8:36pm - finally made it to Mall of America. Boys gave about an hour to eat and play around. We are heading to check in to the hotel.
5:20 pm. Traveling about 36 miles per hour on snowpacked roads. Still 140 miles to hotel. Hopefully we will be able to pick it up.
NAP TIME - JUST FRED AND THE BUS DRIVER ARE AWAKE - LOL
Two lane, country US Hwy 59 south towards I94. About 100 miles to there, another 200 beyond that to Bloomington and our hotel.
GAME TWO UPDATE
Puck drops, Engel, Mikey, Felan, Fontaine, Villalba. Mahieu in net
**** Felan gets a shot on goal....Villalba blocks a shot. Dane stops one. Collins dumps the puck, Kissinger works it, puck goes the other way to our zone
Dane stops a long shot..15:09 remaining.
Felan takes the draw. PIrates win it, pucks gets out, Engel goes top shelf, misses, but a penalty called for hooking on
Crookston. Felan, Engel, Mikey, Villalba, and Green on PP
Green shoots, stoped.
**** stopped. Goes the other way, Dane makes stop..Back in the zone, Gteen has it, pass through the crease to Engel, shot misses. Collins takes it back in. Villalba shoots, blocked. Penalty over at 12:46 left
Consolver behind the net. out to Jaskie, Kissinger tries to one time it. Mishit. Pirates clear
Green breaks up tow on one...Engel ices...1st of this period. Much crisper performance by Marcus
**** Engle clears to mike, pass to crease, tip misses. puck in crease, Felan shoots twice, neither one goes in. Pirates called for Cross checking and another now 5 on 3.
Both cross checking. Puck in zone. Engel shoots, save made.
Puck cleared, Green brings back in...Dom keeps puck in...Pirates clear
Engel back to Dom to Green..shoots, save, no rebound. 33 seconds left on both penalties.
Engle shoots, stopped, puck cleared
Full strength....9:12 remaining...puck knocked in to the stands
****Pirates enter the zone, shot from the blue line, tipped to the corner...Villalba gets smashed, puck cleared. Collins brings puck in to Jaskie. Puck cleared, Pirates shoot wide, they are up to 15 shots now
one timer stopped by Dane
7:37 remaining in second period
Fontaine dumps deep. Dom stops entry. Fox, Kiss, and Michels on the ice
Shot, tipped, almost goes into net
Pirates cycling puck...Mahieu finally covers
Shots 20-8. Pirates change goalies
**** Dane getting hammered. Save. 5:57 left. Marcus wins faceoff, puck cleared. PIrates bring back in . Puck cleared, Mikey gets puck down deep...cherry picker free, shoots wide.
Shots 22-8. Shot. Dane saves off his mask.23-8 shots. 4::38 left
Consolver Collins, Jaskie on...Pirates shoot, save by Mahieu...rebound score by Pirates
2-0 Pirates 4:10 remaining
Dane makes another save. shots 26-8
Green and Dom on D
Felan passes to Mikey...shoots, save
Michels, Fox, and Kiss on...icing called on Marcus
****Mikey, Engel and Felan enter the zone...no shots..line change, Kissinger in..Delayed penalty coming, tripping on Green with
Shot from blue lines goes wide.
****Give and go misses, poked away by Dom...Shot goes high and wide, puck cleared,
****End of second period....2-0 Crookston leads. 59 seconds left on penalty on Green. Shots are 28-11
****Start of the 3rd - Puck drops, we keep the puck in their zone on the PK. Puck goes to our end, one timer by Pirates, stopped and swallowed up by Mahieu. 18 seconds left on power play.
****Shot, Mahieu stops right side of goal. Penalty over, Pirates walk in, Mahieu saves and covers. 15:51 left. Face off to Dane's right. another shot, stopped Jaskie with puck on boards, back to Green, Consolver clears puck, icing waved off. Puck goes deep but comes back out to Marcus zone. Green, Jaski, Consolver on with Collins and Fontaine. Puck poked out. Mcdonald back to Green. Puck cleard, first line back in. Back to our zone. Mikey tries to clear. Puck goes to crease, Mahieu saves, but can't cover, and Pirates bury the puck. 3-0 with 13:50 left. Shots 33-11. Madigan calls time out.
****Marcus called for icing by Villalba. Dom on D. Engel, Felan, Mikey on . Dumped in by Pirates. Dom tries to clear. Mikey clears, puck goes back in. Mikey tips out. Dom dumps deep. Line change for MIchels, Kiss, and Fox with Green and Fontaine
Kiss gets a pass, from Fox...and Michels, Kissinger shoves one to the net. Scores!!! at 11:30 remaining. Assist by Fox and Michels. Face off won by Pirates, puck goes down to our zone, shot...slips by Mahieu...Pirates score now 4-1. 11:00 minutes left. Shots 34-12
****Pirates in the zone again...shot saved by Mahieu...puck cleared to the bench...Mikey pins puck on boards, puck to center ice. back in Marcus zone. Fontaine to Engel. Into zone. Felan to Mikey in slot. shot blocked. Puck goes the other way, shot cleared. 9:09 lines change.
****Green shoots, tipped by Kiss, saved by Pirates. Puck in center ice, comes in zone. Dom and Fox tie up puck. Fox clears, line change. Felan to Engel, loses puck. Green takes back out. dumps deep. Mikey stays back. Fontaine on. Green shoots, saved. Deep to Engle. Puck back out.
****Icing called on Marcus. Shots 38-14. Shot off faceoff. saved by Dane. Fox in faceoff. One timer misses, puck cleared. Kiss, Collins, and Fox on the ice with Villalba, and Dom. Puck goes deep, but comes back to Marcus Zone. Puck cleared to center, Back in, tip saved by Dane. Forward walks in with puck...Great save by Dane. Felan, Jaskie, and Mikey on.
Shot misses, boes deep. Felan interfered, no call., puck comes by shot, saved by Mahieu. 4:49 left. 41-14 on shots.
****Big pileup in crease....no goal called. Mahieu has the puck. Puck cleared, Jaskie chases puck, puck cleared, Fontaine takes huge swing, breaks stick....the blade hovers like a helicopter...3:49 left. Kiss clears, pass to Fox, Goes deep, but comes back to our zone. Shot from blue line, deflected into the stands. 2:53 left shots 46-14
****Marcus loses faceoff, shot from blue line, deflected into goal. Pirates lead 5-1. Pirates get into zone again...shoot, rebound, score again. 6-1 Pirates.
Pirates bring puck into zone again after face off. Kiss, Michels, and Fox on. Shot - score as Dane misses it. 7-1 Shots 51-14. Run time now.
****Puck goes into Pirate zone, but comes back out. McClay clears puck. Pirates get back in. 35 seconds left. puck in center ice. shot save by Mahieu. Game ends. 7-1 shots 54-14
Crookston Game Announcer - Wayne Rahlf
LIstening Party @ IHOP Thursday Morning
^^^^^UPDATE - what an experience, we have a live broadcaster personally announcing - crystal clear, live coverage from IHOP!!
We will be having a "listening" party tomorrow morning and would love for you to
join us to cheer Marcus on! Quietly!!!! (just kidding!)
Location: iHop on 407. We have their private room reserved
Time: 8:45 am. Game time is 9:30 with pre-game talk at 9:05
Bring: Just your spirit and some $ for your breakfast
The game will be played via laptop on speakers.
click You Tube Icon
Green takes a puck from Laubacher....Pond Hockey!
GAME TWO UPDATES
****Villalba shoots from the point and Kevin Fox cleans up. Marcus scores with 9 seconds left. Also assisted by Fontaine. Game ends 8 to 4. Shots 53 to 14. Boys played a lot better today. Looked like a team.
Off to pizza and then outdoor hockey.
****we give up another short handed goal when our power play doesn't get past the neutral zone and we turn it over and chase. 8 to 3 with 2:48 left. Shots are 49 to 12.
****Attack continues. Tigers score off rebound and open back door with 12:31 left in 3rd. Tigers lead 7 to 3. Shots are 45 to 10.
****Tigers score on power play 29 seconds into period and lead 6 to 3.
****Can't keep puck in zone. Outrushed. Tigers score with 3 minutes left. They just scored again with 36 seconds left. Tiger 5, Marcus 3 at end of 2nd and we will start 3rd period with 1:44 on a penalty kill after a weak tripping call on Green. Shots are 40-8.
Consolver and Felan both had two good hits in the second.
****Can't clear puck. Weak passes. Tigers score. 3-3 with 3:42 left.
****Engel scores on two on one - pretty pass from Felan. Then we give up a goal. We lead 3 to 2 with 6:29 left in 2nd. Mahieu is fantastic in net. Shots 29 to 6.
****Felan scores again on a 5 on 3 after some nice passing(assisted by McDonald). We then turn it over near our net and give up a short handed goal. Marcus leads 2 to 1. 10:43 in second. Shots 24 to 5.
****End of 1st period. Marcus Leads Hutchinson Tigers 1-0 at the end of the 1st period. Holding our own, but we are being outshot 16 to 3. We start the 2nd period on a power play after an interference call. everyone is contributing. Dane is seeing the puck very well. Fontaine had a huge hit. Green filling in well for Connor.
****penalty killed. Mahieu playing well in goal. Felan caused turnover at blue line on our end, breaks away and scores unassisted with 5:24 remaining in first. Tigers outshooting us 10 - 3. 3:03 remaining.
****penalty on Felan - cross check at 8:05 remaining in the 1st.
****penalty on Green - cross check. 12:33 in 1st. Penalty killed.
***Starting line -
Mahieu in Net
Engel, Felan and Dumlao - Forwards
Fontaine and DelaGuardia - Defense
Game started @ 2:30p -
Breakfast at Bills Kitchen
GAME ONE - - - Thief River Falls Prowlers won 9 to 1.
Jason was fantastic in net - stopping 53 shots out of 62.
Nick Felan lone goal for Marcus
"score could be much higher if it wasn't for senior net minder Jason Laubacher" - radio announcer - Go Jason!!
"that Felan has wheels" - radio announcer
Game two tomorrow at 2:30pm
Pregame 7:05 / Game time 7:30p
Don't forget - listen live - KKAQ 1460- http://www.trfradio.com/page/listen_live
Coach Madigan was just interviewed.
Starting line -
Laubaucher in Net
Engel, Felan and Dumlao - Forwards
Fontaine and Shurkey - Defense
1st Rest Stop - Snow is prestine!!
Game One TONIGHT!!
After the boys 4 hour flight, they have a 5 hour drive to Thief River Falls. Game One is tonight at 7:30pm (Central time) against Thief River Falls.
Thief River Falls, started the season ranked in the Minnesota top 10 but has also struggled of late, and will take a 4-4 record into our game. You can listen on the Internet at this link:
Please note the coverage of the game this evening has changed to station KKAQ
Pre-game starts at 7:05
http://www.trfradio.com/page/listen_live then click on 1460!
Link for Minnesota weather - most current conditions
And so it begins.......
The boys landed on schedule and have ALL luggage/sticks in hand!
They are on the bus and ON THE ROAD!
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