Sunday, December 16, 2012

Bemidji State 5 - DU 1 FINAL

Bemidji State University jumped out to an early lead and defeated DU 5-1 on Saturday night at the Sanford Center in Bemdji, Minnesota. 

DU heads into the Xmas Break mired in an eight game winless streak, but will hope to recover against Boston University on Dec. 29th.

10 comments:

Nincompoop said...

This was the first time since - I din't know when, that I was actually looking forward to having no DU hockey for a couple weeks. This break couldn't have come soon enough for me.

timt89 said...

We have been spoiled. I have to agree that the boys need some time off to collect themselves. We are still in ok. shape but our margin for error is coming down. I think we need to stick with Juho and stay with the hot hand.

Countdown said...

Maybe the whl will still take quentin?

old pio said...

This swoon has been embarrassing, sad, scary and so totally unlike the Pioneer teams we've seen in the Gwozdecky era. You know you're in bad shape when your goalie has to pitch a shutout to have a shot at a victory. A powerplay that was one of the really bright early spots was shut out Friday night on back to back majors. If that doesn't give us some idea how things are going, nothing will. As to the rest of the season, I'm hopeful, but not optimistic. Hope I'm wrong.

marooned said...

I can't describe the happiness I feel after my Beavers destroyed this future nchc team. Will this make the great Gwoz wonder if he made a terrible mistake in destroying the WCHA? The world wonders.

Twister said...

Congrats to Bemidji--a well deserved 3-point weekend.

This DU squad has gone from a team in a slump to a team in a freefall. I am shocked that the winless streak is now at 8. A month ago the Pios were 9-1, had just swept CC, and looked as though they might be an elite team. Now, I am just hoping they can finish with a winning record. The 2nd half schedule is tough, and unless the coaches do a better job, the leaders on the team start leading, and this team plays with more urgency, it could be an ugly end.

dggoddard said...

We have the best coaching staff in college hockey and the leadership on the team got us through the summer and off to a sensational 9-1-0 start.

Injuries, suspensions and lack of depth at forward got us into this mess.

Not sure how long Garrett Allen will take to recover from his surgery.

Two weeks off over XMAS should heal some if not most of the injuries, hopefully the suspensions are over and we'll get back to normal after the break.

3 goalies & 7 Dmen on scholarship means that we only have 8 forwards on scholarship or 8 scholarships to divvy up amoung the forwards.

SiouxAlum01 said...

There has to be more going on with the DU hockey prgram. There just has to be. Shore is -7 since the WHL rumors........

timt89 said...

I think Gwoz is pressing a bit this year. I hate to bring up the ten ton gorilla but his contract situation needs to be resolved. There is a fair level of uncertainty and if he has a sub-par year there are going to be even more questions. I think a contract extension and announcement might be the perfect thing for this team. Plus, there is no doubt that recruits consider coaching stability when making school selections so we may start feeling the effects this Spring on recruiting. I am a big fan of his commitment to DU, his coaching philosophy, and the quality of kids he brings in to the program. Two national championships and a consistent winner are good reasons to extend his contract.

SiouxAlum01 said...

Gwoz is a top three coach in NCAA D-1 hockey. We need him in the NCHC next year. Lock him up DU!