Any players who were on the USNTDP last year certainly played very good competition, so I'm expecting a lot from the Frosh, at least this weekend.
Not to knock UBC, but from what I've read they aren't quite D-1 material. I assume any players who are, go to the CHL. Probably a sweep and a GREAT experience. The goal differential depends on our 'tendies.
It accelerates after this weekend. They have 6 weeks until the east coast swing, and 7 weeks until we play the NCAA champs UMD who we used to call "GOpher REjects, clap...clap...clap,clap,clap". Times have changed, eh?
"Show me a good loser, and I'll show you a loser." Vince Lombardi
"License to kill gophers by the government of the United Nations. Man; free to kill gophers at will. To kill, you must know your enemy, and in this case, my enemy is a varmint....and a varmint will never quit...ever. They're like Viet Cong...Varmint Cong, so you have to fall back on superior intelligence and superior firepower...and that's all she wrote. Au revoir, gopher." Karl Spackler 1980
It is (exibition) GAMEDAY!!!
Based on what Todd Milewski saw in practice here are some of the line combinations that may get tried out this weekend.
Zimmer - Baker - S. Dhooghe
Ahcan - Mersch - B. Caufield
Weissbach - Turcotte - C. Caufield
Messner - Lindmark - J. Dhooghe
Gorniak - B. Caufield - R. Donovan
Holloway - Pelton-Byce - S. Dhooghe
Ahcan - Lindmark - Mersch
Zimmer - Baker - C. Caufield
J. Dhooghe - Messner - B. Caufield
Holloway - Pelton-Byce - C. Caufield
J. Dhooghe - B. Caufield - R. Donovan
Miller - Emberson
Ess - Vorlicky
Peltonen - S. Donovan
Pelton Byce at center is news. I believe he was a wing previously but was known as a distributor.
Holloway only at left wing on this chart, R. Donovan only at right wing. Messner and B. Caufield playing both.
Is this game streaming anywhere?
Last edited by MadCityRich; 08-30-2019 at 10:17 PM.
This team is going to be fun this year....
Here's how UW lined up last night. I'd guess the top 9 are gonna run every night and the bottom 7 are going to compete/rotate through the bottom 3-4 spots. I'd assume the extra position will get used for a forward a lot again this year.
Linus Weissbach - Alex Turcotte - Cole Caufield
Dylan Holloway - Tarek Baker - Sean Dhooghe
Jack Gorniak - Ty Pelton-Byce - Owen Lindmark
Roman Ahcan - Brock Caufield - Ryder Donovan
Max Zimmer - Dominick Mersch - Jason Dhooghe
K'Andre Miller - Wyatt Kalynuk
Ty Emberson - Josh Ess
Jesper Peltonen - Tyler Inamoto
Mike Vorlicky - Shay Donovan
Goal Caufield's goal: https://twitter.com/BadgerMHockey/st...239500289?s=09
It's probably been asked before, but how is it that UW was allowed to play this game so early? Most teams play an exhibition game against a Canadian college every year, but it has usually been in the first couple weeks of the actual season, sometimes later. Was there some sort of exception made due to some extenuating circumstances? I don't really mind, I'm just curious since the NCAA is usually so tightly wound about the official start dates of seasons, practices, etc.
And will they be able to keep practicing after these games, or will they have to stop and then start up again when everyone else is allowed to start?
BU Hockey: The trophy case is once again growing
Killing our starter in an exhibition game. Hmmmm.
Caufield did what Caufield does, which is put the puck in the net. On the weekend though I was really, really impressed with Holloway. I was high on him all last year, but I figured he might be a step behind Turcotte and Caufield because his is a bigger move up, but he's just a freakin' monster! Lindmark did what he does as well and had a good weekend without any problem. Ryder has talent but he's going to be like Gorniak last year in that it's going to take him a bit more time to adjust, I think.
Big question seems to be who will be the #6 D. Peltonen apparently has the spot to start, but I'd like to see Donovan and Vorlicky push him. I thought Shay Donovan looked pretty good Friday but had some unforced errors tonight. Vorlicky has to get up to speed yet. All in all a good weekend and a great opportunity to get a jump on the season.
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