THE STANLEY CUP PLAYOFFS, LEADERSHIP & GORDON “GINNY” CHRISTIAN: Brad Berry

Brad Berry
Head Coach
UND Hockey

Tuesday, June 13 2017, Hour 1: Brad Berry joined the program to talk about the just completed Stanley Cup Playoff, Carter Rowney’s path as an undrafted free agent  to becoming a Stanley Cup winner, leadership and the life of UND legend Gordon “Ginny” Christian who passed away last week in Warroad MN.

TUCKER POOLMAN, THE ATMOSPHERE AT SCHEELS ARENA AND DEAN BLAIS RETIRES: Dane Jackson

Dane Jackson
Associate Head Coach
UND Men’s Hockey

WILL TUCKER POOLMAN PLAY?  “Hopefully Tucker will be able to play this weekend and we’ll see if he can.  We played a big chunk of the game  without him and we can still play and win.”  Asked if Poolman would be a “game time” decision, Jackson responded “we’re going to see how he’s coming along throughout the week and go from there.”

THE ATMOSPHERE AT SHEELS ARENA IN FARGO IS GOING TO BE EXCITING, MUCH LIKE THE “OLD” RALPH:  “It gives our guys an extra boost.  It’s gonna be an just awesome environment.  Our fans are so vocal and so supportive, it’s like a big home game for us”  Jackson said “our guys are really excited about getting back to that atmosphere.”  The impact of that environment on the game?  “I thought it was a huge advantage for us when we advanced and beat Quinnipiac and St. Cloud two years ago.”   Needless to say, this group is looking forward to Friday’s game and the electric environment that will certainly be resident in Fargo.

 

Don’t miss Dane’s comments about Dean Blais’s retirement, a great tribute.

NCAA PLAYOFF HOCKEY: Brad Schlossman Talks Brackets, Winners and Grand Forks Herald Coverage This Week

Brad E. Schlossman
Hockey Writer
Grand Forks Herald

NCAA PLAYOFF HOCKEY TALK: Brad Elliott Schlossman joins us to talk brackets and favorites, along with the latest news from the teams involved in this years NCAA Hockey Tournament as we follow the University of North Dakota Men’s Hockey Team to the NCAA Western Regional in Scheels Arena in Fargo.

UND vs. SCSU PREDICTION: Brad Elliot Schlossman

Brad E. Schlossman
Hockey Writer
Grand Forks Herald

Brad E. Schlossman joined Mac to discuss and predict this weekend’s UND vs St Cloud State NCHC Playoff Hockey Series.

We’ll learn a bit about his background, his time at the Herald and then get his analysis on how the teams are playing of late, how healthy both teams are and the impact that defenseman Will Borgen’s  suspension will have on SCSU.

 

ST CLOUD TICKET UPDATE: Jody Hodgson

Jody Hodgson
General Manager
Ralph Engelstad Arena

Jody Hodgson, General Manager of Ralph Englestad Arena, joins us with an update on ticket sales for the opening round series of the NCHC Playoffs that has UND taking on St Cloud State.  We talk how ticket sales went today along with when single game and unpurchased student tickets will go on sale.

Jody is also involved in Grand Forks youth hockey and commented on the quality of youth and high school hockey that gets played in the GF/EGF area with such great success in recent years.

MIAMI SWEEP — ST CLOUD IN THE FIRST ROUND OF THE NCHC PLAYOFFS AND A HOTEL FIRE: DANE JACKSON

Dane Jackson
Associate Head Coach
UND Men’s Hockey

DANE JACKSON, Associate Head Coach UND Men’s Hockey, joined us to discuss the Fighting Hawk’s sweep of Miami, the late night fire alarm and Cam Johnson’s well prepared exit from the hotel that night.