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05-31-2010, 12:37 PM
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Not true at all. RIT outplayed the majority of their non-conference opponents during the season (the exception being the 2 game set in Minnesota State over the new year) but DeMichael really struggled during that portion of the schedule and hurt the team with mistimed softies.
And then of course RIT defeated Denver and UNH in the regionals of the NCAA. Tanev scored the first goal of the Denver game by picking off a clearing attempt and snapping a puck home.
Tanev isn't all that physical, but he's an extremely smart player in both the offensive and defensive zones. He was at the least very close to the top of the NCAA in +/- as a freshman. Weak division or not, that's impressive.
EDIT: Also worth noting is that RIT played against Hockey East's player of the year in the game against UNH, and another Hobey finalist against Denver in Rakshani (sp?) and both were very quiet against the RIT pairing of Ringwald-Tanev.
Thanks for the first hand account. Always helps put the random articles into perspective.
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