Monday, October 25, 2010
Well, needless to say the Black Bears are a very good team and are deadly at home, but I figured that the Sioux could pull through this past weekend. Well, it looks like North Dakota needs to go back to the drawing board when going onto the ice at another highly ranked place.
October 22nd - Maine came out and dominated the Sioux by scoring 5 goals in the 1st period en route to a 7-2 win. Of course having 6 Power Plays in the 1st Period doesn't hurt when trying to get out to an early lead. Then the Black Bears played good defensive hockey and rode the 5-1 lead after one to a victory.
October 23rd - If you talked to Fighting Sioux fans, you would get something like we played two games where we might not have played our best and maybe Maine would have won both, but the officiating was horrible. I can see that argument. In Game 2 of the weekend, North Dakota was called for 4 consecutive penalties twice. The Black Bears scored 2 Power Play goals and won the game 4-2. The Black Bears had 9 Power Plays compared to 4 for the Sioux.
Overall, the Black Bears after going winless when visiting Michigan State came back home and won two big home games. They could lead to a great season or might not mean much because of Boston U and BC games coming up on their schedule rather quickly. We will see if Maine can keep the momentum going.