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obserbear
11-05-2016, 11:02 AM
Still waiting for the NESCAC season to begin, and anxious to see some DIII women's hockey action, took a run over to Newport to watch Norwich visit Salve Regina for the Cadets NEHC season opener.
Salve Regina plays home at the St. Georges School Howard Rink which may explain some to the 76 shots the Cadets put on beleaguered Seahawk goalie O'Connell, as the ice sheet is not a large one.
Neither team came out crisp and it took some stellar goal play to keep either squad from scoring. O'Connell was repeatedly tested in close on open odd man rushes. Norwich goalie Robert made a nice stop on Seahawk captain Cronin at 8:07 of the 1st. O'Connell withstood a Cadet charge in the final minute of the period and stoned Cadet Hulst point blank one timer at the stickside of her crease with :20 to go.
The Cadets broke through midway in the 2nd, scoring 3 times. In transition on the powerplay, Labbe entered the zone down left wing, dropped a pass to Conway and she followed her shot for the rebound which was in to O'Connell's stickside. The play came moments after Robert had trouble coming half way to the red line out of net to clear a puck. Schwenzfeier extended the lead cashing in on a 3x1 Cadet rush (Tiberi feeds ahead to Rossini down right wing and into Schwenzfeier scoring up to O'Connell's gloveside). Cadet Odbratt made it 3-0, coming off the Norwich bench, picking a Seahawk pocket and drilling an open look forehand inside the far, gloveside post. O'Connell faced a mere 35 shots for the period (32/35 .914% not bad for a period)!
The 3rd featured 4 penalties on each squad and the period had little flow. Labbe scored unassisted with a nifty move, picking up a loose puck in center ice and walking into the zone, cutting left on her forehand, scoring on a laser up gloveside from low in the left wing circle. Odbratt notched her second of the game breaking in on left wing and dropping the puck for Conway; her shot was saved by O'Connell, but Odbratt had circled the net, got the rebound on her forehand and drilled it home.
Salve Regina falls to 0-3 and entertain Castleton this afternoon. The Spartans fell to Manhattanville 3-2 yesterday. Norwich has travelled on down I-95 to the Ice Casino and face the Valiants in an early season test of potential NEHC contenders.

genecarr
11-05-2016, 11:27 PM
Salve Regina falls to 0-3 and entertain Castleton this afternoon. The Spartans beat Manhattanville 3-2 yesterday. Norwich has travelled on down I-95 to the Ice Casino and face the Valiants in an early season test of potential NEHC contenders.

Correction: Manhattanville actually beat Castleton, 3-2, Friday night.

obserbear
11-06-2016, 08:35 AM
Correction: Manhattanville actually beat Castleton, 3-2, Friday night.

My bad...apologies

Genbeau
11-06-2016, 04:32 PM
My bad...apologies

Well, your analyses are usually spot-on. Maybe a mulligan on that last tidbit. Anyway, I think St. A's is a team upon which to reflect. They're big, strong, and smart and play with a LOT of heart.

Birdwatcher
11-06-2016, 05:00 PM
Plattsburgh defeats William Smith 5-1 http://campus.hws.edu/athletics/herons/icehockey/xlive.htm

Scott_TG
11-06-2016, 06:33 PM
Plattsburgh defeats William Smith 5-1 http://campus.hws.edu/athletics/herons/icehockey/xlive.htm

A little concerned that they've been playing with an incomplete fourth line for both games. Hopefully Millen and Fadel make it back to the lineup, or they can find some other players to come in during the semester break if they don't. Last time they regularly had incomplete lines was the season before they won 3 straight championships.

NoChangeOnIcing
11-06-2016, 08:44 PM
Anyone at Buffalo State or watching online this weekend?! 2 wins against a nationally ranked Utica! Granted they had home ice advantage but wondering what the play looked like. Shots were close 21-17 in favor of Utica Friday and 25-28 Saturday in favor of Buffalo.
Both teams scored 1 PPG each on Friday and none on saturday.
Thoughts?!

GoalieDad32
11-07-2016, 05:56 AM
Anyone at Buffalo State or watching online this weekend?! 2 wins against a nationally ranked Utica! Granted they had home ice advantage but wondering what the play looked like. Shots were close 21-17 in favor of Utica Friday and 25-28 Saturday in favor of Buffalo.
Both teams scored 1 PPG each on Friday and none on saturday.
Thoughts?!

I only saw the first period of Friday's game. Buffalo looked a little faster while Utica looked a little bigger. Play was fairly even.

hockeymonkey
11-07-2016, 09:41 AM
Rumor has it that Elmira lost their head coach again...can anyone confirm this?

Scott_TG
11-07-2016, 10:21 AM
Rumor has it that Elmira lost their head coach again...can anyone confirm this?

I've seen nothing about it. Where'd you hear that?

hockeymonkey
11-07-2016, 10:32 AM
I heard that she resigned yesterday. The reasons why are still not official. Feel bad for Elmira

Scott_TG
11-08-2016, 08:59 AM
Elmira will remember Laura Hurd during their home-opener series this weekend against Chatham. Details here (http://athletics.elmira.edu/news/2016/11/7/womens-ice-hockey-elmira-college-to-host-laura-hurd-memorial-weekend-on-november-11-12.aspx)

GTOWN
11-08-2016, 09:08 AM
I heard that she resigned yesterday. The reasons why are still not official. Feel bad for Elmira

unfortunately you're right. there is no head coach listed on their website. this will hurt a strong program....

dhammond
11-08-2016, 09:25 AM
unfortunately you're right. there is no head coach listed on their website. this will hurt a strong program....

There had better be a darn good reason to bail on a team at this point.

Scott_TG
11-08-2016, 09:35 AM
There had better be a darn good reason to bail on a team at this point.

Heard she didn't get her first choice of assistant when that hire was made. Could that have been enough to make her look elsewhere?

GTOWN
11-08-2016, 10:06 AM
Heard she didn't get her first choice of assistant when that hire was made. Could that have been enough to make her look elsewhere?

Not sure that's a "darn good reason" if that's the case.as a first time hire to a powerhouse team you'd think she would have played it out for the season.....

Scott_TG
11-08-2016, 10:22 AM
Not sure that's a "darn good reason" if that's the case.as a first time hire to a powerhouse team you'd think she would have played it out for the season.....

I'm with you. There's definitely more to this.

dhammond
11-08-2016, 12:08 PM
Heard she didn't get her first choice of assistant when that hire was made. Could that have been enough to make her look elsewhere?

If this is the case, she made herself look really bad. To bail on a team because she didn't get her own way is childish. "If I don't get what I want I'll take my puck and go home".
Bad. Really bad.

Women's Hockey Fan
11-08-2016, 01:10 PM
Folks...there's a good reason. However, I doubt it will be publicized. Let's just leave it at that and move on.

dhammond
11-08-2016, 01:37 PM
Folks...there's a good reason. However, I doubt it will be publicized. Let's just leave it at that and move on.

If there's a good reason, then OK. Stinks that it came to this, though. It's easier said than done to "just move on" when things like this happen in the middle of the season.