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mmf
11-05-2009, 08:11 PM
Do you have any pictures of the gold jerseys you can post for us out of towners?

This past Saturday was the first time for the "golds", and I didn't take pics. Here is a link (http://blog.alaskananooks.com/) to the U's official blog with a video of the the 3-2 OT win over Ferris Saturday night.

richl49
11-05-2009, 10:51 PM
Paula's column points out that this year's UAF senior class finished perfect against Ferris State. (The seniros record is listed at 13-0-2, but that mark actually goes back to the 2004 season, this years seniors were 9-0-1 against Ferris, but I suppose they could meet again in the playoffs so the perfect record isn't secure yet.)

Of the wins in the 13-0-2 stretch, two were in overtime, six others were by one goal (so 8 in total decided by a goal) and three were decided by two goals. The only games decided by more than two goals were the 4-0 win that started the streak on Jan. 3, 2004 and a 5-2 win in the 2005-06 season.

UNO used to be the team that could never beat Fairbanks, especially in Fairbanks. It was six years before UNO got a win at the Carlson Center and at one point from 2000 to 20004, the Nanooks went on a 14-game unbeaten string against the Mavericks (10-0-4).

That sreak including two overtime wins (both in the 02-03 season) and a total of six one-goal victories.

UNO broke through for a 7-4 win on Feb. 28, 20004, just over a month after the Nanooks current streak against Ferris began.

Alaska Hockey
11-06-2009, 06:09 PM
This past Saturday was the first time for the "golds", and I didn't take pics. Here is a link (http://blog.alaskananooks.com/) to the U's official blog with a video of the the 3-2 OT win over Ferris Saturday night.

Don’t worry UAA will not steal your thunder and replica your “ Barf Blue’s” they were yours then and they will be yours evermore.

Does anybody have one that they would depart with? I would trade them something for it…..maybe.

mmf
11-07-2009, 12:34 PM
Any nagging doubts about whether we could skate with the evil empire(s) of the CCHA, in the player’s minds or in the minds of the faithful followers, should be gone. We still need to capitalize on our opportunities, but it appears we have the right coaching and skill set to compete. Just need to execute.

Mistakes made the difference last night. A defensive lapse. Failing to clear the puck on the 5 on 3 when we had the chance. But our upperclassmen and our young guns are really playing as a team and are starting to develop an identity. They play tough defense, come at you hard all game, and transition to offense quickly.

Missing a couple regulars (upperclassmen Petovello & B. Knelsen) for this series may hurt a little now, but in the long run may be a blessing in disguise. We may be grateful that some valuable experienced has been gained if we are making a push down the stretch for a first round bye.

The crowd seemed a little bigger. Hope the excitement surrounding the team continues to grow. Good kids on and off the ice. Great hockey.

But someone please let our new young rink announcer (who I think is doing a good job), not to announce that “the Nooks are going on the penalty kill”. Just say that the [opposing team] is on the power play if anything.

Go Nooks!

streaker
11-07-2009, 02:53 PM
Any nagging doubts about whether we could skate with the evil empire(s) of the CCHA, in the player’s minds or in the minds of the faithful followers, should be gone. We still need to capitalize on our opportunities, but it appears we have the right coaching and skill set to compete. Just need to execute.



Go Nooks!

Not saying you are wrong, just premature. Wait until end of Dec/January when you have UNO for four straight (H&H) then @ Michigan, Miami, NMU and MSU.
Your team hasn't played a road game yet and hasn't been subject to wearing down due to the travel.

Points are as important now as then, so good luck.

mmf
11-07-2009, 04:02 PM
Not saying you are wrong, just premature. Wait until end of Dec/January when you have UNO for four straight (H&H) then @ Michigan, Miami, NMU and MSU.
Your team hasn't played a road game yet and hasn't been subject to wearing down due to the travel.

Points are as important now as then, so good luck.

I could easily be wrong. Granted, if we all wait until after our seasons are complete, our assessment of our team’s performance might be a little more on target, but that would make for a pretty boring forum. :)

But I’m not kidding myself either. Remember, I’m a long time Nook fan. Reality usually sucks. I think this team can compete. But there are no guarantees. And the wheels can come off for any number of reasons for any number of teams. We still have to execute.

But if the wheels come off, I doubt it will because we weren’t mentally or physically prepared for conference travel...I think we’ve pretty much got that figured out. I never hear that as an excuse for Nanook woes.

As an aside, the games here against UNO Dec 11 & 12 will be tough. The games at UNO on Jan 8 & 9 will be really tough because we will have had a month off, nothing in between, no game action, lots of rust. UNO should stay sharp with four games in between our matchups. But again, no excuses. Suck it up and drop the puck.

Go Nooks!

Wondering
11-07-2009, 05:26 PM
I had some concerns when Dallas was named head coach, but I continue to be impressed by his leadership. I love the way he lets the assistant coaches run the press conferences when the Nanooks win, but he handles the less-fun ones after losses. He has every right to bask in the glory, and the fact that he gives the spotlight to others instead speaks volumes about him.

It's also great that he has the captain(s) at the table after losses -- it sends an important message about leaders taking responsibility when times are hard, not just when everything's wonderful.

Finally, I liked his comments last night about how the team was going to leave the rink like professionals and return (today) like professionals. I can see why the guys enjoy playing for him, and he appears to be a good role model for them not just a coach, but as a person.

Squarebanks
11-07-2009, 06:21 PM
Finally, I liked his comments last night about how the team was going to leave the rink like professionals and return (today) like professionals.

I don't think our guys had any reason to hang their heads last night. 9 times out of 10 playing the game like they did last night will get a W.

Squarebanks
11-08-2009, 12:46 AM
Big victory tonight for our guys, especially coming back from 1-0 in the 3rd to win 3-1.

Now time to take care of business in Sault St. Marie and Bowling Green before coming back home for Thanksgiving.

Methodical
11-08-2009, 01:29 AM
This weekend was to be a telling one, and in my opinion, the fortune is good.

On friday, we fought hard but ND snatched out a win somehow. A couple of bad moves and ND was able to capitalize, and the exceptional play of ND goaltender Mike Johnson gave them what they needed.

Good to see the Johnson name will stay a feared one in college hockey. Let me emphasize again, Johnson was exceptional. He saved the team, just like chad johnson did for us a number of times last year.

Today, Saturday, was a different story. Johnson stood NO CHANCE of stopping Derek Klassens goal, a top shelf goal right in front of the crease in traffic, which was literally batted out of the air at high velocity. And the nooks second goal, scored by Andy Taranto with out a defender on him - well, at least one of those scoring opportunities had to work during the weekend.

All in all, I think that the nooks played it well, and didn't disappoint the fans, even with the mere moral victory on friday. 3700 fans at todays game but it sure felt like more. The crowd was representing well.

Squarebanks
11-08-2009, 11:31 PM
All in all, I think that the nooks played it well, and didn't disappoint the fans, even with the mere moral victory on friday. 3700 fans at todays game but it sure felt like more. The crowd was representing well.

I'm sure more than a few ND bandwagoners were there just like every time the Golden Domers come to town, but it's nice to see the Carlson start to fill up again.

1/2 nook
11-09-2009, 01:06 PM
Big jump in the polls. Right next to the team we split with which makes sense. UM @ 6 makes no sense. UAa beat the 2 & 4 teams and still got 0 votes. Hmmm.

Schlacker Rat
11-09-2009, 01:15 PM
I know it's early, and the polls mean nothing.....
I could be wrong, but I can't remember us ever being in the top 10 before.
Am I right?

Alaska Hockey
11-09-2009, 01:28 PM
I know it's early, and the polls mean nothing.....
I could be wrong, but I can't remember us ever being in the top 10 before.
Am I right?

You should have mmf take a picture… no he can't...somebody else take a picture have it framed
Or printed on a T shirt and sell them. But….. better sell them fast ……because it’s not going to last.:D

1/2 nook
11-09-2009, 01:50 PM
I know it's early, and the polls mean nothing.....


People say that all the time and I think that is BS. They are more for the entertainment of the fans, however sports are emotional and psycological. If a team or person believes he is better and plays that way their chances of winning are increased and vice versa. Losing can become a habit if in your mind you see it as expected and ok. If you reward someone they perform better to.

Methodical
11-09-2009, 01:51 PM
It's not the first time we've been in top10, I think. So, nothing new here, move along. :D :D :D

mmf
11-09-2009, 02:29 PM
You should have mmf take a picture… no he can't...somebody else take a picture have it framed
Or printed on a T shirt and sell them. But….. better sell them fast ……because it’s not going to last.:D

You're just bitter cuz you're still stuck with that van load of "My Dream Job -John Hill" t-shirts. :)

Schlacker Rat
11-09-2009, 02:57 PM
It's not the first time we've been in top10, I think. So, nothing new here, move along. :D :D :D

I know it is only for the fan's amusement, but............

I've been a season ticket holder for 20 plus years, and the highest ranking that I can remember is during the Gadowsky years. I know we finished the year ranked 14th (that was Bobby Andrews last season), but that was when only 14 teams made the show. UAF was the team left out, do to another team winning their conference (league) championships.

I am just curious if we ever been in the top 10 before! Does someone know?

Suze
11-09-2009, 03:06 PM
Big jump in the polls. Right next to the team we split with which makes sense. UM @ 6 makes no sense. UAa beat the 2 & 4 teams and still got 0 votes. Hmmm.

Actually, both teams UAA beat were ranked #2 when UAA played them. That's okay, when unranked teams play ranked teams, it gives them something to prove, cause everyone is gunning for the ranked teams. I did think that UAA blowing away Denver 7-3 might be worthy of some votes, but this just proves the polls are worthless.

Methodical
11-09-2009, 06:02 PM
Its official now... All three national polls have us ranked at 9th.