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goldy_331
12-26-2012, 08:16 AM
From what i understand, BC's allotment of tickets had sold out so i would imagine there will be a few BC fans in attendance, although i'm unsure if any of them are posters here.

They could have gone to local alumni. I know a few Eagle alums in the area.

mnstate0fhockey
12-26-2012, 08:45 AM
They could have gone to local alumni. I know a few Eagle alums in the area.

How big is the Sit family? :)

goldy_331
12-26-2012, 09:20 AM
How big is the Sit family? :)

Pretty dam big, from what I hear. I don't know them though...

state of hockey
12-27-2012, 11:21 PM
So these games are happening soon.

Koho
12-27-2012, 11:57 PM
So these games are happening soon.

According to the title, we missed one a week ago....And if that was the second game, and the first hasn't happened yet, was there time travel involved?

state of hockey
12-28-2012, 12:04 AM
According to the title, we missed one a week ago....And if that was the second game, and the first hasn't happened yet, was there time travel involved?

I'll tweet Chris Hardwick. I'm pretty sure he knows Dr. Who.

HarleyMC
12-29-2012, 10:28 AM
This weekend at Mariucci will feature some of the best fast break and skillful college hockey action in the country with important Pairwise implications on the line as well. I would consider the Gophers to be the odds on favorite on home ice to win both games which should help energize the team going into the Notre Dame game on Jan. 8 and then WCHA play with 5/6 games on home ice throughout Jan.

Nov. - Dec. Record

BC: 7-1-1 (.778)
MN: 7-2-3 (.583)
AFA: 4-5-1 (.400)
ALA: 2-10 (.166)

Air Force Academy Falcons

GF: 3.06, GA: 2.88

The GF and GA are fairly close and as a result AFA has lost some close games (4/5 losses in one goal games) mainly due to poor defensive effort and inconsistent play this season. Moreover, they’ve struggled significantly when outshot by their opponent resulting in 10/12 losses.

Minnesota Golden Gophers

GF: 3.35, GA: 2.00

In contrast, the Gophers have won 4/5 one goal games this season and have posted an 11-1-3 record this season when outshooting their opponent. The Gophers have also been successful in holding the lead in the 1st and 2nd period resulting in an outstanding 8-1-1 (1) and 7-1-0 (2) record.

For the Golden Gophers to win both games they’ll need to stay consistent on D, play the full 60 minutes and pick up the scoring in the third which has dropped significantly by comparison from last season. Their flat performance in their loss to BC in the FF semis last season left a bitter taste and is still etched on the minds of returning Gopher players. It would be nice to see the Bjugs, Rau, and Budish line reunited for their chance at a little redemption in this classic battle of the #4 ranked Gophers vs. #1 ranked BC on Sunday night.

Boston College Eagles

GF: 3.57, GA: 2.29

BC does not have many weaknesses, although they’ve shown some recent D breakdowns in transition against BU in a loss and in their own zone against Providence recently resulting in BC blowing a two goal lead in the third with 10 seconds left for a T. BC will be without leading scorer, playmaker and potential Hobey Baker candidate, Johnny Gaudreau (WJC) with Destry Straight (3-1-4) possibly being bumped up to play on the 1st line with top scorers Mulhane (7-12-19) and Whitney (7-9-16).

Without Gaudreau’s excellent playmaking and goal scoring skills, BC’s #5 ranked offense may struggle finding the twine against the Gopher’s #7 ranked D which has held opponents to 1 goal in 3 of its last 7 contests.

Alabama Huntsville Chargers

GF: 1.44, GA: 4.00

The Chargers are lacking a charge this season again, and rank 58th out of 59 NCAA D1 teams in both offense and defense. They’re 0-11-0 when trailing after the 1st and 2nd periods. Even without the services of Johnny Gaudreau, BC will have no problem extinguishing the Chargers.

Driftryder
12-29-2012, 10:35 AM
Gameday!

http://www.gophersports.com/sports/m-hockey/spec-rel/122712aaa.html

mnstate0fhockey
12-29-2012, 11:08 AM
Gameday!

http://www.gophersports.com/sports/m-hockey/spec-rel/122712aaa.html

About time!

Tipsy McStagger
12-29-2012, 11:56 AM
This weekend at Mariucci will feature some of the best fast break and skillful college hockey action in the country with important Pairwise implications on the line as well. I would consider the Gophers to be the odds on favorite on home ice to win both games which should help energize the team going into the Notre Dame game on Jan. 8 and then WCHA play with 5/6 games on home ice throughout Jan.
Bwahahahahaha!

4four4
12-29-2012, 04:35 PM
Bwahahahahaha!
We are going to miss you next year.

Greyeagle
12-29-2012, 05:27 PM
We are going to miss you next year.
He didn't realize "Jan" meant January.

JDUBBS1280
12-29-2012, 06:13 PM
Congratulations to Jerry York.

Huge achievement.

UncleRay
12-29-2012, 07:17 PM
BC's gonna own Minne tomorrow!

J.D.
12-29-2012, 07:21 PM
Let it be known that Uncle Ray is a Maine fan ;)

With Patch Alber's pregame injury, BC will have one senior dman in the lineup...the rest will be freshmen. Will be very difficult to beat Minny.

5mn_Major
12-29-2012, 09:14 PM
Both Gopher games will be on FSN.

If you can't get FSN they also have a directors cut on their web site that shows the Gopher games as well (from the directors view)

http://www.foxsportsnorth.com/pages/gopher_hockey_livestream.

Driftryer...help me out here. The directors cut page is just a promo page. Where do you actually get the game? Searched the site and cannot find it.

The Rube
12-29-2012, 09:31 PM
BC's gonna own Minne tomorrow!

BC is like Chuck Norris wearing Mr T's gold chains and also being the most interesting hockey team in the world.

BC 2809643
MN -1

Greyeagle
12-29-2012, 09:32 PM
BC is like Chuck Norris wearing Mr T's gold chains and also being the most interesting hockey team in the world.

BC 2809643
MN -1

Optimist.

Slap Shot
12-29-2012, 09:52 PM
Stealing from myself:

It wasn't wicked pretty, but they did some things I hoped for:

-Win by at least 4
-Finish the game. While the third wasn't their best period they outscored AFA by 2
-Get some dirty goals
-Never let the game be in doubt

It was efficient if not spectacular but they didn't need to be. Probably played it somewhat close to the vest in lieu of tomorrow night's matchup against the beast from the East.

state of hockey
12-29-2012, 09:53 PM
Three cheers for Threecox!