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  • Sunday, November 07, 2021 9:07 AM
    Reply # 12107515 on 11093768

    despite a very bad 3 minutes on Friday the mavs escape with a split against miami.  I think escape is the right word for this weekend.  The tests get a lot tougher next weekend on the road against st. cloud.

    mavs have started very slow in every game this year (with the possible exception of saturdays game)  that needs to be fixed otherwise they will dig themselves a big hole that they may not be able to escape from.  Injuries are also a concern as miller sundberg and primeau all out with injuries saturday.

    Elsewhere:  impressive sweep by north dakota over denver.  denver only musters two goals on the weekend and you have to wonder if the scoreing woes for DU has returned.  

    UMD also impressive with getting a hard earned split at western.  lawson a very tough place to earn points.  

    Mankato throws in a major clunker against ferris on friday but nice bounce back win saturday.

    Harvard grinds out a win against cornell then turns around and beats a pretty good colgate team.  as mentioned previously keep an eye on that harvard team this year.  they could be very good.
     
    Bu and the hockey east dumpster fire in full effect:

    With Northern Michigan sweeping BU, Hockey East is currently 1-7-1 against CCHA and Big Ten teams. Overall 9-20-3 against non-Atlantic Hockey teams.

    and not to turn this into a shitstorm debate:  I was glad that baxter dropped the mask mandate.  no one really followed it anyway. 

  • Tuesday, November 09, 2021 7:58 AM
    Reply # 12112905 on 11093768

    Will surely be interesting how things go against St. Cloud, Miami always gives the Mavs fits with the trap and their Goaltender(s) faced 70+ shots. Like Pennington, Mueller and all of the "new kids". Yes, injuries are of concern, especially 3 of the "big men". Looking forward to getting them all back...

  • Sunday, November 14, 2021 12:36 PM
    Reply # 12126416 on 11093768

    Saturday night was the austin roden show as the mavs get a very nice extra point.  even though the mavs were banged up I think friday night showed how far they have to go to reach the top eschelon of the NCHC.   St. cloud outplayed the mavs most of the weekend.   

    Glad Roden stuck with the mavs.  he could probably be the starter at a lot of schools.

    Hopefully UNO will have a get well weekend up in fairbanks however that has historically never been a good trip for the mavs.

    A big issue is the current injury situration.   hopefully saville primeau and everyone else won't be out for a long period of time.   after UAF they have a week off before back to the nchc grind.

    elsewhere: Western Michigan still showing they are very good at lawson, away from there not so much as DU sweeps them.  DU found their scoring touch scoring 5 each night.

    North Dakota had a tussle with Miami saturday but found a way to get it done.  (something that the mavs failed to do)

    Ryan fanti for UMD allowed zero goals this weekend to keep his shutout streak in tact.  pretty impressive.

    speaking of impressive how about mankato putting the beat down on BGSU.  

    and after pumping up harvard for 2 weeks in a row they get waxed by clarkson and can only salvage a tie against st. lawrence.

    cornell had an impressive weekend scoring 11 against RPI.  the ecac may come down to cornell and harvard.  (but don't count out quinnipiac as well)

    Minnesota had a meltdown in their game friday allowing OSU to comeback from 3-0 to win 4-3




  • Monday, November 15, 2021 12:10 AM
    Reply # 12127504 on 12126416
    Quinn wrote:

     even though the mavs were banged up I think friday night showed how far they have to go to reach the top eschelon of the NCHC.   St. cloud outplayed the mavs most of the weekend.   

    I didn't see it as dominant as the score indicated. St. Cloud wins the battles on 50/50 pucks along the boards and in front of the net. But for the most part the teams traded chances the entire night. This has been a problem for several years. We need to clean it up.

    Are we top echelon? No. That still needs to be earned through results. Are we far off? Also no. I think winning those battles (especially against Miami...) is that missing piece. Gotta be strong on the stick in the dirty areas.


  • Sunday, November 21, 2021 12:55 PM
    Reply # 12140919 on 11093768

    Lots of positives from this weekend:  A very nice sweep on the road
    joey abate gets rewarded for his hard work
    the Freshmen especially Mueller and Berg stepped up in a big way
    no one got injured and the mavs get a bye week to heal up.

    (as an aside I did acquire another jersey over the weekend -- someone stop me!)

    all in all a very awesome weekend for the mavs and a well deserved rest.

    Elsewhere:  we all know western is very good at lawson but I'm a little surpised that they were able to sweep st. cloud.
    we shall see how good western is when they go on the road.   I'm not sold on them yet.

    I'm not too worried about st. cloud.  They still are a very dangerous team.

    Denver had no problems with Miami and looks as though their offense is back in a big way.

    Notre Dame Sweeping michigan was a bit of a surprise.

    and I haven't talked much about atlantic hockey, but I do like Canisius even though they did loose to mercyhurst over the weekend.  don't sleep on them this year.


  • Sunday, November 21, 2021 11:30 PM
    Reply # 12141527 on 12140919
    Quinn wrote:

    and I haven't talked much about atlantic hockey, but I do like Canisius even though they did loose to mercyhurst over the weekend.  don't sleep on them this year.

    No mention of Bentley upending AIC?
  • Monday, November 22, 2021 9:18 AM
    Reply # 12142266 on 11093768
    I’m off most social media/websites, so I’m curious if anyone knows if Roden or Seville is our starting goalie?  Roden has done a pretty good job the last few games but I don’t need to create drama where none really exists. 
  • Wednesday, November 24, 2021 8:39 AM
    Reply # 12146183 on 11093768

    It is Saville's net, when he's healthy.

    But Roden's save percentage is astronomical.

  • Thursday, November 25, 2021 6:43 AM
    Reply # 12147570 on 11093768

    Time and again, Roden has come up big in the back up role. We have a good tandem and, a sense of comfort knowing that both tenders can come up big. Not to say that either can't have a bad night, but to me they are interchangeable.

  • Friday, November 26, 2021 12:05 PM
    Reply # 12149096 on 11093768
    Anonymous member (Administrator)

    Ed: Saville got injured during the 2nd period of the Friday St. Cloud State game. I'm hoping he's back for the CC series. 

    Roden looks comfortable in net. He also looks comfortable playing on the Olympic-size ice (which St. Cloud and Fairbanks both have). 

    He had the 6th best save % during his final season in the BCHL. He also logged a lot of time in net (4th in overall minutes). 

    He kind of reminds me of former UNO goalie Jerad Kaufmann. He might not be the flashiest goaltender — and he isn't an NHL draft pick — but he's a pretty dependable workhorse in net. 

    *****

    I know we haven't yet gotten into the meat of the NCHC schedule, but I'm impressed with Cameron Berg (F) and Ty Mueller (F) the past few games. Nice to see the younger players meshing well in the lineup with all the injuries. 

    (Hopefully, we'll see Primeau, Sundberg, Miller and Tychonick back for the CC series.)

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