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>Time Well Wasted

5 January 2009


tUMD 1, Racist Mascots 3

Okay, it’s Monday, and I’m finally getting around to posting. I’m pretty lame. Good thing no one was anxiously awaiting my astute analysis of every aspect of the game. Yay for alliteration!

I went to both games, of course, and watched Union beat UMass-Lowell, which was… well, not very interesting. I mean, we had a good time and yelled some dumb stuff and it beat getting a poke in the eye, but whatever. Two teams I’ve never cared about were playing hockey that wasn’t really stellar.

We sat behind the bench for the whole game this time, which is kind of fun because when I yelled at the Notre Dame players, I knew they could hear me, but also isn’t conducive to seeing the whole game. I could certainly see a few things FOR CERTAIN: 1. VERY VERY VERY rough first period. 2. POWER PLAY NOT CLICKING. Eeeew. At one point we thought it was tied 2-2, but that was, in fact, not the case, as the ref blew the whistle too early. We had some great cheers and taunts for that part that the Notre Dame fans behind us were in stitches about. As pointed out on tPB, the refs had no problem holding it in when the puck was in front of Stalock. It was certainly unfortunate that the alleged game-tying goal didn’t count, but it’s not like it came with 10 seconds left in the game, and we certainly had myriad other opportunities to score that went unconverted.

It wasn’t a bad game by any means; other than the first portion of the first period it was certainly very even, with both goaltenders playing well and both penalty kills playing very effectively. SOMEHOW, and this is a mystery to me, Jacky ended up in the penalty box twice. PLEASE. At least ONE of the plays was not a penalty, and I didn’t see the other one, but I’m certain it wasn’t. Argh. CCHA = Can’t Check Hockey Association.

Before the game, Mike and I were standing in ze lobby doing nothing, and a roving band of kilt-wearing bagpipers were up on the club level concourse, so I asked them if they would play “In Heaven There Is No Beer.” Well, I screamed it. They did not respond. A bunch of dumb Notre Dame fans were looking at me, but then when I addressed them, they couldn’t seem to look me in the eye. Yes, I am weird and scary and embarrassing, but if you can’t say that to my face, then what does that say about you?

Great job to the tUMD fans who out-cheered the Notre Dame fans for the whole game. Awesome job to Drew Akins for getting us the lone goal and getting Off Notice in the process. Congrats to Prefontaine and Obi-Wan, who made the All-Tournament team. If tDogs play hard against Bermidji, then we should squeak by with a great non-con record. THIS weekend tDogs need to TCB at the NHC, but I have every confidence they will. GO BULLDOGS!!!!

And no, Jon, I’m not going to blog about what happened AFTER the game…

The Numbers
Wins until we equal last season’s total: 4 (still NC)
Points until we equal last season’s total: 8 (still NC)

My Guys
MacGregor Sharp: 20
Jack Connolly: 13
Michael Gergen: 8
Rob Bordson: 0
(Come on guys… none of you scored? Sadness)

Mike Connolly: 16
Jack Connolly: 13
David Grun: 0
Scott Kishel: 0
Brady Lamb: 0
Travis Oleksuk: 0 (Got to hear some good stories about his dad’s time at tUMD)

On Notice:
Rob Bordson
Jay Cascalenda
Matt Greer
Nick Kemp
Mike Montgomery
Trent Palm
Kyle Schmidt
Alex Stalock
(Too many! I expect a lot of names off this list come Saturday night!)

Goals Only
Mike Connolly
Cody Danberg
Jordan Fulton
Michael Gergen
Josh Meyers
(I KNOW this list is going to be close to empty after this weekend!!!)

7 Comments leave one →
  1. 6 January 2009 7:34 pm

    >Percentage of people who use the word myriad incorrectly: 99.99999.(such as, “a myriad.”Thank you for being one of the.000001.

  2. 7 January 2009 4:20 am

    >Thank you for appreciating good grammar; it’s a lost art.

  3. 7 January 2009 8:02 am

    >Donna I wouldn’t call you scary. I would have loved to seen the stuff shirt fans from Notre Dame reaction to you.

  4. 8 January 2009 5:13 am

    >I said really loudly “Don’t they know they’re going to lose?” and then I caught these people looking at me and I said “We’re the WCHA. You might as well bow down and kiss our feet now.” And they just whispered about me. I mean, come on, say it to my face, I’m right here.The ND fans behind us were laughing so hard at us; they loved us.On Friday night I yelled at someone “LOOK AT ME WHEN YOU’RE TALKING TO ME!”

  5. 8 January 2009 6:06 am

    >That would have been fun to see.

  6. 9 January 2009 10:24 pm

    >The Ralph. Home of Mustard Gas

  7. 10 January 2009 8:27 am

    >The Bulldogs, 2 road wins all season… not good, not good at all.


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