I ran into Notre Dame's video and other things guru, Nick Siergiej, a former UMD staffer, on my way into the rink. After sharing our complaints about the officiating (of course) so far this season, we agreed that games like this are usually a lot of fun.
This job is usually fun, mind you, but these types of games are much more fun. Notre Dame and UMD have produced some quality hockey in the last five meetings, going back to the 2011 Frozen Four. These are two programs that are compatible, as I like to say, and this is a rivalry that should continue.
(It will. UMD is in South Bend both for the IceBreaker next year and a two-game series in 2015-16.)
Anyway, on to the opener of this series. Hopefully it isn't a penalty-filled clunker that ends 3-2 with a goal off someone's rear end.
Farley - Cameranesi - Basaraba
Osterberg - Herbert - Crandall (Justin)
Iafallo - Toninato - Young
Sampair - Decowski - Krause
Soucy - Welinski
Smith - Raskob
Johnson - McManus
Crandall (Aaron) - McNeely - Fons
Costello - Fogarty - Rust
Lucia - Tynan - Wuthrich
Herr - Gerths - Voran
DiPauli - Hinostroza - Schneider
Taker - Johns
Lind - Russo
Johnson - Ryan
Summerhays - Rogers - Katunar