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Fighting Sioux 23
10-15-2010, 09:58 AM
I have a question for everyone in this thread. I'm building a North Dakota Hockey website (have been for awhile now) and one of the sections that I have in the site is a Series History section with each of our different teams. As a part of the Series History, I'm including a "Greatest Game" type section of the best game ever played between the two teams. I'd like your input on what games should be a part of this.

For instance, for the Gophers-Sioux you might say the 2004 WCHA Final Five Championship, or the 2007 West Regional Final, etc. Now, I want to have a game listed for each of the different teams the Sioux have played, so if you can think of anything from any series that we've had that would be great. Also, fans of opposing teams views are appreciated as well.

Thanks to everyone that helps me out with this, and I'm hoping that the website can be finished by the end of this season.

RedFrog
10-15-2010, 10:08 AM
08 Midwest Regional Championship game v Wisconsin ... WOW!!


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xcYokVS0QX8

alfablue
10-15-2010, 10:22 AM
1998 yost ice arena, regional final

Dmann
10-15-2010, 10:30 AM
2005 final vs Denver!! ;) Sorry, couldn't resist!!! :cool:

Fighting Sioux 23
10-15-2010, 10:31 AM
1998 yost ice arena, regional final

Agreed that was a very good game.

Also, the '88 GLI Final was a very good game, with Michigan winning 6-5 in Double OT.

Fighting Sioux 23
10-15-2010, 10:32 AM
2005 final vs Denver!! ;) Sorry, couldn't resist!!! :cool:

IMO, the '04 Regional Final was a much better game. In fact, of every game that I have ever seen in person or on TV, that game was the best that I ever saw. Unfortunately went the wrong way :)

SJHovey
10-15-2010, 10:38 AM
Good luck. I look forward to seeing the finished product.

A couple of suggestions for you from games I attended.

In 1983 Wisconsin and UND played in Grand Forks in the second game of a total goal series. Although it was only the WCHA playoffs, it was for the chance to advance to the NCAAs and an opportunity to play in Grand Forks for the Frozen Four.

The first game was tied 1-1.

In the second game, I believe Wis. had a 4-2 lead heading into the 3rd, when UND scored 3 goals to take the lead, only to see Wisconsin tie it up. They went to a third overtime. Wisconsin scored the winning goal, only to see it overturned due to an illegal stick. That gave UND a pp, and a chance to win themselves. Wisconsin scored shorthanded. One of the two or three best games I've ever attended. Wisconsin went on to easily win the NCAA title, on our ice. To this day I consider that our missing 8th title.

Another was in November 1984, over Thanksgiving weekend, the Sioux hosted RPI. UND won 7-6 in OT in what I believe was RPI's last loss in a championship season in which they went something like 35-2. They had a dynamite team, and that night it was two teams just throwing haymakers at each other (literally, I think, since J. Archibald still played for the Sioux). :p

The greatest game against UMD has to be from January of 1986, in Duluth. I wasn't at the game, but I listened to it on the radio. Greyeagle has said he saw the game in person so he might have something to add.

I believe UND was down 7-3 with something like two or three minutes left. They scored, then started pulling the goalie, and somehow managed to tie the game. OT was a foregone conclusion with the Sioux quickly scoring.

vizoroo
10-15-2010, 10:44 AM
2005 final vs Denver!! ;) Sorry, couldn't resist!!! :cool:


IMO, the '04 Regional Final was a much better game. In fact, of every game that I have ever seen in person or on TV, that game was the best that I ever saw. Unfortunately went the wrong way :)

From INCH's 5th Anniversary Archive
THE BEST GAMES
Mike Eidelbes

1. 2004 NCAA West Regional Final
Denver 1, North Dakota 0 It’s the best game I’ve ever seen, and I doubt I’ll ever see one in which two teams played virtually flawless with the stakes so high.

http://insidecollegehockey.com/7Archives/Features/0708/inchvgames_0602.htm

Fighting Sioux 23
10-15-2010, 11:56 AM
Great Feedback everyone, thank you. So far I have...

Michigan:
- '98 Regional Final @ Yost - Michigan comes back in the third to knockoff the Sioux on their way to their 9th Title.

Wisconsin:
- '08 Regional Final @ Kohl - North Dakota storms back in the third period to tie the game and eventually win in OT.
- '83 WCHA First Round Game 2 - Wisconsin wins in an epic triple OT game on a shortie on their way to a National Title
- '82 Regular Season - Water Bottle Incident.

Denver:
- '04 Regional Final - Some consider it the best game ever, with Denver edging out North Dakota 1-0 on their route to a Title
- '05 National Title - The Pioneers and the Sioux play well, and the game is tight until the 3rd when DU edges out the Sioux for the Trophy

RPI:
- Thanksgiving '84 - Sioux win a wild one in Grand Forks, 7-6 over the eventual National Champions.

Duluth:
- '86 Regular Season - Sioux stage a miraculous comeback against the Bulldogs to win in OT 8-7.

BC:
- '00 Title Game - Sioux come back from 2-1 to beat the Eagles 4-2 for their 7th National Championship
- '01 Title Game - North Dakota comes back from 2-0 to tie the game in the last few minutes of regulation and send it to OT where Kyrs Kolanos scores to give the Eagles their first Title in 52 years.

BU:
- '97 Title Game - North Dakota is down 2-0 after 1, but scores 5 in a row in the 2nd to win their 6th National Title.

UNH:
- '09 Regional Semifinal - North Dakota is up 5-3 midway through the third when UNH pulls within 1. The Wildcats score with 1 second left to tie the game and send it into OT where they win in the opening minutes.

I'm literally looking for games against every team, so please keep them coming. Thanks.

If you want a preview of the website, shoot me an IM and I can give you the link.

icebadger
10-15-2010, 12:21 PM
I don't know if this would qualify for 'greatest' based on quality of the game play, but this game vs Wisconsin did have the memorable 'water bottle incident':
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Fighting Sioux 23
10-15-2010, 12:26 PM
Well, "Greatest" has a very loose definition, so we can include it for now.

I'll keep editing my post that has the different games that have been mentioned with the new games that get mentioned.

alfablue
10-15-2010, 12:39 PM
Another good one that was an L for North Dakota was the 2001 National Championship. That was hard to watch, since I wanted both teams to lose ;). But all in all, very exciting.

Those two years 2000 and 2001, were pretty interesting, I thought. It will be interesting to see the UND-BC list of games- so many had so much on the line.

Just out of curiosity, would you count the '97 NC game as a classic, since the Sioux were basically the 4th seed, but just came, played, and won?

Pump It Up
10-15-2010, 12:48 PM
Holy Cross's 4-3 overtime victory over Minnesota in March 2006.

Fighting Sioux 23
10-15-2010, 01:07 PM
Another good one that was an L for North Dakota was the 2001 National Championship. That was hard to watch, since I wanted both teams to lose ;). But all in all, very exciting.

Those two years 2000 and 2001, were pretty interesting, I thought. It will be interesting to see the UND-BC list of games- so many had so much on the line.

Just out of curiosity, would you count the '97 NC game as a classic, since the Sioux were basically the 4th seed, but just came, played, and won?

Well, it is probably the greatest game played between North Dakota and BU.

As far as the BC series with North Dakota, there are a ton to choose from. They've met 9 times in the NCAA Tournament.

Fighting Sioux 23
10-15-2010, 01:08 PM
Holy Cross's 4-3 overtime victory over Minnesota in March 2006.

While definitely a classic game, I'm looking for games that North Dakota actually played in.

gopher wes
10-15-2010, 01:23 PM
Holy Cross's 4-3 overtime victory over Minnesota in March 2006.
Boy, I didn't see that one coming:rolleyes:

Sean Pickett
10-15-2010, 01:35 PM
Boy, I didn't see that one coming:rolleyes:That's why you need to always keep your head up! :p

Sean

gopher wes
10-15-2010, 01:40 PM
That's why you need to always keep your head up! :p

Sean
I had the eye roll in there for a reason, Sean;):D

Dan
10-15-2010, 01:42 PM
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=b5THX7td0rU

dubbie31
10-15-2010, 01:42 PM
2004 NCAA Regional or the 2005 NCAA Final??? :D

Actually that 2004 game was epic considering the pasting that the Sioux had put on Denver over the course of the season.

Denver vs. UND has produced some of the oddest moments too...

Gwoz' march!

That you put in the 2004/2005 games shows a good level head. Very fair thread here. I like it