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    UWSP 2019-20 Season Thread: Defending the title

    The Pointers add two D1 transfers - Ryan Orgel (DU defensemen) & Chase Ellingson (UAF forward) but lose Conner Ryckman to Northern Michigan. This year's backend looks extremely solid. Forwards look good. The big question mark is goalie. Eli Billings will probably get the nod. Played 5 games last year.
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    Re: UWSP 2019-20 Season Thread: Defending the title

    Eli looked solid in the few games he played last year. If he stays healthy I'm not too worried.

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    Re: UWSP 2019-20 Season Thread: Defending the title

    Quote Originally Posted by Quasi Hatrack View Post
    Eli looked solid in the few games he played last year. If he stays healthy I'm not too worried.
    We'll find out soon enough as he'll face St Norbert twice opening weekend (11/1- 11/2)

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    Re: UWSP 2019-20 Season Thread: Defending the title

    Two great games over the weekend with St. Norbert. Both were fun to watch with fast pace. In the 1st game, each team had significant offense zone time with UWSP drawing first blood. Established a 2-0 lead but defensive breakdowns lead to a 2-2 tie going into OT. St Norbert wins in OT with a wrap around. Hats off to them for ending UWSP's 31 game unbeaten streak. In the 2nd game, more of the same back and forth but 1/2 way through the 2nd period UWSP established their will and dominated pretty much for the rest of the game. UWSP breaks the Green Nights' 43 home win streak with a 3-1 victory. BTW... UWSP's goalie Eli Billings answered the call with great play. Looks solid for the year.

    That said, first impression.... both team will battle it out for who represents the West in Buffalo.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Bar Down View Post
    UWSP breaks the Green Nights' 43 home unbeaten streak with a 3-1 victory.
    IIRC their last home loss was one week after Obama left office, that's how long it's been.
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    Re: UWSP 2019-20 Season Thread: Defending the title

    Ugly is the best way to describe last weekend's play. It was an ugly win against Gustavus and an ugly lose against St Thomas. Very sloppy play in all three zones. Way too many unforced errors. To add insult to injury, one of the worst officiated weekend I've ever seen. I think on Saturday's game, there was 10 penalty each per team. Also, when's the last time you saw a goalie get a 5 minute major?

    That said, UWSP is fighting the injury bug to some extent so it has to be the "next man up" mentality.

    Going on the road this upcoming weekend. Let's hope the boys can turn a lost into something positive.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Bar Down View Post
    Also, when's the last time you saw a goalie get a 5 minute major?
    What's the story behind that penalty?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Tom Coughlin View Post
    What's the story behind that penalty?
    The goalie nailed a player (I believe) in the head with his blocker as there was a scrum in front of his net. As you know, there's always extra curricular activities going down whenever you have multiple bodies pushing and shoving in the paint. Lesson for the goalie... just don't let the ref see ya otherwise you'll end up with a 5 minute major and kicked out of the game.

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    Re: UWSP 2019-20 Season Thread: Defending the title

    Two solid road wins. Offense is starting to click. Defense was solid despite starting two freshman due to the injury bug. Good weekend to build from. This coming weekend starts WIAC play.

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