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UnionHockeyRadio
01-03-2010, 07:59 AM
After a tough loss against Umass in the opener of the Uconn Tourney, Union bounces back with wins over Uconn and Army - in 2-1 OT fashion at West Point Saturday. Jason Walters with 2 goals, Corey Milan with another strong performance including perhaps a game saving sliding save. Corey's given up 1, 0 and 1 in his last 3 games. Union hit 3 posts in the game. Army hung tough through two, but they were double shifting a lot of their guys and just seemed to be overmatched and worn down a bit at the end. Alvarez is a heck of a hockey player for them, and goalie Clark really kept Army in it. The last three U/Army matchups have been 1 goal Union wins.

League play the rest of the way, starting on the road against a rejuvinated Princeton team and a high power Qpac squad. Princeton and Qpac play eachother on Monday this week as well.

We'll have all the action - 6:45 pregame, 7pm face off - Fri and Sat, 89.7 WRUC in Schen, and on the internet - www.teamline.cc - search for Union College Athletics!

DMA
01-03-2010, 03:26 PM
I was at last night's Army game and Union played a poor first two periods. They physically dominated the first, but could not hold passes. Army looked overmatched, but they got out of the period with a 1-1 tie. Army did better in the second period and I would say they got the better of it. The ice was tilted in the third and OT in favor of Union.

I must respectfully disagree with UnionHockeyRadio on his assessment of Milan's performance. While he only permitted one goal, he left some bad rebounds. A better offensive team would have racked him up. Ultimately I cannot complain about a one-goal effort in net, bit I cannot sing his praises either.

Overall, Union was able to come out with an OT win against a team that they physically dominated (speed and strength). We'll take the win, but Union should have beaten Army easily.

union07
01-04-2010, 02:25 PM
Great to see Jason Walters take ECAC player of the week honors! Even better to see the team move up to #17 in the USCHO poll!

Wholin1
01-04-2010, 02:48 PM
Great to see Jason Walters take ECAC player of the week honors! Even better to see the team move up to #17 in the USCHO poll!
All well and good, but what I really want to see is this team living up to the potential it has shown to this point in the season.

UnionHockeyManiac
01-04-2010, 03:49 PM
16th in the Power Rankings
17th in the CBS/USCHO Poll
19th in the USA Today Poll

More importantly though, we play Princeton and Quinnipiac this weekend. I truly believe that this will be a defining weekend for our team. Our undefeated ECAC record will be on the line and these two teams are looked at as very strong in the ECAC this season.

On a side note, I haven't posted here since Coach Leaman won his 100th so congratulations to him! Also congratulations to Wally on winning ECAC player of the week honors. This is the third week in a row that a Dutchman has won this award (Mario had won the prior two weeks).

LET'S GO U!

aweise
01-05-2010, 12:11 PM
More importantly though, we play Princeton and Quinnipiac this weekend. I truly believe that this will be a defining weekend for our team. Our undefeated ECAC record will be on the line and these two teams are looked at as very strong in the ECAC this season.

Agreed - huge weekend ahead, but they're all huge from now on. Union's had some recent trouble with Q and considering how well they've started this year, a win there would be quite an achievement (not that they couldn't do it, of course). This trip is quickly becoming one of those not-so-desired ones for ECAC teams.

I never expect a road sweep and I don't expect one this time, but getting 2 points out of this weekend would be sufficient for me. Anything more than that is icing on the cake, IMO.

FlagDUDE08
01-05-2010, 01:44 PM
This has kicked around the RPI thread, but if you see streaks as meaningful, then both of us are catching Quinnipiac at a struggling time. If they haven't had their "wake-up call" yet (we'll try not to give TOO much of one for when they play you, although we'd also like to get a 4-point weekend), then RPI and Union may find this to be a successful weekend. Personally I think anything can happen on any day, otherwise we wouldn't be playing the games.

But, it's one game at a time. Best of luck against Princeton; we'll look closely at the results of your game for when we play them later that weekend, while I'm sure you'll use our notes against Q-Pac.

Wholin1
01-05-2010, 05:33 PM
This has kicked around the RPI thread, but if you see streaks as meaningful, then both of us are catching Quinnipiac at a struggling time. If they haven't had their "wake-up call" yet (we'll try not to give TOO much of one for when they play you, although we'd also like to get a 4-point weekend), then RPI and Union may find this to be a successful weekend. Personally I think anything can happen on any day, otherwise we wouldn't be playing the games.

But, it's one game at a time. Best of luck against Princeton; we'll look closely at the results of your game for when we play them later that weekend, while I'm sure you'll use our notes against Q-Pac.
Dude, I'm in accord with your comments but one streak that remains intact I believe is Qpac's unblemished record at home. The "Bank" seems to have become somewhat of a snakepit for visiting teams. I personally believe however that PU may be the tougher team for the CD teams this weekend as they seem to be on the improve. Odd that they seem to be doing better without Kalemba. Not sure if he's been benched or may be injured.

I'd like to see some of Union's secondary lines begin to heat up a bit. I have a feeling that Union may be going to a goalie rotation this weekend. On the RPI side, D'Amigo has been pretty spectacular at the World Juniors. Good luck to the USA in tonight's final v. Canada. JDA's return alone could be enough to get RPI ignited. We'll worry about that next week. ;)

FlagDUDE08
01-05-2010, 05:35 PM
Dude, I'm in accord with your comments but one streak that remains intact I believe is Qpac's unblemished record at home. The "Bank" seems to have become somewhat of a snakepit for visiting teams. I personally believe however that PU may be the tougher team for the CD teams this weekend as they seem to be on the improve. Odd that they seem to be doing better without Kalemba. Not sure if he's been benched or may be injured.

I'd like to see some of Union's secondary lines begin to heat up a bit. I have a feeling that Union may be going to a goalie rotation this weekend. On the RPI side, D'Amigo has been pretty spectacular at the World Juniors. Good luck to the USA in tonight's final v. Canada. JDA's return alone could be enough to get RPI ignited. We'll worry about that next week. ;)

Just as long as y'all don't make it 3-for-3 on him. :mad: (well, 3-for-4, but still...)

Wholin1
01-06-2010, 03:18 PM
These guys can sing too. :D

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FOeGQmvqWmo&feature=player_embedded

ADK11
01-06-2010, 06:01 PM
Dan Greene's blog is reporting a rumor that Ekstrom has transferred to St. Norbert College. This probably makes some sense since he obviously is having a problem making the lineup at U. St. Norbert was national champs in D-III last season and has another player from Sweden on their roster.

OsecnUC
01-08-2010, 08:53 AM
Bendan Milnamow has been named to the ECHL All-Star team on January 20th

aweise
01-09-2010, 07:14 AM
Nice start to the weekend. 7 goals? I guess the offense is back! Those who were at the game, please feel free to comment. :D

Wholin1
01-09-2010, 09:20 AM
Ho hum, another win. ;) I'm a bit surprised by the lack of comments here of late. Are we in shock? :confused: I watched on line last night and it looked like another generally good effort. The game was closer than the final score would indicate in that Union fell behind early, got the dreaded 2 goal lead, followed by Princeton cutting the margin to a goal twice, including midway or so in the third period. After that, the boys took care of business and finished off the Tigers. It was great to see the scoring spread around last night with Zajac and Buote each getting 2, Boileau with a big PP goal and of course Wally staying hot.

One of the things I love about this team is the way they have been resilient. If they do get behind or give up a goal, they seem to dig deeper and pick it up. Kudos to the team leaders and the coaches for pushing the right buttons and maintaining that intense drive and focus.

The PP is really clicking and the PK seems to be on the improve. Coach Leaman said earlier in the year that this team might not understand how good it really could be, the way they are playing now, maybe they're getting the idea. Not to be overlooked has been the goalie play which I think is markedly improved.

Tonight's game is going to be another interesting one. Rotate to Milan? Qpac is obviously reeling and how they react is anyone's guess. If Union plays with the intensity they've been bringing of late, they should be OK. Go U!

Goaliefan
01-09-2010, 09:26 AM
Ho hum, another win. ;) I'm a bit surprised by the lack of comments here of late.
I feel we are cautiously optimistic and don't want to jinx ourselves. ;)

ADK11
01-09-2010, 12:35 PM
Nice win last night, but Princeton was shorthanded and played without several key players - and not sure what is up (or down) with Kalemba. Offense is obviously not an issue for the Dutch, but keeping the puck out of U's net is a little more problematic. Sounded like Kinkaid was not real impressive and at some point giving up 3-4 goals a game will catch up with the team. And big KUDOs to Buote for another offensive explosion.. I love the work effort of this kid and is great to see him rewarded offensively every now & then.

Will need a very strong effort tonight against what is likely to be a riled up Qpac team. What I've been most impressed with in these recent road games is how U has come out right from the start and set the tone with puck possession & intensity. Even in the UMass loss, they came out strong in the first 2 periods. This will be key again tonight. I'm never confident playing the Bobcats, but the boys do seem to be in a good groove right now.

ADK11
01-09-2010, 08:17 PM
OH!! MY!!! GOD!!:eek: :eek: :eek: :eek: :eek: :eek: .. Union is in first:)

Wholin1
01-09-2010, 08:24 PM
OH!! MY!!! GOD!!:eek: :eek: :eek: :eek: :eek: :eek: .. Union is in first:)

Ditto. :D

OsecnUC
01-09-2010, 08:33 PM
Unbelievable! I'm just sitting here staring at my computer in disbelief. All I can say is great job boys...keep up the great work :D

UnionFan36
01-09-2010, 09:20 PM
Quote me if im wrong, but in the words of Badger Bob "It's a great day for hockey" YEAHHHHH U