November 30, 2009

A 5-5 tie with the #1 team in the nation...satisfied?

They say a tie in hockey is like kissing your sister. Or getting some from a fat chick. Call it what you want. In any event, the Sioux tied the Redhawks in the final game of the Subway Holiday Classic, earning 3/4 points on the weekend.

The Sioux did have a 5-3 lead going into the 3rd, and against the majority of teams, that lead would probably be safe. After all, they did score 4 goals in the 2nd, outplayed Miami of Ohio and quite frankly, looked much better. But in the 3rd, Miami came back and was able to tie the game.

I think a lot of people are upset the Sioux eeked out a tie. But me, I'm actually ok with it. I don't like blowing a two goal lead, but to tie the #1 team in the nation, a team that is very, very good, and in my opinion, has a Hobey worthy player in Carter Camper. Also, who is Reilly Smith? This freshman player was all over the ice and has some pretty sick hands. I was really impressed.

The Sioux had some great things happen. Danny Kristo continues to excel, scoring two goals on Saturday. Malone had a sick goal, as did Gregoire. And while Eids' numbers will drop, I don't think he was at fault for any of the goals.

Importantly, the Sioux are 3-0-1 in conference play, which will definitely bode well come tournament selection time. Up next...Daloot.

7 comments:

Connollys 4 Hobey said...

Now former number one team in the nation according to INCH. The new? DU.

Brandon said...

and if you're using INCH as your benchmark, god help you

dead_rabbit said...

Not blaming Eidsness, but he did let in a couple of softies (1st period from what I recall).

Anonymous said...

NO I AM NOT SATISFIED!!! They blew a 2 goal lead, what is satisfying about that??? They played well but not good enough to win, a few little breakdowns on defense and a couple soft goals by Eidsness cost them a win. They had the chance to win the game but just couldn't deliver, so although not a bad result, it wasn't a good result either.

Goon said...

They say a TIE is like kissing your sister. I guess I will take a sister kissing over a loss.

Goon said...

LOL, "INCH:...

Connollys 4 Hobey said...

We will see who is LOL'ing after this weekend. Eidsness can't let in soft goals like that and expect to win against the offensive assault that is Fontaine and the Connollys.