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MinnesotaNorthStar
04-12-2013, 05:22 PM
Probably about time we had one of these....

Brad Schlossman will be on with Fox Sports Radio 1410 in Bismarck tonight at 9 PM talking about the season, offseason, and the Frozen Four...

Link (http://www.foxsports1410.com/) for those outside the Bismarck-Mandan area that want to listen

darker98
04-12-2013, 08:54 PM
Thanks MNS.

LTsatch
04-12-2013, 09:23 PM
I met Doc Sander last night after the games, what a nice man. He looked great in his green vest and hat with all the pins. There was a picture of him in the Pittsburgh newspaper, but not in the online edition that I could find. Here is the text of the article.

When Larry Sander went to his first Frozen Four in 1984, he noticed that some fans wore pins commemorating the college hockey championship events they had attended. To be frank, Dr. Sander, a young family physician living in Orrville, Ohio, thought that seemed a pretty stupid thing to do.
Thursday afternoon, he sat in the lobby of the Cambria Suites, Downtown, his hair now mostly white, and was sporting a bright green vest and a bright green bowler hat adorned by hundreds of pins representing many of the nearly 30 Frozen Fours he has been to since that first one in Lake Placid, N.Y.
Back then, Dr. Sander's game attire blended in. He was cheering on his alma mater, the University of North Dakota, and so he wore Fighting Sioux gear. Thursday, his garb made sense only if you understood what it means to be a diehard college hockey fan.
"I should point out that normally he's a quite rational person," said Margaret Sander, his wife.
"She's suggesting that this is not rational," Dr. Sander deadpanned.
Larry Sander has also been to a Final Four. He agrees that there is just something different about hockey's version.
"It's much friendlier," Dr. Sander said. "If you look at all the sweaters that are on, you'll get 25 teams, but only four are here."
The Sanders met at North Dakota in 1966. They cheered for the hockey team together for many years before deciding to attend the 1984 Frozen Four. Before they knew it, they were hooked.
"It's kind of like a reunion, in a way," Mrs. Sander said. "A reunion of like minds."
For all of the Frozen Four faithful, there have been times when their loyalty to the event has been tested. For Dr. Sander, that moment came in 2001.
They had planned to take their daughter, Melanie, on a Caribbean cruise for her 16th birthday in early April. But when North Dakota made the Frozen Four in Albany, N.Y. -- the same weekend as the cruise -- Dr. Sander became consumed with getting a guarantee that the cruise ship would have the ability to broadcast the games.
"I got so tired of it," Mrs. Sander said, "so he stayed home from the ship."
Dr. Sander went with Mrs. Sander's mother, also a North Dakota fan, to the Frozen Four. Mrs. Sander went with their daughter to Aruba and Curacao. After the trip, Mrs. Sander's preference said everything about her family's love affair with college hockey's big event.
"I'm not a cruise person," Mrs. Sander said. "I kind of wished I was at the Frozen Four."


Read more: http://www.post-gazette.com/stories/sports/frozen-four/diehards-live-for-college-hockey-finals-683125/#ixzz2QJ2EmV9K

SJHovey
04-13-2013, 08:33 PM
Looks like we'll be the only team to have had a lead on Yale this tournament.

Siouxfaninseattle
04-13-2013, 09:41 PM
Kristo named 1st team All-America, Knight 2nd team. Nice honor for two deserving players.

Stack
04-19-2013, 09:45 AM
Final Through these Doors year end video: http://www.undsports.com/mediaPortal/player.dbml?id=2227305&db_oem_id=13500

They do such a great job on this production and letting fans see the players up close.

That last scene as the players leave the outdoor game in Omaha is priceless. As a player, how great would it be to play in front of these fans and see 12,000 in the stands at every home game!

TheEagle
04-19-2013, 11:21 AM
Read more: http://www.post-gazette.com/stories/sports/frozen-four/diehards-live-for-college-hockey-finals-683125/#ixzz2QJ2EmV9K

Nice article. Thanks for posting.

ecac
04-19-2013, 01:23 PM
you think hakstol wants to ever see yale again in a ncaa tourney? think we all know where the best coach in college hockey lives.......

darker98
04-19-2013, 01:35 PM
you think hakstol wants to ever see yale again in a ncaa tourney? think we all know where the best coach in college hockey lives.......
Hi Troll.

4four4
04-19-2013, 03:03 PM
you think hakstol wants to ever see yale again in a ncaa tourney? think we all know where the best coach in college hockey lives.......

...Minneapolis comes to mind.

siouxinminny
04-20-2013, 07:18 AM
...Minneapolis comes to mind.Brad Frost had a heck of a season ... good point.

siouxinminny
04-20-2013, 07:27 AM
Did Yale really have a great season? In all seriousness, they were one CCHA game away from not making the national tournament. You can't say they were 'on a roll' at the end of the year given their ECAC tournament performance. Heck, only one team in the FF actually won their conference tournament; UM-Lowell! Yale had a good season and a phenomenal national tournament. It was refreshing to NOT see BC, Michigan and a few others not make the NT or FF.

4four4
04-20-2013, 09:23 AM
Brad Frost had a heck of a season ... good point.

Nope. Coach Yeo, college coaches don't hold a candle to NHL coaches.

Patman
04-20-2013, 11:46 AM
you think hakstol wants to ever see yale again in a ncaa tourney? think we all know where the best coach in college hockey lives.......

Either Lowell or Newton, take your pick.

MinnesotaNorthStar
04-21-2013, 05:29 PM
Nope. Coach Yeo, college coaches don't hold a candle to NHL coaches.1) That would be St. Paul ;)
2) He did specify college :p

icehawk
04-21-2013, 06:39 PM
Nope. Coach Yeo, college coaches don't hold a candle to NHL coaches.Coach Yeo? Now that made me spit my beer out.

slowe
04-22-2013, 10:23 AM
Thought you guys might get a kick out of this. Think anyone in the QMJHL is making a call to see if they can somehow send him to North Dakota after all?

Devils first-rounder Stefan Matteau reportedly quits B-B Armada, travels home on fan bus (http://ca.sports.yahoo.com/blogs/jrhockey-buzzing-the-net/devils-first-rounder-stefan-matteau-reportedly-quits-b-034759479.html)


Details are slowly being filled in, but Stéphane Leroux (@StephRDSJunior) of Réseau des sports (RDS) is reporting that Matteau has quit the Armada, who are down 2-0 in to Baie-Comeau in a QMJHL semifinal series.


Both RDS and QMI Agency states that the 19-year-old Matteau did not even take the team bus home after being benched during the third period on Saturday.


Is the awkwardness doubled, trebled or quadrupled since the forward's father, former NHLer Stéphane Matteau, is a member of the Armada's coaching staff?

willythekid
04-22-2013, 10:51 AM
Thought you guys might get a kick out of this. Think anyone in the QMJHL is making a call to see if they can somehow send him to North Dakota after all?

Devils first-rounder Stefan Matteau reportedly quits B-B Armada, travels home on fan bus (http://ca.sports.yahoo.com/blogs/jrhockey-buzzing-the-net/devils-first-rounder-stefan-matteau-reportedly-quits-b-034759479.html)

Out of all of the recent defections from NoDak's committed recruits, Matteau was not missed for long. If you took a poll on SS.com you would find the same I think. Kid has had quite a few issues.

PhatKroger10
04-22-2013, 11:47 AM
Out of all of the recent defections from NoDak's committed recruits, Matteau was not missed for long. If you took a poll on SS.com you would find the same I think. Kid has had quite a few issues.

I got to see him play quite a bit in the WJC and a couple NHL games, and he seemed like an undisciplined bruiser. I don't know a single thing about his attitude or personality (other than these preliminary reports of him quitting), but I definitely wouldn't mind getting/having another bruiser this year (12-13) or next year (13-14). You're right though, I'd definitely rather have J.T. Miller 100% of the time at this point. Sounds like this guy will have a long road of growing up to do before he really can prove himself.

sfo19
04-23-2013, 01:00 PM
I got to see him play quite a bit in the WJC and a couple NHL games, and he seemed like an undisciplined bruiser. I don't know a single thing about his attitude or personality (other than these preliminary reports of him quitting), but I definitely wouldn't mind getting/having another bruiser this year (12-13) or next year (13-14). You're right though, I'd definitely rather have J.T. Miller 100% of the time at this point. Sounds like this guy will have a long road of growing up to do before he really can prove himself.

Matteau is a cheap hack and him decommiting was nothing but a blessing. He gave St Clair a concussion in the USHL, and has served a lot of multi-game suspensions for cheap shots in both the Q and USHL. There's a difference between being a tad undisciplined and being a thug. Couldn't be happier he didn't show up.