Heard good things out of the exhibition from Norwich side of things. Weíll see how this weekend goes though. Should end up with two games vs. really good opponents.
MIAC Coaches Poll:
1) Gustavus (8)
2) Augsburg (1)
4) St. Thomas
5) Concordia (1)
7) St. Catherine
8) St. Mary's
9) St. Olaf
10) St. Ben's
Details here: https://www.miacathletics.com/sports/...20171025vpyag4
I think they have Augsburg too high, Hamline too low (nobody paying attention to their transfers?), Concordia way too high, Bethel too low. St. Olaf too low. St. Thomas might be too high if the coaches decide they're going to give massive playing time to their good freshmen to get them ready for a year when they can go to the playoffs.
Thursday AM brain fade.
8 or 9 team NCAA tournament??
UW-River Falls and Norwich tie 3-3 in Adrian's tournament. River Falls wins the shootout and will play the winner of Adrian/Stevenson.
Castleton drubbed Becker despite having 2 less skaters, 7-2. Becker's goals came in the third when it was already 7-0...
Oswego up 2-0 over NEC early.
Adrian leading Stevenson 1-0 in the first.
Plattsburgh 5 Utica 0
Two well played periods degenerated a bit into a physical, chippy 3rd. Moriarity and Sheeran 2 goals apiece with Wolf scoring once.
Abbott with the shutout going 26/26 (shots were 45-26) .
Sheeran went to the bench at one point with a hand/wrist problem, but soon returned to the ice.
Actual punches thrown as the seconds ran out in the 3rd.
Last edited by obserbear; 10-29-2017 at 05:56 PM. Reason: shots
Thought Plattsburgh looked very fast. Moriarty attacking early brought them ahead. The Sheeran-Songin-Meneghin line looked like they are already firing on all cylinders. Sarah Wolf creating her own breakaway looked so much like the breakaway goal Giovanna Senese had in 2015 against Elmira in the National Championship game it brought back great memories. Sophomore Kiraly really shined today on defense. There was one play where the puck got past her freshman defensive partner McArdle that Kiraly sped back on right away that really stood out. Plattsburgh freshman Abby Brush showed to be a very fast, skilled skater. Sophomore Jen Manning who saw limited action last season also looked very good today.
Adrian looks to have reloaded nicely. Anyone catch the games? And it appears Adrian didn't even have Lupi in the lineup.
Castleton also played Oswego really well on Saturday. Oswego outplayed them in the second but they came back in the third and gave Oswego all they could handle. Lost with about 35 seconds to go in OT.
A few of their freshmen are contributing right away which is nice to see. Not saying they're going to win it all but Coach Salerno has already put her thumbprint all over this team (more than folks realize) and it's very positive. Expect they may surprise a few folks if the trend continues.
The NEWHL finally put together a website ( https://northeastwomenshockeyleague.com/landing/index ) and I noticed something very interesting.
On the top they list all teams, five of them. But then they show Canton and Morrisville with the note "2019-20." Did I miss something or is this the first indication the other two SUNY teams are going to eventually join their brethren in the NEWHL?
Of course, if the SUNYAC would get over their political wrangling and just admit those two programs as associate members (like they do with Morrisville men's ice hockey and women's field hockey), they can form a SUNYAC for women's hockey and immediately get an automatic bid.
[Former] SUNYAC Correspondent
U.S. College Hockey Online
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