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NCHC 2022-2023

  • Wednesday, September 21, 2022 3:58 PM
    Message # 12927687

    With Media Day tomorrow here is the annual thread:

    first the NCHC predictions and comments: (prediction from first to worst)

    1)UMD

    Bringing in some top notch forwards with Isaac Howard to go along side Dominic James and Blake Biondi plus they add to their defense with Miami transfer Derek Daschke. -- I just have a feeling that this could be a very good year for UMD

    2) UND

    Lots of talent up front with Riese Gaber and other forwards bringing in MSU transfer Drew DeRidder backstops a very good defensive unit

    3) DU

    They may slip a little but there still is loads of talent on the roster: carter Mazur is back and their freshman class looks really good on paper

    4) St cloud

    Goaltending may be an issue here: I'm not sold on Dominic Basse

    5) CC

    second-year coach Kris Mayotte has this team on the rise. Bryan Yoon comes back on the blue line and there is a lot to like about this team.

    6) Western

    Lots of turnover on the roster so they have some work to do this year.

    7) UNO

    I feel that the window of opportunity closed last year and the Mavericks are entering the mike kemp 2.0 era.

    Not much talent not much scoring (especially 5 on 5) and this could be a long year. Don't be fooled with some wins against another weak non-conference schedule.

    8) Miami: Ludvig Persson is back but needs help. like the mavericks scoring is an issue with them. either they score in bunches or they don't score at all.

    Elsewhere:

    In Hockey east I think BU will be much better with pandolfo I'm picking them first.  Also UMass and Northeastern should be in the mix

    ECAC:  I think it's a two horse race between Quinnipiac and Harvard

    Big10:  Have to favor Minnesota here -- boatload of talent

    WCHA:  Mankato with Hastings group of 30 year olds are head and shoulders above the rest.

    Atlantic:  Probably have to pic AIC again:  they have turned into a solid program. -- Watch out for Canisius.  


  • Thursday, September 22, 2022 1:42 PM
    Reply # 12929086 on 12927687
    Anonymous member (Administrator)
    If goaltending is solid for UNO (which is hard to read at this point), they could compete for the 5/6 spot (it's a big "if"). 

    The one thing the Mavs failed to get were any significant scoring threats in the transfer portal. 

    But... Joaquin "Jo" Lemay, Jacob Guevin, and Griffin Ludtke added to the D-corps is intriguing (we'll see if any of them have the impact that Brandon Scanlin did). 

    If this team plays a disciplined, lock-it-down style of hockey — and if any of the new goalies is solid — they could have a decent season. 

    The big issue is up front for this team. COVID impacted when some of these players arrived at UNO, but lots of 21-year olds among the incoming forwards. 

    They've logged a lot of playing time in juniors — and most of the #s improved last season for the freshmen forwards on our roster. 

    The question is whether or not there are any breakout performers in the bunch. 

    I like Cam Mitchell, and I think Slipec and Abgrall could be pleasant surprises. Tyler Rollwagen is a player we've been following for a long time, and he should be solid (I tend to like the players who come out of Shattuck St. Mary's). Ray Fust, in my opinion, is a wild card. 
    Last modified: Thursday, September 22, 2022 1:43 PM | Anonymous member (Administrator)
  • Monday, October 03, 2022 6:59 AM
    Reply # 12940399 on 12927687

    Week one is in the books and the mavs reclaim the silver sow award!

    A good sign that UNO put up 7 goals on the national runner up.  Jury is still out on this team though.  Can Omaha carry that momentum into the regular season?

    a little concerned about the sustained lack of offensive zone time.  

    Pivonka (the notre dame transfer) had a nice start in a mav uniform. 

    defense looks extremely solid.  thought lemay had a very good game 

    elsewhere:  It's only one game but it looks like western michigan has some work to do.  

    BU (my hockey east pick) put up a ton of goals.  A nice sign that a coaching change did that team wonders.


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