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Huskiefan906
01-11-2015, 08:05 AM
This is going to be a fun series, BG is on a roll and Tech has had its first struggles as of late.

Tech will definitely be ready as points are needed by both teams to stay close to Mankato.

A huge series that will go a long way in the standings.

Tech is going to rebound and play big against BG...

manurespreader
01-11-2015, 08:20 AM
Tech is going to rebound and play big against BG...
Honestly, I doubt it. I think BGSU wins easily.

BGFan
01-12-2015, 08:02 AM
I think I'd rather play you guys after you win as opposed to your results this past weekend. There's a lot riding on this series for both teams and more so now for MTU given your results this past weekend. You'll be trying to prove that this past weekend was a fluke and we'll be trying to prove that our whole season hasn't been a fluke :) (it amazes me that some still don't believe, even in our own fan base).

We struggled Saturday night when we shouldn't have (although there was a lot of weirdness going on with the puck movement, bounces, etc.), but we managed to pull out a tie. In the past that would have been unthinkable because the team would've folded with a 3 point deficit. That, alone, tells me more about the character of this team than a sweep would have. They don't quit.

It should be a great series.

John J. MacInnes
01-12-2015, 11:49 AM
Also, be aware that Saturday's faceoff has been moved up to a 5:07 EST puck drop. Don't want anyone missing the game tuning in at the original time of 7:07.

The Portage Lake Lift Bridge will be closed for 10 hours starting at 9pm that night, so this will allow anyone attending the game to cross back to Hancock & the rest of Copper Island before the closure begins. And I'm sure BG won't argue getting a 2 hour jump on busing back to northern Ohio.

geezer
01-12-2015, 12:00 PM
The Portage Lake Lift Bridge will be closed for 10 hours starting at 9pm that night

And "300 million Americans will be left stranded." Yeah, that joke has been recycled a few times.

Huskiefan906
01-15-2015, 03:40 AM
Wow big series and no discussion.
Tech needs to get back to team defense with all 4 lines clicking.
Malcolm Gould and Tyler Heinonen have emerged as offensive threats this year. Dylan Steman has played very solid for a freshman.
The top 6 overall is slumping a bit with Pietila and Johnstone. Sturos has been recently out of the top 6. Injuries have shuffled the lineup a bit.
Kero and Petan have been solid and consistent.

I am surprised Blacklock and Anderson have not had any time, but maybe Coach could address with an update on a future Monday show.

BGFan
01-15-2015, 10:26 AM
It's a big series, no doubt. Speculation abounds but superstitions are rampant in this sport and I, for one, rarely share what I think will or should happen in a series simply because I don't want to jinx anything. I'll leave it to the teams to decide their fate on the ice and talk about it afterwards (hopefully celebrating as opposed to lamenting :)).

stuckinwi
01-15-2015, 11:04 AM
We need a big weekend after last weekend... Time to kick off the home stand the right way!

John J. MacInnes
01-16-2015, 08:26 AM
The Huskies are still miffed about a late no-call in the Houghton series last December. You can find it at the 2:00 mark in this video:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=v7f3Jy3LeWw

That goal gave BGSU a tie and a 2 point swing in the standings - which at the end of the season resulted in Tech having to go to Ohio instead of staying home to host the Falcons. And since BG swept that series to end the season for the Huskies, there's been a lot of pent-up anger that you'd think will be coming out this weekend.

Is that enough to win a game/series? I guess we'll know on Saturday, just before the Bridge closes ;)

BGFan
01-16-2015, 10:11 AM
Coach Bergeron believes that there is a bit of a rivalry developing simply based on the number of times we met last year. Hopefully it's a two sided rivalry and BG is ready for a war.

No-calls happen all of the time. That 2 point swing wasn't the only reason the MTU had to make the trip to BG for the playoffs ;). Besides, you got your revenge for that one by sweeping us at our place. Getting swept in the playoffs, however, is another story. Right now I'm hanging my hat on the fact that we've played better on the road this year than we have at home (5-2-1 at home, 8-1-2 away). The gravity of what this game means to the overall picture of our position in the league as well as the NCAA playoffs should be more than enough motivation for the team. We shall see....

#1collegehockeyfan
01-16-2015, 10:18 AM
Coach Bergeron believes that there is a bit of a rivalry developing simply based on the number of times we met last year. ..

Let's not forget Bowling Green won the Houghton based Cup three times in the 1980's when MTU played in the CCHA.

manurespreader
01-16-2015, 10:20 AM
I hope the reffing is fair to everyone. The last thing I want is for the game to be decided based on some non existent penalty or some player running his mouth. And it is the biggest series of the year so far for both teams, though Tech has to play at Mankato near the end of the year, and it appears the BG has a fairly easy schedule the rest of the way.

BGFan
01-16-2015, 10:43 AM
Let's not forget Bowling Green won the Houghton based Cup three times in the 1980's when MTU played in the CCHA.
That MIGHT have meaning to fans that were watching back then but it's doubtful. Trying to impress that on the minds of 20 something year old players as a basis for revenge would be fruitless. Besides, I think they have enough reasons that are still fresh on their minds to be ready for tonight.

BGFan
01-16-2015, 10:48 AM
I hope the reffing is fair to everyone. The last thing I want is for the game to be decided based on some non existent penalty or some player running his mouth. And it is the biggest series of the year so far for both teams, though Tech has to play at Mankato near the end of the year, and it appears the BG has a fairly easy schedule the rest of the way.

Agreed. This series is huge.

We still have 2 games in hand on MTU and 4 on MSU so we can still move up but I'd rather not have to rely on that fact. We need to take care of business now and keep moving forward.

#1collegehockeyfan
01-16-2015, 10:56 AM
That MIGHT have meaning to fans that were watching back then but it's doubtful. Trying to impress that on the minds of 20 something year old players as a basis for revenge would be fruitless. Besides, I think they have enough reasons that are still fresh on their minds to be ready for tonight.

It does both of those teams are fighting for that same trophy for first place today.

geezer
01-16-2015, 12:35 PM
Ticket sales are very lackluster for this weekend, but Saturday is "Free kid's night" so I got standing room tickets for the little geezers. The 500 free pass kids will help fill the place up on Saturday anyway.

gfmorris
01-16-2015, 03:49 PM
That MIGHT have meaning to fans that were watching back then but it's doubtful. Trying to impress that on the minds of 20 something year old players as a basis for revenge would be fruitless. Besides, I think they have enough reasons that are still fresh on their minds to be ready for tonight.

Sometimes the old-heads have to educate young fans and players about the rivalry (see UAH-BSU).

GFM

Shirtless Guy
01-16-2015, 05:00 PM
Sometimes the old-heads have to educate young fans and players about the rivalry (see UAH-BSU).

GFMWinning the McNaughton Cup when Michigan Tech started sucking isn't exactly creating a rivalry.

blackswampboy
01-16-2015, 05:01 PM
no falcon surprises.

Tate-DeSalvo-Berkle
Dufour-Mercier-Pohlkamp
Hawkins-Cooper-Murphy
Spezia-McLain-Reichert

Sullivan-Walker
Valleau-Friedman
Kucera-Mingo

Nell: (7 GP, 6-0-1, 1.41, .950)
Burke: (9 GP, 4-2-3, 2.35 .916)

#WeAreBG #TalonsUp #RollAlong #AyZiggyZoomba

gfmorris
01-16-2015, 05:55 PM
Winning the McNaughton Cup when Michigan Tech started sucking isn't exactly creating a rivalry.

;) I thought that the WCHA making BGSU and UAH "rivals" was supposed to create hate and discontent. Instead, we're just losing teeth.

GFM <— thinks that, right now, it would be awesome if it were UAH-BSU (a true rivalry) and MSU-BGSU (two current league powers)