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The CCHA Playoffs

Here's how the CCHA seedings look going into the CCHA Playoffs next week:

1) Michigan
2) Miami-Ohio
3) Michigan State
4) Ohio State
5) Notre Dame
6) Alaska-Fairbanks
7) Northern Michigan
8) Western Michigan
9) Bowling Green
10) Ferris State
11) Lake Superior State
12) Nebraska-Omaha

The opening round is a best of three series, beginning on Friday, March 12th and ending no later than Sunday, March 14th. The CCHA Playoffs will be televised on FOX Sports Net Detroit.

Below are the matchups for the opening round:

#1 Michigan will host #12 UNO at Yost Arena
#2 Miami-Ohio will host #11 LSSU at Goggin Ice Arena
#3 Michigan State will host #10 FSU at Munn Ice Arena
#4 Ohio State will host #9 BGSU at Value City Arena
#5 Notre Dame will host #8 WMU at the Joyce Center
#6 Alaska-Fairbanks will host #7 NMU at the Carlson Center

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THURDAY, MARCH 18 (CCHA Quarters):
Game #1: Northern Michigan vs. Michigan State [4:05 EST start time]
Game #2: Notre Dame vs. Ohio State [7:35 EST start time]

FRIDAY, MARCH 19 (CCHA Semis):
Game #1: NMU/ND/OSU (TBD) vs. Michigan [4:05 EST start time]
Game #2: ND/OSU/MSU (TBD) vs. Miami-Ohio [7:35 EST start time]

SATURDAY, MARCH 20 (CCHA Finals):
TBA

All games at Joe Louis Arena in Detroit. All Semi-Final and Finals games televised on FOX Sports Net Detroit.


For further info on the CCHA Playoffs, please visit the

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Game Notes (3/13): MSU vs. FSU (CCHA Quarters)

MICHIGAN STATE vs. FERRIS STATE:

This game was a tale of two teams...literally! A must-win for FSU to avoid elimination from not only going to the CCHA “Super Six” for the Mason Cup, but also not earning a trip to the Frozen Four Tournament. The Bulldogs had lost to MSU last night at Munn and they didn’t want to lose again.

The game started with some good end-to-end action by both teams. The physical play began early as MSU freshman defenseman A. J. Thelen was called off for a boarding call just 39 seconds in. One area where FSU has struggled this season was on special teams and early on in this game and it wasn’t hard to see why. While, the FSU passing was good, MSU did an excellent job of pressuring the puck carriers and were effective in killing off the Bulldogs power play. The pace of the game began to pick up as the period went along but goals had yet to be scored. FSU junior forward Mike Kinnie, who possesses excellent acceleration and bursts of speed, used his speed effectively in getting some prime scoring chances for FSU. One such chance came around the mid-point of the period when he did a nice job of splitting then flying by the MSU defense in toward MSU freshman netminder Dominic Vicari, who was there to deny him a goal. The Bulldogs used their quickness much to their advantage for much of the period. Coupled with some aggressive forechecking, they managed to outskate the Spartans to loose pucks and win the puck possession battles. A scary moment occurred for the Spartans at about the 16:15 mark of the period. FSU freshman defenseman Joe Van Culin launched a hard wristshot towards the MSU net. Just as Van Culin let the shot go, Spartans sophomore forward David Booth went down to block the shot and in the process took all of the shot in his mid-section. Booth was writhing in pain on the ice for a few moments until he was helped off the ice by the MSU trainer. Booth would later return in the 3rd period.

The 2nd period was FSU’s most dominant period of the game. The period began with MSU short-handed due to team captain, junior Jim Slater (ATL) off for a hook that came back at the 19:38 mark of the first period. At the 37 second mark, the Bulldogs would get on the board first as senior defenseman Simon Mangos would get the tally. The play began with FSU junior centerman Jeff Legue’s shot from the blueline. As the puck makes its way toward the MSU net, it is bouncing. It bounces off of Spartans sophomore defenseman Jared Nightingale before ending up near Mangos. Then Mangos corrals it to the left of Vicari. He manages to work around a sprawling Vicari before slipping the puck behind him into the net for the score. Legue and junior Derek Nesbitt would be credited with the assists on Magos’ power play tally. About thirty seconds later at the 1:02 mark, FSU freshman Zac Pearson is called off for a trip putting the Spartans on the power play. The Spartans’ nightmare would worsen at the 1:38 mark, when FSU’s Leff Legue would tally a shorthanded goal. Some bad miscommunication between Thelen and a teammate resulted in Thelen turning over the puck at the MSU blueline. Legue picks off the pass then skates in towards the MSU net. Legue does a nice job of getting Vicari to move the wrong way and freezing him a bit before beating him five-hole for the unassisted tally. MSU sophomore defenseman Corey Potter (NYR) did his best to stop Legue but couldn’t. The Bulldogs were now up 2-0. The poor play by the Spartans defense would continue in the first half of the period, and it would again result in another FSU goal. Junior forward Carter Thomson makes a nice dipsy-doodle move around MSU’s Corey Potter beating him inside before launching a low shot on Vicari that again finds it way via five-hole for the score. Mangos would be credited with the lobe assist on Thomson’s goal. Now the Spartans have dug themselves a 3-0 hole. The Spartans would continue to try and claw their back into the game, but first they needed to find a way to slow down the Bulldogs. The speed of FSU was again wreaking havoc on the Spartans.

At the 12:06 mark, the Spartans fortunes would begin to change thanks to a goal from probably the most unlikely player on the roster outside of Vicari. It began with an excellent defensive in the MSU zone by towering Spartans junior Lee Falardeau (NYR). After Falardeau denies the FSU player a possible scoring chance, the Bulldogs try to get things set up in the MSU zone again. With a bounce off the sideboards, MSU freshman defenseman Ethan Graham gains possession. He shows some good wheels as he flies down the left side, going nearly end to end into the FSU zone. Just as he gets to the top of the left faceoff circle, he snaps a high wristshot that beats FSU junior netminder Mike Brown high on the glove-side for the score. The goal was Graham’s first collegiate goal, and for the Spartans it couldn’t have come at a better time. While Falardeau made the play to create the scoring chance he wouldn’t be credited with an assist. Instead, freshman Drew Miller (ANA) would be credited with the lone assist. This cut FSU’s lead to 3-1. The Spartans began to have a little more jump in their step after the goal. But FSU would continue to attack the MSU net. Late in the period, FSU would get into penalty trouble as Mangos and junior defenseman Matt York would be assessed minors for holding and roughing respectively in a span of 22 seconds, giving the Spartans a two-man advantage. The Bulldogs would do an excellent job of shutting down the Spartans two and then one man advantage. But the Spartans would continue to press until the end of the period, and would have nothing to show for their efforts.

The final period saw the Bulldogs coming out with some confidence knowing that they had the Spartans right where they wanted them. FSU did a good job early on in pinning the Spartans in their own zone. The Spartans however, weren’t going to go quietly. MSU began to bring on the physical game. At the 1:41 mark, FSU sophomore Jeremy Scherlinck and MSU junior Brock Radunske (EDM) would be called for matching roughing minors. Once again MSU defenseman Graham would be instrumental in getting the Spartans back into the game. He intercepts an FSU clearing attempt off the sideboards from the blueline. Graham then proceeds to fire a wrist shot through traffic in front of the FSU net that beats Brown again high above the glove-side shoulder for the score. FSU defenseman Matt York and MSU junior Mike Lalonde appeared to have both screened Brown as Graham took the shot. Graham’s 2nd goal was unassisted and came at the 12:06 mark. The Spartans now were down 3-2. After the goal, the Spartans really began to pick up their physical game, and it would signal the Bulldogs’ game falling apart. The Spartans began getting more chances in on Brown forcing the Bulldogs netminder to hold the fort for his team. At the 6:52 mark, the Spartans would tally the equalizer. MSU junior centerman Jim Slater (ATL) does a excellent job of not only winning the draw but getting the puck back to freshman defenseman Chris Snavely at the left point, while fending off FSU senior Brett Smith. Snavely then dishes the puck off to junior Mike Lalonde, who is parked at the opposite blueline point. Lalonde then proceeds to fire a hard slapper at the FSU net. Just as he does, defenseman Matt York attempted to go down and block the shot, but instead endedup screening his netminder. The puck finds its way behind Brown for the score. Snavely and Slater would be credited with the assists on Lalonde’s goal. With the mounting comeback by MSU, FSU was finding it difficult to get good scoring chances and the frustrations would begin to set in. The Spartans began to win the territorial battle as well as relentlessly atack the FSU net. Suddenly, Brown was facing alot more shots than he had seen the entire game thus far. The Bulldogs began having trouble getting out their own zone and when they did, the Spartans were there to shut door. The Spartans would take the lead for the first time in the game at the 12:08 mark. It began with a nice play by Falardeau to fend off Mangos and skate in and around the FSU zone with the puck. Falardeau then dishes off to Snavely. Snavely along with MSU senior defenseman Joe Markusen do some pasing back and forth before Markusen launches a hard wrister that ricochets off the backboards. MSU freshman Drew Miller is johnny-on-the-spot to retrieve the puck and makes does a nice wraparound attempt to get it by Brown. After a few attempts at jamming inside the left post, Miller succeeds in getting it into the net for the score. Markusen and Snavely would draw the assists on Miller’s goal. With the lead, the Spartans were determined to not allow the Bulldogs to get the equalizer. The Spartans continue to take the physical play to the Bulldogs and thorougyhly outworked them for the rest of the game. MSU did an excellent job of cutting of the Bulldogs’ long pass attempts that proved successful earlier in the game. With roughly a minute left in regulation.....and their season, the Bulldogs were trying desperately to get Mike Brown off for an extra attacker. The Bulldogs simply could not get the puck far enough in the MSU zone to get Brown out. With less than 30 seconds remaining, Brown proceeds with a teammate out of the FSU zone. In the ensuing confusion on Brown’s part, FSU ended up turning over the puck in the neutral zone. As a Bulldogs player is trying to get the puck into the MSU zone, Falardeau is there to get a stick on it. The puck makes it way back toward the FSU zone. Falardeau is racing Mangos for the loose puck. With Falardeau gaining possession and the FSU net empty, Mangos’ only option was to try and block Falardeau’s shot. Falardeau then flings a high shot over the diving Mangos into the empty net for the score. Falardeau’s unassisted goal came at the 19:41 mark.

What won the game for MSU was FSU’s inability to maintain not only their lead, but allowing the Spartans to dictate the game putting up little fight. Furthermore, the Bulldogs lack a player that could “jump start” or be a catalyst to make/set up plays in which others could finish (something that former Bulldog Chris Kunitz, now with the NHL’s Mighty Ducks of Anaheim, did so splendidly last season). While he did get the win, Dominic Vicari was less than spectacular in this game. In fact he was quite shaky at times, particularly in the 2nd period. If the Spartans expect to be successful in next weekend’s Super Six, Vicari must be better and the MSU defense need to be able to stop or at least slow down opponents (such as Michigan and Miami-Ohio) who have speedy players. Had FSU been able to do in the fianl stanza what they did in the 2nd period, the outcome of this game might have be different.

MSU freshman defenseman Ethan Graham and junior forward Lee Falardeau were both stellar in this game. In fact, this was arguably one of Falardeau’s best outings of the season. The excellent play of senior defenseman Simon Mangos as well as the duo of Jeff Legue and Derek Nesbitt continue to carry the Bulldogs team, which is a bad sign because they needed consistent production from other players tonight.

For the FSU Bulldogs, this was the end of the season. The Spartans will move on the Super Six next weekend to take on a yet to be determined opponent. The Super Six will take place next weekend at Joe Louis Arena in Detroit. The winner will not win the coveted Mason Cup but will also earn an automatic bid to the Frozen Four Tournament.

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-Miami sweeps LSSU
-MSU sweeps FSU
-OSU sweeps BGSU
-NMU sweeps UAF
-Michigan vs. UNO today to decide who moves on
-ND vs WMU today to decide who moves on

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-Miami sweeps LSSU
-MSU sweeps FSU
-OSU sweeps BGSU
-NMU sweeps UAF
-Michigan vs. UNO today to decide who moves on
-ND vs WMU today to decide who moves on

Michigan won 5-2
Notre Dame won a barn burner over WMU 5-4 in OT

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From earlier today:

NMU 2, MSU 1.

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From earlier today:

NMU 2, MSU 1.
GO NMU!!!

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Second year in a row that Coach Comley lost to his former team in the playoffs. Once again, it probably kills any shot they had at the NCAA Tournament, as well.

Go Blue!

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At the end of Day Two (hope I'm not stealing your thunder, Oilers Chick):

#1 Michigan - 5, #7 Northern Michigan - 1: Close game for the first two periods before the Wolverines blow it open in the third with three goals in a span of 2:33. Brandon Kaleniecki scored twice, while freshman forward T.J. Hensick had a 3 point night, notching a goal and two assists. Michigan goaltender made 19 saves.

#4 Ohio State - 4, #2 Miami (OH) 3 (OT): Only caught the OT period of this one--all 23 seconds of it. JB Bittner took a nice pass from I believe Caponigri to beat Red Hawks goaltender Brandon Crawford-West.

This'll feel like a Big Ten football game: Michigan v. Ohio State for the Ron Mason Cup, Saturday at 7:00pm. Go Blue!

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At the end of Day Two (hope I'm not stealing your thunder, Oilers Chick):

#1 Michigan - 5, #7 Northern Michigan - 1: Close game for the first two periods before the Wolverines blow it open in the third with three goals in a span of 2:33. Brandon Kaleniecki scored twice, while freshman forward T.J. Hensick had a 3 point night, notching a goal and two assists. Michigan goaltender made 19 saves.

#4 Ohio State - 4, #2 Miami (OH) 3 (OT): Only caught the OT period of this one--all 23 seconds of it. JB Bittner took a nice pass from I believe Caponigri to beat Red Hawks goaltender Brandon Crawford-West.

This'll feel like a Big Ten football game: Michigan v. Ohio State for the Ron Mason Cup, Saturday at 7:00pm. Go Blue!
Norm: You missed a really good OSU/Miami game. It went back and forth. Although, IMO OSU looked like the better team for much of the game. Crawford-West made some unbelievable saves in the game. Surprisingly, Markell didn't start Mike Betz. He went with Dave Caruso instead. Caruso wasn't bad. His best save came in the second when he absolutely robbed Andy Greene of a sure-goal with a great glove save at point blank range. Many of the goals in this game came off turnovers. Neither team IMO looked all that great defensively. In fact, I've seen ALOT better defense from Miami earlier in the season and this game was NOT one of their best defensive outings. At times, MU looked a bit larthargic out there.

Michigan should be able to beat OSU, but I expect it to be a real battle. The Buckeyes really threw their weight around in this game.

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Too bad NMU lost to UM. Next year NMU should be one of the favorites in the CCHA. I hope OSU wins today and thats it's an exciting game.

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Norm: You missed a really good OSU/Miami game. It went back and forth. Although, IMO OSU looked like the better team for much of the game. Crawford-West made some unbelievable saves in the game. Surprisingly, Markell didn't start Mike Betz. He went with Dave Caruso instead. Caruso wasn't bad. His best save came in the second when he absolutely robbed Andy Greene of a sure-goal with a great glove save at point blank range. Many of the goals in this game came off turnovers. Neither team IMO looked all that great defensively. In fact, I've seen ALOT better defense from Miami earlier in the season and this game was NOT one of their best defensive outings. At times, MU looked a bit larthargic out there.

Michigan should be able to beat OSU, but I expect it to be a real battle. The Buckeyes really threw their weight around in this game.
Damn--sorry I missed that one, from what I'm reading it definitely was. I expected Miami to win that game, but once any game goes into OT...

I agree, Michigan should beat OSU as well--but their play the last few weeks (with the exception of the last two games) has been mediocre at best. Hopefully yesterday was more of a trend for the Wolverines than an exception. I expect nothing less than a great game from two very heated rivals--it may not be a football game, but this'll come close. As always, here's hoping my alma mater slaps 'em around like they did back in November at the Big House!

Go Blue!

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OSU is playing with an urgeny that I have not seen from them in the last few years. The seniors are really stepping up. It started in the second Bowling Green game where Steckel was speared and he came back determined to take control of the game and ended with 2 goals and the win.

Betz let in five against ND and I think Markell is rewarding Caruso. In the games I have watched this year Caruso has been really strong. He is a little more active than Betz which can be both good and bad.

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Congrats to the Buckeyes. First CCHA Title in 32 years. This will likely earn then a no. 2 seed at the NCAAs.

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Damn--hard game to watch. Michigan was totally outplayed in the first two periods, and it showed as the buckeyes opened up a 3-0 lead. The Wolverines jumped to life about mid-3rd period, scoring 2 goals to get within 1 and energizing the crowd, but couldn't get that equalizer. Short-handed empty netter sealed it for the nuts.

Here's to hoping for a rematch against 'em sometime in the NCAA's--hopefully the Wolverines will get out of their funk from the last few weeks and put a complete game together.

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GO BUCKEYES! I am hoping they make it to Boston for the Frozen Four so I can finally see them play!

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