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10 March 2010


Well, between Donald and me, no one did a recap of Saturday’s game. Oops. Hope no one is devastated.

I would be completely lame if I didn’t call out Jordan Fulton for his totally awesome and insane performance on Saturday night. Four points (1+3) consisting of the game-opening goal 19 seconds into the second period, an assist on a somewhat controversial goal scored by My Jacky, an assist on David Grun’s power play goal that came 27 seconds after a shorthanded goal by UAA, and an assist on Grun’s second power play goal just five minutes later. Buddy, you picked a great game to have a career night (so did my homeslice David Grun!!)

A lot of bloggers, both with and without media credentials, have been posting their ballots for the WCHA’s end-of-season awards. I’m going to jump on the bandwagon here and pull my levers and punch my chads. You can review my picks from 2008-2009 here. And yes, I do enjoy setting back bloggers’ progress toward recognition as serious journalists.

First Team
F Jack Connolly
F Mike Connolly
F Justin Fontaine
D Brady Lamb
D Mike Montgomery
G Kenny Reiter

Second Team
F Rob Bordson
F Travis Oleksuk
F Kyle Schmidt
D Dylan Olsen
D Scott Kishel
G Brady Hjelle

Third Team
F David Grun
F Drew Akins
F Mike Seidel
D Chad Huttel
D Wade Bergman
G Aaron Crandall

Rookie Team
F Mike Seidel
F Keegan Flaherty
F Dan Delisle
D Dylan Olsen
D Wade Bergman
G Aaron Crandall

Player of the Year: Jack Connolly
Rookie of the Year: Mike Seidel
Coach of the Year: Scott Sandelin

We’ve also got the Boys’ Hockey State High School Tournament! Here are my prognostications (yes I know one game is over already but I promise I had already picked it):

Roseau over Edina
Blaine over Apple Valley
Minnetonka over Lakeville North
Duluth East over Hill-Murray

Consolation semifinals
Edina over Apple Valley
Hill-Murray over Lakeville North

Consolation champs
Edina over Hill-Murray

Blaine over Roseau
Minnetonka over Duluth East

Third Place
Duluth East over Roseau

Minnetonka over Blaine, score 4-3

Mahtomedi over Alexandria (I’m right!)
Hermantown over Virginia-Mountain Iron-Buhl
Breck over New Ulm
Warroad over Rochester-Lourdes

Consolation semifinals
Virginia-Mountain Iron-Buhl over Alexandria
Rochester-Lourdes over New Ulm

Consolation champs
Virginia-Mountain Iron-Buhl over Rochester-Lourdes

Hermantown over Mahtomedi
Warroad over Breck

Third Place
Breck over Mahtomedi

Hermantown over Warroad, score 6-5

Lastly, TEAM COUGAR has advanced to the WCHA Fantasy Hockey League finals against all odds. Team Cougar and Team UNDUIs (Dirty’s team) made a perfectly-legal-though-not-quite-ethical trade, and the league commissioners decided they would change the rules of the game. Just another reason to hate St. Cloud fans. Despite this ULTRA SHADY SNEAKY UNDERHANDED PETTY JEALOUS MOVE on the part of the “league,” Team Cougar is primed for the playoffs. Hello, Jacky? Please get a hat trick. Love, me.

3 Comments leave one →
  1. 10 March 2010 11:40 pm

    >You didn't trade Big Joe Colborne away did you?BTW, where can we see the season results?

  2. 10 March 2010 11:42 pm

    >I almost forgot, "homerism" personified, they name is RWD

  3. 11 March 2010 2:06 am

    >The final standings are not posted yet.


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