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Blackbeard
11-27-2015, 08:11 PM
http://www.umdbulldogs.com/news/2015/11/25/WHOCKEY_1125153737.aspx

ARM
11-27-2015, 10:50 PM
Dogs post 2nd consecutive win against ranked opponent! Couldn't make it in person today (or see it on TV!), but hope to tomorrow. Observations anyone who did see it????Harvard was the deeper team, but any time that the UMD 1st line came out, the 'Dogs controlled play. Rooney at a minimum matched Maschmeyer, and likely, she was a bit better. Stalder had as dominant of a zero-point game as a person is likely to see.

Blackbeard
12-06-2015, 08:36 PM
Scoring highlights from yesterday's game vs SCSU.

Nice bunt down the third base line for the third goal by Cava. Good focus.

http://www.umdbulldogs.com/news/2015/12/5/WHOCKEY_1205153223.aspx?path=whockey

Blackbeard
01-08-2016, 10:49 PM
Sounds like the Head Coach was missing in action as well...

http://www.umdbulldogs.com/news/2016/1/8/WHOCKEY_0108160006.aspx?path=whockey

ne7minder
01-09-2016, 06:13 AM
Sounds like the Head Coach was missing in action as well...

http://www.umdbulldogs.com/news/2016/1/8/WHOCKEY_0108160006.aspx?path=whockey

I'm beginning to think the women should handle this like the NHL handles the Olympics, shut down for two weeks and have the international thing then get back to it. Even one or two top players missing is bad but UMDs situation is ridiculous.

ARM
01-10-2016, 08:40 AM
I'm beginning to think the women should handle this like the NHL handles the Olympics, shut down for two weeks and have the international thing then get back to it.Individual teams try to essentially do this, but the problem is that the Olympics are once every four years, while the "international thing(s)" impacting the women's college game occur multiple times every year. Four Nations, Nations Cup, U-18 Worlds, the odd national team camp here and there, plus the actual Olympics with more impact than the NHL teams have to deal with -- there's a limit to how much shutting down the college teams can do.

charlieconway
01-10-2016, 02:02 PM
Individual teams try to essentially do this, but the problem is that the Olympics are once every four years, while the "international thing(s)" impacting the women's college game occur multiple times every year. Four Nations, Nations Cup, U-18 Worlds, the odd national team camp here and there, plus the actual Olympics with more impact than the NHL teams have to deal with -- there's a limit to how much shutting down the college teams can do.

Is it crazy to think that sometime soon there won't be a need to use NCAA players for these events that take place during the college season? With the NWHL off and running, hopefully it's realistic to imagine that the international scene could put on a top-quality tournament without pilfering the best few players from top college programs.

As usual, probably more of an on something or onto something kinda thing...

Blackbeard
01-10-2016, 06:00 PM
I noticed Grapp got the start today instead of Rooney. Although stats don't always tell the whole story they would lead one to believe that she earned it by only allowing 1 goal on 38 shots on Friday while Rooney allowed 4 on only 13 shots before she got the hook.

ne7minder
01-10-2016, 08:36 PM
Individual teams try to essentially do this, but the problem is that the Olympics are once every four years, while the "international thing(s)" impacting the women's college game occur multiple times every year. Four Nations, Nations Cup, U-18 Worlds, the odd national team camp here and there, plus the actual Olympics with more impact than the NHL teams have to deal with -- there's a limit to how much shutting down the college teams can do.

Understood but maybe they could lean on the national programs to limit the interruptions to 1 two week period. I doubt they would ever refuse to release the players so they would have to find something.

ARM
01-10-2016, 08:53 PM
Understood but maybe they could lean on the national programs to limit the interruptions to 1 two week period.The teams have little if any leverage with national programs. I've come to the conclusion over the years that many associated with the national programs care little about any other agenda but their own, and they don't care how often the players get caught in the middle. The national programs should be serving the players, but they don't seem to see it that way. People likely get overly impressed by their own titles.

ne7minder
01-11-2016, 02:17 PM
The teams have little if any leverage with national programs. I've come to the conclusion over the years that many associated with the national programs care little about any other agenda but their own, and they don't care how often the players get caught in the middle. The national programs should be serving the players, but they don't seem to see it that way. People likely get overly impressed by their own titles.

Gee, how I wish I could say I was surprised! Well, I have always said hockey really should be played in summer when people would love to go into cold buildings. Maybe thats the answer NCAA hockey starting in May and the national Championships on Thanksgiving weekend!

KTDC
02-14-2016, 11:48 AM
Seems to me......

Season before last to stream a UMD game was $8.
Last season was $14.95 for a month.
Now it is $14.95 for a day from NCHC. Can't even go back the next day and watch it or check out highlights.

SCSU and BSU with StretchInternet it seems when you pay $9.95 for a game you can go back later and still have access.

Hey UMD admin, it's not that great a setup!!

brookyone
02-14-2016, 12:03 PM
Seems to me......

Season before last to stream a UMD game was $8.
Last season was $14.95 for a month.
Now it is $14.95 for a day from NCHC. Can't even go back the next day and watch it or check out highlights.

SCSU and BSU with StretchInternet it seems when you pay $9.95 for a game you can go back later and still have access.

Hey UMD admin, it's not that great a setup!!
12 greenbacks to get in the door at AMSOIL. Highest in the WCHA that I'm aware of.

Blackbeard
02-14-2016, 02:56 PM
Seems to me......

Season before last to stream a UMD game was $8.
Last season was $14.95 for a month.
Now it is $14.95 for a day from NCHC. Can't even go back the next day and watch it or check out highlights.

SCSU and BSU with StretchInternet it seems when you pay $9.95 for a game you can go back later and still have access.

Hey UMD admin, it's not that great a setup!!

Some, like OSU I believe, are still between $9.95 and 14.95 for a weekend (some are $14.95 for a month) allowing you to take in a 2 game weekend series but for some reason UMD is now charging $14.95 per game! I wasn't going to be able to catch the first period in yesterday's game so between the 1st and 2nd I thought I'd recheck the price to tune in to make sure I had remembered it correctly from a week or two ago as being $14.95...thinking that I musn't be remembering it correctly.

But that's what it was and is. But it's worse than that at the moment up here...add almost 40% for the exchange rate and it was a whopping C$21. For a game whose outcome I didn't have much doubt about that was already 33% done the decision to take a pass was easy. I had even checked to see what the price for a ticket to the game was and like the Brookster noted it's $12 ($2 Amsoil fee included). So, notwithstanding the cost of parking, it's more expensive to watch it online than it is to attend in person.

Maybe they are trying to build a fund in anticipation of a possible payout down the road to Miller and her friends. Haha.
But, at least with this package, it appears that they are pricing themselves out of the market.


In fairness to UMD, the cost of the packages at the beginning of this season was more intelligent and reasonable than it had been for a few years. They finally separated the men's and women's games in the packages that they were offering. For a number of years they were lumped together and priced accordingly even if the customer wasn't interested in either the men's or the women's games...you were forced to pay the one package price for both even though you were only interested in one.

Blackbeard
02-26-2016, 08:47 PM
UMD 5 - BSU 1.

I knew it!

The 'Dogs have been playing possum all season and lulling their opponents into a mega false sense of security just waiting for the most opportune moment to go for the jugular!

What a brilliant strategy!

And with everyone back on their heels in shock...it's onward to victory!

http://www.umdbulldogs.com/news/2016/2/26/womens-hockey-bulldogs-bully-no-7-bemidji-state-5-1-in-wcha-playoff-opener.aspx?path=whockey

Blackbeard
02-27-2016, 04:43 PM
UMD 2 - BSU 1 Fnal in OT.

The PP (Possum Play) is working to perfection.

Next.

Go 'Dogs!

http://www.umdbulldogs.com/news/2016/2/27/womens-hockey-so-sweep-bulldogs-upset-no-7-bemidji-state-to-advance-to-wcha-final-face-off-semifinals.aspx?path=whockey

Toothlessinduluth
02-27-2016, 06:10 PM
Maybe, just maybe, Duluth has a coach. Glad to see these kids have some success. They have been close at times and at last they pulled it together. Great bunch. I DO feel Bemidji's disappointment though. Go Dogs!

ne7minder
02-27-2016, 06:32 PM
Maybe, just maybe, Duluth has a coach. Glad to see these kids have some success. They have been close at times and at last they pulled it together. Great bunch. I DO feel Bemidji's disappointment though. Go Dogs!

I really felt the team would do a lot better this year than they did. The talent is there. Yes, you got an upgrade behind the bench, I expect the dogs to be back fighting to be top dog soon.

Blackbeard
02-28-2016, 09:06 PM
Maybe, just maybe, Duluth has a coach.

Given the seasons these two teams have had, notwithstanding the "close but no cigar" games that UMD has been involved in this season, the 5-1 win on Friday would certainly lend itself to the thinking that BSU was outcoached on that day. Which result could only put fuel in UMD's tank for the second game on Saturday which I'm sure came in handy.

Now the question is will the 'Dogs be able to perform the role of the spoiler as so many thought BSU might be able to do?

D2D
02-28-2016, 10:09 PM
Now the question is will the 'Dogs be able to perform the role of the spoiler as so many thought BSU might be able to do?
Shut down #19 and find a way to pop a couple past #30 and then anything's possible in a one game playoff.