NCHC 2018-2019

  • Tuesday, March 12, 2019 10:42 PM
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    Anonymous wrote:
    Anonymous wrote:

    According to Elite Prospects, Goberis is playing ACHA at Metro State University of Denver. He has 8 goal sand 8 assists in 7 games.


    You were the one pushing Goberis as recently as a month ago. Totally did not catch the change on his twitter - no longer listed as committed.


    I was pushing but got the news that he left on MP Facebook. Shame, but it happens. Unless he’s going to transfer back in the fall. We’d know that in April, but it’s doubtful.

  • Tuesday, March 12, 2019 11:01 PM
    Reply # 7216133 on 6895937

    And we can’t forget Prokop, Miller and Bremer. I believe Prokop signed an NLI, meaning 19/20. Miller seems to be 19/20 and I assume Bremer is possible.

  • Wednesday, March 13, 2019 8:02 PM
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    Didn't forget Prokop. He just fell outside the comparison.

    By my count, right now the Mavericks are set for 15 forwards and 12 defense. Something tells me Gabinet intends to dress 12 and 7 on a regular basis, next year.

    (I'm also hoping it means we start redshirting players.)

  • Thursday, March 14, 2019 2:01 PM
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    Anonymous wrote:
    Anonymous wrote:

    I’d also keep an eye on Joey Abate. I just have a feeling he’ll be a really solid forward for the Mavs. 


    Abate, Boyer, and Sullivan all look like they are going end up in the 35-45 point range this season. Similar numbers to Galt, Spinner, Jordan, Pulkkinen, and Conley.

    Oddly, Morelli topped out at 23 points in juniors.

    It's a crapshoot, but if you're looking at projections....


    You’re correct. It really is a crapshoot...

    Morelli really came into his own this season (in particular) and has improved from his early days at UNO. Granted, there is a lot less depth on the roster than the team had in the 2015-16 season. 

    One of the things Gabinet has mentioned is the “lack” of competition on the roster in 2018-19 (meaning players haven’t been pushed this season like he’d prefer). 

    Just guessing off the top of my head, but I’d say everyone coming in next season will suit up at some point. 

    There are so many areas that need improvement. 

    If we hadn’t had Anchorage on the schedule this season, it’s possible the Mavs would be sitting at 7 wins right now. They’ve got to find a way to do better than winning 20-25% of their regular season games next season. 
  • Thursday, March 14, 2019 3:49 PM
    Reply # 7223438 on 6895937

    Once thing that is certain, Gabby and company need to change the strength and conditioning program.

    I'm hoping we are bringing in a few guys who are more willing to 'bang and crash' and engage physically. We've see a few players sniff that, but we just don't have a dog in those fights - Ward can be that, Primeau has the size too, and Kothenbeutel has the energy to be a pest... but all three were freshmen, and I think a little intimidated.

    Then we need to get stronger on sticks. It was a glaring difference between us and Notre Dame - and then it kept showing up in conference play. Stretching, reaching, trying to make a cute play (and avoid contact) instead of claiming and owning. Not sure what the fix is here.

  • Thursday, March 14, 2019 7:28 PM
    Reply # 7224786 on 6895937

    That is what I thought Sundberg, Spinner and Pickup would have contributed. From the scouting reports, it appears 3 or 4 of the recruits should bring but time will tell. Denver game 2 we showed substantial physicality, especially in the first period, and I think it put them off a bit. This weekend, they’ll have to bring THAT game.

  • Friday, March 15, 2019 12:49 PM
    Reply # 7226259 on 6895937

    Pickup doesn't strike me as a physical player. Then again, neither did Ward and Weiss at the start of the season.

    I suspect Sundberg has been hurt. It's the only logical explanation for his absence. And he was a physical force last year.

  • Sunday, March 17, 2019 7:59 AM
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    A long season comes to a close for the UNO hockey team. 

    would also like to thank UND and Miami for participating -- you get nothing you loose! good day sir! (wish we could post gifs)

    I'm sure there are folks jumping out the window in grand forks this am.  Sioux sports should be a dumpster fire the next day or so.  going to be interesting attendance wise for the frozen faceoff.  hopefully UMD and SCSU will pack the place.

    DU is now the only team to make the frozen faceoff every year, and if CC wins today, Omaha will be the only team to never make the frozen faceoff

    the refs finally call a make up penalty on the gophers to right the wrong in the national championship game from 2002 :-) :--)

    Motzko was livid -- don't blame him -- very weak call in the overtime. 

    some interesting game 3's today: the top seed in atlantic hockey has never won that tournament. 

    Still staying with my CC and BC picks today

    and who would have predicted Brown with a sweep of quinnipiac?

    anyone going to be going to the frozen faceoff next week? if so stop by section 114 row 20 and say hello.   -- I'm fully on the SCSU bandwagon.  would love to make it 4 National Championships in a row for the NCHC.

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  • Monday, March 18, 2019 4:04 PM
    Reply # 7230251 on 6895937
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    UNO’s road record the past two seasons...

    2017-18:  5-13-0
    2018-19:  2-15-1

    UNO won a single road game in the first half of the season (at WMU on Nov. 10) and a single road game in the second half of the season (at Miami on Feb. 8). 

    If you’re looking at what needs to happen next season, the team needs to grind out a few more wins on the road. Overall, UNO was 7-9-2 at home this season. 

    The team went 3-14-1 after Jan. 1 this season. 

    The past two seasons the team has gone 1-8-1 (combined) in the month of March. 

    North Dakota Head Coach Brad Berry came out this week and told the Grand Forks Herald that the coaching staff will scrutinize everything in the offseason. UNO likely needs to do the same thing during this offseason. 

    During the Dean Blais years, the team generally did well in non-conference play. 

    This season UNO was 4-5-1 in non-conference play. Sweeps of Arizona State and Alaska-Anchorage at home pushed that number to ~.500. 

    Ultimately, they have to find a way to be more competitive in conference play. 

    UNO gave up the 7th most goals in the NCAA this season (132) and were tied for 40th in goals scored (90) out of 60 D-1 college hockey programs.

    The Mavs also gave up the most goals in NCHC play (89 goals in 24 games) and was second-to-last in goals for (56 goals — only Denver scored fewer with 54 goals in conference play). 

    Across 36 games, UNO gave up an average of 3.66 goals against. 

    Across 36 games, UNO scored 2.5 goals per game. 

    An oddball stat — but one worth considering — is the fact that UNO is ranked 47th (out of 60 teams) in shots. They’ll need to see if they can generate more offense next season (which will require improvements in the transition game next season). 

    We’ll hope that things can turn around next season. 

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  • Monday, March 18, 2019 9:01 PM
    Reply # 7233491 on 6895937

    The Mavs need to find a sustained offensive strategy. In the last 4 years, Powerplay goals have been the strategy, just like hope, and hope, folks, is not a strategy. They have also had considerable difficulty developing a shutdown defense. Icing aside, we’ve shown considerable inability to do other than pass the puck to their pointman. Lastly, I would like to see Gabs make them practice breakaways until their ears bleed and play sudden death overtime for the right to eat dinner. There I feel better.

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