Sometimes the better team doesnít win.
Today, it did.
Northeastern 4, New Hampshire 0, final score.
New Hampshire 19, Northeastern 15, final SOG.
Northeastern will face the winner of tonightís Colgate-Princeton game in tomorrowís fifth-ever Friendship Four tourney finale.
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Andrew Farrier led Colgate onto the ice.
Colgate 1, Princeton 0, score after one.
We out-played Princeton from the drop of the puck.
But we didnít get the goal until 13 seconds remaining in the period.
Andrew Farrier made a couple of really good saves.
We seem to have confidence going for us.
SOG were posted in the first game, but not yet in this one.
Colgate 2, Princeton 1, score after two.
Gave up a goal within first 90 seconds of period start, which is somewhat typical.
But, also typically, we didnít give up and Ben Sharf scored.
We continue to out-play them, but we did have lapses in period two.
Clearly, we canít let up if we want to advance to the championship game.
Colgate 3, Princeton 1, final score.
Ben Sharf scored again.
On to Friendship Four Championship against favored Northeastern.
I am really impressed with this Colgate team. It was fun watching the game today. Ben Sharf was outstanding! Someone told me that Coach Vaughan yells out CHANGE every minute to minute and a half throughout the game. I don't know if this is something different from last year. Whatever he and the assistants are doing, it seems to be paying off. Great game! Go 'Gate vs Northeastern!!
CU13, I totally agree. This yearís team just plays with an air of confidence that we havenít seen for awhile. Mitch and Andrew have played their hearts out, too.
I just wish our PP was better, as I think we will have our fair share of chances against a very physical Northeastern tomorrow.
two words. Ben Sharf.
WARNING: Reader beware, positive thoughts coming.
Well another win for the Raiders. I know Princeton isnít great but they are now playing in the title game of the Friendship Four and scored more than 2 goals, and now are averaging 2.6 gpg over their last 5. They also have a record of 4-2-2 over their last 8 games with really the only stinker coming to Bruno. A win tomorrow is an absolute bonus, I want to see them at least compete if we lose. This has all the makings of being a positive season.
Omaha, if you have time could you give a quick preview of the game tomorrow, I assume you saw both today in action?
I did watch both games yesterday.
However, as I have said before on here, I am the last person you want to ask for a technical xís and oís preview.
I can only give you my opinion as a fan, and...
I donít think Colgate is in the same league as Northeastern right now, literally nor figuratively.
I think New Hampshire is stronger than Colgate so far this season, and Northeasternís defense just smothered them. That doesnít bode well for a Colgate team that still is not a goal-scoring machine (though we are trending in the right direction).
I donít worry about our goaltending in comparison to theirs. Both Mitch Benson and Andrew Farrier have proven to me that they can play Ďvery wellí to Ďstand-on-your-head-extraordinary.í
I do worry the first two minutes of every period. We are not a team to come out of the locker room all fired up. In fact, we usually come out quite sluggish. Again, that doesnít bode well against a team like Northeastern, that can come out fired up and physical. I expect Northeastern to take more penalties than us, and I expect them to successfully kill them off (not unlike BC in Hamilton earlier this year).
I think our only real chance is to score first today. I donít care if itís from a sharp-shooter at the point or a garbage goal in front of the net, we need to gain confidence and momentum if we are to have any chance, in my opinion. Even then, it may only be a slim chance to eventually win the game and the Belpot title. Northeastern is quite capable of coming back from a one-goal deficit.
Bottom line? I see a game very much like the BC game.... Northeastern wins 3-0 and we hold our heads high as we played competitively against an NCAA tourney-quality team, this time in an international tournament. Last year, I never could have predicted that for Colgate.
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Amen to everything you said Iowa, spot on. But, you never know, that's why they play the games ! We can only hope !
It all starts with the goaltending.
Am at the SSE Arena for todayís consolation game of the fifth Friendship Four college hockey tournament... ECACís Princeton versus Hockey Eastís New Hampshire. Since I am predicting scores, I will say... New Hampshire 4, Princeton 2.
New Hampshire 15, Princeton 4, SOG after one.
Princeton 1, New Hampshire 1, score after one.
New Hampshire dominated play, but Princeton tied it up late in the period.
Colgate fans slowly arriving to the arena.
New Hampshire 25, Princeton 12, SOG after two.
Princeton 2, New Hampshire1, score after two.
New Hampshire canít stay out of the penalty box.
Continues to be a very entertaining game.
Princeton fans wave their orange-n-black flag, which is about as loud as they get.
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New Hampshire 3, Princeton 2, final score.
UNH finally came to life with two quick goals in the third.
Great consolation game.
Andrew Farrier led the team on the ice tonight.
Nice crowd on-hand.
Rough minute 12 but I have to say I like our play better (overall) on the large sheet.
Northeastern 13, Colgate 6, SOG after one.
Northeastern 3, Colgate 1, score after one.
Well, Northeastern is every bit as physical, fast and accurate as we thought.
It was three-zip before halfway through the first period on three beautiful goals.
Fortunately, we didnít roll over and Snodgrass got one back for us.
Itís not over, by any means. We just need to do a better job of keeping shots from getting through to Farrier. At times we are just hanging him out to dry.
And just dumping the puck into their end on the PP doesnít seem to be the hot set-up.
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