Friday, November 20, 2009

It's Friday, I'm in Love

You can never get enough
Enough of this stuff
It's Friday, I'm in love

Both the Men and Women are in St. Cloud this weekend.


UW: 6-3-1 overall, 4-3-1 WCHA (last weekend swept UAA 5-1. 6-2)
SCSU: 4-4-2 overall, 3-2-1 WCHA (last weekend split @ UND 2-4, 3-2)

Gameday Links
- Live - both nights - Charter Extra Channel 87
- Tape delay - none
Radio: Friday WIBA 1310, Saturday WTSO 1070
Audio webstream: insideBADGERSPORTS ($9.95/mo), KVSU (free)
Video webstream: b2live ($7/game)
Live stats: stcloudstate
Live blog: Capobianco*, Worgull (BN)*

* I don't have the direct blog links, but they should be linked on the front page of their respective sites at game time.

Weekly Shooutout Winner
This week, DEREK STEPAN won the shootout.

Here are the previous winners and how they did that weekend:
Wk 5: Jake Gardiner (0-0-0, +4, 3 SOG)
Wk 4: Blake Geoffrion (2-1-3, 10 SOG, +1)
Wk 3: Justin Schultz (0-0-0, E, 1 SOG, looked solid on D to me)
Wk 2: Mike Davies (0-2-0, 6 SOG, and sounds like he played really well)
Wk 1: Podge Turnbull (0-0-0, 5 SOG, and despite being held off the scoresheet I thought he looked really good)

Badger Lines
Bohmbach - Geoffrion - C Smith
Lee - Street - Grotting
Murray - Stepan - Davies
Mitchell - Bendickson - P Johnson

McDonagh - Gardiner
Smith - Ramage
Goloubef - Schultz


The forward lines appear to be the same as last weekend, with Turbull/Dolan/Thurber/Meuer as the scratches.

The defensive pairings also remain the same. Brett Bennett gets the nod in goal on Friday, and as usual we'll have to wait until Saturday to hear who will play Sat night. I expect Gudmandson, but what the heck do I know?

I don't know who the 2 extra skaters are that made the trip. Anyone know? (I have an email out to Cerniglia and am hoping that Capobianco will post it on twitter.)

Husky lines
Baggot and Allenspach have different forward lines listed. *shrug*
per Baggot:
Eddy - Roe - Lasch
Mosey - LeBlanc - Volpei
Festler - Oslund - Novak
Hanowski - Christian - Ammerman

per Allenspach:
Eddy - Marvin - Lasch
Mosey - Roe - Volpei
Festler - LeBlanc - Novak
Hanowski - Oslund - Christian

Gaudet - Raboin
Zabkowicz - Hepp
Lauridsen - Johnson


Mike Lee gets the start in goal tonight, and Dan Dunn is expected to start tomorrow.

Series Previews

uwbadgers: preview, game notes
stcloudstate: preview, game notes (I don't see anything yet)
Baggot (WSJ): Badgers at St. Cloud State
Holt (Badger Herald): Badgers, Street looking for success vs. St. Cloud
Gabriel (Daily Cardinal): High-octane Badger offense takes act to the road to face St. Cloud
Allenspach (sctimes): Friday bugaboo haunts Huskies
Allenspach (sctimes blog): Lasch climbs ladder and Lee starts another series

Other Articles/Links
Baggot (WSJ blog): Five good minutes with Jordy Murray
Baggot (WSJ): McDonagh learning to channel forceful personality
uwbadgers: Eaves' weekly presser
Worgull (BN): Veteran freshman (premium)
Bleach (BN): Just wanting a chance (premium)
Henson (Badger Herald): Fighting for ice time only improves Badgers
Allenspach (sctimes): Mosey makes most of skills
stcloudstate: Bob Motzko interview
stcloudstate: Dann Dunn player profile

The Usual Suspects
CHN: Tale of the Tape
USCHO: This Week in the WCHA, Milewski's What I Think, Tuesday Morning Quarterback (Extra)
INCH: Friday Four-cast (national notebook), First Shift (national notebook), WCHA: review gets it right
Goon's World: Weekend Match-ups (Sioux7)

HatchetJoe says . . .
"Eetchie waah ugala nakamee" . . . Potawatomi for "Get them [f'n] dogs off the ice"

BADGER WOMEN @ St. Cloud: Fri/Sat 2 PM

UW: 7-4-1 overall, 5-3-0 WCHA (last weekend 2-2 tie (lost SO) and 6-2 win v. Wayne State)
St. Cloud: 4-9-0 overall, 3-6-0 WCHA (last weekend split w/ Bemidji 0-1, 5-2)

Bring 2 canned food items to the game on Friday and get in free!

Gameday Links

TV: none
Radio: none
Audio webstream: KVSC (free)
Video webstream: b2live ($7)
Live stats: stcloudstate
Live blog: Boscacci*

* I don't have the direct blog link, but it should be linked on the front page at game time.

Weekly Shootout Winner
Stephanie McKeough

Series Previews
uwbadgers: preview, game notes
stcloudstate: preview, game notes (I don't see anything yet)
Erickson (Badger Herald): Badgers hope to find consistent success at National Hockey Center

Other Articles/Links
Erickson (Badger Herald): DeKeyser brings familiar feel in place of Johnson
Jakiel (uwbadgers blog): On the road again