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Seawolf Fan
09-21-2013, 08:39 PM
More shots on goal in the first period (and they were quality shots) then in any full game I can remember in the last several seasons. That trend continued through the 2nd however things got a bit sloppy in the second.
The game was played with a bit of an edge on both sides.
Some other positives: no set up cycling, only cycled when trapped. Very few times the puck was dumped. They carried it in.
The freshmen for the most part looked good. Ready to jump in and contribute.
Overall the session was most definately a positive!
It's a great day to be a Seawolf!

Suze
09-21-2013, 10:12 PM
More shots on goal in the first period (and they were quality shots) then in any full game I can remember in the last several seasons. That trend continued through the 2nd however things got a bit sloppy in the second.
The game was played with a bit of an edge on both sides.
Some other positives: no set up cycling, only cycled when trapped. Very few times the puck was dumped. They carried it in.
The freshmen for the most part looked good. Ready to jump in and contribute.
Overall the session was most definately a positive!
It's a great day to be a Seawolf!

I've heard that Matt really wants the guys to shoot a lot more. So looks like the message got through loud and clear. Several advantages this season, an extra (albeit volunteer) coach on staff, and a full time goalie coach - something we have needed for years. All of the teams we played against had full time goalie coaches and we didn't, so that is definitely positive. BTW, what happened to Krafty? He was a volunteer coach for a few years, then sort of disappeared.

Didn't you think Matyas looked really sharp? I sure did. Still scratching my head wondering why Shyiak never played him.

Alaska Hockey
09-22-2013, 01:50 AM
wasn't it supposed to be a current Seawolves games vs. Alumni?
The Alumni have a new contract they only play the UA_ Alumni in the last Saturday afternoon of the Alaska Airlines cup this year it is in _airbanks. So up north in the spring they go.... But my guess is .. They were also worried about injuries. They didn't think they would have enough time to heal up so decided to do without their preseason game.

Alaska Hockey
09-22-2013, 01:58 AM
wasn't it supposed to be a current Seawolves games vs. Alumni?
The Alumni have a new contract they only play the UA_ Alumni in the last Saturday afternoon of the Alaska Airlines cup this year it is in _airbanks. So up north in the spring they go.... But my guess is .. They were also worried about injuries. They didn't think they would have enough time to heal up so decided to do without their preseason game.

AlaskaRox
09-22-2013, 02:43 AM
Matyas looked very solid, it will be good to see him get some ice time this season

I got there late, but LOVED watching him play!! Sorry Gundy & Kamal, but there might just be a new sheriff in town.. ;) BTW~ Doyle game him some major kudos on his write-up about the scrimmage.

Some of the guys were @ the women's volleyball game tonight doing an excellent job of cheering them on to a 3-set win in their last season in the Wells Fargo.. Next year they move on to that massive, beautiful ice-less arena down the road.. and we don't.. =sigh= :(

In any event... fun Autumn day on Seawolf Drive today (and this evening).. :)

uaafanblog
09-22-2013, 01:02 PM
I'm struck by the fact that Doyle is offering positive commentary and an abundance of it.

Seawolf Fan
09-22-2013, 03:32 PM
I've been one of Doyle's biggest detractors. It's been a very pleasant surprise to read his recent articles. We can only hope he keeps up the good work.
Hayden Trupp??? out of the scrimmage with an ankle injury. Seemed to be walking ok in street shoes. Let's get lucky and find it was only a tweak.
The freshman class (TJ's recruits? or at least he kept them coming this way dispite the turmoil) looked very solid.
The coaches sitting up with the great unwashed and turning the bench duty over to alumni. This Thomas guy seems to not only say but does the right thing.
It's a great day to be a Seawolf!

Suze
09-22-2013, 05:31 PM
I've been one of Doyle's biggest detractors. It's been a very pleasant surprise to read his recent articles. We can only hope he keeps up the good work.
Hayden Trupp??? out of the scrimmage with an ankle injury. Seemed to be walking ok in street shoes. Let's get lucky and find it was only a tweak.
The freshman class (TJ's recruits? or at least he kept them coming this way dispite the turmoil) looked very solid.
The coaches sitting up with the great unwashed and turning the bench duty over to alumni. This Thomas guy seems to not only say but does the right thing.
It's a great day to be a Seawolf!

I agree, he seems to be reaching out the alumni, and they are responding. And I guess we are all a bunch of armchair Gretzkys!! ;)

Alaska Hockey
09-22-2013, 09:04 PM
And I guess we are all a bunch of armchair Gretzkys!! ;)

I would be compared as more of a finesse player in the vein of Tiger Williams.:cool:

Seawolf Fan
09-22-2013, 09:27 PM
I agree, he seems to be reaching out the alumni, and they are responding. And I guess we are all a bunch of L<armchair Gretzkys!! ;)
Maybe "armchair Gretzkys" but when I see the guys firing quality shots on goal and lots of them, it reminds me of one of his quotes (if it isn't exact you still get the gist): "I can guarantee 100 % of the shots you don't take won't go in".
And yes that Matyas kid looked real good, Kamal looked good and Gundy not so much so. Maybe he faced more difficult shots or had an off day or whatever. I haven't lost faith in the kid. The team played well in front of him last year. Had many arguments with my seatmates last year about the Kamal/Gunderson switch off, with no definitive answer by performance. However Kamal did blank, zero out, stonewall, bagel the golden rodents 3 times in a row. He had their number. To see Matyas actually get a chance and get tossed into the mix can in my opinion be nothing but good for our team.

AKSWF
09-22-2013, 11:56 PM
I'm struck by the fact that Doyle is offering positive commentary and an abundance of it.

It's probably because he got to talk to Dallas during the game, well the first "half" at least.

AKSWF
09-22-2013, 11:58 PM
And by talk I mean one sentence.

Seawolf Fan
09-23-2013, 12:36 AM
It's probably because he got to talk to Dallas during the game, well the first "half" at least.
I could care less why he's writing good things as long as he doesn't write negative things.
Why bait him AKSWF?
Leave good enough alone.

Suze
09-23-2013, 01:46 AM
I'm struck by the fact that Doyle is offering positive commentary and an abundance of it.

I wish you were still in Alaska. I think this is going to be a good season! You'd be hard pressed to find ANYONE who has a negative thing to say about UAA hockey. It's a fresh start and people are enthused and excited about the hockey team. I just hope the arena is FULL now that most of the balcony will be closed off. Too bad there aren't curtains to close off the balcony so you don't see the seats. When we went to a Mud Bugs game in Louisiana their arena was like that, it was pretty cool.

Wolfman
09-23-2013, 02:47 PM
Yes, the Century Tell Center is like that here in Bossier City.

Suze
09-23-2013, 03:28 PM
Tried to get tickets to the exhibition game, and the site isn't working. Has anyone else had any luck? Never mind, the site wasn't active at noon like it was supposed to be, but I got my tickets. It's live now.

Suze
09-23-2013, 03:38 PM
Yes, the Century Tell Center is like that here in Bossier City.

Yes, I think that is where we went. That place is amazing - it was much larger than I expected it to be! And the crowd is crazy - tons of chants. Very intimidating place to play I would imagine.

ninelives
09-23-2013, 04:20 PM
Tried to get tickets to the exhibition game, and the site isn't working. Has anyone else had any luck? Never mind, the site wasn't active at noon like it was supposed to be, but I got my tickets. It's live now.

Should be working now, I just bought our tickets.....check the buy tickets now button

uaafanblog
09-24-2013, 01:29 PM
I wish you were still in Alaska.
I am buoyed by the current weather. It snowed there yesterday and here it is a perfect 70 degrees and beautiful clear sunny skies.

Suze
09-24-2013, 03:37 PM
I am buoyed by the current weather. It snowed there yesterday and here it is a perfect 70 degrees and beautiful clear sunny skies.

We didn't get snow in Palmer, ;) But the mountains out our front window are amazing!!