Posts tagged hockey
Posts tagged hockey
Gopher Women’s Hockey: Pay Attention To This
Brandt Lifts Gophers Past Beavers, 4-3
Sophomore Hannah Brandt (Vadnais Heights, Minn.) scored the game-winning goal with 7:19 remaining in the third period to break a 3-3 tie and give the No. 1 Minnesota women’s hockey team a 4-3 win and a series sweep over Bemidji State at the Sanford Center Saturday evening.
Brandt led the Gophers with three points on two goals and one assist, and junior Rachael Bona (Coon Rapids, Minn.) had one goal and one assist as the Gophers earned their NCAA-record 57th consecutive win.
Do you even understand what is happening? Do you?! *shakes head* Look, read this …
The last men’s team to finish unbeaten, and the last college team to do so before the 2012–13 Minnesota women, was the 1983–84 Bemidji State Beavers, who were then competing in Division II, a level of competition that no longer conducts a championship. Among schools in the top level of men’s ice hockey, the last unbeaten season was by the Cornell Big Red in 1969–70, who went 29–0–0 in the University Division (the predecessor to today’s Division I).
The 1955–56 Clarkson Golden Knights were undefeated (23–0–0), and Coach Bill Harrison won the NCAA Coach of the Year award, but Clarkson skipped the NCAA tournament because Clarkson had seniors with (4) years of college play which was against NCAA rules at the time.
The most consecutive professional ice hockey wins by a team is 21 by the Cardiff Devils (UK) in the Elite Ice Hockey League (UK) from 31 October 2010 to 15 January 2011. The Devils outscored opponents by a combined score of 111-38 during their perfect run.
The longest NHL Winning Streak Overall: 35 games, by 1979–80 Philadelphia Flyers (25 wins, 10 ties)
Jesus, you guys, this is the longest winning streak in hockey on any level, and it is happening in Minnesota.
I mean, what can you say … girls rule, boys drool.
I have yet to see a report on ESPN. Even last year when they were going for back to back championships the news media here in the city would only have little blurbs about them - which pissed a lot of people off because all of us knew what was going on. Lets just say the reports have gotten longer and they are no longer buried on the 13th page.
Women’s hockey appreciation post
Golden Gophers back to back National Champions with an undefeated season!
Two days later the miracle was made complete. My boys defeated Finland to win the gold medal, coming from behind once again. As I watched them out there, celebrating on the ice, I realized that Patti had been right. It was a lot more than a hockey game, not only for those who watched it, but for those who played in it. I’ve often been asked in the years since Lake Placid what was the best moment for me. Well, it was here - the sight of 20 young men of such differing backgrounds now standing as one. Young men willing to sacrifice so much of themselves all for an unknown. A few years later, the U.S. began using professional athletes at the Games - Dream Teams. I always found that term ironic because now that we have Dream Teams, we seldom ever get to dream. But on one weekend, as America and the world watched, a group of remarkable young men gave the nation what it needed most - a chance, for one night, not only to dream, but a chance, once again, to believe.
- Herb Brooks (Miracle)
Lets get this started
U of M vs UND
Starting line ups
UND escapes close one Western Michigan almost tied game.
six unanswered goals
Hockey is life where I come from. Not gonna lie. I was on skates by the age of four. I can still smell the cool air of an ice rink, hear the crisp cut of a sharp skate cutting into the freshly cleaned ice.
I grew up in ice arenas. My brothers were six and eight years older than I am. I got used to playing with my dolls, coloring, falling asleep, and my favorite trying to beat the Zamboni up and down the rink.
By the time I was ten I knew which teams to hate, which teams were ok, and that we cheered for the northern teams when it came to tourney time. I have grown to believe the State Hockey Tournament should be a state holiday. It is second to the Texas football tournament, I believe.
When my brothers played hockey, they knew how to hit people. They went in and they tried to knock them through the boards and glass. Sometimes the succeeded.
Hockey is a physical sport, those of us that enjoy it like to see it physical. We like to see open ice hits, big hits in the boards, and somebody who has their head down get their bell rung. We want all of these hits to be clean.
The problem today is that a lot of the kids do not know how to hit. They go into the hit with their hands up, so their hands and stick hit the head of the person they are hitting. There are very few hip checks anymore.
I know they are trying to take some of the hitting out of the game, a lot of dad’s don’t like this, they call it girls hockey (honestly some people like women’s sports more because it isn’t as physical and they have to know how to actually play the sport without showing off or beating the shit out of the other players). I think if we started to teach the kids how to hit correctly we wouldn’t have this problem. The youth also need to know how to take a hit, not to be afraid of it.
I do not think taking out the physical side of hockey is the right thing to do, I think the youth need to learn how to hit correctly.
I am writing all of this because of the high school kid who was hit from behind when playing a hockey game. Basically what that means is he had no idea that the people that hit him were coming and he was close to the boards. So when he was hit his head and body went into the boards, causing the injury. Sometimes people can “sense” people coming, so they are able to absorb the hit. Usually if you are hit from behind you have no clue that you are about to get hit.
Part of me thinks, oh it’s BSM (prep school), and all the rivalry stuff comes back to me. Than I stop to think how this kid woke up one day, like every other day, went to the rink, was joking with friends, put on his hockey uniform like so many times before, was playing a game he loved, and because of one hit he is paralyzed. Damn. Not only is his life changed, the whole family dynamic is changed.
Instead of spending evenings at the rink, they will be spending evenings at the hospital. His little brother will not get used to the hospital, and while he too may play hockey and his parents will try to make his life as “normal” as possible their minds will be with the son that is laying flat on a hospital bed.
I’m asking for you to please pray for Jack and his family. For the two boys that hit him and their families, and for the BSM team, that they are able to heal from this.
Please check out his caring bridge site.
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Here is the video story.