I’m a diehard hockey fan with a passion for the college game. I co-hosted a podcast dedicated to St. Cloud State Hockey for a year and a half and I am a firm believer that Mark Hartigan should have won Hobey Baker. I was a hockey referee for one year and can confirm that parents are the worst. During the summer, I am probably golfing poorly and thinking about next year’s Husky hockey team.
WeldieBlog: The Exorcist
I live in Minnesota, which means I naturally have a pessimistic view on sports. I'd love to not have that feeling, but I can't help it. The teams I've cheered for make me this way, I believe this Huskies team will have to exorcise some demons fans have been dealing with over the past …
WeldieBlog: Purple Pain
From the drop of the puck, it was clear the Mavericks weren't going to be denied a victory. They scored just 1:33 into the game on a terrible angle and never looked back. Anytime the Huskies were able to get any momentum, the Mavericks were able to counter-punch.
WeldieBlog: Happy Hockey Day!
Your St. Cloud State men's hockey team (14-4-3) don't get to play in the outdoor game, but they do play host to the Minnesota State Mavericks in the final non-conference game of the season.
The strangest thing over the weekend was how the collapse happened on Friday. I have never seen a Husky period like that. I tried to think of times where we spectacularly blew a period, but there hasn't been one.
WeldieBlog: Turns Out Western Michigan Is Good!
Last year I was a huge fan of the Broncos. I loved Matheson Iacopelli, Griffen Molino, and Sheldon Dries. All of them finished double digits in goals and ended up making the Frozen Faceoff and NCAA tournament.
WeldieBlog: Repeal Replay Reviews
As much as I love hockey, I hate a few aspects of it. What happened in Sunday night's game at 3M Arena at Mariucci (what an atrocious name) is at the top of the list.
WeldieBlog: Looking Back At WJC, Looking Ahead To Gophers
Yes, I did mention the Pairwise. I think you can start to look at the Pairwise once the calendar turns over as a bearing of where you are in regard to other teams. However, it is still too volatile to put too much stock into them.
WeldieBlog: Fixing Overtime
Hockey is a niche sport. College hockey is a smaller sect of that. If you are a new fan, trying to explain how overtime counts and doesn’t count at the same time is incredibly confusing.
WeldieBlog: All Eyes On St. Cloud
The North Dakota Fighting Hawks look to bump off the NCHC leader for the second week in a row as they prepare for a massive early season match up at St. Cloud State Huskies. Friday’s game starts at 7:37 pm, while Saturday’s game starts at 7 pm.
WeldieBlog: Huskies Post Convincing Sweep
With Western Michigan getting swept at North Dakota, that means the Huskies have now jumped into first place in the conference. North Dakota is second just one point behind the Huskies. That makes this weekend’s match-up all the more enticing.