It’s Gameday!

Notre Dame is good…no doubt about that. But as yesterday proved (when three of the four winners were underdogs) anything can happen in a one-and-done tournament.

I will be updating a few things here before faceoff…check for updates below!

Here’s the matchup with the Fighting Irish:

 	                Bemidji State        Notre Dame 
Record	                18-15-1	             31-5-3
Head-to-Head	        0-0-0	             0-0-0
Goals	                96 / 2.82	     134 / 3.44
Goals Against	        91 / 2.68	     64 / 1.64
Power Play	        20.9%	             23.0%
Penalty Kill	        84.8%	             89.7%
Avg. Height / Weight	5'10" / 177.58 lbs.  5'11" / 189.96 lbs.
Avg. Age	        22y 6m	             21y 7m
Coach	                Tom Serratore	     Jeff Jackson

Team Scoring Leaders    M. Read 13-22-35     E. Condra 13-25-38
                        T. Scofield 18-14-32 C. Ridderwall 17-15-32
                        B. Hunt 9-22-31      C. Hanson 16-15-31
                        M. Francis 12-12-24  K. Deeth 4-27-31
                        B. Marino 7-12-19    B. Maday 16-14-30
Team Goaltenders        M. Dalton 17-10-1    J. Pearce 30-5-3
                        O. Alamano 1-5-0     T. O'Brien	1-0-0 

The NCAA doesn’t allow radio stations or newspapers to blog from games…but the BSU Sports Information Office will be. It can be viewed during the game here

4pm Eastern Update I was downstairs waiting for the early game to start, and was trying to watch the UND – UNH game. Why is lacrosse a sport? I’ve never really watched it before today, but Virgina and Maryland went into SEVEN overtimes. So, no playoff hockey to be watched! Instead I was tortured by watching an hour of lacrosse in which NOBODY scored. In the hockey game during that same stretch, SIX goals were scored!

4:10pm Eastern Update Here are the lines for tonight’s second semifinal:

Notre Dame
Garrett Regan – Christian Hanson – Christiaan Minella
Ryan Thang – Ben Ryan – Erik Condra
Calle Ridderwall – Kevin Deeth – Billy Maday
Dan Kissel – Justin White – Ryan Guentzel

Ian Cole – Kyle Lawson
Brett Blatchford – Teddy Ruth
Luke Lucyk – Sean Lorenz

Jordan Pearce
Tom O’Brien
Brian Brooke

Bemidji State
Tyler Scofield – Matt Read – Matt Francis
Jamie MacQueen – Travis Winter – Tyler Lehrke
Ben Kinne – Shea Walters – Ryan Cramer
Ian Lowe – Chris McKelvie – Brandon Marino

Brad Hunt – Cody Bostock
Chris Peluso – Graham McManamin
Ryan Adams – Kyle Hardwick

Matt Dalton
Orlando Alamano
Dan Bakala

4:20pm Eastern Update Attendance for the early game is TERRIBLE! There might be 1000-1500 people here.

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