Saturday, February 18, 2012

Seawolves Burned In Last 10 Minutes

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.

40 comments:

Tired of Losin said...

There's no shame in getting roled 8-3. Whatever. Moral victories in Shyiaks 8th year shouldn't be in our lexicon for Seawolve hockey. New league next year = new coach.

Anonymous said...

Dear Tired @ 7:59: I don't think the new league starts until the season after next.

But speaking of the new leagues, after all is said and done, does anyone think they'll still be some major changes (teams jumping to other leagues, etc.?) Also, how does the Big Ten work if they don't wind up adding four more teams before they get rolling?

Thanks for any explanation!

Sign me Confused in the Chugach.

Anonymous said...

Here are the updated conferences for the start of the 2013 season…

ATLANTIC HOCKEY (12 teams, unchanged)
Air Force
American International
Army
Bentley
Canisius
Connecticut
Holy Cross
Mercyhurst
Niagara
Rochester Institute of Technology
Robert Morris
Sacred Heart

BIG TEN (6 teams, new)
Michigan (from CCHA)
Michigan State (from CCHA)
Minnesota (from WCHA)
Ohio State (from CCHA)
Penn State (from independent)
Wisconsin (from WCHA)

CCHA (Disbands after 2012-13)

ECAC HOCKEY (12 teams, unchanged)
Brown
Clarkson
Colgate
Cornell
Dartmouth
Harvard
Princeton
Quinnipiac
Rensselaer
St. Lawrence
Union
Yale

HOCKEY EAST (11 teams, Notre Dame)
Boston College
Boston University
Maine
Massachusetts
Massachusetts-Lowell
Merrimack
New Hampshire
Northeastern
Providence
Vermont
Notre Dame (CCHA)

NCHC (8 teams, new)
Colorado College (from WCHA)
Denver (from WCHA)
Miami (from CCHA)
Minnesota-Duluth (from WCHA)
Nebraska-Omaha (from WCHA)
North Dakota (from WCHA)
St. Cloud State (from WCHA)
Western Michigan (from CCHA)

WCHA (5 new)
Alaska (from CCHA)
Alaska-Anchorage
Bemidji State
Ferris State (from CCHA)
Lake Superior State (from CCHA)
Michigan Tech
Minnesota State
Northern Michigan (CCHA)
Bowling Green (CCHA)

INDEPENDENT (1 team)
Alabama-Huntsville




--Confused in the Chugach

Alaska Hockey said...

shake off saturday night, we have the Dump Bears from the frozen village to slap around come Friday and I can't wait.

Anonymous said...

The goalie quit last night. Wasn't pulled. Just skated over and said I'v had enough. Sad.

Anonymous said...

Alaska Hockey
Dump Bears from frozen village.
Great post! Made me laugh out loud.

Anonymous said...

If true that truly is sad. We outplayed them for much of that game last night, and Gundy let in several soft goals he should have had. He was off from the start, just not his night. Can't expect goalies to be "on" every single game, but shyiak should have pulled him sooner. Maybe it's time to start the goalie rotation again?

Anonymous said...

Yeah,There's no shame in Losing by a "BIG MARGIN" Let's see ,Um 8-3= 5. Five goals,not bad. I'd say we were right ther with em.Yeah!!

Mike said...

What happened to our goalie rotation?

Anonymous said...

New recruit from the AJHL

Anonymous said...

Blake Leask, 5'9 Defenseman from Bonnyville Pontiacs to UAA. Looks like another Quick, Dangler i.e. Curtis Leinweber.

Suze said...

Wow! In 53 games he has 13 goals and 35 assists!! That's great for a defenseman. Sounds like a great recruit.

Suze said...

Just thinking about all the goals that Blake has scored, anyone know if he is a two way player like Leinweber?

Anonymous said...

From the Seawolf Thunder facebook page ... Love it!

Thursday, Feb 23: Pep Rally in the Commons
- 4:30-7:00: Dining services is re-designing the dinner menu in the residential commons to all be anti-Fairbanks themed.

Friday, Feb 24: Hockey at the Sully!
- 5:00: Beat the Nooks Rally! Come to the Student Union for FREE food and a ride to the Sullivan!!
- 5:30: Seawolf Shuttle begins a continuous route making stops at the Residential Commons, Student Union, and the Sullivan Arena.
- 6:00: Pre-game tailgate party begins at the Sullivan Arena. Get your face painted, and FREE food and cheer gear!
- 7:07: GAME TIME!!! UAA vs UAF Hockey!!!!! No description needed!

Anonymous said...

Love It! Lets get some students at the game and run the Nooks out of the building.

Bossman said...

I said it before and I will say it again, nobody wants to play us in the first round. I am so excited about the playoffs I am pissing Green & Gold, WE can do it!

Anonymous said...

The Gophers would love to have UAA back at Mariucci. This is not the same underachieving team that seemed to piss away game after game last year. There is a much different chemistry. I say it because its looking like either UAA or Mankato based on how the Gophers finish: and they don't want Kato.

Mike said...

Gophs? We like to play where we've had success.

puckdangler said...

To Bossman: Listen/learn to the wisedom of Jim Mora- Playoffs? Playoffs? ....

Sorry, Bossman. Can't wait for the switch to the new league. UAA can possibly dominate, rather than getting it in the behind every weekend.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Qwq7BYOnDrM

Alaska Hockey said...

come to the uaa/uaf luncheon friday 11:30 -1pm lucy cuddy center fine dining both coachs should be there great lunch for $20.00 and free parking

Anonymous said...

Hey Dunlop? You gonna make it up to the Banks? Would LOVE to see your que ball head spin around when the Nooks (Dump Bears)kick the sea puppys down the Parks back to Los Anch with a weekend loss. Come on up, I'll buy you a beer to cry in. This year UAF is sending more fans.Better give some tickets to all the homeless people Anchorage likes to slap around,sounds like they are the only ones looking to get inside the Sully.

Britton said...

Any fun wagers this year, Donald? I put the ratio of UA to ACC fans at 3:2 in Anchorage. Green will be hard to spot in the Carlson. Anyway, Cup stays in the 'Banks. I think I still owe you a beer for the Kendall anyway.

Britton said...

Anon@8:14 might be my new favorite person.

Anonymous said...

Nothing in the adn this morning about this weekends games......

Anonymous said...

The UAA men beat the UA_ basketball team last night, and there was a whopping 480 people in attendance. Yup. They really need a new arena. (Insert sarcasm here).

If you go to the ADN contact page Doyle Woody is listed as covering: Alaska Aces and running. There in lies a big part of the problem.

Anonymous said...

480 people at UAF basketball game,thats about 400 more people that will go to the Sully tonight.Yup,They really need a new arena.LOL,Oh wait.(Insert sarcasm here) And more LOL :)

AKfan said...

Get your fact straight anon @ 9:07 am, who are you Cobb? Hockey has always and will always draw more fans that any other sport at UAA.

Anonymous said...

Britton given a choice go to town, or go to the village. i wonder who would ride a bus for 7 hours. plus I wonder how many will stay and live on the streets instead of going back to the village? sweet deal for the village load up the bus and drive back empty. no brainer

Anonymous said...

The UAA-UAF men's basketball game was in Fairbanks. Not Anchorage.

Anonymous said...

OK,,, akfan.. That's still only 80 people.LOL,and MORE LOL.:)The only other sport to draw more fans is drive by gang shooting and homeless people kicking,in LOS ANCHORAGE.(The Bigot City)I mean the Biggest Little City in Alaska.More LOL.

Anonymous said...

Airbanks has zero chance of winning tonight! Come on out folks and watch the carnage. Fresh bear meat for dinner. LOL LOL LOL......

Anonymous said...

Epic fail by the ADN today. No preview? Pathetic.

Anonymous said...

This is supposed to be a hockey town, Ha Ha! The only coverage the ADN gives any team is the Aces (Who Cares). This weekends Governors Cup series is the biggest weekend on the hockey calendar. The ADN is killing themselves as far as sports fans are considered. The sports page is totally pathetic. Figure it out ADN or else people will cancel their subscriptions and you all will be looking for a job!

marooned said...

I've wondered a lot on why Anchorage sports seem to have such a lack of fans in a city so big. I think it's because the city has so many transplants from other states that a feeling of attachment to a team doesn't form. If given enough time or hype, then possibly more would grow a kinship. Just a theory.

Alaskana said...

Marooned, that's a pretty good theory actually. I think if more people stuck around here we would have stronger fan support like other, more 'stable' towns in the lower 48 do. With people constantly coming and going it's very hard to develop tradition that is so prevalent amongst teams like the Fighting Sioux and the Gophers.

That's not to say that the Seawolves have no tradition or die-hard fans of course, but many in Anchorage don't know the high pedigree of the league in which UAA plays. I'll admit I didn't know until I watched a few games in North Dakota and saw how big of a deal it was down there and when I came back here i wondered why the Sully was so empty. Believe it or not, but there was a time in December or January 1996 where my friend and I tried to get into a Seawolves game at the Sully and we couldn't get in. Sold out. Yeah, almost unbelievable but it is true.

Alaskana said...

Correction, make that 'December 1996 or January 1997'.

Suze said...

Not only were games sold out, but the waiting list was so long that Prime Cable (now GCI) had a season ticket package for those who couldn't get seats. Those were the days.

marooned said...
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marooned said...

I remembering going to the games with no season ticket in the late 80's and struggling to find a seat (always up high). The place was loud and the ref meter always low. But I have hope in the new WCHA; our future has become brighter despite the naysayers.

puckdangler said...

If you win, they will come.

Win, baby, win in the new League...

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