Saturday, October 16, 2010

UMD 5, Providence College 3

Well, that was fun.  UMD took care of business in their home opener, getting contributions from a number of guys. Lemme open my notebook pour some knowledge on yall:
  • Travis Oleksuk scored on a penalty shot at the end of the second period. This was the first penalty shot I've ever seen in person and it was EXCITING.  After the game Oleksuk sported a wide smile when he rehashed his goal, we'll have the audio of the goal and his post-game interview for you guys on Thursday at nine pm, on 103.3 KUMD.
  • Two guys that had really good games: JT Brown and Brady Lamb.  JT Brown got his first collegiate goal at the beginning of the second period, and could've had a few more.  He was flying around making nifty plays and jacking people up.  But the biggest hitter on the ice Friday night was Brady Lamb.  He added two assists to his impressive physical play.
  • I still think Kenny Reiter is a little shaky.  He got better as the game went along, but he's still a ways from looking confident in net.
  • The Bulldogs' special teams look good.  They notched two powerplay goals and displayed a little creativity, as evidence by the Mike-Jack-Fontaine tic-tac-toe goal in the first period. Although they allowed a goal on the penalty kill, the Dogs were solid when they were a man down.
  • There were a TON of freshman fans in the student section, which was both annoying and encouraging. It's cool that the incoming class is into hockey, but goddamn, freshman are stupid. I wish I had a video camera last night... Also heard that all student tickets are sold out until we move into Amsoil Arena, which is crazy. 
  • Dick Stewart looked especially spry after the 'We Love Dick' chant during the third period.  He stood for an extended time, alternating waving his windsock and his cap.  The fact that this year's squad is good enough to excite even the oldest, most iconic of Bulldog fans is a good sign.

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