Losing by a big margin in the WCHA can carry the burden of shame. Such a thing is not the case for the Seawolves after losing 8-3 to St. Cloud tonight. Why? Because tonight's game didn't turn into a blowout until about the 10 minute mark of the 3rd period. It wouldn't be the first time a team ran out of gas on the road in the last 10 minutes of a two game road series. No shame in that.
For 110 out of 120 minutes this weekend the Seawolves played exactly the kind of hockey that they'll need this next weekend against Fairbanks and during the last furlong of the WCHA season and playoffs. There were lots of bright spots and things we can look forward to.
Hopefully there aren't too many hung heads on the trip home. This team should actually be feeling pretty confident. We've all been saying here that they've been playing good hockey and well ... they have. So I can imagine this is a team that will come back hungry to take care of the state bragging rights business. And one that going forward will have something to prove to it's WCHA opponents.
Finally, just let me say that there is too much good going in with the team for me to spend any time thinking about or concerning myself with that last 10 mintues.