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brianvf
12-14-2009, 03:05 PM
That would be good but someone I know talked to him and he still is having trouble reading and isn't working out yet...

Not a good situation regardless. Hopefully the two weeks off of school do him some good.

HarleyMC
12-14-2009, 05:45 PM
The following information highlights the long term seriousness of head injuries and concussions like the one incurred by Chay Genoway. This kind of violent contact should not be taken lightly by the NCAA rules committee:


Effect of concussion can last for decades

Wednesday, January 28, 2009

CHICAGO (Reuters) - A single concussion early in an athlete's career can take a toll on memory, attention and reaction time 30 years later, Canadian researchers said on Tuesday.

Compared with athletes with no history of concussion, those who had sustained a concussion had memory and attention problems and had slower reaction times, researchers reported in the journal Brain.

"This study shows that the effects of sports concussions in early adulthood persist beyond 30 years post-concussion and that it can cause cognitive and motor function alterations as the athletes age," Louis De Beaumont of the University of Montreal, who led the study, said in a statement.

De Beaumont studied former university-level athletes aged 50 to 65, most of whom had played hockey. Nineteen had sustained a concussion more that 30 years prior; the remaining 21 had not. All were healthy and physically fit.

The former athletes answered questionnaires on their general health and took a battery of memory and attention tests. Those who remembered having had concussions did more poorly on the tests.

De Beaumont said the findings suggest "athletes should be better informed about the cumulative and persistent effects of sports concussion on mental and physical processes so that they know about the risks associated with returning to their sport."

From: http://www.readinghospital.org/wtn/Page.asp?PageID=WTN000207

omahasioux1
12-14-2009, 07:44 PM
Permit me you guys to voice an opinion on this one. I know we're far removed from the incident at this point, but as an advocate for stopping this kind of malicious play in college hockey I want to add my .02 worth. In my opinion the above posts are a load of pure crap and wreaks of some pretty cold hearted bias.:rolleyes: The video seems clear that Marvin goes around a player, pays no attention to the flow of play, in fact if you look closely it appears coming down the ice, he doesn't even take his gaze off of Genoway and then hits him from behind and HIGH in the back of the head and neck with the elbow/stick completely away from the flow of play.

From my perspective, Marvin was either not thinking and playing like a frickin' robot or executed a premeditated intent to dangerously injure another player. It's very obvious he tracked Genoway and went out of his way to deliver a vicious and dangerous hit to the head area, therefore my opinion is it was premeditated. I realize it is difficult to judge an "intent to injure" but in my view the evidence seems to lean in that direction.

It bothers me, no matter which team a player dresses for, that another player can deliver a vicious and crippling hit, which is potentially season and career ending, and skate away with relatively little repercussion. I don't think it favors the game of college hockey or a seriously injured college athlete to bear the brunt of this kind of stupidity without more serious disciplinary action being taken by the league against a player who executes this type of violent contact. Unfortunately, much of this is laid in the lap of officials to determine whether it's "intent to injure" or not and in my opinion based upon the initial outcome of the incident that is not very comforting.

The stupidity and incompetence of the refs errant judgment in this case is simply unprecedented. How can four refs not see the play when the puck is five feet away from the incident? And then impose a penalty on the Hepp, the wrong player, sending him to the showers while Marvin skates around for another 2.5 minutes? That is ineptitude at it's finest. The refs should be seriously reprimanded for that ridiculous and comical display of buffoonery.

I hope something can be done next year to impose strict sanctions against this kind of contact when the NCAA rules committee convenes to look more closely at changing the ruling on "hits to the head".

The following happened on Nov. 24:Harley, you are reasonable after all.:D

Stack
12-14-2009, 11:14 PM
This weekend just showed me the difference between a team playing 7 seniors and a team playing 7 freshmen. Wisconsin at times dominated play mainly by out-muscling the Sioux. The Badgers were just stronger than the Sioux. Still the Sioux could have won either game. The reality is that UND cannot count on Genoway coming back. With Zajac out for the next month with surgery they will have one senior playing until late January. It's tough but that's the cards we're dealt. I've seen a lot of improvement in the freshmen defensemen and Fienhage has improved a lot with increased playing time. In general I'm happy with the talent and the effort. What we need the most is for Eidsness to play better and for everyone to stop taking stupid penalties. If those two things happen the second half of the season will be a big success.

Anyone who looked at the schedule knew that these past 10 games would be tough. We didn't win much but we were very competitive. We'll be better in the second half of the year.

brianvf
12-15-2009, 12:16 AM
Cool article in the Herald about a NY man that visited the Ralph on Sat night, making it the 124th hockey rink he has visited:

http://www.grandforksherald.com/event/article/id/144161/publisher_ID/40/

More thoughts from the Sioux blog:


* This has the atmosphere of a Frozen Four game, but people here just call it a Saturday night.
* REA and UND does such an incredible job honoring the Sioux heritage that it amazes me that the NCAA would ever consider sanctioning a team that honors Native Americans.
* Unlike other modern venues, it perfectly and tastefully captures the great history.
* It's a good thing I waited until No. 124 for this, because otherwise it would have ruined it for all of the other rinks.
* The student section has prime seats, rather than jamming them in the corners or ends -- a salute to true fans.
* Sometimes I could not mind the action because I was so mezmorized by the detail of the arena. Seemingly nothing was out of place, except for a few Wisconsin fans.

:)

jdr1
12-15-2009, 08:23 AM
Here is the bottom line Sioux players and Sioux fans---
2009 is over some good things happened and some bad things happened-- get over it!!
2010 is about to begin and you can strap the skates on tight and go for #8 and man up or we can keep whinning about the refs and stupid CFB's ...
i say lets roll and go for #8


LETS GO SIOUX!!!

brianvf
12-15-2009, 11:58 AM
Is anyone else planning on going to the Notre Dame tourney near Chicago after the New Year?
I'll be there, ordered up my tickets last week. They were pretty reasonable...
The whole brianvf family will be making the trip.

VarsityWisconsin
12-16-2009, 02:32 PM
Oshie had a nice night last night. So did Rene Bourque.

http://host.madison.com/sports/hockey/article_09ee6351-353b-529b-bafd-4351561e5102.html

brianvf
12-17-2009, 02:00 PM
CHN article on the UND injuries:

http://www.collegehockeynews.com/news/2009/12/17_fighting.php

goldy_331
12-17-2009, 02:47 PM
Is anyone else planning on going to the Notre Dame tourney near Chicago after the New Year?
I'll be there, ordered up my tickets last week. They were pretty reasonable...
The whole brianvf family will be making the trip.

Dogs and bikes included? How about the mistresses?

brianvf
12-17-2009, 02:53 PM
Dogs and bikes included? How about the mistresses?

No dogs.
No bikes.
The wife.
The kid.
Maybe a mistress or two.
My sweet ars.

Siouxfaninseattle
12-18-2009, 12:38 AM
Congrats to the Lammy twins for making the Olympic team. Here's an article:

http://www.fightingsioux.com/ViewArticle.dbml?DB_OEM_ID=13500&ATCLID=204859401

Sloe Gin
12-18-2009, 09:55 AM
No dogs.
No bikes.
The wife.
The kid.
Maybe a mistress or two.
My sweet ars.

I should go just to see you, but the flights going back to Denver are :eek:

brianvf
12-18-2009, 06:04 PM
I should go just to see you, but the flights going back to Denver are :eek:

You could also see hockey. ;)

brianvf
12-18-2009, 06:06 PM
INCH WCHA Midseason review:

http://insidecollegehockey.com/inch/category/wcha/


BEST NEW FACE

Notching 16 points in his first 18 collegiate games really shouldn’t be that surprising of a feat for North Dakota rookie forward Danny Kristo. The USA Hockey NTDP product has had a habit of creating offense for years both in Ann Arbor and with Omaha of the USHL (57 points in 50 games last season), which is likely why the Canadiens used a second-round pick on him in 2008. Over the holidays he’s likely to be in a different version of bleu, blanc et rouge, playing for Team USA at the World Juniors in Saskatchewan.


TOUGHEST ROAD IN

Known recently for brutal first halves and all-but-unbeatable second halves, there may be a flip-flop of fortune in the works for North Dakota this season. The Fighting Sioux are a respectable 9-6-3 at the break but a daunting second half looms. After a January weekend in suburban Chicago for the Shillelagh Tournament, NoDak has second-half trips to Minnesota, Cornell, St. Cloud State and Colorado College, along with home dates with league-leading Denver (there’s no truth to the rumor that the Pioneers’ coach will be tethered to the bench this time) and high-scoring Minnesota Duluth. That’s not a great road map for keeping the MacNaughton Cup in Grand Forks, with the Sioux currently sitting in sixth place.


MUST-SEE SERIES

Denver coach George Gwozdecky inflamed the passions between DU and North Dakota last January, taking a stroll across the Ralph’s ice sheet en route to an ejection. The Sioux scored 10 goals that weekend, got three points and eventually got the league title. So when the 2009-10 WCHA schedule was released showing a Grand Forks visit by the Pioneers on January 29-30, don’t think those dates weren’t circled in red on the calendars of many, many NoDak fans.


INCH’Ss FIRST HALF ALL-WCHA TEAM

D-Chay Genoway, North Dakota: The Fighting Sioux were 7-1-1 when Genoway got hurt, on Friday the 13th (of November). They’re 2-5-2 since then. Get well soon Chay.

brianvf
12-19-2009, 01:41 PM
Tonight's game is televised live on FCS and then tape-delayed tomorrow morning on the NHL Network.

I'm going with 4-1 WJC. :)

Sloe Gin
12-19-2009, 01:43 PM
Tonight's game is televised live on FCS and then tape-delayed tomorrow morning on the NHL Network.

I'm going with 4-1 WJC. :)

Kristo gets a hatty. ;)

brianvf
12-19-2009, 09:46 PM
USA 1
UND 1

After 2 periods.

Kreider with a redirect PP goal from Fowler, and then Trupp with a PP goal off a great feed from Malone. Both goals in the 2nd.

Play has been pretty even. SOG are 18-17 UND, but USA had some great chances early in the 2nd period.

brianvf
12-19-2009, 09:56 PM
Now 2-1 USA on another PP goal from Kreider.
14min left in 3rd.

3-1 USA after a goal from Zucker. It deflected off of a Sioux dman's stick.
Tough luck for Dell.

10min left.

brianvf
12-19-2009, 10:17 PM
Wow, heck of a backhand from Trupper to pull the Sioux within one goal.
Extra attacker goal.
49sec left in the game.

3-2 USA

And Kristo scores the ENG for USA to close out the scoring.
4-2 USA Final

Good game for the Sioux. They hung with USA for a good chunk of the game.
SOG were 34-25 UND.

Good luck to the USA in the WJC. :)