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Pirateasaur
11-12-2015, 12:47 PM
Also, it looks like we have some new commits for next year?
Sam Saliba,
Taro Hirose
Tommy Apap.

All forwards. Anybody know anything?

FiveHole12
11-12-2015, 04:32 PM
has anybody noticed that BC has shut out their opponent in 6 of their last 7 games?

That's...nice.
No worries for Sparty. They've all been high school teams.

owslachief
11-12-2015, 05:47 PM
Also, it looks like we have some new commits for next year?
Sam Saliba,
Taro Hirose
Tommy Apap.

All forwards. Anybody know anything?
Sam Saliba looks pretty solid (to complete the alliterative trifecta). He's currently tied for 12th in the USHL in scoring.
Taro led his BCHL team in scoring last year - his first season at that level. He's getting a final year of seasoning at Salmon Arm.

owslachief
11-12-2015, 05:54 PM
Maybe I'm just all sunshines and rainbows after all that goal scoring last weekend, but I still think this team can be leaps and bounds better then they were last year. I would say 1 or 2 in the Big Ten this year (not saying much) is my expectation at this time.

Yes I agree the defensemen have been a little shaky at times, especially in our own zone. They have gave up some bad turnovers and, frankly, it is a good thing we have Hildebrand to bail them out at times.

Appleton reminds me a lot of Abdelkader. Great skill and work ethic at both ends of the ice. Also not afraid to play the physical game every now and then. The physical game is about the only difference between him and Mac.. Mac tends to shy away from it. Hopefully the points keep coming from that line of Mac-Ferrantino-Appleton.

Anybody think Minny gets a start at goalie this year? Or will Anastos ride Hildebrand like he did last year? I thought Hildy could have used a little bit of rest last year... but hey this isn't the NHL and a goalie of his caliber should be able to handle two games a week.

Something to get pretty psyched about: All 4 freshman (who've been able to dress) have contributed with goals.
Consider also that, with the exception of Joe Cox, this season's roster has all Anastos recruits.

gomsuman
11-13-2015, 11:13 AM
Something to get pretty psyched about: All 4 freshman (who've been able to dress) have contributed with goals.
Consider also that, with the exception of Joe Cox, this season's roster has all Anastos recruits.

I know Anastos' recruits haven't all been NHL draft picks but from top to bottom I like this roster and the potential these guys have. Anastos has said he has put an emphasis on recruiting "rink rats" or players who love to be at the rink. Seems to me that we have a good mix of skill players and those guys that will give you 110% but may not be the most skilled (Drew Miller for the Wings comes to mind as one of those types).

My fingers are crossed that the offensive outburst doesn't stop at 2 games tonight!

owslachief
11-16-2015, 10:56 AM
I know; we're all speechless, right?

bcmsu9196
11-16-2015, 12:20 PM
Impressed with the way State came back in the third period Friday night @ BC. For 92 seconds, they looked like the high-powered Spartan teams of old.

Pirateasaur
11-16-2015, 12:21 PM
I know; we're all speechless, right?

I merely had a game tracker to check but man was I excited when I checked to see if maybe we had managed to score 1 more goal and lose by a respectable 2 and saw that we had tied it. Bummer that it fell apart shortly thereafter.

Good to score 4 goals on a team that does not get scored on.

I don't really know what else to take away other than that I like the offense continuing to be productive.

I haven't seen any write up or interview regarding the game an I have only seen this team play once in a disappointing loss to LSSU(who was just swept by Arizona). I think I can make at least Friday's game so I am hoping to see an improved team.

owslachief
11-16-2015, 03:01 PM
I haven't seen any write up or interview regarding the game an I have only seen this team play once in a disappointing loss to LSSU(who was just swept by Arizona). I think I can make at least Friday's game so I am hoping to see an improved team.

The local daily newspaper of record has its entire staff focused on football angst. Either that or Tim Staudt has the beat reporter tied up in the closet until after the New Year.

UMICH
11-16-2015, 10:22 PM
It's a great schedule as long as we win a few of them. And wow, that's quite a home non-con slate you guys have! Going the Penn State route, it seems.

Yea but like in bouncy-ball come tournament time you guys won't be in awe of the #1 seeds (assuming that you make it). It hurts to say this but this is the first time in 25 years where we have exactly zero games experience in the NCAA Tournament. This is a very strange feeling and I don't like it. The last Tourny game that I've been to was that disaster in 2005 against Colorado College. That still ****es me off to this day! How the h3ll did we lose that game? The only thing that I can come up with is that our guys were on the plane to Columbus already. It's a good thing that we didn't make it or I would have gotten my butt kicked by the suckeye fans...

Spartanforlife4
11-16-2015, 10:37 PM
I merely had a game tracker to check but man was I excited when I checked to see if maybe we had managed to score 1 more goal and lose by a respectable 2 and saw that we had tied it. Bummer that it fell apart shortly thereafter.

Good to score 4 goals on a team that does not get scored on.

I don't really know what else to take away other than that I like the offense continuing to be productive.

I haven't seen any write up or interview regarding the game an I have only seen this team play once in a disappointing loss to LSSU(who was just swept by Arizona). I think I can make at least Friday's game so I am hoping to see an improved team.

If you show up Friday you'll be sorely disappointed, but can catch a game at Breslin (Arkansas-Pine Bluff, feel the excitement!)

owslachief
11-18-2015, 07:49 PM
Defensemen Ty Farmer and Mitch Eliot, forwards Sam Saliba and Taro Hirose, and goalie John Lethemon.
http://www.msuspartans.com/sports/m-hockey/spec-rel/111715aad.html

This means 3 who were on track for 2016-17 (Mitch Lewandowski, Ryan Bederka and Noah Lalonde) may have another season before arriving. I can only guess that Marcel Godbout's scholarship is going to someone else.

wsummers
11-19-2015, 04:44 PM
If you show up Friday you'll be sorely disappointed, but can catch a game at Breslin (Arkansas-Pine Bluff, feel the excitement!)

Just a reminder to season ticket holders...the Tickets marked Friday are for Saturday and the ones marked Saturday are for Sunday....

owslachief
11-19-2015, 05:43 PM
Just a reminder to season ticket holders...the Tickets marked Friday are for Saturday and the ones marked Saturday are for Sunday....
Hey thanks for pointing that out. We may have to get a pick-up game going on Friday if they don't honor that.

AJ Sturges (2007-2012) is the new head coach of U of W. Virginia's hockey program. He was Glen Winston's biggest target in 2009.

HuskyNation
11-19-2015, 05:47 PM
Looking forward to seeing this series in person. Should be fun.

manurespreader
11-19-2015, 06:46 PM
Looking forward to seeing this series in person. Should be fun.
Me too. They're forecasting 5 plus inches of snow for saturday afternoon in Lansing. That will most likely mean only Tech fans there.

gomsuman
11-20-2015, 10:53 AM
Me too. They're forecasting 5 plus inches of snow for saturday afternoon in Lansing. That will most likely mean only Tech fans there.

Especially with the MSU-OSU football game at 3:30... I expect A LOT of late arrivals or no shows depending on the result.

Should be a good series. It will be interesting to see if MSU can keep the goal scoring coming. If they do, I bet MSU has a pretty good chance to sweep this weekend, as I expect Hildebrand and the defense to bounce back from giving up 4 and 5 goals the last two games.

Huskiefan906
11-20-2015, 05:12 PM
Hildebrand and Phillips make this a series that will be determined by who can generate better grade A's.
Stenglein or Petan are more than likely to have a say in the outcome this weekend.
Go Huskies!!!!

JohnsonsJerseys
11-21-2015, 08:53 AM
Game day, Let's Go

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manurespreader
11-23-2015, 07:52 AM
I would like to say thank you to Spartan fans for the nice treatment. I sat next to two long time season ticket holders on sunday and they were very nice. Complimentary, and also rooted hard for the green guys. Everyone in the arena was polite and even the concessions lady had nice things to say. I hope we come back.
Also, I think the changes are positive though the loud rock music did get a bit old.