05 October 2006

HockeyBack

Oh yes, I went there.

So, the 'Dogs made all my dreams come true tonight. Okay, there was no hatty, no shorty, but I'm cool with that. Granted, I didn't actually LISTEN TO THE GAME. I flew home from work, all ready to run with the 'Dogs, and then WARPRADIO WOULDN'T WORK and I suffered an unforseen mutation of The Rage, called The Internet Rage. It was very stressful, though it was the only stressful part of the evening. Except for the Wild, who decided to let the game get tied, but they did win in overtime, which was great. And I don't stress out too much for the Wild, anyway.

Special thanks to Heiz from tPB for doing his best to help me find a solution to my internet problem. Let's hope it was a freak incident and next weekend I'll be able to listen to the game instead of chomping at the bit for updates.

Anyway, how awesome was that win??? 3 for 6 on the power play, 6 for 6 on the penalty kill, 17 different 'Dogs combining for 8 freaking goals. Brilliant!

RWD Fave Michael Gergen was on fire with 2 goals and an assist, with freshman Jordan Fulton just behind him in points with 2 goals. Ryan Geris, Andrew Carroll, and Jeff McFarland had two assists. Speedster Mason Raymond, defensive assassin Jason Garrison, Logan Gorsalitz, and Drew Akins scored the remainder of the goals. To round out the scoring, All-WCHA Freshman Hottie MacGregor Sharp, Nick "Kemper the Wrecker" Kemp, Matt McKnight, Josh Meyers, Mike "Offensive Machine" Curry, All-WCHA Hottie Bryan McGregor, Travis "Growler" Gawryletz, and RWD Fave Matt Niskanen each had an assist.

Trent Palm, Jay Cascalenda, Matt Greer and Mitch Ryan were the only 'Dogs who didn't have a goal or an assist, but I'm going to give them the benefit of the doubt and say they were also awesome. Chase Ryan was the lone scratch.

In goal, Josh Johnson started the game, but was relieved by Nate Ziegelmann for the second period, and Alex Stalock brought us home, giving up the lone Lakehead goal with 1:45 to go in the third. That goal was probably a rookie mistake he'll never make again. Hats off to all three goalies, and to our defensemen for holding Lakehead to 24 shots on goal, with only one squeaking by.

I wish I was more exhilarated, but missing the offensive onslaught to open the season kind of took the wind out of my sails, so to speak. Granted, we totally rocked, and all I know about is the good stuff, so I'm thrilled!!!!

WE WON! WE WON! WE TOTALLY FREAKING WON!!!

Wooo! There we go! There's that enthusiasm I was talking about.

Looking ahead, we've got UMass-Lowell on our plate next. I hope we shook all our sillies out tonight, and will be ready to bring it when UMass rolls in. I mean, we've already won a game, which is way better than last season!

LET'S GO 'DOGS!!!!!!!

5 comments:

Goon said...

LOL, that was a hoot. Thank God hockey is back on.

USAFA Bulldog said...

Thankfully Warp Radio worked for me. UMD had not too many problems. I was posting updates (not as often as I wanted) on the USCHO score updates forum. You can always check there.

Goon said...

Dude,
ever thought about just moving back? JK, I watched the wild last night, it was nice to see the wild looks so good. Hockey is back, and the season isn't long enough.

Runninwiththedogs said...

Actually, I have never lived in Duluth.

Goon said...

Oops, I thought you go to school at UMD?