Women’s hockey: Johnson looks ahead as Badgers eye redemption in Frozen Four

first_imgThe Wisconsin women’s hockey team is looking ahead to the matchup with the Minnesota Golden Gophers this week after ending the season on a high note, going 35-3-1 overall and remaining undefeated at home. Head coach Mark Johnson said he feels grateful for another week of practice and game to play.After defeating Mercyhurst 6-0, clinching their spot in the NCAA Frozen Four, the Badgers will face the Gophers in Durham, New Hampshire. The last time the Badgers played the Gophers, they lost both games, one ending in overtime. The Badgers have played the Gophers five times this season, and Johnson has peace of mind knowing they will be matching up against a familiar opponent in the Frozen Four.In a press conference Monday, Johnson acknowledged how playing the Gophers has historically been tough.“Generally they’re pretty close games, they’re overtime games, you know, they’re end-to-end action,” Johnson said. “And for the people that show up, to get a chance to watch it on the stream line, similar to the previous five games this year — it will be entertaining.”Johnson remarked on his veteran team, noting that they have been in this position before.Larson: Badgers’ victory showcased complete team effort, what is needed to reach NCAA finalHad you walked into LaBahn Arena this weekend and not known that it was the NCAA Quarterfinal game, you would’ve Read…With only three freshmen, playing a familiar opponent always helps with the confidence of the team. However, when game time starts, it all comes down who can execute, and who will play to the strengths of their team.“You need to stay out of the penalty box and do a list of maybe four or five things,” Johnson said. “And if you’re able to check those off at the end of the game, you’ve probably given yourself a pretty good chance to win.”Johnson also reflected on two of his best players, Emily Clark and Annie Pankowski, and what they’ve done beyond the success of the program. Clark has been chosen to help defend Team Canada’s title in the World Cup of Hockey, and Pankowski has been chosen to represent Team USA.But with a national championship still the task at hand, Johnson has been very impressed with the way both Clark and Pankowski have been playing recently.“All of a sudden [Clark’s] feet are a little bit lighter, she is skating a little bit quicker,” Johnson said. “You want your big players to be good right now, and certainly both Emily and Annie have elevated themselves here as we got into the playoffs and got ourselves into a position for the game Friday night.”The Badgers will face the Gophers Friday, March 18 at 6 p.m. in Durham, New Hampshire, available on NCAA.com.last_img read more

Games on tap tonight: Thursday, Nov. 29…

first_img Close Forgot password? Please put in your email: Send me my password! Close message Login This blog post All blog posts Subscribe to this blog post’s comments through… RSS Feed Subscribe via email Subscribe Subscribe to this blog’s comments through… RSS Feed Subscribe via email Subscribe Follow the discussion Comments Logging you in… Close Login to IntenseDebate Or create an account Username or Email: Password: Forgot login? Cancel Login Close WordPress.com Username or Email: Password: Lost your password? Cancel Login Dashboard | Edit profile | Logout Logged in as Admin Options Disable comments for this page Save Settings You are about to flag this comment as being inappropriate. Please explain why you are flagging this comment in the text box below and submit your report. The blog admin will be notified. Thank you for your input. There are no comments posted yet. Be the first one! Post a new comment Enter text right here! Comment as a Guest, or login: Login to IntenseDebate Login to WordPress.com Login to Twitter Go back Tweet this comment Connected as (Logout) Email (optional) Not displayed publicly. Name Email Website (optional) Displayed next to your comments. Not displayed publicly. If you have a website, link to it here. Posting anonymously. Tweet this comment Submit Comment Subscribe to None Replies All new comments Comments by IntenseDebate Enter text right here! Reply as a Guest, or login: Login to IntenseDebate Login to WordPress.com Login to Twitter Go back Tweet this comment Connected as (Logout) Email (optional) Not displayed publicly. Name Email Website (optional) Displayed next to your comments. Not displayed publicly. If you have a website, link to it here. Posting anonymously. Tweet this comment Cancel Submit Comment Subscribe to None Replies All new comments Wellington Middle School basketball: Thurs., Nov. 29 – vs. Augusta.Girls – away, 7A/8B 5 p.m, 7B/8A 6:30 p.m.Boys – home, 8B 4 p.m, 7A 5:15 p.m., 8A 6:30 p.m.last_img read more

Yankees curse out Angel Hernandez after umpire blows key call

first_imgNaturally, Ford wasn’t happy, Yankees manager Aaron Boone wasn’t happy and New York third base coach Phil Nevin really wasn’t happy. Nevin was ejected for arguing balls and strikes. With Citizens Bank Park empty because of COVID-19, everyone heard just how unhappy he and the Bombers were. Foul language ahead:Phil Nevin gets ejected… Leave it to Angel Hernandez to ruin all the fun with a bad call pic.twitter.com/o2rNd8YNDD— Talkin’ Yanks (@TalkinYanks) August 5, 2020″We all know you don’t want to be here anyway,” Nevin told Hernandez as he was walking to the dugout.MORE: Hernandez was bad in a 2019 Yankees gameYES Network broadcasters brought up that Yankees starter J.A. Happ was not getting similar calls during his abbreviated outing. But that’s Hernandez, who has earned a reputation for being one of MLB’s worst umpires. He also has been the center of controversy off the field. He sued MLB in 2017, claiming racial discrimination (he is of Cuban descent) for why he was denied postseason assignments (he later showed why he shouldn’t have been around in the playoffs.)In June, MLB accused him of eavesdropping on a telephone call that was set up to investigate why Hernandez delayed a Red Sox-Rays game 20 minutes over a rules argument. Hernandez’s attorney told The Athletic that Hernandez was invited to take part in the call. Hernandez was not scheduled to work Game 2 of the Yankees-Phillies doubleheader after being behind the plate for the opener. The Yankees were rallying late in Game 1 of their doubleheader in Philadelphia on Wednesday. They were about to bring the tying run to the plate . . . until umpire Angel Hernandez did what he does, which is miss a pitch.Hernandez called Mike Ford out on strikes on a full-count pitch that should have been Ball 4. Had the pitch been called correctly, the Yankees would have had the bases loaded with one out and Miguel Andujar at the plate in an 11-7 game.last_img read more