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Driftryder
10-02-2014, 09:00 AM
The Gophers start their 2014-2015 season next Friday at the Ice Breaker against UMD, but have an exhibition game this Saturday at Mariucci at 7PM against Northern Alberta Institute of Technology. Can't wait to watch some Gopher Hockey!


Preview from Gophersports

http://www.gophersports.com/sports/m-hockey/spec-rel/093014aab.html



The top-ranked Gopher Hockey program opens the 2014-15 season on Saturday, Oct. 4 with an exhibition game at Mariucci Arena against the Northern Alberta Institute of Technology. Game time is set for 7 p.m. CT.

Preseason Favorites
With almost 90 percent of the team's goals and over 85 percent of the team's points coming back from a year ago as well as All-American Adam Wilcox in net, the Gophers were picked No. 1 in both national preseason polls this week. Minnesota totaled 978 points in the preseason USCHO.com Division I Men's Poll as well as 36 of 50 first-place votes while the team also led all schools in the USA Today/USA Hockey Magazine poll with 505 total points and 32 of 34 first-place votes. The Maroon & Gold were also picked to finish first in the Big Ten Conference last week, according to the league's preseason coaches poll.

gopher wes
10-02-2014, 11:16 AM
Arrow needed.

Arrow got.

Driftryder
10-02-2014, 05:14 PM
Article in the PP today about the Gophers who came back to the program instead of turning pro.

http://www.twincities.com/sports/ci_26644431/gophers-hockey-four-stars-have-their-reasons-sticking

Koho
10-02-2014, 06:52 PM
Article in the PP today about the Gophers who came back to the program instead of turning pro.

http://www.twincities.com/sports/ci_26644431/gophers-hockey-four-stars-have-their-reasons-sticking

I like this quote from Reilly:
"It's a great experience for me playing with them and to at least have one more year to bond with them and live with them -- (it's) something you can't pass up," he said.

Koho
10-02-2014, 06:55 PM
Didn't see this one posted.

http://http://www.collegehockeynews.com/news/2014/10/01_preseason_top_10.php (http://www.collegehockeynews.com/news/2014/10/01_preseason_top_10.php)

Bonin21
10-02-2014, 06:59 PM
I like this quote from Reilly:
Reading too much into that one, I'd say.

D2D
10-02-2014, 07:50 PM
Didn't see this one posted.

http://http://www.collegehockeynews.com/news/2014/10/01_preseason_top_10.php (http://www.collegehockeynews.com/news/2014/10/01_preseason_top_10.php)

Or this one:

http://www.collegehockeynews.com/news/2014/10/02_bu_leads_top_recruiting_classes.php

Koho
10-03-2014, 08:07 PM
Reading too much into that one, I'd say.

I don't really expect to win the Powerball either, but I'll buy a ticket once in awhile to keep the dream alive. What is wrong with that?

Koho
10-04-2014, 05:15 PM
Anyone paying the bucks for BTN+ to watch the game?

D2D
10-04-2014, 05:26 PM
Anyone paying the bucks for BTN+ to watch the game?

Whenever there's been a game time conflict at home between the men and the women, I've always favored Mariucci. But in the case of tonight's exhibition game, I'm making an exception. The women's game vs. 6th-ranked BU should be much more interesting.

The Rube
10-04-2014, 08:44 PM
Anyone paying the bucks for BTN+ to watch the game?

No. I was mad when I found I had to pay for the women's game last night. Not going to happen. It's probably cheaper just to go to the (women's) game.

D2D
10-04-2014, 11:06 PM
Thoughts about how the team looked from anyone who was there or watched the stream? To be honest I thought they would win by more than five.

Driftryder
10-04-2014, 11:07 PM
Just got back from the game, it went as expected.

1st period - canadian team had some legs we were finding ours, we go up 1-0

2nd period - we start looking a little better and go up 3-0

3rd period - we had long stretches where it looked like we were on the PP and the canucks looked gassed, win 5-0

Freshman - I thought #3 (Glover) looked pretty solid on D and #4 (Johnson) was pretty calm with the puck, Bristedt will probably be a fun player to watch as he gets used to College. Didn't notice much of anyone else, but they were playing quite a few guys tonight.


Bring on the real season!

Koho
10-04-2014, 11:31 PM
Tough to accept we won't be watching them next weekend.

Koho
10-05-2014, 11:34 AM
Just got back from the game, it went as expected.

1st period - canadian team had some legs we were finding ours, we go up 1-0

2nd period - we start looking a little better and go up 3-0

3rd period - we had long stretches where it looked like we were on the PP and the canucks looked gassed, win 5-0

Freshman - I thought #3 (Glover) looked pretty solid on D and #4 (Johnson) was pretty calm with the puck, Bristedt will probably be a fun player to watch as he gets used to College. Didn't notice much of anyone else, but they were playing quite a few guys tonight.


Bring on the real season!

Did Wilcox play the whole game?

mnstate0fhockey
10-05-2014, 11:38 AM
Did Wilcox play the whole game?

Only first period. Coyne and Lehr played the second and third.

Koho
10-05-2014, 12:08 PM
Only first period. Coyne and Lehr played the second and third.

Did they get tested at all?

D2D
10-05-2014, 12:32 PM
Did they get tested at all?

I did not see the game so I can't comment how difficult their saves were, but it has to be good for their confidence that Coyne and Lehr stopped all five and seven shots they faced in the 2nd and 3rd periods respectively.

Bonin21
10-05-2014, 01:54 PM
I did not see the game so I can't comment how difficult their saves were, but it has to be good for their confidence that Coyne and Lehr stopped all five and seven shots they faced in the 2nd and 3rd periods respectively.
My takeaway is that Coyne playing the second period means he's now the backup or there is at least a battle for the spot. Doesn't say much for Lehr, and with the minutes Wilcox gets he should either be in the Hobey discussion or we won't have the record we're hoping for around the end of the regular season.

Koho
10-05-2014, 03:59 PM
My takeaway is that Coyne playing the second period means he's now the backup or there is at least a battle for the spot. Doesn't say much for Lehr, and with the minutes Wilcox gets he should either be in the Hobey discussion or we won't have the record we're hoping for around the end of the regular season.

How did Bristedt look?