Wednesday, December 13, 2006
Good morning everyone! The weekly Wild Wednesday update is being posted a little bit late. You will see why down below. I did post some thoughts last night after work, so be sure to also check those out below. Nick Herling is back with this weekís version of Wild Wednesday, which has very little to do with the Wild, but thatís ok! Here you go:
I decided to take in a hockey game on Tuesday night. I made it just in time for the drop of the puck that matched my Roseau Rams who currently rank #1 in the state poll against the Moorhead Spuds who rank #2 in the state of Minnesota. I was expecting some great hockey and was pretty excited about the game, I hadnít seen the Rams in action yet this year. It was a disappointing outcome with the Spuds coming out on top 4-1. Well it was 4-1 when I left with 1:28 left on the clock, and the Spuds buried an empty netter. The Rams only goal was late in the 3rd period, so there wasnít much to cheer about. The Spuds looked good, a very big team that skates well. I donít necessarily think Moorhead is the better team, because Roseau is very good. They didnít play well last night, but I know they are better than what they played. Roseau played too fancy with the puck, and didnít move it well. Roseau definitely had more players that stood out though, but they need to play better as a team to beat a team like the Spuds.
Remember this name: Aaron Ness. Heís a sophomore defenseman for the Rams, and he was by far the best player on the ice. Heís not big, but he can skate and handle the puck like no sophomore Iíve ever seen. He might not be in Roseau past this year, because heíll definitely have an opportunity to play at a level higher than high school hockey. Maybe the U.S. under 18 team? I hear he tried out this year and performed very well. So, donít be surprised if you hear that name again.
Moorhead will surely take the #1 ranking after a great win. Roseau will have a bitter taste in their mouth when they go to Moorhead later in the year, and try get the regular season series at one game a piece. That will be tough, but I think Roseauís coaching staff will have the team more prepared to play a better game. These two teams will most likely play in the section 8AA title game to get to the state tournament as well. Section 8AA is represented by either Roseau or Moorhead seemingly every year. Moorhead is on top right now, but that final game is the only one that really matters. Iím still keeping my money on the green and white.
I see that the Wild are playing well. Theyíve won three in a row. After taking in the game, going to the local American Legion Club and having a couple brews I didnít have much time other than to write what you see above. I do plan on being back next week with an update on the Minnesota Wild. So, in the meantime, have a good week.
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