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NMUFAN
12-19-2011, 08:34 AM
It's the kid's question to answer. He has to speak for himself. It's not Walt's job to make excuses for the player.


I totally agree, Dave. I just hope Walt had a hint of this a month ago and wasn't blindsided just last week. That wouldn't be too cool on Walchuk's part. Maybe he needs a little more growing up to do.

840MD
12-19-2011, 04:37 PM
"Walchuk, who registered a goal and an assist, was understandably pleased with his return; “I love playing here, so I was excited to get back and I appreciated the fans’ applause at the beginning of the game. This team is getting some guys back from injury now, so I think we can make a run.”

From the Vernon Vipers website

davyd83
12-21-2011, 10:38 AM
Best wishes and safe travels to all Cat fans! Merry Christmas and Happy New Year!

NMUFAN
12-21-2011, 06:21 PM
Best wishes and safe travels to all Cat fans! Merry Christmas and Happy New Year!

Ditto!!

NMUFAN
12-29-2011, 02:05 PM
Reading the Yale thread it sounds like the Russians play a little chippy. The Cats certainly don't need any injuries.


I wonder if Hartigan will see any time in net. I don't see any problem with giving him a shot.

NMUFAN
12-30-2011, 04:32 PM
According to Coreau's Tweet, Hartigan will get the start.

aparch
12-30-2011, 06:10 PM
According to Coreau's Tweet, Hartigan will get the start.This doesn't surprise me. Exhibition games allow Walt to tinker with the lines and get non-regulars some starts at home in front of the crowd.

From what I've seen of the box scores, the Red Stars are a gritty team that has been all over the board (two embarrassing losses, and one curb stomping win). Not sure what to expect from them.

NMU8405
12-30-2011, 06:13 PM
According to FSN College Sports, NMU @ Michigan State is on live right now.

aparch
12-30-2011, 09:46 PM
According to FSN College Sports, NMU @ Michigan State is on live right now.

That's... funny. :D

NMUFAN
12-31-2011, 11:24 AM
Interesting game last night. The Red Stars showed a lot of skill as was expected. But their captain showed no class after the game. After being injured in the second period and not returning, he came out as far as the bench for the post game handshake and waited for the line to end. He then stepped on the ice and skated toward either Nugent or Macaulay (14 or 4 I'm not sure) as the Cats formed their thank you circle to pick a fight. After being separated by the officials, he managed to work his way to the student end where the Cats exit the ice. Still looking to fight, he was finally escorted back to his bench area as he gestured thumbs down to the student section.

I noticed Cherniwchan didn't play after the 2nd period incident with their captain. No one in my area saw what happened to cause the Russian's injury. Chernie only got a minor for high-sticking after the officials had a long talk. Florek didn't play the 3rd period. Hopefully it was just a coaches decision to prevent unnecessary injury.

mattheinzel
12-31-2011, 01:21 PM
Yeah there was no class at all from him on that one. We sit next to the visitors bench, and was defiantly not all there. They did some smelling salts on him a number of times with no reaction from him at all. Too bad there is no video of the play, we just saw him fall down on his own. I think their coach knew what he was going to do since he left him at the bench.

davyd83
12-31-2011, 03:32 PM
Interesting game last night. The Red Stars showed a lot of skill as was expected. But their captain showed no class after the game. After being injured in the second period and not returning, he came out as far as the bench for the post game handshake and waited for the line to end. He then stepped on the ice and skated toward either Nugent or Macaulay (14 or 4 I'm not sure) as the Cats formed their thank you circle to pick a fight. After being separated by the officials, he managed to work his way to the student end where the Cats exit the ice. Still looking to fight, he was finally escorted back to his bench area as he gestured thumbs down to the student section.

I noticed Cherniwchan didn't play after the 2nd period incident with their captain. No one in my area saw what happened to cause the Russian's injury. Chernie only got a minor for high-sticking after the officials had a long talk. Florek didn't play the 3rd period. Hopefully it was just a coaches decision to prevent unnecessary injury.

There weren't any injuries.

NMUFAN
12-31-2011, 05:44 PM
There weren't any injuries.


Good to hear. The Cats will need all hands on deck going in to the Alaska series.

WildcatGoal
01-05-2012, 05:54 PM
Has there been able only Walchuk talk?

oldtyme25
01-09-2012, 09:28 AM
Was at the Alaska Series, some thoughts on the games......

1. Second half of Frriday nights game was the worst hockey we have played since Ohio State. We looked awful!
2. Cherny looks like just what we needed on the Power Play, he seems to know just where to be.
3. The addition of Gron to the Thurber/Seckel line has been outstanding. That line should have had at least 4 more goals on Saturday night.
4. We have to stop the stupid penalties, Florek and Thurber can't keep killing 1:30 of every penalty if they want them to have anything left at the end of the game.
5. We missed a golden opportunity for a sweep against Alaska, must come ready to play 2 full games against MSU!

aparch
01-09-2012, 11:55 AM
Since my 12-4 declaration, the 'Cats are 2-0-1. A record of 9-4 still to go. :cool:

Sixth in the Pairwise currently, BUT... UA_ and SCSU are bubble teams.
http://www.uscho.com/rankings/pairwise-rankings/d-i-men/

Sioux Sports has either not been updated, or has a slight discrepancy as they still show tOSU in the top spot. LOTS of hockey still to play still.

aparch
01-09-2012, 02:32 PM
More link spamming.

USCHO writers/pollsters have given NMU 20th in the polls (which don't matter).
http://www.uscho.com/rankings/d-i-mens-poll/

For giggles, here is the USCHO poll ranking, team, PWR ranking, Strength of Schedule ranking:

Team PWR SOS
1 Minnesota-Duluth 1 12
2 Ohio State 2 7
3 Notre Dame 3 3
4 Boston College 4 2
5 Minnesota 8 27
6 Boston University 5 5
7 Merrimack 9t 32
8 Colorado College 9t 28
9 Cornell 15 34
10 Western Michigan 12t 11
11 Massachusetts-Lowell 6t 31
12 Colgate 21 38
13 Ferris State 12t 20
14 Union 26 43
15 Michigan 9t 4
16 Denver 18t 29
17 North Dakota 18t 17
18 Michigan State 18t 9
19 Lake Superior 16t 15
20 Northern Michigan 6t 1

owslachief
01-10-2012, 05:44 PM
Doesn't your group or designated member do some sort of clever thread loaded with surname puns? Or should I be patient?

aparch
01-19-2012, 11:44 AM
Breaking news from MQT: Ken Godfrey has stepped down as AD of NMU.

http://webb.nmu.edu/SportsAthletics/Sports/Ken_Godfrey.shtml

Wildpantswilly
01-19-2012, 02:05 PM
Breaking news from MQT: Ken Godfrey has stepped down as AD of NMU.

http://webb.nmu.edu/SportsAthletics/Sports/Ken_Godfrey.shtml

:( Really liked Ken, had the opportunity to sit on the university athletic committee and work with him while an undergrad. He did a lot with a little and is a very good person. I would have to assume Steve Reed becomes the AD now, has been the interim AD for awhile now.