UNO completed their sweep of Bowling Green tonight with another 4-2 victory. In the 3rd period, Hobey Baker
candidate Scott Parse teamed with linemate Bill (L or "Hot Sauce", your choice) Thomas to score a sweet highlight reel goal that ended up being the deciding score in the game.
Next up for UNO is Northern Michigan in Marquette, Michigan; last month, the Mavs went up to Marquette and swept sending NMU Puckhead Emeritus Mojo into the hospital. Here's hoping for a repeat, except of course that the only heart problems Mojo has is a broken heart...
UNO's loss last week at Western Michigan looks a little better after the Broncos went to Sault Ste. Marie and swept Lake Superior State. But, more and more, it looks like the trend of playing up or down to the perception of the opponent continued last week and to some extent, last night. If that trend holds, UNO should be in good shape; they won't be seeing anybody that UNO could "play down to" from here on out.
The sweep of the Falcons, combined with the Nanooks sweep of Notre Dame boosted UNO's PairWise rating back to a tie for 5th with Michigan State. UNO may have just punched their NCAA tournament bid tonight, though there's still 2 weeks of hockey left to prove it. (And not to mention their seeding...)
And let's go back to the man of the evening: Scott Parse. With his sweet goal in the 3rd, Parse became UNO's all-time leading scorer, passing David Brisson.