Friday, March 25, 2016

Game 39: UMD vs Providence (NCAA Northeast Regional)

WORCESTER, Mass. -- Scroll down on the blog to see the content I put up yesterday, including a game preview. I expect that UMD will try to play this game with pace. Providence is capable, but I do believe UMD has a slight speed advantage, and Providence is probably a stronger-structured team that keeps its goalie clean.

Test of wills? Maybe. I want to see the Bulldogs possess the puck and push the pace as much as possible. A grind-it-out game, in my view, does not favor UMD.

You'll see some #CrashTheParty references on Twitter. Brief explanation: There are Providence signs inside and outside our hotel (the No. 1 and No. 4 seeds are pre-assigned the same hotel for this regional). When I left to walk over, the Providence band was playing and the cheerleaders were lined up by the door, presumably to greet the players as they walked out. There's a Providence party going on here. It's time to crash it.



Iafallo - Toninato - Johnson
Farley - Cameranesi - Kuhlman
Osterberg - Thomas - Young (Austyn)
Sampair - Decowski - Mackay

Welinski - Pionk
Soucy - Raskob
Corrin - Kotyk

Kaskisuo - McNeely

Foley - Jankowski - Mingoia
Tanev - Pinho - Saracino
McParland - Rooney - Tait
MacPhee - Lemos - Gamez

McKenzie - Monk
Parisi - Florentino
Gilmour - Desharnais

Ellis - Hawkey - Leahy

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