February 18, 2011

Is There Something to the Black Jerseys?

We all know how dominant the Sioux have been in their black swift jerseys (IIRC, they have lost one time in them...to BC...in the Frozen Four...) so it's safe to say they would bring them this weekend to St. Cloud, right?

Apparently not.

St. Cloud must be joining the trend, because they requested that they be able to wear their black jerseys this weekend. According to the rule book, it's the visiting team that gets to decide which jerseys to wear, so apparently Hakstol gave permission to Motzko to wear said jerseys. Either Hak has ridiculous confidence in his team without the swift jerseys, or he's sandbagging hoping his team doesn't win the MacNaughton. I think I know which one I'm going with.

Now, onto this weekend. A lot has been made about the Sioux struggling at St. Cloud on Friday nights. In fact, the last time they won a game here was 1998. Think about it. Some of the best Sioux teams of the past decade couldn't get a win here on Friday night. However, last year, they swept CC in Colorado Springs, which was the first time they did that since 1999. I'm pretty confident they can get a sweep this weekend, even if Kristo and Genoway are both still out with injury.

Also, assuming the Sioux split the rest of their series along the way, they will have 4th place in the WCHA locked up. I predict they will face Minnesota-State in the playoffs, which is a team that doesn't scare me or the Sioux.


Scott H said...

I'm not sure where you are getting your information regarding the jerseys but the most previous Brad Miller Time episode shows the UND equipment staff getting everything ready for the weekend and the blacks are next to the greens on the rack to be packed. Additionally, I don't think Hak would (for one second) allow a home team to wear their darks before UND would. Thats just my opinion. At any rate, I enjoy your blog; keep up the good work.

Mark said...

Get your facts straight. The black jerseys are not "swift" jerseys. They are Reebok. Nike makes the "swift" jerseys, and the Sioux haven't worn those for 2 years.