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Chris Clark Fan Club
11-30-2014, 04:18 PM
First trip to Mankato for the Nanooks in the D1 era.

Mavericks coming in winning 6 in a row and 9 of 10.

Nanooks split the last 2 series.

purpleinnebraska
11-30-2014, 06:21 PM
First trip to Mankato for the Nanooks in the D1 era.

Mavericks coming in winning 6 in a row and 9 of 10.

Nanooks split the last 2 series.

Excited about this series for a number of reasons: 1. Home again after 4 weeks!; 2. A chance to see Parayko in person. He looks good on the small screen, but it's hard to follow defenseman on WCHAtv; 3. From a geek's perspective, I think Alaska has the coolest road uniforms

Squarebanks
12-02-2014, 03:39 PM
We have looked a bit better lately since the NCAA bomb went off, but we are wildly inconsistent defensively. The talent is there to get points at Mankato, but it depends on which version of the Nanooks show up.

Of note, Tyler Morley has been on a tear. Averaging about a point per game since his season debut.

MavHockey14
12-03-2014, 01:43 AM
Back at home, it better be a sweep.

MavsFan
12-03-2014, 11:22 AM
Too long without live hockey. Can't wait!

MAVSFAN4EVER
12-04-2014, 04:22 PM
I think Alaska hit a swoon when the NCAA brought the hammer down. They are much better than their record. With that being said, the Mavs are going to be a tough team to beat. They are playing great hockey, and I expect that trend to continue.


First trip to Mankato for the Nanooks in the D1 era.

Mavericks coming in winning 6 in a row and 9 of 10.

Nanooks split the last 2 series.

purpleinnebraska
12-04-2014, 04:53 PM
I think Alaska hit a swoon when the NCAA brought the hammer down. They are much better than their record. With that being said, the Mavs are going to be a tough team to beat. They are playing great hockey, and I expect that trend to continue.

The potential's still there for them to be quite good. From what I seem to recall of most NCAA teams of all sports who get hit with sanctions before or during a season, the year usually involves a hot start ("We'll show them all! This next game is our national championship game!"), a fallow period (The existential, "What are we doing here?" phase), and then a finish somewhere in between. I think Alaska will find themselves and still post a top 5 WCHA finish. The Morleys seem to be getting it together. I just hope the team finds itself starting next week.

Squarebanks
12-04-2014, 05:42 PM
The potential's still there for them to be quite good. From what I seem to recall of most NCAA teams of all sports who get hit with sanctions before or during a season, the year usually involves a hot start ("We'll show them all! This next game is our national championship game!"), a fallow period (The existential, "What are we doing here?" phase), and then a finish somewhere in between. I think Alaska will find themselves and still post a top 5 WCHA finish. The Morleys seem to be getting it together. I just hope the team finds itself starting next week.

Except we started 5-1, then got swept at Bemidji, and then the NCAA ruling happened. BGSU was our first series after the ruling and we got swept, and looked bad doing it.

We've looked better since BGSU, but not much better than our current .500 record. There's little doubt in my mind the NCAA ruling hammered this team mentally. About all that is left to play for, besides pride, is the Governors Cup against Anchorage.

****, that was a depressing post.

Suze
12-04-2014, 09:27 PM
Except we started 5-1, then got swept at Bemidji, and then the NCAA ruling happened. BGSU was our first series after the ruling and we got swept, and looked bad doing it.

We've looked better since BGSU, but not much better than our current .500 record. There's little doubt in my mind the NCAA ruling hammered this team mentally. About all that is left to play for, besides pride, is the Governors Cup against Anchorage.

****, that was a depressing post.

So you know if the University appealed the NCAA decision? I know the deadline has passed to do so.

Seawolf Fan
12-04-2014, 11:47 PM
About all that is left to play for, besides pride, is the Governors Cup against Anchorage.

****, that was a depressing post.
And gonna be more depressing after the Seawolves sweep the dump bears in the Governors Cup

Squarebanks
12-05-2014, 09:39 AM
So you know if the University appealed the NCAA decision? I know the deadline has passed to do so.

Don't know for sure but I am guessing not.

mmf
12-05-2014, 09:58 AM
I heard they started to...but somehow they screwed up all the paperwork. ;)

Squarebanks
12-05-2014, 12:37 PM
I heard they started to...but somehow they screwed up all the paperwork. ;)

Touché

UAFHockeyFan314
12-05-2014, 02:46 PM
I heard they started to...but somehow they screwed up all the paperwork. ;)

I haven't laughed that loudly in a long time...

This is going to be gut check weekend. Let's see if we can put a couple of games together.

Of note, Nolan Youngmun made the trip. Expected to play. First action for him since being injured at practice on the road just before Bemidji.

mmf
12-05-2014, 03:56 PM
A 100% Youngmun adds a lot to our team. Probably my favorite player. In his first series back I just hope he quickly starts to build strength and confidence and get back into game mode.

GoNanooks
12-05-2014, 09:49 PM
Goooooooo Nanooks!!!

Squarebanks
12-05-2014, 09:53 PM
Raise your hand if you saw that coming. Nice to finally get a OT win after a couple of OT heartbreakers.

One trait of the Nooks in the last couple years is the ability to come back from behind. That's a good trait to have.

mmf
12-05-2014, 10:03 PM
Bend but don't break...good job Nooks!

Somebody with more hockey knowledge than I (which ain't saying much) is going to have to explain Perry's interference penalty going into OT. Looked like the puck and both players hit the boards "about" the same time. Luckily it did not determine a winner.

MavHockey14
12-05-2014, 10:44 PM
Embarrassing.

Bale
12-06-2014, 12:05 AM
Bend but don't break...good job Nooks!

Somebody with more hockey knowledge than I (which ain't saying much) is going to have to explain Perry's interference penalty going into OT. Looked like the puck and both players hit the boards "about" the same time. Luckily it did not determine a winner.

I don't think you have to have much hockey knowledge to know that was an awful call, just horrible. It was especially bad considering how much they were letting go the whole game. UAF did a great job of pushing the limits of clutching and grabbing (for lack of a better term). They slowed MSU down the whole night and that, to me, was the difference in the game. MSU was never really able to use their speed outside of about 7 minutes in the first period.