Posts Tagged ‘UND Fighting Sioux Hockey’

September 15th, 2010

Here is an article that someone had posted on their twitter feed. Lets hope that Vande Velde can make the Oilers roster before the end of the season.

PENTICTON, B.C. — Though later to the party than most other prospects here, Vande Velde is proving he belongs as a pro.

“I definitely think I’ m ready to take the next step after a full college career,” Vande Velde said. “I think UND got me prepared really well, and obviously that’s a great program and I’m excited to get in here and maybe crack the big team.”

Oilers center Chris Vande Velde scored a second-period power-play goal to give the Oilers a 3-2 lead.

– Ryan PinderEdmonton Director of Player Development Mike Sillinger played more than 1,000 NHL games and watched Vande Velde last season with the Fighting Sioux and followed him when Vande Velde moved to AHL Springfield when the NCAA season ended.

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September 10th, 2010

Here is the list of the WCHA hockey officials that we will be swearing at again this this season. Do you seen any names not on the list?

REFEREES:

3-Derek Shepherd; 4-Todd Anderson; 5-Justin Brown; 7-Don Adam; 8-Tom Sterns; 9-C.J. Beaurline; 10-Peter Friesema; 11-Tim Walsh; 12-Butch Mousseaux (R-L); 14- Brian Thul; 15-Marco Hunt; 17-Craig Welker; 18-Max Battimo; 20-Brad Albers; 22-Bill Mason; 23-Matt Ulwelling (R-L); 24-Jon Campion; 25-Mike McCreary; 27-Jonathan Morrison; 29-Scott Bokal; 31-Brett Klosowski; 33-Brad Shepherd.

LINESMEN:

at UAA: 36-Kent Asplund; 73-Scott Sivulich; 74-Steve Glines; 75-Travis Jackson.

at CC & DU: 52-Scott Staudte; 57-Bob Keltie; 67-Greg Rockenback; 80-Butch Mousseaux; 82-Stephen Stankevich; 86-Gary Pedigo; 88-Tim Swiader.

at MTU: 35-Dan Juopper; 85- Sean Jacques; 98-Damon Beirling.

at UM, UMD, MSU, SCSU: 38-Joe Harris; 44-Chris Olson; 45-Jerome Krieger; 50-Tony Lancette, Jr.; 53-Rick Nelson; 55-Jeff Schultz; 61-Luke Huggett; 62-Jarod Moen; 68-Chris Perrrault; 80-Tony Czech; 90-Matt Anderson; 91-Sterling Egan; 96-Eric Whisler.

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September 7th, 2010

Wow! This rumor had surfaced last week and now is finally coming to fruition. That means that the Force will have their third coach in their three year existence. That also means that the Huskies will have a much better coaching staff this season. While I have never been impressed with Motzko’s finesse style of hockey, Johnson ads credibility and a great coach to the Huskies coaching staff. Here is the link to the official press release.

Fargo Forum—- A St. Cloud State spokesperson said this morning an announcement regarding Fargo Force head coach Steve Johnson should be coming in the next few days.

Johnson is expected to leave the Force, a little more than a year after being hired by the team. He was hired in July 2009 to replace Dean Blais, who resigned to become the head coach at the University of Nebraska-Omaha.

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September 7th, 2010

Recently, three things happened in the NHL:

1. Kovalchuk finally signed with the Devils. Yawn.

2. Antti Niemi signs with the San Jose Sharks

3. Carey Price Gouged the Canadiens.

#1: Who cares. At least it is finally over. Now the Devils can start dismantling other key assets to try to make cap space. Probably Salvador, Rolston, and who cares. The only weird rumors revolve around Travis Zajac and Zach Parise. One rumor is that the Devils will try to trade or waive Zajac. That’s ridiculous because he’s much better than Rolston and younger to boot. The other is more plausible. Kovalchuk’s signing may mean the end of the Parise era in NJ once Zach’s contract is up.

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September 3rd, 2010

Does anyone see a problem with this paragraph or this news story? I would if the comments were being made by a Fighting Sioux hockey coach or came from a Fighting Sioux beat writer.

Seriously! I don’t get this entitlement mindset. Good teams beat who ever they are scheduled to play and they don’t care where their scheduled takes them to play. I am surprised that Lucia would allow these types of comments to be printed in a newspaper blog post. Not to blow UND’s horn but they start the season by playing in the Kendall Hockey Classic in Anchorage Alaska then travel to Maine to play the Black Bears. So UND will play half of their non-conference games on the road.

On favorable schedule:

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August 31st, 2010

The ticket situation for the opener between the BSU Beavers and the UND Fighting Sioux is going to be really tight, in other words tickets are non-existent. In other words if you don’t have a ticket for the game you’re going to have either listen to the game on the radio, watch it on T.V. (if you live in the area that gets the BSU hockey on T.V.) or watch the game at a Bar in Bemidji,MN.

Bemidji Pioneer —- Bemidji State University men’s hockey fans will not be able to purchase single-game tickets for the first two games Oct. 15-16 at the new Bemidji Regional Event Center.

Bemidji State Athletic Director Rick Goeb announced ticket information Monday for the Beavers’ inaugural season in the Robert H. Peters Rink at the BREC.

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August 29th, 2010

In case you haven’t seen it yet, the University of North Dakota Fighting Sioux hockey team got a commitment from a big time recruit. Forward Jack Rowe will play at UND beginning in 2012 or 2013. Here is a link to some stats on Jack Rowe. Rowe recently played in the under 17′s Five Nations Tournament.

Grand Forks Herald — As one of the top 16-year-old hockey recruits in the country, Cary, Ill., resident Jack Rowe visited several college campuses.

His 12-year-old sister was having none of it, though.

“She loves UND. She wears UND clothes all around,” Rowe said. “When I visited any other schools, she would never come along.”

Much to the pleasure of his sister — and the rest of his family — Rowe has decided that he’ll play hockey for the Fighting Sioux in a couple of years. The 1994-born forward recently chose UND over Michigan State and Michigan.

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August 28th, 2010

The 2010-11 DI Season is Coming!

Yup, Season ONE of the 12 team WCHA is just around the corner, and despite the filth that is the NCAA and the Nickname issue, I’m getting excited (add to that that the NFL season is around the corner and the Cubs have once again crapped out and renewed all the haters’ claims that they really are baseball’s professional punch line organization)!

The season brings old challenges and new challenges and I plan to outline the new challenges and what the league brings to the table this year in my own way as well as briefly (I promise) review the old challenges. This will be done in several parts as this would surely make an unbelievably long blog post and one that I don’t have the time to dedicate to writing all in one go. I plan to review a new and old challenge as well as 2-3 teams per blog post until I’ve run out of challenges this season faces and have previewed all 12 WCHA teams. I will not be spending any time talking about the latest nonsense regarding the BTHC or Major Juniors.

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August 24th, 2010

Here is a nice story on former Fighting Sioux hockey head hockey coach Dean Blais. All the coaches on the UNO staff have some kind of a connection to the Minnesota Golden Gophers hockey team. Dean is going to yell Mike and two people are going to answer, Mike and Mike…

World-Herald Staff Writer — During his more than 30 years in hockey, Dean Blais has put together his share of talented coaching staffs.

But never before, Blais said, has he been surrounded by a pair of assistants with such an impressive combination of talent and experience.

It was big news last year when Blais brought in Mike Hastings to be UNO’s associate head coach. Now, by adding assistant Mike Guentzel to the Mavs’ bench this summer, Blais appears to have assembled the college hockey equivalent of a rock ‘n’ roll supergroup.

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August 7th, 2010

I was bored so I thought I would add a few observations of my own. Being a UND fan in Football and Hockey, I do miss the old days of bantering back and forth with Bison fans before the Sioux football team slaughters the Bison in college football and then hoists another Nickel Trophy. The sad news is that rivalry hasn’t happened since 2004 the last year the Bison were a member of the now defunct NCC. The Bison AD wanted to play the Sioux but then AD Roger Thomas decided against it, I guess Thomas thought it was better to slaughter UM Crookston instead of playing a competitive and entertaining game against the Bison. In retrospect it was a bad move for UND not to schedule the Bison when they first started their transition to Division I. By not scheduling the Bison in football during their transition period the Sioux shot themselves in the foot.

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