Archive for February, 2011

February 28th, 2011

Wow! Check out this article from the Times Union… Honestly, you can probably do this in smaller arenas that dot the landscape on the east coast in the ECAC but it’s more difficult in the palaces that make up the WCHA.

SCHENECTADY — Before every Union College hockey game, the announcement is the same:

“We request your cooperation by supporting the participants and officials in a positive manner. Profanity, racial or sexist comments or other intimidating actions directed at officials, student-athletes, coaches or team representatives … are grounds for removal from the site of competition and other disciplinary actions.”

And they’re not kidding.

Students who yell chants the school has deemed vulgar or offensive are getting the boot from Union hockey games. The practice began midway through last season, students said, and while school officials claim it’s in the name of promoting sportsmanship, some students said it’s gone too far.

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February 28th, 2011

Hum, very interesting, color me surprised, I thought it was UND that was always in the middle of these kind of things, don’t see a hint of green and white anywhere, it looks like Minnesota Pansies’ on ice actually have a player with some grit and moxie in seldom used Jake Parenteau, unlike his fellow teammate sophomore defenseman Seth Helgeson whose modus operandi is to cross check someone that already had an opposition player laying on top of him, or yap at someone while being guarded by the ref, Parenteau takes matter into his own hands, literally.

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February 28th, 2011

2010 Finish: 91-71, NL Wild Card

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What went right? Top prospect Jason Heyward made a big impression on Opening Day, and never looked back, posting an OBP near .400 despite (a) a thumb injury that cost him about

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February 28th, 2011


Joining a growing cast of teammates, New York Giants wide receiver Ramses Barden is now scheduled for some surgery of his own.

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February 28th, 2011

What a weekend of hockey, first the North Dakota State Hockey Tourney, the two game series between the Fighting Sioux men and the Bemidji State University Beavers and finally the Sioux women playing against the Beavers in the WCHA first round of the WCHA tourney. As they say in baseball lets play two… Yesterday was an amazing day of hockey, first I was able to watch the Sioux and the Beavers play in the Ralph Engelstad Arena, the Fighting Sioux won the game 5-1 wrapping up their 15th MacNaughton Cup Championship. Then after the game I high tailed it to the Purpur Arena to catch the second game of a double header, between the Sioux women’s team and the Bemidji State University Beavers. Let’s just say I was not disappointed with my first look at the UND women’s team.

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February 28th, 2011

As always I post the INCH Power Rankings because they are worth a look, this week we are to believe that Union is the 3rd best team in college hockey, I don’t think so…
1. North Dakota Matt Frattin scored his 25th, 26th, and 27th goals of the season in the Fighting Sioux’s sweep of Bemidji State. In the last 10 seasons, the only NoDak players with more goals in a single season are Bryan Lundbohm (32 in 2000-01), Brandon Bochenski (35 in 2002-03), and Ryan Duncan (31 in 2006-07). 24-8-3 (19-6-1 WCHA) LAST WEEK: W vs. Bemidji State, 5-2; W vs. Bemidji State, 5-1. THIS WEEK: at Michigan Tech, at Michigan Tech
2. Boston College
3. Union
4. Yale
5. Miami
6. New Hampshire
7. Merrimack
8. Michigan
9. Denver
10. Notre Dame
11. Minnesota Duluth
12. Nebraska-Omaha
13. Boston University
14. Western Michigan
15. Rensselaer
16. Minnesota
17. Wisconsin
18. Maine
19. Colorado College
20. Dartmouth
Dropped out: Cornell, RIT, Robert Morris
Bubble-licious: RIT, Air Force, Cornell

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February 28th, 2011

The teams below are displayed below on an S-curve, so they are ranked from left to right within each seeding line.  The italicized teams are ones predicted to win their conference tourney and gain an automatic bid to the dance.  For the conferences who currently have NCAA tourney teams, it is assumed that one of those teams will win their conference tourney.  If not, then a stolen bid would result, and the number of at-large bids would drop.

You will notice that some of the # 13 and 14 seeded conference champions are listed both in the big dance field and the NIT field.  Their NIT inclusion simply shows what NIT seed that team would have if they were to lose in their conference tourney.  Obviously, if they were to win their respective conference tourneys, then they would be deleted from the NIT field, and little dance at-large spots would open up.  However, with the NIT, keep in mind that typically between 5-8 spots will be taken by small conference regular season champs who lose their conference tourneys and thereby get NIT auto bids.

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February 27th, 2011


New York Giants General Manager Jerry Reese may have tipped his hand in expressing interest in both Auburn’s Nick Fairley and Alabama’s Marcell Dareus.

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February 27th, 2011

Not hard, or anything.

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February 27th, 2011

The Fighting Sioux have played the BSU Beavers three times this season and in each game the score has been an identical 5-2 verdict. One might say that each game has been like ground hog day, same score all over again. In each game Matt Frattin has been on a torrid pace as well, it’s almost like it’s personal, it’s like he sees read against the Beavers.

After watching the game this afternoon, I would imagine that the Bemidji State University Beavers would be happy to never see Fighting Sioux senior forward Matt Frattin again, counting the two goals that Frattin scored this afternoon against the BSU Beavers, Frattin now has (6g-1a-7pts) on the season against the BSU Beavers. Matt Frattin with the two goals today has (26g-14a-40pts) on the season and is one point short of reaching the hundred point mark of his NCAA career (54g-45a-99pts).

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