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tUMD 5, Tech 3
tUMD 4, Tech 2

Four people asked me when I was going to post. FOUR. Amazing. Anyway, I’m sorry. I did want to post this weekend but the Interwebs at my hotel (The Suites at Waterfront Plaza) had the worst wireless internet connection ever. All I had for internets was my BlackBerry and I can’t really post on here.

Okay, folks, let’s see if Grandma can remember the weekend.

Friday I went to the Coaches’? Coach’s? Which one is it? Show at BWW. I don’t like it there as much as I did at the Sports Garden because it is really hard to hear the show. That’s fine because there was plenty to discuss with my gals. I wanted to win a Bulldog football jersey but this old guy decided to steal it. At first it seemed like a joke but then it became clear that this klepto wasn’t going to let it go. So my friend Kris had to use her feminine wiles to get the jersey back to the table where it belonged. Bruce made me answer a trivia question. You know, it was not that long ago that Bruce was, oh, a bit recalcitrant to allow me on the radio. Now he’s practically begging me for it! He asked me who scored the GWG in the 2009 Final Five championship game. The answer is MacGregor Sharp. I got it right although at the time I was guessing because I was very nervous. Sandy and Justin may were like totally right there watching! So I won a jersey thanks to Schmidt’s mom and my own amazing brain!

The game on Friday started very poorly. tUMD was down 2-0 until just before the end of the 2nd period when Justin Fontaine hooked us up with a goal! Hooray! In the third period, tUMD got a penalty. Fontaine was on the PK and he was taking the puck into the attacking zone and got tangled up with a Tech defender. He shoved the puck toward the net and Tech’s goalie, Robinson, came out to play it. The puck went through his five-hole and into the net. Glorious! MCON and Brett Olson went to the penalty box together and MCON stood there and yelled at him for like 5 minutes before play resume. Then My Jacky got a goal, finally getting himself off the naughty list, Joe Basaraba got his first goal as a Bulldog, Justin Faulk let fly a shot that rang off the pipe, shot up into the air and flew practically all the way to the blue line, and then Dan Delisle got this crazy bouncy goal. The only black mark on that period was the final goal, which came right as tUMD students were chanting “This game’s over.” Oopy. Oh, also, at some point JT Brown did a cannonball right into Tech’s goalie.

Saturday it snowed a lot. I took some pictures. They will be uploaded sometime in 2015. Unless we all die in 2012.

MCON started the scoring off right away in the second game, although Tech answered back quickly. A Tech player got a contact to the head major penalty and was ejected from the game, and tUMD scored early in the 2nd period during that major. Tech scored again, on a play where Kenny tried to dive on the puck and missed and it went under him and into the net. These things occur. A scrum caused tUMD to get a 5 on 3 as Tech’s entire team decided to go after Mike Seidel. He is so badass though and they failed. Justin Faulk got a goal and Eric Kattelus went totally apepoopy and cross-checked Mike, then hit him in the head, then skated toward the bench and had to be dragged away by the referees. It was not his best choice. Then tUMD had another 5 on 3 and Justin Faulk scored another goal. It was the exact same play! Lovely. No one else scored and my little Benny the Elf was kicked out of the game with about a minute left.

MEg and Shirtless guy were part of the on-ice entertainment during intermission. They tried valiantly but could not overcome Champ’s “assistance” to the other team. Walt, the Zamboni Dude, recklessly drove the zam around the ice for his final resurfacing. It was totally awesome. Also, total fail on tUMD’s part for not putting Walt in the middle of their stick salute.

Sorry this post came so late, but another one is coming soon! It’s already half-written. And allegedly a Gauntlet.

Numbers
Wins until we reach last season’s total: 10! (SWEEP!)
Points until we reach last season’s total: 20! (SWEEPITY SWEEP!)

My Guys
Jack Connolly: 18!!! (Offensive player of the week!)
JT Brown: 13!!!
Brady Lamb: 4
Mike Seidel: 3!!!!
Drew Olson: 0

Freshmen
JT Brown: 13!!!
Justin Faulk: 10!!!! (2 PPGS!!!)
Joe Basaraba: 1!!! (First goal as a Bulldog!!!)
others: zeros

Connollys
Mikey: 18!!!
Jacky: 18!!!

Olsen/Olson
Dylan: 10!!!!
Drew: 0

Dan/Drew
Olson: 8
DeLisle: 2

On Notice
David Grun
Jake Hendrickson
Brady Lamb
Max Tardy

Goals Only
Wade Bergman
Keegan Flaherty
Mike Montgomery
Dylan Olsen
Kyle Schmidt (Kyle, you are needed this weekend!)
Mike Seidel

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6 Comments leave one →
  1. 17 November 2010 3:09 pm

    >My favorite part of the weekend was watching the Tech coaches shake hands with our coaches then proceed to walk off the ice without shaking hands with our team. Classy!

  2. 17 November 2010 5:30 pm

    >First Congrats on #1!Second, if you haven't seen clips of Jesse Martin's press conference, check out the Lets Go DU blog. It is amazing.Now for the real reson for the post–I just looked at pictures of your new arena, the Oil Can. Question are the people putting in the seats color blind? Why the red seats in the gold area and the really random gold seats showing up in the red area? Is it like the airlines indicate seats to be in charge of emergency exits? I am confused???

  3. 17 November 2010 10:49 pm

    >In response to the seats, there actually is a method behind the madness. They fade to maroon because if the arena is holding events where the upper bowl is closed/minimally filled (cough cough womens hockey), the seats are the way they are so your eyes arent drawn to them and notice that there are a ton of empty seats. It is to keep your eyes down. Also, the students don't chant "this games over", it was a "its not over" chant, directed at all the students who were leaving early. At least thats how it usually is…

  4. 18 November 2010 12:20 am

    >Anon, they do always do the "games's not over" chant to the students leaving to catch their little bus, but they did have a different chant taunting the Tech fans/team. The "game's not over" chant usually happens with like 3 or 4 minutes to go and this chant happened with like 2 minutes to go.Thanks for the explanation to Vizoroo!

  5. 18 November 2010 5:59 am

    >Hmm. I must have missed it. I was too busy running around "working" and tweeting (Subtle hint as to who this anonymous dude is…) And yes, there IS a student who reads this!

  6. 18 November 2010 6:03 am

    >Oh, it's… you. Ew. (J/k.)

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