Friday, February 11, 2011

Seawolves 1 - UND 6

The Seawolves were hoping to get a foothold on the inside track to a home ice playoff bid but instead they were downed 6-1 in a game who's score both did and didn't reflect the quality of the play on the ice.  UND fully deserved all the goals they scored.  The Seawolves however probably deserved to have gotten a couple more.  Dell came up real solid for UND on multiple scoring chances in the first period.  And UND finished theirs.

No fault on Chris Kamal in the net.  The first goal was exactly what Matt Frattin does.  He scored a goal scorer's goal off a faceoff.  Quality shot.  Defensively the Seawolves didn't play their best game yet there were lots of noticeable quality efforts in their own zone by lots of different guys.  But a couple of UND's other goals were also results of miscues in the defensive end by UAA players.  So yeah, mixed bag.

The score comes down to executing scoring chances.  Lots of other parts of the game were fairly evenly played.  The Seawolves power plays looked dangerous for the most part.  The penalty kill did a good job overall.  

Craig Parkinson probably said it best during his 2nd period break interview when he said something like, "I don't know ... I guess it's just not our night."  Sometimes it just isn't.

Going into Grand Forks the idea though was to come out of there with some points.  There's still two points up for grab tomorrow.  Tonight's game is exactly the sort of result that should generate some motivation to put together the sort of game that's needed to meet the goal.

The results from other games mostly favored the Seawolves in terms of the race for 5th.  SCSU took a step up the ladder with a 8-2 win over Duluth to gain ground in the race.  CC dropped a game to Mankato and Minnesota lost to DU.  So CC and UAA are still tied for 6th with 20 points.  Gophers are one back with 19 and SCSU now has 18.  Mankato is now lurking with 16.

Let's hope the Seawolves can rally tomorrow night and get the 2 points they need.  Go Seawolves!!!

22 comments:

Suze said...

Didn't see Mankato beating CC 5-1, or SCSU downing Duluth 8-2. Wow.

Keep your chins up Seawolves. You have another night at redemption!! Now play like we know you can tomorrow night. Shut up that crowd!!

Note to UND announcer: The Seahawks play football, not hockey.

Anonymous said...

6 - 1, Six to one, sic 2 -oun. Come the fuck on! That was a ass kicking if I have ever seen one. Let's go Wolves, we are better than that, jezze for crying out loud,fuck, fuck, fuck me to tears. Better get a grip boys,I do mean BOYS !! Play like you got a pair :( UA_ WINS in OT shoot out tonight. Make it happen!!

BBEF said...

I feel your pain guys but outside of a CC win this is was what I was hoping for (along with DU beating the Gophers). I think it would be fun to face UAA in the first round but another trip to Anchorage really isn’t in my budget for this year. Can UAA come back down to Colorado please?

Donald Dunlop said...

Sorry BBEF ... we'll be hosting Minnesota up here.

BBEF said...

Are you putting us in 8th? I just want home ice but if you're putting CC in 8th... I'll say you can eat a dick Donald.

BBEF said...

Eat it with your captain crunch berries... fool...

BBEF said...

Do you really think CC's fate is 8th place? If so, you can suck a fart out of my ass!

Anonymous said...

Oh my, someone hit a nerve! :)

Donald Dunlop said...

For anyone interested Jordan Kwas sat out due to "an illness" was late afternoon word from trainer that I didn't see prior to gametime. I also got the lines from Dallas Baldwin but I didn't see those either.

Um ... yeah. I'll check my email before game time from now on.

Faceoff's were 29-21 in UNDs favor.

I was pleased with what I saw from Justin Kirchhevel. He was on the ice for two of the teams better offensive shifts on the night.

puckdangler said...

Go Seawolves, Go!! This is the time to bear down and come away with a hard earned win against a tough team. Go UAA!

A Seawolves Fanatic said...

I'm gonna be stuck on campus tomorrow, just to make sure is UND's webcast free?

Anonymous said...

Score could have been or should have been 10-0 so lop-sided was the play. The Wolves answered the opening bell with a defeatist attitude. For a big, physical team, save for #36 and #18, they were pushed around and intimidated all night. It was tough to watch. Somebody please slap that little bitch Hextall. All night the coach rotated the players whether they were going or not. Players made horrible non-hustle mistakes and were right out there next shift. Stupid. The bench needs to get in the game, and it's their job to get the players ready. Should be more competitive game tonight. Gundy, of course, will start. Last night ND goalie was solid but certainly not spectacular. Wolves need two points a hell of a lot more than ND. Stop waving your sticks and hit somebody.

Anonymous said...

Hextall is a pretty dirty player, indeed. UAA needs to be more physical and move their feet tonight!!

Donald Dunlop said...

How doesn't that elbow to the head not draw a Contact To the Head misconduct?

Anonymous said...

Because it was thrown by UND.

Anonymous said...

Chatroom going to be up? :D

Anonymous said...

UND's audio cast is always free

AKfan said...

Really disappointed in the outcome of this series. The guys didn't start playing tonight until there was 6 minutes left in the game. Gonna have to have a better effort to get points from UNO next weeked, home or not.

At least Matt Bailey is a bright spot. Leads the team in goals and he is only a freshman! Way to go Matt. I sure hope he and Mellor are paired up next season.

A Seawolves Fanatic said...

D hope ya feel better.

This courtesy of Yahoo Sports talking about Curtis Glencross. (Which means they stole it from ESPN)

LW Curtis Glencross continues to have a hot hand. His goal gives him one in each of the last four games, five in six games and seven in 10 outings. Glencross, who is a pending unrestricted free agent, has a career-high 17 goals this season.

Crb1 said...

As a huge Fighting Sioux fan I know for a fact that this UAA program is just getting better and better each year. Don't let the outcome of this weekend distract you from that. This UAA program can take down any team on any given night. I do hope that your team can get home ice in the WCHA playoffs this year and treat the faithful fans of UAA to a great time. I know how hard it is for teams to play you guys in your own rink. Good luck the rest of the way out.

Alaskana said...

Crb1, it's nice to see someone from the other team reach out across the fence. Many people just look at UAA's finishing place in the WCHA standings and judge them only on that aspect without looking at their relative upward progress from year to year. I think coach Shyiak's long range plan (started when he came on in 05') will come to fruition in the next year or two. Thanks for being one who 'gets it'. :)

Anonymous said...

Dude, you going to write something, I was waiting for your Sunday night rant.

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