And onto OT much better 'Cats now finish it!!
And onto OT much better 'Cats now finish it!!
Now, that one was a beauty of a GWG!
Thatís a nice win - but they need to get the goal scoring going again tomorrow night versus Dartmouth. After scoring ten on opening weekend in Oxford, UNH has six goals in its last four...
Great to see Crookshank score the winner for his second. Increased goal scoring starts with him, Grasso (1) and Blackburn (0)...
Great night for Mike Robinson.
EDIT: Dartmouth gave up seven (one ENG) tonight at Harvard.
Last edited by Dan; 11-01-2019 at 10:02 PM.
Great win. UNH got much better as the game went on. Robinson huge!
Canít say enough about how the team finished tonight. First period was brutal. Third period was about the best hockey Iíve seen a UNH team play against a decent opponent in a very long time. I would have been pleased with a tie. To get a win.... wow. Good progress. Maybe says something about our fitness too. We ran them over in the last 10 minutes and OT. Robinson was a rock tonight.
Oh, and as fair as the Whitt being empty.... Iíd say it was a little disappointing for a home opener against BC, but the student section was nearly full and as HR said, the place was far from a morgue.
Let's Go SouzaCats!
BC may not be what they once were, but last night was a great character win. BC came out strong. After ten minutes there were still large areas of fresh ice in our offensive zone. We hung in and by the end of the night were the better team. Both teams were tired at the end, BC more so. There were more icing calls in the last five minutes than in the rest of the game.
Robinson made some very good saves, Knight too. Is it possible that we have the top 1-2-3 defensive combination in the country? How about Wyse down low front on the PP with Eriksson at the point? Much better than skating four forwards on the PP in my opinion.
Agree with ATW on Hankinson. He was very noticeable. Also good energy from the Sacco line.
Free yearbooks, stickers! Dance team selling 50-50s.
Dartmouth surrendered seven goals, 37 shots (took 47!) last night. Their Twitter feed is a hoot: @Dartmouth_MIH
Last edited by Darius; 11-02-2019 at 11:12 AM.
I will not be out cheered in my own building.
I can remember a number of occasions where UNH fans wanted a goal, made that point LOUD and clear and the players were compelled (and able) to deliver...
Gregís right - it will never be the same. Itís a different world with TV, streaming services (often provided by the schools themselves) and ticket pricing strategies. As well as the situation at UNH - a program that used to regularly be in the NC mix pre-season and play/act like one for much of the season. Itís too bad, worth reminiscing about but probably not complaining about. If UNH wins the atmosphere can still be very good. Certainly good enough to enjoy at a high level...
A win last night masks the concern that has been goal scoring - especially scoring depth after Gildon and the first line. I noticed Grasso and Crookshank swapped lines last night - I assume in an effort to get Angus going (which hopefully worked), but UNH needs at least a second dependable line, meaning it may be time to jumble the teamís two best playmakers (Pierson and Kelleher) off the same grouping...Dan's right; tonight we need to light that lamp..Go 'Cats!!!!
Dartmouth played their 2018-19 second string goaltender yesterday at HU - in an interesting move for a season and conference opener. Ferguson started just two games last season, including one at UNH where he gave up three goals in just five-plus minutes. His beating out Clark would be one of the most surprising elements of the off-season to me, as Clark was very strong last season. It will be interesting to see if Clark is now second in the DC rotation or if (hopefully) he has some harmless malady that will keep him out for the opening weekend before an immediate return to health and a wonderful season of his own...
Another concern is Dartmouthís big first line of talented scorers WELL over six feet tall. Theyíre dangerous and a very interesting match-up for a potential UNH first line all well under six feet...
I like Dartmouth a lot - but UNH needs goals in a big way to gain confidence for a tough upcoming stretch (especially considering how ME has kicked off the year). Letís hope they get them in spades tonight. Dartmouth can recover next weekend...
Terrific come-from-behind victory for Coach Mac and Rickyís guys today, after a terrible first half (following a great first drive). Now letís finish the weekend off with a strong showing tonight.
Goalie match-up is Adrian Clark versus Ty Taylor...
Canít figure out why DC went with Ferguson on the road against the conference (and more offensively gifted opponent) unless they were intent on splitting the weekend and strictly wanted to avoid Ferguson flashbacks at the Whitt...
Or they out-thought themselves in trying to throw Harvard a curveball.
Last edited by Dan; 11-02-2019 at 07:03 PM.
And itís not paying off early tonight as UNH jumps out to a quick 1-0 lead (Crookshank)...
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