Good Weekend, Bad Weekend


Good Weekend

Maine: The Black Bears have easily their best two game stretch of the season, sweeping previously unbeaten North Dakota. Gustav Nyquist got his first two goals in the sweep.

Miami: It was just Western Michigan, but the RedHawks outscored their foes 13-1 in the two games.

Union: Yale hasn’t gotten underway yet, but it is very possible that Union is the best team in ECAC Hockey. The Dutchmen outscored Niagara and RIT 13-3 this past weekend.

Matt Frattin: North Dakota had a rough weekend, but Frattin might just be the best player in the country right now. The future Toronto Maple Leaf had 2 goals and an assist over the weekend in Orono.

Bad Weekend

North Dakota: Whether it was undisciplined hockey, or poor refereeing, the Sioux spotted Maine two full periods of power play time over the weekend. Regardless of how talented a team is, you can’t play a man down for that long and expect to compete.

Hockey East Refs: OK this is mostly in jest, but I didn’t know they had outlawed checking in that conference.

Wisconsin: The Badgers lost at Denver and then tied the Pios in a game in which they had a 2-0 lead going into the 3rd period. Mark Zengerle is having a nice year for the Badgers however.

Alaska: Remember two years ago when Alaska had maybe the best goalie in the country, but couldn’t score him any goals? The more things change, the more things stay the same as the Nanooks are tied for 43rd in scoring offense nationally at 2 goals per game.