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A Win and a Tie Against Lake State

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  • Saturday, October 15, 2022 9:25 PM
    Message # 12955551
    Anonymous member (Administrator)

    The team played well during the Oct. 7 game against Lake State. They played well early, got up a goal in the 2nd (at which point LSSU shored things up and played tougher).

    Despite the Lakers knotting things 1-1 early in the 3rd (largely the result of a 5 min. major on Matt Miller at the end of the 2nd), Tyler Weiss gets the game winner 5:39 into the period on a breakaway goal with an assist from Guevin (which is what Tyler needs to do... always).

    On Saturday, as SAM alluded to in the "Roster" thread, the FloSports webcast was out throughout most of the 1st period — so we don't know what exactly UNO looked like as they gave up 4 unanswered goals to Lake State. 

    I still think some of the lackluster moments we've seen the past two weekends has to do with the team not getting fired up for "non-marquee" opponents. 

    I'm *guessing* they came out flat and ran into a buzz saw. But I am curious to know how Latkoczy looked on some of those goals (4 goals on 8 shots isn't great). 

    TBH, Kucharski looks like he's starting to settle in. Kucharski was the goaltender of the year and AIC had the overall best GAA in the conference last season (Kucharski had the second best GAA). 

    Gabinet has shown a penchant for becoming skittish about his netminder after a bad performance. I'll be curious to see what happens next weekend. Like SAM, I think he'll give each goalie a game against Alaska, but only because the assumption is that Latkoczy is the future. 

    It was interesting to hear on the 1290 AM broadcast that Raythan Robbins is still with the team (he apparently didn't go to Muskegon). If there is trouble ahead, it wouldn't surprise me to see Robbins in net. 

    Anyhow... credit to UNO for coming back in the 2nd on Saturday and eventually tying things up. 

    A tie is better than a loss. I'm still not a fan of the 3-on-3 OT (since a win in that format is basically no better than a tie). The shootout doesn't count for anything unless conference points are on the line. 

    It's still disconcerting that UNO nearly went 1-3 against Niagara and Lake State to start the season. 

  • Sunday, October 16, 2022 9:51 AM
    Reply # 12955822 on 12955551

    Lake Superior are a bubble team. One season removed from a WCHA title and NCAA appearance. I suspect a lot of that was Mareks Mitens. But even Casey Roehl was talking about how the the Lakers are nearing the levels of success (at least culturally) that won them three titles.

    It's early. The Niagara loses hurt. But we'll just have to see what they look like at the end of the season.

    But, again, the expecations in Omaha are (or should be) low this season.

  • Sunday, October 16, 2022 4:37 PM
    Reply # 12956174 on 12955551

    To say that I dislike the 'tie rule' is putting it mildly. In the NHL a 3 on 3 OT is over as soon as either team scores, and if no one scores during the 5 minute OT THEN it is called a tie, with a shootout to determine who gets a bonus point. Otherwise  OT win is a win, not a tie.I see nothing wrong with that format for college.

    If the NCAA or the NCHC wants ties then the game should be over after 3 periods, no 5 minute and definitely no shootout. This would make either or both of them unpopular with fans but if you really believe in the sanctity of the game then you shouldn't let public opinion interfere with your outdated adherence to rules discarded a while ago by other levels.

  • Sunday, October 16, 2022 5:15 PM
    Reply # 12956206 on 12955551

    Would love to see Kucharski start both games in a series. 

    Pretty disappointed in the Flosports snafu... we'll never know. 

  • Sunday, October 16, 2022 6:27 PM
    Reply # 12956290 on 12956174
    Ed wrote:

    To say that I dislike the 'tie rule' is putting it mildly. 

    I just don't understand why Americans hate ties/draws.

    Some days neither team deserves to win.

    Some days neither team deserves to lose.

    Some days the teams are just evenly matched.

  • Sunday, October 16, 2022 7:13 PM
    Reply # 12956313 on 12955551

    Chris, I agree. I will say my preference is a 10 min 5x5. Keep it hockey, keep it strategy, to your point decide the game or don’t, cut the gimmicks. I’ve hear ‘that will make the game too long’. Then go home! Or start the game at 6:00 pm. Honestly how many overtime’s does a team play in a year? Two? Three? Wow, thirty minutes a season. I think that if an underdog is even with a favorite, then it should be decided the same way. And finally, I don’t buy that delay of game with 42 to go.

  • Sunday, October 16, 2022 8:51 PM
    Reply # 12956361 on 12955551

    Dug up the highlights from CCHA(.com).

    Not Latkoczy's fault. Not even certain it was a team effort to get to 0-4.

    First goal was a redirect that happened behind the goalie.

    Second goal was a rebound, right in the middle of 4 defenders. Latkoczy made the first save, but never located the rebound.

    Third goal was a breakaway, looks like maybe the goalie was guessing.

    Fourth goal was... (wait for it)... one-timer from the weak side (though, it was a PPG).

  • Monday, October 17, 2022 4:24 PM
    Reply # 12957490 on 12955551
    Anonymous member (Administrator)

    I also want to note that Victor Mancini went out with an injury during the Friday game (they said he was going to have X-rays this week). 

    Here are the highlights from Saturday (includes raw footage of the missing footage from the FloHockey webcast): 

  • Tuesday, October 18, 2022 8:17 AM
    Reply # 12958154 on 12955551

    Can you sit Mancini against Alaska without sending a message you're not taking the series seriously?

    I'd rather Mancini not play. Guevin, Lemay, Pennington, and Krenzen get a lot of ice to time sort things out. And Mancini is ready for NCHC play.

    If Ludtke becomes available -- which I suspect he won't -- then Mancini should definitely rest.

    Last modified: Tuesday, October 18, 2022 8:17 AM | Anonymous member
  • Tuesday, October 18, 2022 3:34 PM
    Reply # 12958909 on 12956290
    Anonymous wrote:
    Ed wrote:

    To say that I dislike the 'tie rule' is putting it mildly. 

    I just don't understand why Americans hate ties/draws.

    Some days neither team deserves to win.

    Some days neither team deserves to lose.

    Some days the teams are just evenly matched.

    I can think of only a couple of professional or serious amateur sports world wide that don't have some form of overtime or tiebreaker: the various forms of racing (auto-bobsled-running, cycling etc) and soccer. With racing, it is probably technically possible for a race to end in a dead heat, but professional races have cameras and/or timers to check who crossed the finish line first, and the odds of both people or vehicles crossing the finish line at exactly the same time, when measured in 100ths of a second, are extremely small. Soccer CAN have a small extra period or a shootout in some leagues, but almost all high school or greater teams have an automatic Extra Time made up of the time lost during the game due to injuries or other official time stoppages during the game. This Extra time allows the teams to play beyond the  90 official minutes of a game. The difference here I guess is that Extra Time is played even if the score is not tied at the end of regulation. 

    In professional leagues Rugby has OT, Cricket can have them for tournaments, in Curling if the score is tied after the last END then play continues until there is a winner, so it's not just Americans that don't like ties. I can remember when the NFL would ONLY play overtime for playoff and championship games, regular season ties remained a tie. OT was first added in 1974 and overtime rules have been modified multiple times since.

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