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  • osualum86
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    Assistant Coach Zoe Hickel has taken a position with the Coachella Valley Firebirds (AHL affiliate of the Seattle Kraken). She will be missed here! We wish her the best in her new endeavor.

    https://cvfirebirds.com/team/#ops

    It will be interesting to see who Coach Muzerall brings in to replace her. Thankfully it is early enough in the offseason that there is plenty of time to bring someone in.

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  • Timothy A
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    Originally posted by osualum86 View Post
    In other news, I heard from Coach Muzerall recently and she asked about Hockeybuckeye. She sincerely wanted to know how he was doing. Hockeybuckeye, if you are better, let us know. Or, if anyone has heard from Hockeybuckeye, let us know.
    He posted right after the final, then I haven't seen anything since, though I have not be in this thread too much since.

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  • osualum86
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    Originally posted by Steamboat View Post

    Maybe in other conferences there was a lack of respect, but certainly not in the WCHA. We all know where the Buckeyes stood. But speaking of disrespect, I think any team that looks at the Beavers as an easy 3 points is going be in for an unpleasant awakening.
    I tend to agree with you that the disrespect was more of a national thing than it was inside our league. My thought on the whole respect thing is anyone who disrespects any team in our league does so at their own peril. We missed out on the NCAA Tournament in 2019 because we went 1-3 vs the Beavers and lost games to other teams we should not have lost to. I don't think there are any easy outs in our league. Our only league losses this season were to the Minnesota, UMD, Wisconsin, and the one game against Bemidji. We ended up winning the "rubber matches" against UMD and Wisconsin when we got into the postseason, but we went 2-2 against them in the regular season. We went 4-1 against the Gophers when you include the postseason, but later in the season when they had started to gel, they came into Columbus and got a split with us. Truly, the WCHA is the best league in the country. We prove it year in and year out. I am still very thrilled that our program was able to join Minnesota, Minnesota-Duluth, and Wisconsin in the exclusive "National Champion" club.

    In other news, I heard from Coach Muzerall recently and she asked about Hockeybuckeye. She sincerely wanted to know how he was doing. Hockeybuckeye, if you are better, let us know. Or, if anyone has heard from Hockeybuckeye, let us know.
    Last edited by osualum86; 04-12-2022, 11:34 PM.

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  • Steamboat
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    Originally posted by osualum86 View Post

    Really good point about that Bemidji game. I think this team actually was disrespected all season and they used that as motivation. I don't recall anyone mentioning Ohio State and National Title in the same sentence until maybe the selection show when they were the #1 overall seed and Angela Ruggiero predicted the Buckeyes would win it all. Should be a great challenge next season with Minnesota-Duluth getting the Frozen Four at Amsoil Arena. They will be a tough out at home if they make it to the Frozen Four. Most of our players will be back next season, not to mention we will get Team Canada Gold Medal winner Emma Maltais back. Gonna be fun to see her playing for the Buckeyes one more season!
    Maybe in other conferences there was a lack of respect, but certainly not in the WCHA. We all know where the Buckeyes stood. But speaking of disrespect, I think any team that looks at the Beavers as an easy 3 points is going be in for an unpleasant awakening.

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  • osualum86
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    Originally posted by NMH View Post

    I talked to Levis after the game about the loss in Bemidji and how it basically cost them the regular season title. Even though it wasn't a big deal in the scheme of things, she said that game sort of shook them up a bit. They needed some "adversity" - generally Muzzy and this team function well thinking of themselves as disrespected underdogs. Truth or not, it was a good motivator for them. But I think having the mindset of "overcoming" that loss and then the Quinnipiac game worked well for them.

    It's similar to how the loss to Minnesota in the WCHA semi was a wake up call for UMD
    Really good point about that Bemidji game. I think this team actually was disrespected all season and they used that as motivation. I don't recall anyone mentioning Ohio State and National Title in the same sentence until maybe the selection show when they were the #1 overall seed and Angela Ruggiero predicted the Buckeyes would win it all. Should be a great challenge next season with Minnesota-Duluth getting the Frozen Four at Amsoil Arena. They will be a tough out at home if they make it to the Frozen Four. Most of our players will be back next season, not to mention we will get Team Canada Gold Medal winner Emma Maltais back. Gonna be fun to see her playing for the Buckeyes one more season!
    Last edited by osualum86; 04-05-2022, 01:18 AM.

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  • osualum86
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    Originally posted by NMH View Post

    I totally forgot to come check the boards to see who was at the games, so I'm sorry I didn't come say hi to anyone. I barely saw my friends/family while they were in Pegula.

    That being said, my husband was also on a knee scooter and he and my friends were so happy to tell me another lady there was on one, as well and that my husband and her shared a sort of chagrined commiserating look. I'm guessing that was Mrs. 86.
    I think I remember that, and it probably was Mrs 86! Thankfully the pin is out of her foot now and she is getting around without knee scooters or crutches!

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  • osualum86
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    Originally posted by pgb-ohio View Post
    I know of another family that had the same situation. After a fair amount of complaining, they were given a spot in the top row, on the side. That single row of seats came with individual chairs and a continuous table top. I presume those are usually premium seats. Or maybe they're normally used by the media. But they were perfect for someone in a wheelchair. Or using a knee walker.

    Anyhow, I wish I had known to coach you up on that.
    We were told we could go set there and went to set there, then were chased out because "we didn't have credentials." We should have been more vocal about it. Fast forward to now, Mrs. 86 got the pin taken out of her foot last Thursday and is now able to walk around, so next season we will be able to sit in normal seats with everyone else!

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  • pgb-ohio
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    Originally posted by D2D View Post
    Ohio State’s Nadine Muzerall is USCHO’s 2022 Coach of the Year

    Was there any doubt?
    "Congratulations to this year’s USCHO Coach of the Year, Nadine Muzerall."

    https://www.uscho.com/2022/03/31/wom...h-of-the-year/
    That's an insightful & well-written article. Thank you, ARM.

    And thanks to D2D for placing the link in the Buckeye thread.

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  • Steamboat
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    Originally posted by ARM View Post
    Was around the day of the NCAA Final.
    That was a nice writeup you did on Nadine Muzerall, by the way. I wasn't that cognizant of her when she was a player, but on the Gopher bench, she was the one giving instruction during tense game moments.

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  • ARM
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    Originally posted by Steamboat View Post
    Speaking of Duluth, where is Blackbeard?
    Was around the day of the NCAA Final.

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  • Steamboat
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    Originally posted by D2D View Post
    Ohio State’s Nadine Muzerall is USCHO’s 2022 Coach of the Year

    Was there any doubt?
    "Congratulations to this year’s USCHO Coach of the Year, Nadine Muzerall."

    https://www.uscho.com/2022/03/31/wom...h-of-the-year/
    Both schools that played the tournament final showcased topnotch coaching talent. Watch out for Duluth next year. Maura Crowell has done a great job restoring respectability to that program. Next year might be her turn.
    Speaking of Duluth, where is Blackbeard? I really appreciated the media links that got passed on from up north.

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  • D2D
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    Ohio State’s Nadine Muzerall is USCHO’s 2022 Coach of the Year

    Was there any doubt?
    "Congratulations to this year’s USCHO Coach of the Year, Nadine Muzerall."

    https://www.uscho.com/2022/03/31/wom...h-of-the-year/

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  • NMH
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    Hey Lindsey, could you email me when you see this?

    nicole.haase@uscho.com

    Thanks!

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  • NMH
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    Originally posted by pgb-ohio View Post

    On reflection, giving up the late goal to Quinnipiac may have been a blessing in disguise. Not that you'd ever voluntarily choose that scenario. But in the end, it didn't knock us out of the tournament. Instead, it made the Buckeyes stronger. The steely resolve with which the players closed out the two FF games was absolutely thrilling.

    Of course the waning moments were still agonizingly slow. But not the super slo-mo that that they might have been!
    I talked to Levis after the game about the loss in Bemidji and how it basically cost them the regular season title. Even though it wasn't a big deal in the scheme of things, she said that game sort of shook them up a bit. They needed some "adversity" - generally Muzzy and this team function well thinking of themselves as disrespected underdogs. Truth or not, it was a good motivator for them. But I think having the mindset of "overcoming" that loss and then the Quinnipiac game worked well for them.

    It's similar to how the loss to Minnesota in the WCHA semi was a wake up call for UMD

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  • NMH
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    Originally posted by osualum86 View Post

    Mrs 86 and I were sitting in the ADA section because she had surgery on her foot last month and is getting around with a knee walker these days.
    I totally forgot to come check the boards to see who was at the games, so I'm sorry I didn't come say hi to anyone. I barely saw my friends/family while they were in Pegula.

    That being said, my husband was also on a knee scooter and he and my friends were so happy to tell me another lady there was on one, as well and that my husband and her shared a sort of chagrined commiserating look. I'm guessing that was Mrs. 86.

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