Category Archives: Game Breakdowns

Frozen Four Reactions- ‘Trying to Make Sense of it All’

I thought I had considered all of the possibilities leading up to the semifinal Frozen Four game between North Dakota and Minnesota.  I had dreams about the potential outcomes so I could mentally prepare myself for any possible situation.  However, what … Continue reading

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Weekend Reactions- ‘Five Hole to the Frozen Four’

If jubilation was the word I used to describe last weekend, I can’t think of a suitable phrase for the moment Connor Gaarder stuffed a Paul Ladue rebound through CJ Motte’s five-hole sending the Sioux to the Frozen Four in Philadelphia.  Possibly pandemonium, … Continue reading

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Weekend Reactions- ‘Still Alive’

Jubilation…that’s the best word I can use to describe the scene across Downtown Minneapolis last Saturday night.  From the bars across the Twin Cities, to my condo containing myself and three of the most crazed Sioux fans you’re likely to find.  I would first … Continue reading

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Reactions/Predictions- ‘Hockey Hangover’

If you are one of thousands of rubes that reads or follows this blog(IALTO) on a regular basis you might be thinking ‘What happened to Weekend Reactions last week following the Western Michigan series?’ I considered explaining it as being busy at … Continue reading

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Weekend Reactions- Split Decision

On Friday night the visiting team in St. Cloud seemed to be right at home and poised to claim at least a share of the NCHC League Championship and Penrose Cup.  By all accounts, the green and white were playing … Continue reading

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Amsoil Arena Trip- “This Is Our House”

The giant Penrose Cup was visible from the ice in Duluth this weekend and the glare of it must have been blinding the Duluth goalies.  In addition, the chant that arose from the upper balcony late Saturday night of “THIS IS OUR HOUSE” may … Continue reading

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Weekend Reactions- Redhawks Routed

“Here’s your University of North Dakota Fighting Sioux SCORING!”.   This is what approximately 12,000 fans at Ralph Engelstad Arena heard 9 times on Saturday night following a home team goal.  You could argue that number should have reached 11 but … Continue reading

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