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noremorse1
10-11-2015, 11:20 AM
It's the start of the season for the Cat's. Our biggest enemy last year was injuries. Here is to a successful, and healthy, season.

Speaking of which. Dahlstrom sat out this weekend vs Wisconsin and the rookie Tolvanen started both games. Tolvanen looked great. Does anyone know the reason Dahlstrom sat out both games?

potternmu
10-11-2015, 03:57 PM
It's the start of the season for the Cat's. Our biggest enemy last year was injuries. Here is to a successful, and healthy, season.

Speaking of which. Dahlstrom sat out this weekend vs Wisconsin and the rookie Tolvanen started both games. Tolvanen looked great. Does anyone know the reason Dahlstrom sat out both games?

I thought it was a sore knee.

noremorse1
10-16-2015, 08:56 AM
Cats vs LSSU this weekend. Non-conference series... I am calling an NMU sweep here. I am hoping they get a decent turnout at both facilities. The attendance has been lacking the past few years at the Berry... thats for sure.

aparch
10-16-2015, 09:53 PM
What a huge win after the dual ties at Wisconsin! And a hat trick for Robbie Payne to boot! Need more games like this from the 'Cats. Only negative I could see (via just following along on Twitter) is the penalties. Gotta stop taking as many of them.

noremorse1
10-17-2015, 01:41 PM
The Cats played well. The criticism I do have is they lagged at two points during the game. After the LSSU player was injured, LSSU rallied and NMU did not have much defense. The majority of the 3rd period as well. The Cats only had 4 shots on goal in the 3rd... it was almost all LSSU on offense. However, oddly enough, of those 4 SOG... two of them were goals.

Hope Cats can get another W tonight!

RaceBoarder
10-17-2015, 10:22 PM
Well that sucked....

gfmorris
10-24-2015, 01:17 AM
Wow, y'all took it to Tech tonight.

GFM

aparch
11-20-2015, 11:50 AM
Big weekend coming up against the WCHA pre-season favorite landcows of Mankato. 'Cats go into this weekend with a 4-3-3 record (3-2-1 WCHA, T-4). Mankato has a better WCHA record of 5-1-0, but overall are just 6-6-0. At the same opening day of deer season break last year, the 'Cats were 6-1-1 but went on that disastrous month and a half long skid where goalie Mattias Dahlstrom played through some tough injuries to try and keep the W's coming.

'Cats need to get a couple W's this weekend. Need to break the 1-4-1 streak against them the last two years.

noremorse1
11-21-2015, 10:07 PM
Big weekend coming up against the WCHA pre-season favorite landcows of Mankato. 'Cats go into this weekend with a 4-3-3 record (3-2-1 WCHA, T-4). Mankato has a better WCHA record of 5-1-0, but overall are just 6-6-0. At the same opening day of deer season break last year, the 'Cats were 6-1-1 but went on that disastrous month and a half long skid where goalie Mattias Dahlstrom played through some tough injuries to try and keep the W's coming.

'Cats need to get a couple W's this weekend. Need to break the 1-4-1 streak against them the last two years.


Well.. an interesting weekend. Back to back ties... better than back to back losses and the Cats walk away with a few points.

aygwm2
11-22-2015, 11:40 AM
Best 4-3-5 team in D1 ! ! ! Wait...they're the only 4-3-5 team in D1 ! ! !

;)

aparch
11-23-2015, 08:58 AM
Best 4-3-5 team in D1 ! ! ! Wait...they're the only 4-3-5 team in D1 ! ! !

;)

With a win % of .542. This team isn't bad, and the Finn is keeping this team in games, only twice this season giving up more than three goals. I've never liked having a lot of ties, but I'd rather take the ties this season if they can't get the win (I think we all would).

What I'm more pi**ed about is the poor attendance for a team that has the potential to really bust out. For all the people who whined that "the Berry isn't like Lakeview, there isn't beer sales," ... boy the addition of beer sales really brought those fans back.

FloridaCat
11-23-2015, 06:47 PM
A lot of the fans who were at Lakeview in 1990 have gotten too old to attend or are dead. I moved in 1990 and since then my friends in Marquette will say "hey ++++ died" about twice a year, and those were just the ones at the games that I knew. We keep getting older. The AFB closing took away about 200 fans a game as well. Economic factors too. A little of this, a little of that.

aparch
11-24-2015, 02:25 PM
The Big Ten have proposed a rules change to limit how old the oldest kids can be directly to the NCAA (as a fully Division 1 conference, they have the ability to do this), and most of College Hockey is pi**ed at the B1G.

Especially Walt Kyle, who is in full "don't give a f'hawk (1)" mode:

"A lot of these schools right now, and I'm not naming names, are doing everything in their power to push the scales in their favor," Northern Michigan coach Walt Kyle said. "A lot of these guys should be embarrassed. They want NCAA (tournament) games on home campus sites. Why is that? These are the same guys who started recruiting 15-year olds, then when everyone else did, they started crying about it. When it comes to playing Northern Michigan, Lake Superior, Michigan Tech — instead of two games on their campus, two on mine, they want four games on their campus.

"All these advantages, so then they still want to hammer this other stuff down. This is the stuff that feeds college hockey, what makes college hockey great. This is why 40 programs survive."

"What is the problem? What is your issue? You don't want to recruit those kids, then don't recruit them," Kyle said.

"It's a joke. Number one, these kids graduate. They have a higher graduation rate than the younger kids. Number two, what business do we have to restrict the age of who can and cannot play? We all know junior hockey has become a big component in the development of hockey players and kids want to stay in it for different reasons, and they go into college for different reasons. ... (They are) better prepared to go to college for their experiences. I think those kids do nothing but benefit our game."

Good for him. The sport has been flourishing well. Kids developing into NHL'ers, AHL'ers, and NHL teams acknowledging this by drafting and signing more college kids to allow them to mature for them. And now the B1G wants to put a kibosh to it because Don Lucia doesn't like it.



(1) Flying Hawk. F'hawk. He's a supporter of the new North Dakota nickname.

gfmorris
11-24-2015, 11:18 PM
That was fantastic by Walt. I love it.

GFM

RaceBoarder
11-28-2015, 05:02 PM
So, I can live with the whole "quality over quantity" thing with S.O.G.... But what the hell happened last night with just 10 shots????

aparch
11-28-2015, 06:17 PM
Without seeing how many shots were attempted and blocked, I'd have to say hometown score-keeping is the culprit. Normally the home team will juice the road team's stats to make their goaltender look good.

pdt1081
11-28-2015, 10:04 PM
Without seeing how many shots were attempted and blocked, I'd have to say hometown score-keeping is the culprit. Normally the home team will juice the road team's stats to make their goaltender look good.

There were a lot of shots that went wide. And there were long stretches NMU spent in their D zone. There may have been more than 10 that were actually on goal, but it wasn't very many more.

aparch
11-29-2015, 03:24 PM
5.3 seconds.

Goddammit.

:mad:

I really hope a Wildcat fan won the 50/50 both nights, just to make the trip worthwhile for the 'Cats.

BGFan
11-29-2015, 09:38 PM
5.3 seconds.

Goddammit.

:mad:

I really hope a Wildcat fan won the 50/50 both nights, just to make the trip worthwhile for the 'Cats.
Sorry, locals won it both nights.

BGFan
11-29-2015, 09:41 PM
5.3 seconds.

Goddammit.

:mad:

I really hope a Wildcat fan won the 50/50 both nights, just to make the trip worthwhile for the 'Cats.
If it makes you feel any better you can consider it a gift to Coach Bergeron. It was his birthday yesterday! :)