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Gophers vs Badgers

Post by mnhockeyguy2014 » Wed Oct 15, 2014 9:21 am

Big matchup between #1 and #2 this weekend at LaBahn Arena! Will Wisc keep their #1 ranking after the two game series?? 16 MN girls on Gophers vs 1 MN girl on Badgers.

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Re: Gophers vs Badgers

Post by C-dad » Wed Oct 15, 2014 1:04 pm

mnhockeyguy2014 wrote:Big matchup between #1 and #2 this weekend at LaBahn Arena! Will Wisc keep their #1 ranking after the two game series?? 16 MN girls on Gophers vs 1 MN girl on Badgers.
And one important BADger girl out for the season for the Gophs!

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Post by 36Guy » Wed Oct 15, 2014 3:34 pm

Should be a great match up. Watched the Gophers 2 weekends ago and Wisconsin last weekend at LaBahn. Holy cow 2 great teams! Go Badgers!

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Post by sinbin » Thu Oct 16, 2014 7:34 am

Another Badger fan in our midst? Let's go Red!

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Post by Sparlimb » Thu Oct 16, 2014 10:35 pm

Better dead then Red!

I'm expecting my Gophs to ride the Hannah Brandt wagon with a sweep this weekend.

And just wait until AK rejoins the team next year (at least I hope she does).

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Post by mnhockeyguy2014 » Thu Oct 16, 2014 11:24 pm

Sparlimb wrote:Better dead then Red!

I'm expecting my Gophs to ride the Hannah Brandt wagon with a sweep this weekend.

And just wait until AK rejoins the team next year (at least I hope she does).

Think AK is done gone..... sorry

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Post by mnhockeyguy2014 » Fri Oct 17, 2014 12:04 am

Badgers Roster

1 Jorie Walters Goaltender 5-4 JR L Grinnell, Iowa
2 Mellissa ChannellClick here to hear it Defense 5-4 SO L Oakville, Ontario
3 Maddie Rolfes Defense 5-8 FR R West Des Moines, Iowa
5 Jenny Ryan Defense 5-4 SO R Victor, N.Y.
6 Courtney Burke Defense 5-9 JR L Albany, N.Y.
8 Kaitlyn Harding Forward 5-7 JR L Anchorage, Alaska
9 Molly DonerClick here to hear it Forward 5-5 JR L Mukilteo, Wash.
10 Brittany Ammerman Forward 5-6 RS SR L River Vale, N.J.
11 Sydney McKibbon Forward 5-5 SO R Oakville, Ontario
12 Katy Josephs Forward 5-4 SR R Calgary, Alberta
13 Katarina ZgrajaClick here to hear it Defense 5-5 SR L Waterloo, Ontario
14 Lauren Williams Defense 5-9 FR L Windsor, Ontario
16 Sarah Nurse Forward 5-8 SO L Hamilton, Ontario
17 Blayre Turnbull Forward 5-7 SR R Stellarton, Nova Scotia
19 Annie Pankowski Forward 5-9 FR R Laguna Hills, Calif.
20 Mikayla Johnson Forward 5-7 RS SO L Madison, Wis.
21 Baylee Wellhausen Forward 5-4 FR L Williams Bay, Wis.
23 Kim Drake Forward 5-10 JR L Mosinee, Wis.
24 Karley Sylvester Forward 5-9 SR L Warroad, Minn.
25 Erika SowchukClick here to hear it Forward 5-7 JR L Fernie, British Columbia
26 Emily Clark Forward 5-7 FR L Saskatoon, Saskatchewan
27 Rachel Jones Forward 5-6 JR L Berlin, Wis.
30 Ann-Renée Desbiens Goaltender 5-9 SO L La Malbaie, Quebec
32 Megan Miller Goaltender 5-7 RS JR L Long Grove, Ill.


10 Canadians and 5 from SSM with 1 overlap! Interesting what appears to be a different past recruiting model than U of MN. Badgers do include 4 home state Wisc girls on the roster..... but as many know there are some good get MN girls in the future Badger pipeline..Wisc won't have only 1 MN girl on roster for long.

Can't wait for the match-up!

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Post by mnhockeyguy2014 » Fri Oct 17, 2014 12:21 am

Gopher Roster

9 Baldwin, Sydney D 5-7 FR Minnetonka, Minn. (Minnetonka HS)
7 Bona, Rachael F 5-5 SR Coon Rapids, Minn. (Coon Rapids HS)
22 Brandt, Hannah F 5-6 JR Vadnais Heights, Minn. (Hill-Murray HS)
21 Cameranesi, Dani F 5-5 SO Plymouth, Minn. (Blake School)
11 Cline, Kelsey D/F 5-6 SO Bloomington, Minn. (Bloomington Jefferson HS)
3 Flug, Kate F 5-8 SO Roseville, Minn. (Roseville Area HS)
18 Garzone, Brook D/F 5-6 JR Sand Springs, Okla. (Shattuck-St. Mary's School)
15 Haley, Paige D/F 5-9 SO Red Wing, Minn. (Red Wing HS)
29 Leveille, Amanda G 5-7 JR Kingston, Ontario (Frontenac Secondary School)
20 Lorence, Meghan F 5-7 SR Mounds View, Minn. (Irondale HS)
13 McMillen, Milica D 5-10 JR St. Paul, Minn. (Breck School)
14 Menefee, Maryanne F 5-6 JR Lansing, Mich. (Lansing Eastern HS)
19 Pannek, Kelly F 5-8 FR Plymouth, Minn. (Benilde-St. Margaret's HS)
37 Peters, Sidney G 5-10 RS FR Geneva, Ill. (North American Hockey Academy)
10 Piazza, Cara F 5-7 FR Darien, Ill. (Downers Grove South HS)
5 Ramsey, Rachel D 6-0 SR Chanhassen, Minn. (Minnetonka HS)
27 Rodgers, Nina F 5-5 FR Minnetonka, Minn. (Hopkins HS)
6 Schipper, Kate F 5-4 SO Brooklyn Park, Minn. (Breck School)
31 Sletta, Shyler G 5-5 SR Elko New Market, Minn. (New Prague HS)
2 Stecklein, Lee D 5-11 SO Roseville, Minn. (Roseville Area HS)
12 Wolfe, Megan D/F 5-8 SO Eagan, Minn. (Eagan HS)

1 Canadian and 1 SSM with the "Who's who" of MN elite girls!

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Post by sinbin » Fri Oct 17, 2014 10:28 am

Gophs have done a pretty good job of keeping that maroon and gold curtain solidly in place on the St. Croix, but it looks like there might be a tear or two forming in that curtain now. We'll see if that tear continues to expand or if it's sewn shut going forward.

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Post by U10Father » Fri Oct 17, 2014 2:25 pm

Gophers are getting the players they want. Certainly seems like it in the next couple years, anyway.

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Gophers take game 1 l

Post by CoyoteWheels » Fri Oct 17, 2014 10:16 pm

And the gophers win again tonight 4 to 1.

Can't we all just love one another:)

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Post by Sparlimb » Fri Oct 17, 2014 10:35 pm

sinbin wrote:Gophs have done a pretty good job of keeping that maroon and gold curtain solidly in place on the St. Croix, but it looks like there might be a tear or two forming in that curtain now. We'll see if that tear continues to expand or if it's sewn shut going forward.
The problem is there are enough good girls in high school hockey here that Minnesota can't possibly keep them all. Obviously Duluth has had a very strong program which was another nice option for the girls. Plenty have take the trips east to play as well at lots of schools. Interesting to me that the Michigan schools don't seem to have embraced ladies hockey.

And I think the trick for the Gophers is to keep the European pipeline open to Sweden and Finland. Seems to have worked out well for both the men's and women's programs.

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Post by mnhockeyguy2014 » Sat Oct 18, 2014 4:24 am

Michigan is a disgrace for being a pinnacle of boy's hockey but refuses to offer a girls program. Keep them barefoot and pregnant and doing the laundry is the way they roll it seems...

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Post by Sparlimb » Sat Oct 18, 2014 11:48 pm

And the Gophers Sweep the Badgers, as I predicted btw. Tough one today with Minnesota tying the score with 90 seconds left and winning in the last minute of OT.

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Post by luckyEPDad » Sun Oct 19, 2014 2:21 pm

Sparlimb wrote:And the Gophers Sweep the Badgers, as I predicted btw. Tough one today with Minnesota tying the score with 90 seconds left and winning in the last minute of OT.
Predicting a gopher hockey win. That's really going out on a limb.

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Post by luckyEPDad » Sun Oct 19, 2014 2:34 pm

mnhockeyguy2014 wrote:Michigan is a disgrace for being a pinnacle of boy's hockey but refuses to offer a girls program. Keep them barefoot and pregnant and doing the laundry is the way they roll it seems...
A quick look shows University of Michigan offering more women's sports than University of Minnesota. Having Water Polo and Field Hockey instead of Ice Hockey seems odd, but I'm sure there is a historical reason.

I don't care much about Ann Arbor, but I sure wish Northwestern and Purdue had teams. Tough to find Div 1 women's hockey and a strong engineering program.

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Post by U10Father » Sun Oct 19, 2014 4:13 pm

RPI and RIT would qualify there.

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Post by luckyEPDad » Sun Oct 19, 2014 5:07 pm

U10Father wrote:RPI and RIT would qualify there.
OK, need to limit the search some more. Div 1 hockey, good engineering program and not in New York. Anyway my daughter could never play for RIT, she's not from Ontario.

Funny you left the Minnesota out of the list.

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Post by Nevertoomuchhockey » Sun Oct 19, 2014 5:12 pm

Princeton

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Post by OnTheBench » Sun Oct 19, 2014 8:25 pm

luckyEPDad wrote:
U10Father wrote:RPI and RIT would qualify there.
OK, need to limit the search some more. Div 1 hockey, good engineering program and not in New York. Anyway my daughter could never play for RIT, she's not from Ontario.

Funny you left the Minnesota out of the list.
I wouldn't have left Minnesota off the list. Nor would I have excluded Wisconsin, Ohio State, and Penn State. While not quite as highly regarded in engineering among the Big 10 schools as Illinois, Michigan, and Purdue, all are well regarded nationally. In some disciplines they are very highly regarded (Chem E at the U, for example)

In addition to Princeton and the hockey playing Ivy from New York with a well known College of Engineering (Cornell), I believe it is possible to earn a BS in Engineering from any of the Ivy's. Although the number of disciplines offered at most may be limited relative to Cornell, I think all can be considered as having good programs in the ones they do offer.

Finally, I wouldn't rule out schools such as Connecticut and Northeastern that have relatively large Colleges of Engineering. Their programs may not be as highly regarded as these other universities, but they do provide additional options for the girls interested in D1 hockey and engineering.

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Post by sinbin » Mon Oct 20, 2014 2:44 pm

luckyEPDad wrote:
mnhockeyguy2014 wrote:Michigan is a disgrace for being a pinnacle of boy's hockey but refuses to offer a girls program. Keep them barefoot and pregnant and doing the laundry is the way they roll it seems...
A quick look shows University of Michigan offering more women's sports than University of Minnesota. Having Water Polo and Field Hockey instead of Ice Hockey seems odd, but I'm sure there is a historical reason.

I don't care much about Ann Arbor, but I sure wish Northwestern and Purdue had teams. Tough to find Div 1 women's hockey and a strong engineering program.
Wisconsin's engineering program is nothing to sneeze at (sorry, I didn't know the engineering-ly equivalent metaphor).

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Post by Sparlimb » Tue Oct 21, 2014 6:57 pm

luckyEPDad wrote:
Sparlimb wrote:And the Gophers Sweep the Badgers, as I predicted btw. Tough one today with Minnesota tying the score with 90 seconds left and winning in the last minute of OT.
Predicting a gopher hockey win. That's really going out on a limb.
I predict my H-M girls team will be pretty good again this year as well.

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Post by MNHockeyFan » Tue Oct 21, 2014 7:31 pm

Sparlimb wrote:I predict my H-M girls team will be pretty good again this year as well.
Not going too far out on that "sparlimb" with that bold prediction! :wink:

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Post by luckyEPDad » Wed Oct 22, 2014 5:45 am

Sparlimb wrote:I predict my H-M girls team will be pretty good again this year as well.
I have it on good authority (I know someone in the leadership group) that EP does not plan to roll over and play dead against HM this year. There is a lot of resentment towards the eastern green girls (or green girls in general) that hopefully they can channel in a constructive way. I expect the next meeting to be a real barn burner.

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Post by GrandpaChip » Wed Oct 22, 2014 9:49 am

luckyEPDad wrote:
Sparlimb wrote:I predict my H-M girls team will be pretty good again this year as well.
I have it on good authority (I know someone in the leadership group) that EP does not plan to roll over and play dead against HM this year. There is a lot of resentment towards the eastern green girls (or green girls in general) that hopefully they can channel in a constructive way. I expect the next meeting to be a real barn burner.
Hey fellas,

Sorry if I miss type something this morning but my Gout is acting up and my fingers look like jimmy dean pork sausages.

I'm new here so if you could please let me know what EP and HM means that would be nice. I wanna look smart for my wife Getrude or as I call her GKitty.

Thank you.

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