9:41 p.m. — Hakstol takes a good risk pulling the goalie – great stops by Schneider through traffic … now Rooney seals it with an empty net shortie with 50 seconds left.
9:38 p.m. — Hakstol calls timeout with 2:03 left and 1:22 left on PP. I’m thinking about the Sioux’s late two-goal rally on BC in the 2001 national final (BC won in OT).
9:36 p.m. — And, to wit, Shegos makes the even up call with 2:41 left.
9:33 p.m. — The WCHA ref, Shepard, let things go late in the other semifinal … the CCHA ref in this game, Matt Shegos, is less inclined to do the same.
9:30 p.m. — T.J. Oshie scores a shortie with 27 seconds left on the PP … great solo effort, roofs a backhander. The St. Louis Blues first-round pick ignites the crowd. … Oh, but now North Dakota takes another penalty. And North Dakota pays 6 seconds into it. Gerbe. What a game.
9:26 p.m. — Ben Smith scores up high for BC — Lamoureux got a piece with his glove. Nice setup by Gerbe. No one picked up Smith on the outside. Now a BC player was just hammered into the boards by Chris Porter. PP for BC … 6:11 left. Everyone still trying to decipher the news on Whitehead’s mother-in-law. See CHN Front page.
8:45 p.m. — BC survives. Shots were 20-7 BC in the second period. We just found out that Tim Whitehead’s mother in law passed away this morning, and he was coaching under that cloud today.
8:41 p.m. — Anther PP for the Sioux – Cory Schneider reminds everyone who is supposed to be the top goalie here. Can BC survive this period?
8:35 p.m. — BC finally finds the net. 3 PPG in the game. Lamoureux had no chance there.
8:34 p.m. — Boyle hits the bar now, then Lamoureux makes a great save. What did they do with the real Lamoureux?
8:31 p.m. — BC’s Andrew Orpik just rung one off the crossbar – now BC going on the PP — 6:33 left in the second.
8:13 p.m. — North Dakota back on top with Toews goal. BC on PP. Pressuring. Lamoureux playing the game of his life in the Sioux net.
7:40 p.m. — Dan Bertram gets a nice goal playing strong in front of the net. Bina had just come out of the box and Bertram just fought him off and got a nice turnaround shot.
7:25 p.m. — Best save so far by Schneider, as PP winds down – but he didn’t know where the rebound went, and just stood in front of the crease as Porter ripped a wrister top shelf.
7:24 p.m. — Dang, what a sequence. Gerbe broke up a 5-on-3 PP, and started a 2-on-1 rush the other way. Boyle jumped up and couldn’t tuck in the backhand. UND comes back and just misses a few nice chances.
7:08 p.m. — We are under way. No shots early. The Sioux fans are out in force.
6:55 p.m. — A ways until game time still. Things are heating up.