Michigan will face off against Notre Dame at 9PM EST on Thursday, 4/10
thanks for the photo, Greg
Billy Sauer is playing out of his mind, making save after save to deny the 6 on 3 attack by Clarkson, as they have pulled Leggio in favor of another attacker. He continues to dive all over the place and denies Clarkson any chance to place the puck in the back of the net.
Steve Kampfer gets called for tripping in front of the
Things are getting crazy in
The linesman has called another penalty, this time on Brandon DeFazio for interference. As I just finish typing this, Chris D’Alvise gets called for a slash, giving
At the beginning of the third period, we were handed a ballot for the 2008 Ice Hockey Championship All-East Regional. Here is how we filled ours out (we promise it’s not too biased):
F- Matt Beca, Clarkson
D- Travis Anderson,
MOP: Kevin Porter,
The announcer, who has a heavy
The penalty fest continues as Matt Beca is called for roughing.
Unfortunately, Brandon Naurato gets called for slashing about a minute into the
Chris D’Alvise will be called for high sticking, sending the Wolverines back on the power play. The Wolverines are 1-3 on the PP tonight.
The final minute of play sees the Wolverines take advantage of Clarkson getting caught out of position twice with Kolarik getting stuffed by David Leggio twice, the first on a one on none with the goalie only to beat, the second on a 2 on 0 with Porter hitting Kolarik for the shot. David Leggio just kept Clarkson in this game by himself and a one goal lead going into the 3rd is very dangerous for the Wolverines. Shots after 2: Clarkson 17,
Another great penalty kill by the Wolverines, Billy had a couple nice saves, and Clarkson is now 0-6 on the power play. The Wolverines are starting to get frustrated by the amount of time they are spending on the penalty kill and it can be seen in their offense.
Both teams saw the penalties go by the wayside, but immediately afterwards, Tristin Llewellyn is hit with a penalty which, was in this humble man’s opinion, a terrible call. This ref unit has worked its way out of the Frozen Four, unless the NCAA wants to see its refs get ripped for terrible officiating on national television. The NCAA chose a terrible set of refs for this weekend and hopefully, they wake up before they cost the Wolverines the game with another horrible call.
Chad Langlais has been hit with a cross-checking penalty, which the ref declined to call but the linesman made from VERY FAR AWAY. Clarkson has followed the penalty with a great attack and a couple good scoring chances, before Nick Dodge is hit with a penalty on his takedown of Tim Miller.
The Wolverines kill off another penalty, pushing Clarkson to 0-4 on the power play tonight. The game has turned into a grind fest with a lot of shoving and very little offense.
Tristin Llewellyn has received a two-minute minor for cross-checking with 13:43 left in the period, the Wolverines go back on the penalty kill, where they are 3 for 3 on the night in successfully killing the Golden Knight’s power play. The penalty was a result of a scrum in front of Billy Sauer as Clarkson had a great attempt at a goal.
Not much going on in
The first period has come to a close here in
25 seconds from the end of the period, Kampfer goes back into the box for holding. The penalty seemed to come out of frustration, as the play since the
A questionable tripping call comes to Steve Kampfer, putting Clarkson back on the power play. Fan rain down “Worst Ref Ever” onto the referee tonight. Keep in mind that these are the same fans that have put up with Shegos all year.
Billy Sauer just made two great saves to keep this game scoreless, one on a point blank one-timer. This is reminiscent of the CCHA championship round, where Billy had a slow first night and had to play well against
Matt Rust gets called for interference to put the Golden Knights on the power play for the first time.
The first penalty of the night comes as Brandon DeFazio takes a contact to the head penalty. Both teams have been back and forth early in this first period and neither have been able to set up a good scoring chance. Hopefully this power play will give
Let’s Play Hockey! The puck is dropped and
Clarkson -> LW – Chris D’Alavise
D - Steve Zalewski
RW – Matt Beca
D – Grant Clitsome
D – Phil Paquet
G – David Leggio
Michigan -> LW – Max Pacioretty
C – Kevin Porter
RW – Chad Kolarik
D – Mark Mitera
D – Chris Summers
G – Billy Sauer
We have settled in for the East regional final and a set to watch our Wolverines take on the #3 seed Clarkson Golden Knights. These two teams have not played each other since 1962 when Clarkson defeated
After a slow first period that saw a lot of physical play from both sides, the
Elsewhere in the NCAA Hockey Tourament, the CCHA was very successful. Notre Dame stunned top seeded
Unfortunately due to budget constraints, WCBN is unable to air these games live, but they are being recorded. Highlights will be up and the game will be put on the Sports Stream. Check back after the game tomorrow for the blog about Saturday night’s game.
VICTORY! The Michigan Hockey Pep Band plays “The Victors” as the game ends, 5-1, in favor of the Wolverines. Michigan out shot Niagara 39 to 17 and added 3 more goals in the third period and Michigan captain Kevin Porter adds 4 goals to bring his season total to 32. I will be back with my final thoughts and hopefully a few highlights.
Our media friend Mark Damico who was watching the game by us has handed me a sheet to promote a new college hockey website, http://d1hockey.com/. He knows his hockey and is just looking to spread the word. He tells me that there will be a nice article on
The shutout is done as
Carl Hagelin takes an elbow to the head penalty for
HAT TRICK FOR KEVIN PORTER! The top line adds another goal as the
Shortly after the
We are 6 minutes into this third period and
End of the 2nd period from
Pagliero doing all he can to keep
After a tough first period, the Wolverines are absolutely dominating to start this second period, outshooting
The Wolverines successfully kill off another penalty, as Niagara gets no shots on goal during that power play and have been out shot by
With 18:41 left in the second, the Wolverines now are back on the PK following a hooking penalty by Matt Rust.
The puck is dropped and the second period is under way here in
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The first period here in
Not a minute after Niagara killed their first penalty,
The Wolverines will go on the power play after Kevin Porter was tripped up by
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The puck drops and the NCAA Men’s Hockey Tournament begins for the Maize and Blue.
The Michigan Hockey Pep Band has just played the National Anthem and both teams are being introduced tonight,
C – Matt Caruana
RW- Kyle Rodgers
D – Scott Langdon
D – Ryan Annesley
G – Juliano Pagliero
C – Kevin Porter
D – Mark Mitera
D – Chris Summers
G – Billy Sauer