** ** Matt Jones ** **

Waldo
11-08-2003, 06:00 PM
** ** Matt Jones at the University of North Dakota was the player of the game this evening as the University of North Dakota Fighting Sioux played against the University Minnesota Golden Gophers, sweeping the 2 games series with a 5 - 3 win. Matt Jones scored 2 goals, 1 on the powerplay and one at even strength. Didn't see last nites game but the play by play guy talked about ..... jada ..... jada ..... jada ..... how he came up really big yesterday too ..... jada ..... jada ..... jada...... needed him to step up because whomever were out with injuries ..... jada ..... jada ..... jada ...... Don't really know his season stats but any time a prospect gets high praise ya gotta think it's a good thing ......

Oilers Chick
11-09-2003, 12:23 AM
** ** Matt Jones at the University of North Dakota was the player of the game this evening as the University of North Dakota Fighting Sioux played against the University Minnesota Golden Gophers, sweeping the 2 games series with a 5 - 3 win. Matt Jones scored 2 goals, 1 on the powerplay and one at even strength. Didn't see last nites game but the play by play guy talked about ..... jada ..... jada ..... jada ..... how he came up really big yesterday too ..... jada ..... jada ..... jada...... needed him to step up because whomever were out with injuries ..... jada ..... jada ..... jada ...... Don't really know his season stats but any time a prospect gets high praise ya gotta think it's a good thing ......

Well he wasn't just jada, jada, jada earlier this evening (Saturday), he was phenomenal!!! If you want to read all about how he and his North Dakota (UND) teammates did, then please check out my
Game Notes (11/8): Minnesota vs. UND (http://www.hfboards.com/showthread.php?threadid=26692)

hbk
11-09-2003, 05:20 AM
wow. great detail.

Jones, Callahan, Knyazev, Forster should round out our young defensive corps over the next couple of seasons. Our defensive unit for spots 4-7 should be much improved but hopefully one of these 4 can assume top 3 duties.

I beleive Jones is the pick we received Montreal in the Savage/Berezin deal. Right now that is a very expensive pick.

Anyone else of the opinion that our team will be looking strongly at a forward with their first pick this year?

ulf
11-09-2003, 06:04 AM
the yotes really do need that spezza type prospect for the future.

comrie is the closest thing to being available in that catagory at this time.

did kolanos lose more than just a year off with his concussion...lindros did.?
does ossi miss teppo more than i do?
isn't sillinger our 2nd best centre[so why's his ice time not reflect that]?
can't conditioning stint be a valuable tool to use[see ference]?

the d looks poorly coached because as a unit the look okay on paper
hulse looks good.....or does the rest of them just look so-so.

jake1
11-13-2003, 09:41 AM
http://www.grandforks.com/mld/grandforksherald/sports/7249059.htm

Article about Matt. Although the article is about his offense, it was his defense last weekend that was truly outstanding.

CoyoteBaloney
11-13-2003, 12:45 PM
http://www.grandforks.com/mld/grandforksherald/sports/7249059.htm

Article about Matt. Although the article is about his offense, it was his defense last weekend that was truly outstanding.
Very nice. Thx.

hbk
11-13-2003, 01:18 PM
Very nice. Thx.

The first rounders and to a lesser extent the second round picks get the majority of the limelight but it is the later round picks that make a team a true contender. Nice to see the positive remarks regarding this 3rd round selection. In what has been termed the worst draft in the last decade it would be quite a feather in the hats of Dave Draper and Vaugn Karpan if more than two players from the 2002 draft contribute at the NHL level.

Gwyddbwyll
03-13-2004, 08:02 AM
UND's GAA is the lowest ever in its 58 years history leading some to call its defense the best ever.

Here's some stuff on Matt Jones:

UND's team defense shows up in other areas. The Sioux finished first in the WCHA in penalty killing, stopping 87.7 percent of opposing power plays. Nationally, the Sioux rank sixth in killing penalties.

"If we have to win a game 2-1 or 3-1, we have the capabilities of doing that," Zach Parise said.

Sioux junior defenseman Matt Jones is a candidate for post-season honors and is first on the team in the plus/minus category... ...Jones is a plus-31 for the season, one of eight players who are plus-20 or better.

"Defense is something we've taken pride in all year," Jones said. "Everyone is a part of it. It's a total team effort between goaltending, forwards coming back and the play of the defensemen."

While there is little glamour associated with great defense, it's also where the Sioux offense takes roots. The Sioux generate much of their offense through forcing turnovers by pressuring opponents.

The Sioux allow an average of just 23.7 shots per game. They're experts at blocking shots, highlighted by 25 blocks in a 2-1 win over Minnesota Duluth two weeks ago that put the Sioux in first place to stay in the WCHA.

Jones is usually paired defensively with sophomore Matt Greene, one of the WCHA's most physically imposing players.

"You feel so confident going out there with the guys your playing with," Jones said. "You feel like the other team has no chance against you."

From Virg Foss at the Grand Forks Herald, March 11th (http://www.grandforks.com/mld/grandforks/sports/8156759.htm)

Gwyddbwyll
03-13-2004, 08:04 AM
the yotes really do need that spezza type prospect for the future.

comrie is the closest thing to being available in that catagory at this time.


Back in November 2003.. You must be pretty happy then! :)