Press conference audio: Minnesota-Duluth and Notre Dame semifinal

Minnesota-Duluth and Notre Dame players and coaches met with the media after UMD’s 4-3 semifinal win. For the Bulldogs, coach Scott Sandelin, defenseman Justin Faulk, and forwards Justin Fontaine and Jack Connolly took questions; for the Fighting Irish, it was coach Jeff Jackson and forwards T. J. Tynan, Calle Ridderwall and Ryan Guentzel. This is unedited audio from each press conference.

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  1. Yale #1 you got to be kidding! Winning all their games in 1 of the 3 weak conferences doesn’t make them a top team or even a top 10 team. Strength of schedule should be the number 1 factor in determining who’s #1. Go sioux!

  2. Yale #1 you got to be kidding! Winning all their games in 1 of the 3 weak conferences doesn’t make them a top team or even a top 10 team. Strength of schedule should be the number 1 factor in determining who’s #1. Go sioux!

  3. Yale #1 you got to be kidding! Winning all their games in 1 of the 3 weak conferences doesn’t make them a top team or even a top 10 team. Strength of schedule should be the number 1 factor in determining who’s #1. Go sioux!

  4. I’ve been wondering, since the host in St. Louis is the CCHA, is there a specific team that is required to play there as a host for the tourney? Like is the CCHA champion guaranteed to go there?

  5. I’ve been wondering, since the host in St. Louis is the CCHA, is there a specific team that is required to play there as a host for the tourney? Like is the CCHA champion guaranteed to go there?

  6. I’ve been wondering, since the host in St. Louis is the CCHA, is there a specific team that is required to play there as a host for the tourney? Like is the CCHA champion guaranteed to go there?

  7. I’m guessing an attendance in the 300 range for all next week AHA games in Rochester. We were at the Saturday game in Niagara and easily 40% of the crowd was loud (for most the game), and wore Tiger Orange.
    GO TIGERS!!! Regroup and fight again next year, another year smarter and stronger!

  8. I’m guessing an attendance in the 300 range for all next week AHA games in Rochester. We were at the Saturday game in Niagara and easily 40% of the crowd was loud (for most the game), and wore Tiger Orange.
    GO TIGERS!!! Regroup and fight again next year, another year smarter and stronger!

    • It was worth a Tweet, which I did last night. It’s now happened 3 times in 33 series. Canisius has now done it twice,

      Other useless trivia: All but Canisius has won a conference championship of some kind. Mercyhurst won the MAAC in 2001 and 2003 and AHA in 2005. Niagara won the CHA in 2000 (no autobid but got an at-large bid), 2004 and 2008. UConn won the MAAC in 2000 but the league didn’t have an autobid yet. So UConn and Canisius have never been to the NCAA tournament.

    • It was worth a Tweet, which I did last night. It’s now happened 3 times in 33 series. Canisius has now done it twice,

      Other useless trivia: All but Canisius has won a conference championship of some kind. Mercyhurst won the MAAC in 2001 and 2003 and AHA in 2005. Niagara won the CHA in 2000 (no autobid but got an at-large bid), 2004 and 2008. UConn won the MAAC in 2000 but the league didn’t have an autobid yet. So UConn and Canisius have never been to the NCAA tournament.

  9. Even with Canisius and Niagara I still think the stands will seem empty, as it is they are the 4pm game on Friday. Bet is each school will bring a bus maybe 2. Each school is more basketball, Niagara does a decent job a filling their arena, despite a lack of student interest (They go to the basketball games) with locals and a decent youth hockey imprint, but hardly anyone will travel, these are causal fans at best…

  10. Even with Canisius and Niagara I still think the stands will seem empty, as it is they are the 4pm game on Friday. Bet is each school will bring a bus maybe 2. Each school is more basketball, Niagara does a decent job a filling their arena, despite a lack of student interest (They go to the basketball games) with locals and a decent youth hockey imprint, but hardly anyone will travel, these are causal fans at best…

  11. Slight correction. PSU hosts Wisconsin and travels to Michigan to close out the season. Thanks for all the work you’ve done this year Paula, I appreciate it.

  12. NIce recap artical Pauly!

    Still pretty steamed about Saturday’s game. Wisco shoulda had the sweep and we let em off the hook. Wisco is ramping it up guy’s! Just in time for the natty. Gotta think they’re a dark hoarse favorite too win it all! ###############ONWISCONSON

    • Go to 1500espn to check out Pitlicks shot dancing on the goal line. Dance Jurusik…..Dance.

      Steamed? C’mon…the better team won.

    • Minnesota played Zombie hockey for 45-50 minutes on Friday and came close to tying it up. Worst 2+ periods of hockey this half of the year. Wisconsin is a much improved squad. Glad to see they’ve removed the Eaves’ goon squad mentality.

        • I was there. Their passing was horrible for the first two periods. Maybe after the Penn State sweep I was expecting them to come out firing on all cylinders. Both nights we had some decent odd man rushes we just didn’t connect on. Wisconsin capitalized on their break-ways and we didn’t on Friday. Maybe it’s the curse of high expectations.

    • A hot goalie can defeat a superior team every time. Gophers had the offense Friday but Wisconsin had the goalie. Why does Minnesota play lousy on Friday? Maybe they should play a d3 teaming thursday to pull theirs heads out of their *sees.

  13. MN will probably not win it all this year (although I’m hopeful), but the quality and overall consistency of play this year demonstrates the importance of a strong senior class.

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