Tuesday, January 1, 2008

Weekend Wrap, Wayne Awaits

By Joe Gigliotti

After a disappointing 4-3 regulation loss to the RIT Tigers in the semifinals of the Dodge Holiday Classic, the Gopher Men's Hockey Team rebounded, a bit, on Sunday night in the third place game against Air Force. Although it will go down in the books as a 2-2 tie, Minnesota earned third place as they won 2-0 in a four-round shootout after an overtime period went scoreless.

With an early third period goal from Tom Pohl, Minnesota grabbed a 2-1 lead; a lead that was held for almost the remainder of the contest. However, Air Force's Ben Olson beat Minnesota net minder Alex Kangas with just under a minute to go in the game. This second Olson goal hurt as Kangas had played an extremely solid game of hockey all night, and, unfortunately, let a second one get by him with so little time left in the game; so close to a win.

After the aforementioned scoreless overtime, the first shootout in the history of Minnesota Golden Gopher Men's Hockey commenced. The Maroon and Gold avenged a fairly sour weekend with a 2-0 victory in the rare shootout, therefore capturing third place in the tournament.

Up next for the Gophers is a two-game set with the Wayne State Warriors. For the season, the Warriors currently sit at a less than impressive 3-13-2 record, and just a 1-5-0 record in the CHA conference.

As was the case for this past weekend, Minnesota finds themselves with a mediocre opponent (not that the Gophers have been amazing this year, either, but they sure are capable of playing better than they have). The Gophers and Warriors met last season in a series at Mariucci. The Gophers took it to Wayne State pretty much all weekend, coming away with 7-1 and 5-1 victories.

I shall have more on this upcoming non-conference series as the week progresses.

Happy New Year to all!

3 comments:

CresceNet said...

Gostei muito desse post e seu blog é muito interessante, vou passar por aqui sempre =) Depois dá uma passada lá no meu site, que é sobre o CresceNet, espero que goste. O endereço dele é http://www.provedorcrescenet.com . Um abraço.

Anonymous said...

On account of I have fiesta Gold , I am not afraid of the lonely. At that time I do not know the meaning of it. Later I buy fiesta money . And every time, I have no fiesta online gold , I will feel very anxious. Why I buy fiesta Gold , please it gives me such a warm place. At the moment, I have fiesta online money .

Anonymous said...

酒店打工

酒店兼職

台北酒店

打工兼差

酒店工作

酒店經紀

禮服店

酒店兼差

酒店上班

酒店PT

酒店正職

酒店賺錢

酒店日領