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2Bladedskates
10-19-2016, 04:28 PM
I figured it was time to start a thread for the Beavers. They are currently ranked 10th in the nation and travel to 4th ranked UMD Bulldogs this weekend. Should be a great series. These teams have started a nice little rivalry with knocking each other out of the playoffs the past two years. UMD has one of the best first lines in the country and Bemidji has one of the toughest goalies. Any predictions?

KTDC
10-20-2016, 04:41 PM
Any predictions?

SPLIT :D

This should be a fun series. UMD snuffed the Beavers in their home playoff series, so hopefully BSU will be fired up. Beware Brykaliuk and Stalder!

2Bladedskates
10-20-2016, 04:45 PM
SPLIT :D

This should be a fun series. UMD snuffed the Beavers in their home playoff series, so hopefully BSU will be fired up. Beware Brykaliuk and Stalder!

I think a split would be considered a good weekend for the Beavers. I am excited to see Brykaliuk and Stalder again this year. At the end of last year those two were awesome and a big reason for the upset in the playoffs. Whenever you have a dynamic line like that in the WCHA your team is dangerous. We will see if they can penetrate a stingy Bemidji D.

pucklife
10-20-2016, 07:02 PM
The HWY 2 games are always entertaining and this should be no exception. Real good early tilt between two good programs in the very competitive WCHA, predicting a split.

Puckdrop14
10-20-2016, 07:17 PM
The HWY 2 games are always entertaining and this should be no exception. Real good early tilt between two good programs in the very competitive WCHA, predicting a split.

My prediction is that Bemidji will win both. They are structured, fast and have very good goaltending.

D2D
10-20-2016, 10:44 PM
My prediction is that Bemidji will win both. They are structured, fast and have very good goaltending.
Yes they do, but I wouldn't underestimate UMD's goaltending. Rooney was excellent against the Gophers this past weekend.

Should be a great series between what I see are two evenly matched teams.

charlieconway
10-21-2016, 11:54 AM
My prediction is that Bemidji will win both. They are structured, fast and have very good goaltending.

I'm going the other way with it and saying UMD picks up the sweep. Bemidji does a great job of doing what's necessary to stay in every game, but skill > structure. As someone already pointed out, UMD has had excellent goaltending to this point as well.

ARM
10-21-2016, 12:19 PM
Bemidji vs anyone is tough to predict, because so few goals are scored that it can come down to one bounce.

pucklife
10-22-2016, 11:47 PM
The dogs are a very very skilled veteran team and are the real deal. The Beavers are young and have a ton of potential, will be fun to see their progression as the year goes on. Both these northern MN teams could be scary come playoff time.

Eeyore
10-23-2016, 05:27 AM
The dogs are a very very skilled veteran team and are the real deal. The Beavers are young and have a ton of potential, will be fun to see their progression as the year goes on. Both these northern MN teams could be scary come playoff time.

By the time the playoffs start, kids all along the eastern seaboard will sit around campfires terrifying each other with stories about the entire WCHA. It'll be scarier than clowns.

joecct
10-23-2016, 09:01 AM
By the time the playoffs start, kids all along the eastern seaboard will sit around campfires terrifying each other with stories about the entire WCHA. It'll be scarier than clowns.

All except one. I'll be seeing the golden trophy for the first time next weekend.

ne7minder
10-23-2016, 09:16 AM
By the time the playoffs start, kids all along the eastern seaboard will sit around campfires terrifying each other with stories about the entire WCHA. It'll be scarier than clowns.


Sadly, it will be WI & MN that need to be afraid, none of the WCHA teams will be sent East when it matters (perhaps Ohio but that remains to be seen) There have been several years where I believe UMD, UND and BSU were robbed of their place in the final 4 because of travel costs. Given the improvement in those teams they could easily make the finals but only over a team that deserves to be there more than some of the Eastern teams that will get there. I understand the realities of the situation and the difficulty in evaluation given the dearth of common opponents but would love to see the best 4 teams at the finals and not just the best 2 West and the best 2 East.

2Bladedskates
10-24-2016, 08:33 AM
A good series for the fans last weekend. Watching UMD for the first time I walked away impressed. Their first line is talented, but was more impressed with their depth. They took it to the Beavers pretty good on Friday night. Mowat kept the Beavers in the game. She was outstanding and by far her best game of the year IMO. Saturday's game was more balanced. The Beavers came out with more energy and traded some punches early. Once UMD got up on them I thought they would pack it in. Instead the Beavers came back from two goals down to tie it. This is something you never saw last year. The younger kids created some chances and you could see them gain confidence as the game went on. The game ended in a tie which was fitting for the way both teams played Saturday. The shootout? Stadler's goal was sick! Should be fun to watch these two teams when UMD travels west later in the season.

2Bladedskates
11-26-2016, 07:52 AM
Beavers are headed to Ridder. They have had a tough month since the beat the Gophers 1-0 in early October. Goaltending has been solid as expected, but goals have been tough to come by. Hoping to steal on this weekend but the task will be tough.

pucklife
01-17-2017, 08:11 PM
The red hot dogs (UMD) are traveling to the Sanford Center in Bemidji. Dogs to much or will the Beavers be alive and suprise?

Blackbeard
01-19-2017, 08:43 PM
The red hot dogs (UMD) are traveling to the Sanford Center in Bemidji. Dogs to much or will the Beavers be alive and suprise?

A number of high end teams over the last 3-4 years have learned the hard way never to take BSU lightly.

They have surprised..."shocked" would be a more accurate term... so often when many thought that the most difficult part of the game for the favoured team was going to be the post game book entry that...Who knows?

Just hope that the 'Dogs don't struggle on offence like they did vs MSU a month ago otherwise it could be a long and disappointing weekend for them since BSU makes it difficult enough to win even when you are not struggling.

D2D
01-19-2017, 09:44 PM
A number of high end teams over the last 3-4 years have learned the hard way never to take BSU lightly.

They have surprised..."shocked" would be a more accurate term... so often when many thought that the most difficult part of the game for the favoured team was going to be the post game book entry that...Who knows?

Just hope that the 'Dogs don't struggle on offence like they did vs MSU a month ago otherwise it could be a long and disappointing weekend for them since BSU makes it difficult enough to win even when you are not struggling.
Classic trap game for UMD after their emotional sweep of the Gophers.

pucklife
01-24-2017, 12:55 PM
North Dakota looks like they're playing well with a couple tight games at Wisconsin last weekend. BSU was able to get some points against Duluth. Should be an interesting match up, any predictions?

KTDC
01-24-2017, 12:59 PM
UND gets at least 3 points
Beavers get at least 1 point

Timothy A
01-24-2017, 02:56 PM
North Dakota looks like they're playing well with a couple tight games at Wisconsin last weekend. BSU was able to get some points against Duluth. Should be an interesting match up, any predictions?

Better suit up 8 D and 14 F for the games, the sue will come a-hackin as usual. Just don't get Roth and Capocasa as refs. As far as the games go, I don't see the sue losing, but they lost to Lindenwood and Syracuse, who anything is possible with the goonsquad.