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bronconick
12-22-2011, 12:07 PM
Haven't seen/heard/followed WMU this year, but it looks like they've had a solid season thus far. 9-4-5 overall with a 7-4-3 CCHA record, good enough for a share of 2nd place with Notre Dame as it stands. SCSU has a 1-2-0 mark against common opponents UAF and NMU, while WMU is 3-0-1 against said schools. (Oh, and that tie is was actually a shootout win for the Broncos, but that's dumb as hell so I marked it accordingly.)

Sorry for the hockey talk fellas. Any WMU fans out there care to comment on what we can expect from the Broncos?

I'd agree with BII that this team is at its best when they're concentrating on team defense. In that NMU series sweep earlier this season, they allowed 29 shots in 123 minutes that weekend. Odds are you'll see freshman Frank Slubowski in net, who tends to be solid, though has given up a couple of odd goals where the pucks come off the back wall and come in off behind him, and has had a tendency to shut a team down, give up 2, even 3 quick goals in a few minutes, and shut them back down.

Balisy, Walters, and Berschback are the forwards to watch. Balisy was an all-CCHA freshman last year, and Walters leads the team with 9 goals.

Bronzebacks
12-22-2011, 12:10 PM
There was talk on Sat that he may be leaving. Zabs likely played Sat. because of MacMillan being a healthy scratch on Friday set him off.

Too bad. I had high hopes for him here. He played a lot of games his Freshman year. If he was not earning his time through working hard in practice, what is Motzko to do. I can't blame Mitch for wanting to be a top 6 Forward and getting the big minutes. But, I sure can't blame Motzko for making him earn it. There are players willing to pay their dues.(See Cory Thorson, Maybe the best example would be Barta his Sr. year).

scsutommyboy
12-22-2011, 12:28 PM
There was talk on Sat that he may be leaving. Zabs likely played Sat. because of MacMillan being a healthy scratch on Friday set him off.

Too bad. I had high hopes for him here. He played a lot of games his Freshman year. If he was not earning his time through working hard in practice, what is Motzko to do. I can't blame Mitch for wanting to be a top 6 Forward and getting the big minutes. But, I sure can't blame Motzko for making him earn it. There are players willing to pay their dues.(See Cory Thorson, Maybe the best example would be Barta his Sr. year).

I don't know for sure but if I had to guess I doubt it had anything to do with how he did in practice. The fact is he wasn't producing in games and the team was losing. so Motzko had no other choice but give other guys playing time to see if that helped the team play better. When he put those other guys in the line up the team played better and the players produced on the ice better than he did...... If you want playing time at this level you have to earn it. It doesn't matter if you are more talented if the other guys work harder than you and produce more than you do.

scsutommyboy
12-22-2011, 12:30 PM
Congrats to Kevin Gravel on making the US National team for the world junior championships next week! Its always nice seeing a Husky make the team. Not sure how much he will play, but he made the final roster.

Husckey Domi Nation
12-22-2011, 03:57 PM
Odds are you'll see freshman Frank Slubowski in net.

Really, the Big Slubowski? St. Cloud takes on The Dude.

johnnyredshoes
12-22-2011, 04:52 PM
Odds are the 150 people in attendance for a Thursday night, Christmas break non conference game will see freshman Frank Slubowski in net.

Fixed your post.

We played on the main ice the Friday after Thanksgiving for open hockey. Without a crowd in there, that place is big, gray, and quiet. Hopefully some people decide to come out, although I'd expect less than the Denver crowds. Which is too bad, cuz I think these have the potential to be 2 entertaining games.

scsutommyboy
12-23-2011, 12:39 PM
Fixed your post.

We played on the main ice the Friday after Thanksgiving for open hockey. Without a crowd in there, that place is big, gray, and quiet. Hopefully some people decide to come out, although I'd expect less than the Denver crowds. Which is too bad, cuz I think these have the potential to be 2 entertaining games.

I have a really bad feeling you are going to be right.:(

Pump It Up
12-23-2011, 05:23 PM
Students will be non existent. If I was a St. Cloud local or home for the holidays this would be a great opportunity to show up and choose your seat.

scsutommyboy
12-26-2011, 02:52 PM
Is the team all back from break now? Did they practice today?

johnnyredshoes
12-26-2011, 02:57 PM
From what I've read on Twitter they were heading back to town this morning, don't know if there was a practice today.

scsutommyboy
12-27-2011, 11:45 AM
any husky fans tried to go over to the husky fan site? I can get to it by the link on dahuskies, but not by typing the web address. I also put in for a new password and it said it sent it and it never did.

Dirty Bottles
12-27-2011, 02:57 PM
any husky fans tried to go over to the husky fan site? I can get to it by the link on dahuskies, but not by typing the web address. I also put in for a new password and it said it sent it and it never did.

I'm able to get into the new site ok - you do you have to go directly to the forum as the main page isn't ready yet...

www.scsuhockey.com/forum

Bronzebacks
12-27-2011, 03:35 PM
any husky fans tried to go over to the husky fan site? I can get to it by the link on dahuskies, but not by typing the web address. I also put in for a new password and it said it sent it and it never did.

Same experience on the password reset. I am able to read on the new site, that is all. Looks nice though.

motox
12-28-2011, 12:16 PM
Unfortunately there have been a few issues with emails being sent through the new site. If you haven't tried this (http://scsuhockey.com/forum/ucp.php?mode=sendpassword) yet please do so otherwise send a PM to mdneilson through DaHuskies and he will try to reset your information in a timely manner. As DB mentioned, only the forums are up right now as that was top priority. Other parts of the site will be up and running as the kinks get worked out. It's looking good so far and here's the link again.......

www.scsuhockey.com/forum

motox
12-28-2011, 12:19 PM
Is the team all back from break now? Did they practice today?

This was posted by hockeypuck on the new site this morning.......

Injury updates, couple notes from SCSU mens' hockey practice (http://www.sctimes.com/apps/pbcs.dll/section?category=PluckPersona&U=c1080002daaf4959ae540aac489c6bb3&plckController=PersonaBlog&plckScript=personaScript&plckElementId=personaDest&plckPersonaPage=BlogViewPost&plckPostId=Blog%3ac1080002daaf4959ae540aac489c6bb3 Post%3a1d582a70-ef2a-4eaa-944d-c4464ccf8048&sid=sitelife.sctimes.com)

EDIT: There's also this......
St. Cloud State Men’s Hockey Adds Joe Rehkamp to Roster

St. Cloud State University men’s hockey coach Bob Motzko has announced that Joe Rehkamp (Plymouth, Minn./Breck) will join the Huskies’ roster for the remainder of the 2011-12 season. Rehkamp will be eligible to play in St. Cloud State’s upcoming series against Western Michigan University at the National Hockey Center on Dec. 29-30.

A 5-11, 180-pound forward, Rehkamp most recently played during the fall of 2011 with Waterloo of the USHL. In 23 games at Waterloo, Rehkamp had eight goals and six assists this season. He previously played two seasons of USHL hockey with Fargo, where he charted 14 goals and 16 assists with the Force from 2009 to 2011. At Fargo, Rehkamp played one season in 2009-10 under coach Steve Johnson, who currently serves as an assistant coach for the Huskies.

“Joe (Rehkamp) will be a great addition to our team,” SCSU coach Bob Motzko said. “His experience and skills will add quality depth to our offense.

“I really want to thank P.K. O’Handley and the Waterloo Blackhawks for their support in our dealing with Joe. It is very difficult to lose a player midway through a season and they acted with great class throughout the process. It really shows the quality and integrity of the program at Waterloo that they were able to help us out with the addition of Joe to our team.”

A four-year standout at The Breck School, Rehkamp helped guide the Mustangs to a Minnesota State High School League Class A title in 2009. Rehkamp gained All-State Tournament honors that season after posting three goals and five assists for Breck in tournament play that year. He is the son of Cindy and John Rehkamp of Plymouth, Minn.

“I am very excited to have this new opportunity to play at a higher level,” Rehkamp said. “It has always one of my goals to play in the WCHA. My Grandfather (Roger Rehkamp) played football at St. Cloud State and I have a lot of relatives that live in this area, so it will be great to play hockey here at the National Hockey Center.

“I feel fortunate that I was able to have a great experience at Waterloo and in the USHL. I want to thank them for helping me get this opportunity and achieve my goals as a hockey player.”

SCSU currently owns a 7-9-4, 5-6-3 WCHA record in 2011-12. The Huskies will resume play on Dec. 29-30 with a pair of non-conference games against Western Michigan University at the National Hockey Center. Both games have been designated as Youth Hockey Nights. All youth hockey players (grade K-8) who wear their team jersey to the game will be admitted FREE with a paid adult.

The St. Cloud Times Family Four-Packs will also be offered for these games. This special offer includes four tickets in the Plaza Park Bank Family Section for just $40. Call 1-877-SCSUTIX or 320-308-2137 for details.

First Time, Long Time
12-28-2011, 01:22 PM
Welcome Rehkamp!

Pump It Up
12-28-2011, 02:03 PM
Can someone in the SCSU fan base pass along a message to "mdnielson" over at DaHuskies? My username (same as it is here on USCHO) does not appear to be working. He said to contact him on the "Site Issues" thread, but since I cannot login, I cannot contact him or view his contact information. Thanks.

And yes, welcome Joe!

First Time, Long Time
12-28-2011, 02:11 PM
Can someone in the SCSU fan base pass along a message to "mdnielson" over at DaHuskies? My username (same as it is here on USCHO) does not appear to be working. He said to contact him on the "Site Issues" thread, but since I cannot login, I cannot contact him or view his contact information. Thanks.

And yes, welcome Joe!

Check your PM's on DaHuskies.
That's how he contacted Rabid and he's now able to get on.

scsutommyboy
12-28-2011, 06:59 PM
Can someone in the SCSU fan base pass along a message to "mdnielson" over at DaHuskies? My username (same as it is here on USCHO) does not appear to be working. He said to contact him on the "Site Issues" thread, but since I cannot login, I cannot contact him or view his contact information. Thanks.

And yes, welcome Joe!

he sent me an e-mail and I still can't log onto the new site........

scsutommyboy
12-28-2011, 07:30 PM
[QUOTE=motox;5305199]Unfortunately there have been a few issues with emails being sent through the new site. If you haven't tried this (http://scsuhockey.com/forum/ucp.php?mode=sendpassword) yet please do so otherwise send a PM to mdneilson through DaHuskies and he will try to reset your information in a timely manner. As DB mentioned, only the forums are up right now as that was top priority. Other parts of the site will be up and running as the kinks get worked out. It's looking good so far and here's the link again.......

www.scsuhockey.com/forum[/QUOTE

Well I sent him a PM and he sent me a e-mail saying what to do. I clicked on the e-mail and did what he said and then the site is suppose to send me an e-mail with the new password, but I never got. So the next day I did it again and I never got it again. I can't do any more than that.