed to sneak a puck by '96 Turco, thanks to '97 John Madden's quick hands on a rebound. The goal meant overtime, but it would not take long. Just over a minute into the extra frame, '96 Brendan Morrison lit the lamp on a beautiful wrist shot from the bottom of the near circle. The '96 Wolverines advanced to the Round of 32 with a 6-5 OT victory, which led some of the '97 Wolverines left to lament that sometimes the best team just doesn't win.


#6 - 2008-2009 Boston University Terriers vs. #59 - 1987-1988 Maine Black Bears

The Hockey East Rivals met in the West Regional Round of 64 matchup, and it would be BU that would dominate. Colin Wilson scored three times, and added an assist, as the Terriers stormed the Black Bears in the first period, taking a commanding 3-1 lead after twenty minutes. BU added to that in the second with two more goals, and while Maine made it interesting with two third period goals, the Terrier faithful never really had to worry, as Jack Parker's squad cruised into the Round of 32 with a 5-3 victory.

Three games are in the process of being simulated, and I will have their results and brief recaps later today...

#27 - 2007-2008 Michigan Wolverines vs. #38 - 2002-2003 Colorado College Tigers
#11 - 1977-1978 Boston University Terriers vs. #75 - 1978-1979 Minnesota Golden Gophers
#22 - 1955-1956 Michigan Wolverines vs. #86 - 1974-1975 Michigan Tech Huskies

I'll also have the link with the complete bracket posted here shortly along with the final recaps after these three games finish simulating. Voting on which 8 Round of 32 matchups people would like to see will begin after these games finish simulating. Voting will end one week from today, and the first set of Round of 32 matchups (1 w/write-up, 1 w/brief recap) will begin next week (probably on Thursday).