IN THIS POST…
- Holiday Movie Time
- Weekend Scores
- Quick Hitters
Holiday Movie Time
In honor of the Thanksgiving holiday and all things late 1980’s, we present one of the holiday movie classics and characters from the hilarious hit Planes, Trains, and Automobiles. In this Thanksgiving travel mishap adventure, (which every hockey parent/player/coach has experienced) America’s favorite shower curtain ring salesman Dell Griffith, played by the late Canadian hockey-loving actor John Candy, teams up with Neal Page, played by Steve Martin, as they try to make their way back home for Thanksgiving. You’ll just have to click the picture above to watch the scene. Knowing the stench hockey equipment makes, you will all relate!
In last Monday’s post we included video highlights from each series as much as we could find. Those will now come as part of Wednesday’s posts. Scores from the weekend are below, box scores included.
SCORES – FRIDAY NOV. 27, 2020
|PROVIDENCE||3||AT||BOSTON COLLEGE||2||BOX SCORE|
|WISCONSIN||2||AT||OHIO STATE||3||BOX SCORE|
|MINNESOTA STATE||0||AT||ST. CLOUD||1||BOX SCORE|
|NEW HAMPSHIRE (1)||–||AT||HOLY CROSS||–||PPD|
SCORES – SATURDAY NOV. 28, 2020
|BOSTON COLLEGE||2||AT||PROVIDENCE||3||BOX SCORE|
|WISCONSIN||5||AT||OHIO STATE||0||BOX SCORE|
|MINNESOTA STATE||4||AT||ST. CLOUD STATE||2||BOX SCORE|
|HOLY CROSS (1)||–||AT||NEW HAMPSHIRE||–||PPD|
SCORES – SUNDAY NOV. 29, 2020
|LINDENWOOD||0||AT||PENN STATE||3||BOX SCORE|
GAME SCHEDULE – MONDAY NOV. 30, 2020
- 2 Monday games on the schedule for today, which are rare in college hockey. Lindenwood is at Penn State at 2:00pm and Clarkson is at Colgate at 5pm.
- Providence sweeps BC behind a 70 save 2-game performance from JR goaltender Sandra Abstreiter.
- Wisconsin splits with Ohio State winning the backend of their 2-game set 5-0 with 2-goals from Freshmen Sophie Shirley. Wisconsin’s graduate transfer goalie Kennedy Blair stopped 26 of 28 in game 2.
- Minnesota swept Minnesota-Duluth while on the road. Gopher goalie Lauren Bench finished the weekend turning away 57 of 60 shots good for a .950% save percentage.
- St. Cloud beat MSU-Mankato in its first game of the year 1-0 despite being outshot 37-12. Mankato turned the tables in game 2 for the weekend split earning its first win of the year 4-2 and outshooting St. Cloud 42-23.
- Colgate, behind a 2-goal effort from forward Kristyna Kaltounkova, downed 5th ranked Clarkson 3-1 in game 1 of their series at Clarkson. Game 2 moves to Colgate Monday night at 5pm.
- Due to COVID protocol, the RIT/Syracuse game on Sunday was postponed.
-Providence’s Freshman D Claire Tyo’s goal on Friday night made ESPN’s Sports Center’s Top 10 Plays. You can watch it below.
-The Winter Olympics in Beijing are quickly creeping upon us. The New York Times did a recent story on how the Chinese hockey federation is preparing their women’s program for 2022 and the impact COVID-19 is having . You can read it HERE.
-What a weekend for Sarah Fuller, soccer player turned kicker for the Vandy football team and the first female to ever play in a NCAA Power 5 football game. ESPN did a nice follow up story yesterday. You can watch it HERE.
Lastly, the New Zealand All Blacks Rugby Team paid tribute to the passing of soccer star Diego Maradona last week. If you know Rugby, a team performs a ‘Haka’ before each match. A Haka is usually performed in a group and typically represent a display of a tribe’s pride, strength and unity. Actions include foot-stamping, tongue protrusions and rhythmic body slapping to accompany a loud chant. You have to see how they respected their Argentinien match opponent in a classy move paying tribute to Argentina’s most beloved athlete, watch this HERE. This was a match played just this past week. Notice it’s in a huge stadium and it’s pretty packed with fans. Stick taps to New Zealand and the All Blacks.
Until next time…