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  • SanTropez
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    Re: Minnesota hosts U-18 and Canisius 10/26-10/28

    Originally posted by HarleyMC View Post
    A very entertaining game tonight. If you like racehorse hockey, then tonight's game was right up your alley. I have to give credit to the USA under-18 squad, who looked like like they had the Gopher's style playbook tonight, for putting on a speed show and puck handling clinic to begin this game. USA came out flying in the first period, stunned the Gopher D, and dominated play from the puck drop with their speed and precision passing game throughout 1st period. USA quickly popped in two goals (one by Gopher recruit Lettieri) on poor D coverage and several unforced errors by the Gophers and USA was suddenly up 2-0.

    Then in the 2nd, USA got a game misconduct and a 5 minute penalty on a vicious checking from behind hit on Budish...who was slow getting up. The Gophers came back on the man advantage and B-jugs buried one in front...then the game turned chippy. Serratore got the equalizer in the 2nd period on a nice shot in front. Later Parenteau would be escorted off the ice, hobbling on what looked like an ankle as the game got even more aggressive. Third period and OT was gritty, end to end hockey. The Gophers settled down, applied pressure in the third and OT, had some grade A chances, but couldn't bury one on 6'3" USA goalie Thatcher Demko.

    Demko was HOT all game, stopping some awesome scoring chances by the Gophs. Shiby was left out to dry by the Gopher D on the first 2 goals by USA but IMO played solid all game and had some great saves with traffic in front (Grade: A-). Overall, the Gophers played poor D in the first period, then began to dominate more on the boards and in transition as the game progressed, but ran into an fired up, high flying USA under-18 team with a hot goalie tonight (Grade: B-). Final: 2-2 (SOG 38-27 Gophers). Rah!
    Nice work Harley, that about sums up what I saw as well. They have some nice players on that team (2 of them are Gophers and possibly more ), they are going to destroy St. Thomas tomorrow if they play like they did tonight.

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  • HarleyMC
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    Re: Minnesota hosts U-18 and Canisius 10/26-10/28

    A very entertaining game tonight. If you like racehorse hockey, then tonight's game was right up your alley. I have to give credit to the USA under-18 squad, who looked like like they had the Gopher's style playbook tonight, for putting on a speed show and puck handling clinic to begin this game. USA came out flying in the first period, stunned the Gopher D, and dominated play from the puck drop with their speed and precision passing game throughout 1st period. USA quickly popped in two goals (one by Gopher recruit Lettieri) on poor D coverage and several unforced errors by the Gophers and USA was suddenly up 2-0.

    Then in the 2nd, USA got a game misconduct and a 5 minute penalty on a vicious checking from behind hit on Budish...who was slow getting up. The Gophers came back on the man advantage and Serratore buried one in front...then the game turned chippy. B-jugs got the equalizer in the 2nd period on a nice shot in front. Later Parenteau would be escorted off the ice, hobbling on what looked like an ankle as the game got even more aggressive. Third period and OT was gritty, end to end hockey. The Gophers settled down, applied pressure in the third and OT, had some grade A chances, but couldn't bury one on 6'3" USA goalie Thatcher Demko.

    Demko was HOT all game, stopping some awesome scoring chances by the Gophs. Shiby was left out to dry by the Gopher D on the first 2 goals by USA but IMO played solid all game and had some great saves with traffic in front (Grade: A-). Overall, the Gophers played poor D in the first period, then began to dominate more on the boards and in transition as the game progressed, but ran into an fired up, high flying USA under-18 team with a hot goalie tonight (Grade: B-). Final: 2-2 (SOG 38-27 Gophers). Rah!
    Last edited by HarleyMC; 10-27-2012, 12:06 AM.

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  • burd
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    Re: Minnesota hosts U-18 and Canisius 10/26-10/28

    Originally posted by Gurtholfin View Post
    Heard the news reports that some goats went missing from the Ag department and a crate of hair gel was stolen from the cosmetology school today.

    Coincidence?

    Maybe the boys were gassed.

    Check the river for floating goats!
    Playing against kids they had other things on their minds.

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  • SanTropez
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    Re: Minnesota hosts U-18 and Canisius 10/26-10/28

    Originally posted by jerryj View Post
    sounds like parenteau got his with a shot? in the foot or what?
    He was limping so I assume foot/ankle, but I did see him out later in the 3rd so that's a good sign. Fasching took a pop from Serratore as well, I hope our recruit is fine. He is going to be really good.
    Last edited by SanTropez; 10-26-2012, 11:11 PM.

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  • jerryj
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    Re: Minnesota hosts U-18 and Canisius 10/26-10/28

    sounds like parenteau got his with a shot? in the foot or what?

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  • SanTropez
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    Originally posted by state of hockey View Post
    This tie doesn't sit well with me. But with it being an exhibition with super messed up lines I won't read too much into it. Seems as though it was just practice.
    It was like watching an all-star type game, hitting and defense were optional (minus a couple scrums and a Helgy pop). I wouldn't read anything into it, as long as the boys are all healthy come Sunday it's all good.

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    Re: Minnesota hosts U-18 and Canisius 10/26-10/28

    Heard the news reports that some goats went missing from the Ag department and a crate of hair gel was stolen from the cosmetology school today.

    Coincidence?

    Maybe the boys were gassed.

    Check the river for floating goats!

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  • SanTropez
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    Re: Minnesota hosts U-18 and Canisius 10/26-10/28

    Originally posted by Gurtholfin View Post
    Did the game go final?

    Did you tie the U-18 team?
    Yes we did.

    It was a fun game to watch, high energy up and down the ice.

    unlike playing the Badgers...

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  • mnstate0fhockey
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    Originally posted by Gurtholfin View Post
    Did the game go final?

    Did you tie the U-18 team?
    Link

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  • state of hockey
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    This tie doesn't sit well with me. But with it being an exhibition with super messed up lines I won't read too much into it. Seems as though it was just practice.

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    Re: Minnesota hosts U-18 and Canisius 10/26-10/28

    Did the game go final?

    Did you tie the U-18 team?

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  • SanTropez
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    Re: Minnesota hosts U-18 and Canisius 10/26-10/28

    Originally posted by mnstate0fhockey View Post
    Heard Parenteau just has a leg contusion. Should be fine.
    Yeah when he was limping off I was worried, but then I saw him back out on the ice later. We need him for sure.

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  • mnstate0fhockey
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    Heard Parenteau just has a leg contusion. Should be fine.

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  • SanTropez
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    Originally posted by jerryj View Post
    would be interested in hearing about the hit on fasching. not sure if it was over the top or not, but if it was, no need for serratore to do that.

    another season of the gophers taking half their nights off?
    Not really, the D took off the 1st 10 min of the 1st period (USA scored twice) otherwise it was fine.

    USA can really skate, this was a up and down the rink kind of game, no neutral zone defense at all. Was fun to watch, the Gophers had lots of chances but didn't bury them. Their lines were also jacked up, I saw Helgeson lined up at forward on the faceoffs a few times, most of the lines were different. Rau and Skjei did not play.

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  • mnstate0fhockey
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    Originally posted by jerryj View Post
    would be interested in hearing about the hit on fasching. not sure if it was over the top or not, but if it was, no need for serratore to do that.

    another season of the gophers taking half their nights off?
    It wasn't dirty, but he got his bell rung.

    I think he was probably just held out for precautionary reasons. They're really careful about head injuries.

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