We’re about to get underway in Game 2. Here are your linecharts:
North Dakota Forwards:
North Dakota Defense:
North Dakota Goal:
Boston College Forwards:
Boston College Defense
Boston College Goal:
0:00: Definitely more Sioux fans in the house. Either that or they’re a lot louder.
0:00: Just looked at our front page. USCHO is on pace to have over 20 stories and features on just the games alone. We’ll hit 30 total by the end of the weekend. We love to college hockey and we love to write about it!
4:43: BC better watch out. The Sioux are 6-0 this season when wearing their Nike Swift Hockey Jerseys, which, according to a press release I was handed, “reduces overall uniform weight, adds mobility and comfort while making the jersey the most advanced in the world.” This accomplished through something called “thermoregulation”. But frankly, I think it’s more about North Dakota being a very good team than the jerseys. After all, eight other teams wore them this season at various times, and none of them are in the Frozen Four.
7:03: A great shift by the Sioux’s fourth line results in several good chances, but Cory Schneider comes up big for the Eagles.
7:20: BC’s Ben Smith goes off for tripping. The sound guy plays the theme from the HBO prison series “Oz”. Nice touch.
8:22: Another BC penalty – Bertram with a hold. Golden opportunity for the Sioux.
9:46: BC gets one guy back. The Eagles have had the best scoring chance so far as Brian Boyle and Nathan Gerbe work a 2-on-1 the other way.
10:28: Big kill for the Eagles, but a few seconds later, Chris Porter picks up a loose puck in the slot and beats Schneider through a crowd. 1-0 North Dakota.
10:46: TV timeout. That was a big goal the Sioux just scored. Last year these two teams met in the semifinals and BC opened a 3-0 first period lead, en route to a 6-5 win.
11:54: ND’s Robbie Bina goes off, giving the Eagles their first power play of the game.
13:54: The Sioux dodge a bullet. Porter nails Dan Bertram from behind into the boards, but it’s only a charging minor according to referee Matt Shegos. Another PP for the Eagles.
15:01: Gerbe hits the crossbar and then the near post.
15:41: The Eagles tie it up. Brian O’Hanley’ds shot from the point was deflected by Ben Smith. The puck hit a body out front, and Bertram was there to put the rebound home. Power play goal for BC.
17:34: Lamoureaux makes his best save so far to keep things 1-1.
19:12: Boston College going back on the Power Play. It’s a high-sticking call on Chris VanderVelde.
20:00: North Dakota plays a nice game of keepaway in the closing seconds. Shots on goal for the period were 14-12 in favor of BC.
Stay tuned for second period action in a separate post.