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2024-25 University of North Dakota Hockey Season


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Not expecting anything other than more of the same.  We'll supposedly bring in a couple of talented freshmen, but it will be fleshed out by more mediocre transfer portal talent, and we'll get out-skilled in the tourney if we make it.

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1 minute ago, scpa0305 said:

I’m guessing Blake leaves. 

I'd like to think he'd be smart enough to stick around another year, but who knows with kids these days.
He sure got knocked off the puck easy at times (this game and all year).
Another year of strength conditioning could do wonders.

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1 minute ago, brianvf said:

I'd like to think he'd be smart enough to stick around another year, but who knows with kids these days.
He sure got knocked off the puck easy at times (this game and all year).
Another year of strength conditioning could do wonders.

His final moment should tell him everything he needs to know about turning pro.

 

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It's going to be almost ten years since our last Frozen Four when the 2025 NCAA tournament starts.

I don't know how we do it, but the play late in the season the last few years....holy man...

Maybe some consistency in the lines.  Start there? 

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1 minute ago, brianvf said:

I'd like to think he'd be smart enough to stick around another year, but who knows with kids these days.
He sure got knocked off the puck easy at times (this game and all year).
Another year of strength conditioning could do wonders.

Don't see his game transitioning ro the league. Needs to stay another year

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1 minute ago, Frozen4sioux said:

His final moment should tell him everything he needs to know about turning pro.

 

We’ll then gaber should come back too. Tons of time to play puck in Austria…and that’s not a knock whatsoever.

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1 minute ago, Wilbur said:

It's going to be almost ten years since our last Frozen Four when the 2025 NCAA tournament starts.

I don't know how we do it, but the play late in the season the last few years....holy man...

Maybe some consistency in the lines.  Start there? 

Agreed…at some point things need to turn. 

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Just now, scpa0305 said:

We’ll then gaber should come back too. Tons of time to play puck in Austria…and that’s not a knock whatsoever.

Right?  Something was off with Gaber for a bit.  Def wasn't playing like himself.

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Just now, brianvf said:

Right?  Something was off with Gaber for a bit.  Def wasn't playing like himself.

Had to be hurt. I literally saw him get knocked to the ice like 7 times tonight. He’s a shell of himself.

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3 minutes ago, scpa0305 said:

Had to be hurt. I literally saw him get knocked to the ice like 7 times tonight. He’s a shell of himself.

He looked slow. Like I don’t think he’s the fastest guy, but he just looked slower than he usually is. 

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1 minute ago, siouxforce19 said:

He looked slow. Like I don’t think he’s the fastest guy, but he just looked slower than he usually is. 

Agreed, he’s a possession guy. For a tiny dude, he can hold onto pucks so well. Haven’t seen that guy for awhile.

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2 minutes ago, scpa0305 said:

Agreed, he’s a possession guy. For a tiny dude, he can hold onto pucks so well. Haven’t seen that guy for awhile.

Might be absolutely nothing but after the Miami game when they were interviewing him on the ice one of his hands was wrapped in a bandage or something.   Again could be nothing. 

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1 minute ago, cberkas said:

If they decide to get another goalie from the portal get one that isn't a one-year rental.

I think we see Benoit and Komzak to the portal. 

Komzak for sure 

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IMO

Gaber and Persson leave

Blake stays

Maybe some of our players who didn’t see enough ice time for me to learn their names go to the portal. 

Next years incoming class has potential to be special. Plus if all our incoming juniors take a step forward I think we can expect a lot. Also, we are hosting the regional next year. 

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9 minutes ago, UNDMOORHEAD said:

When the forward lines were all changed for the Michigan game it really made me nervous. It seems like a weird time of the year to be shuffling forward lines.

That seems to be Berry’s way at reacting to losses. Which might not be the best idea

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I'm still not in the tar and feather Berry camp but  I am very interested to see what the coaches can do to develop Blake and Swanson.. Blake's has serious areas he need work on before being a complete pro.

Swanson is a kid who has just rocketed upwards as far as development. Will that continue at UND... If hope so but that's kind of the barometer by which I'd judge the coaches on moreso in rhw next 12 months.

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2 minutes ago, Frozen4sioux said:

I'm still not in the tar and feather Berry camp but  I am very interested to see what the coaches can do to develop Blake and Swanson.. Blake's has serious areas he need work on before being a complete pro.

Swanson is a kid who has just rocketed upwards as far as development. Will that continue at UND... If hope so but that's kind of the barometer by which I'd judge the coaches on moreso in rhw next 12 months.

 

I expected more out of you....like more tar and feathers.  I'll bring the tar, Mike will bring the feathers, but Berry's a big dude and we're going to need some help!

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3 minutes ago, Frozen4sioux said:

I'm still not in the tar and feather Berry camp but  I am very interested to see what the coaches can do to develop Blake and Swanson.. Blake's has serious areas he need work on before being a complete pro.

Swanson is a kid who has just rocketed upwards as far as development. Will that continue at UND... If hope so but that's kind of the barometer by which I'd judge the coaches on moreso in rhw next 12 months.

The kid is only 18 and breaking records in the ushl. Definitely need a good playmaker but also need some finishers. 

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