The College Hockey season is in full swing this weekend. Yay!
Last weekend, after watching his goalie let in two goals in on four shots, University of North Dakota head coach Brad Berry called a time out. Apparently, the timeout worked, Cam Johnson was a brick wall the rest of the way. When asked what he said during the timeout, coach Berry said this.
“I think some things have to remain unsaid,” Berry said. “It was professional. It was direct. It was something that not only caught Cam but the rest of our team. It was just a way to reset our team. I think the biggest thing is the leadership on our bench as far as what we did after that. I think we have to tip our cap to the leaders on our team.”
Rough start or not, Johnson would settle down after the early goals and only let one more puck get past him the rest of the weekend. Johnson finished the weekend with a 1-0-1 record, a 1.44 goals against average and .935 save percentage.
This weekend, UND plays the Beavers in a home-and-home series. Make no mistake about it, Bemidji State is no slouch, UND will be tested by the Beavers this weekend.
Last weekend, the number two ranked University of Minnesota-Duluth Bulldogs were beaten 3-2 by the Beavers in Bemidji. Beaver forward Charlie O’Connor scored the game-winning goal with 22.7 seconds left in the game to shock the Bulldogs.
When the Philadelphia Flyers hired former UND head coach Dave Hakstol, it was enevitable that he would run into some of his former players during the 2015-16 season. Recently, Hakstol faced off against Jonathan Toews and the Chicago Blackhawks.
Tomorrow, three more former Fighting Sioux players Taylor Chorney, T.J. Oshie and Toews will have a mini reunion.
Hockey Stories making the News
Minnesota-Duluth announces rescheduled game with Bemidji State for Feb. 9, 2016 [USCHO.com]
Oshie, Chorney, Toews prepare for Sioux reunion [CSN Mid Atlantic]
Dave Hakstol on Jonathan Toews: Not much has changed since North Dakota [CSN Chicago]
Speaking of Blackhawks and Flyers: Flyers fans chant ‘She said no’ at Blackhawks’ Patrick Kane [Philly.com]
Hakstol focused on present [Philly.com]
Daily fantasy sports sites ordered to shut down in Nevada [Philly.com]
T.J. Oshie is better at puck juggling than you will ever be at anything in your life [Washington Post]
Defenseman Derek Forbort will finally make his NHL debut for Kings [L.A. Times]
Oshie’s First Goal as a Capital [Pro Hockey Talk]
ICE TIME: Get to know UND forward Drake Caggiula [Grand Forks Herald]
UND WOMEN’S HOCKEY: Goaltenders highlight top-10 showdown with BSU [Grand Forks Herald]
UND HOCKEY NOTEBOOK: Bad memories linger for UND [Grand Forks Herald]
Friday Gameday: New No. 1, New Challenge [Daddy Dump and Chase]