Saturday, May 16, 2009

Minnesota Series Recap!

Better late than never, right? :)

So I've been busy! What else is new, right? Well, I think you all deserve a recap of Gopher weekend... senior weekend at Michigan Tech. If you remember back to 6-7 March of 2009, the Gophers came to town to try and clinch home ice. Sadly, they succeeded, but it came only with the help of UAA and MSUM taking more points than expected from UMD and SCSU.

Oh, before I go on... I'm just going to tell you that I lied. I will not be recapping the whole series against the Gophers, but just Friday night. What else matters?

What a crazy game that was! At one point, one-WCHA-win Michigan Tech was up 4-1 against Minnesota. It was like it wasn't even real. Reality did set in a while later though... as UMN quickly came back and tied it up... Stoa had two goals within 16 seconds of each other. But man... the goaltending for UMN that night was WEAK. Really weak! Tech had 4 goals on some 13 shots. In the second period, our first three shots on goal all went in!! Like I said... crazy! But alas, it didn't last long.

So along comes the third period. We're tied, but Tech pulls away by a goal. This goal was also Drew Dobson's hat trick goal. HOW ABOUT THAT! There is very little that feels as good as a Michigan Tech hat trick goal.

Eventually Patrick White scores the equalizer. Dammit. Then we have ourselves some OT.

Now, forgive me for not having much faith in my team. If you lived through a season like I just did though, you would understand. The guys NEED to believe in themselves. I do not, however. I've had my heartbroken enough this past season. No need to get my hopes high just to have them crushed....again.

Well somehow... with about 2 minutes left in the extra session, Deron Cousens pulled through and got the job done. It was just a regular season win. It was just 2 useless points in a lost cause (our standings in the WCHA). IT WAS JUST AWESOME!!!

The celebration the guys had was as if they'd won the whole shabang. And boy did they need that! And boy did they DESERVE that! It had been a rough season. Finally there is something to celebrate!

Seeing the guys THAT HAPPY made me even happier. Seeing the Gophers that UPSET was the icing on the cake. :)

You know, after the season from hell, it's moments like these that just make it all worth it. Makes it all so very worth it.

And to finish off the rest of the season: The next night sucked against the Gophers and then we played at #1 UND... lost a couple there... BUT! I went to Red Pepper three times within 24 hours... so it was all good!


Yager said...

Are you kidding me? The season was (officially) over months ago. I'd say get a life but it's a lost cause.

Runninwiththedogs said...

I nearly died six times when this showed up on my blogroll.

FadeToBlackAndGold said...

To be fair, Cousens was able to get the job done because Patterson totally Frazeed on that shot. It looked so harmless that Maurisak probably could've saved it on a good day. :p

However, given how the defense, goaltending, and lucky bounces had gone for both teams at that point, simply putting the rubber on the net was definitely the right thing to do in OT. Fortunately, it worked out for us. :)

Goon said...

I live in Grand Forks and I don't think Red Peppers is all that. it was cool seeing yall up in Grand Forks, ND. I think eventually me and Sioux7 are going to take the fan bus over to MTU some year and raise some hell... Maybe close a couple of bars in Houghton.

MeanEgirl said...

Yager: I recently acquired a life. It's farking amazing. Tech hockey will suffer this year because of it.

RWD: You're hot.

F2B&G: Cousens RULES!!!!!!