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nmupiccdiva
11-16-2009, 06:04 AM
UNO makes one last trip to the great white north (which is looking sadly not so white yet) to take on the Wildcats. These two fanbases have a history of great rapport and many shenanigans, so let the fun begin!

NoClu
11-16-2009, 09:05 AM
(longer history of the Spirit Phone found in an older thread -- "Northern Michigan @ Neb. Omaha- The Battle for the Spirit Phone")
The final entry in last season's edition of the Spirit Phone history...


2008-2009 Season
• Mav’s off to best start in CCHA history. Looking forward to the start of the second half of the CCHA season.
• NMU has a rough start to the season, but are now riding high. They are coming off of their best weekend of the year after sweeping Wisconsin (winning two games straight) in Madison.
• January 9-10, 2009: The series continues…with both teams fighting to a single victory. January 9th, the evening finishes with a 4-3 UNO victory. January 10th the NMU Wildcats take the game 3-2. The rules, as developed by the Coaches, state that the team in possession of the Spirit Phone will maintain possession if neither wins a majority of points from the other during the regular season. So, the Spirit Phone is buckled in and driven back to Marquette until next year.
• Series highlight: 22” Northern Pike tossed on the ice in place of the traditional Carp. On ice Spirit Phone presentation of the trophy, puzzled players and quote from Coach Kyle “Well, did we win it?”


I trust the Spirit Phone has been watched over and will be at the arena on Friday-Saturday (At the luncheon as well?).

I look forward to the trip. This past weekend delivered an interesting dichotomy for the UNO Maverick fans. Some of the most exciting and dominating play (period #1 Friday) and some blah-flat play during the 1st. and 2nd. on Saturday...

Go Mavs!!!

dxmnkd316
11-16-2009, 09:07 AM
UNO makes one last trip to the great white north (which is looking sadly not so white yet) to take on the Wildcats. These two fanbases have a history of great rapport and many shenanigans, so let the fun begin!

I blame manbearpig

owslachief
11-16-2009, 09:07 AM
Douglas Adams reference appreciation posting.

MOJO
11-16-2009, 10:21 AM
UNO vs. NMU week...my favorite time of the year. It is with great sadness that UNO ventures to a snowless Marquette in an attempt to once again spoil the party which always happens when these two fine D2 schools meet.

The only thing known for certain is we'll enjoy two very close hockey games, fish will be thrown and shots of jagermeister consumed!!! :rolleyes: Such has been the case in this relatively short but oddly enough...friendly rivalry. :D

Interesting stats in this series:
Since 99-2000 season the series is an even split at 13-13-2.

NMU has an edge in the playoffs at 3-2.

There has only been one shutout in the history of this series (the 1st game ever played).

UNO's longest win streaks stand at 4 games and 3 games while NMU has had three separate 3 game winning streaks since 99-2000.

NMU leads 6-5-2 in one goal games.

More to come later on past highlights...some which are a bit foggy...:o

dankthetank
11-16-2009, 02:17 PM
It makes me quite sad that I'll be missing this. Someone better throw a fish on the ice. Remember, if a smoked herring is used you must create a splint and use hockey tape to secure it making sure to alternate between black and white so it appears to be a ref.

NMU8405
11-16-2009, 05:17 PM
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:D This thread title made my week.

aparch
11-16-2009, 06:59 PM
Thank you 'diva for using this as the thread title. :) I've enjoyed posting that line to antagonize the UNO fans since their announcement of joining the CCHA.

Kujo/NMU Hockey
11-16-2009, 08:07 PM
Correct me If I'm wrong, the 1st Lake Trout was used at the Berry and Tunison just looked at it like, "what am I suppose to do".... Someone has the picture, please share.... :eek:

Another Great Week of Hockey coming up. It will be sad to see UNO go, but believe the fan-dom created will continue in spirit and mind between these two schools....

LETS GO CATS!!!!

dankthetank
11-16-2009, 08:19 PM
Thank you 'diva for using this as the thread title. :) I've enjoyed posting that line to antagonize the UNO fans since their announcement of joining the CCHA.

Uhh...Aparch? Don't you mean WCHA? They're already in the CCHA. Unless they've already decided to pull an NMU and leave only to return a few years down the road.

dankthetank
11-16-2009, 08:25 PM
Correct me If I'm wrong, the 1st Lake Trout was used at the Berry and Tunison just looked at it like, "what am I suppose to do".... Someone has the picture, please share.... :eek:

Another Great Week of Hockey coming up. It will be sad to see UNO go, but believe the fan-dom created will continue in spirit and mind between these two schools....

LETS GO CATS!!!!

That's correct. The following night he used Bateman's stick to scrape the fish goo and blood off of the ice. In total I've chucked 4 fish onto the ice at the Berry, and have never been kicked out for a single one. Even though one evil blue haired female member of the blue line club insisted I be removed for ruining a perfectly good hockey game by throwing a fish on the ice.

nmupiccdiva
11-16-2009, 09:06 PM
:D This thread title made my week.


Thank you 'diva for using this as the thread title. :) I've enjoyed posting that line to antagonize the UNO fans since their announcement of joining the CCHA.

No problem :)

aparch
11-16-2009, 10:34 PM
Uhh...Aparch? Don't you mean WCHA? They're already in the CCHA. Unless they've already decided to pull an NMU and leave only to return a few years down the road.

:o Yep. Posted without proofing.

NoClu
11-17-2009, 08:22 AM
Update on plans for weekend.

I checked into shipping some steaks to Marquette for the tailgate on Saturday. A bit costly to send said Nebraska Beef to the edge of Gitchigoomie. Because I am fully committed to said tailgate, the only other viable solution I can see is....

Steaks on a Plane!

I'll bring a can of Fancy Feast for the Cat fans. :D

MOJO
11-17-2009, 08:50 AM
Steaks on a plane!!! Carry on for sure!!! :rolleyes:

The tailgate on Saturday is setting up nicely with weather forecasted in the mid-40's to low 50's on Saturday with no rain in sight.

Menu thus far:
Chili/Chili Dogs
Venison Strips
Cudighi Burgers
Omaha Steak Sandwiches
Jagermeister :o

If anybody wants to attend and add something unique to our gathering please feel free to join us.

boot_walt_kyle
11-17-2009, 10:15 AM
Two very good road trips for the Cats. I think this weekend they will stay hot and get at least 4 points. I'm wondering what the goalie situation will look like for the weekend now that it seems Stewart might have found his groove.

MOJO
11-17-2009, 01:03 PM
If NMU keeps their focus and continues working hard these next couple of weeks will offer rewards. UNO, Alaska and MSU are all Top 12 schools at the moment and what better way to prove yourself than against the perceived best. Granted, I don't fall into the category who believes NMU to be the lesser opponent when these teams square off but the superior!!! :D

That being said, UNO has been a team that finishes games strong early on in the season. NMU will have to play 60 minutes of hockey and put pressure on UNO and take advantage of miscues. In fact, under Dean Blais, UNO has tried opening up their offense more than in recent years and this could lend to turnovers and many odd man rushes for NMU. They NEED to capitalize on them and then a sweep will be at hand.

NMU is 0-3-1 at home this season and that is just plain bothering me beyond belief. Once the Cats learn to win at home (cannot believe I'm stating this) the confidence will return and we will see just how complete this team can be. In all of my years watching NMU hockey and most recently at The Berry Events Center, it kills me how badly our team has played on given weekends at home in the last couple of seasons. I hope this changes soon. :mad:

Kujo/NMU Hockey
11-17-2009, 07:32 PM
The Cats have a few things to work on this week, before playing UNO. Confidence building, developing additional scorers, working on pp/pk abilities, and knowing they are the hardest working D1 hockey program. Pride and Proud to be a Wildcat on or off the ice.

It will be interesting to see how this team can possibly turn this early season into an even better season by taking UNO seriously, give 110% and 60 minutes of physical hockey. Focus on one game at a time and things shall come into play.

Safe travels to all of you attending the games... ;)

LETS GO CATS!!!!

hockeybando
11-18-2009, 09:17 AM
Pick to Click (http://board.uscho.com/showthread.php?t=86608)

Äänejo
11-18-2009, 10:09 AM
• January 9-10, 2009: The series continues…with both teams fighting to a single victory. January 9th, the evening finishes with a 4-3 UNO victory. January 10th the NMU Wildcats take the game 3-2. The rules, as developed by the Coaches, state that the team in possession of the Spirit Phone will maintain possession if neither wins a majority of points from the other during the regular season. So, the Spirit Phone is buckled in and driven back to Marquette until next year.



I trust the Spirit Phone has been watched over and will be at the arena on Friday-Saturday (At the luncheon as well?).

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Also, I am sure it will make an appearance or 2... :)


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:D This thread title made my week.

to quote something from my life is average... "Today, I was talking to my friend on facebook. The conversation got funny and I cracked a joke, he replied with "LMAOROTFLBTCSTCNDBFOOTWI FOAGWLLBGWTHROOTSAIAKBAYB". When I questioned him about it, he wrote "Laughing my *** off rolling on the floor biting the carpet, scaring the cat, nearly dying by falling out of the ...window in front of a guy who looks like Bill Gates, who then horrified runs out on the street and is accidentally killed by a yellow bulldozer." Never again will I say "lol". MLIA"...

Yea...