Saturday felt like a game that could have tilted either way and in the end we allowed it to tilt toward Bentley. I am always frustrated after a loss but there was something about that game that ate away at me all night and through the next morning. Every two points in college hockey is so important and we allowed Bentley to take two points from us at home Saturday night.
Sunday's game proved to be pretty similar, but we did the little things teams need to do to win and were able to earn a victory. Hopefully our team will learn a good lesson from the weekend regarding just how much focus it takes to win a full 60-minute game. Either way, we had a good week of practice leading up to Saturday and to allow a one-goal game at home to slip away still stings.
On a lighter note, congratulations to Mitch McCrank on his first collegiate goal over the weekend. His rebound tally on Sunday proved to be the game-winner and it was nice to see the team's "happy baby" celebrate his first goal.
In addition, hats off to Dan Morrison and Tony Capobianco on two more stellar performances. Our goaltending has been receiving praise every game and it has been well-deserved each time. For us players, it is great having confidence in what we have behind us every game.
This week we head to Bowling Green, the alma mater of our assistant coach, B.J. Adams. I'm interested in what kind of dirt I'll be able to dig up on him this weekend and will for sure be approaching any middle-aged man with a Bowling Green jacket on to ask. I can just picture the Bowling Green fans as Coach took to the ice for his freshmen year, wondering if they had just landed the second coming of Hal Gill.
According to hockeydb.com, Coach Adams was a regular in the Falcons lineup and even put up 93 penalty minutes in his junior year. I was unaware the NCAA allowed fighting in the nineties. I'll have to ask Coach Adams if they made him wear a helmet or if he was the lone guy on his team without a bucket, ala Craig MacTavish.
Either way, Bowling Green will definitely prove to be a tough test. The CCHA always turns out impressive teams and we will have to be on top of our game this weekend.
Until next week, keep your head up.
Scott Moser #24