Well the sun came up (or is about to).
Good effort like always last night. UND had a chance or opportunity to win, whatever you want to call it. They played well against a decent DU team... If you know much regarding that DU goalie, he's a solid goalie recruit. Give that goalie credit, he deserves it, he played well!
The frustrating thing again is lack of offense. I've watched ~ 95% of UND games this year. Why can't they get some garbage or lucky/gift goals? This team needs some crappy/lucky goals every now and then. However, this team never gets them! The why? I still don't think collectively as a team they go to the net strong enough. Still a lot of perimeter play too. Jackson Keane did go strong to the net and then that Ian MItchell (I think it was him) illegally (I thought) sent Jackson on his ass. Kudos Jackson, you're a freshman and one of the few that go strong to the net. Keep being a leader as a freshman! Play him more. Gavin Hain too, job well done. Play Hain more!!!
Congrats, C. Adams, you scored your second goal of the year. Let's start rolling here moving forward. You should have 10-12 goals by now. You weren't penciled in as a top 6 forward to have only 2 goals so far during your sophomore campaign by Feb 1st. He's playing well, start scoring more and that will help the O. I think he gets hot here.
Come hell or high water (97' flood reference) the UND squad has to win tonight. Win or bust!
Fing' get it done!!!
P.S. Senden redeem yourself tonight. I have you penciled in for a goal. Gardner too, you're due for a goal again.
Enough with the Donovan talk. No way that kid takes college hockey by storm next year. Been watching UND hockey for too many years. Only freshman and some true freshman to take the college world by storm @ UND that come top of mind were the following: Parise, T. Zajac, R. Spirko, D. Stafford, Oshie, Brock B. Kristo (had a good freshie campaign) Brock Nelson (decent freshie stats) Ryan Duncan, Toews, Jason Gregoire, Brett Hextall (also had a solid freshie stat line, not bad).
I'm sure Donovan will be a good college hockey player, but it's not like UND lost out on a Jack Eichel, Dylan Larkin, or a Kyle Connor etc. Move on.