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