Gophers VS Colorado College

Posted February 23, 2007 by minnesotasports1217
Categories: Uncategorized

tDon coached here obviously and they had and article about Tony and sort of about tDon too but here is the article that was in the Pioneer Press:

Lucia living a dream playing hockey at U
Gophers or Colorado College, he just wanted to play for his dad
BY BRUCE BROTHERS
Pioneer Press

This weekend in Colorado Springs, Colo., will present the best of both worlds to Tony Lucia.

The oldest son of Gophers coach Don Lucia spent six years of his youth in Colorado Springs when his dad coached the Colorado College Tigers, but now he’s a freshman forward for the University of Minnesota men’s hockey team.

Tony left the Twin Cities on Thursday for his first trip back to the Springs as a collegian as the Gophers embark on a key two-game Western Collegiate Hockey Association series against the Tigers.

“I get to live two dreams in one setting,” Tony Lucia said. “At one point, I wanted to play for Colorado and play in the World Arena, so getting to go back there will be fun for me. Just to compete in that atmosphere, it will be a little bit of mixed emotions for me. But it will be fun.”

Although No. 2-ranked Minnesota has clinched home ice for the first round of the WCHA playoffs, the series against No. 14 CC will go a long way toward deciding whether the first-place Gophers win their second consecutive MacNaughton Cup. Six regular-season games remain.

Lucia, 19, who has six goals and six assists in 30 games for the Gophers, has grown up since his family moved to the Twin Cities from Colorado Springs nearly eight years ago. And he hasn’t stopped growing; the 6-footer is up from 175 pounds in September to about 190 now, he said.

He wanted to be a Tiger for the same reason he wanted to be a Gopher: because his dad was the coach.

But his father, a Notre Dame graduate, insisted Tony should look around.

Tony agreed, noting that he “wasn’t sure I was going to be a good enough player” to land a spot on the Gophers.

He left Wayzata High School after his junior year to add games and experience with the Omaha Lancers of the U.S. Hockey League last season, and it worked. He produced 12 goals and 35 points in 53 games and demonstrated enough talent to play in the WCHA.

Late in the season, the father and son drove back and forth from the family home in Plymouth to the Viking Cup junior tryouts in Burnsville and discussed every facet of the equation.

“It was a pretty tough decision,” Tony said. “We had a big heart to heart.”

That was when the father turned recruiter and officially offered his son a spot on the Gophers.

“He knew we wanted him,” Don Lucia recalled. “I think he needed to hear it. It was weighing on him more than I knew.”

Tony was relieved, “but I still needed time for it to settle down, to let it soak in,” he said.

Several days later, the recruit informed the coach that he officially would become a member of the Gophers.

The transition from son to player has been much less complicated, other than perhaps a few moments on Jan. 28 when Tony walked into the house just after his father had finished watching videotapes of the Gophers’ 5-3 and 7-3 losses to North Dakota the previous two days.

“Bad timing, you know?” Tony recalled.

Tony, who has notched 11 of his 12 points in the past 19 games, is treated no differently by the other Gophers because of his lineage.

“Since Day 1, we just think of Tony as another teammate,” Gophers captain Mike Vannelli said. “He has done a good job. He has done nothing but work hard. He does everything he should.”

Agreed, said sophomore goaltender Jeff Frazee, adding, “We don’t really notice the relationship outside the rink.”

Tony keeps his roles separate, stays mostly on his own side of the generation gap and keeps his mouth shut.

“I’m just another player. If the coach doesn’t need to know,” he said with a smile, “he doesn’t need to know.”

I thought that was a ncie article and you people might want to read it. Anyways back to the series. Th Gophers swept CC with the score being 3-2 both nights. Thanks to some fluky goals by Evan Kauffman. Also something to note about the series was Ali Lucia being one of the repoters for FSN for the series it was intresting to see her interview tDon.

Friday: 3-2 Gophers
First Period
Scoring:
MINN Jay Barriball Mike Vannelli/ Ben Gordon
CC Chad Rau Brian Connelly/ Braydon Cox

Penalties:
CC: Jake Gannon Interference
Brandon Straub Hooking
MINN: Jim O’Brien Cross-Checking
Derek Peltier Obstructon-Hooking

Second Period
Scoring: None

Penalties:
MINN: Justin Bostrom Roughing
Kyle Okposo Tripping
CC: Anreas Vlassopoulos Obstruction-Holding

Third Period:
Scoring:
MINN Evan Kaufmann Jim O’Brien/ Derek Peltier
Evan Kaufmann R.J. Anderson/ Jim O’Brien
CC Billy Sweatt Braydon Cox

Penalties:
Minn: Derek Peltier Roughing
CC: Brandon Straub Interference
Billy Sweatt Roughing
Braydon Cox Holding the Stick

Saturday 3-2
Frist Period:
Scoring: None

Penalties
CC: Scott McCulloch Hooking
Jimmi Kilpatrick Hooking
Minn: Justin Bostrom Interference

Second Period
Scoring
MINN Mike Carmen Tony Lucia/ Jay Barriball
Ryan Stoa Kyle Okposo/ Blake Wheeler

Penalties
CC Adreas Vlassopoulos Slashing
Nate Prosser Unsportsmanlike Conduct
MINN Ben Gordon Hooking
Ryan Flynn Unsportsmanlike Conduct
Ryan Stoa Slashing

Third Period
CC Scott McCulloch Chad Rau/ Jimmi Kilpatrick
Mike Testwuide –
MINN Mike Carmen Jay Barriball/ R.J. Anderson

Penalties
MINN Mike Vannelli Tripping

Yes it was in a way a very odd series because of Jeff Frazee comign out of the net. In a way there was nothing wrong with Jeff’s move because that is what you are supposed to do as a goalie. You should come out and try to stop them because if you stay in the net you probley will get beat.

Gophers VS Alaska Anchorage

Posted February 23, 2007 by minnesotasports1217
Categories: Gophers rah!

WE headed back up to alaska and had no TV but we did have the radio. The first night was a blow out by the Gopher with a final score of 8-2 but the Seawolves cam back with a vengence against the Gopher but the Gophers puled through with a goal by Tony Lucia to seal the sweep of Alaska Anchorage.

Friday:

First period:
Scoring:

UAA Blair Tassone Peter Cartwright/ Jared Tuton

Penalties:
UAA:
Peter Cartwright Cross-Checking
Luke Beaverson
MINN:
Brian Schack Holding

Second Period

MINN Mike Howe Kyle Okposo
Jay Barriball Brian Schack
Jay Barriball Alex Goligoski/Jim O’Brien
Ben Gordon Blake Wheeler

Penalties
MINN:
TEAM too many on the ice
Alex Goligoski Holding
UAA:
Luke Beaverson Holding
Mat Robinson Tripping
Jay Beagle Interference
Nils Backstrom Cross-Checking

Third Period
Scoring:

Minn Derek Peltier Kyle Okposo/Mike Howe
Blake Wheeler Justin Bostrom/ Ryan Stoa
Derek Peltier Jay Barriball/ Tony Lucia
Kyle Okposo Ben Gordon/Mike Howe
UAA Josh Lunden Chand Anderson Paul Crowder

Penalties:
MINN:
Derek Peltier Slashing
Ryan Flynn Holding
Mike Vanelli Roughing
UAA:
Charlie Kronschnabel Tripping
Kevin Clark Roughing
Charlie Kronschnabel Charging

Saturday:

First Period
Scoring:
MINN Erik Johnson Ryan Stoa/Kyle Okposo

Penalties:
UAA: Chad Anderson Interference
Kevin Clark Roughing
Kevin Clark Tripping
MINN: Blake Wheeler Tripping
Blake Wheeler Hooking

Second Period
Scoring:
UAA Blair Tassone Paul Crowder
MINN Tony Lucia David Fischer/ Jay Barriball

Penalties:
UAA: Nils Backstrom Holding
Jay Beagle Roughing
Blair Tassone Interference
Minn: Ryan Flynn Roughing
Jeff Frazee Slashing

Third Period
Scoring NONE

Penalties
UAA: Merit Waldrop Golatender Interference

It was a good series for us and after a week off we then headed to Colorado College where tDon used to coach and Tony Lucia was almost going to go.

Gophers VS North Dakota

Posted February 22, 2007 by minnesotasports1217
Categories: Gophers rah!

Damn we got swept by North Dakota! What the hell! this is wrong very very wrong! I seciously am super pissed about this weeks later. Anyways i know I’m a little behind in these so i am just going to post the penalties and goals so and then this weekend vs St. Cloud i will do the whole game thingy. But for know you will have to settle with this. I will do the same for the Alaska-ancorage and Colorado College.

North Dakota Friday:

1st period
Scoring:
Ryan Stoa Mike Howe/Kyle Okposo
Alex Goligoski Jim O’Brien
UND: Robbie Bina Jonathan Toews/ Ryan Duncan

Second Period
UND: Erik Fabian Rylan Kaip
Jonathan Toews Chay Genoway/ TJ Oshie
Ryan Duncan Jonathan Toews/ Taylor Chorney

Third Period
Ryan Duncan –
Justin Bostrom Erik Johnson/ Kyle Okposo

I couldn’t find the penalties but im sure you will live

Saturday UND VS MINNESOTA

First Period:
UND Darcy Zajac –
Ryan Duncan Jonathan Toews/ Chay Genoway
Robbie Bina Taylor Chorney
Minn Erik Johnson Alex Goligoski
Ryan Stoa Derek Peltier/ Kyle Okposo
Mike Howe Kyle Okposo/ Derek Peltier

Second Period
UND Ryan Duncan Taylor Chorney/ TJ Oshie
Erik Fabian Rylan Kaip/ Andrew Kozek

Third Period
UND TJ Oshie Ryan Duncan/ Taylor Chorney
TJ Oshie Jonathan Toews Ryan Duncan

As you can see it was a very painful series against a big rival that we would love to see them shut their fucken mouths already about Holy Cross. It was a bullshit game and we didn’t try we get it so how about you get over it because as far as I’m concerned you got lucky…

Hockey Day Minnesota

Posted January 22, 2007 by minnesotasports1217
Categories: Hockey

Wow what a fun day of Hockey it was. The Lake of The Woods beat St. Paul Johnson 5-3 he he he he. It looked pretty chillly up there when i was watching it on T.V. My team played at the Excel Energy Center and tied SLP/Armstrong/Copper. YEah it sucked anyways the Gophers beat DEnver after losing to them the previouse night and the Wild lost in a shoot out to the Dallas stars. I’m going to recap the day fast. The Lake of the Woods game i didn’t see but I did see the Highlights and both teams havesome nice flashy players so hopefully they will go to a great college or something and have their skill reconized. The Wild game The Dallas starts struck first with a goal. Manny Fernandez gor hut. He sprained his Knee and Nick Backstrom came in and i think he did a great job. It went into the shoot out and Dallas scored first. the wild didn’t score until Koivu scored. Gabby didn’t score and neither did Wals or Dupuis or Roloston or Parish. I was hoping Mark Parish would because he is the Minnesota boy and it was hockey day Minnesota. anyways the gopher game. Ther gophers at one point had a 5-2 lead over Denver but DEnver evetully came back and the Gophers won 5-4. there were a lot of penalties and it was a very physical game. I jsut want to make a comment about two Gophers who are starting to stand out big time to me since they came back from Sweden. In my first post you will see how i didn’t think Erik Johnson was playing to his full potential. WEll let me take that back because he is on FIRE! Holy Crap. He has a wicked slap shot now and i am uterly impressed! He is playing way more physical and playing a lot smarter. He should have gone to the World Junior things in September. That’s a joke and no i am not stupid. Alos Jeff FRazee. This weekend thoI was a little confused with the way he made some saves but other than that he has been doing a nice job since he came back. Not taking anything away from Kellen who has played outstanding the whole season. I love that people are finally stepping up. Also DAvid Fisher is starting to come out of his shell too. I was impressed with him while everyone was in Sweden because he stood out a lot more than he did when everyone was here. Now he is standing out and making shots and great decisions while he is out on the ice. This second half of the season a lot of players are come up and rising to the challange and it is going to be exciting to watch the last couple months of the season. What was also cool about the game was Mike Vannelli getting a hat trick. People threw all these posters on too the ice and hats too. Tony Lucia was out on the ice shoving the stuff into the corner to help get it picked up faster. It was funny. All the guyz were really happy for Mike and he played a great series as always

Goals:
Kyle Okposo Derek Peltier/ Erik Johson
Justin Bostrom David Fischer/ Tony Lucia
Mike Vannelli Mike Howe/ Ryan Flynn
Mike Vannelli Alex Goligoski/ Mike Carman
Mike Vannelli Tony Lucia/ Mike Carman

Penalties:
Minn:
Blake Wheeler: Unsportsmanlike Conduct
Mike Carman: Slashing
Ben Gordon: Unsportsmanlike Conduct
Mike Vannelli: Slashing
R.J. Anderson: Slashing
Ben Gordon: Fighting (5)
Ben Gordon: Game Misconduct ( He aslo can’t play the first game of the ND series)
Jimmy O’Brien: Roughing
Blake Wheeler: Roughing
Alex Goligoski: Roughing
Alex Goligoski: 10-Minute Misconduct
Jim O’Brien: Charging
Mike Vannelli: Checking from Behind
Alex Goligoski: High Sticking
Mike Howe: Interference
Mike Howe: interference ( yes another)
Mike Carman: High-Sticking
Ryan Stoa: Unsportsmanlike Conduct
Mike Vannelli: Elbowing

Denver:
Keith Seabrook: Hooking
Andrew Thomas: Unsportsmanlike Conduct
Brock Trotter: Cross-Checking
Chris Butler: Unsportsmanlike Conduct
J.P. Testwuide: Fighting (5)
J.P. Testwuide: Game Misconduct ( can’t play at all in the next series)
Mike Handza: Roughing
Adrian Veideman: Roughing
Steven Cook: Roughing
Steven Cook: 10-minute misconduct
Glenn Fisher: Slashing
Keith Seabrook: Tripping
Geoff Paukovich: Interference
Tom May: High Sticking
Ryan Dingle: High Sticking
Glenn Fischer: Slashing
Adrian Veideman: Unsportsmanlike Conduct
Geoff Paukovich: Cross-Checking

WOW that took a good 7 minutes… anyways Ben Gordon will not be able to paly in the first game against North Dakota but he will be able to play the second game. that is if Lucia puts him out there.

Gophers VS Badgers

Posted January 22, 2007 by minnesotasports1217
Categories: Gophers rah!

All right im a little slow on this thing but hey I have a life so forgive me. So the streak is over big deal. Now we can move on and play hockey. I’m kind of glad it is over because now there won’t be so much pressure on the boys the rest of the season and they can get back into Gopher shape because the last couple games they haven’t looked too hot. So the first game they lost obviously that sucks but what are you going to do about it. they went out there and slacked off a little bit and the Badger D were playing a great game and Elliot was on fire!!! Kellen played a great game as always and it stinks that he gets a bad mark because if you ask me it wasn’t his fault. But i don’t remember much of that game I just no the score was 1-2 and we move on now.

Saturday:
I took notes so i wouldn’t forget anything important that happened.

1st period

Jimmy O’Brien scored and yea it wasn’t anything fansty or anthing but yeah what ever its a goal. The Gophers had a lot of good chances but Elliot stoped most of them whats new right. That is the one thing that is frustrating. When teams actully have a good goalie. I hate that because then you can like not score. But then again you can’t score if you don’t shoot. Jimmy actully moved up to right wing on the second line. Don Lucia is showing confidence in him which is great for Jimmy and it shows that Don isn’t afraid to mix things up a bit. There was great D both ways in the 1st period. I was very impressed on how good it was. The first couple games after the World Juniors the D was a little messed up. I don’t know why that is but i just noticed it wasn’t as great as it was the first half but that might be because of fatigue (or what ever). Also another thing i noticed was Brian Schack up at forward. I think that is working out great. I really like him up there. At first I wasn’t too sure about it but now that i hve seen him play a couple more games as forward I really do think it is a great place for him to be. He knows the position and that’s great. A thing I questioned tho was when Jimmy O’Brien was on a break away and he missed and the that Ross Carlson kid that scored the 2 goals on friday was he slid right into the net. At first i thought he did it on purpose but then i saw the replay and i saw that he fell after he tried to catch up to Jimmy and that he would have slid into the net either way.

Penaltys
Minnesota:
Kyle Okposo (dont remember)
Tony Lucia (Tripping)

Wisc:
Davis Drewiske: Holding

2nd

Wisconsin defentaly stepped it up during the second period. They didn’t let the gophers stand around anymore and they got a lot more physical. Jeff Frazee had to make a ton of saves. He was like and acrobat out there. It was great to see him make all of the saves too. It was fun to watch. Oh. My. Gosh. The announcer person was from Wisconsin and he was soooooo annoying. Every time somebody shot he called it a drive it was soooooo annoying. And he also kept saying Alex Gologoski’s name wrong. I can’t even type how he said it but it was annoying. I was like gosh! There was no scoring in the second period either.

Penaltys
Minn:
Jimmy O’Brien: Hooking
Erik Johnson: Roughing

Wisc:
Joe Piskula: Holding
Blake Geoffrion: Roughing
Davis Drewiske: Hooking

3rd

The third period started with a 4 on 3 in favor of Minnesota. It was super funny because this guy was hacking at Frazee and Erik Johnson Shoves him over, on to Frazee which wasn’t to smart, and the kid trys to get up but Erik pushes him back into the net. It was super funny but i think he got a penalty for it. I think that Jeff Frazze totally kept them into the game. He was making a ton of great saves all through out the game expecially when the Gophers were in the penalty box. There was a lot of roughing around after the whistle and stuff liek that. Once Stoa was coming across the crease and there was a guy in there and he slapped him across the face with his stick. I personally thought it was funny but I guess he didn’t think so because he started arguing with the ref about it. In the last seconds the Badgers called a time out and there was an empty net but nothing happened because Minnesota went on to win 1-0 with Jeff Frazee getting the shut out.

Penalties:
Minn.
Erik Johnson: Unsportsmanlike Conduct
Tony Lucia: Unsportsmanlike Conduct
Kyle Okposo: Cross-Checking

Wisc.
Ben Grotting: Unsportsmanlike Conduct
Ross Carlson: Unsportsmanlike Conduct

Wow what a weekend full of excitement and new beginnings. So heres to the future and the National Championship run that is about to become the Gophers!

Gophers Dominating the Minnesota Sports World

Posted January 12, 2007 by minnesotasports1217
Categories: Gophers rah!

YEAH! The Wild won on New Year’s Eve! It was a great game to be at it was amazing! I LOVE Manny! Oh My Gosh it was so funny watching him push people out of the crease. Ha Ha. I was having a good laugh at that. Anyways um and then they lost to Tampa Bay so that stinks but we will get over it. I am so annoyed with people demanding Gabby back because if he comes back to soon he could hurt his Groin even more. Oh and the when i was at the Wild game on NYE on the power play people were screaming at the players to shoot the puck. you people obviously don’t get it because you are supposed to set up and be patient and get a good shot. That is why they pass so much and shoot little.

Gopher: They Beat Ferris State in the Dodge Holiday Classic and they beat the whole thing. It’s sad that Tyler Hirsch s gone but he has some problems that he needs to work out in his head so I wish him all the best and I hope he has a great life. Even though the Gophers did’t have Tyler of The five that are in Sweden I still think they played a good game. The only things was they were SUPER slow. I was like on edge the first period and I was a little nervouse something bad was going to happen. But Briggs shut them down and that was what we needed. I like Briggs a lot more now than i did in the beginning and I am really impressed by his preformance. Okay the goals for the Gophers were scored by: Derek Peltier, Tony Lucia, Alex Gologoski, Jay Barriball, and Blake Wheeler. Derek Peltier has a nice way of showing young kids to CRASH THE NET! Tony Lucia’s goal was nice too. He dove and shot and then rolled a little bit. It was a nice goal. Jay Barriball’s goal was just a great effort by him it was a nice shot. Despite what other people say about him i think he is a great player. Blake Wheeler well he is just Blake. I love how hard he works and I’m really impressed on the way he is playing. Alright i am super behind so lets move on to Mankato. Friday night we won 5-1. I thought the MAvericks jsut totally shut down in that game. They weren’t making any good passes and they were just letting the gophers dominate. I was a little surprised that they went out there and slacked off that much. I though they would take advantage of the 5 players still at the World Juniors Tournament. Speaking of the World thing did you hear that Kyle Okposo only had 1 assist the entire tournament?! I was so surprised to hear that. Erik Johnson had a great tournament he scored like 4 goals and had a couple of assists too. That is great for Erik and I hope he will keep this momentum alive and start scoring some goals for the Gophers. Fast forward to Sunday at Marriucci arena. I didn’t get to see the game unfortunatly i had a gmae of my own but seeing that we only had one goal scored the whole game was pretty pathetic. I mean come on at least score two!!! Kellen Briggs is amazing oh my gosh! he is totally keeping on our streak and we are going to need him this weekend against Wisconny. So after the game i guess on Sunday there were a couple heated words exchanged between MSU coach Jutting and another MSU coach. I have the story from Mankato Free Press:

WCHA investigating quarrel following Mavericks-Gophers game
Minnesota State assistant coach, league referee involved in heated exchange
By Shane Frederick
The Free Press

MANKATO —

The Western Collegiate Hockey Association is investigating an altercation between a Minnesota State University men’s coach and a league referee following Sunday’s game at Minnesota.

Mavericks assistant coach Eric Means and referee Jon Campion engaged in a heated exchange in the Mariucci Arena locker-room area shortly after MSU’s 1-0 loss to the top-ranked Gophers.

University of Minnesota police officers physically removed Means and Mavericks head coach Troy Jutting, who was trying to diffuse the argument, from the immediate area.

Jutting said Tuesday that MSU is also “looking into what happened Sunday night after the game.”

Means acknowledged the argument with Campion but declined further comment.

Doug Spencer, the WCHA’s associate commissioner for public relations said league commissioner Bruce McLeod and supervisor of officials Greg Shepherd “are aware of what happened.”

Shepherd attended Sunday’s game. McLeod is attending NCAA meetings in Florida. There was no word of possible suspensions or public reprimand Tuesday.

“They’re getting information from different people and are looking into it,” Spencer said.

Jutting said he had been in contact with Shepherd.

The Gophers had seven power-play opportunities in Sunday’s game; the Mavericks had two. In Friday’s series opener at Mankato, the Gophers, who won 5-1, had six power-play chances, and the Mavericks had two.

Before speaking with media members after the game, Jutting had an animated exchange with police officers, apparently about how they handled the altercation.

When Jutting returned to the gathered reporters, he declined to comment on what led to the exchange with police.

Remember Minnesotans and everyone else out there. This weekend keep this one comment in your mind….

BETTER DEAD THAN RED!!!!! WHOO HOOO! GO GOPHERS!!!

Wow…

Posted December 30, 2006 by minnesotasports1217
Categories: Gophers rah!

Yeah.. how do i describe the Gopher football team. Hmmm no words come to mind right now. I mean i don’t really care about football but wow. It’s hard to miss that in the Morning paper. That was badddd. I mean i don’t even no what to say to lose when you were once winning by 31 points how do you lose! Jezz! Man I am sure glad I am not a Gopher football fan. I mean first of all you aren’t even ina good bowl game to begin with and then you get a big lead and go down in history for the worst loss pretty much of all time! good greif! I’m done I just don’t even no what to say about it.

Gopher Hockey:
Yeah, they beat Alabama-Huntsville. Uh where is that? I didn’t know they had ice in Alabama… Anyways yeah they won 3-1 With goals by Jimmy O’Brien, Ryan Flynn, and Ben Gordon. The game wasn’t televised but i watched the highlights and read the paper and i guess all the goals were in the first period and the Gophers kind of shut down i guess. There were eight penalties on Alabama-Hunstville and we only scored on one. Hmmm doesn’t sound like gopher hockey to me but whatever. Then the goal that AH scored was with 19 seconds left in the game. Ouch poor Briggs. That’s why you gotta get the rebounds away from your net. Don Lucia said that defensivly they got sloppy after the first period. Lucia also said that dome of the defenseman might get a chance to play forward. Ha ha i think that’s funny but cool. Hopefully, they know what they are doing.

Schwan Cup
I watched the boys game all day on Thursday and they were some pretty weird game. First off Hill Murry v.s. White Bear Lake. It took the refs about 2 and a half minutes to get the players to play hockey. They stood there after the lineups and the National anthem and stared at each other. Nobody moved and finally the refs counted to three and they moved. I thought it was entertaining but it was also a waste of to minutes. The final score was 3-2 and i thought it was a bit sad that White Bear Lake lost. I mean they have a great hockey program but they weren’t moving there feet at all. Yeah i know that they played three games in three days but to beat Hill you need to keep your feet moving. I was most impressed by both goalies on both sides. The sad part was Aaron Corey was totally keeping White Bear in the game and then in the 2nd period Hill scored and the coach took him out of the game. I thought he was doing a great job but maybe they didn’t want to over work him or something. He also did look tired too. Joe Phillippi was amazing. Wow i haven’t seen good goaltending liekt hat in a while. He was awazing on Penalty kills and he just completly shut down White Bear. Well excpet for those two goals but other than that he was great. One thing i did questionw as why after the buzzer sound he watched the shot come in on net and hit the post. I mea the buzzer sounded but it was still a little weird. Mike Hoeffel was also at the game and was interviewd by none other than Ali Lucia! Wow its a family affair on FSN. My uncle said that she looks nervous when she is interviewing people but i thought she was fine. I mean she ins’t a Marney Gellner but she is good. Mike is playing in Anarbor and will play for the Gophers next year! YEAAAA! I saw him play last year in the Boys hockey tournament last year and he looked pretty good. So shove it North Dakota.

Minnetonka v.s. Maple Grove
That game was a flippin joke. Oh my gosh i thought for sure that Minnetonka would win by a lot more. In the first like 2 minutes of the game Minnetonka should have had liek two goals but thank god for Maple Groves goalie Tony Renstrom. He kept them in the game and Minnetonka kept it in MG’s zone. The whole game was played there and Minnetonka wins 4-0.

Edina vs Cretin-Derham Hall

All I have to say is ha ha ha ha ha. Wow the numer what 2 or 3 team int ehs tate gets their asses handed to them because they didn’t work hard. ha ha ha. Well i guess i shoudn’t say that the goalie Ben Hause played a great game ebcause 3 of those goals there was absolutly nothing he could do. the defenseman left a guy open in the slot and he hit a one timer and the crowd cheered. end of story. Also another person who worked hard was Ryan I don’t know his last name but also Drew Darwitz he worked hard and it was nice to see someone working.

Centennial 2 vs #1 Holy Angles 8

The title says it. I feel bad for Centennial I mean their team is like really young. They were in the game in the first period and then came Britton, Yes Britton as in Britian, Smith and Danny MAttson who both had hat tricks. Yeah two people with hat ricks that sucks. I can’t believe that someone would name their kid Britton. Wow! Anyways i really wish Centennial could have pulled off the upset. It also would have been nice because they beat Warroad. Oh well maybe next year.

Wild:
Ha ha that was so tight to see Wes Walz get a goal where he didn’t even have to shoot. he he i love goals like that and it is even better that it was in overtime btu yes the wild win 4-3 so tahts good now hopefully they don’t lose to the Ducks. They seriously shoudl have kept the name Mighty Ducks I mean do you agree with me that Ducks sounds weird? hmmm i don’t understand. Hopefully this is a turn around for the team and they start winning at home AND on the road!

Well that’s it for now!