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NMU8405
02-27-2011, 10:51 AM
Well, The 'Cats finished 6th after failing to get any points vs. Michigan. Bowling Green is coming off two losses to Michigan State to round out the season.

Bowling Green has to have confidence in this game as they have played Northern very well this season. NMU won the series 2-1-1, with BG winning a shootout.

NMU is banged up, as Gron is questionable for next weekend.

NMUFAN21
02-27-2011, 11:10 AM
I think the Cats got next week no problem, but come Miami in the second round I'm not so sure. It will definitely be a better series then back in October.

NMUCatChat
02-27-2011, 06:26 PM
Michigan Recap/BGSU Preview

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NMUFAN
02-28-2011, 08:53 PM
Well, The 'Cats finished 6th after failing to get any points vs. Michigan. Bowling Green is coming off two losses to Michigan State to round out the season.

Bowling Green has to have confidence in this game as they have played Northern very well this season. NMU won the series 2-1-1, with BG winning a shootout.

NMU is banged up, as Gron is questionable for next weekend.

Even if the Cats had split with Michigan, they would have finished 6th. So they didn't exactly blow a golden opportunity. 6th is about where this Wildcat team belongs.


Hey Potternmu, you coming up for the series?

NMU8405
03-02-2011, 01:54 PM
Even if the Cats had split with Michigan, they would have finished 6th. So they didn't exactly blow a golden opportunity. 6th is about where this Wildcat team belongs.


Hey Potternmu, you coming up for the series?

I was eluding to the fact that they got swept...just trying to saying without so many words :P

potternmu
03-02-2011, 03:15 PM
Even if the Cats had split with Michigan, they would have finished 6th. So they didn't exactly blow a golden opportunity. 6th is about where this Wildcat team belongs.


Hey Potternmu, you coming up for the series?

I will be there in all my Green and Gold glory!

AnchorsAway
03-02-2011, 08:38 PM
Well, The 'Cats finished 6th after failing to get any points vs. Michigan. Bowling Green is coming off two losses to Michigan State to round out the season.

Bowling Green has to have confidence in this game as they have played Northern very well this season. NMU won the series 2-1-1, with BG winning a shootout.

NMU is banged up, as Gron is questionable for next weekend.

Don't worry, Gron is playing this weekend

RaceBoarder
03-02-2011, 10:48 PM
Glad to hear that Gron will be back... He's taken on quite a leadership role this season...

aparch
03-04-2011, 12:51 PM
*Bump*

Not sure if the hastily assembled pep-band will be there tonight. There was a call last night to alumni who may know anyone in the current pep-band and for them to get in touch with the Hockey office by this morning to set things up.

Stupid spring break, hopefully the locals show up this weekend to give some support to this team.

spiehler
03-04-2011, 03:46 PM
BG will not have the services of Solway and Ruel. http://www.sent-trib.com/bgsu-sports/falcon-hockeys-solway-ruel-doubtful-for-nmu-03-02-11 Solway doesn't have very many points (but who does? Solway: 5-10-15; leading scorer: 8-10-18) but he works hard. And plays dirty.

BG's defense has improved over the course of the season, but the offense has not. Need more goals!

NMUFAN
03-04-2011, 04:43 PM
The Cats need to snap their 4 game home losing streak. A fast start would help.

Too bad about Solway. He was one of the guys I was worried about Northern containing.

I expect a sparse crowd this weekend. Hopefully all of us that are there will make plenty of noise.





GO CATS!!!

NMUFAN
03-05-2011, 08:36 AM
A decent win but need to be much sharper defensively going forward. A performance like that vs Miami and it would be an ugly loss.

But first things first. Come out strong tonite and finish off the Falcons. Don't let them hang around for a third game.

NMUFAN21
03-05-2011, 09:15 AM
I didn't get a chance to see the game, but did they play the 3rd and 4th line heavily after the 1st period. Also how did the defensive pairs look.

mwellens
03-05-2011, 11:20 PM
All was not lost for NMU on Saturday night. Add another Yooper to the incoming class of 2013, maybe 2014.

http://www.miningjournal.net/page/content.detail/id/559601/Heikkala-commits-to-NMU-for-either-2013-or-2014.html?nav=5075

Also, here are my Friday and Saturday night postgame videos. Another coming on Sunday ... so much for a day off.


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Qh69GCcqWFA


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cyD6S1ID_6c

NMU8405
03-06-2011, 10:27 AM
Well, when you play 100+ minutes of uninspired hockey, this is what happens.

Just to point out, after just about every shift, Walt had some words for Hanson on the bench. In my history of playing hockey, when a head coach has to talk to you on the bench after a shift, its normally not a good thing.

Also would love to thank the community of Marquette for support the Wildcats on their last home weekend of the season. Its lovely to see all those green plastic faces in the crowd. Oh wait, those are empty seats.

aparch
03-06-2011, 11:58 AM
What sucks is that even if this team was undefeated, there would still be the same amount of locals in the crowd. I know the NMU budget is tight, that the hockey program is still using the same budget from 2002, but there isn't any promotion of this team throughout the community unless you: a) know the team exists already and b) know of where to find information about the team.

At least some NMU alums who care about the sport are working for the Mining Journal, but their hands are tied for what they can do too.

NMUFAN
03-06-2011, 01:12 PM
What sucks is that even if this team was undefeated, there would still be the same amount of locals in the crowd. I know the NMU budget is tight, that the hockey program is still using the same budget from 2002, but there isn't any promotion of this team throughout the community unless you: a) know the team exists already and b) know of where to find information about the team.

At least some NMU alums who care about the sport are working for the Mining Journal, but their hands are tied for what they can do too.


Many people complain about the ticket prices at NMU games. What I try to tell them is that actually NMU's prices are a bargain compared to many D-1 hockey schools.

Or else they'll complain about the Berry's seating and pine for the days at Lakeview. Then again, there was a junior team recently that they could support at Lakeview and consume as much alcohol as they wanted. But they couldn't give away tickets to Ranger games either. Fact is, Marquette just isn't as great a hockey supporting town as they like to think.

NMUFAN
03-06-2011, 01:16 PM
By the way, I believe the last team to end Northern's season at home was BGSU in March of 2001.

Deja vu? I hope not.




GO CATS!!!

NMU8405
03-06-2011, 01:44 PM
Many people complain about the ticket prices at NMU games. What I try to tell them is that actually NMU's prices are a bargain compared to many D-1 hockey schools.

Or else they'll complain about the Berry's seating and pine for the days at Lakeview. Then again, there was a junior team recently that they could support at Lakeview and consume as much alcohol as they wanted. But they couldn't give away tickets to Ranger games either. Fact is, Marquette just isn't as great a hockey supporting town as they like to think.

Agree 100% with Marquette not being as big as a hockey town as they like to boast. The CCHA sets the prices for the playoff series, but its on par for regular season games with the public. Nobody shows up to the Berry, even if the team is really good, like last season. The Rangers had attendance issues, NMU basketball is just horrible in terms of attendance, and NMU football...well you should have seen the number of people in the seats when Buddy was the QB. Marquette is just not a sports town at all.

Yager
03-06-2011, 06:02 PM
Agree 100% with Marquette not being as big as a hockey town as they like to boast.
The entire UP lacks hockey compared to what it should be. Very dissapointing. Especially in Houghton and Marquette. Any way, the reason I am here... this is probably a long shot but is there any sort of free or tv feed of this game?