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UMD Series - Nov. 11-12, 2022

  • Saturday, November 12, 2022 10:56 AM
    Message # 12986836
    Anonymous member (Administrator)

    For the first time (in a while) the "Friday Night Mavs" didn't show up. 

    Sullivan's goal midway through the 1st was a good tone setter (the team plays better when they score first). I will say that Krenzen's shot from the National Bank of Commerce logo looked (from the replay) like it went in without being tipped by by Sully (off his skate maybe?), but the video quality on these things isn't great. 

    UNO didn't get rattled when they went down 2-1 in the latter half of the 2nd. Berg had a breakaway opportunity late in the 2nd that he wasn't able to put home. 

    The good news was that Mueller got the equalizer early in the 3rd on the PP. The dot-to-dot pass across the slot from Guevin to Mueller was setup by a pass from Lemay (the "French Connection" strikes again). 

    With 8:27 left in the 3rd, Miller gets the GWG (on the PP). 

    Then all hell broke loose (again). 

    A couple minutes later, UMD's Wyatt Kaiser barrels into Jake Kucharski. The official doesn't blow the whistle. Chris suggests the official might have been intent on the puck that hit the post that he might not have seen the tangle: 



    That's a definite possibility, but play continued while Kucharski was laying facedown in the crease. The Bulldog fans and TV play-by-play guy were upset, but calling Kaiser for the charging was the right call. 

    If the whistle had been blown for the initial contact immediately after, we might have avoided the minors on Miller and UMD's Olson (after what fans in the arena thought was a UMD goal in the aftermath of Kaiser's charge). 

    Anyhow, a good win for UNO. 

    I'll be interested to see what happens Saturday night. I'm starting to wonder when we'll see Latkoczy in net again. Gabinet seems to be a fairly conservative guy who likes to pick the safe netminder, and right now Kucharski seems to be that player. 
  • Saturday, November 12, 2022 3:51 PM
    Reply # 12987098 on 12986836

    Alternate opinion, it was the official at center ice away from the play’s call. He must have been checking his phone…

  • Saturday, November 12, 2022 9:24 PM
    Reply # 12987302 on 12986836
    MP wrote:

    ...suggests the official might have been intent on the puck that hit the post that he might not have seen the tangle

    I was kinda speaking from experience on that.

    One time I missed a call completely. Player had a partial breakaway, and as I'm watching the play there is an obvious penalty -- everyone in the building saw it (including me). But my through process was: "this is not a penalty shot."

    Forgot to call the penalty.

    Humbled myself, and talked to the coach about it between periods.

    Sometimes you just focus on the wrong part of the equation.

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