A bit of it's past.
Last edited by NorthMike; 01-03-2020 at 11:31 PM.
Back at South Portland hotel.
I loved tonight’s game... classic college hockey. It did get physical and there appears to be no love lost between the two teams.
It appeared that Maine didn’t show up for the first sixteen minutes, then it was Katie-bar-the-door for the next four minutes and two periods.
Both goalies played well. There were a couple pings off the pipes.
Question... I honestly thought Maine was offside on their second goal. Omaha coach challenged the goal. It was reviewed and determined to be a goal. Shouldn’t there have been a penalty against UNO or coach Mike Gabinet for the rejected challenge? Delay of Game penalty?
The hockey game was number 24 for me this season, with 23 being NCAA D-1 and one being AHL.
The arena was number 105 for me, lifetime, and the seventh new one this season.
I will try to hit the pre-game get-together on Saturday, though I am one of those 60-year-old geeks that likes to be waiting in the lobby when doors open.
And Jeremy at Merrimack has assured me that they won’t start the 5 p.m. game (against UMass Lowell) without me being present, so that’s where I am headed at the conclusion of tomorrow afternoon’s contest.
Last edited by iowabasedtraveler; 01-04-2020 at 12:12 AM.
I enjoyed the Alfond Arena.
I liked the band.
You guys do a great job with your gift shop, but also with recognizing great moments and great team members in your rich history.
But mostly, I enjoyed the Maine fans around me... very knowledgeable and very friendly.
I even met Kent from Omaha, who flew in because he wanted to see his team play in an iconic place for college hockey... Orono, Maine.
I felt the same sense of excitement as he did about the whole experience.
Last edited by iowabasedtraveler; 01-04-2020 at 01:08 AM.
I came away very impressed with Omaha, solid team that likes to skate and quick crisp passing...they are in shape they play hard all period long...I like there style of play, attacking and aggressive...Maine's Swayman to me was the top player on the ice...he was the difference in it being a tie and not a lopsided loss of say 5-1. Kudos also to Dawes and Drobot and Smith, all three came out hard and played well to cause Omaha a pain when they were on the ice....and as far as Greenway, he has talent, but he's lazy and plays with a edge that leads to penalty's...he is due if there was a Coach in place to watch a game or two in the stands...like I said he has the talent, but he just does not get it(imo only)...time for the edge play and a time to act like a hockey player with skill.
Oh, and I was wickedly impressed with Omaha’s first Power Play. They didn’t score, but, man, they were all in place and really had some unique/trick moves and passes. I wouldn’t want to be on a 5-minute Penalty Kill against them.
Good to hear your going to Merrimack game. Come back again sometime.
Last edited by NorthMike; 01-04-2020 at 08:12 AM.
Sorry, didn’t make it to today’s pre-game gathering.
Ticketmaster chose to have me park next to the Westin.
Westin Valet felt bad for me, so he drove me to Arena.
He told me about Russian game here prior to Lake Placid.
After trip to box office Will Call, talked to another long-time Portland fan who went to that game versus Russia. He is Miami (Ohio) grad.
Am in section U today.
A good game, but lacking the intensity of last night’s game though.
Omaha 27-19 SOG after two.
2-2 score after two.
Swayman ++++++++++ this weekend.
GBB had the shot attempts at 66-37 for UNO. Does that sound right to those of you who saw the game?
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